• Couple suing famous Little League team over bad throw

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A Cherry Hill couple is suing the city's beloved Taney Baseball Association over a game of catch. Seriously. Taney Baseball became a household name in August when the league's Taney Dragons became the first team from Philadelphia to ever make it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Now, Anand and Sujata Kumar, of Cherry Hill, are claiming that a throw from a pint-sized player at a Taney game in May left 73-year-old Anand Kumar "disabled and disordered" and that his wife has also suffered as a result of his injuries.

  • Tensions high as Milwaukee panel hears comments in police shooting case

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Tensions ran high Thursday night as hundreds of supporters of Dontre Hamilton and fired Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney spoke out at a meeting of the city's Fire and Police Commission, the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Manney last month in connection with the death of Hamilton, 31, who was shot 14 times by Manney at Red Arrow Park in April. Manney has appealed his firing to the commission. "Do the right thing and uphold the termination of officer Christopher Manney," said Curtis Sails III, a member of the Coalition for Justice. As he spoke, half the audience held signs reading "Can Dontre appeal?" Those who supported Manney wore black shirts reading "We Stand Together." Several officers who spoke described the pride they feel as a member of the department and the risks they take daily as part of their duty.

  • Michael Brown's parents react to Darren Wilson's 1st public comments

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, says the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury,"  following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer in the teen's death. Wilson's account "sounds crazy," Michael Brown Sr. told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie. It's "disrespectful," McSpadden explained. Wilson said in his interview that Brown was the instigator of the incident, reaching for Wilson's gun and charging at him to the point where Wilson said he feared for his life.  "For one, my son, he respected law enforcement,'' Brown Sr. said in reaction to Wilson's comments. "Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn? It sounds crazy."

  • ABC News: Darren Wilson Discusses Firing Deadly Shot

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson discussed his account of the moment he shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in an exclusive interview with ABC News. Wilson said Brown was charging at him, disregarding the officer’s instructions. “I started backpedaling, ‘cause he’s just getting too close and he’s not stopping,” Wilson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “After I fired the second round of shots, he gets about eight to 10 feet [away]. And as he does that, he kinda starts to lean forward like he’s gonna tackle me. And eight to 10 feet is close and what I saw was his head. If he’s gonna tackle me, he’s gonna tackle me at that point. And I looked down my barrel of my gun and I fired.”

  • Carly Fiorina actively explores 2016 presidential run but faces GOP critics

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    On a Republican presidential debate stage expected to be filled with more than a dozen current and former politicians, Carly Fiorina envisions herself standing out — as the only woman and the only CEO, the Washington Post reports. Sensing an opportunity in a crowded field that lacks a front-runner, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run. Fiorina has been talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers, courting grass-roots activists in early caucus and primary states and planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire starting next week.

  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    In a shocking revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue Service being shared with President Obama’s White House the Washington Examiner reports. The discovery was revealed to the group Cause of Action , which has sued for access to any of the documents. It charges that the IRS and White House have harassed taxpayers. In an email from the Justice Department’s tax office, an official revealed the high number of documents, suggesting that the White House was hip deep in probes of taxpayers, likely including conservatives and Tea Party groups associated with the IRS scandal.

  • News 9: Two From Oklahoma Arrested During Ferguson Protests

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    FERGUSON, Missouri - Two people from Oklahoma were arrested during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, News 9 reports. A tweet posted Tuesday night by the St. Louis County Police Department said ...

  • Fitness guru: It's OK to pig out on Thanksgiving

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Washington is so hung up on diet and calorie counting that a fitness guru is urging the city’s fittest to lighten up and pig out on Thanksgiving treats. After all, said trainer Maggie Winzeler, it’s just one day of the year. "Many Washingtonians work tirelessly six to seven days a week, putting pressure on themselves about everything from deadlines to calories. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to go off the grid and to drop dieting in order to recharge and reflect,” she told Secrets. "Washingtonians work extremely hard and rarely let themselves relax. Thanksgiving is about taking a break and enjoying a meal with people we care about. Food brings people together and should not be feared or over analyzed on special occasions due to calorie counting or dieting,” she added in comments also directed at other fitness purists around the nation. Winzeler has trained 300 clients in the Washington area and now writes a fitness blog where she recommended that gym rats take the day off and enjoy Thanksgiving. And she provided some science about why a one-day gorge won’t ruin the best diet.

  • News 9: New Study Reveals Shocking Trends For Teens On Social Media

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A new study revealed an alarming trend about what our kids are witnessing on social media sites and it's something parents will not 'like,' says News 9. The study called 'Teens and the Screen' by the internet security company McAfee revealed 87 percent of kids have witnessed cyberbullying, and that's three times more than in 2013 and of those kids, 26 percent of them are ...

  • KOCO: Oklahoma officers volunteer in Ferguson area

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Oklahoma police officers, including a retired Bethany officer, are in the Ferguson area in conjunction with the grand jury’s decision on the Michael Brown case. They are not there to enforce the laws but to help feed their brothers in blue and offer them support, and more officers from the OKC metro are expected to spend their holiday weekend ...

  • News 9: OU Students Host Moment Of Silence For Events In Ferguson, MO

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Students at the University of Oklahoma gathered on this campus early Tuesday morning to reflect on the unrest in Ferguson, News 9 reports. The OU Black Student Association hosted the "Moment of Silence" for the family of Michael Brown and the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri ...  

  • The Hollywood Reporter: HBO Prepping Bombshell Scientology Film From Oscar Winner

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Amy Berg's sex abuse exposé An Open Secret isn't the only new documentary likely to ruffle feathers in Hollywood, says the Hollywood Reporter. THR has learned that Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) is putting the finishing touches on a film that tackles the Church of Scientology and its Tinseltown tentacles. HBO, no stranger to controversy, having ushered such hot-button docs as The Case Against 8 and the Paradise Lost trilogy to the screen, is eyeing a 2015 airdate for Going Clear, which is based on Lawrence Wright's controversial book that was also exclusively excerpted in THR .

  • How America's Newspapers Are Covering Ferguson

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The unrest in Ferguson following the announcement that a grand jury would not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown has taken over front pages of newspapers across the country this morning, says the Huffington Post. The St. Louis Post Dispatch went through several editions as the story evolved during the night. Here's their first edition:

  • LeBron James, other athletes react to news from Ferguson

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Athletes took to social media on Monday night to respond to news that 28-year-old Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, USA Today reports. LeBron James posted the following photo to his Instagram page:

  • KTUL: Trash Trucker Driver Finds Man Shot to Death in Sapulpa

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A man was found shot to death overnight in Sapulpa, KTUL reports. Police say a trash truck driver spotted a car on the side of the road on 57th West Avenue around 1:30 this morning, and when he stopped to offer assistance, he saw...

  • Former TCU student sentenced in overdose death of T. Boone Pickens’ grandson

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    A former TCU student who faced a murder charge in the overdose death of the grandson of billionaire Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens has been sentenced to 10 years’ probation as part of a plea deal, per the Dallas Morning News . Brennan Tailor Rodriguez, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death, the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said. Authorities say Rodriguez injected heroin into Ty Pickens’ arm.

  • Rand Paul demands Obama go to war with ISIS

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul today released his draft of a “declaration of war” resolution against ISIS, expanding his foreign policy efforts, the Washington Examiner reports. “When Congress comes back into session in December, I will introduce a resolution to declare war against ISIS. I believe the president must come to Congress to begin a war and that Congress has a duty to act. Right now, this war is illegal until Congress acts pursuant to the Constitution and authorizes it,“ Paul said. The release came as news leaked that President Obama was firing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in part for a weak effort against ISIS.

  • NY Daily News: Bill Cosby paid off women says ex-NBC employee

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Back when Bill Cosby was the king of network television, veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti served as the royal fixer, New York Daily News reports. When Cosby invited young models into his Brooklyn dressing room, the megastar’s pal stood watch outside the door. When the married Cosby sought a Queens apartment for another pretty face, Scotti arranged the deal. And when the man behind Fat Albert needed cash disbursed to his flock of single female friends — hey, hey, hey — Scotti became the conduit for payments of up to $2,000 a month. “He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.”

  • The Rolling Stone Article: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Jackie and Drew had met while working lifeguard shifts together at the university pool, and Jackie had been floored by Drew's invitation to dinner, followed by a "date function" at his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. The "upper tier" frat had a reputation of tremendous wealth, and its imposingly large house overlooked a vast manicured field, giving "Phi Psi" the undisputed best real estate along UVA's fraternity row known as Rugby Road.  Jackie had taken three hours getting ready, straightening her long, dark, wavy hair. She'd congratulated herself on her choice of a tasteful red dress with a high neckline. Now, climbing the frat-house stairs with Drew, Jackie felt excited. Drew ushered Jackie into a bedroom, shutting the door behind them. The room was pitch-black inside. Jackie blindly turned toward Drew, uttering his name. At that same moment, she says, she detected movement in the room – and felt someone bump into her. Jackie began to scream.

  • Grand jury evidence in Ferguson shooting may not be released

    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    ST. LOUIS - The wait continues for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case. On Sunday, KSDK learned that the evidence the grand jury is hearing may not be released after all. If Darren Wilson is indicted, the evidence presented to the grand jury would not be released because it would be used during the trial. In an interview on September 28, Bob McCulloch said the judge agreed that the records would be made public, if there is no indictment.