Investigators say they’re now convinced Malaysian Airlines flight 370 crashed in the southern area of the Indian Ocean, and that there weren’t any survivors. They reached this conclusion based on satellite date from a British satellite company and accident investigators. The airline is coming under fire for telling victims’ families of this decision by text message. However, the airline said they only had a short amount of time and wanted to make sure the families heard the news before the media and world did.
There was a shooting late last night at a naval station in Virginia. A sailor and a civilian were both shot and killed at Naval Station Norfolk. We’re not getting a lot of details yet, but the civilian suspect was shot and killed by Navy Security.
Four New York men are charged with reckless endangerment after they allegedly base jumped off the World Trade Center back on September 30th. They even videotaped it on a helmet cam. One of the jumpers said his only regret is getting caught.
The deathtoll from Saturday’s mudslide in Washington State has grown to 14. On Sunday, 18 people were missing. Today, the number is 176, but officials said that those will not all be fatalities. The landslide covers one square mile and is 40 feet thick in some places.
Apple and Comcast are reportedly in talks to work on a streaming TV service that would use an Apple TV device in conjunction with Comcast to improve video quality without buffering. Netflix is being left out in the cold on this. Apple is reportedly going to unveil their new TV device in April.
And that snow globe from your last vacation can maim. An estimated 15,000 people are injured each year by knickknacks, vases and urns. The problem: you reach to dust it and everything comes crashing down on you.
And a new study from Staples found that you’re not doing anyone any favors when you show up sick to work. 90% of office workers went to work sick in 2012 and were only 60% as productive. You also make your coworkers sick, and then they hate you.
And if you text and drive, you could be publicly shamed on a giant billboard. A guy in San Francisco takes pictures of people he sees texting and driving, and then posts them on his website TWIT Spotting (Texting While in Traffic). And he has rented eleven billboards where he displays these pics. His website, if you’re interested, is twitspotting.com. By the way, April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.
And a terrifying clown is wandering the streets of Staten Island and scaring the hell out of people. You may have heard of the Northampton clown, that was doing the same thing in a small British town. Welp, he’s crossed the pond, and Staten Islanders are not happy. The clown just stands there, waving or carrying balloons. There’s a rumbling that it might be a viral marketing campaign for a horror movie.