Bush: Shaving Head Was ‘Right Thing To Do’ – The former president, who lost his own daughter to leukemia decades ago, spoke to his granddaughter, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, about shaving his head in honor of a little boy with leukemia, saying he hoped to bring “a little happiness” to the toddler.
Former President George H. W. Bush made headlines earlier this week when he shaved his head in support of a little boy battling leukemia.
Plague Squirrel Sparks Fears – Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest have been shut down for at least a week after a squirrel was found there infected with plague bacteria, according to Los Angeles County health officials.
While the critters may be cute, county and U.S. Forest Service officials have cautioned there’s nothing adorable about the plague, and have ordered visitors out of sections of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in Wrightwood, Calif., northeast of Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles reported.
The areas have been closed since 1 p.m. on Wednesday, after a single squirrel trapped on July 16 tested positive for the plague. No people are believed to have been infected by the disease, which travels to human beings through bites by infected fleas, according to a health department spokesman.
TSA Seizes Gun-Shaped Heels – With all the hassle of getting through lines and security checkpoints at the airport to begin with, you wouldn’t think anyone would want to delay the process further by doing anything even remotely risky.
But one woman put her wardrobe to the test last week with the TSA. According to the Daily Beast, a woman had her black patent-leather pump shoes taken away from her at LaGuardia airport last week. Why? Because the heels of the shoe were designed to resemble guns. No, the gun shoes weren’t dangerous. But they were indeed a fashion risk gone wrong. So she agreed to take them off and walked through security barefoot. After the incident, the Daily Beast reports that the TSA tweeted a photo of the gun heels with the saying “Also, what not to wear at #LGA checkpoint.”
Liberty Ross Rupert Sanders, Liberty posed on the red carpet Aug. 22 next without her wedding ring, and now a source confirms she’s ‘still processing’ what to do about her marriage. Liberty Ross walked the red carpet on Aug. 22 for the first time since news broke that her husband Rupert Sanders was having an affair with Kristen Stewart. The British model looked stunning in her silky ensemble, however there was one noticeable accessory missing – her wedding ring.
Los Angeles might seem to be the nation’s capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn’t have the worst traffic in the United States.
President Barack Obama faced unlikely challenges in two Southern state primaries Tuesday, though the results won’t pose any threat to his status as the Democratic presidential nominee, and both states are expected to vote solidly Republican in November’s general election.