Jim Parsons "Not Engaged" To Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons "Not Engaged" To Todd Spiewak
TransAsia Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine
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The National Enquirer isn't exactly reliable. After all, the tabloid recently claimed that Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are on the brink of divorce (a claim the Hedwig actor denied via a happy family photo). And in the very same issue, sources said The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons recently proposed to Todd Spiewak, his boyfriend of 12 years. According to The National Enquirer, Spiewak had "wanted to get married for a long time" and felt as if they were "treading water in their relationship." Parsons, who will earn a reported $1 million per episode as part of his recently renegotiated Big Bang Theory contract, was supposedly "scared of change." However, a source claimed he had a change of heart, saying, "He finally told Todd, 'The thought of losing you is scarier than anything I can imagine.'" That's when Parsons decided to propose...according to The National Enquirer. In reality, the proposal never took place. Sharing a picture of himself posing with Spiewak, Parsons told his Instagram followers Friday, "Me and Todd in 2003. Still very happy today... And NOT engaged!
According to safety officials, a pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February. A preliminary investigation after the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 already had indicated that the pilot shut off the remaining engine after one of them went idle. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council — while not assigning blame — added additional details about the crash and the background of the pilot, including that he had failed a flight simulator test as recently as May 2014.
Cut off from Yemen and its allies there by a Saudi-led military campaign, Iran has intensified a media counter-offensive against Riyadh, accusing its regional rival of inflicting catastrophic suffering while presenting itself as a blameless peacemaker. Iranian state media have given blanket coverage in Arabic, Farsi and English to the three-month-old war in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and Sunni Arab allies have been bombing the Iranian-allied Houthi faction for over three months. The violence has killed more than 2,800 people, displaced one million and left more than 21 million people or 80 percent of the population in need of some form of humanitarian aid and or protection,
A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. A VW spokesman said the man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 62 miles north of Frankfurt,. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.
Authorities say at least one train car carrying a flammable and toxic gas has derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting an evacuation within a 1-mile radius. WATE-TV reports the CSX train derailed in Blount County in the Maryville area, south of Knoxville. On its Facebook page, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said early Thursday that the evacuations could last from 24 to 48 hours. A shelter for residents has been set up at a high school.
Amnesty International has been informed that it was being spied on by the UK government's intelligence agency GCHQ. The Human Rights group revealed Wednesday evening that it received an email from the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which said its communications were being intercepted accessed and stored — a little over a week after it was told that this wasn't the case.
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