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DR. OZ TO THE RESCUE: NEW YORK CITY TAXI JUMPS THE CURB AND SEVERS LEG OF BRITISH TOURIST BENEATH THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER
A New York City taxi has swerved to avoid a cyclist near the Rockefeller Center and struck a British tourist, severing her leg in a dramatic mid-morning scene. Passersby rushed to help the 23-year-old woman, including TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has an office nearby, a plumber who made a tourniquet from his belt and a hot dog vendor who raced to put the severed foot on ice.
TENNIS STAR TO CHANGE NAME FOR MONEY
Tennis star Maria Sharapova hopes to change her name to Sugarpova for two weeks during the US Open to promote her brand of sweets. The former world number one made the request to the Supreme Court of Florida on the understanding her name will change back after the tournament. The 26-year-old spent big bucks setting up her company Sugarpova, which features brightly colored sweets with such flavors as Smitten Sour, Quirky and Sporty.
73% OF MEN BREAK UP OVER TEXT MESSAGE
New research by Mobile Phone Checker has found that 73% of men have ended their relationship over a text message, phone call or social media instead of meeting to do it. Only 44% of women revealed that they had dumped their partner over text or other method, while 62% had been dumped compared to 47% of men via some digital device.