Allstate will offer insurance for ride-sharing app drivers

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Allstate is going to start offering its Ride for Hire insurance policy to ridehailing drivers for apps like Lyft and Uber for only $15 or $20 a year.

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Unchanging Oxford High Street

Give or take a few road signs and the clumps of bicycles, the High Street in Oxford is startlingly unchanged from the view, sleepy in dusty golden afternoon light, painted by JMW Turner in 1810. More than two centuries later, the photographer David Fisher managed to capture the scene in a moment of tranquility, miraculously free of buses, bin lorries and groups of Japanese tourists, and without being mown down by a speeding cyclist

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105-Year-Old Warriors Fan Given Free Ticket to Game 1 of 2015 NBA Finals

When the Golden State Warriors begin their quest for an NBA championship against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, they will have 105-year-old superfan Sweetie in attendance at Oracle Arena.     

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According to Doug Oakley of the Contra Costa Times, the Warriors gifted Sweetie a ticket to the opening game of the Finals:

If you’re nearing your 106th birthday and you’re a Warriors fan, rank means a free ticket in a suite Thursday at Oracle Arena for the first game of the NBA Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

After word got out last week that the Warriors had a 105-year old fan named Sweetie who can talk sports just as well as any other fanatic, the team ponied up.

Sweetie is quoted in Oakley’s article as saying the Warriors “heard what I asked for” in giving her a ticket to Game 1. Her daughter, Lily Toney, said the team is making sure “it’s a big thing for them too, but they want to make sure she enjoys the game and doesn’t have a lot of distractions.”

The Warriors have had no problems holding home-court advantage this year, losing a total of three games in front of their home fans during the regular season and playoffs. Sweetie’s presence and enthusiasm will only give the team an extra boost as it seeks its first title since 1975. 

Motorcyclist gets hit by BMW in Road Rage incident over cell phone

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A motorcycle rider in California was the victim of a hit-and-run last month after telling another driver to get off the cell phone while driving.

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Danny Seth Teases New Album With Release of “Safe”

While his new project Perception is on the way, this week Danny Seth drops off a teaser to tide us over until the album release. “Safe” acts as an interlude in the album, says Seth, as the short cut was produced by Zach Nahome. As you await the delivery of Perception, which is expected to arrive soon, enjoy “Safe” now below.

Also, head here to check out Danny’s recent collaboration with Jimmy Johnson.

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The First Church Of Cannabis Officially Granted Tax-Exempt Status! Here Are Some Pot-Smoking Celebs Who Could Join The Congregation!

A lot of stoners’ prayers were just answered!

The First Church of Cannabis has been on a slow burn making a name for itself over in Indianapolis recently, but now it’s about to be a heavy hitter when it comes to religion.

That’s because the weed-based church was recognized as public charity and granted tax-exempt status by the IRS on Wednesday!

The Church is scheduled to start its sacraments on July 1, which will be very interesting — seeing as possession of marijuana is still illegal in Indiana!

So now that praising the ganja is practically a holy act, here’s a list of stars who already smoke weed religiously that could totally join the congregation!

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Retired Firefighter Turns To Facebook In Quest To Find Stolen Helmet He Wore On 9/11

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A retired New York City firefighter who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks is trying to get his helmet back after it was stolen from his Long Island home.

Michael O’Connell took to Facebook on Tuesday in an effort to recover the helmet.

“This was my FDNY helmet I wore my entire career including 9/11/01,” the former lieutenant wrote. “It was stolen from my home a while back. I know it’s a long shot but if enough people share maybe it turns up or is sent back so I can keep it in my family! Thanks!”

Firefighter Asks For Return Of Stolen 9/11 Helmet

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The post included a photo of O’Connell’s son, Aidan, wearing the helmet. The plea has been shared on Facebook tens of thousands of times.

The helmet is more than a piece of equipment to O’Connell.

“Every fireman knows what the helmet means to them,” he told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “In fires, collapses, a day like Sept. 11, it’s something that you hold dear to you.

Retired FDNY Lt. Michael O'Connell (Credit: CBS2)

Retired FDNY Lt. Michael O’Connell (Credit: CBS2)

“It’s something that I wanted to actually give back to my children, keep it in my family and let them know that this is what your father was about; this is what he did,” he told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

O’Connell had sadness in his eyes as he told Hall the helmet brings back many memories of the friends he lost.

“I spent countless hours and days looking for them with that helmet on my head,” said O’Connell, who served as an NYPD officer before joining the Fire Department.

Helmet That FDNY Firefighter Wore On 9/11 Stolen From His Home

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The helmet was stolen in 2012 when the O’Connells’ home, where they raise their three young children, was burglarized. Cash, computers and jewelry totaling about $20,000 were also taken.

Nassau County police say it happened when the home was being remodeled.

“They can come, put it on my front step, walk away. No questions asked,” O’Connell told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera. “I just want the helmet back.”

Sick with an autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis, which doctors say he acquired during his weeks in the toxic dust of Ground Zero, O’Connell retired from the Fire Department in 2009.

“It was the worst thing ever,” O’Connell said. “I can honestly say the Fire Department is the greatest job in the world. It’s what I dreamed of having.”

During the attack on the Twin Towers, the front plate of his helmet was covered with an orange patch that signified O’Connell’s probationary status. It was later replaced with “142,” the number of the ladder company in Ozone Park, Queens, where he was transferred and promoted.

“To have something tangible like that to pass down throughout the years within the family when we are gone I think would be quite important to us,” said O’Connell’s wife, Rebecca.

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Liberty’s John Malone Eyes Content Consolidation

Billionaire John Malone, fresh from helping engineer the Charter-TWC merger, is examining ways to consolidate studios and smaller channels to better compete as the traditional TV bundle begins to unravel. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

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