How David Chase got over his fear of a Sopranos movie
“Jim and I had very little communication in those days. I thought he would be good in the role, but I didn’t want to approach it because we weren’t speaking much,” Chase said. “One day, he said, ‘What’s going on with that movie?’ I said, ‘I haven’t cast the lead character, the father; I have to do that soon.’ He said, ‘Who ya looking at?’ I told him and it was a really good, respectable actor. And he goes, ‘Oh, s---, I can’t let you do that. Alright, I’ll do it.’” And so the elder Gandolfini worked under Chase one last time before his sudden death in 2013.washingtonpost.com
Caught on camera: Libyan coast guard shoots at migrant boat
A non-profit rescue group has slammed Libya’s coast guard and the European Union after it witnessed the Libyan maritime authorities chasing a crowded migrant boat and shooting in its direction in an apparent effort to stop it from crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europewashingtonpost.com
Missing Jacksonville boy, 10, found safe, police say
Because the child is no longer missing, News4Jax has removed his name and photo from this article. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 10-year-old Jacksonville boy reported missing on the city’s Northside was found safe Wednesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department assisted JSO in the search, and dozens of crews set up at a command center. Shortly 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office announced the child had been found safe. She said she just wanted her happy and friendly son back home safe.
Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart's No. 14
Briscoe idolized fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart and dreamed of one day driving Stewart's car. and I'd say ‘Man, the dream is to drive the 14,’" Briscoe said in an interview with The Associated Press. Much like Stewart, Briscoe is considered a blue-collar racer who lacks the family wealth needed to clear the path for an aspiring young driver. He had to earn everything on the track, yet nearly every year Briscoe's season plans were 11th hour deals. It’s why he’s ready for the NASCAR Cup Series and why we are so honored to support him.”
When COVID-19 closed Lurie’s playroom, it took away a refuge for sick children. Staffers improvised to bring toys to them — but they need your help.
Restrictive protocols meant only one parent could come, disrupting the family’s long-established routines to make hospital life easier — she now drove alone to and through the city from their home in Zion, no longer able to juggle tasks with Chase’s dad, Ben Petersen, who would get food and ensure she took care of herself too. Chase’s sister, Brooklynne, 10, also could no longer come along to the hospital, where she had gotten to know the staff.chicagotribune.com
Recent wildfires spark interest in fire safety and resources
When determining fire risk, there are multiple variables that come together, including precipitation, relative humidity and wind and drought conditions. The Fire Danger Index map is a quick way for Florida residents to check the risk in their county. The first thing that weve got to look at is how many days since significant rainfall, so what is significant rainfall to us? Chase says that the Fire Danger Index is a quick reference guide to determine if you should burn or not. Burn bans across the state of Florida from the Florida Forest Service (Florida Forest Service)Both human elements and lightning are the main contributors to wildfires in the state of Florida.
Credit cardholders panic as wait times to change travel stretch hours amid coronavirus pandemic
Chase's Sapphire Reserve has been named one of the best credit cards for travel by numerous experts thanks in part to its many benefits, including a $300 annual travel credit, airport lounge access and a dedicated customer support line. But this week, users took to social media to complain that Chase's customer service amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is resulting in long hold times spanning several hours. Though complaints about Chase wait times seemed to dominate Twitter, cardholders were also calling out customer service at American Express, Capital One and Bank of America, all of which have online travel booking portals for their cardmembers. But for those who booked through their credit card company's online travel portal, getting in touch with customer service to cancel or rebook has proved challenging. The customer service desk reportedly told Escobar the only refund option was a travel voucher, valid for one year.cnbc.com
Father and son duo determined to help the homeless one meal at a time
Salt Lake City John Hansen and his 10-year-old son Chase search the streets of Salt Lake City every weekend for the perfect person to take to lunch. Their only requirement is that the person is homeless. They started Project Empathy four years ago, to share a meal with someone, listen to their story and figure out how they can help. "The homeless took me in more than the people I actually knew here," said one homeless woman named Monique. "We could and we will succeed if we have other people come out and help," Chase said.cbsnews.com
Capital One rewards will soon be redeemable on Amazon
Capital One rewards cardholders will soon be able to redeem cash back and miles via Amazon.com. The company joins American Express, Chase, Citi and Discover to provide the convenient Shop with Points redemption option to cardholders. The redemption value for cash-back credit cards will be $1 in cash rewards equals $1 on Amazon. To benefit from this new feature, you can enroll simply by adding an eligible Capital One rewards credit card to your Amazon account. Information about the Capital One credit cards has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer prior to publication.cnbc.com
ATM technology allows you to withdraw with smartphone
Bank of America joins Chase in announcing card-free technology. New ATMs will allow you to get your money with your smartphone. The move is designed to save customers' time. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the latest way technology is changing how we use money.cbsnews.com
Carjacker nabbed after high-speed chase in Denver with help from above
Carjacker nabbed after high-speed chase in Denver with help from above In Denver, a man led authorities on a violent, one-hour high-speed chase, in the middle of the morning's commute. KCNC's Kelly Werthmann reports on how a radio news helicopter helped police capture the fugitive.cbsnews.com