Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?
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Except for those of us who build our own desktop computers, laptops have become the product that increasingly defines our personalities and which one we choose says more and more about who we are. Until recently our choices were defined by vendors: Apple if you favored high design, IBM if you liked reliability and unique features like secret keyboard light, Dell if you were driven by price and Sony if small was your thing.But, like cars, which long ago moved away from basic black, laptops are getting a makeover. Some are even getting an extreme make over. This week let's take a look at laptops to lust after.The top of the list and at a reasonable cost of US$2,000 is the Acer Ferrari 4000 laptop computer. As some of you who follow me might recall, a year ago I fell in love with the previous version of this product and used it to point out how dull the Apple Titanium product looked in comparison. However, in all honesty, the Apple remained a better product to use because the … [Read more...] about OPINION New Laptops Define ‘Cool’
Carmakers have a love-hate relationship with young people. Youthful demographics are among the most desirable in the car market, but people who wear suits are also concerned that teenagers and 20-somethings are more interested in smartphones than cars. Most people need some wheels eventually, though, begging the question — what are the best cars for new drivers?Here is a list of sensible choices spanning multiple categories. While some models listed here (and the categories themselves) are very new, most are available on the used market at a significant discount. New or used, these cars combine value, reliability, and safety without being tragically underwhelming.Microcar: Honda Fit ($16,190+)The Fit is one of the last glimmers of Honda’s past greatness. Honda used to be known for small, simple cars like the CVCC and CRX that were economical, reliable, and fun to drive.The Fit isn’t as sporty as the original CRX, but it is economical, reliable, and … [Read more...] about From microcars to pickups to hybrids, here are the best cars for new drivers
Tremendous competition makes the task of sifting through these crossover options that much harder. Fortunately, we’re here to return your sanity. This year, we’ve tested subcompact, compact, midsize, and luxury crossover models from every major brand. Several of these vehicles impressed us, but only a handful of them blew us away. Here are our top picks. Jaguar F-PaceWhy should you buy this: It drives even better than it looks. The best 2018 Jaguar F-PACE The F-Pace’s styling, performance, and premium interior outclass German rivals. $42,065.00 from Jaguar Who’s it for: Luxury buyers who are tired of the same German car options.How much will it cost: $40,990 Why we picked the Jaguar F-Pace:It’s … [Read more...] about The best crossovers you can buy
Some college campuses and airlines have banned self-balancing scooters altogether, and the United Kingdom has completely outlawed their use in any public space.With all this negative publicity, you might wonder, “why buy a hoverboard?” Uh, because they’re awesome. These motorized, self-balancing devices are easy to pick up and tons of fun to ride, and, honestly, the hardest thing about a hoverboard is trying to look cool while riding it. These puppies can actually be an effective mode of transportation, capable of reaching speeds close to 10 mph and “hovering” for nearly 20 miles on a single charge. Best of all, there are finally self-balancing scooters on the market that are guaranteed not to explode violently at your feet! Amazon even rescinded its February 2016 decision to cease hoverboard distribution.With that in mind, here are our picks for the best — and least explode-y — hoverboards on the market. Razor … [Read more...] about The best hoverboard that you can buy