NY Daily News - By : JOSEPH STEPANSKY , BILL HUTCHINSON
Prison-break fugitive David Sweat’s life on the lam came to an abrupt end Sunday, thanks to the aim of a New York State Police sure shot.
Sgt. Jay Cook, a 21-year veteran state trooper and firearms instructor, was hailed a “hero” by Gov. Cuomo, after he single-handedly confronted escaped cop-killer Sweat on a desolate road and shot him twice in the torso as the fugitive made a run for the woods. -
New research by two prominent U.S. academics suggests that Google Inc. is harming Internet users and violating competition laws by skewing search results to favor its own services, a potentially significant twist in Europe’s long-running antitrust investigation of the U.S. search giant.
The research combines statistical testing with detailed legal and economic analysis to examine the ramifications of Google’s practice of promoting its own specialized search services, such as for local restaurants or doctors, at the expense of rivals like Yelp and TripAdvisor.
It was sponsored by Yelp, which has filed a complaint with EU antitrust authorities over Google’s search practices. It was presented to EU regulators on Friday. - Referenced Article
Detroit is jumping into Silicon Valley's "sharing economy." Ford is launching a pilot program to allow owners who've financed through Ford credit to rent their cars short-term. Fourteen-thousand American drivers in six cities will be eligible, as well as 12,000 Ford owners in London. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from Chicago to discuss the car-sharing trend.
Phil Mickelson has been in the news more for potential illegal financial activity than he has for winning golf tournaments over the last two years. First, Lefty was tied up in a potential insider trading extravaganza.
Now, a sports gambling ring and money laundering story. ESPN is reporting that almost $3 million of Mickelson's cash was transferred to someone who could get 60 years in prison for money laundering and illegal sports betting. Here's the crux of the matter from ESPN:
Nearly $3 million transferred from golfer Phil Mickelson to an intermediary was part of "an illegal gambling operation which accepted and placed bets on sporting events," according to two sources and court documents obtained by Outside the Lines.
Mickelson, a five-time major winner and one of the PGA Tour's wealthiest and most popular players, has not been charged with a crime and is not under federal investigation.
Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, but for many of his fans, it feels like yesterday. From the radio to the Internet, the King of Pop is being remembered today for his legacy of music and superstardom.
A cappella group Pentatonix performed a mashup of 25 MJ songs in an "Evolution of Michael Jackson" video that has gotten more than 3 million views. - Referenced Article
Finding Your Roots, similar to the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, researches celebrity family histories.
A review into an episode, which aired in October, concluded Affleck lobbied producers about ditching details about his slave-owning ancestors. PBS said it plans to hire a fact-checker and an independent genealogist. - Referenced Article
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee urged Christian leaders to channel Martin Luther King, Jr. by resisting the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Huckabee pointed to King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, in which the civil rights leader advocated non-violent resistance to racism, saying that "an unjust law is no law at all." "I don't think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice," the Republican former Arkansas governor said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." - Reference Article
Five lawyers on #SCOTUS can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature's God on marriage than they can the laws of gravity.