90-year old Mildred Morris has been a life long caregiver of children and now she’s thanking one 5-year-old for caring for her. Morris, of Asheville, N.C., fell down a flight of stairs while transporting laundry in her home, but 5-year-old Jaylee Monteith, whom Morris has watched since Jaylee was 1, called 911 as soon as she saw Morris fall. Read more.
Former Scandal star Columbus Short has pleaded not guilty to felony battery for a fight that seriously injured a man at a West Hollywood restaurant earlier this year. The actor appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday for his arraignment on the charge. The case is one of several involving Short and allegations of violence. Read more.
Maybe there should be a Good Gal RiRi meme. The pop star shelled out $25,000 to a police chief’s charity after accidentally breaking his cellphone. According to Us Weekly, the Bajan songstress was sitting courtside at the Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff game May 9 when L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff asked for a selfie while Rihanna wore an LAPD wristband. As she was taking the picture, the cellphone slipped out of the singer’s hands and was badly damaged when it hit the floor, much to the singer’s horror. Read more.
Tired of getting raises that you can jangle in your pocket? This year may be different. After stagnating for years, wage gains will accelerate in 2014, a wide majority of leading economists predict in USA TODAY survey. The bigger paychecks should help fuel a more rapid recovery. “This is kind of the final piece of the puzzle for the consumer,” says Scott Anderson, chief economist of Bank of the West. The 40 economists, surveyed May 2-6, also say economic and job growth will ratchet higher the rest of this year despite an economy that stalled in the first quarter. Read more.