Daily Archive: August 19, 2013

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National

CHP: Deadly limo fire due to mechanical problems

This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman, File) by Martha MendozaAssociated Press Writer REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A mechanical problem is to blame for igniting a limousine fire that killed five nurses who were trapped in the back, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

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National

Four ways to beat ‘The Man’

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gestures during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. (AP Photo/File) by John Blake (CNN) — Nan Grogan Orrock defied her family’s wishes by sneaking away to join the 1963 March on Washington. But don’t ask her about Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. She doesn’t remember it.

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Entertainment

‘Grey’s’ creator opens up on Sandra Oh’s exit

Sandra Oh (CNN Photo/Tim Hart) by Breeanna Hare (CNN)-We’ve winced with “Grey’s Anatomy’s” past departures, but this one really hurts. Shonda Rhimes has confirmed that Sandra Oh, the actress who’s embodied Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC’s endless medical drama since its 2005 debut, is leaving the series at the end of its 10th season.

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People

No charge for Kanye West in LAX paparazzi scuffle

In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Kanye West performs during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West won’t face felony charges after being accused of attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. But he’s not completely off the hook.

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National

Police: Arrest after bound woman found in Philly home

This is an undated photo released by the Philadelphia Police Department of Regina Bennett. Police say Bennett is facing charges following the discovery of a woman found tied to a bed in the basement of a north Philadelphia home. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The discovery of a woman tied to a bed inside a Philadelphia home, suffering from sores and living in “unsuitable conditions,” prompted kidnapping and other charges Sunday against another woman, police said.

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National

Will the Senate change Cory Booker?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (CNN Photo) by Dan Merica WASHINGTON (CNN) — Cory Booker already had a national identity before he decided to run for senator. The media-savvy, tweet-happy mayor from Newark — who easily won the New Jersey Democratic primary for Senate last Tuesday — has been known for his man-of-the-people streak, charismatic presence and social media intensity, or as some say, fixation.

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National

Reggie Love: Obama played cards on day Bin Laden was killed

Reggie Love, President Obama’s former personal assistant walking away from M1 on return for Beltsville, MD. (CNN Photo/Emily Schultze) (CNN) — A famous photo shows President Barack Obama hunkered down in the Situation Room in May 2011 with his national security team as U.S. Navy SEALS carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. But his former body man Reggie Love said in an interview posted online Wednesday that Obama also played cards to distract himself during the day-long ordeal.