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AP

AP

To say Mario Chalmers is having a bad Finals is an udnerstatement.

The Heat’s starting point guard has scored less that 10 points combined first three games of their 7 game series with the Spurs.

Last night, his terrible play hit a high note! Tony Parker, Manu Ginoboli and Patty Mills had their way with Chalmers and his back-up Norris Cole. It was Chalmers who catches the brunt of the slander, especially when it comes to twitter.

After the Heat dropped game 3 in Miami to the Spurs by 19 points, a hashtag #pgsbetterthanchalmers blew up on twitter!

Check out some of the best ones courtesy of Bleacher Report below

 

Source: Bleacher Report

Uptown

Uptown

Watch what you drink next time you’re in a strip club.

Four NYC exotic dancers targeted wealthy professionals, spiking their drinks with molly and tricking them into spending upwards of $200,000 in one night.

The victims, included a banker, an attorney, and a doctor. All allege that they showed up to a strip club, where they were allegedly drugged and then driven to Scores in Manhattan and RedHouse in Queens where they were charged extravagant amounts for private rooms, food and “other services.”

The four women, Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Marsi Rosen, and Karina Pascucci are being accused of doing this several times with different men over a period of four months.

Source: Uptown

 

Spotify easter eggs

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has some major record labels thinking of making some moves as well.

Digital Music News is reporting that several major labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group are mulling a possible purchase of a Spotify acquisition.

Several sources inside and outside of the major label system who have agreed to speak with Digital Music News say the Beats sale is ‘simply small potatoes’ compared to the prize that Spotify could represent.

One source pointed to Spotify as a very, very juicy prize, with one target sale price pushing past $10 billion (you know, WhatsApp money).

A label attorney, speaking on the condition of anonymity, pointed to massive telecommunications and mobile companies as targeted buyers. “The Verizons, the NTT DoCoMos, the Oranges, that group,” the source noted. “Spotify is a nice package for customers.”

Read more about the possible dealings here 

Gawker

Gawker

Cameron Read, 39, of Prescott, Ariz. was arrested last night for unlawfully discharging a firearm. He told police he was trying to shoot the moon.

He would later admit to police that he was a little high when he decided to take out the moon.

KTVK-3 reports that Read’s girlfriend called the cops after Read began shooting out of the window of their house and talking about Halley’s Comet. She and her teenage son fled and were not injured. Read was wearing what appears to be a vest covered in palm trees at the time of the incident.

Source: Gawker

ATM

No matter how much of an effort that banks try to keep hackers from stealing, their is always someone who can find a fatal flaw in their system. For some reason, it’s always kids.

The Winnepeg Sun reports that 2 14-year olds hacked into an ATM online and managed to clean the machine out of all it’s money.

A Winnipeg BMO branch got an unlikely security tip from two 14-year-olds when the pair managed to get into an ATM’s operating system during their lunch break last Wednesday.

The Grade 9 students, Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon, used an ATM operators’ manual they found online to get into the administrator mode of an ATM at a Safeway grocery store. They saw how much money was in the machine, how many transactions there had been and other information usually off-limits for the average bank customer.

“We thought it would be fun to try it, but we were not expecting it to work,” Hewlett told the Winnipeg Sun. “When it did, it asked for a password.”

They managed to crack the password on the first try, a result of BMO’s machine using one of the factory default passwords that had apparently never been changed.

They took this information to a nearby BMO branch, where staff were at first skeptical of what the two high-schoolers were telling them. Hewlett and Turon headed back to the Safeway to get proof, coming back with printouts from the ATM that clearly showed the machine had been compromised.

The teens even changed the machine’s greeting from “Welcome to the BMO ATM” to “Go away. This ATM has been hacked.”

The BMO branch manager called security to follow up on what the teenagers had found, and even wrote them a note to take back to school as explanation for why they were late getting back to class.

According to the Sun, the note started with: “Please excuse Mr. Caleb Turon and Matthew Hewlett for being late during their lunch hour due to assisting BMO with security.

Ralph Marranca, a spokesperson for BMO’s head office, said no customer information was exposed when Turon and Hewlett probed the ATM’s system. He did not immediately respond to questions from Postmedia News about what steps the bank is taking to ensure security at its thousands of ATMs across the country.

Source: Winnepeg Sun 

WCNC

WCNC

Former top 3 NBA draft pick Chris Washburn was arrested recently in North Carolina for stealing gas.

Washburn was part of the now infamous 1986 draft that was full of promising players who flamed out in the league either from injuries or drug abuse. Washburn suffered from the latter.

He was arrested at his home on June 6th in the town of Hickory, North Carolina, and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.

According to NBC local reports, the charges stem from an incident that occured on May 25th, at a Hickory gas station. It’s been reported that 48-year-old Washburn pumped 14.75 gallons of gas and drove off without paying.

Washburn was later identified in a subsequent investigation as the perpetrator and given a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Source: WCNC

 

gawker

gawker

You ever wanted to watch all of Kanye’s best rants all in one place? Well if you did, you are in luck today jack!

he New Testament is actually a fan made mini-documentary chronicling Kanye’s best rants and quotes since being recorded at the beginning of Kanye’s public history.

This is a must watch if you love a good Kanye West speech. Check it out below

School Shooting

Gawker

A gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon this morning, killing one student. Several injuries were reported. Police have confirmed that the shooter is dead.

Dozens of police, EMT, FBI, and SWAT team members responded to the scene. The shooter was surrounded and later died, though it’s not clear yet how. The school is in lockdown and will likely remain so for up to two hours as police work to clear the building.

Watch a report of the shooting here

 

AFP/Getty Images

AFP/Getty Images

The AP is reporting that five American troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire airstrike in Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest such incidents of the nearly 13-year-old war.

“Five American troops were killed yesterday during a security operation in southern Afghanistan,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. “Investigators are looking into the likelihood that friendly fire was the cause. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen.”

The troops were special operation forces, according to a coalition official. He asked that his name be withheld because he is not authorized to speak about the incident, which occurred in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, a violent area that borders Pakistan’s tribal areas.

The Associated Press and Afghanistan’s Pajhwok Afghan News reported that Monday’s event took place in Arghandab district of Zabul when troops called for air support during an operation.

A statement issued from coalition headquarters in Kabul did not include the nationalities of the casualties, but said the incident is under investigation.

“Tragically, there is the possibility that fratricide may have been involved,” the coalition statement said.

In March, a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers and wounded 8 others.

The incident comes as U.S. and allied forces are drawing down and turning the fight over to Afghan security forces.

The most well-known and controversial friendly fire death took place in 2004, when Army Ranger and former professional football player Pat Tillman and an Afghan national were killed in a battle near the Pakistan border. The Pentagon initially announced that Tillman was killed by enemy fire, but a month later revealed that another group of coalition forces had mistaken Tillman’s group for the enemy.

In this week’s incident, provincial Police Chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rooghlawanay told the Associated Press that after a joint operation by Afghan and NATO, “the joint forces came under the attack of insurgents, and then foreign forces called for air support.”

“Unfortunately five NATO soldiers and one Afghan army officer were killed mistakenly by NATO airstrike,” he said.

Pajhwok reported that an interpreter also was killed. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi told Pajhwok that Taliban fighters were locked in a gun battle with foreign troops when coalition planes bombed their own troops.

The deaths bring to 36 the number of NATO troops killed so far this year in Afghanistan, including eight in June.

About 50,000 coalition troops are stationed in Afghanistan, more than 32,000 of them Americans. The U.S. force is scheduled to be trimmed to less than 10,000 next year.

Source: AP

 

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

The truck driver who crashed into a vehicle that killed comedian James “Uncle Mack” McNair and left fellow comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition claims that he being used a scapegoat.

“Once again the accident was horrific and we lost a precious life, but please remember I was not drunk, high (I was tested and passed),” read the first of five tweets.

“I had an ‘ACCIDENT’ which unfortunately occurred with a lot of media spotlight,” the tweets continued. “I was never charged at the scene of the accident because once again I was not guilty of any crime.”

Once it became clear the “30 Rock” star was involved and the media arrived, “The police all of a sudden make a determination I was up for 24 hours (sounds good and sells papers) also covers their ass,” the fourth tweet said

He ended his twitter rant with

The closing message: “So yes I am now most likely f–ked because I had an unfortunate ACCIDENT with the wrong car that night.”

Roper, 35, was charged with vehicular homicide and assault, and was due Wednesday in a New Jersey court.

Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Miller, and fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr. were also critically injured. Comedian Harris Stanton escaped with just a broken wrist.

Listen to some of the 911 phone calls from the night of the accident below

Source: NY Daily News