Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

Penn State issued a statement after the verdict, saying the justice system had produced "closure" in the criminal cases that began with Sandusky's arrest in 2011. But former FBI director Louis Freeh said Penn State needs "new leadership and vision" and called on Penn State President Eric Barron to resign. "Pennsylvania taxpayers, the entire (Penn State) community and responsible political leaders should be 'appalled' by Barron and his entire 'leadership' team," said Freeh. On Saturday, the chairman of the Penn State board rejected the criticism of Barron, the university's president for the past three years. He was in a courtroom near the Penn State campus on Friday for a hearing.

March 25, 2017 20:48 UTC

The Latest: Arrests made at pro-Trump rally in California

The Latest on violence at a pro-Trump rally in Southern California (all times local):1:50 p.m.KCBS-TV reports that people were arrested after fights broke out during a rally to support President Donald Trump at a Southern California beach. The TV station says that about 12:30 p.m. Saturday fights broke out between pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters. The Los Angeles Times reports that an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the organizer of the event with pepper spray and was set upon by a group of Trump supporters. ___1:30 p.m.Violence broke out Saturday at a rally on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump had gathered to march. The extent of the clashes between Trump supporters and counter-protesters was not immediately clear.

March 25, 2017 20:48 UTC

Connecticut women turn back UCLA, 86-71

The UCLA women’s basketball team played hard until the final buzzer, but couldn’t muster enough steam to power through a Connecticut-built brick wall. If it wasn’t Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier making shots through the lane, it was forward Gabby Williams knocking down jumpers. “I don’t want it to end,” UCLA Coach Cori Close said after the game as her voice cracked and tears welled in her eyes. UConn shot 55.6% and four Huskies scored in double digits, led by Collier’s 27 points and 14 rebounds. Chong scored 16 points and Samuelson, from Santa Ana Mater Dei High, scored 15.

March 25, 2017 20:48 UTC

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — The gunman in a fatal shooting on the Las Vegas Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours, police said. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another. It happened on a double-decker bus stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. Two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said. Las Vegas Police officer Larry Hadfield said just before 3:30 p.m. that the man had a handgun and surrendered without incident.

March 25, 2017 20:47 UTC

Pence says Trump will keep promise of overhauling Affordable Care Act

Vice President Pence attends a morning service at the Church By the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., last Sunday. “But as we all learned yesterday, Congress just wasn’t ready,” Pence said. “The American people want Obamacare gone.”Pence pointed to a Saturday morning tweet from Trump suggesting Democrats would be forced to work with Republicans on a replacement bill once the Affordable Care Act “explodes.”“As the president said today, don’t worry America,” Pence said. “Until then, I can promise you, President Trump is never going to stop fighting to keep his promises to the American people.”In a lighter moment, Pence acknowledged the presence of Linda McMahon, the chief of the Small Business Administration and a former president of the WWE wrestling network. “Maybe we could have used a few of your WWE superstars on Capitol Hill yesterday,” Pence said playfully.

March 25, 2017 20:45 UTC

Rachel Dolezal says her black ex-husband wanted her to act whiter

She wrote that she was “too black” for her black husband, who wanted her to act whiter, according to the Root. But a white person pretending to be black and running a chapter of the NAACP is a big problem. Read more:Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. ‘I was just reading a book’: Canadian cops called on black man reading C.S. Lewis in his car‘Learn your manners,’ a white man wrote to his black neighbor.

March 25, 2017 20:37 UTC

Obamacare Lives But the Health-Care Bull Is Mortal

The demise of the American Health Care Act should please investors for now. However, the risks of changing health policy have shifted rather than evaporated. Passage of the AHCA, meant to replace the law known as Obamacare, seemed unlikely from the start without some major revisions. Friday’s abrupt withdrawal of the bill from the House of Representatives significantly lowers the chances of a new health law passing soon. Provisions in the bill, such as a rollback of Medicaid expansion and the removal of a mandate to cover certain types of ...

March 25, 2017 20:37 UTC

Lindsey Graham on health care: Republicans and Democrats need to work together

"I think the President should reach out to Democrats, I should reach out to Democrats, and we should say, 'Let's take a shot at doing this together because it ain't working doing it by ourselves.'" After Republicans were forced to pull their bill to replace Obamacare from the floor of the GOP-controlled House on Friday, Trump blamed Democrats and vowed to let Obamacare "explode." We had no votes from the Democrats," Trump said. I think the losers are (House Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi and (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer because now they own Obamacare. Graham has been a frequent critic of the Affordable Care Act and reinforced that Saturday.

March 25, 2017 20:26 UTC

Justice League Trailer Offers More Of The Same

We’ve seen the X-Men and The Avengers come together to face a greater threat more times than I care to remember. The superhero team origin story is starting to venture down the realms of parody, with every trailer hitting exactly the same beats. We’ve seen the super-fast-slow-motion scene, and The Flash is doing it all over again. On the other hand, despite how little we’ve seen of Barry Allen so far, his personality has certainly shone through. As of yet, we haven’t seen the faintest glimmer of personality from this mechanical hero.

March 25, 2017 20:26 UTC

From Mexico With Love: Thomasina Miers Reveals Her Favourite Foodie Hotspots

Thomasina Miers was her name and she was the winner of what was the first series of a revamped TV programme, originally shown in the 90s. She has also since opened an American-Mexican diner concept (there are two restaurants in London) called DF Mexico. The eateries are renowned for their vibrant decor and relaxed menus based around the street food of Mexico. (Credit: Wahaca)When Thomasina first came up with the concept, there were no mainstream, authentic Mexican restaurants on the London scene. Here, I speak to Thomasina Miers about Mexico, travel and her inspiration...You have championed Mexican food – elevating it from themed Tex-Mex to something more refined, cool and fresh.

March 25, 2017 20:24 UTC

The Latest: Reynolds, Fisher remembered for wit at memorial

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011 file photo, Carrie Fisher kisses her mother, Debbie Reynolds, as they arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello, File/Associated Press)LOS ANGELES — The Latest on a public memorial honoring late actress Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart in December. Fans and friends have paid tribute to Debbie Reynolds at a poignant, laughter-filled memorial for the late actresses. ___12 a.m.Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Fisher died several days after falling ill on an international flight, and Reynolds died of a stroke.

March 25, 2017 20:21 UTC

Uber suspends its self-driving car tests after one of its SUVs was struck in Arizona

After a self-driving Uber SUV was struck in a high-impact collision Friday night, the ride-hailing company is suspending tests of its autonomous vehicles while it investigates. Officials say Uber’s SUV was operating on its own when it was hit by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn't yield was cited for a moving violation. An Uber statement Saturday said there were no passengers in the self-driving Volvo SUV at the time of the crash, but there were two operators in the front. Police say the Uber rolled over onto its side as a result of the collision.

March 25, 2017 20:15 UTC

WWE's Potential ROH Buyout: Are Tape Libraries Overrated?

With several former ROH stars now under WWE's umbrella, in an age where viewership continues to sink as WWE has geared its product to a hardcore fanbase, WWE reportedly values ROH's tape library. A lot of their current performers and stars are ROH guys and we have their history. At one point, WWE Hall of Famer and former head of talent relations Jim Ross called WWE's purchase of TNA's tape library "imminent." But vintage wrestling footage was seldom among its most popular programming. In the month of December, "tape library" footage from outside promotions was nowhere to be found.

March 25, 2017 20:15 UTC

Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

Gathered along the edge of a mountain, the men, women and children of Barbablanca watched in stunned silence as a river of mud washed over their small village. In January, the residents of Barbablanca began noticing steady, unusual rains, and in early March, the downpours became worrying. When the mudslide stopped and residents were able to climb down and assess the damage, they found a village buried in mud. An entire village left homeless, the residents of Barbablanca have been sleeping in a partially covered patio at a hydroelectric plant in a nearby village. Even in villages like Barbablanca relatively near the capital, there is little hope that residents will be able to entirely rebuild.

March 25, 2017 20:15 UTC

Alex Jones Apologizes for Promoting ‘Pizzagate’ Hoax

PhotoAlex Jones, a prominent conspiracy theorist and the host of a popular right-wing radio show, has apologized for helping to spread and promote the hoax known as Pizzagate. The admission on Friday by Mr. Jones, the host of “The Alex Jones Show” and the operator of the website Infowars, was striking. Mr. Jones also said that two reporters the show had worked with “are no longer with us,” although he did not identify them or discuss the exact nature of their work with Infowars. The pizzeria, Mr. Alefantis and his employees have been besieged by threats. Mr. Alefantis said in an emailed statement that he was pleased with Mr. Jones’s apology but wished it had come months ago.

March 25, 2017 20:15 UTC

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