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Flight delayed, executive resigns over bags of nuts

A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman’s daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline, ordered a senior crew member off the plane. The crime? Allowing her and other passengers in the pointy end of the aircraft to be served bagged macadamia nuts instead of nuts on a plate.

 
Police release photos in beating death where rock was used

Photographs of two people who are sought in connection with the death of a 51-year-old man whose body was found Saturday evening behind a Green Valley Grocery were released Tuesday by Las Vegas police.

 
New iris scanners tout quick trip through McCarran security

Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.

 
Obama ‘takes a shot’ as host on ‘The Colbert Report’

President Barack Obama slipped into the role of late night talk show host on Monday, nudging Stephen Colbert away from his perch during an appearance on the comedian’s satirical program and poking fun at himself in the process.

 
Joaquin Phoenix admits ‘engagement’ was hoax

Chalk up another oddball appearance with David Letterman for actor Joaquin Phoenix, who announced his “engagement” on the CBS late-night host’s talk show only to say hours later on Tuesday that it was a joke.

 
Teen girl dies after being set on fire

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office are seeking phone records and witnesses to find out who fatally lit a teenage girl on fire.

 
Panthers QB Newton hospitalized after car accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was hospitalized in fair condition with two transverse process fractures in his lower back and no further internal injuries after he was involved in an auto accident on Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C.

 
Top 10 most talked-about topics on Facebook in 2014

Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who committed suicide in August, was the third-most discussed topic overall in the U.S., after the global Ebola virus outbreak and the “ice bucket challenge” viral-video phenomenon in support of ALS research, according to Facebook.

 
Health care consultant sorry for voter stupidity remarks

Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for remarks in which he referred to “the stupidity of the American voter” and told a congressional committee that President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law was not passed in a deceptive manner.

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