People Magazine reports after six years of marriage the Hollywood couple are divorcing.
Cruise, who is 49 and was previously married to Nicole Kidman, married the 33 year old Holmes in 2006 and have one daughter together named Suri.
Katie Holmes’s attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, tells the magazine, “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”
Canadian authorities are considering charging a youth hockey coach who was caught on video apparently tripping a 13-year-old player in the handshake line at a recent game in Vancouver.
The boy broke a wrist in the fall on the ice, according to Canada.com. Coach Martin Tremblay has been suspended from the Vancouver Minor Hockey Association after the incident on Saturday, June 23, Canada.com reports.
Mounties are reportedly recommending a charge of assault against Tremblay, who also faces a league disciplinary hearing.
Amateur video of the game began going viral on Thursday. The footage appears to show Tremblay, coach of the Hornets in the UBC youth spring recreational league, tripping the player after the team’s 5-4 win against the Richmond Steel team.
One parent told Canada.com that the apparent tension between the coach and the player began earlier during the game.
Five-year-old Ori Wright is a kid who loves fire trucks and wants to be a fireman someday. According to 3TV Phoenix, he’s battling childhood leukemia and has recently had a relapse. He’s often in chemotherapy and gets to go to fire stations only on good weeks.
In response, Phoenix-area firefighters are asking people around the world to send photos of their local fire trucks and firefighters for Ori.
Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, United Phoenix Firefighters built Ori a fire station-themed tree house. And they went beyond that by giving him his own, real fire helmet and reaching out to others via their Facebook page.
In a Facebook message today, the firefighters said their goal is to be able to “wallpaper Ori’s room … with all these cool photos.”
Follow this link to the firefighters’ Facebook page to add your photos.
Here’s the original story from 3TV, with a shy Ori only lighting up when he sees his new helmet:
Good news, amateur mixologists: Coke already contains alcohol! Bad news: You’ll need to consume thousands of cans to get drunk.
According to a French study being published in the consumer magazine “60 Millions de Consommateurs,” many colas contain trace amounts of alcohol. About half of all colas, including Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, and Pepsi, have “less than 10 mg of ethanol per liter, or 0.001 percent.”
The alcohol may come from the natural food-making process, as Coke’s web site states under its “Products and packaging rumors” section: “Trace levels of alcohol can occur naturally in many foods and beverages. Governments and religious organizations have recognized that such minute levels are considered acceptable in nonalcoholic foods and beverages.”
But Coke has long protected its secret formula, and in 2011, radio show “This American Life” did a segment claiming the formula once contained alcohol. The show published an Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo from 1979 that apparently showed the original formula of Coke inventor John Pemberton. He lists alcohol as one of the main ingredients of “7x,” Coke’s secret flavor.
Soda’s sugar levels are not under dispute. The French study reminds us that most colas contain the equivalent of several sugar cubes. So if you’re picking a poison, that’s probably it.
On Nov. 3, 1948, a triumphant Harry S. Truman celebrated his re-election as president the day before by holding up for the world to see a Chicago Tribune newspaper wrongly heralding the victory of his opponent, New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
The image became an iconic warning about the perils of getting it wrong in the news business. In the age of online news, errors can be corrected within minutes, as they were Thursday when both CNN and Fox News erroneously splashed banners on their web sites declaring that President Obama’s healthcare reform initiative had been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the Twitter version of Dewey defeating Truman, CNN was the first to report the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday on the Affordable Healthcare Act, only to report the exact opposite of what had actually happened.
CNN reported on its breaking news Twitter feed, seconds after the 10 a.m. ruling was issued, that the individual mandate at the heart of Obamacare had been overturned.
It turned out, though, that the folks at CNN had only read the first page of the ruling. Had they read further, they would have gotten to the point where the majority wrote that the mandate WAS constitutional as a tax, and that — as other media outlets reported almost immediately — the act was in fact held up by the court.
The home page of CNN.com had a banner headline telling readers the mandate had been struck down, and anchor Wolf Blitzer ran on the air with reports from a CNN reporter and producer in the field that the mandate had been overturned.
As the New York Times points out, it wasn’t until more than five minutes later that CNN backed off that reporting and said on the air and online only that the court was considering the measure.
Several minutes after that, they fully reversed course and reported the mandate and the rest of the law had been upheld.
Fox News wasn’t much better, initially reporting in its live TV broadcast that the mandate had been overturned, only to quickly backtrack.
The botched breaking news coverage caused a frenzy on Twitter as news outlets reported the news and users throughout the country hammered CNN for its mistake:
We’ve seen it coming for years, but we might have to finally face the facts that the United States may not be top dog globally anymore.
MSNBC, with NBC News colleagues around the world, collected thoughts of what America means to our fellow nations. The results weren’t exactly favorable, especially in the Middle East.
But is that surprising?
“America means war,” says Afghanistan resident Mohammad Ashraf Shahidi, “America means blood, America means someone who sucks out the public’s blood and keeps them in poor conditions in order to be dominant.”
Recent attention to the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan doesn’t help our country’s case and many believe America is a violator of human rights.
And there are other nations challenging our position as the world’s economic leader — China in particular.
A recent study by Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project reveals China’s rise to the top. Unfortunately, on top of all that, is the widespread perception that the U.S. tends to act unilaterally and is inconsiderate of other countries.
Our reputation is not completely lost though. Many global attitudes still see America as a champion of freedom, innovation and passion — characteristics we’ve always valued.
“America is on TV all the time,” South African Lesego Seitisho says, “and when the TV is off and America is still switched on in your mind, you see it’s like the land of the free… people live freely.”
As Independence Day looms around the corner, what does America mean to you?
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