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protest shooting suspect takes stand, with more expected on monday


allen scarsella took the witness stand in his own defense late friday to explain why he went to a black lives matter protest in november 2015 and, after a scuffle broke out, ultimately s five people.his testimony was cut short, however, by the end of a day that saw his friend and co-defendant nathan gustavsson testify for several hours, arguing that scarsella s in self-defense. but his testimony also opened him up to what was often blistering questioning from the prosecution. it also revealed a text gustavsson wrote referring to the protest shooting and saying, "we're all guilty in this."gustavsson said in an interview afterward that his decision to testify e after his attorney, family and friends all told him not to. but he said he asked himself if he could live with himself if scarsella






judge upholds charges against two involved in protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiuri dismi






judge upholds charges against two involved in protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen "lance" scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiu






judge upholds charges against two involved in fourth precinct protest shooting


a day after dismissing all counts against one of the men involved in a november 2015 shooting of black lives matter protesters, a hennepin county judge on tuesday upheld nearly all of the charges against two of the other men accused in the incidentnathan gustavsson, 22, and joseph backman, 28, were charged with one count of felony riot and five felony counts of aiding an offender, allen “lance” scarsella, who fired the shots and was convicted in early february of felony first-degree assault and riot. he awaits sentencing april 26.defense attorneys for both gustavsson and backman filed motions saying the charges against them were unwarranted. but judge hilary caligiuri upheld all of the charges against gustavsson, saying there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against him.caligiu






colorado state women fall to uc davis in second round of nit


fort collins — ellen nystrom and elin gustavsson have finally played their final game at colorado state.the two swedish seniors saw their storied careers at csu come to a disappointing end sunday with a 58-57 loss to uc davis in the second round of the wnit.after leading the rams to four straight regular season championships, they finish with a record of 104-27, matching the legendary becky hammon for the most wins in program history.“we were so close,” said nystrom, the team’s all-time leader in assists. “of course we wanted to win the whole thing. that was the goal from the start. but like ellie (gustavsson) said, this has been the best four years of my life, our life. just the stuff that csu has given to us and made us grow as basketball players, as people, it’s been amazing. but yeah,






colorado state women’s basketball wins wnit opener in ot – the denver post


fort collins — the list of accomplishments for the colorado state women’s basketball team under coach ryun williams is long: four straight regular season mountain west championships, an mw tournament title, an ncaa tournament appearance and a spot in the national rankings — and plenty more, to be sure.one thing that’s been missing is a postseason victory, an item williams and the rams checked off the list thursday with thrilling 80-68 overtime win over visiting saint mary’s in the first round of the wnit.elin gustavsson scored a game-high 28 points on 8 of 13 shooting and made 10 of 11 free throws to help fuel the comeback for the rams, who were down by 10 with six and a half minutes to go.csu (25-8) will host the winner of utah and uc davis on sunday at 2 p.m.the program’s first postseaso






two plead guilty in shooting at jamar clark protest


two accomplices to a man sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five black lives matter protesters pleaded guilty monday, while prosecutors say they will seek jail time for both.nathan wayne gustavsson, 23, of hermantown, pleaded guilty to second-degree riot and aiding an offender, both felonies, and joseph martin backman, 28, of eagan pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor aiding an offender in connection with the nov. 23, 2015, shooting.the men were among a group that accompanied allen "lance" scarsella that night to the minneapolis fourth precinct station, where protesters had encamped decrying the death of jamar clark, who was shot and killed earlier that month during a scuffle with two officers.protesters were suspicious of scarsella, who had made a video from an earlier visit to t






two plead guilty in jamar clark protest shooting


two accomplices to a man sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five black lives matter protesters pleaded guilty monday, while prosecutors say they will seek jail time for both.nathan wayne gustavsson, 23, of hermantown, pleaded guilty to second-degree riot and aiding an offender, both felonies, and joseph martin backman, 28, of eagan pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor aiding an offender in connection with the nov. 23, 2015 shooting. the men were among a group that accompanied allen "lance" scarsella that night to the minneapolis 4th police precinct station, where protesters had encamped decrying the death of jamar clark, who was shot and killed earlier that month during a scuffle with two officers.protesters were suspicious of scarsella, who had made a video from an earlier visit






when you’re president, they let you do it


this week’s “saturday night live” opened with alec baldwin — returning as president donald trump — giving an interview to nbc journalist lester holt, played by cast member michael che.“thank you for having me here, jazzman,” trump said to holt. holt asked trump about the firing of fbi director james comey and trump replied, “i fired him because of russia. i thought, ‘he’s investigating russia. i don’t like that. i should fire him.'”“you’re just admitting that?” holt asked, taken aback.“yeah,” trump replied.“but that’s obstruction of justice,” holt said. he then spoke into his ear piece, “did i get him? is this all over? what’s that?” he paused. “nothing matters? absolutely nothing matters anymore?”holt said the firing of comey has led some to compare trump to nixon, but, “you’re very diffe






cnn panel goes off the rails when kayleigh mcenany accuses charles blow of ‘sini


a late-night cnn panel went off the rails fast when conservative trump supporter kayleigh mcenany slammed new york times writer charles blow right off the bat. “don’t do that,” blow began after mcenany touched his arm and claimed her liberal friends were being unfair. “don’t touch me and say that’s your ‘sinister motivations.’ that’s not going to happen tonight.”mcenany said that she would gladly scoot away from him. “you can scoot until you fall off that ledge,” blow replied. “what i’m telling you is don’t touch me and while you’re saying i’m sinister.” mcenany tried to play the tune: “we’re all americans” and should play nice unless he doesn’t want to be that way. “you are about to turn it from a civil conversation into me telling you — that is a very personal attack to say i don’t belie






jury to begin deliberations in case of man accused of shooting at protesters


after a trial that stretched on for three weeks, a hennepin county jury will now deliberate the case of a man accused of felony ault and riot for shooting at a group of black lives matter protesters in november 2015.allen scarsella, 24, faces six counts of first-degree ault and one count of riot after he s and wounded five protesters on nov. 23, 2015. he and three friends went to minneapolis police’s fourth precinct that night to live stream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police. after weeks of testimony followed by closing arguments, the jury will begin deliberations on wednesday morning.video played during the trial showed the four men standing at a fence before they were quickly surrounded by a group of about 20  to 30 prote






p os: see evidence from the allen scarsella trial


scarsella evidence filegallery: scarsella, left, is pictured with nathan gustavsson, who was with scarsella the night of the shooting and was charged with second-degree riot and aiding an offender.






jury finds shooter guilty of all counts in 2015 protest shooting


a hennepin county jury convicted allen scarsella of felony first-degree ault and riot charges wednesday in the november 2015 shooting of five people at a north minneapolis protest.scarsella, 24, was charged with 12 counts of first-degree ault and one count of riot in connection with the nov. 23, 2015 protest. scarsella and three friends went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct that night to live stream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police. after weeks of testimony followed by closing arguments, the jury began deliberating thursday morning, and reached the verdict after about seven hours. it was announced before a packed courtroom filled with media, legal observers and victims' families.video played during the trial showed






scarsella testifies about shooting at black lives matter protesters


to allen scarsella, shooting at oncoming black lives matter protesters on nov. 23, 2015 was the only thing he could to protect himself.on the witness stand monday, he told his version of the events that night that led to five people s and wounded — and to him standing trial on felony riot and ault charges.under questioning by his attorney, peter martin, scarsella told the jury and three friends went to the protest at the north minneapolis police precinct to live stream it, but then quickly found themselves surrounded by an angry crowd, questioning if they were with the police or kkk, he told a jury. after taking a punch to the cheek, the four were able to get away from the crowd and started walking north up morgan avenue.but then they saw a group of five to seven protesters break off and c






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter proteste


to allen scarsella, shooting at oncoming black lives matter protesters on nov. 23, 2015 was the only thing he could to protect himself.on the witness stand monday, he told his version of the events that night that led to five people s and wounded — and to him standing trial on felony riot and ault charges.under questioning by his attorney, peter martin, scarsella told the jury and three friends went to the protest at the north minneapolis police precinct to live stream it, but then quickly found themselves surrounded by an angry crowd, questioning if they were with the police or kkk, he told a jury. after taking a punch to the cheek, the four were able to get away from the crowd and started walking north up morgan avenue.but then they saw a group of five to seven protesters break off and c






when aditya chopra refused to give a role to swara bhaskar


when aditya chopra refused to give a role to swara bhaskarswara bhaskar is one of the most versatile actors we’ve have right now. what’s more, she doesn't hesitate to chase a producer when it's matter of a good character. that's what exactly she did when she got to know that aditya chopra is producing a film on wrestling called sultan. in a chat with filmfare, swara recalled that conversation. "i actually messaged adi sir (aditya chopra) and said that i think you should cast me in sultan because i would be able to stand up to a pehelwaan because i have that much grit and spirit. so adi sir very sweetly replied, 'hi swara, please don’t mind and i’m sure you have lot of grit and spirit but i don’t think so for this role. sorry,'" she laughs. later anushka sharma was cast opposite salman khan






trump lawyer michael cohen blasted after posting ‘creepy’ photo of ‘beautiful’ a


facebook, trump news, u.s. newstrump lawyer michael cohen blasted after posting ‘creepy’ photo of ‘beautiful’ adult daughter in lingeriesarah k. burris14 may 2017 at 22:19 etpresident donald trump’s attorney michael cohen tweeted a photo of his “ivy league daughter” sunday night in her underwear and called her beautiful and smart. it was not received well by followers and opponents. “potus wants to date his daughter, the vp calls his wife ‘mother,’ and djt’s attorney posts spank-bank material of his daughter,” replied bonnie bratnober.“jealous?” cohen replied to her tweet.“this type of reply might be more creepy than you posting the pic, bro,” replied twitter user patrick quaife‏. many others agreed, saying that she is certainly lovely and worthy of praise for her intelligence but having a






donald trump’s lawyer defends posting photo of his daughter in black stockings a


michael cohen, president trump’s high profile personal attorney, posted a black-and-white photograph of his daughter samantha blake cohen wearing only black stockings and a lacy bra to his 218,000 twitter followers sunday evening.“so proud of my ivy league daughter … brains and beauty channeling her edie sedgwick,” the caption read. the tweet also included a link to his daughter’s instagram account.the photograph appears to be a recreation of an old picture of sedgwick, a model who ran in andy warhol’s inner circle, which was often described as “warhol’s superstars.”reactions on twitter were swift and critical of cohen, who has aggressively defended trump against numerous allegations from women of sexual assault or harassment.in less than four hours, more than 1,200 people had responded to






gop sen. grassley throws a fit after comey refuses to reveal classified informat


during fbi director james comey’s hearing before the senate judiciary committee on wednesday, sen. chuck grassley (r-ia) got annoyed with the fact that comey repeatedly refused to answer his questions about the steele dossier on president donald trump on the grounds of confidentiality. would the director discuss the fbi’s relationship with christopher steele? comey replied that he has briefed grassley privately on that subject and cannot address it in an open hearing. did the fbi bring any matters concerning mr. steele before a federal judge? comey said he can’t discuss it. does the fbi’s policy allow the agency to pay outside investigators for research they’ve already been paid to do by someone else?“i’m not sure,” comey replied, but promised to get back to the senator about that.grassley






i love my supporters — it’s like they found a finger in their chili and kept eat


alec baldwin returned to “saturday night live” this week as president donald trump at a town hall full of voters who are starting to figure out that trump’s policies are going to hurt them and their lives, but who still love trump, no matter what.one by one, voters talked about programs trump’s budget would be taking away. one man said that the only reason his wife is able to live at home is because of the federal rehab program.“junked!” trump replied. “we’re gonna get rid of it.”he consoled the man that now his wife can live wherever she wants.“you still love me, right?” trump asked.“i’m not sure,” the voter replied. “but i voted for you and you’re my president!”“that’s why i came here, you people stand by me no matter what,” trump said. “it’s like you found a finger in your chili but you






melissa mccarthy as sean spicer takes back the wh briefing room


actress and comedian melissa mccarthy returned to “saturday night live” this week to reprise her role as white house press secretary sean spicer.the skit began with cast-member aidy bryant playing sarah sanders huckabee standing in for spicer. “for those of you who don’t know me yet, my father is mike huckabee and my mother is a big southern hamburger,” she said. “and yes, obviously i’m hilarious like my daddy.”it didn’t take long for spicer to emerge from the bushes outside, however, and seize control of the briefing.“spicy is back,” he said. “sarah is out. spicy is in. booya! alright, let’s do this. first question, the michelin man. oh, i’m sorry, glen.” “yes, so people are saying that based on president trump’s tweets that he is unhinged,” asked a reporter. “would you agree? “oh, my god






microsoft ‘zo’ chatbot smears qur’an as ‘very violent’ in the company’s second r


in an experiment to see if microsoft’s new chatbot was as racist as its last, a reporter discovered that the bot named “zo” had nasty things to say about islam and the qur’an.in a bizarre interaction documented by buzzfeed news, zo was asked first about sarah palin and then about healthcare — and the latter question was what got her bigoted rant going.“people can say some awful things when discussing politics so i don’t discuss,” zo replied when the reporter doing the experiment typed the words “sarah palin” — and attempt at keeping the conversation “politics-free” the way it was programmed to.but when the reporter then replied with “healthcare,” zo went off.“the far majority practice it peacefully but the quran is very violent,” zo replied, seemingly conflating “healthcare” or “sarah pali






cubs teammates kyle schwarber, jason heyward see enough of javier baez


cubs infielder javier baez participated in espn the magazine's annual "body issue," in which he poses bare in a photo shoot conducted in march in coolidge, ariz.but teammates kyle schwarber and jason heyward didn't go out of their way to see the photos."i heard," schwarber said when a reporter asked him if he knew of baez's participation.when the reporter showed schwarber a photo on an iphone, schwarber replied in resignation, "good for him."heyward, who is engaged to a model, had no interest."zero sneak peaks, and i probably would have turned them down," heyward replied.pitcher jake arrieta appeared in last year's "body issue."






woman booted from airbnb guest house because of her race


a california airbnb host was banned from using the site after an asian-american guest said that her reservation was canceled because of her race. the stranded dyne suh is a law student in riverside and she and her finance were hoping to have a weekend ski trip in running springs. they booked a mountain cabin listed as “tree house loft and private bathroom” and eagerly looked forward to the mini-vacation. later, she sent a message to the host, asking if she could bring two friends along. the host replied that it wouldn’t be a problem. “we were looking forward to it, especially with law school and working and being really busy,” suh explained to nbc los angeles. the group set out on feb. 17 for the cabin and encountered a harsh winter storm with flash-flood warnings and dangerous driving con






trump lawyer michael cohen blasted after posting ‘creepy’ photo of ‘beautiful’ a


president donald trump’s attorney michael cohen tweeted a photo of his “ivy league daughter” sunday night in her underwear and called her beautiful and smart. so proud of my ivy league daughter…brains and beauty channeling her edie sedgwick. on instagram @samichka_ pic.twitter.com/mpqxhr3mh3— michael cohen (@michaelcohen212) may 15, 2017it was not received well by followers and opponents. “potus wants to date his daughter, the vp calls his wife ‘mother,’ and djt’s attorney posts spank-bank material of his daughter,” replied bonnie bratnober.“jealous?” cohen replied to her [email protected] potus wants to date his daughter, the vp calls his wife "mother," and djt's attorney posts spank-bank material of his daughter.— bonnie bratnober (@bonibrat) may 15, [email protected] jealous?— michael






cubs teammates kyle schwarber, jason heyward see enough of javier baez


chicago cubs infielder javier baez participated in espn the magazine's annual "body issue," in which he poses bare in a photo shoot conducted in march in coolidge, ariz.but teammates kyle schwarber and jason heyward didn't go out of their way to see the photos."i heard," schwarber said when a reporter asked him if he knew of baez's participation.when the reporter showed schwarber a photo on an iphone, schwarber replied in resignation, "good for him."heyward, who is engaged to a model, had no interest."zero sneak peaks, and i probably would have turned them down," heyward replied.pitcher jake arrieta appeared in last year's "body issue."






angry mom texts 35-year-old man instead of her daughter, hilarity and outrage en


it starts off innocently. a wisconsin woman texts her daughter, jess: "hunny please grab milk and lunch meet on your way home." but she accidentally sent the text to a 35-year-old man, who was innocently relaxing at home with his wife on his day off. he replied, "i'm pretty sure you have the wrong number. i'm already at home." but the woman didn't believe him. she told "jess" to "stop playing." the man tried very hard to convince the woman that he was not her daughter, even offering photographic proof. this only made the woman angrier. when she finally realized the man was telling her the truth, she got furious with him and blamed him for tricking her. when he said he was going to post screenshots of the exchange she said, "post it after u watch your porn u sick pos... do you treat your mo






angry mom texts 35-year-old man instead of her daughter, hilarity and outrage en


it starts off innocently. a wisconsin woman texts her daughter, jess: "hunny please grab milk and lunch meet on your way home." but she accidentally sent the text to a 35-year-old man, who was innocently relaxing at home with his wife on his day off. he replied, "i'm pretty sure you have the wrong number. i'm already at home." but the woman didn't believe him. she told "jess" to "stop playing." the man tried very hard to convince the woman that he was not her daughter, even offering photographic proof. this only made the woman angrier. when she finally realized the man was telling her the truth, she got furious with him and blamed him for tricking her. when he said he was going to post screenshots of the exchange she said, "post it after u watch your porn u sick pos... do you treat your mo






the view smacks down co-host insisting there’s no evidence trump obstructed just


the women of “the view” on friday shut down co-host jedidiah bila after she tried to argue james comey’s testimony provided no evidence donald trump tried to shut down the investigation into russia.“donald trump must really hate this guy james comey,” joy behar began. “not only did comey sing like a canary but he also is now more famous than trump, which really ticks him off”“is he a rat or a whistleblower?” behar asked.“i think it’s awful,” bila replied, insisting comey “is basically telling you as head of the fbi he had an agenda.”“he was a private citizen after being fired by the president,” sunny hostin noted.“you decided you wanted a special counsel so you were going to send these memos off to your friends and you were going to have them leaked,” bila replied, later adding, “james com






‘who gives a sh*t’ if trump goes to ‘bullsh*t’ white house correspondents’ dinne


comedian john oliver was approached by tmz on tuesday and was asked about the significance of president donald trump skipping the white house correspondents’ dinner. “how big of a deal is this?” they asked.“it is zero deal … i think it’s meaningless,” oliver replied. “if you can find yourself prioritizing being annoyed by that, then that’s pretty impressive.” oliver said he would list trump not attending the whcd as maybe the “250th most concerning thing at the moment,” noting there are many more priorities.“who gives a sh*t?” oliver said, laughing. “there are thousands of things that are more concerning than that — than him not going to a dinner, which is kind of bullsh*t anyway.” tmz asked what oliver thinks trump might be doing instead, “do you think he’s secretly in a room where he’s a






csu's ellen nystrom repeats as mountain west player of the year


the numbers say it all — 14.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals. ellen nystrom’s per game averages in conference play were off the charts.the stats also made it quite obvious who was the best player in the mountain west in 2017 as the league announced monday that the colorado state senior guard from sweden has been named the conference player of the year for the second season in a row.nystrom is the third player in mw women’s history to win the award multiple times and just the second in program history, joining becky hammon.for the season, the guard from lulea, sweden, set career highs in scoring, rebounding, steals and minutes per game.csu senior forward elin gustavsson, who averaged 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, was also named to the 10-member all-conference team.read the






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter protest


allen scarsella took the stand monday to describe shooting into a group of protesters as the only way he could protect himself, but a prosecutor worked to paint him as a racist looking for a reason to use his gun on black people.scarsella acknowledged that he s five protesters on nov. 23, 2015, after he and three others went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct to livestream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police.scarsella was charged with first-degree ault and riot, both felonies."i was really scared, the situation got totally out of control," he said.but istant county attorney judith hawley tried to poke holes in his story, noting that details changed when he explained what happened afterward. scarsella also admitted going






on stand, scarsella tells his version of shooting at black lives matter protest


allen scarsella took the stand monday to describe shooting into a group of protesters as the only way he could protect himself, but a prosecutor worked to paint him as a racist looking for a reason to use his gun on black people.scarsella acknowledged that he s five protesters on nov. 23, 2015, after he and three others went to minneapolis police's fourth precinct to livestream an ongoing protest after the death of jamar clark, who was s and killed during a scuffle with police.scarsella was charged with first-degree ault and riot, both felonies."i was really scared, the situation got totally out of control," he said.but istant county attorney judith hawley tried to poke holes in his story, noting that details changed when he explained what happened afterward. scarsella also admitted going






walmart shopper goes on crazed racist rant after latina woman politely asks her


a video of an angry walmart shopper hurling racial slurs at black and latino customers is going viral after being posted on facebook this week.the video, which was posted by facebook user eva hicks and promoted by shaun king, shows a white woman pushing a shopping cart in walmart yelling at hicks to “go back to where you came from” and to “leave america.” hicks said the woman’s angry rant was triggered after hicks said “excuse me” and asked her to move her cart so she could access medicine on the shelves.as the woman kept shouting at hicks, a black woman walked over and tried to intervene, at which point the white woman told her to “stay out of it.”the black woman then said she wanted the white woman to “stop being ignorant.”“a n*gger’s calling me ignorant?” the white woman asked indignant






comey to congress: president trump told him “i need loyalty”


washington (ap) — former fbi director james comey will say in his opening statement to a congressional hearing that president donald trump told him, “i need loyalty. i expect loyalty” during a january dinner, according to documents released a day ahead of his planned testimony.comey is set to testify before the senate intelligence committee thursday. his prepared statement was released wednesday afternoon.in the statement, comey said he and trump dined together privately in january. during the meal, he said trump asked him if he wanted to remain on as fbi director. comey said he replied that he wanted to serve out his ten-year term and “was not on anybody’s side politically.”comey said trump then made his statement about loyalty. comey replied that he could offer his honesty, and that when






chicken nugget tweet breaks twitter record


image copyrightcarter wilkerson / twittera tweet from a teenager asking a us fast food chain for a year's supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever.carter wilkerson's plea broke ellen degeneres' record when he passed 3,490,249 retweets on tuesday.a spokesperson for wendy's said: "we didn't expect carter's response, and we couldn't anticipate the overwhelming support he has received." the company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name.on 5 april, the 16-year-old from reno, nevada, tweeted wendy's asking how many retweets he would need to get a year's free supply of chicken nuggets.the fast food chain replied within a minute: "18 million.""consider it done," mr wilkerson replied.he then posted a screenshot of the tweets with the call "help me please. a man n






chicken nugget tweet breaks twitter record


image copyrightcarter wilkerson / twittera tweet from a teenager asking a us fast food chain for a year's supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever.carter wilkerson's plea broke ellen degeneres' record when he passed 3,430,249 retweets on tuesday.a spokesperson for wendy's said: "we didn't expect carter's response, and we couldn't anticipate the overwhelming support he has received." the company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name.on 5 april, the 16-year-old from reno, nevada, tweeted wendy's asking how many retweets he would need to get a year's free supply of chicken nuggets.the fast food chain replied within a minute: "18 million.""consider it done," mr wilkerson replied.he then posted a screenshot of the tweets with the call "help me please. a man n






chicken nugget tweet breaks twitter record


image copyrightcarter wilkerson / twittera tweet from a teenager asking a us fast food chain for a year's supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever.carter wilkerson's plea broke ellen degeneres' record when he passed 3,430,249 retweets on tuesday.a spokesperson for wendy's said: "we didn't expect carter's response, and we couldn't anticipate the overwhelming support he has received." the company has donated $100,000 (£78,000) to charity in his name.on 5 april, the 16-year-old from reno, nevada, tweeted wendy's asking how many retweets he would need to get a year's free supply of chicken nuggets.the fast food chain replied within a minute: "18 million.""consider it done," mr wilkerson replied.he then posted a screenshot of the tweets with the call "help me please. a man n






claude julien fired as boston bruins coach – the denver post


by jimmy golen, ap sports writerboston — the boston bruins fired stanley cup-winning coach claude julien on tuesday as the team was in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.he was the longest-tenured coach in the nhl.general manager don sweeney announced the change on tuesday, naming istant bruce c idy the interim coach. boston has lost two in a row and six of nine and fallen out of a playoff spot in the eastern conference.julien was 419-246-94 in 10 seasons that included two trips to the nhl finals and a stanley cup title in 2011. the bruins lost in the finals two years later, and the year after that earned 117 points and the presidents’ trophy before losing in the conference semifinals to archrival montreal.but in 2014-15, boston was eliminated from the playoff race