Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Murder confession: A man confessed Tuesday to abducting and murdering an 11-year-old boy nearly 27 years ago in a small Wisconsin town. Danny Heinrich, 53, admitted to kidnapping Jacob Wetterling as he, his brother and a friend rode their bikes along a rural road. Heinrich’s confession was part of a plea deal on federal child pornography charges. The deal will put him in jail for 20 years, though he will not technically serve time for Jacob’s murder. According to authorities, it was the only way to get Heinrich to reveal where the boy’s body was buried.
2. Fox settles with Carlson: Fox News has settled a sexual harassment suit with one of its former anchors, Gretchen Carlson, for a reported $20 million. Carlson had charged that former Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes had demoted then fired her when she refused his sexual advances. "We regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve,” a statement from 21st Century Fox read. Other women have since claimed that Ailes has harassed them.
3. iPhone 7 reveal: Apple will unveil its next generation of iPhones on Wednesday, and rumor has it the new smartphones will be missing something – a place to plug in earbuds. The analog headphone jack is a thing of the past, according to some who cite leaks from Apple’s Asian suppliers. The reveal is set for 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET).
4. Greta’s gone: Greta Van Susteren found out Tuesday that she no longer works for Fox News Channel when she received a letter via courier telling her she was being taken off the air. According to a story in the Washington Post, Van Susteren had planned to leave the network after contract negotiations went badly. Fox deleted Van Susteren’s biography, her blog and her show’s website within an hour after she was told she wouldn’t be returning to the network.
5. Chase in rehab: According to his publicist, comedian Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility for a “tuneup” in his treatment for a drug and alcohol addiction. Chase checked into the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota Monday.
And one more
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is calling for a Justice Department investigation into the deletion of Hillary Clinton’s emails by a tech company after a congressional committee had requested those emails be preserved. Chaffetz said in his request that the Justice Department determine whether "Secretary Clinton or her employees and contractors violated statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of congressional inquiries, and concealment or cover up of evidence material to a congressional investigation." According to Chaffetz, an employee for Platte River Networks, the company that managed Clinton's private email server at one time, deleted emails even though he had been asked to preserve them by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
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