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Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student. Bill Murdock, 63, made the decision to retire from Eblen Charities Thursday, according to a statement given…MORE

Nashville police arrest man who allegedly dragged officer with an ATV

Nashville police arrest man who allegedly dragged officer with an ATV

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on assault and other charges for allegedly dragging a Nashville police officer along a street while driving an ATV, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via Twitter. Walter Moss II was arrested in Springfield, Tennessee, on Wednesday by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, police said. He faces three…MORE

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

The Florida man accused of sending mail bombs to CNN offices and prominent Democrats pleaded guilty on Thursday in Manhattan federal court to 65 felony counts, including using weapons of mass destruction in an attempted domestic terrorist attack. Cesar Sayoc, 57, admitted in court to having mailed 16 explosive devices to a variety of officials…MORE

Branson duck boat service won’t operate in 2019 after deadly sinking

Branson duck boat service won’t operate in 2019 after deadly sinking

The Missouri duck boat service whose vessel sank in a lake last summer, killing 17 people, will not operate in 2019, the company that owns it says. “Due to the ongoing investigations into the tragedy last summer, Branson Ride The Ducks will not operate this season,” Suzanne Smagala-Potts, spokeswoman for Ripley Entertainment, said Thursday in…MORE

CNN served with Sandmann lawsuit

CNN served with Sandmann lawsuit

Kentucky high school student Nick Sandmann has sued CNN for its reporting on a viral video controversy in January. The lawsuit, seeking damages of $275 million, follows Sandmann’s multi-million dollar lawsuit earlier this month against the Washington Post. Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, was videotaped on the National Mall in Washington D.C.,…MORE

Growing Up Football

Growing Up Football

Most football players in America are younger than high-school age. But there’s very little data tracking exactly how children get hit on the field. Focusing only on pre-high school aged players, the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab has published what they call the first-ever ratings showing how well youth football helmets protect against head injuries. The…MORE

Pilots transitioned to 737 Max 8 with self-administered online course

Pilots transitioned to 737 Max 8 with self-administered online course

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots’ unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN. Pilots of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses —…MORE

Jimmy Carter just became the oldest living former president ever

Jimmy Carter just became the oldest living former president ever

Jimmy Carter was the first US president to be born in a hospital. On Friday, he marks a new milestone as the oldest living former president ever. At 94 years and 172 days old, Carter has passed the previous record held by the late President George H.W. Bush. “He and Mrs. Carter take walks, and…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

“The Conners” are sticking around. The “Roseanne” spin-off on Friday officially received a second season order from ABC, a move that was not unexpected. Despite the controversy that led to its creation, “The Conners” was a solid performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as the season’s No.…

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

Talk about the ultimate engagement gift. Alex Rodriguez shared an intimate note of congratulations from none other than former President Barack Obama on Friday. The note was addressed to Rodriguez and his fiancĂ©, Jennifer Lopez. “Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement,” the handwritten letter read. “After 26 years together, we…

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is down for a “Parks and Recreation” reboot. The cast of the hit show came together Thursday night at the PaleyFest to celebrate their 10th anniversary and that’s where Poehler revealed it’s simply a matter of when. “Mike Schur is currently working on about five shows,” Poehler told Variety. “Whenever Mike is ready,…

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly on Friday put the brakes on his request for a judge’s permission to travel abroad while he awaits trial on felony sex abuse charges — but only so that he can amend the request with fuller information, his attorneys said. Dressed in a dark suit, Kelly made a brief appearance at a status…