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O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan, who run 21st Century Fox , made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox announced on Wednesday O'Reilly was being removed from the network. Fox News should have fired him in 2004 when Andrea Mackris spoke out, but at least they did it now. They're the owners of FOX News. The claims stem from a bombshell i... [Full Article...]

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in It seems clear that all eyes will be on the upcoming runoff election between Ossoff and Handel in June. That tweet followed another Trump posted Tuesday evening, declaring a major Republican win "despite major outside money". We are changing the world. He praises the grassroots organizers who he said are fueling support for his campaign and those of other Democrats considering mounti... [Full Article...]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not seek re-election in 2018

Rep. Jason Chaffetz will not seek re-election in 2018 He also noted that he had the backing of Speaker Paul Ryan in his current position as chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee. According to a statement Chaffetz, a Republican representing Utah's 3rd Congressional District, released on Facebook , he said , "it is time", citing his stance of serving only as long as one needs to. [Full Article...]

Trump, Without Evidence, Says He Thinks Susan Rice Committed A Crime

Trump, Without Evidence, Says He Thinks Susan Rice Committed A Crime While Rice would not deny that she asked that names of Trump officials be demasked, she insisted the Obama administration did not spy on Mr. Trump or his staff for political purposes. A former national security official told CBS News that when such information on US individuals is approved and provided by the intelligence community, it is typically given directly to the senior official who made ... [Full Article...]

Will Smith in Talks to Star as Genie in Aladdin

Will Smith in Talks to Star as Genie in Aladdin The actor is reportedly in talks to portray the beloved character, voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated Disney film. It looks like Will Smith could be trading his Bel Air throne for phenomenal cosmic powers. Other movies like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland have also proved to be very profitable for the studio. Live-action remakes have become a cash-cow for Disney af... [Full Article...]

Russia, United States agree on joint work over Syrian conflict

The vote came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the escalating tensions in Syria. The Russian government did not mince words to condemn the U.S. missile strike at a Syrian airbase and called it Washington's move "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of worldwide law". [Full Article...]

Vice President Mike Pence gives stern warning to North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence gives stern warning to North Korea A plan to move 50,000 American troops and their families now in South Korea away from the North Korean border is a top priority, said Pennsylvania U.S. "The loss of USA participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products". [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley calls off Ann Coulter talk for security reasons

In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans sent Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy says officials are open to rescheduling for a later date. UC Berkeley said it did not have enough advance notice to provide security for the Coulter event. [Full Article...]

Special election for U.S. Congressional, State Senate seats

Eighteen candidates are vying to represent Georgia's 6th District, but one candidate has taken up nearly all the oxygen: that's Democrat Jon Ossoff , a 30-year old documentary filmmaker and former Capitol Hill staffer. He just "hopes to have a Republican elected", Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Ossoff had fought for a majority vote with the help of millions of dollars from restive activists, a ... [Full Article...]

Florida state senator to publicly apologize for racial slurs

Florida state senator to publicly apologize for racial slurs Sen. Kelli Stargel will replace Artiles as chair of the chamber's communications and utilities committee. According to the Miami Herald , Artiles approached Gibson to let her know the series of questions he had asked regarding one of her bills earlier in the day was in retaliation to her questioning one of his. [Full Article...]

NCAA releases future championships site selections

NCAA releases future championships site selections The NCAA also announced Tuesday that PPG Paints Arena will host the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championships in 2019, the Frozen Four in 2021, and first- and second-round NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games in 2022. NCAA champions will be crowned in Rochester area in 2020 and 2021. Omaha's CenturyLink Center hosted early games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2008, ... [Full Article...]

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez acquitted in 2012 double slaying

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez acquitted in 2012 double slaying But Suffolk County's district attorney Daniel Conley said he was "disappointed" with the result. He pointed out holes in the prosecution's case including the absence of forensic evidence tying Hernandez to the shootings - no fingerprints or DNA were found on the gun used in the killing or in the vehicle that Hernandez allegedly fired from. [Full Article...]

Contentious cases await Gorsuch on high court

Contentious cases await Gorsuch on high court Gorsuch's Friday confirmation ends a 14-month vacancy on the court following the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia . There are appeals pending on expanding gun rights to include carrying concealed firearms in public, state voting restrictions that critics say are aimed at reducing minority turnout, and allowing business owners to object on religious grounds to providing gay couples ce... [Full Article...]

KATHERINE CABANISS: Be sure to follow tax-time laws

KATHERINE CABANISS: Be sure to follow tax-time laws If you're anxious that you won't be able to pay your taxes , you should still file to avoid the late filing fee. The IRS said the fastest and easiest way to get an extension is through Free File on IRS.gov where some partners offer free electronic filing of the extension request, according to the release. [Full Article...]

Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running

Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running Having registered under the name KV Switzer, her gender went unnoticed by officials at the start line, but a few miles in she was attacked by an angry official who tried to pull her off the course - creating an enduring image of women's right's history. [Full Article...]

The Man Who Shot Someone In A Facebook Video Has Killed Himself

Rambling videos he shared showed his despair, saying he was out of options and wanted to kill as many innocent people as he could. In a message posted on Facebook on Tuesday, police confirmed that Steve Stephens had died by suicide after a chase in Erie County, Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

Georgia race seen as early Trump test goes to run-off

Since he defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton previous year, Trump and the Republicans have had control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. Democrats, out of power in Congress and the White House, need a spark to convince themselves they can take back all that they had lost. "It also potentially puts the Senate in play, while certainly protecting our endangered re... [Full Article...]

Anti-Defamation League Offers Spicer Holocaust Training After Hitler Gaffe

Howard Stern was the original shock jock, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave him a run for his money this week when he made a factually inaccurate statement about the Holocaust that offended millions of Americans. He added: 'If you're looking for ratings and you're looking for comedy, there's nothing better than this'. "It's disappointing because I've let the president down", a subdu... [Full Article...]

McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect

Pennsylvania State Police say Stephens "was spotted just after 11 a.m. this morning by an alert citizen near the intersection of Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue in Erie County, Pennsylvania, which is less than two miles from PSP Troop E headquarters". [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, found dead in prison cell

Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, found dead in prison cell He was still serving a life without parole sentence for murdering Odin L. Lloyd in North Attleborough, Massachusetts in 2013. "Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window". "The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues". Hernandez had appealed for a new trial. Hernandez starred at the University of Florida before he was dra... [Full Article...]


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