Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in Ohio State University doctor sex abuse inquiry

Rep. Jim Jordan, who used to coach wrestling at Ohio State University, was interviewed by a law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

  • Epstein's jail guards warned his cellmate 'there will be a price to pay' if he talks about Epstein's suicide, lawyer claims
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    Epstein's jail guards warned his cellmate 'there will be a price to pay' if he talks about Epstein's suicide, lawyer claims

    Guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Jeffrey Epstein was detained and died, pressured his former cellmate not to discuss it, according to his lawyer. Attorney Bruce Barket described his client — murder suspect Nicholas Tartaglione — being told to "shut up" and "stop talking" about the Epstein case. When Epstein died by suicide he was alone.

  • China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says
    The Independent

    China could ‘render US military bases useless’ within hours of conflict in Asia, report says

    China's military could use missiles to overwhelm American military bases in Asia within hours, a think tank has warned. The US defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific is “in the throes of an unprecedented crisis”, according to a report from the United States Studies Center, at the University of Sydney in Australia. The report said China has deployed a “formidable array of precision missiles and other counter-intervention systems to undercut America's military primacy” in the region.

  • The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.
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    The police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner has been fired. The guy who filmed it is still in prison.

    Activists used the #FreeRamsey hashtag on Twitter on Monday to demand the release of Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the deadly 2014 encounter between a New York City police officer and Eric Garner. Orta has been locked up for years on various drug and gun charges, which he and his supporters believe are retaliation for filming the viral video of Garner's death. NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired on Monday for placing Garner in a chokehold that led to his death.

  • CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech
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    CNN Pundit’s Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech

    CNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech. Charlie Kravotil, editor of New Brunswick Today, claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming. A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera.

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    A Florida man fed a kinkajou. The next morning, the 'super aggressive' exotic creature attacked him

    Florida wildlife officials say a man was attacked last month by a kinkajou, a small, raccoon-like animal native to Central and South America. Michael Litersky, 37, noticed the exotic creature outside his girlfriend's home in Lake Worth on the night before the attack and left it some watermelon, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. When he opened the door to leave for work the next day around 5:45 a.m., the kinkajou was waiting for him.

  • U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo
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    U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

    The United States has removed nearly 2.7 million barrels of Iranian oil from global markets daily as a result of Washington's decision to reimpose sanctions on all purchases of Iran's crude, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. In an interview with MSNBC, Pompeo said the U.S. government was confident it could continue with its strategy. The United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran in November after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Tehran and six world powers.

  • Boycott the Oven With These Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
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    Boycott the Oven With These Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

    For those 'not turning on the oven today' moods. From Delish

  • Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee
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    Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employee

    An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's "interference" in pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong for three months. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing the detained man had been "placed in administrative detention for 15 days as punishment" by Shenzhen police for breaking a public security law.

  • Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland
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    Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

    After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday's dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon's top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a "definitive counterpoint" for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.

  • Major retailers including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney reportedly joined Victoria's Secret in using a modeling agency with ties to Jeffrey Epstein
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    Major retailers including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney reportedly joined Victoria's Secret in using a modeling agency with ties to Jeffrey Epstein

    Several major retailers — including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney — reportedly worked with MC2 Model Management, the agency accused of supplying underage women to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking operation. According to Bloomberg, MC2 business partner Jeff Fuller approached CEO Jean-Luc Brunel in 2014 to voice concerns about Brunel's ties to Epstein, noting that he had received a "tremendous amount of worries from our clients." Still, many brands continued to work with MC2.

  • Trump decries 'great disloyalty' of Jews who vote for Democrats
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    Trump decries 'great disloyalty' of Jews who vote for Democrats

    President Trump said Tuesday that Jews who vote for Democrats were either ignorant or disloyal. Trump was asked if the United States should reconsider its policies toward Israel after the country refused to permit two Muslim-American U.S. congresswomen to enter. “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” said Trump.

  • Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen
    The Daily Beast

    Police Arrest Two Louisiana Men in 39-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Teen

    After nearly four decades, Louisiana police have charged two men they believe brutally raped and murdered an 18-year-old girl before disposing of her body in the woods. Leo Laird, 64, and Gary Haymon, 54, were both charged on Monday in the death of 18-year-old Donna Gayle Brazzell, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. The young woman's skeletal remains were found near Nichols Cemetery Road in 1980, but authorities were unable to identify them until last month.

  • Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for All
    National Review

    Sanders Hits Back after Co-Sponsor Harris Criticizes Medicare for All

    Senator Bernie Sanders hit back at Senator Kamala Harris Monday evening after Harris said at a fundraiser in the Hamptons that she has “not been comfortable” with the Medicare for All plan she cosponsored with Sanders. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a Medicare for All system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it. “I think almost every member of the United States Senate who's running for president, and many others, have signed on to a variety of plans in the Senate.

  • Now You Can Buy Your Very Own F-16 Fighter Jet
    Popular Mechanics

    Now You Can Buy Your Very Own F-16 Fighter Jet

    A company in Florida is selling a 1980 F-16 for $8.5 million. A Florida company is offering a truly unique used aircraft for sale: an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet available for the cool price of $8.5 million. The aircraft, previously listed for sale at Controller before being taken down, is described as an F-16 fighter jet manufactured in 1980 with 6,000 flight hours.

  • The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space
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    The Amazon is burning and smoke from the fires can be seen from space

    Forest fires in the Amazon are generating smoke that can be seen from space and may have caused a daytime blackout more than 1,700 miles away in the country's largest city. In the middle of the day Monday, the sky above São Paulo was blanketed by smoke from the wildfires raging in the Amazon region, according to local media reports. The smoke resulting from some of these wildfires was also captured in satellite images released by NASA last week. "The smoke did not come from fires from the state of São Paulo, but from very dense and wide fires that have been going on for several days in Rondônia and Bolivia.

  • U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo
    Reuters

    U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

    The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday. Greece said earlier in the day that it had not had a request from the Adrian Darya 1, the vessel at the center of a dispute between Iran and the United States, to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel. The tanker, formerly called Grace 1, left Gibraltar on Sunday.

  • Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth
    Time

    Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth

    What lengths would you go to capture the perfect selfie? For Twitter user @jessiica_george, it meant commandeering her busy subway train, setting up the self-timer on her cellphone and then balancing said phone on a subway seat to get the perfect shot. The video has received over 8 million views since it was posted on Saturday and Jessica herself has weighed in on the moment via Twitter, where she thanked Ben for “making my day.” She also posted the content that everyone was dying to see: the glamorous selfies that she took during her subway self-timer selfie session.

  • Former Texans player Mario Williams accused of trespassing in woman's home
    KTRK – Houston

    Former Texans player Mario Williams accused of trespassing in woman's home

    Mario Williams allegedly cloned a woman's garage remote in order to access her Katy apartment in the middle of the night, court documents say.

  • Texas school district sued for coloring black pupil's scalp with marker
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    Texas school district sued for coloring black pupil's scalp with marker

    Parents of a black teenager in Texas are suing their Houston-area school district after three white middle school personnel used a marker to blot out a design in their son's scalp. The federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Sunday against the Pearland Independent School District and the three staff members of Berry Miller Junior High who used the marker to color the student's scalp. The three claimed that his "common African American 'fade' haircut violated the Pearland ISD dress code policy," the lawsuit reads.

  • US mental health staff warned not to contradict Trump after mass shootings
    The Independent

    US mental health staff warned not to contradict Trump after mass shootings

    When Donald Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings that killed 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, federal health officials made sure no government experts might contradict him. A Health and Human Services (HHS) directive on 5 August warned communication staffers not to post anything on social media related to mental health, violence and mass shootings without prior approval. That alarmed some government mental health experts who said they felt muzzled at a moment many Americans were searching for answers to the US epidemic of mass shootings, said three agency employees.

  • Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say
    Miami Herald

    Man pees in sink behind Starbucks counter and douses merchandise, Penn. cops say

    Pennsylvania police are looking for a man suspected of peeing in a Starbucks sink and onto merchandise in the store. Police asked anyone with information on the man's identity to contact the Manheim Township Police Department. Target isn't the only superstore to be hit with a bodily function crime this summer: A woman was caught peeing on potatoes in a West Virginia Walmart earlier this year, and soon after that a teen in Texas was seen peeing on a shelf of wine, McClatchy news group reported.

  • It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in Nyonoksa
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    It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in Nyonoksa

    Evidence is mounting that Russia may be trying to cover up a tragic nuclear accident after a mysterious blast on August 8 killed at least seven people at a Russian naval weapons site. Russia has declined to say exactly what caused the deadly blast. Western experts and intelligence officials believe the Nyonoksa explosion was caused by a failed test of the 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile, a very dangerous doomsday weapon that NATO calls the SSC-X-9 Skyfall.

  • A man lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, then his car was stolen during her funeral. His community came together to replace it.
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    A man lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, then his car was stolen during her funeral. His community came together to replace it.

    Antonio Basco's blue Ford Escape was stolen and totaled hours after he hosted a funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, who was among 21 people were killed at an El Paso Walmart on August 3. "We donated it to him so that he could have a mode of transportation and still have a connection to his wife," Ronnie Lowenfield, who owns Casa Ford Lincoln with his brothers, told Buzzfeed News. Antonio Basco lived in his blue Ford Escape in the Walmart parking lot for nearly a week after his wife Margie Reckard was among 21 people killed in the store on August 3.

  • The Best Fall Soup Recipes, From Chicken Noodle to Broccoli Cheddar
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    The Best Fall Soup Recipes, From Chicken Noodle to Broccoli Cheddar

    Cold, stormy night? There's a soup for that. From Delish

  • Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed
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    Iran's Zarif says will see if scientist's death sentence can be delayed

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran "will do its best" to see if the death sentence on Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali can be delayed. Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital, was arrested in Iran in April 2016 and later convicted of espionage, having been accused of providing information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists. Iran's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence in December 2017 and Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said Djalali had confessed to meeting agents of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to deliver information on Iran's nuclear and defense...