Television anchors were forced to flee for safety in the middle of a live broadcast Sunday as a huge tornado tore through downtown Wichita.
The staff of the NBC affiliate KSN spent two hours covering the storm before they were forced to flee at 4:15 p.m.
“It appears that it is time for all of us to get to shelter,” a man says, from off camera. “Get to shelter right now! Everybody ... let’s go!”
The studio narrowly escaped the storm's wrath, as it lifted just as it neared KSN's doors.
Sunday's tornadoes killed two people and injured 21 in Oklahoma, but no one was killed in Kansas as the worst of the storm missed the most populated parts of the city.
Have you ever wondered why orange juice tastes so gross right after you brush your teeth? The American Chemical Society answers that sensory mystery in this installment of its award-winning "Bytesize Science" video series.
People have 10,000 individual taste buds, each consisting of scores of receptor cells that respond to basic tastes sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. This short animation shows how sodium lauryl sulfate, the detergent added to toothpaste to create suds, turns sweet orange juice into something bitter.
Christian Bale was spotted at LAX on Sunday sporting a "bald" new look and packing a few extra pounds.
According to the New York Daily News, the Academy Award winning actor is known for his "extreme appearance changes" for his roles and this is probably one of them.
Bale was reportedly returning to Los Angeles with his family after spending a few weeks in New York working on his upcoming film "American Hustle" where he co-stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams.
For photos of Bale to look visit the NYDailyNews.
A 1967 Ford Mustang that appeared alongside Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie in "Gone in Sixty Seconds" was sold last week for $1 million.
Fox News reports Eleanor was sold during the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis.
The car was reportedly driven by Cage during one of the final scenes of the movie. According to Fox, 11 Eleanors were created especially for the film but only three of them were working cars.
Eleanor was based on a 1967 Mustang. It's main features include "centrally-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares, and unique hood and trunk. Power came from a 351 Ford V-8 crate engine, rated at 400 horsepower."
No details were revealed about the auction's winner, but included in the sale certificate was the car's authenticity certificate along with a special plaque featuring the vehicle's VIN.
Here's a scene from the movie featuring Eleanor.
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Activists took matters into their own hands to apprehend an alleged sexual predator in Pueblo, Colo., after they say police failed to warn residents he had been preying on local children.
Members of the American Indian Movement banded together Sunday afternoon to patrol for a man they suspect committed two separate sexual acts involving children, the Pueblo Chieftain reported.
AIM member Alex Pacheco described the moments after the group got word a man matching the suspect's description had been spotted.
"I started running after him and finally caught up to him at about Eighth and Troy," Pacheco said. "There was a group of about five or six of us and we kept him there until police arrived."
The AIM members chased the suspect down, pelted him with rocks and punched him in the face, police Capt. Tom Rummel said.
Police whisked the 54-year-old man away to the station, but Sgt. Eric Gonzales said he was released after an investigation failed to turn up sufficient evidence against him.
One man, Radolpho Balles, was arrested when he became belligerent with police.
The incidents in question involve one with the sexual assault of a girl in her home and another of a man of a matching description exposing himself to another child.
“We went through the right channels in contacting the police but there hasn’t been much response,” Pacheco said, explaining why he felt pushed to pursue the suspect. “We can’t wait around any longer without doing something. These are children that this man is after and we can’t let any more children get hurt by him.”
A class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court claims a Wolfgang Puck catering company was withholding tips from its service staff, reports the New York Post.
The company is contracted with events giant Live Nation to provide drinks and snacks for performances by artists like Green Day and Lana Del Rey and private functions for Google and Rolling Stone magazine.
The catering company was allegedly charging venues like the Gramercy Theater with a 22 percent service fee, and then denying its bartenders and servers tips, according to the suit.
Attorney Orin Kurtz said all Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events employees who worked private functions going back to 2008 are owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid gratuity.
“Any charge for ‘service’ or ‘food service,’ is a charge purported to be a gratuity and therefore must be paid over to service employees,” the complaint states. Charging clients for service and failing to pass along the fee to servers violates state and federal law.
When Kristin Noriega, named in the suit, asked a Live Nation promoter about the unpaid tips, the promoter suggested that Puck charge more money in order to fairly compensate servers and bartenders. Noriega further claims she was yelled at by a supervisor for the inquiry.
She was “told that if she inquired any further about Defendants’ violations of the labor laws she would be fired.”
The Austrian-born celebrity chef is reportedly worth $20 million, and his food empire is only surpassed by Rachel Ray and Gordon Ramsey.
In 2011, Puck sister company Restaurant Associates was involved in a federal class action suit for keeping tips from employees who worked the US Open tennis championships in Queens.
Five people died Monday in a bank robbery gone wrong in southern Israel.
According to The Daily Mail the assault took place at the Bank Hapoalim in the southern city of Beersheba. The two robbers reportedly opened fire in the bank killing four people and injuring many more.
One of the robbers was apprehended by police during the standoff while the other remained inside the bank with a hostage. He eventually shot himself dead.
Israeli media reported that three bank employees and a customer were among the dead. At least three other people were injured, with one in critical condition.
According to the Mail, bank robberies are rare in Israel.
For pictures of authorities rescuing the hostages visit The Daily Mail.
Hayden Panettiere once again denied rumors that she's engaged to her Ukranian boxer boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko, while walking the Billboard Music Awards red carpet on Sunday.
According to E! news when asked whether or not she's engaged the "Nashville" star held her hand up and said: "No ring."
Panettiere and Klitschko got back together in January after breaking up in 2011 following a two-year relationship. Ever since the couple reconciled there have been multiple rumors regarding their engagement.
The 23 year old actress also made use of the occasion to dismiss rumors regarding a live Nashville tour claiming there is virtually no time for the team to do live performances.
Former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, is being held on $60 million bail after allegedly raping two women at gunpoint and assaulting another.
DeCoatsworth, was once hailed as a hero, receiving an invitation to President Obama's first congressional address in 2009, where he was seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama. DeCoatsworth had been shot in the face, but managed to chase the suspect and radio in information that lead to the man's apprehension.
DeCoatsworth allegedly met a woman at a Philadelphia bar about two weeks ago, then forced her into prostitution at a nearby Days Inn. Last week, DeCoatsworth forced that woman and a second woman, both in their 20s, to use drugs and perform oral sex on him at gunpoint, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia.
Police raided DeCoatsworth’s house and reportedly confiscated drugs and guns from the home.
According to court documents, bail was set at $25 million for each of the alleged victims. Another $10 million bail was set in a separate domestic violence case, in which police say he assaulted his live-in girlfriend on May 9.
The $60 million bail is reportedly one of the highest set in Philadelphia history. DeCoatsworth faces more than 32 charges in all three cases, including rape, sexual assault and making terroristic threats.
After the 2007 incident, he was also honored by his peers as a Top Cop in 2008. In April of 2009, DeCoatsworth was involved in a shooting when police say he was jumped and attacked by a man while dispersing a crowd. During the struggle, sources say DeCoatsworth’s gun went off and hit the suspect who ran. Another officer responding to the scene shot the suspect dead, according to sources.
In September of 2009 DeCoatsworth and another officer stopped a man on a motorcycle. When another man got on the motorcycle, the officers opened fire. Local witnesses claimed the two suspects did nothing wrong and that DeCoatsworth and the other officer acted recklessly, shooting while children were nearby.
In November of 2011, Internal Affairs investigated an alleged scuffle between DeCoatsworth and another officer. DeCoatsworth reportedly had nine citizen complaints accusing him of assault, abuse and misconduct. DeCoatsworth retired from the Philadelphia Police force on disability in December of 2011.
The season finale of Saturday Night Live said goodbye to two long-time cast members, the latest -- and perhaps not the last -- in a series of departures of the show's veteran players.
While the show has seen plenty of turnover in its 38-year run, the confluence of Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen taking their final bows, with Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg doing the same last season and Jason Sudeikis rumored to be jumping ship as well, SNL looks to be facing something of a casting crisis.
But is the change such a bad thing?
Andrew Wallenstein, the digital editor-in-chief at Variety, says this kind of exodus has had a positive effect on the show in the past.
"The prospect of losing at least four prominent cast members before 2013-14 might seem dire," Wallenstein writes, "but students of “SNL” history will note that past mass cast defections tend to be like forest fires: While the damage done is seemingly devastating, it actually has a counterintuitively restorative effect, clearing the way for future growth. And what’s more, the seeds for the next generation of SNL already seem to be sprouting in the current cast."
Wallenstein points to three previous seasons after which a clearing of the deck brought in great new talent.
After about half the cast left after Season 11 (1985-1986), new members for Season 12 brought in Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman and Kevin Nealon. A decade later, a similar slew of departures was offset by the infusion of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan and Colin Quinn.
And after 2005-06, when Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch departed, and several other cast members were cut due to budget shortfalls, Hader, Samberg, Sudeikis and Wiig were all bumped up to regular status.
Some of the current cast members do seem poised to take up the mantle dropped by this year's departing quartet.
There's Jay Pharaoh, who has grown into his role as President Obama, and Bobby Moynihan, whose popular Drunk Uncle character is ready-made to take over from Hader's Stefon as the highlight of Weekend Update guests.
Newcomer Kate McKinnon has made a splash with her celebrity impressions, particularly of Ellen DeGeneres, Martha Stewart and Ann Romney.
So while the complexion of Season 39's cast is still up in the air, the show may be in better shape going forward than than it might first appear.