Current and former players at more than 20 Division I schools - including Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and Southern California - might have broken NCAA rules by receiving impermissible benefits ranging from thousands of dollars to free meals provided by an agent, according to a report Friday by Yahoo Sports.
WASHINGTON - A Tennessee woman who was convicted last year of trying to climb a White House barrier was arrested again Friday after authorities said she intentionally drove a vehicle into a metal barricade at the executive mansion. D.C. police identified her as Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville. She was in custody and charges were pending Friday night, authorities said.
Two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo was alone with his father while his mother was at work Wednesday, Feb. 21. The little boy was running around his family's apartment in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. His father, Rolando Ortiz, grew frustrated because he was trying to sleep. According to police, Ortiz's frustration quickly escalated to brutal violence: He grabbed his toddler in the kitchen and held him down. With a kitchen knife, Ortiz slashed the child's throat, nearly decapitating him, police said.
Two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo was alone with his father while his mother was at work Wednesday. The little boy was running around his family's apartment in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. His father, Rolando Ortiz, grew frustrated because he was trying to sleep. According to police, Ortiz's frustration quickly escalated to brutal violence: He grabbed his toddler in the kitchen and held him down. With a kitchen knife, Ortiz slashed the child's throat, nearly decapitating him, police said.
The sheriff deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing. In the hours since authorities described the deputy's response, he has been vilified by his own department, the community and the president. The deputy, Scot Peterson, "clearly" knew there was a shooter inside, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference, something that Israel said made him "sick to my stomach." President Donald Trump called Peterson a coward.
A dog injured a child onboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the latest incident in the controversy over allowing emotional-support animals on planes. It happened Wednesday night while passengers were boarding a Southwest flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon. A spokesman for the airline said the dog's teeth scraped the girl's forehead as she approached the animal, causing a minor injury.
Last weekend, Instant Pot shared a post on its Facebook page about some of its products potentially melting and asked customers to stop using them. The story started gaining traction online, seemingly kicked off by the venerable, reliable Consumer Reports on Wednesday, Feb. 21, but there are two things to keep in mind. First - and a very big first: This has nothing to do with the company's pressure cookers, the whiz-bang, do-everything devices that have gained a cult following.
Three major companies - Enterprise Holdings, First National Bank of Omaha, and the cybersecurity giant Symantec - have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picks up steam. Enterprise is the parent company of three car-rental brands: Enterprise, Alamo and National. The arrangement that offered discounts to NRA members was discontinued Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Rick Gates, a former top official in President Donald Trump's campaign, plans to plead guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, according to court papers filed Friday by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The guilty plea, which is scheduled for Friday afternoon, caps a busy week for Mueller's investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and related issues. It also ends a tumultuous period for Gates, who found himself re-indicted, changing lawyers and agreeing to plead guilty all within 24 hours.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio - The mother and son were sitting in the living room, arguing about Ellen DeGeneres again. "She definitely helps push the degeneracy. Didn't she have that cross-dressing little boy on?" Kam Musser, 21, said of one of her recent guests. "That little boy in makeup." "He's a makeup artist," said his mother, Kirsten, 48, correcting him. "What's wrong with that? . . . He does a beautiful job." "I don't think putting makeup on little boys is very kosher." "He's not hurting anybody or himself."