Daily Archive: July 7, 2013



Avery*Sunshine set for Essence Festival debut

Avery Sunshine visits the pressroom on Day 2 of the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP) by Chevel Johnson Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Avery(asterisk)Sunshine may be a new voice to some, but the 38-year-old Atlanta artist hopes more fans will be saying her name after her debut performance Saturday at the Essence Festival.



Furries attempt to set Guinness World Record at annual Anthrocon convention

A few of the participants in the annual Anthrocon convention wave to other enthusiasts as they parade through Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center after they posed for a photograph in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record with the number of individuals gathered at one time in what they call full firsuit attire on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Convention organizers said they had an unofficial count of 1300 in the group. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)



Apparently this matters: Actual music videos on MTV

by Jarrett Bellini (CNN) — Children of the ’80s and ’90s fondly remember a time when MTV actually played music videos. It was an era filled with art and glory and rebellion, and our parents were convinced this devil channel would surely encourage us to snort drugs and murder puppies and alter our report cards so that a D in math looked like a B.



Review: Jay-Z treads familiar ground on 12th album

In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in New York. The rapper released his 12th album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” three days early on July 4, through a deal with Samsung. The album is officially out Sunday and features Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Timbaland. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music Writer Jay-Z, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) Kanye didn’t care about satisfying radio with his latest album. Neither does Jay-Z.



Meyer: Hernandez murder charge not Florida related

In this Nov. 13, 2010, file photo, then-Florida coach Urban Meyer glances at the scoreboard during his team’s NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is “wrong and irresponsible” to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez. In texts to The Columbus Dispatch and The Gainesville Sun on Saturday, Meyer said there was no cover-up of drug tests during Hernandez’s time at Florida. Meyer coached Florida from 2005 to 2010.



5 new features that could be on your next car

This photo provided by TRW Automotive shows a radar and camera systems that warn you, with beeping sounds, of a possible front-end crash is highlighted. The systems are the outgrowth of adaptive cruise control, which came out 15 years ago and helps keep cars a safe distance from vehicles in front of them. (AP Photo/TRW Automotive) by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom KrisherAP Auto Writers DETROIT (AP) — Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel. Technology that saves lives — and fuel — is getting better and cheaper. That means it’s no longer confined to luxury brands like Mercedes and Volvo. It’s showing up in mainstream vehicles like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Fusion.



Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

In this undated photo posted on Instagram, George Zimmerman defense attorney Don West, right, eats ice cream with his daughters. Prosecutors have asked a judge in the George Zimmerman trial to conduct an inquiry into the Instagram photo, but the lawyer said Tuesday, July 2, 2013, that it was unrelated to testimony in the case. Social media has become inextricably tied to daily life, a fact reflected by its presence in Zimmerman’s murder trial. The trial is a top trend almost daily, with thousands of people tweeting their thoughts with the hashtag #ZimmermanTrial. (AP Photo, File) by Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn’t arrested for weeks — a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman’s trial both inside and outside the courtroom.



Survivor could see runway through hole in tail

This frame grab from video provided by KTVU shows the scene after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/KTVU) by Jason Dearen and Joan Lowey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been.