Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Entertainment
uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

A flight instructor who has figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired from his job at a flight simulator business for failing to show up to work on time and refusing to dress professionally.

uFly company owner Claudio Teixeira says he fired Mitchell Casado on Wednesday in part for "shaming Canadians" by "dressing like he was 15 years old."

Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR — the great black star who can transcend the sport and prove people of all colors can race.

'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies

Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the play "Paul Robeson" that starred James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, has died in Los Angeles. He was 83.

A family spokesman said Wednesday that Dean died Monday of a heart condition.

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.

Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months

Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

When administered in a timely manner, the reversal drug commonly referred to as narcan can restore breathing to someone experiencing a heroin overdose.

Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans

Artists began picking through an array of stocks, barrels, revolver cylinders, trigger assemblies and other firearm parts spread across the floor of a New Orleans gallery Wednesday to mark the beginning of a project that will turn the weaponry into art.

City officials and artists gathered for the launch of the "Guns in the Hands of Artists" project said they hoped the result will provoke thought and civil discussion about dealing with the gun violence that plagues New Orleans and other cities.

McFadden takes aim at Franken in hockey TV ad

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Al Franken in a hockey-themed cable television ad.

Instead of opening with a soft biography, McFadden's first campaign ad shows a hockey player shooting pucks at a net — and missing — while an announcer faults Franken for his votes on spending, taxes and "Obamacare."

Colorado socialite killed by blunt force to head

A coroner says blunt force injury to the head killed a socialite who was found in her home in a Colorado resort town.

Pitkin County coroner J. Steven Ayers said Wednesday that 57-year-old Nancy Pfister of Aspen was hit with a hard object that had a small, curved shape and had been dead about 36 hours before her body was found on Feb. 26.

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