London tourist’s illegally parked car blown-up by police
A London tourist had his car blown up by anti-terrorist officers after it broke down – and he was also given a parking ticket.
Nima Hosseini Razi, 32, said his Ford Mondeo had broken down in early hours of Wednesday close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
He said he had left a note on the car to say: “This car is broke. Please do not fine me,” before going sightseeing.
But when he returned hours later, “the boot was blown off”.
Graceland marks 30th year as tourist attraction
When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
But Presley’s ex-wife says it’s the spirit of Elvis, and not just music history, that keeps the crowds coming to Graceland.
Hotel worker arrested in theft of Nadal’s $375000 watch
An employee at a five-star hotel in Paris was charged earlier this week in the hotel-room theft of a jewel-encrusted watch worth more money than many people’s homes.
The watch – worth about $375,000 – belonged to Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who had left it behind while playing the French Open.
Watchmaker Richard Mille had let Nadal borrow the timepiece for the French Open, which he won on Monday for a record seventh time.
US Airways Sees Progress Toward American Airlines Merger
US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) is making “great progress” toward a merger with American Airlines that would cure network failings at the AMR Corp. (AAMRQ) unit, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said.
American’s push to restructure in bankruptcy as a stand- alone carrier won’t be enough to fix weaknesses at the third- largest U.S. airline, including a loss of market share, Parker said today at US Airways’ annual meeting in New York.