High court upholds key part of Obama health law

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 8:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 8:56 AM

            People line up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on the eve of Thursday's expected ruling on whether or not the Affordable Care Act passes the test of constitutionality Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The decision handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced the court's judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.

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Car strikes pedestrians in Times Square: Latest updates

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 12:55 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

Richard Rojas, who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan's Times Square  on Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department.

At least one person died, the New York Fire Department confirmed.

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Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, Michigan.

Rojas, 26, of the Bronx, tested positive for PCP and told police that God made him do it, a law enforcement source told CNN.

The suspect, who suffered from "psychological issues," told police he expected officers to shoot him, according to the source.

Rojas has been arrested twice in New York -- in 2015 and 2008 -- for drunken driving, New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill told CNN.

The incident, which was reported around 12 p.m., did not appear to be related to terrorism, authorities said.

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes dead at 77

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 8:46 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Roger Ailes, the Fox News founder and CEO who left the cable news powerhouse after 20 years amid allegations of sexual harassment, has died, family members said in a statement. He was 77.

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Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, confirmed her husband’s death in a statement posted on the Drudge Report.

“Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes wrote. “He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back.”

A family friend, who was not identified, told “New York” magazine that Ailes was dealing with complications after having "some kind of blood clot" last week in Florida.

2 killed when plane crashes into neighborhood near New Jersey airport

Published: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Updated: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 4:23 PM

A Learjet 35, similar to reported aircraft in crash at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. (Photo By The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were flying in crashed into a residential neighborhood less than a mile from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, according to multiple reports.

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Police told WPIX that the pilot and co-pilot of a Learjet 35 were killed in the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash happened in Carlstadt, about 1/4-mile from the airport, around 3:35 p.m.

Video posted to social media showed heavy, dark smoke coming from the scene of the crash. The sounds of small pops and explosions can be heard.

Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey dies at 59

Published: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 10:50 AM
Updated: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 14:  CEO of Paramount Pictures Brad Grey attends the press conference for the Paramount Pictures title

Television and film producer Brad Gray, who served more than a decade as chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, has died, family members said Monday in a statement. He was 59 years old.

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Relatives said Grey died Sunday of cancer at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Grey, and four children.