Reality Check Recap

 

Reality Check Recap: March 24, 2014


Malaysian Airlines flight 370 is still missing. A Chinese plane said it spotted “suspicious objects” in the southern part of the Indian Ocean today, but a US plane wasn’t able to spot them again. A total of 10 planes from China, Japan, Australia, and the US are combing over that part of the Indian Ocean, after Australian satellites showed debris there last week.

Source: cnn.com

 

A commuter train derailed at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport early this morning. So far, we know that at least 30 people are injured. The train was pulling into the airport when it went off the tracks; no word yet on what caused the train to derail.

Source: abclocal.go.com  

 

There’s been a huge mudslide in Washington State. A hillside drenched with rain gave out, destroying entire neighborhoods near Arlington, Washington (north of Seattle). Rescuers were having an impossible time because the mud was like quicksand, 15 feet deep in some places. So far we know that eight people are dead and over a dozen are missing.

Source: seattletimes.com

 

Major shipping channels in Texas remain closed today as crews work to clean up after an oil spill. Early Saturday, an oil barge carrying 900,000 gallons of heavy tar-like oil and a cargo ship collided in the Houston Ship Channel, resulting in the spilling of 168-thousand gallons of fuel oil. Crews are rushing to clean it up because it’s starting to get to wildlife.

Source: latimes.com

 

You didn’t win Warren Buffett’s $1 billion NCAA bracket contest, and neither did anyone else. On Friday, just two days into March Madness, Mercer beat Duke, which was a huge upset and screwed up most brackets. As of Friday night, no one who entered Buffett’s contest remained.

Source: abcnews.go.com

 

And here’s a tip: if you’re looking to secretly sell pot, don’t call your fake tax prep service “420 Multi Services.” Cops know what 420 means. Four people in the Bronx were arrested after police got suspicious when they saw tax prep employees with a bag of weed.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

 

And good for you, Canada! Canadians have figured out how to get American Netflix. Canadians get the shaft when it comes to Netflix; they don’t get nearly as many titles as we do in America. So now they’re using software that hides their IP addresses so Netflix thinks they live in America. Think this is a bit extreme? Here are some titles Canadians CAN’T get on Netflix: A Fish Called Wanda, Ally McBeal, Bad Boys II, Days of Thunder, and Conan the Destroyer starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I KNOW.

Source: huffingtonpost.ca

 

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