Sunday 25 February 2018

Pacino daughter's drink-drive arrest

The 21-year-old daughter of actor Al Pacino has been arrested in Manhattan for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Julie Pacino was arrested at a checkpoint on the border of the Soho and West Village neighbourhoods. She was later arraigned and released, New York Police Department spokesman James Duffy said.

'Frasier' star goes back to his roots

'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer makes an abrupt change of direction in his upcoming new TV series, playing a ruthless, power-hungry mayor in a drama series that he calls "the greatest time of my life creatively".

After years of playing comedy roles on television, Grammer (56) said he had decided to return to his roots for the drama series 'Boss'.

Drunk dad let his son (7) drive home

A drunk father allegedly allowed his eight-year-old son to drive his pick-up truck on a Louisiana highway while he slept -- until police officers pulled over the boy.

The boy was driving the Chevrolet truck on Interstate 12 near the town of Holden, with his father in the passenger seat and his four-year-old sister in the back.

Saudi women in lingerie victory

Saudi lingerie stores are dragging their feet on an official deadline to avoid embarrassing female shoppers by replacing their male sales clerks with women, saying the change will create staff problems.

Women in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most conservative societies, still have to buy their intimate clothing from male clerks.

US coastguard's $180m coke haul

A boat carrying $180m (€126m) of cocaine has been caught by US coastguards in the Caribbean.

A cutter found the semi-submersible craft off the coast of Honduras near the Nicaraguan border after it was seen by a spotter plane.

Migrants killed by fumes on boat

The Italian coastguard has found the bodies of 25 men who were apparently asphyxiated by motor fumes on a small boat crammed with African migrants that arrived on an Italian island from Libya yesterday, officials said.

The boat arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa after a three-day voyage carrying 296 people. The charity Save the Children is helping to deal with the survivors.

Irish Independent

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