/Politics/ Last Updated: Wed, May 29th, 2024 @ 5:55pm EDT


Scottie Scheffler holds 'no ill will' toward officer who arrested him: 'Police officers have a difficult job'

Scottie Scheffler had all charges dropped against him on Wednesday, stemming from his arrest outside Valhalla Golf Club during the PGA Championship earlier this month.

Scheffler was detained at 6:01 a.m. ET on May 17 and later charged with second-degree assault of a police officer (a felony), criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic.

The two-time Masters winner said at the time it was a "misunderstanding," and maintained that stance amid...


GOP Sen calls for criminal investigation into Trump trial judge over gag orders

Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, is demanding a criminal investigation into New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan over his enforcement of gag orders against former President Trump during his trial. 

The Ohio Republican, a strong advocate of the former president, called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to open an investigation into Merchan, specifically for depriving Trump of his First Amendment right to free speech. 

"The public evidence suggests that an investigation is warranted at least....


Thunder GM admits fault trading for veteran who underperformed: 'That's on me'

Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti is in the same boat as Gordon Hayward – the trade for the NBA veteran did not go as planned. 

Presti spoke at an end-of-season news conference on Tuesday following his team’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, where he took the blame for the trade he made for Hayward. 

The trade was supposed to boost the roster, but Hayward wasn’t the right fit in the end. 


"I missed...


Amy Homma succeeds Jacqueline Stewart to lead Academy Museum

Jacqueline Stewart is leaving her post leading the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to return to the University of Chicago. Academy Museum veteran Amy Homma will succeed her as director and president, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.

Stewart, a prominent film scholar and Turner Classic Movies host, has helped steer the Academy Museum through its opening phase, serving as its chief artistic and programming officer from 2020-2022, when she became its leader....


Florida woman jumps from pier to evade cops after public sex romp, police say

A Florida woman jumped into the water from a historic pier in a daring dash to evade police after she and a man were caught having sex in public, the Naples Police Department said.

Alyssia Razo, 20, and Zadok Westfield, 23, were on Naples Pier in Naples around 4:30 p.m. on Memorial Day when police arrived on the scene having received multiple reports of the pair engaged in a sexual act, police say. The pier is a favorite location for sightseers and is known for fishing, bird-watching,...


Fox News viewership dominates competition during May, CNN has worst month since 1991 in key demographic

Fox News Channel finished May as the highest-rated cable news network as CNN hit another historic low during the month of former President Trump’s New York criminal trial.

Fox News swept CNN and MSNBC in all categories and posted double-digit viewership increases compared to last year, while the competition managed to lose younger viewership despite the intense news cycle.

Fox News averaged 1.3 million total day viewers to finish as the No. 1 network across all of cable during May. MSNBC...


Harvey Weinstein may face new sexual assault indictment as retrial looms

Harvey Weinstein could face a new indictment after prosecutors revealed more women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against the entertainment mogul.

Additional women have come forward with allegations against Weinstein in the weeks since his rape conviction was overturned, Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said during Wednesday's court hearing. Blumberg said women who weren't willing to come forward previously might now be ready to testify against the film...


Connecticut cause of death for victim linked to Martha's Vineyard suspect revealed

The 70-year-old victim in a Deep River, Connecticut, homicide linked to Massachusetts stabbing spree suspect Jared Ravizza died as a result of stab wounds, a Connecticut State Police spokesperson told Fox News Digital.

The development comes as investigators are "still working" to determine the relationship between Ravizza, a 26-year-old from Martha’s Vineyard who is alleged to have stabbed six people in Braintree and Plymouth on Saturday before being chased down by police in Cape Cod, and...


CNN data guru reveals public opinion on Trump hasn’t changed due to NY trial: ‘Don’t really care that much’

CNN senior data reporter Harry Enten revealed numbers on the network Wednesday showing that Americans’ opinions on former President Trump haven’t changed during his ongoing hush money trial in New York City.

As closing arguments in the trial occurred, Enten cited a Quinnipiac poll showing that after the prosecution examined Michael Cohen, 46% of respondents believed Trump had done something illegal regarding payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels — the same percentage as during...


Argentina court postpones the start of a trial in a criminal case involving the death of Maradona

A criminal court in Argentina has postponed to Oct. 1 the start of a trial in a criminal negligence case brought against eight people allegedly involved in the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona.

The trial was set to start on June 4, but the criminal court in San Isidro, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, said in a decision published by local media Tuesday night that "several questions have been raised" by all parts involved in the homicide case, adding that "at this date they are still to...


NJ mayor apologizes to Jason and Kylie Kelce after altercation with woman, offers 'redo date night' on him

The mayor of a New Jersey town has publicly apologized to Kylie Kelce and her Philadelphia Eagles legend husband, Jason Kelce, following an altercation with a woman outside a restaurant, which went viral over Memorial Day weekend. 

Michael Collins, the mayor of Margate City, New Jersey, issued a formal apology on Facebook Wednesday, while also suggesting a make-up date night on him. 

"On behalf of the City of Margate, I’d like to formally apologize to Jason & Kylie Kelce for the experience...


Michigan judge astonished at how man shows up to virtual hearing for driving with suspended license charge

A Michigan judge was astonished when a defendant charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license dialed into a virtual court hearing while behind the wheel of a car.

The May 15 hearing in Ann Arbor was for Corey Harris, whose case involved his suspended license. 

The assistant public defender introduced herself to Judge Cedric Simpson as Harris dialed into the Zoom hearing. 

"Mr. Harris, are you driving?" Simpson asked the defendant.



Yankees' superb starting pitching accomplishes feat not seen in 131 years

The New York Yankees boast one of baseball's best records, and of course, the insane duo of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto have played a large role.

But no one could have predicted what was coming out of their rotation, and that's without reigning Cy Young Award winner Gerrit Cole.

Yankees starters own the second-lowest ERA in all of baseball at 2.73 – two-thousandths of a run more than the Philadelphia Phillies'.


But the stretch their rotation has...


Shania Twain admits she doesn't 'hate' ex-husband for 'great mistake' of cheating

Shania Twain shared how she feels about her ex-husband's "great mistake" of cheating.

Twain, 58, noted she doesn't "hate" Mutt Lange, whom she divorced in 2008, but explained the affair is "his mistake" to live with.

"Forgiveness is in the family of letting go," the country music star said during an appearance on the "Great Company with Jamie Laing" podcast. "But forgiveness, more specifically for me anyway, is not about forgetting necessarily. It's about understanding the other person, and...


JK Rowling says friends 'begged' her not to speak out on trans issue: 'I was a heretic'

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling revealed in a new essay why she decided to speak out for women's rights despite facing pressure to stay silent on the controversial issue of gender identity.

"By the standards of my world, I was a heretic," Rowling said about the moment she began to believe that the transgender movement was "dangerous" and "profoundly misogynistic." "However, I kept my thoughts to myself in public, because people around me, including some I love, were begging me not to...


Early stroke symptoms, plus allergy prevention and foods that promote sleep

EVERY SECOND COUNTS – Jenna Gibson was just 39 when a stroke nearly killed her. Here, she shares her story to help raise awareness among young women. Continue reading…

‘PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN’ – ADHD now affects 1 in 9 kids in the U.S., a new report reveals. Mental health experts discuss reasons for the spike and how families can help. Continue reading…

EAT WELL, SLEEP WELL – Want a better night's sleep? Researchers suggest eating more of these types of foods. Continue...


Brad Pitt and George Clooney reunite on screen for the first time in 16 years for new action comedy flick

Brad Pitt and George Clooney reunite on screen for the first time in 16 years for the new movie "Wolfs." 

In the film, Pitt and Clooney play fixers who get hired to cover up crimes. The two are reluctantly brought together when they end up on the same assignment. 

The first full trailer for the movie was released May 29. Austin Abrams, Amy Ryan and Poorna Jagannathan round out the cast. 


The trailer begins with...


Prehistoric discovery in US lake leaves experts in shock and awe

Wisconsin historians recently announced the discovery of at least 11 ancient canoes in a Badger State lake – including one boat that dates back to 2500 BC.

The findings were announced in a press release by the Wisconsin Historical Society on May 23. The canoes were found in Lake Mendota, which is located outside of Madison.

The Wisconsin Historical Society explained that two ancient canoes were found in a cache in the lake in 2021 and 2022. Since then, historians have found at least 11 other...


First Lady Jill Biden warns 'The View' 'we will lose all of our rights’ if Trump gets another SCOTUS judge

First Lady Jill Biden said Wednesday there would be disastrous results and a loss of human rights if former President Trump is re-elected in November.

"We will lose all of our rights," she said on "The View." She had warned earlier that "we cannot take things for granted, and think of the Supreme Court for God’s sake. Talk about things getting worse? Can you imagine if we put any more Republicans on the Supreme Court? No!"

The first lady appeared on the ABC program to promote her new book...


Polls close and South Africa counts votes in election framed as its most important since apartheid

South Africans voted Wednesday at schools, community centers, and in large white tents set up in open fields in an election seen as their country’s most important since apartheid ended 30 years ago. It could put the young democracy into unknown territory.

At stake is the three-decade dominance of the African National Congress party, which led South Africa out of apartheid’s brutal white minority rule and to democracy in 1994. It is now the target of a new generation of discontent in a...

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