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Recovered Video In Penn State Hazing Death Leads To More Charges

A Pennsylvania prosecutor charged an additional 12 members of a Penn State University fraternity in the death of 19 year-old student Timothy Piazza on February 4th. The charges came after examining recovered surveillance-camera video of the alcohol-fueled initiation rite that turned deadly. Piazza’s death followed a drinking game at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. A total of 17 fraternity members are now facing various charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, hazing and furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor in a state that bans drinking under the age of 21.. ...Read Full Story

New York Doctor Accused in Six Opioid Deaths

A New York doctor who whose clinic prescribed more pain pills than any hospital in the state has been charged in the deaths of six people who overdosed on opioids. Dr. Eugene Gosy of Williamsville, near Buffalo, was indicted last year on federal narcotics and fraud charges by prosecutors who said he turned patients of his pain management clinic into drug addicts for profit. Now a grand jury handed up a superseding indictment, saying his alleged pill-pushing “caused the death of at least six individuals, and contributed to the deaths of others.”. ...Read Full Story

Apollo 12 Astronaut Richard Gordon Jr. Has Died

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died at 88. Gordon flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space twice. In 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper while crewmates Alan Bean and Charles Conrad landed and walked on the lunar surface. Gordon died Monday at his home in San Marcos, California, according to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.. ...Read Full Story

Democrats Win Governor’s Races in Virginia And New Jersey

Democrats rode to victory in Tuesday’s hotly contested gubernatorial elections, as Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Phil Murphy beat Republican Kim Guadagno in New Jersey. The victories, in particular the win in Virginia, are a huge boost to the Democratic Party, which had lost four special congressional elections to Republicans since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago.  . ...Read Full Story

Disney Ends Ban On Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash

Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation by the newspaper into the media giant’s business dealings in Anaheim. Disney’s change of course came after a number of news outlets, including The New York Times and the A.V. Club, said they were boycotting advance screenings of Disney films in solidarity.. ...Read Full Story

Man Arrested By Secret Service Near White House After Threatening to Kill ‘All White Police’

On Monday, the Secret Service arrested a man near the White House after they had been told to be on the lookout for a man who allegedly threatened to kill “all white police.”  Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, alerted the U.S. Secret Service that the man planned to go to Washington with the purpose of killing officers at the White House. Secret Service officers later spotted him on Pennsylvania Avenue near Lafayette Park, according to the statement. He was arrested without incident and officials say charges are pending.. ...Read Full Story

Mystery Deepens Over Assault On Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is recovering at his home after being physically assaulted Friday afternoon by a neighbor. Paul sustained five rib fractures, caused by high-velocity severe force and lung contusions.  The assailant, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was arrested by Kentucky State Police and charged with fourth-degree assault.  Boucher’s attorney said in a statement that “the unfortunate occurrence of Nov. 3 has absolutely nothing to do with politics or political agendas.”. ...Read Full Story

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Calls Out Critics Of Her New Book

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile responded to pushback against her forthcoming book about the Democratic Party, telling her critics to “go to hell.”  Amongst other revelations, Brazile has claimed in her new book that she considered replacing Hillary Clinton with then-Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee, mere weeks before Election Day.. ...Read Full Story

Up To 27 Killed In Mass Shooting At Texas Church

A gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing about 25 people and injuring at least another 27. Following the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, law enforcement officials identified the gunman on Sunday evening as Devin Patrick Kelley, age 26, of neighboring Comal County. He was later declared dead, though it was not clear if the gunman shot himself or was taken out by authorities.. ...Read Full Story

Thousands Are Lining Up For The iPhone X Around The World

Thousands of Apple users around the world lined up to get their hands on the new iPhone X that became available in major markets on Friday.  The iPhone X, Apple’s 10th anniversary offering, is loaded with plenty of high-end hardware and new features, including Face ID that unlocks the phone when users look at it. It is also pricey, starting at $999 for the entry-level model.. ...Read Full Story

US Treasury Yields Tick Lower After Jerome Powell Selected For Fed Chair

U.S. government debt yields ticked lower after President Donald Trump announced the selection of Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell will run the Federal Reserve once current Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires, in a move widely expected and one unlikely to disturb the roaring stock market. Trump made the announcement Thursday afternoon. . ...Read Full Story

Donald Trump Dismisses Campaign Adviser As ‘Young, Low Level Volunteer’

President Trump on Tuesday downplayed the role of his former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, calling him merely a “young, low level volunteer,” whom “few people knew.”  The President’s Tuesday morning tweeted his first comments about Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about being offered information from the Russian government regarding Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. . ...Read Full Story

Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Russia Probe

Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of the Trump campaign was indicted on 12 counts related to money laundering, including “conspiracy against the United States.”  A former Manafort colleague, Rick Gates, also has been charged. Gates and Manafort both surrendered to authorities on Monday morning.  The two men pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance later that same day.. ...Read Full Story

Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation Of Decades-Old Sexual Advance On A Minor

Actor Kevin Spacey apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making a sexual advance on him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old.  Spacey, who has long been private about his personal life, said in a statement that he did not remember any such encounter and also added that the accusation “has encouraged me to address other things about my life” and that he “choose now to live as a gay man.”. ...Read Full Story

Former Fox News Host Eric Bolling’s Son’s Death Ruled Accidental

Former Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling confirmed Thursday that his son, Eric Chase Bolling Jr., died of an overdose of opioids last month in Boulder.  The Boulder County Coroner’s Office had previously confirmed that the younger Bolling, who was 19 and a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, was indeed found dead in early September.  The elder Bolling had said initially there was “no sign of self harm” on his son when he was found.. ...Read Full Story

Two Abortion Restrictions Struck Down By U.S. Judge In Alabama

On Thursday, October 26 a federal judge struck down two abortion restrictions in Alabama that limited how close clinics can be to public schools, as well as banning a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.  U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama found the laws unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the state from enforcing the measures.. ...Read Full Story

Secret JFK Assassination Files To Be Released Thursday

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will release classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Thursday, the deadline Congress set for making the files public. Congress mandated the release to the public of the documents, including FBI and CIA files, barring any action by the President to block the release of certain documents.. ...Read Full Story

Journalist Mark Halperin Apologizes After Five Woman Accuse Him Of Sexual Harassment

Veteran political journalists Mark Halperin is “taking a step back” in the face of five sexual harassment accusations. The story broke as five women came forward and made the allegations to CNN.
Halperin co-wrote the best-selling book “Game Change,” about John McCain’s now infamous decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 against Barack Obama.. ...Read Full Story

2 Dead After Campus Shooting At Grambling State University

Two men were fatally shot early Wednesday morning on the campus of Grambling State University in northern Louisiana, authorities said.  Grambling State University Director of University Communications Will Sutton said the victims were Earl Andrews, a senior at GSU, and Monquiarious Caldwell, who was not a student. Both men were 23 years old and from Farmerville, Louisiana.. ...Read Full Story

​Vietnam War Medic Receives Medal of Honor​

President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to a retired Army captain during a White House ceremony on Monday.   Gary Rose, 69, was awarded the honor for extraordinary heroism during a special forces secret mission in November 1970 against North Vietnamese forces in the Laotian jungle called “Operation Tailwind”.. ...Read Full Story

Serial Killer Fears In Tampa Florida Area After 3 Killings

Fears of a serial killer have police in Tampa escorting children to school in one neighborhood near downtown, and a city bus changed its usual route.  Three people have been shot to death in the past two weeks within a 1-mile radius in the normally quiet Seminole Heights neighborhood. Police believe the shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they don’t have a motive or a suspect.. ...Read Full Story