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December 19, 2017 8:50 PM Bill could make Congress members liable for harassment payouts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers of both parties are working on legislation that would make members of Congress liable for settlements of sexual harassment claims against them, as new data shows public funds have been used to settle nearly a dozen cases of misconduct over the last decade. From 2008 through 2012, the employment office for Congress paid more than $166,000 in public 60

December 19, 2017 8:08 PM U.S. Justice Department loses music licensing appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that music licensing giant BMI did not have to abide by the Obama administration’s more restrictive interpretation of how royalties should be collected. The decision dealt a setback to the Justice Department’s effort to require Broadcast Music Inc, or BMI, and the American Society of Composers 61

December 19, 2017 5:11 PM 6 whoppers from Trump's speech

Trump bashes previous administrations CNN national security analyst John Kirby is a retired rear admiral in the US Navy who was a spokesman for both the State and Defense departments in the Obama administration. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)There's decent material in President Donald Trump's new national security strategy 59

December 19, 2017 7:13 AM ESPN Chief John Skipper’s Sudden Exit Comes at Crucial Juncture for Disney

Network chief resigns over substance abuse; former president George Bodenheimer to oversee transition ESPN on Monday announced the surprise resignation of network President John Skipper over substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty at a critical moment for the sports TV juggernaut and its majority-owner, Walt Disney Co. George Bodenheimer, Mr. Skipper’s 80

December 18, 2017 10:21 PM Sarah Palin’s son Track assaulted his father Todd after ‘freaking out’ on pain medication

Track Palin was arrested on Saturday. Track Palin, the troubled son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, beat up his father at their family home after an argument about a truck spiraled out of control on Saturday night, according to court records. Palin was "freaking out" on "some type of medication" when cops responded to his parents' house in Wasilla 65

December 18, 2017 7:27 PM Sarah Palin’s son Track reportedly assaulted his father Todd after ‘freaking out’ on pain medication

Track Palin was arrested on Saturday. Track Palin, the troubled son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, beat up his father at their family home after they got into an argument about a truck on Saturday night, according to court records. The records, obtained by the Anchorage Daily News, say Track Palin was "freaking out" on "some type of medication" when cops showed 76

December 18, 2017 5:54 PM John Skipper: ESPN Staffers 'Stunned, Saddened' By Resignation

Multiple ESPN staffers tell TMZ Sports they're in complete shock over John Skipper's sudden resignation and admission of substance addiction ... with everyone we spoke with telling us he was extremely well-liked. We spoke with people from all facets of ESPN -- current talent, producers and past employees -- and the sense we get is that no one saw this coming 58

December 18, 2017 5:30 PM ESPN President John Skipper resigns, citing substance abuse issue

In a news release today, ESPN said that John Skipper would be resigning, "citing a substance addiction problem." Skipper said in a statement: "I have had a wonderful career at The Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships. I owe a debt to many, but most profoundly Michael Lynton, George Bodenheimer and Bob Iger." "I have struggled 80

December 18, 2017 3:14 AM Steelers' Brown leaves with calf injury, taken to hospital

Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown left the team's highly anticipated matchup against New England in the second quarter Sunday with a left calf injury. Brown left in obvious pain after getting his left leg tangled up with a pair of New England defenders. He was helped to the medical tent, then taken to a hospital for further examination. Brown, the NFL's 83

December 18, 2017 12:25 AM Rockets win despite missing their 'best stuff'

Houston Rockets guard James Harden reacts after a 3-pointer by Chris Paul during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Houston. Houston won the game 115-111. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Houston Rockets forward Tarik Black (28) drives to the basket as Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe defends during the second half of an NBA basketball 84