Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines On 3/12
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A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring 36 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about “unbearable” gas smells. By evening, rescue workers finally began the search for victims amid the broken bricks, splintered wood and mangled metal after firefighters spent most of the day dousing the flames. Heavy trucks arrived to clear the mountain of debris where the two five-story buildings stood.
President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may be expected to work more than 40 hours a week without receiving overtime pay.
“What I Know for Sure” features the monthly essays that Winfrey has written for O, the Oprah Magazine over the past 14 years. Flatiron Books, a new nonfiction imprint of Macmillan, announced Wednesday that “What I Know for Sure” will come out Sept. 2. It will be the imprint’s first release.
Jonathan Martin has had Jim Harbaugh’s support all along, from his early college days at Stanford to the offensive tackle’s tumultuous year in which he accused a Dolphins teammate of bullying, and even in a formal NFL investigation into the situation in Miami. Now, Harbaugh is giving Martin a football fresh start. In a safe environment around former Stanford coaches who consider him a friend.
FBI Offers Massive Award for Missing Toddler
The search is on for 2-year-old Myra Lewis who disappeared from her Mississippi home on March 1. The FBI and Madison County Sheriff’s office recently expanded their search to Mississippi’s neighboring states and are offering a $20,000 reward for information about her whereabouts.
BET Experience 2014 Line-Up Revealed
BET is celebrating its own awards’ season with the announcement of the 2014 BET Experience performance series’ line-up. Maxwell, Marsha Ambrosius, August Alsina, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jennifer Hudson and others are expected to take the stage. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 14 at 1 p.m. EST.
The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t taking a chance on Kobe Bryant. The team has benched the former league MVP for the remainder of the season due to his knee injury. He’d be sidelined since December.