Lori Loughlin was slapped with a bribery charge. Jimmy Carter is on the mend. And I think you deserve some free beer. Here's the news to know Tuesday.
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Is Aunt Becky going to jail?
Actress Lori Loughlin and husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli were among 11 parents hit with new charges on Tuesday in the college admissions scandal: conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. The new charges could involve potentially harsher sentences — and more jail time. The move comes after four parents pleaded guilty in court Monday, choosing to admit guilt rather than face an additional bribery charge. Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to a sham nonprofit for their two daughters to be classified as crew recruits at the University of Southern California.
The daughters have left the building: Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli are no longer USC students.
Doomed design. Six dead.
The "probable cause" of the horrific collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami last year that killed six people was doomed design, the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday. The 174-foot-bridge section, designed to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater, was still under construction when it crashed, crushing eight vehicles beneath it. A peer review that failed to detect the calculation errors and an engineer's failure to recognize the importance of cracking prior to the collapse contributed to the tragedy, the board said.
What everyone’s talking about
- Jussie Smollett failed to persuade a judge to drop a Chicago lawsuit seeking a $130,000 fine for wasting police time on an alleged hoax hate-crime.
- RBG is the MVP: Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she never stopped her famous workout despite latest cancer bout.
- The final trailer for the final movie is finally here: 5 things that shook us in the new "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" trailer.
- Google Maps is becoming more like Waze, and Apple recently overhauled its app. How do you prefer to navigate?
- Amazon has declared war on dollar stores.
Trump slammed for calling impeachment inquiry a 'lynching'
President Donald Trump compared the impeachment inquiry against him to "a lynching" on Tuesday, drawing condemnation for comparing a congressional process to vigilante murders aimed mostly at black Americans. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching," Trump tweeted. Rep. Bobby Rush replied: "Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you. Delete this tweet." Some Republicans also criticized Trump's metaphor: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted "to equate [Trump's] plight to lynching is grotesque." Another Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham, defended the president's word choice, telling reporters that the impeachment investigation is "a lynching in every sense."
- A U.S. diplomat told lawmakers that Trump wanted Ukraine military aid linked to the investigation of his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
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Get well soon, Jimmy Carter!
The oldest living former president, Jimmy Carter, suffered a pelvic fracture on Monday after a tumble at his home in Georgia, but he’s in “good spirits.” The incident is the latest in a string of falls for Carter, who turned 95 years young on Oct. 1 (happy belated, Bud). But the accidents haven’t stopped Carter from saving the world: Days after a fall earlier this month that left him with 14 stitches and a bruised left eye, Carter was out helping to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, which he called his “number one priority.” ❤️💙
- A 9-year-old boy charged with murder in a mobile home fire that killed five struggled to understand a judge's explanation of the charges.
- "E.T." and "The Haunting of Hill House" star Henry Thomas was arrested for driving under the influence.
- Speaking of high-profile arrests: Here are some A+ celebrity mugshots. (Don't judge me for this.)
- El Niño weather events are about to become more extreme thanks to climate change, a new study suggests.
- Drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to settle opioid lawsuits. Spend it to treat addiction, experts say.
Let's talk about Brexit, shall we?
Britain's Parliament on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to push a Brexit deal through Parliament by Oct. 31, a major defeat for Britain's leader that injects a new twist into Brexit's chaotic proceedings. The outcome potentially thwarts Johnson's attempt to leave the bloc by Halloween, something he has vowed to do. The impact on Brexit's fate is far from clear.
A break from the news
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- Get your pumpkin-spice-whatever ready: Here how to have the ultimate fall day.
- These are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday.
We're basically living in a 'Final Destination' movie
A Georgia driver walked away with only minor injuries after logs from a truck smashed through his front windshield, which I'm fairly certain is a scene from one of the "Final Destination" movies. Except this driver survived (thankfully!). The accident happened as the driver was traveling behind a truck carrying logs in in Cleveland on Oct. 11. Whitfield County Fire Chief Edward O'Brien told CNN that the driver dropped something and had reached down to get it when he rear-ended the truck.
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