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September 20, 2012 |
Actress Lindsay Lohan was back in the spotlight Wednesday following her arrest outside a New York nightspot on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident after a chef claimed her SUV clipped him, police said. The arrest was a setback for the 26-year-old actress best known for movies such as "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls. " After several years of arrests and short jail terms, Lohan in recent months had gotten back to making movies. Lohan, however, remains on probation for shoplifting a necklace in 2011 in Los Angeles.
September 18, 2012 |
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on suspicion of drunk driving and speeding early Tuesday, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos. Turner, 30, of Suwanee, Ga., was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5 a.m. Turner spent barely two hours behind bars before he was released on $2,179 bond, jail records showed. ETC. Group will advise how to distribute Penn State penalty money A 10-member task force has been named to come up with guidelines for how to distribute the record $60-million fine that Penn State will pay in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the NCAA said Tuesday.
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August 22, 2012 |
A man who allegedly broke into actor-rapper LL Cool J's home suffered a broken nose and jaw at the action star's hands Wednesday morning after what police sources described as a "knock-down, drag-out" fight. LL Cool J, who rose to fame with the aptly named hit song "Mama Said Knock You Out" and portrays a special agent on the CBS drama "NCIS Los Angeles," proved life imitates art and nabbed the burglar inside his expansive Studio City house. When Los Angeles police arrived at the Blairwood Drive home around 1 a.m. Wednesday, LL Cool J had detained the battered and bruised suspect.
August 17, 2012 |
Reality-TV star Joey Kovar's family was reportedly in shock after the "Real World" and "Celebrity Rehab" personality was found dead Friday morning at a friend's house in the Chicago area. "Everyone is in shock right now. He seemed fine, he was happier and he was doing better," David Kovar, Joey's brother, told the Chicago Tribune . David Kovar also said the family was not suspecting drug use, despite a TMZ report that said they were, combined with the 29-year-old's previous struggles with addiction.
August 9, 2012 |
ALEPPO, Syria - On a city street where shops once stayed open late selling computers and electronics, children in flip-flops and dusty clothes clambered over the charred, twisted mass of a tank. The hatch hung open and a few kids peered inside, the soldiers' bodies now gone. The destroyed army tank, once a rarity in the uprising against President Bashar Assad, symbolizes a shift in the balance of the 17-month conflict in Syria, one that augurs gains for the rebels, but also raises the prospect of an increasingly bloody arms race.
August 3, 2012 |
FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio - Strike up a conversation about Mitt Romney in this working-class suburb of Cleveland, and it's a good bet that it will quickly turn to Bain Capital. President Obama's blistering indictment of his Republican challenger's career at the private equity firm has come to define Romney, interviews show, among swing voters here in one of the election's Great Lakes battlegrounds. Television ads that Obama and his allies have aired on Cleveland stations for weeks have left some wondering how Romney earned up to $250 million at Bain and whether he caused the layoffs of Americans like themselves along the way. Echoing the Obama ads, they also question why some of Romney's personal fortune wound up in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
July 31, 2012
In 2004 California voters approved Proposition 69, which authorized the collection of DNA evidence not just from convicted offenders and people arrested for homicide or sex crimes, but from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. The profiles generated from samples obtained under the law are shared with police in other states. This page opposed the measure as overly broad. It's one thing to build a database of samples from convicted criminals, but it's quite another to keep genetic profiles of people who are arrested but ultimately determined to be innocent of any crime.
July 24, 2012 |
If ABC News does fire Brian Ross, he could always find a job working for Aaron Sorkin. Ross, a veteran investigative reporter for ABC News, blew it Friday morning when he suggested that the Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect, Jim Holmes, might be connected with the "tea party. " "There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado tea party site as well. Talking about him joining the tea party last year. Now, we don't know if this the same Jim Holmes," Ross ominously informed "Good Morning America"host George Stephanopoulos, who thought the news "might be significant.