Chet Hanks’ ex-girlfriend is suing him for one million dollars claiming he physically and verbally abused her during their relationship. Kiana Parker filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in Richmond, Texas, alleging Hanks of perpetrating “an ever-escalating pattern of domestic abuse.” Parker also claims that she tried multiple times to contact Hanks’ famous actor parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, to alert them about the alleged abuse, but they never responded to her messages. “This is about violence within the confines of a relationship between a man and a woman, a man who mentally and physically and psychologically battered, Kiana Parker,” attorney Kevin Murray said during the Tuesday press conference. Parker’s second attorney, D’Angelo Lowe, slammed Hanks for making a “mockery” of black women. “I’m sorry, Chet Hanks would have been charged by now. Instead, he has not been charged and has made a mockery of Black women in the criminal justice system,” Lowe said, “by proclaiming … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks Son Chet Hanks Sued for $1 Million over Alleged Abuse
Years from now when we look back at the coronavirus pandemic, one of the first people we'll think of is Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci Overnight Health Care: US health officials call for J&J vaccine pause over rare blood clots | White House seeks to reassure Five questions raised by the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause Biden says vaccine supply not impacted by J&J pause MORE , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. And why not? It was one year ago when an argument could be made that the two most trusted public figures on COVID-19 were Fauci and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo New Mexico governor settles with former campaign aide over claim of unwanted sexual behavior Fauci fatigue sets in as top doc sows doubt in vaccine effectiveness New Mexico governor signs marijuana legalization bill MORE (D). We all know about the spectacular fall of the latter from 70-something percent approval … [Read more...] about Fauci fatigue sets in as top doc sows doubt in vaccine effectiveness
President Biden Joe Biden IRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE is trying to show he’s open to bipartisan deal-making on his infrastructure proposal, but he’ll have to address divisions in his own party first. Democrats are already at odds over the size of the sprawling package, how to pay for it and what should be included. Here are five hurdles Democrats face in getting a bill to Biden’s desk. ADVERTISEMENT How long to wait for bipartisanship Biden promised to work with Republicans legislatively during his 2020 campaign, and on Monday he hosted a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House to talk about the infrastructure plan. The outreach effort is being hailed by moderate Democrats who face pressure to be, or at least appear, bipartisan in crafting … [Read more...] about Five hurdles Democrats face to pass an infrastructure bill
It happened in a flash. A deputy drew what he thought was his stun gun on a Black man who was fleeing, announcing his choice of weapon with a shout of “Taser!” But it was a pistol he pulled out, not a stun gun, and the man died. “Oh, I shot him,” the deputy says on video. “I’m sorry.” Though the facts sound eerily familiar, that was six years ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a case that closely echoed what occurred this weekend in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. There was the same announcement, the same tragic result, the same shocked response. But what made the Tulsa case unusual happened in its aftermath: The deputy, Robert C. Bates, a reserve volunteer with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was charged by prosecutors, convicted at a trial and sent to prison. The similarities between the 2015 case in Tulsa and the shooting death of a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, in Minnesota on Sunday are striking. Six years later, amid a fraught national conversation around race and … [Read more...] about At least 15 officers mistook guns for Tasers. Three were convicted.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Bernie Madoff , the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82. Madoff’s death at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, was confirmed by his lawyer and the Bureau of Prisons. READ MORE: Lowell COVID Vaccine Clinic Shifts To Pfizer Doses After Johnson & Johnson Pause Last year, Madoff’s lawyers unsuccessfully asked a court to release him from prison during the coronavirus pandemic, saying he suffered from end-stage renal disease and other chronic medical conditions. His death was due to natural causes, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity. For decades, Madoff enjoyed an image as a self-made financial guru whose Midas touch defied market fluctuations. A former chairman … [Read more...] about Bernie Madoff, Man Behind Largest Ponzi Scheme In History, Dies In Prison At 82