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Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 2:35 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former Michigan State and United States gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to the maximum of 60 years in prison by a federal judge Thursday for child pornography charges.
Nassar pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography and attempting to destroy evidence in July. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
“It’s imperative Mr. Nassar be deterred as long as possible,” Judge Janet T. Neff said, according to ESPN. “Mr. Nassar was, is and, in my view, will continue to be a danger to children. He has demonstrated that he should never again have access to children.”
Neff also declared Nassar a threat to children.
Nassar is accused by dozens of women of molestation of young athletes at his Michigan State University clinics and the U.S. women’s team.
Former U.S. Olympians McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are three of many woman to accuse Nassar of sexual assault and disgusting his abuse as treatments.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
NEW YORK — A huge four-alarm fire broke out in New York City's Bronx borough early Tuesday, blazing through businesses in Fordham.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 2:13 AM
HOUSTON — Former President George Herbert Walker Bush was hospitalized Sunday in Houston after an infection spread to his blood, just days after the death of his wife, Barbara.
"He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," his spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted Monday.
Here are nine things you should know about Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993:
1. He has a form of Parkinson's disease. The former president uses a motorized scooter or wheelchair to get around.
2. He is "the longest-living president in U.S. history," Time reported last November. The 93-year-old Bush, born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, is 111 days older than the second longest-living U.S. president, Jimmy Carter.
3. He and Barbara had the longest marriage of any presidential couple in U.S. history. The pair wed Jan. 6, 1945.
4. He graduated from Yale in 1948. According to CNN, he earned his bachelor's degree in economics in just 2 1/2 years.
5. He has five living children: George W., John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin and Dorothy. George W. Bush served two terms as president from 2001 to 2009. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ran for the Republican nomination in the run-up to November's election, but lost his bid to President Donald Trump.
Another child, Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, died as a child in 1953 after being diagnosed with leukemia, The Washington Post reported.
6. He served in the Navy during World War II. Bush, who reportedly enlisted on his 18th birthday in 1942, flew 58 combat missions during the war, including one that required he be rescued by a submarine after his plane was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire. For his bravery, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
7. He launched his political career in 1963. He served as a congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.
8. In 1989, he became the first sitting vice president to win the presidency since 1837. According to CNN, he "offered his predecessors — Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan — secure telephones so he could reach them day or night."
9. He "has parachuted eight times," CNN reported. His most recent skydive was a tandem jump in celebration of his 90th birthday.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 11:03 AM
President Donald Trump’s decision to elevate the White House physician to lead the Veterans Administration was in peril on Tuesday, as top Senators in both parties announced that a confirmation hearing set this week for Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson would be ‘postponed until further notice,’ as the Senate requested all documents on “allegations or incidents” involving Jackson since 2006.
“We take very seriously our constitutional duty to thoroughly and carefully vet each nominee sent to the Senate for confirmation,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), the Chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee, and Sen. John Tester (D-MT), the top Democrat on that panel.
“We will continue looking into these serious allegations and have requested additional information from the White House to enable the committee to conduct a full review,” the two said in a joint statement.
The move came amid reports from various news organizations that raised questions about Jackson’s stewardship of the White House Physician’s Office.
The delay of the hearing was a major setback for the White House, again raising questions about vetting operations for nominees in the Trump Administration.
Jackson was already facing questions about whether he was the right person to manage the sprawling VA, which has been beset by a series of troubles in recent years.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 8:17 AM
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — A little boy from Michigan says his teachers put tape over his mouth and threw away his lunch and he says he was told not to tell anyone about what happened.
Abdul Dannaoui said it happened back on March 26 at Highview Elementary School, WXYZ reported.
He said it didn’t happen only once either. Abdul told his parents and WXYZ that he has been prevented from eating lunch and his snack up to 10 times.
“I’m emotionally heartbroken. Disappointed. That’s his second home. That’s how they treat a child with asthma?” his mother Hoda said to WXYZ.
School officials told WXYZ that the taping incident happened at Great Start Readiness Program at Cherry Hill Baptist Church and that it was a substitute teacher assistant who scotch-taped Abdul’s mouth shut. The person no longer works at the school.
The Dannaouis have filed a police report and are considering legal action against the district, WXYZ reported.
They say a second adult was in the room at the time. That teacher is still working for the district. The family’s attorney, Nabih Ayad, told WXYZ, “One of the teachers was discharged. But, they kept the other teacher who said don’t tell your mom or dad, and even gave him a bracelet to entice him not to tell anyone.”