AUTHORITIES WILL LOOK AT CAR DATA FROM TIGER WOODS WRECK
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities in Los Angeles County are taking a somewhat closer look at the circumstances around Tiger Woods’ car accident last week. Even as the golfer is mending after surgery to repair multiple broken bones in his right leg, detectives are examining data from the vehicle he was driving. The information is in the SUV’s black box, which records things like vehicle speed, steering and whether the brakes were applied. There’s no immediate word on what has turned up in the search of the data.
DIRECTORS TALK ABOUT TINA TURNER DOCUMENTARY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The directors of a documentary about Tina Turner say they wanted to tell the story about the person behind the music – and they think they succeeded. T.J. Martin and Dan Lindsay say a big part of Turner’s story is how she had to overcome some hard times. Martin says few stories about Turner have delved fully into the kind of trauma she went through at the hands of her ex-husband, Ike Turner. Martin says Turner had to endure PTSD from her volatile domestic life to emerge as the diva she is. The documentary, titled simply “Tina,” is being screened at a film festival in Germany.
UTAH MOVES CLOSER TO REFORMS URGED BY PARIS HILTON
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah has taken a big step forward toward passing stricter rules covering treatment centers for troubled teens. And Paris Hilton is one of the reasons that’s happening. Lawmakers in the state’s House of representatives approved the new regulations Tuesday – and the measure now heads to the governor for consideration. It’s unclear whether Spencer Cox, a Republican, will support the bill. Hilton appeared before lawmakers late last month to tell of her time in a Utah facility for troubled teens. She says she was abused mentally and physically – and that staffers would beat her and force her to take pills she didn’t want to. She also said workers would watch her shower – and put her in solitary confinement without clothing.
DR. OZ HELPS AIRLINE PASSENGER
UNDATED (AP) – Dr. Mehmet Oz says it was his daughter who tipped him off to a medical emergency a traveler had at an airport near New York. The TV personality stepped in to help a man who collapsed at a baggage claim area at Newark Liberty International on Monday night. An airport police officer started CPR and Dr. Oz pitched in to help. Eventually other officers used a defibrillator to jolt the man’s heart back to normal and restore his pulse. Dr. Oz commended the officers for their work to save the man’s life – and says he wouldn’t have known about what was happening if his daughter hadn’t alerted him.