Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

{FD} Billy Bush to Colbert: I would have gone to FBI

Billy Bush, the former NBC personality, told late-show host Stephen Colbert Monday that listening to the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape– where President Trump is heard bragging about grabbing women—is like a “a gut punch.” Continue reading

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{FD} In a place that backed Trump, residents weigh racial divides

In Robeson County, North Carolina, the most diverse rural county in America, many often remark at how well residents have overcome the scars of slavery and segregation to get along. Continue reading

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{FD} Hatch defends Moore endorsement, says alleged sexual misconduct happened ‘decades ago’

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has come under fire after defending President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, saying the allegations of sexual misconduct happened “decades ago.” Continue reading

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{FD} Australia to ban foreign interference in politics

Australia will ban foreign interference in its politics, motivated largely by Russia’s alleged involvement in last year’s U.S. election and China’s growing influence on world politics. Continue reading

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{FD} Man gets 3 years for drunken stabbing in fast-food fight

An Ohio college student is scheduled to be sentenced for fatally stabbing his roommate at their apartment after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food. Continue reading

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{FD} Man challenges death sentence, says actual killer given life

A condemned Ohio killer is challenging his death sentence on the grounds that the man who fatally stabbed the victim received a life sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} A protest in Trump Country brings home nation’s race divides

America’s divisions over racism and nationalism have come home to the most diverse rural county in the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky lawyer wanted for massive Social Security fraud captured in Honduras, officials say

A prominent Kentucky disability attorney, who is at the center of a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case, has been captured in Honduras, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts Senate president steps aside amid sexual misconduct probe against his husband

The top Democrat of the Massachusetts Senate stepped aside Monday after his husband was accused of sexual misconduct by several men. Continue reading

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{FD} Pelosi slammed by GOP for calling tax bill ‘Armageddon’

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., isn’t holding back when it comes to criticizing the tax overhaul that the Senate passed early Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Goodell defends NFL’s massive planned donation for social justice causes

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a conference call Monday with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, founders of the Players Coalition, to begin discussions about the league providing nearly $90 million to social just… Continue reading

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{FD} ABC News boss berates staff for botched Brian Ross story, report says

The boss at ABC News berated staff Monday over Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross’s botched “exclusive” about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to CNN. Continue reading

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{FD} Jane Fonda praises Colin Kaepernick at ACLU awards gala: ‘Keep kneeling until you can stand’

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance on Sunday where he was honored by the ACLU of Southern California. Continue reading

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{FD} Special ed teacher, 24, fired for alleged tryst with male student in classroom

A special education teacher in Pennsylvania has been fired following accusations she had sex with a student. Continue reading

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{FD} Daughter: Contractor died of issues tied to Iraqi abduction

The daughter of an American man who was abducted in Baghdad last year says he has died from complications stemming from his month in captivity. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Texas officer killed serving warrant identified

The Latest on a Central Texas police officer shot and killed while serving a warrant (all times local): 7 p.m. Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Sexual harassment, abuse accusations emerge after John Hockenberry forced out from NPR station

Following former ABC, NBC and NPR journalist John Hockenberry stepping away from WNYC in August, a bombshell report about the host’s conduct in the office is making the retirement seem a lot more like a firing. Continue reading

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{FD} UConn changes speaker rules after conservative speech ruckus

The University of Connecticut has issued new guidelines for speakers and campus events after an altercation at a speech by a conservative commentator titled “It’s OK To Be White.” Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of killing fiancee’s son, 8, over messy room

A Pittsburgh man has been found guilty of killing his fiancee’s 8-year-old son by slamming him onto the floor for not cleaning his room. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas cop shot dead in line of duty while serving warrant

A police officer in San Marcos, Texas, was shot and killed Monday afternoon when he was serving a warrant, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} EasyJet passenger suspected of sneaking bottle of liquor onto flight before causing 800-mile diversion

Let it be known to all the travelers out there: your airline is (probably) not BYOB. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican man acquitted in slaying wants gun conviction tossed

Lawyers for a Mexican man who was acquitted in the shooting death of a young San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate said Monday they will ask a judge to toss his gun possession conviction. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida police say mass shooting at Islamic center thwarted

Police say they stopped a man from carrying out a planned mass shooting at a Florida Islamic center. Continue reading

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{FD} Second implosion of Pontiac Silverdome a success

A second partial implosion attempt of the Pontiac Silverdome was a success Monday afternoon, a full day and a half after it’s original implosion date. Continue reading

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{FD} Blake Lively on-set injury halts production on her latest movie

Blake Lively has been injured on the set of Paramount’s female-fronted spy thriller “The Rhythm Section.” As a result, production has been temporarily suspended on the adaptation of Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novels. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 children found as authorities target polygamist compound

Utah authorities raided a compound of a polygamist sect in search of four missing children, finding two boys but not their sisters. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia jury acquits ‘citizen journalist’ of felony charges

A Georgia jury has acquitted a self-proclaimed citizen journalist of the most serious charges she faced after she was arrested while filming a Republican rally in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas man admits material support to Islamic State group

A Houston-area man has pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Smart suitcases are being banned from several airlines starting January

Maybe think twice if you’re planning on buying one this holiday season. Continue reading

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{FD} Paul Manafort working on op-ed with colleague ‘assessed’ to have links to Russian intelligence, court papers say

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, indicted in October for multiple counts related to Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation, has been working on an op-ed with a colleague “assessed to have ties” to a Russian intelligence services, ac… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

Shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn are renewing questions over whether Trump may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas officer shot and killed while serving warrant

A Texas police officer has died after being shot multiple times by a suspect while serving a warrant. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI agent fired from Russia probe oversaw Flynn interviews, softened Comey language on Clinton email actions

The FBI Agent who was removed from the special counsel’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia because he sent anti-Trump messages to a colleague oversaw the bureau’s interviews with former National Security Advisor Mic… Continue reading

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{FD} Mitt Romney, Roy Moore get into Twitter spat over sexual misconduct allegations

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, just as new details surrounding Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct with minors surfaced. Continue reading

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{FD} Roy Moore accuser shares graduation card she claims he signed

One of the women who has accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of having a relationship with her when she was underage has presented new evidence of her connection to the embattled Republican, according to a report Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Bryan Singer fired from Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for alleged unprofessional behavior

Director Bryan Singer has reportedly been fired from the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” after complaints of absences and unprofessional behavior on the set. Continue reading

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{FD} Couple booked in the death of Kansas boy encased in concrete

Police say two people are being held in the death of a Kansas boy discovered earlier this year encased in concrete. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado school board votes to end voucher program

A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board prepared Monday to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vo… Continue reading

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{FD} Activists in Mexico protect, release sea turtle hatchlings

Watched by tourists, activists and a helpful guard dog named Lulu, a new generation of olive ridley sea turtles plod across a short stretch of sand and into the warm Pacific, to grow and eventually return to the same beach someday to lay their own eggs. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman’s kind deed convinces Calgary Airport to lower ****** prices

After her act went viral on Reddit, airport staff were prompted to make the change Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: White House ‘not surprised’ by travel ban ruling

The Latest on the Trump administration’s travel ban against residents of six mostly Muslim countries (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is applauding the Supreme Court’s decision Monday allowing the Trump adminis… Continue reading

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{FD} 3 teens charged as adults with fatally beating homeless man

Police have charged three teen boys with the fatal beating death of a 57-year-old homeless man in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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{FD} Chelsea Handler calls Sarah Sanders lewd names on her talk show, sparking outrage

Chelsea Handler’s Netflix series is going out with a bang as the comedian-turned-activist took some brutal shots at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvey leaves thousands still waiting on clean water

Thousands of people are still waiting on access to safe drinking water in parts of Texas more than three months after Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Soccer coach arrested with girl had New York job

The Latest on a Florida soccer coach accused of running away with a teenage girl and arrested in New York (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 men sentenced to life in killing of man shoveling snow

Two men convicted of killing of a rival gang member as he shoveled snow in Boston for a nonprofit that steers young people away from crime have been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Will MSNBC punish Joy Reid after homophobic past was revealed?

MSNBC declined to comment on Monday regarding whether or not embattled host Joy Reid will be disciplined for her homophobic remarks and anti-gay jokes that was unearthed over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} States push to criminalize wearing masks

Arizona residents may want to put their costumes away until Halloween. Continue reading

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{FD} Married mother-of-two teacher, 29, pleads not guilty charges of ‘classroom sex’ with her teen boy student

A married high school teacher in Maine pleaded not guilty Monday to sex charges after she was accused of sleeping with a 17-year-old student. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby

Savannah police are crediting an officer with saving the life of a choking newborn baby by racing to her apartment and then using chest compressions to restart the infant’s breathing. Continue reading

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