A Georgia company, out of Peachtree City, is saying it is sorry for a #FontFail. Quotable Life made a tote that is supposed to say, “My favorite color is glitter.” But because of the script font and layout, it appears to say, “My favorite color is Hitler,” the “Today” show reported. >> Read more trending news Once you see it you can’t see it. The wrong choice in font took center stage on social media, which lead to a redesign swapping out the lower case letter with a capital letter G. The bag, according to the company’s Facebook post, was designed three years ago and that it was “an honest mistake.” Quotable Life said it will make amends for the mistake, and donate 300 percent of their profits of the discontinued version of the bag to the National Holocaust Museum.
Volkswagen says U.S. environmental regulators have agreed to a plan for the German automaker to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions cheating scandal. The company says the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have approved the program, which involves about 326,000 VW cars sold between 2009 and 2014. That's the first generation of the 'Clean Diesel' cars with 2.0 liter TDI engines, including the Jetta, Golf, Beetle and Audi A3. Under the plan, VW owners can either choose to have the emissions systems repaired for free or have the company buy back the vehicles. The company says the fix doesn't impair driving performance. The EPA and the California board aren't immediately responding to requests for comment.
A 67-year-old man who served time for murdering a 6-year-old has pleaded guilty to rape after his dentures were discovered at the scene. >> Read more trending news Thomas Maupin served time in Washington state for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl. He went to Memphis after serving a 12 year prison sentence. He was twice convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but the convictions were overturned on appeal. His dentures were made while he was serving his prison sentence. The dentures were collected and tagged by investigators in connection with the rape of a 31-year-old woman. A sexual assault kit that included DNA evidence from the crime and the dentures were placed in the police property room. However, the evidence became part of a backlog that was not tested until many years later. Police said the woman was raped on August 19, 2001, while walking in Memphis. She was approached by a motorist who got out of his car and started walking toward her. The man forced her into an alley, stabbed her with a metal object under her chin with so much force it struck the roof of her mouth and used the object to sexually assault her after forcing her to perform oral sex.
Channel 2 Action News has learned a man is in custody in his grandmother's disappearance. Millicent Williams, 78, was reported missing DeKalb County by her family. When police searched the home for a welfare check, they found blood inside. Her 37-year-old grandson, Gregory Williams, was named as a 'person of interest,' according to Channel 2's Aaron Diamant. Gregory Williams was found in a car. Millicent is still missing. Crews are searching a nearby park. DeKalb County police said Gregory Williams was charged with theft by taking. We're talking with investigators for the latest in the search, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4. TRENDING STORIES: Hospital denies mother's faith-based healthcare coverage Teen charged in crash that killed recent high school graduate Police: Mother arrested after toddler found unresponsive from drug overdose
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, is the richest man in the world, taking the spot previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes reported Thursday. >> Read more trending news Bezos, who owns just under 80 million shares of Amazon, had a net worth of $90.6 billion when markets opened Thursday, which put him $500 million ahead of Gates, Forbes reported. Forbes said Bezos is the third American to top the global ranks aside from Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. He is also now the seventh person to hold the world’s richest person title.
Police are trying to figure out why an elderly woman's home was targeted after they said her house was sprayed with bullets, nearly 20 rounds. Linda Schnall has lived at the home on Jones Road in Austell for 27 years. She said she has no idea why she was targeted on Monday night. Channel 2's Liz Artz saw bullet holes peppering the home, from the brick exterior to the house's windows. Police said they believe there might have been two shooters, one standing in the grass and another possibly in the road. TRENDING STORIES: Hospital denies mother's faith-based healthcare coverage Teen charged in crash that killed recent high school graduate Police: Mother arrested after toddler found unresponsive from drug overdose Schnall narrowly missed being hit by one of the many bullets. Her son said she fell to the floor and that's where she stayed until the gunmen were gone.'We've located 20 or more 30 rounds, there still could be some in grass not located crime scene,' said Larry Schnall. 'I believe home hit 13, 14 times, 20 to 25 to 30.
After recent revelations of internal budget mismanagement, the National Weather Service is proposing a plan to furlough all of its employees in coming months, in case a deal cannot be reached with Congress to move around money to help make up a $26 million budget shortfall.
“This would require each employee to be furloughed for 13 days, or the equivalent of at least one full pay period,” read a fact sheet from the Commerce Department, which oversees the Weather Service.
Even as they notified workers about the possibility, officials acknowledged that such furloughs “would potentially impact critical weather operations including those at the National Hurricane Center and Storm Prediction Center, during the peak of hurricane season.”
The hurricane season began June 1; the furloughs would take place between mid-July and the end of September, normally an active time for tropical weather systems.
Certainly one way to grab some attention in the Congress – and the public at large – is to threaten to short staff the Hurricane Center during the summer.
The announcement angered leaders of the union for Weather Service employees, as they argued workers should not be penalized for the mistakes of upper management.
“Their misguided plan to furlough all agency employees is another example of the short-sighted thinking that has put them in such dire straits,” said union president Dan Sobien.
“National Weather Service employees are paying for the mistakes of the agency’s leadership,” Sobien added.
The move comes less than two weeks after the head of the National Weather Service suddenly retired, as an internal investigation showed that money had been diverted to weather forecasting field offices without the approval of Congress.
There was no evidence that the money had been pocketed for personal gain – instead, it was simply used to fund operations at local National Weather Service offices, by stripping money from other weather facilities.
While that might sound kosher to some outside of government, the cold truth is that no one other than the Congress can “reprogram” budget funds, one reason the Congress is demanding more answers before signing off on any deal.
So far, the Commerce Department has not released details of how it would move around money, but it would have to be done most likely before the end of June.
“It is the Department’s hope to work with the Congress to achieve this outcome,” Commerce officials said in a document which was released yesterday by the National Weather Service Employees Organization.
“For years, NWSEO warned Congress that the NWS budget was underfunded,” said Sobien, the union president.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.