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  • Dozens of victims stare down abusive gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman delivered a forceful speech in court Friday, praising the “army of survivors” who have spoken out against former team doctor Larry Nassar. “The tables have turned Larry,” she said. “We are here. We have our voices, and we are not going anywhere.” Raisman also accused USA Gymnastics of “rotting from the inside” and called on its new leader, Kerry Perry, to take responsibility and stop issuing statements full of empty promises. “Where is the honesty? […]

  • Doctor delivers baby on international flight to New York

    This definitely wasn’t what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States. Hemal was tired. The second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling. He started in New Delhi, stopped in Paris and was now headed to New York, where he would catch a connecting flight to Cleveland — his final destination. He needed a nap. The 27-year-old had planned […]

  • Trump’s attorney brokered $130,000 payment to porn star just weeks before election: report

    WASHINGTON — Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported that the alleged encounter with Trump took place in July 2006 after a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. The company, Essential Consultants LLC, was reportedly created in Delaware — which offers a […]

  • Who’s affected by a shutdown: By the numbers

    WASHINGTON — If Congress can’t agree on a plan to fund the federal government before time runs out, a shutdown is expected to affect millions of Americans. For starters, the continuing resolution proposed by House Republicans would include a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program — but if it doesn’t pass the Senate, CHIP will be funded only through March. And thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough — meaning they won’t report to work Monday. Who’s […]

  • 13 siblings allegedly starved, shackled and taunted with food

    As the 13 children lived in squalor, starving and shackled with padlocks, their parents left pies on the counter of their California home for the siblings to look at, authorities say. David and Louise Turpin lived with their children between ages 2 and 29 in Perris, southeast of Los Angeles. What started as neglect escalated into years of horrific torture, authorities say, with the parents allegedly depriving the children of water and feeding them small portions of food on a […]

  • House votes to avert government shutdown, path in Senate unclear

    The House voted Thursday night to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill on to the Senate, where its future is much less certain. Shortly before the House vote, the Freedom Caucus said a majority of its members would vote to support a stopgap spending measure, a key sign that holdout conservatives who had been undecided earlier had come on board. Whether the Senate can pass such a measure ahead of a Friday midnight deadline is a different issue altogether. […]

  • Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks: police

    Arriving on the scene of a double slaying last month, Phoenix police took a man — the son of one of the victims — into custody, not knowing they were handcuffing a suspected serial killer. Officers felt Cleophus Cooksey was acting strangely, perhaps trying to conceal something. They arrested him in the December 17 deaths of his mother, Rene Cooksey, and his stepfather, Edward Nunn, but that was just the beginning of a multi-jurisdiction investigation, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams […]

  • NYC, Newark among finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters

    Amazon has released a “short” list of cities its considering for its second headquarters, but the list isn’t exactly short. The 20 potential cities include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Columbus, Ohio. Last year, Amazon received bids from 238 cities and regions from across 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America. The company said it […]

  • Trump administration request $0 for agency that protects consumers

    The Trump administration has requested zero funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the latest sign change may be coming to the agency. The agency, which protects American consumers from predatory lenders and bullying debt collectors, each quarter requests money from the Federal Reserve to fund its operations. Former director Richard Cordray, an Obama appointee, requested $217.1 million last year. He also asked for $86.6 million for the prior quarter. Mulvaney asked for $0. Related: Next up: Big fight over […]

  • New Jersey suburb wants to fine you $200 for driving through during rush hour

    LEONIA, NJ — A New Jersey suburb is getting tired of out-of-towners using navigation apps that send them through its narrow side streets on their way to and from the George Washington Bridge. Its solution? Hitting nonresidents with a $200 fine during rush hour. The borough of Leonia, just west of New York City, says it plans to prohibit outsiders from using 60 public roads between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., beginning January […]