Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading →
A crash was caught on video Saturday during Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah when a cyclist t-boned a Porsche acting as a follow along vehicle. The accident happened on a steep descent in the Utah mountain range, Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The rider, from the team MTN-QHUBEKA, collided with a support vehicle who at the time was playing the role of road hog.
The cyclist, Aaron Cengiz was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was alert and talking. He is listed in stable condition. Continue reading →
Tony Bennett has canceled his long awaited show with Lady Gaga planned for Royal Albert Hall today after reportedly falling ill.
Bennett, 88, has been on a whirlwind tour with the “Poker Face” singer performing the classics to support their collaboration album.
“Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London,” a statement from Bennett’s rep reads. Continue reading →
Via Vice: Last March, John Wall met and became friends with Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a six-year-old girl with Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
After a post about Miyah popped up on his Facebook feed he got to know her and her family, kept in touch with Miyah via Facetime, and even helped her meet Nick Minaj.
Miyah passed away this morning and Wall was incredibly emotional after the Wizards’ double overtime win and broke down in tears as he spoke about Miyah at the end of this very brief post-game interview. Continue reading →
U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being quarantined in Vicenza, Italy so they can be tested for the Ebola virus.
There are at least 11 soldiers in isolation.
The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains