October 4th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

Letterman, CBS sign 'Late Show' through 2015

David Letterman will remain on late-night TV at least through 2015, CBS announced Friday.

Letterman characteristically cracked wise about his new deal with CBS President and CEO Les Moonves.

"Les and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground," Letterman said in a CBS news release.

Letterman debuted his late-night show on NBC on February 1, 1982, making comical top 10 lists and "stupid pet tricks" part of pop culture.

He moved to CBS and "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Aug 30, 1993.

Post by:
Filed under: Entertainment
Warrant issued for rapper Gucci Mane
March 24th, 2013
12:11 AM ET

Warrant issued for rapper Gucci Mane

Atlanta police have issued an arrest warrant for rapper Gucci Mane who allegedly struck a man on the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.

The man told police he tried to begin a conversation with the rapper at the Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge club when he was "suddenly struck."

FULL STORY
Post by:
Filed under: Crime • U.S.
March 16th, 2013
03:03 PM ET

2 injured in Miami air balloon crash

Two people - among them, pro football player Donte Stallworth - were hospitalized Saturday after the hot air balloon they were riding in crashed into power lines in Miami, police said. A third person in the balloon was not injured.

Stallworth suffered severe burns and is in stable condition at Miami's Kendall Regional Medical Center, said his attorney, Christopher Lyons. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed Stallworth was injured but said he "will be fine."

FULL STORY
February 7th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Blizzard warnings issued for Boston, New York City

  • Two significant storm systems expected to converge overnight across the Northeast, create what could be a historic blizzard
  • Boston could get up to 3 feet of snow from Friday to Saturday; New York City could get up to 3 feet
  • Read below for updates as we get them; full story here

[Updated at 8:04 p.m. ET] Nearly 3,000 flights have now been canceled in anticipation of the inclement weather, most of which is expected late Friday into Saturday.

Amtrak also has canceled many trips in the Northeast corridor. The rail transit company said on its website that northbound service from New York's Penn Station would be suspended after 1 p.m Friday.

[Updated at 6:51 p.m. ET] Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says utility companies there are bringing additional crews from out of state to deal with potential power outages. Metro-North rail lines could also be closed at any time should winds exceed 40 mph.

FULL POST

FULL STORY
Hazing victim’s parents not interested in FAMU’s $300K offer, lawyer says
Florida A&M University student and band member Robert Champion Jr., 26, died in November 2011.
November 8th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Hazing victim’s parents not interested in FAMU’s $300K offer, lawyer says

Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 the maximum it says it can offer without state legislative action as a settlement to the family of Robert Champion Jr., the drum major who died after a hazing ritual last year, a university attorney said Thursday.

But the family’s attorney, Chris Chestnut, said that the offer is an insult, and that the family will not consider it.

FULL POST