Courtesy of Darren Decker/Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf has “mixed feelings” about the arrest of former classmate Jared James Abrahams, who confessed to federal investigators on Thursday to blackmailing and extorting the reigning Miss Teen USA. Wolf appeared on NBC’s Today on Friday, Sept. 27, where she opened up about how it felt to have someone break into her computer, remotely turn on her webcam and watch her most intimate moments. “My computer light never came on, so I wasn’t aware. This person had been taking pictures of me in my room, changing clothes from putting on outfits, walking back and forth from the shower,” Wolf recalled. “I received an anonymous email from an anonymous person [who] basically was extorting me and blackmailing me. I saw that he had attached nude photos of me that he had taken in my bedroom.” Wolf alerted the authorities, who subsequently launched an investigation. Abrahamsa 19-year-old college student studying computer sciencewas formally charged on Thursday, Sept. 26. Investigators found evidence of hacking software as well of images and videos of the victim. He is out on $50,000 bail and has been placed on house arrest; he can only leave to attend church, school, doctor’s appointments and meetings with his lawyer. “This happened to me when I was a normal girl in high school and it can happen to anybody,” said Wolf.
(AP) — USA Truck is disappointed Knight Transportation made public its unsolicited takeover offer of about $94.5 million and says the company is being misleading in its version of events. On Thursday, Knight Transportation Inc. disclosed it had offered $9 per share for rival trucking company USA Truck Inc. Knight Transportation put the deal’s total value at about $242 million, including approximately $147 million in USA Truck outstanding debt. Knight Transportation claimed that USA Truck had not been interested in a deal and that it would consider “modestly” raising its offer if it finds more value in USA Truck during a due diligence process. Knight Transportation also announced that it has already purchased about 8 percent of USA Truck’s outstanding stock. In its response, USA Truck said its board previously reviewed Knight Transportation’s offer and unanimously determined that it undervalues the company and is not in its shareholders’ best interests. USA Truck said it had offered to meet with Knight Transportation to talk about why it considered the bid inadequate, but that Knight Transportation turned down the offer to meet. USA Truck said Knight Transportation also said it saw no point in having further talks about a possible transaction at that time. USA Truck said that it is still open to all strategic options, including further talks with Knight Transportation. But the company added that it still feels that moving forward with its strategic plan provides superior value to its shareholders. Knight Transportation is based in Phoenix, while USA Truck is based in Van Buren, Ark. Knight Transportation’s stock fell 3 cents to $16.57.
USA Truck disappointed takeover bid made public
PHOTOS: ORACLE TEAM USA WINS AMERICA’S CUP In May,36-year-old British sailor Andrew Simpson was killed after the Swedish boat he was riding on capsized and pinned him underwater for more than 10 minutes. That incident led organizers to institute a 23-knot wind restriction to avoid future crashes, but resulted in numerous cancellations on the blustery Bay. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Oracle Team USA celebrates after defending the cup as they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America’s Cup. Still, despite the difficulties along the way, Wednesday’s victory showed the sport in its best light. Asked by reporters to describe the feeling of having pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Spithill shared the credit with his crew. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Oracle Team USA crushed Emirates Team New Zealand in the final race, crossing the finish line 44 seconds ahead of their rival. Its really about the team, man, Spithill said. On your own, youre nothing. But when youve got a team like this around you, they can make you look great. They did all that today and in the whole series. Im just so proud of the boys. They were looking down the barrel of a gun, and what do these guys do? They dont even flinch. Its a fantastic team. If Ellison’s team had not been caught cheating in warm up regattas in 2012 when they were found to have added extra weight to their boat the moment of victory might have come sooner for Oracle Team USA. Because an international jury slapped the U.S.