Conyers admits settlement after report on sexual conduct with ex-staffers – but denies allegations

Hours after outright denying an explosive report on alleged sexual harassment, powerful Democratic lawmaker John Conyers admitted Tuesday that he settled a complaint with an ex-staffer — who reportedly said she was fired for rebuffing his advances.

Source: Conyers admits settlement after report on sexual conduct with ex-staffers – but denies allegations

Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

Signatories included original “SNL” cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, along with 34 women who worked on the show behind the scenes between 1975 and the present. Franken was a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy show primarily from 1975 to 1995.

Jane Curtin told the New York Times on Friday that she was surprised by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s allegations against Franken.

Source: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

JUST IN: Women staff of “Saturday Night Live” sign letter in support of Sen. Al Franken

Police investigating after man’s body found in creek with gunshot wounds

A man’s body was found Monday afternoon in a creek.

Police found a 44-year-old man in the creek. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, it was determined the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

An autopsy will be conducted. Homicide detectives are investigating.

No information was immediately known about the suspect..


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Border Patrol Agent from Big Bend Sector Killed in Line of Duty

A U.S. Border Patrol agent died Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector.

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Agent Rogelio Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10, in the Van Horn Station area. Agent Martinez’s partner reported that they were both injured and in need of assistance. Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital.

Big Bend Sector was later told that Agent Martinez expired from his injuries. His partner remains in the local hospital in serious condition.

FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said more information is expected to be released Monday after investigators have had a chance to comb through the preliminary details.

Source: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-agent-big-bend-sector-killed-line-duty

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Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/border-patrol-agent-dies-partner-injured-texas-article-1.3644768

Harrison Ford Helps Driver Whose Car Veered Off Road

The actor and the drivers of other vehicles were stopped after a car went down an embankment in Santa Paula, California on Sunday.

Harrison Ford came to the aid of a driver whose car veered off of State Route 126 or the Santa Paula Freeway in Santa Paula, California, a rep for the Santa Paula fire department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

The singer, songwriter, comedian and businessman had genuine warmth and down-home humor that drew countless fans.

A post on daughter and country singer-songwriter Pam Tillis’ Facebook page said she was deeply saddened by her father’s sudden and unexpected death, and asked fans to post their memories on Mel Tillis’ official Facebook page.

Source: Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

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On this day in history: Abraham Lincoln makes the ‘Gettysburg Address’ on the former battlefield | SOFREP

The Gettysburg Address–it’s been etched into American culture and reminds us of the bloodiest battle in American history.

During this war, there were an average of 420 combat deaths a day. This means that the Civil War cost more American military lives than World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and GWOT all combined.

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Contractor faces mounting allegations for taking money, not finishing projects

Jenereski said he found out Sheasley wasn’t coming back to complete the work from a subcontractor.

Christian Sheasley, who faces mounting allegations from multiple people claiming he took their money for remodeling jobs and never completed the work, attempted to hide his face as he walked into Magistrate Tom Swan’s courtroom Thursday.

Stanley Jenereski told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 he paid Sheasley more than $27,000 for work in his Gibsonia kitchen.

Source: Contractor faces mounting allegations for taking money, not finishing projects

Teacher arrested after she waited to have sex with a student in a candlelit room, authorities say

An Oklahoma teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student

Hunter Day, who officers say admitted to having a sexual relationship with the boy, is charged with rape in the second degree, possession of child pornography and soliciting sex from a minor using technology, Canadian County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a statement posted on Facebook. Day is being held on $85,000 bail.

Source: Teacher arrested after she waited to have sex with a student in a candlelit room, authorities say

CDC Press Releases

Take a look at the latest and archived public health news releases published by the CDC.

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Depending on their age and sex federal guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern. Yet in 2015, just 9 percent of adults met the intake recommendations for vegetables, ranging from 6 percent in West Virginia to 12 percent in Alaska. Only 12 percent of adults met the recommendations for fruit, ranging from 7 percent in West Virginia to 16 percent in Washington, D.C. Results showed that consumption was lower among men, young adults, and adults living in poverty.

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Manhunt grows for killer of New Kensington officer Brian Shaw

New Kensington Patrolman Brian Shaw leans out of his police car to talk with a small boy last month.

Shaw, 25, was shot after pulling over an SUV near the 1200 block of Leishman Street at about 8:10 p.m. Friday, leading to a massive manhunt throughout New Kensington and nearby communities.

As an update the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward for the identity and arrest of the individual responsible for killing New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw.

Source: Manhunt grows for killer of New Kensington officer Brian Shaw