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Charles Manson death: Notable reactions on social media

Charles Manson, the cult leader who led followers to kill actress Sharon Tate and six others, is dead at age 83, the California Department of Corrections said late Sunday. >> Read more trending news Here’s what public figures, celebrities, and other notable people and organizations were saying about his death:
The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

The Latest on the death of Charles Manson (all times local): 11 p.m. Prison officials say it's "undetermined" what will happen with the remains of cult leader Charles Manson. Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections, says there will be an autopsy even though "obviously it's...
Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era. Manson, the hippie cult leader who died of natural causes Sunday at age 83 after nearly half a...
Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners. In categories like artist of the year and favorite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts were in contention. Only six female artists or groups that include women won in the more than two dozen fan voted awards handed out Sunday night. However...
Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no

Nebraska's Keystone XL vote may not be a clear yes or no

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas...
Keystone XL pipeline faces last major regulatory hurdle

Keystone XL pipeline faces last major regulatory hurdle

A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state. The decision Monday could have a big impact on whether TransCanada Corp. decides to proceed with construction of the project, which was first proposed in 2008 but repeatedly delayed. The five-member Nebraska Public Service Commission vote is the last major regulatory...
Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who led followers to murder several people in the 1960s, is dead, the California Department of Corrections said late Sunday. The 83-year-old died of “natural causes,” according to a CDCR news release. TMZ reported Wednesday that Manson’s health had been deteriorating steadily. He was transported with five unformed cops to a hospital...
These children’s Christmas wish lists include blankets, food 

These children’s Christmas wish lists include blankets, food 

Not all wishes are for the season’s hottest toy.  Some boys and girls are seeking more practical gifts: hygiene items, warm blankets and food. The charity group Things of My Very Own is hoping to help them.  The organization created tags, and children filled them out with specific items they would like.  “I want school snacks so I’m not the only one not eating during...
Murder trial in Ohio firefighter's arson death set to resume

Murder trial in Ohio firefighter's arson death set to resume

Attorneys are ready to resume their defense of an Ohio homeowner and his nephew charged in a 2015 house arson that resulted in a firefighter's death. Prosecutors say homeowner Lester Parker solicited nephew William "Billy" Tucker to set the fire that led to the death of Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman. The firefighter fell through a floor of the burning home. Prosecutors say Parker...

Jurors return in trial of deputy accused of abusing girls

A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the trial of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" who's charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine. Jurors began deliberating Friday in the trial of Kenneth Hatch. A judge sent them home for the weekend before getting back to work Monday. Prosecutors say Hatch abused the girls from 1999 to 2014. Court documents say the abuse of one girl started...
Pink scales skyscraper for American Music Awards performance

Pink scales skyscraper for American Music Awards performance

Pink is well known for performing in a harness above crowds, but she put a unique spin on it at Sunday’s American Music Awards. While singing the title track of her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” the singer and a group of dancers were suspended from high wire. Stories above the ground along the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, Pink spun, flipped and soared as a crowd of...
‘Signing Santa’ brings holiday traditions to deaf children

‘Signing Santa’ brings holiday traditions to deaf children

Like most kids, Camron Ellis was excited to go to the mall.  Ellis, who was born with severe hearing loss and uses a cochlear implant, was one of several dozen other deaf or hard of hearing children Tuesday to see Christmas carolers and tell Santa what they want for the holidays as part of the “Signing Santa” event at MacArthur Center.  “(Camron’s) just full of joy...
Christina Aguilera belts a Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera belts a Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera delivered a tribute to the late Whitney Houston that only a vocalist of her caliber could do. At Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Aguilera celebrated the 25th anniversary of Houston’s blockbuster movie “The Bodyguard” and it’s top-selling soundtrack. Beginning her set in a black pantsuit and a singular spotlight, Aguilera sang the a capella...
Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

A plant mistaken for marijuana led to a Butler County couple suing their police department for a wrongful drug bust. Audrey and Edward Cramer talked about that incident on Thursday as they announced the lawsuit. The Cramers said it all started when their insurance agent came to their Buffalo Township home for a property damage claim and took pictures of hibiscus plants. The agent thought they...
Japan exports climb on surging demand for cars, machinery

Japan exports climb on surging demand for cars, machinery

Japan's exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released Monday showed even faster growth in imports of oil, gas and coal that caused the trade surplus to fall more than 40 percent from the year before. As China recovers momentum following a slowdown, demand from the region's biggest economy is helping to...
Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest pre-emptively denied an accusation by an anonymous E! hair stylist who said the entertainer acted inappropriately. “Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her,” Seacrest said Friday. “If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly...
Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether "this horror show" would actually aid in the conservation of any animal. The trophy policy was among issues Trump cited in a series of tweets. He also insulted Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and branded as ungrateful the...
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The council said a 2016 private study estimated that prescription opioid overdoes, abuse and dependence in the U.S. in 2013 cost...
Deputies fulfill sick boy's wish for Christmas ornaments

Deputies fulfill sick boy's wish for Christmas ornaments

A sick young boy's Christmas wish was fulfilled thanks to Paulding County sheriff's deputies.  Brantley Dobbs is a 6-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor. He said the only thing he wanted for Christmas was different ornaments for all of his Christmas trees. Deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office went to the boy’s house to deliver dozens of ornaments they collected....
Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda is recalling some 800,000 Odyssey minivans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched, the car maker said Saturday. Honda said the seats in Odysseys from model years 2011 to 2017 may tip forward if not properly latched after the seats are adjusted from side-to-side or re-installing after a seat removal. Honda offered instructions...
Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent." In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn't confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor referenced what he calls a "politicized atmosphere" that has afflicted the set. He said...

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent's injuries or what led to them. Spokesman Carlos Diaz said the FBI has taken over the investigation. Another spokesman, Douglas...

The Latest: Trump tweets about death of Border Patrol agent

The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local): 8:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice. The president made the comment on Twitter Sunday night amid a series of unrelated tweets. He also reiterated his call for a wall...
Police: Florida woman kills husband, hides his duct taped body in closet

Police: Florida woman kills husband, hides his duct taped body in closet

A 65-year-old Florida woman was arrested and accused of murdering her husband and then hiding his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built inside a closet.  Barbara Wozniak, of Shalimar, was charged with second-degree murder Friday night while she was already in the Okaloosa County jail on another charge of tampering with evidence. Deputies made the discovery on Nov. 15 when they...
‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Earle Hyman, the actor best known for playing Russell Huxtable, Bill Cosby’s wise father on “The Cosby Show,” died Friday. He was 91. Hyman died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew, Rick Ferguson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Hyman played Othello on stage, was a regular on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Oscar in the...
Honda recalls 800,000 mini-vans

Honda recalls 800,000 mini-vans

Honda said Saturday it’s recalling some 800,000 Honda Odyssey mini-vans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched. The automaker, which has some 13,000 workers in Ohio, has offered recent instructions to Odyssey owners on making sure the affected second-row seats are securely latched. The recall affects 800,000 Odyssey...
Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his New York apartment. She said the film producer and director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused...
Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. "Who?" LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he over there...
Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens

Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens

A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. Saturday's wedding at Border Field State Park in San Diego was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door of Hope. Evelia Reyes, wearing a white wedding dress with train and veil, embraced Brian Houston of San Diego after signing documents that made...
Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It's the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission's ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas...
Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935

Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935

New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse. Reports indicate he complained of a booming headache and decided to "self-medicate" with a bottle of booze before heading to his bunk to sleep. He never woke up. Now, 82 years later, O'Brien's heirs are going to...
After boasting of sex with 50 women, Supreme Court judge apologizes

After boasting of sex with 50 women, Supreme Court judge apologizes

An Ohio Supreme Court justice is apologizing for a recent Facebook post in which he boasted of having sex with about 50 women over 50 years. “There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to admit you were wrong,” Justice William O’Neill posted on his Facebook page Sunday. “It is Sunday morning and I am preparing to go to church and get right with God,&rdquo...
LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell made history Saturday night as she was elected New Orleans’ first female mayor, the Times-Picayune reported. Cantrell defeated fellow Democrat and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet to become the 51st mayor in a city that will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its founding 2018. Cantrell, a city councilwoman, got 60 percent of the votes over Charbonnet, according...
Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long stood with them, and now, as he faces accusations of sexual impropriety including the molestation of a 14-year-old girl, they are...
Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. 12 election even if that could mean ceding the seat to a Democrat...
Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral. And he said he's not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. Mnuchin had invited his wife, Louise Linton, to join him for what is usually a routine photo of a treasury secretary examining currency being...
Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning in Ocala, Florida, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 85. In his six-decade career, the singer recorded more than 60 albums, had three dozen Top 10 singles and wrote several hit songs that are now regarded as classics, the Tennessean reported. During the 1960s, Tillis’ songs charted for several artists, with...
Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. The provision to repeal a requirement that everyone in the U.S. have insurance has emerged as a major sticking point for Republican...
Local pet-meal delivery service launches

Local pet-meal delivery service launches

A new, locally based meal delivery service for pets? It’s real. Vandalia-based Ahler’s Catering and Nutritional Services — part of Demetrius of Forty Churches LLC — has announced that it will offer a pet meals program for clients in the Dayton and Springfield areas. RELATED: New pet supplies shop opens downtown Ahler’s Catering has been delivering meal kits for Ohio...
Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Carl Spackler is back. Bill Murray played the hilarious golf course groundskeeper in “Caddyshack,” determined to keep a pesky gopher from ruining his lush fairways. He will play a similar role in “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle Murray’s Extra Innings,” an unscripted series that debuts Monday on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show will stream on Mondays...
LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. "Almost 300 years, my friends...
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe addresses nation, defies resignation expectations

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe addresses nation, defies resignation expectations

In an address on state television Sunday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe  defied expectations he would resign, Reuters reported. The 93-year-old, who has led the country since it gained independence in 1980 from Great Britain, pledged to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier. ZANU-PF had given Mugabe less than...
Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday morning incident. The Secret Service tweeted at about 8 a.m. Sunday that someone tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are being used to create a second row of...
Oklahoma quarterback apologizes for obscene actions on sidelines

Oklahoma quarterback apologizes for obscene actions on sidelines

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he was caught up in the heat of the moment. After a chippy football game against Kansas, the Heisman Trophy front-runner apologized for his “unacceptable” and “disrespectful” actions toward the Jayhawks during the No. 4 Sooners’ 41-3 victory Saturday, ESPN reported.  During the game, Mayfield grabbed his crotch and yelled...
Leaving for the holidays? Record travel expected for Thanksgiving

Leaving for the holidays? Record travel expected for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week travel is expected to reach a post-recession high this year, with more than 50 million Americans expected to venture out — the most traveling in more than a decade. About 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this week, a 3.3 percent — or 1.6 million more people — increase over last year. Travel times in the most congested cities in...
10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Among them: the first black woman to lead the...

List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018

The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2018, as provided by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust: Tania N. Fabo, Saugus, Massachusetts (Harvard University) Samarth Gupta, Acton, Massachusetts (Harvard University) Christopher J. D'Urso, Colts Neck, New Jersey (University of Pennsylvania) Jordan D. Thomas, South Plainfield, New Jersey (Princeton University) Thamara...

Some firsts among 32 US students picked as Rhodes scholars

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 866 applicants who were endorsed by 299 colleges and universities for post-graduate studies at Oxford University...
Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Social media users are slamming actress and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham after she defended one of the show’s producers, Murray Miller, following allegations that he raped a teen actress, Page Six reports. “Life comes at you fast @lenadunham,” S.E. Cupp tweeted with a screenshot of one of Dunham's previous tweets, which reads, “Things women lie...
'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

"Saturday Night Live" slammed Sen. Al Franken just days after Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused the Minnesota Democrat and former "SNL" cast member of groping and kissing her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. Colin Jost and Michael Che took aim at the comedian-turned-senator during the show's "Weekend Update" segment. "Thursday is Thanksgiving...
Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honoring those affected by tragic events of the year, from hurricanes to hate crimes. First responders stood behind...
Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open

Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open

The Florida residence tennis star Venus Williams calls home was burglarized as she played in the U.S. Open in September, according to a Palm Beach Gardens police report released Thursday. Though what was taken from the home at BallenIsles Country Club is redacted from the report, police indicate more than $400,000 worth of items were taken from the residence. Palm Beach Gardens police indicate...
J. Crew apologizes after photo of black model with messy hair sparks controversy

J. Crew apologizes after photo of black model with messy hair sparks controversy

J. Crew is facing criticism after a photo of one of its models and her seemingly unkempt hair surfaced online. The black woman, dressed in a Madewell dress, was photographed with her natural hair messily pulled back in a ponytail. But everyone wasn’t impressed with the look. >> Read more trending news One Twitter user took to the platform to express her disapproval. She uploaded the...
GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections. The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate. "And yet to pretend this tax bill is world-changing is the way politicians in...
Heroin dealer convicted of manslaughter after buyer fatally overdoses 

Heroin dealer convicted of manslaughter after buyer fatally overdoses 

A drug dealer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after selling heroin to a man who later died of an overdose from the opioid.  April Thomas Guthrie, 34, was also convicted of delivery of heroin and was sentenced to three to five years, according to WNCT.  Kendal Walbert died of a heroin overdose in August 2014 after buying heroin from Thomas and co-defendant Michael Becker, who...
Revolving restaurant had no protections to stop boy's death, lawsuit says

Revolving restaurant had no protections to stop boy's death, lawsuit says

The company accused of negligence after a 5-year-old died at the Sun Dial restaurant had no comment Friday about a lawsuit filed against it. “Due to the pending litigation, we are not commenting on the matter,” Marriott International, Inc. spokesman Jeff Flaherty told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email.  The parents of Charlie Holt, who died from a head injury after...
Teen who biked 13 miles to work given car as present by coworkers

Teen who biked 13 miles to work given car as present by coworkers

Noah Robinson rode his bike to work daily.  The 19-year-old made the 13-mile round-trip commute to his job at Glastender in the rain and even as the temperatures began to drop.  That ended Nov. 10, when his coworkers surprised Robinson with a car for his birthday.  "I want everybody to know that I'm really grateful for everything they've done for me,” Robinson told MLive...
Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Arizona senator was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers. He apparently didn't know the microphone attached to his lapel...
Truck driver with anti-Trump bumper sticker arrested on unrelated charge

Truck driver with anti-Trump bumper sticker arrested on unrelated charge

The Texas driver of a truck sporting a large anti-Trump window decal was arrested Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports. The truck, and its driver, Karen Fonseca, gained notoriety after a sheriff threatened a charge of disorderly conduct for the decal reading, “(EXPLETIVE) TRUMP AND (EXPLETIVE) YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.”  Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls posted a photo...
Sexual harassment at work can increase risk of eating disorders, drug use for women, study says

Sexual harassment at work can increase risk of eating disorders, drug use for women, study says

Workplace sexual harassment can be detrimental. In fact, those who experience it are more likely to suffer from depression, eating disorders and drug use, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Psychological Association recently conducted a study, published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, to further explore how enduring sexual harassment can cause psychological...
Bodies of rapper Bambino Gold, cousin found, police say

Bodies of rapper Bambino Gold, cousin found, police say

The bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin have been found in Alabama, according to authorities. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Alabama, the sheriff confirmed. The bodies were found Friday night and Saturday, according to a report by WTVM , a Columbus television station. The first body was discovered in a wooded...
Eating too fast could be making you fat, study says

Eating too fast could be making you fat, study says

Do you often scarf down your food pretty quickly? Be careful, because doing so could cause some major health issues, according to a new report. Researchers from universities in Japan recently conducted an experiment to determine if eating speed can be linked to obesity or metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors. To do so, researchers evaluated 642 men and 441...
Man beaten, robbed during Plenty of Fish meetup, police say

Man beaten, robbed during Plenty of Fish meetup, police say

Online dating turned violent for a man when a woman he met on the dating site Plenty of Fish lured him to a home, where he was beaten and robbed, police said. The victim met a woman who goes by the dating profile name StonerSnowBunny91, police said. The two decided to meet in person. When the victim tried to meet up, he told police the address was bogus and said he ended up at an intersection. But...
Boy, 10, dies after getting tangled in park swing

Boy, 10, dies after getting tangled in park swing

A 10-year-old boy died Friday night after becoming tangled in chains on a swing at a park in Northwest Jacksonville, deputies said. Jacksonville sheriff's deputies responded at 6:15 p.m. to Charles "Boobie" Clark Park where they found the unresponsive boy, who investigators identified as NaShon Green. Earlier, NaShon's mother walked with NaShon and her other three kids -- ages 9, 6...
Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say

Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say

Marion County deputies, with the help of their K-9, helped find a car theft suspect covered in facial tattoos who was sought by Putnam County authorities, investigators said. Deputies said they noticed a stolen 2005 Hyundai Saturday as it pulled into the parking lot of the Queens Garden Resort in Ocala. Robert Wade Hardister, 26, got out of the car and ran, deputies said.  Deputy Matthew Hooper...
Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

Widow of Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer auctions rare items

The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band. Hal and Jesse Kant's memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band's late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports some of the items are expected to go for as much as $100...
Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected in May, claiming that “liberal media” were “trying to make a story,” the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday, citing audio and documents. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in an audio interview after the attack that reporter Ben Jacobs of The...

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and sexual assault. William O'Neill's original post on Friday criticized "the dogs of war" calling for Democratic Sen. Al Franken...
Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

Ukraine's intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. Many people believed the killing was connected to the 41-year-old Klebnikov's work investigating corruption in Russia...

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. It says the Odyssey's second-row seat may tip forward...
The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts

The Latest: GOP congressman calls for ban on elephant hunts

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to delay new policy on importation of elephant trophies from two African countries (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Republican congressman is praising President Donald Trump's decision to delay a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be brought into the country. But Rep. Vern Buchanan, who co-chairs the Congressional Animal...
Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies

President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal...
Trump fires back after LaVar Ball minimizes role in getting UCLA players released

Trump fires back after LaVar Ball minimizes role in getting UCLA players released

LaVar Ball downplayed President Donald Trump’s role in having his son and two other UCLA basketball players released from custody after a shoplifting incident in China, ESPN reported.  In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trump responded that he “should have left them in jail.” “Who? What was (Trump) over there for? Don’t tell me nothing,” Ball told...
Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister should pay the archdiocese $3.47 million and Perry $1.57 million for interference with contractual relations and...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that...
Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't known, in part because of differences in the Senate and House versions of the bill. But the change to the deduction for...

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

German regulators have banned certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, saying the devices have been used to listen in on school classrooms and run afoul of Germany's surveillance restrictions. The Bundesnetzagentur, or Federal Network Agency, said in a statement issued Friday that watches that would allow parents to "listen unnoticed to a child's environment" constitute an unauthorized...

Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on Medicare

Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued late Friday afternoon by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "For many seniors living on fixed...
Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain

Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain

Residents in a Texas neighborhood are angry that their mail apparently has been going down the drain. Brenda Tisdale was walking her dogs in a southwest neighborhood in Mesquite when she noticed a few clean, white pieces of paper in a sewer drain, KTVT reported. “I was thinking, ‘that’s where all of our mail has gone,’” Tisdale told KTVT. She said she found...
Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Thousands of Zimbabwe residents marched in the streets of Harare on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, CNN reported. The protests in the capital city occurred days after the 93-year-old president was put under house arrest by the army, which also detained some of his key political allies. Mugabe has been Zimbabwe’s president since 1987. People waved Zimbabwean...
New US weather satellite launched from California

New US weather satellite launched from California

An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket. The satellite is the first of four next-generation spacecraft for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Defense bill to benefit Springfield airport, drone research

Defense bill to benefit Springfield airport, drone research

An amendment included in a recent $700 billion defense authorization bill is expected to encourage more cooperation between the military and Federal Aviation Administration, including for work at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The House bill passed this week will add more planes, ships and troops at a time Pentagon leaders say the military has strained under spending caps and high operational...
Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 

Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 

A Michigan man will never forget his 19th birthday, thanks to the generosity of his co-workers, WJRT reported. Noah Robinson had been riding his bicycle to work from Saginaw to Kochville Township, pedaling the 6 ½ miles in 45 minutes regardless of the weather conditions. He works in the shipping department at Glastender and lives with his grandmother after growing up in the care of a guardian...

The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht) says the U.S. administration's decision is — in...
Indiana boy carves wooden toys for needy children

Indiana boy carves wooden toys for needy children

A 10-year-old Indiana boy is building toys from scratch to help children in need enjoy the holiday season, WISH reported. Zander Hite of Greenwood took the advice of his grandfather, Darl Hite, who gave the boy a $20 bill last winter and told him to make a difference this holiday season. Zander bought two slabs of wood to build toy cars, WISH reported. “I played with them when I was little...
Former Washington State high school employee accused of rape

Former Washington State high school employee accused of rape

A former employee at a Washington State high school was charged Thursday afternoon with allegedly raping a 15-year-old student. Kristal M. Gamble, 33, was employed as an office assistant at Kent Meridian High School when she allegedly initiated an illegal sexual relationship with a boy last spring. According to Detective Melanie Robinson, the boy’s parents allegedly found sexual photos...
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