Ian Hannay

1,710 Flips | 2 Magazines | 732 Likes | 335 Followers | @IanHannay2015 | Just What I Like

He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say

The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, …

Crime

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

Parkland survivors slam Trump's tweet about the Texas school shooting

The United States experienced yet another tragic school shooting on Friday morning, after someone opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, …

Donald Trump

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

'Freeing the elderly to choose their own death': David Goodall, 104, has no doubts day before assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian scientist who flew to Switzerland this week to die in an assisted-suicide facility says he has no doubts about going through with his plan on Thursday and hopes his case will draw attention to the issue of aging and dying.<p>"My abilities and eyesight are …

Assisted Suicide

The NRA Called Out a Dallas Restaurant for Its Message About Gun Control

It's Brunch O'Clock In America's gun debate.<p>One of the less dispiriting byproducts of our country’s woefully casual gun laws is that at least they give the National Rifle Association plenty of hilarious opportunities to shoot itself in the foot.<p>This weekend, as 80,000 gun and grievance enthusiasts …

Guns

96-Year-Old Secretary Quietly Amasses Fortune, Then Donates $8.2 Million

Even by the dizzying standards of New York City philanthropy, a recent $6.24 million donation to the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side was a whopper — the largest single gift from an individual to the social service group in its 125-year history.<p>It was not donated by some billionaire …

Great Depression

LeBron James' game-winner against Raptors leaves NBA world in awe

LeBron James added to his lengthy NBA playoff resume on Saturday night, hitting a buzzer-beating game-winner on an off-the-glass runner to give his Cleveland Cavaliers a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors.<p>The collective basketball world was, once again, in awe.<p>It was James' second …

Basketball

NFL keeps eyes on Johnny Manziel at Spring League game

AUSTIN, Texas – If Johnny Manziel’s return to football was anything Saturday night, it was very cold, very sparsely attended (by his standards, …

Kim Jong Un became a regional power overnight by saying a single, meaningless word to Trump

When President Donald Trump accepted the offer to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a move taken without consulting the State Department, he made Kim into the most wanted man in Asia.<p>This move, ultimately, could be the US's undoing in the Pacific.<p>Since then, China has buried considerable …

North Korea

Texas man who allegedly had weapons stockpile in Boston-area hotel says he was on a classified mission

A Texas man who was arrested Sunday after police said they found a weapons stockpile that included an AK-47, AR-15 and bump stock in his hotel room told investigators that he was on a classified government mission, The Lowell Sun reported.<p>Francho S. Bradley, 59, and Adrianne D. Jennings, 40, were …

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Shirtless 6-foot-6 Rob Gronkowski dances on 7-foot-1 Shaq's shoulders at EDM event

Gronk sure knows how to have fun, over 13 1/2 feet of it in this case<p>Summer won't officially begin for a few more months, but the Summer of Gronk has …

NFL

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 5 years — here's what you have to look forward to

Walt Disney Studios made a major update to its theatrical schedule in March ahead of its annual shareholder's meeting.<p>The company outlined its movie schedule through 2023 where it announced dates for a mix of live-action films, Marvel superheroes, sequels, and many more trips to a galaxy far, far …

Walt Disney Company

World's largest collection of ocean garbage is twice the size of Texas

The world's largest collection of ocean garbage is growing.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic, floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to more than 600,000 square miles, a study published Thursday found. That's twice the size of Texas.<p>Winds and …

Pollution

Reuters photographed 17 Russians voting multiple times in the presidential election — check out the crazy photos

Ludmila Sklyarevskaya, a Russian hospital administrator, voted on Sunday in an election that gave Vladimir Putin another term as Russia's president.<p>Then she went to another polling station and voted again, according to Reuters reporters who witnessed her movements.<p>Sklyarevskaya, who denied any …

As wind and cold sealed his eyelids, Iditarod racer lost in blizzard feared the worst

Professional proximity tidies up any rosy misconceptions about death. Jim Lanier was a pathologist, Scott Janssen a funeral home owner. When the two were trapped last week in a subzero blizzard in the Alaskan wilderness, they realized, as the hours stacked up and the wind screamed, that at a …

Pets

Toys R Us tells workers it will liquidate and sell or close all stores

Toys R Us told employees Wednesday that it is planning to sell or close all of its U.S. stores, and that it will file liquidation papers this evening in advance of a court hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon.<p>The company confirmed a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report that Chief Executive Dave Brandon …

Toys "R" Us

Dodgers rookies put on an epic cowboy-themed fashion show

Christian McCaffrey 911 Call After Hiking Accident Released

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey made a 911 call when he, his brother and a friend saw a 72-year-old man fall off a cliff to a rock 12 feet below while hiking in Castle Rock, Colorado.<p>TMZ Sports obtained the call.<p>The audio underscores the seriousness of the situation with the …

Football (U.S.)

Josh Rosen gets a taste of what outspoken black athletes experience all the time

The UCLA quarterback makes some people in the NFL uncomfortable because he appears to be perfectly comfortable being himself<p>One of the more dramatic …

North Carolina police officer faces charges after beating, choking and tasing suspected jaywalker

<b>(CNN) —</b> A western North Carolina police officer who resigned after a body camera video shows him hitting and using a Taser on a man suspected of jaywalking will face preliminary charges of assault, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.<p>Senior Police Officer Christopher …

Justice

Teenagers Defeat Trump’s Move to Kill Climate Change Lawsuit

A group of 21 youths who accuse the U.S. government of failing for decades to properly address climate change defeated the Trump administration’s …

Judiciary

Oldest message in a bottle found on Australian beach

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman from Australia has found the world's oldest known message in a bottle nearly 132 years after it was thrown into the sea, experts say.<p>Tonya Illman discovered the bottle half-buried in the sand on a beach in Western Australia, just north of Wedge Island, 180 kilometers (112 miles) …

Western Australia

A Doctor Explains Why This Weightlifter's Nose Gushed Blood Like a Fountain

The poor guy didn't even win.<p>Spilling “blood, sweat, and tears” is not just a common idiom for hard work. It’s nearly literally what happened to …

Florida school shooting victim files legal notice to sue local government

(Reuters) - A lawyer for a student wounded in February's mass shooting at a Florida high school on Monday filed a legal notice of intent to sue the county sheriff's office and the school district for failing to protect the students.<p>The lawsuit would be the first for the shooting at Marjory Stoneman …

Florida School Shooting

Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

Dayanna Volitich suggests Muslims be eradicated from the earth, believes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories ... and teaches middle school social studies.<p><b>UPDATE ―</b> March 4: Dayanna Volitich has been “removed from the classroom,” Citrus County School District Superintendent Sandra Himmel announced …

Social Media

Seventh-Grader Who Killed Himself in School Bathroom Planned to Shoot Others, Police Say

A seventh-grader who shot and killed himself inside an Ohio middle school restroom last week was planning to shoot others at the school before …