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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney joining Ryan in Ohio

Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 4:05 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 4:05 PM

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is cancelling his events in Virginia because of safety concerns from the major storm approaching the east coast and will be coming back to Ohio.

He will be joining running mate Paul Ryan events at Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, and the University of Findlay in Findlay. They will then attend a rally at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum in Marion.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns amid sex abuse allegations

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 5:36 AM

VIDEO: Seattle Mayor Resigning Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is expected to resign at 5 p.m. PDT Wednesday amid allegations from five sex abuse accusers. 

>> Watch the news report here

Murray made the announcement in a written statement at 1:07 p.m. PDT Tuesday, about two hours after a fifth man accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.

>> On KIRO7.com: Read a timeline of Seattle mayor’s alleged sexual abuse of teens, as well as his attorney’s responses, here

"While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business," he wrote. 

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A cousin of the Seattle mayor was the fifth man to accuse Murray of sexual abuse – this time alleging he was repeatedly molested as a teenager in the 1970s. The Seattle Times broke the story shortly after 11 a.m. PDT when Murray was expected to announce a plan for KeyArena. Murray’s staff canceled the press briefing.

More coverage from KIRO7.com:

>> Document shows foster-guardian relationship between Seattle mayor, accuser

>> Man accusing Seattle Mayor of sex abuse goes public for first time

>> Man who sued Seattle mayor over alleged sex abuse now seeks millions from city

>> Seattle LGBTQ commission wants mayor's resignation; others say that's not in city's best interest

>> Could Mayor Murray be impeached? Skepticism expressed in council meeting

With an upcoming election in Seattle, Murray has publicly denied all the claims.

Read more at KIRO7.com.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray After Newly Surfaced Sex Abuse Documents: I'm Not Going To Resign

John Legend looking for actors for Trump supporter roles in music video

Published: Sunday, September 03, 2017 @ 1:22 PM

Springfield native and Grammy Award winning artist John Legend is apparently gearing up for a music video shoot that will tackle some serious social issues. 

According to TMZ, Legend put out a casting call, courtesy of Casting Networks in Los Angeles, for a music video shoot Sept. 9. The listing asks for several groups of performers, including African American males and females to play Black Lives Matter protestors, Caucasian males, ages 18-35 to fill the role of “white male protestors,” and a Caucasian and Hispanic woman to “show that there is no segregation in love” for a kissing scene.

>> MORE: John Legend calls Donald Trump racist

What’s gotten the bulk of the attention, is what’s listed as protestors who will play “Trump supporters.” The listing calls for Caucasian men and women, ages 35-65 who are “preferably out of shape.”

Legend has been widely critical of Donald Trump, including a candid, yet scathing interview in the New York Times in February.

>> RELATED:  4 of the most brutal slams John Legend threw at Donald Trump in interview

 In the interview, Legend said he doesn’t think Trump has ever read a book, or knows what’s in the Constitution. 

Nevada to use fentanyl as execution drug in death penalty cases

Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 6:11 PM
Updated: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 8:53 PM

Researchers found that more than 90 percent of unintentional overdose deaths in 24 Ohio counties in January and February 2017 involved fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.
Staff Writer
Researchers found that more than 90 percent of unintentional overdose deaths in 24 Ohio counties in January and February 2017 involved fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.(Staff Writer)

Nevada will begin using fentanyl as a means to execute criminals who have been sentenced the death penalty. 

In a story reported by CNN, fentanyl will be part of a drug cocktail that includes sedative diazepam, commonly sold as valium, and the muscle relaxer cisatrcurium.

Fentanyl has been the drug central in the rise of deaths in the opioid crisis that’s hit the U.S. and the Dayton area, which has been affected more than any region in the country.

Coverage: Ohio has first execution in three years

Death Penalty: State’s execution costs rising

Epidemic: How heroin gets from Mexico to Dayton

Josh Bloom, a senior director at the American Council on Science and Health, who has no position on the death penalty, said the cocktail was humane, but ironic. 

“You got something that’s killing hundreds of people a day across the United States,” Bloom said. “And you got prisons who can’t get death penalty drugs, so they’re turning to the drug that’s killing hundreds of people across the United States.”

The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the social justice system, said medical professionals have stated the new injection cocktail doesn’t make sense.

“You don’t need valium if you have fentanyl,” Susi Vassallo of New York University said to TMP writer Maurice Chammah. She was one of several medical professionals quoted by The Marshall Project, questioning the drug selection.

States have struggled to find execution drugs after pharmaceutical companies stopped manufacturing them. 

This year 464 people in Montgomery County died over accidental opioid overdoses. 

White House Official: Gorka was fired, he didn’t resign

Published: Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 9:44 PM

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington during a ceremony commemorating Israeli Independence Day. White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka tells The Associated Press he has resigned from his position, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington during a ceremony commemorating Israeli Independence Day. White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka tells The Associated Press he has resigned from his position, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Sebastian Gorka didn’t resign from his position as a White House adviser, he was fired according to an official who spoke with TheHill.com.

This is at odds with a report from TheFederalist.com, a conservative website, that printed a portion of a letter from Gorka to the administration announcing his resignation.

Earlier: Gorka latest aide to resign from White House

“(G)iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are - for now - ascendant within the White House. As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

Gorka worked for former presidential adviser Steve Bannon at the conservative activist site Breitbart.com. Gorka had been a controversial pick for the administration. He previously tried politics in Hungary, and was accused of having ties to a far-right group that was connected to Nazis, which he ferverently denied. He was later denied a position in the Hungarian government because he couldn’t pass a security clearance.

The Hill wrote Gorka was disdained by most of the Washington national security establishment, including national security adviser and former Lt. General H.R. McMaster.

Bannon and McMaster often argued over Gorka’s presence in the White House. After John Kelly became Trump’s chief of staff, Bannon was forced out. Bannon also claimed he resigned, which was also disputed by some in the White House.

Politico reported Gorka would rejoin Bannon at Breitbart, where he once was a writer concerning national security issues.