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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