Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Vegas security guard was pressured to give interview to Ellen

A Mandalay Bay security guard was pressured to give his first interview about the mass shooting in Las Vegas to Ellen DeGeneres because company bigwigs feared a real journalist would have grilled him about the timeline.  More…

Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of ‘Ellen’

The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found. On the set of “Ellen.” On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting victim in the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas.  More…

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

Texas girl, 3, missing after she was sent outside at night as punishment

A 3-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside by herself at night near an alley behind her home. Wesley Mathews, 37, told police that he had seen coyotes in the alley near where he told his daughter to stand, the affidavit said.  More…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired

A Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday in a case that became a flashpoint in the ongoing national conversation about police use of force. Detective Jeff Payne’s supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was also demoted to officer.  More…

Mandalay Bay staffers didn’t call cops after security guard was shot

Hotel staffers at the Mandalay Bay did not call Las Vegas police until after Stephen Paddock started his mass shooting spree, according to phone records. An anonymous source who has reviewed the records told ABC’s “World News Tonight” that employees initially refused to alert authorities — even after security guard Jesus Campos took a bullet to the leg.  More…

A Supreme test for a ‘war on cops’ outrage

The war on cops is moving from the streets to the US Supreme Court. Last week, the justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges don’t hold up. One mistake making an arrest could mean losing their home and everything else. Faced with that risk, who would ever want to be a cop?  More…

“I Didn’t Forget”: Actress Hilarie Burton Says Ben Affleck Groped Her

Stars have emerged left and right to condemn Harvey Weinstein in light of his sexual assault and harassment allegations, and Ben Affleck, who had worked with Weinstein on multiple occasions, found himself on the receiving end of some of the heat.  More…

Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has LiLo in his corner. Lindsay Lohan posted a video on Instagram from her bathroom in the United Arab Emirates in which — speaking in a curious Mid-Atlantic accent — she expressed support for the disgraced movie mogul.  More…

Unlike Trump, late-night comedy is quiet on Harvey Weinstein

Give Harvey Weinstein this much: He’s proving that late-night comedians aren’t the nation’s conscience after all. Weinstein’s implosion over alleged sexual misconduct ought to put him squarely in the late-night crosshairs, but Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the rest have stayed silent. Did the scandal somehow hit too close to home?  More…

Matt Damon denies trying to get Weinstein exposé killed in 2004

Matt Damon on Tuesday owned up to calling a reporter at the request of Harvey Weinstein more than a decade ago, but insists he wasn’t trying to bury her story — and knew nothing about the movie mogul’s alleged history of sexual misconduct.  More…

Matt Damon & Russell Crowe helped kill 2004 Weinstein story

Matt Damon may soon be forced to comment on the decades of sexual harassment Harvey Weinstein inflicted upon his staff and a number of Hollywood actresses. One day after Sharon Waxman revealed in a post on The Wrap that she had been working on an expose about Weinstein until Damon and actor Russell Crowe called her directly to stop a negative story about Harvey Weinstein in the New York Times, according to the Daily Mail.  More…

Donna Karan defends pal Weinstein, says harassed women ‘may be asking for it’

Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to her pal Harvey Weinstein‘s defense in a bold way – saying sexually harassed women may be “asking for it” by dressing seductively, according to the Daily Mail. The DKNY founder, who is friends with Weinstein’s wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, described the couple as “wonderful people,” adding: “Harvey has done some amazing things.”  More…

New revelations: Las Vegas gunman shot security guard six minutes BEFORE opening fire on concertgoers

The gunman who attacked a country music concert in Las Vegas shot a security guard in the hotel before beginning his assault on the concertgoers, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Monday, a significant change to the timeline of the massacre that officials had previously given to the public.  More…

Yahoo now admits every single account, 3 billion people, affected by data breach

Yahoo on Tuesday said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. In 2016, Yahoo disclosed that more than one billion of about three billion accounts had likely been affected by the hack. In its disclosure Tuesday, the company said all accounts were likely victimized.  More…