KFC chooses ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander as newest ‘Colonel Sanders’ | Fox News

Looks like Jason Alexander has ended his “Summer of George” a few weeks early to take a gig with KFC.

Source: KFC chooses ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander as newest ‘Colonel Sanders’ | Fox News

“As the son of two working parents, there were plenty of dinnertimes when a bucket of chicken and all the fixins saved the day,” Alexander said in a press release. “It’s been fun to combine my personal love for KFC with my sitcom experience into a new take on the role of Colonel Sanders.”

Along with the news, KFC also debuted two of its newest sitcom-themed commercial campaigns starring Alexander, during which he seemingly solves a variety of household problems with buckets of chicken

 

Concealed carrier takes down gunman at Florida peace rally – Washington Times

A concealed carrier critically wounded a man who opened fire at a crowded “peace” rally Saturday afternoon in Titusville, Florida, police said.

Authorities said no charges were expected against the bystander, who was licensed to carry a firearm and was fully cooperative with investigators.

Source: Concealed carrier takes down gunman at Florida peace rally – Washington Times

Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO, is stepping down

Indra Nooyi, one of few women leading a major company, stepping down as CEO of PepsiCo in October.

She helped turn Pepsi into one of the most successful food and beverage companies in the world. Sales grew 80% during her 12-year tenure. She spearheaded Pepsi’s transition to a greener, more environmentally aware company.

Nooyi has been with Pepsi for 24 years. Before becoming CEO she led the company’s expansion through acquisitions, including its 2001 purchase of Quaker Oats Co. She earned $31 million last year, and $87 million over the last three years, according to company filings.

Source: Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO, is stepping down

Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge – ABC News

A baby boy was pronounced dead on Sunday after tourists found him floating in New York‘s East River wearing only a diaper, police said.

Tourists from Oklahoma discovered the child lying unconscious and unresponsive near the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge at around 4 p.m., according to police.

The baby boy, thought to be about 8 months old, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no signs of trauma, and no sign of the child’s parents in the area.

PHOTO: Tourists from Oklahoma discovered a baby lying unconscious and unresponsive near the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Austin Campbell, who was visiting the area with his family, said his father jumped into the river with hopes of saving the young child.

Source: Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge – ABC News

Trump’s 1st round of Iran sanctions sends message: This is not a test

  • The Trump administration’s first deadline for companies to wind down some transactions with Iran begins Monday.
  • The sanctions hit Iran’s ability to access dollars, engage in some financial activity and attract investment into its auto and aviation industry.
  • The penalties pale in comparison to energy sanctions due later this year but send a message that Washington is not backing down.

Source: Trump’s 1st round of Iran sanctions sends message: This is not a test

San Francisco: One dead in Bay Bridge shooting, lanes closed

SAN FRANCISCO — One person died and two were hospitalized early Monday after a shooting on the eastbound direction of the Bay Bridge, the California Highway Patrol said.

According to the CHP, a sedan travelling in the middle lane crashed into an SUV travelling in the far right lane after the shots were fired. The driver of the SUV died at the scene, and two passengers were taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Source: San Francisco: One dead in Bay Bridge shooting, lanes closed