Live TV shooter may have been a gay escort –

vester lee flanagan twitterAccording to People Magazine, Flanagan traded sex for money between 1995 and 1997. The magazine said that Flanagan, short on cash, resorted to AOL chat rooms to troll clients. “In his profile, he had a lot of dollar signs, and that was a sign to the people he was chatting with that he was willing to hook up for money,” the source told People Magazine. “He kept it a secret from his parents, but he did tell a few other family members in his generation who he thought might accept it. I won’t say he was proud of it, but he wasn’t ashamed, either.” MORE

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Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

MTMCKINLYHis excursion north of the Arctic Circle will make Obama the first sitting president to step foot in the Alaska Arctic, home to Alaska Natives who have received less attention amid Obama’s recent efforts to improve conditions for Native Americans. In a major show of solidarity, Obama announced on the eve of his trip that his administration is changing the name of North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley, to Denali, its traditional Athabascan name. MORE

State of emergency declared in Hawaii as Hurricane Ignacio gains strength

IGNACIOHawaii Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation on Friday afternoon in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio that activates the fund set aside for disaster relief for the state.

Ige was prompted to act after the National Weather Service advised that even though Ignacio’s path is still highly uncertain, the system has the ability to cause widespread damage across the state. MORE

Company aims to ship fresh water from Alaska to drought-plagued California

ALASKAAn Alaska company is planning to be the first to ship massive amounts of fresh water to drought-plagued California, potentially as much as 10 million gallons a month.

“We are prepared to deliver bulk water now, and we are currently working with customers who hope to be able to take delivery by the end of the year,” Alaska Bulk Water CEO Terry Trapp said in an email. MORE


The top fifteen stressful cities in United States – #1 Los Angeles, Calif


I can see why we have so many blood pressure patients here

A slew of woes, both economic and environmental, could make residents curse the City of Angels: It has a whopping 12.3% unemployment rate, the country’s third least affordable housing and a high cost of living. On top of all that, L.A.’s got the highest ozone levels in the country and the third-worst traffic congestion in the U.S. At least one bright spot is the possibility of 266 sunny days a year. MORE