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Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 10:04 AM
— An “ironclad” prenuptial agreement could block Hugh Hefner’s wife, Crystal Harris, 31, from inheriting anything from his estimated $43 million fortune.
Hefner passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones, on Sept. 27. He was 91 years old.
The model and the late media tycoon tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in 2012, and soon after, a source told Us Weekly that Harris signed a prenuptial agreement and was not added to Hefner’s will, according to a 2013 report.
At the time of the report, Hefner’s fortune was promised to “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” according to a source, who added that Harris would be “taken care of.”
Harris broke things off five days before their planned June 2011 wedding, and ahead of their 2012 wedding, she explained why she got cold feet before the first planned nuptials:
“Last time it turned into a a big ordeal, and then it all fell apart,” she said at the time. “This time around is amazing ... I’m very happy, and Hef’s very happy and we’re excited.”
Harris is Hefner’s third wife. He was previously married to Mildred Williams in 1949 before divorcing 10 years later; in 1989, he married Playmate Kimberly Conrad, but the two separated in 1998 and divorced in 2010.
Hefner is survived by four children. His final wishes or any recent updates to his will were not immediately clear.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 2:53 AM
— No winners in Friday’s Mega Millions means the jackpot keeps rising -- Tuesday’s drawing has topped $493 million.
It’s possible that the prize could surge over the half-billion mark based on ticket sales, lottery officials state.
Tuesday’s jackpot of $493 million will be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history.
If there is a winner and they choose the cash payout, they will take home $296 million.
Friday’s winning numbers were 44-14-30-62-1, with a Mega Ball of 1.
While no one took home the big prize, there were two $1 million ticket winners, in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
There were over 1.8 million winning tickets in Friday’s drawing at all levels, with 47 ticket winners of $10,000.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:19 AM
PHOENIX — A transgender woman in Phoenix has filed a formal complaint against CVS with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, after she said a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescriptions and humiliated her in front of other customers.
In a blog on the ACLU of Arizona website, Hilde Hall said it was the first time she filled the prescription for hormone therapy.
“I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I’ve always known myself to be,” Hall said.
Hall said the pharmacist loudly questioned her need for the medication and wouldn’t give her a clear reason why he wouldn’t fill the prescription, KSAZ reports.
“I nearly started crying in the middle of the store. I didn’t want to answer why I had been prescribed this hormone therapy combination by my doctor,” Hall wrote. “I felt like the pharmacist was trying to out me as transgender in front of strangers. I just froze and worked on holding back the tears.”
Hall also said the pharmacist refused to give her back the doctor’s note so that she could go to another pharmacy.
Hall said she called the CVS customer service complaint line twice, and when she didn’t hear back, she filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
Despite clear signs of expanded economic growth, the latest White House budget estimates predict that President Donald Trump is on the verge of overseeing an expansion of federal deficits which will rival that of President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, as the Trump Administration now forecasts a deficit next year that will be over $1 trillion, with no signs of a balanced budget on the horizon.
The latest figures issued by the Office of Management and Budget now predict a deficit this year of $890 billion – and deficits of over $1 trillion per year in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
When you take the $665 billion deficit from Fiscal Year 2017 – Mr. Trump’s first year in office – and then add the projected deficits from the White House budget office for seven more years – you get $7.3 trillion in debt for what would equal two terms of a Trump Administration.
That would be almost identical to the $7.28 trillion in deficits run up under the eight years of the Obama Administration.
The deficit for 2018 is already running at $607 billion, not far from the 2017 total of $665 billion; one reason for the increase this year is fairly straightforward according to figures from the Treasury Department – revenues coming in to Uncle Sam are down since the implementation of the tax cut plan earlier this year, and overall government spending is up.
The update in budget deficit estimates earlier this month by the White House drew almost no attention on Capitol Hill, where GOP demands for budget restraint have for the most part, gone silent.
The last time the budget was close to being balanced was 2007, when the deficit dropped to $161 billion. But in 2008, the Wall Street Collapse led to an extended recession, as deficits jumped to $458 billion in 2008, and $1.41 trillion in 2009.
A few weeks ago, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow boldly pronounced in a television interview that the federal deficit was coming down, because of a jump in revenues spurred by economic growth under the Trump tax cuts.
But figures clearly show, that just is not the case, as the budget estimates for the White House show flat revenues in 2018, when compared to a year earlier.
“The White House is living in an alternate economic universe,” says Maya MacGuiness, the head of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
But few in Washington seem to be listening to warnings from budget watchdog groups like the CFRB, as the deficit just keeps going up, generating little consternation among GOP lawmakers in Congress who once badgered the Obama Administration about its deficit spending.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
“I just, I just shot my friend,” Jermarion Worthy can be heard telling the dispatcher. “Somebody just shot through the house.”
“Is anyone injured?” the dispatcher asked.
“He's shot in the head. Someone shot through the house,” Worthy replied.
Police said Worthy shot his friend Jamie Bright on Sunday inside Bright's home on Clanton Road.
Worthy now faces murder charges in Bright’s death.
Family members said Bright, 18, was a football player for Harding University High School.
He was also a member of the Y-Achiever and Level Up program at the Stratford Richardson YMCA.
Family members just shared this photo of Jamie Bright, the young man killed this morning near Clanton Road.— DaShawn Brown (@DaShawnWSOC9) July 15, 2018
His sisters said he was a football player on the Harding High School State Championship team.
He was also close friends with teenager charged with his murder. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/7xkcYI77ul
“Jamie was a great young man,” said YMCA executive director Victor Nicholson. “Very respectful young man. Full of energy. Laughing and joking.”
Investigators have not released a motive but said Worthy, 17, stayed on the scene after the shooting and was arrested.
Worthy told police he and Bright were best friends.
Investigators have not said much about what led up to the shooting but confirmed the two teenagers knew each other.
Bright’s sisters said they were close.
“My brother wanted to go to prom with me last year for my senior year and I went by myself,” sister Tynisha Bright said. “If I knew my brother was never going to go to prom, I would've took my brother with me.”
Friends and family attended a visitation Friday for Bright at Boston's Mortuary on Statesville Road.
Bright’s sister wore a shirt Friday with his picture on it. She and other family members are trying to forgive Worthy for what happened.