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Fake doc arrested at Grossmont Hospital arraigned on felony charge

A man arrested last week for impersonating a doctor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa pleaded not guilty Friday to a single felony charge of …

Crime

Ritz Paris theft: some jewels found but gang members still on run

Part of loot is recovered during arrest of three suspects and more is found in bag dropped by one of two men still at large<p>French police have recovered some of the jewels worth an estimated €4m (£3.5m) that were looted from the Ritz hotel in central Paris on Wednesday evening, a police source has …

Crime

A high-ranking Obama Commerce Dept. official commuted by taxi — and billed the government

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Vikrum Aiyer liked to commute to his government job by taxi.<p>On at least 130 occasions over two years — the majority during a four-month stretch in 2016 — the then-chief of staff for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called a taxi to pick him up near his home in the …

Government

Fraternity, four men to be sentenced in 2013 hazing death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A national fraternity and four men are expected to be sentenced Monday for charges related to the 2013 hazing death of Baruch College student and fraternity pledge Chun "Michael" Deng. Experts say the punishment could influence other cases that involve hazing deaths.<p>Pi Delta Psi Inc. was …

Crime

People Who Worked With Chris Matthews Accuse Him Of Objectifying Women, Verbally Abusing Staff

MSNBC Host Chris Matthews runs an at times openly derisive and brazenly sexist news operation that has led at least some staffers to describe …

Feminism

Huge car-park blaze ‘destroys 1,400 vehicles’

A huge blaze has destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi-storey car park in the northern English city of Liverpool.<p>An accidental fire in one vehicle spread to others nearby, according to initial assessments by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS).<p>Police said all vehicles in the car park - …

Policing

Sexual harassment in the skies? Disgusting, yes. Surprising, no

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI investigations into sexual assaults on airplanes are becoming more frequent by the year. A recent CNN report puts the figures at a 66% increase from 2014 to 2017 alone. And a recent survey of flight attendants found that a whopping one in five have received, while working, a report of a …

Gender

Couple killed after warning daughter of boyfriend's suspected neo-Nazi views

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A 17-year-old in northern Virginia is facing two counts of murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend's parents after the couple tried to get their daughter to stop dating him because of his suspected neo-Nazi views, according to police and family members who spoke to the …

Crime

10,000 killed in China's 1989 Tiananmen crackdown: British archive

At least 10,000 people were killed in the Chinese army's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, according to a newly …

Wells Fargo cheated millions of customers. The Republican tax bill is about to hand it a big win.

In 2018, Wells Fargo could get the best tax deal of all the big banks.<p>Wells Fargo in 2016 was fined $185 million for issuing millions of fake credit card accounts. In 2017, it was caught overcharging clients on currency trades and improperly charging homebuyers to lock into low mortgage rates.<p>And …

Daredevil climber dies after plunge from Chinese skyscraper

A daredevil climber was attempting to scale a 62-story skyscraper in China when he plunged to his death, according to media reports.<p>Wu Yongning, a so-called “rooftopper,” had earned a huge following on social media by climbing tall buildings without safety equipment and posting vertigo-inducing …

A $40 Toll to Drive 10 Miles? It Happened on Virginia’s I-66

If you took a bus from New York to Washington tomorrow, a 230-mile drive, and then turned around and came back, you still might not spend as much as some Virginians paid on Tuesday to drive there from 10 miles away.<p>Just after 8 a.m., the price to take the new express lanes on Interstate 66 from the …

Danica Roem

Steve Harvey Sued for Alleged Fraud Involving Charity Blames Oprah, Tyler Perry for Bad Financial Advice

<b>Steve Harvey</b> is being sued by a guy who claims he was hired by the TV mogul to raise $20 million for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation as well as …

Garrison Keillor Axed From Minnesota Public Radio Over Impropriety Allegations

Garrison Keillor, the former host of the wildly popular public radio program “A Prarie Home Companion,” axed fired Wednesday by Minnesota Public …

NBC News fires ‘Today’ anchor Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Matt Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was terminated by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.<p>TODAY co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced Lauer's firing.<p>"We are heartbroken," Guthrie said Wednesday.<p>NBC News Chairman …

California wildfires leave behind toxic ash

As the last flames from the deadly California wildfires are extinguished, the state faces another hurdle in the form of ash — possibly toxic — left …

California Wildfires

Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals

Call it a classic case of supply meeting demand.<p>Universities, colleges, even community colleges insist that faculty publish scholarly research, and the more papers the better. Academics and the schools they teach at rely on these publications to bolster their reputations, and with an oversupply of …

Research

'This Administration Doesn't Have a Clue.' Meet the California Billionaire Spending Millions to Impeach Trump

Donald Trump’s latest Twitter dustup is with California megadonor Tom Steyer, who is funding a push to impeach the 45th president. On Friday morning, …

Donald Trump

'The World Will Burn.' Man Had Arsenal of Guns, Explosives, Aerial Images of Schools and Wanted 'Bloody Revenge,' Police Say

(DUNEDIN, Fla.) — Sheriff’s deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade …

Katie Holmes Reportedly Afraid Of Tom Cruise When It Comes To Jamie Foxx And Daughter Suri Cruise

Even though Katie Holmes ended her marriage in 2012, her name is still brought up when it comes to Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology. Katie …

Hollywood

Former USC medical school dean saw patients after using meth, investigators allege

For more than a year while he was dean of USC’s medical school, Dr. Carmen Puliafito abused drugs on days he worked as an eye doctor in university facilities and “would return to his medical office to see patients within hours of using methamphetamine,” a state investigation alleges.<p>Puliafito …

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy.<p>The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the academy says 13 freshmen were accused of cheating on a …

Military

Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.<p>The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy in …

Taliban Launch Wave of Attacks in Afghanistan, Killing 74

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said.<p>Among those killed in one of the attacks was a …

Security guard shot by Las Vegas gunman breaks silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The security guard who approached Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's hotel suite before the massacre said he heard "drilling sounds" before he was shot through the door.<p>In an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" set to air Wednesday, Jesus Campos recounts for the first time on TV the night …

Las Vegas

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.<p>The European Union's Emergency Management Service, meanwhile, says the area burned by wildfires this year in …

Wildfires

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’<p>The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.<p>Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when …

Corruption

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, faces up to life in prison

<b>Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.<p>Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May …

Crime

The worst data hack in US history gets even worse

What else has Equifax not disclosed yet?<p>The Equifax hack just keeps getting worse. The first revelations were made on September 7, that Equifax had discovered on July 29 that it had been hacked sometime between “mid-May through July,” and that the crown jewels of consumer data, including Social …

Identity Theft