1. PLANE LANDS ON CAPITOL LAWN
Florida postal worker Doug Hughes was arrested after he landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the US Capitol building. He says he wanted to deliver letters to lawmakers outlining his complaints about campaign finance reform. CNN
It’s certainly faster than mailing them.
2. CRIME & PUNISHMENT
A jury found former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder. H
e’ll serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED**Not even going there.**
3. HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
NEVER FORGET: People around the world will light candles and mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Israel came to a virtual stand still to mark the day: WATCH
RISE IN ANTI-SEMITISM: 70 years later, how much has really changed? READ IT
European Union regulators are launching an official anti-trust investigation against Google. They say Google hurts consumers because it favors its own products and services in search results. WASHINGTON POST
Southwest Airlines says it has ordered new 737 planes that will have the widest seats of any US airline. They’ll also have adjustable headrests and more storage space. BLOOMBERG
Now if they could get some pilots who aren’t wannabe standup comedians.
Delta is cutting back on international flights to places like Japan, Brazil, Africa, India and the Middle East. Delta says the strong dollar is making international travel more expensive. CNN
Has Delta seen the prices to go to Boca for Thanksgiving with our family?
In an effort to attract new users, Twitter is turning its home page into a news and information hub. For the first time, non-members would be able to access trending tweets. PC WORLD
Instagram will follow suit with tabs that lead to restaurants and dog parks.
Swimmer Michael Phelps’ six-month suspension for DUI ends this week, but he’s still banned from the 2015 world championships in Kazan, Russia. Phelps says he’ll set his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio. USA TODAY
Who wouldn’t prefer to party in Brazil then in Kazan, Russia?
Sofía Vergara’s former fiancé, Nick Loeb, has filed a lawsuit to prevent her from destroying two frozen embryos they created through in vitro fertilization. Loeb also alleges Vergara “was physically and mentally abusive” to him. IN TOUCH
Sofia Vergara could punch us in the face with a brick and we would like it.
10. TV TIME
Jon Cryer stopped by the Late Late Show to re-create the Pretty in Pink dance sequence when Duckie storms the record store and shakes it out to Otis Redding. WATCH VIDEO
“This is an incredibly romantic moment and you’re ruining it for me!”
11. OTHER SHTUFF
The video showing Dennis Quaid losing it on a set was indeed staged — but by the folks at Funny or Die, not Jimmy Kimmel. Here’s the video– and the explanation for the zombies reference, the baby reference, the exit line and the identity of “Dopey the … ” LA TIMES
@bazecraze: Instagram makes me feel like the world’s only employed person.
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Thursday, April 16, 2015…