Plane forced to make emergency landing after passenger lights up
An unruly pot-smoking passenger forced an American Airlines plane into an emergency landing Friday night when he tried to light a doobie in the cabin.
The flight from Arizona to Minnesota was diverted to Colorado at around 6:30 p.m. when the man began to behave aggressively and punched another passenger, TMZ reported.
Denver cops detained the passenger, but determined he was suffering medical issues and did not press charges.
Firefighters battle fire at 12-story Midtown building
Firefighters battled a blaze in Manhattan Sunday morning that sent smoke billowing from the top of the 12-story Midtown building.
The fire at 145 W. 45th Street started around 7:45 a.m. in the ductwork of the building, according to the FDNY.
Videos posted to social media show a plume of smoke billowing from the roof of the building.
No injuries were reported and firefighters were still on scene as of 8 a.m.
Jeffrey Epstein’s fortune has passed from Deutsche Bank to Toronto-Dominion Bank
When Deutsche Bank severed ties with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein earlier this year, the Canadian lender “TD” stepped in to take his money, Bloomberg reported.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank accepted Epstein’s money as Deutsche Bank closed his accounts over several months this year, the news service reported.
Deutsche Bank had itself taken over the accounts from Epstein’s prior bank, JPMorgan Chase, which ended its long relationship with the multimillionaire after his first arrest in 2008.
These two Great British Bake Off contestants are reportedly dating
‘And since filming finished they have been spending more time together — including a few dates.
‘I’ve been overwhelmed with the support I received for winning star baker last week, and very thankful for all the messages of congratulations, so thank you! ❤️⭐️
Transportation worker caught driving without any valid papers: cops
A New York City employee was arrested Saturday night after getting caught driving in Staten Island without any of the valid paperwork required to operate a vehicle.
Ironically, he works a low-level job with the city’s Department of Transportation.
Roberto Labita, 50, who earned $18,258 last year for his city job, was busted while off duty in the St. George neighborhood.
Police said he had a suspended registration, no drivers license, no inspection certificate, and no insurance.
Brooklyn hit-and-run leaves man in critical condition: cops
A 47-year-old man was critical Sunday morning after being struck in a hit-and-run in Brooklyn, cops said.
The man was hit by a westbound black Nissan SUV around 3:40 a.m. at Conduit Boulevard and Crescent Street in Cypress Hills, according to the NYPD.
The SUV did not stop, cops said.
EMS rushed the 47-year-old to Brookdale Hospital, where he was in critical condition with head trauma Sunday morning, according to authorities.
All the Stars We've Said Farewell to in 2019
It certainly hasn’t been easy to say goodbye to so many greats this year. From Hollywood veterans like Carol Channing, Luke Perry, Peter Fonda, and director John Singleton to cultural luminaries like Karl Lagerfeld and Toni Morrison, we’re paying our respects to the stars we’ve sadly lost in 2019.
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Antonio Brown says he’s through with the NFL
Embattled football star Antonio Brown went on a Twitter rant on Sunday, saying he is through with the NFL after he was cut by the New England Patriots amidst multiple sexual assault allegations.
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“Will not be playing in the @NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the @NFLPA hold them accountable sad they can just void guarantees anytime going on 40m 2 months will see if they pay up !” Brown tweeted.
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Patriots’ James White out vs. Jets due to expected child birth
The Patriots will have one fewer offensive weapon against the Jets.
Running back James White will miss Sunday’s game because his wife is expected to give birth, according to ESPN.
White, 27, plays a key role in the Patriots’ offense as a reliable pass-catching back for Tom Brady. Through two games, White has eight catches for 75 yards and a touchdown along with seven rushes for 36 yards.
Last season, White posted career-highs with 87 catches, 751 yards receiving and seven touchdowns along with 94 rushes for 425 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun becomes Fashion Week favorite
Nicholas Braun — who plays hapless Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession” — was an unlikely fave at New York Fashion Week.
Spies said that fashionistas were freaking at a Rag & Bone show when Braun was spotted in the front row.
Braun recalled to the Hollywood Reporter that while shooting the show in London, co-star Kieran Culkin said, “ ‘I’m going to get a suit made on Savile Row.’ We went there, and it [cost] 2,000 pounds and I was like, ‘All right; next season.’ ”