An 85-year-old New London physician said Monday that she has been forced to surrender her medical license because of a system that values electronic medicine over professional judgment, and favors expensive specialists over individualized care. (Snip) Konopka, who speaks quietly with a soft Polish accent, graduated from the Medical Academy in Krakow, Poland. She said the United States medical system is approaching that of communism. “It’s fine if you are with the system. If you are not,” she said, “you are an enemy of the system.”
The FBI arrested 10 people on charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball on Tuesday. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that college basketball coaches at University of Arizona, Auburn, University of Southern California, and Oklahoma State University had been arrested, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company. Jim Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, was also named as a defendant. According to the complaint, Gatto allegedly conspired with coaches to pay high school athletes to play at universities sponsored by Adidas (referred to as "Company 1" in the case). The
An Iraq combat veteran is being hailed a hero for helping rescue a woman from a burning car just before it exploded. Staff Sgt. Cory Hinkle of the North Carolina National Guard reacted quickly on Monday when he saw a head-on crash in Shelby, N.C., local new outlets reported. Hinkle and another man rescued the woman, Brandy Guin, from her car and then he shielded her body with his as the car exploded. “I’ve been in the military for 15 years,” Hinkle told the Shelby Star newspaper. “It’s instinct for me. I made the decision right then that if something came off
Exactly what millionaire athletes are protesting these days isn’t exactly clear to them or anyone else. The common thread appears to be some anti-American/police sentiment. America is racist? Police are racist? Whatever it is millions of Americans have had enough as evidenced by the ongoing NFL ratings spiral. Has a once-dominant professional sports franchise ever committed suicide? It looks like we may be about to find out. —————– Excerpt via DEADLINE: In metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders snared an 11.6/20. The worst SNF has performed this season so far,
DETROIT — Detroit regained the title as the most violent big city in America in 2016, witnessing more murders last year than Los Angeles, which has four times as many people, according to new FBI crime figures released Monday. But Detroit Police Chief James Craig disputed the FBI´s numbers, stating: "Just because it´s coming out of the FBI" doesn´t mean it´s accurate. (Snip) According to the FBI´s 2016 Uniform Crime report, 13,705 violent crimes — including murders, rapes, assaults and robberies — were reported in Detroit last year. That´s a 15.7% increase from the year before, which saw 11,346 violent crimes in Detroit. The
The nine justices at the Supreme Court escaped having to decide the travel ban case, as time expired on President Trump´s executive orders calling for 90-day and 120-day moratoriums on travel with six countries. Justices can read calendars. In June, justices lifted injunctions on his orders, and scheduled hearings for October -- which was after the expiration date of his orders. Basically, they struck down the lower court orders without having to explain why. They don´t have to. From NPR: Over the weekend, the Trump administration issued a new update to its travel ban, which had been poised to expire.
A police officer was shot in the face in Westchester County on Monday night after she was ambushed by gunmen, law-enforcement sources said. Officer Kayla Maher, a two-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, was hit in the jaw by a blast from an AK-47 near the corner of Rumsey Road and Park Hill Avenue at about 8 p.m., the sources said. She was responding to reports of a suspicious parked car when the gunmen attacked, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said two men opened fire.
After months of taunting congressional Russia investigators from afar, Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, will meet them face-to-face on Capitol Hill Tuesday in what he promises will be “epic” testimony debunking charges of collusion between the Kremlin and Trump associates. The Republican operative will testify behind closed doors as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But officials are braced for his unique brand of theatrics before, during, and after the session, not least because Stone says he will bring a reporter and cameraman to Capitol Hill with him.
President Trump´s speech in Alabama Friday night lasted one hour and 23 minutes. A transcript of his remarks runs just over 12,000 words. To say the speech wandered all over the lot is an understatement. Of course, Trump covered the Alabama Senate race — he was in Huntsville was to campaign for candidate Luther Strange — but he also discussed, in order: 1) the United Nations; 2) the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico; 3) North Korea; 4) the GOP´s failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare; 5) the 2016 election; 6) Mitch McConnell; 7) John McCain; 8) the
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump´s travel ban (all times local): 10 p.m. The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid a repeat of the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump´s first version. But critics say they´re puzzled over the inclusion of some countries and believe Venezuela and North Korea were added to provide legal and political cover for what they say remains a "Muslim ban." The new restrictions covering citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — and some Venezuelan government officials and their families —
NFL Protests: Whether you agree with them or not, the NFL players and the executives that run the National Football League have really stepped in it, damaging their brand and alienating millions of fans and potential fans for no real good reason. It was a classic mistake. Like it or not, and whether it´s fair or not, many Americans feel that professional athletes as a whole lead a privileged existence, working only part of the year and earning millions for their efforts. When they´re seen leading "protests" by disrespecting the flag and the national anthem — and all the high ideals
In what will likely be one of the final acts of his career as a Senator, John McCain may have scuttled the last chance to repeal ObamaCare, a law that he voted against, that was sold to the public on false pretenses, was widely disliked, and that he and his fellow Republicans had promised for seven years to repeal the first chance they got. McCain says he wants ObamaCare repealed, but only if it´s done through "regular order." Nearly 30 years ago, however, that wasn´t the excuse McCain gave in his battle to protect another unpopular health law targeted for repeal. In 1988,
Bias: The mainstream press paid little attention to the devastation in Puerto Rico all weekend. Then they noticed that President Trump hadn´t tweeted about it since Thursday. Now that they can attack Trump, they suddenly care. On Monday, headlines everywhere all made the same exact point: "While Trump Tweeted About Sports All Weekend, Puerto Rico Dealt With ´Apocalyptic´ Hurricane Damage" "Trump ignores Puerto Rico´s devastation to tweet about the NFL" "Trump Keeps Tweeting About NFL Protests While Largely Ignoring Puerto Rico" "Can Trump Stop Feuding With NFL Athletes & Pay Attention To Puerto Rico?" "Lawmakers condemn President Trump for silence
Gov. John Kasich (R., Ohio) is "unlikely" to run for president — but he does have his eyes on an even greater responsibility. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Deadline: White House" Monday, Kasich jokingly asked host Nicolle Wallace if he could join her as an MSNBC host. Kasich, the last major contender to drop out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary, has played coy with questions about a possible 2020 run. Some have speculated that he might form a so-called unity ticket with Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado (D.), though Kasich has denied any such plans. Still, Wallace had to press on
A new media poll last weekend found two out of three Americans believe President Donald Trump has done more to divide the country than unite it. That’s a majority of men, whites, suburbanites, seniors and four in 10 conservatives. Here’s how Trump does that in a twin tweet: “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU´RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” [Snip] How better for a
When John McCain announced that he wouldn’t support Graham-Cassidy, the Arizona senator’s latest betrayal of his constituents rendered it obvious that the most promising Obamacare repeal and replace bill produced by the GOP was in trouble. Then, after Texas Senator Ted Cruz added his name to the list of doubtful votes, it seemed a sure goner. (Snip) So Graham-Cassidy, barring divine intervention, is probably dead. As it happens, however, that does not necessarily mean repeal and replace is ready for Forest Lawn.
Football season is here, so that means players taking a knee during our national anthem, or worse, hide in the locker room or tunnel like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seahawks, and the Titans, except for Steeler Alejandro Villanueva, to protest whatever. The Steelers´ excuse is that some players wanted to kneel, some sit, and some stand, so they decided to stay off the field. This is absurd logic. They did not let the fans see who kneels and who stands. Meanwhile, the jersey of Steelers left offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva is the hottest-selling NFL jersey. It will probably be and
Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump tried to divert inheritance money away from half-sister Tiffany Trump, according to a tape of a conversation President Trump had on "The Howard Stern Show" published Monday. "Do your older children get nervous every time you have another child?" Stern asked Trump in December 2005 when he appeared as a guest on the controversial radio show. In response, the president relayed a discussion he had with a "very rich" friend of his, per the 15 hours of recordings obtained by Newsweek. "And he said how his children hate the new children coming along and everything else," Trump
She met John F. Kennedy at a prep school dance and in the early 1960s, began an affair with the president that lasted until the time of his assassination. One year later, on Oct. 12, 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer was shot dead while taking an afternoon walk on a Georgetown towpath in Washington, D.C., at age 43. Nearly fifty three years later, her murder remains unsolved. Was it a random act of violence or did someone want her dead? “She was shot in the head,” says author Nina Burleigh, who wrote about artist and socialite Pinchot Meyer in the 1999
Just in time to celebrate its first anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has included a display featuring Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative stalwarts. Justice Thomas appears in an exhibit that was installed Sunday, a Smithsonian spokeswoman said Monday. The display honors both of the black justices who ascended to the pinnacle of the legal profession. The other is Thurgood Marshall. Justice Thomas’ apparent omission irked conservative observers, who suspected an ideological bias among Smithsonian officials and called for the influential jurist’s inclusion in the museum.
Standing before a federal judge Monday morning, Anthony Weiner sobbed as he faced sentencing for sexting a 15-year-old girl. He had hit rock bottom, he told the judge. He was making amends to his wife, Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, and their 5-year-old son Jordan. Public approbation no longer mattered to him, nor did his now-ruined political career nor his public reputation. He was once mentally diseased, but since his arrest in May by the FBI, no more. The judge didn’t buy it, sentencing Weiner to 21 months in prison. It wasn’t for lack of trying on Weiner’s part
Old Glory is almost certainly the most honored flag in the world. The late political scientist Samuel Huntington marveled at its place in our national life: We pledge allegiance to it. The national anthem celebrates it. An incredibly elaborate code stipulates how it is to be displayed, handled, and maintained. It even has its own holiday. “Since the Civil War,” Huntington wrote, “Americans have been a flag-oriented people. The Stars and Stripes has the status of a religious icon and is a more central symbol of national identity for Americans than their flags are for peoples of other nations.” The
NEW YORK The stories Ilyse Hogue tells are not the kind you hear from other bosses in the Democratic Party. Like the time she was a Greenpeace activist and lived on a bus. Or when, as a leader at MoveOn.org, she realized she knew more about the Obama health plan than the lawmakers she was pressuring. Or the moment she cried as she prepared to take the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and tell the world she had had an abortion. Sitting in a midtown Manhattan coffee house, a dozen devoted fans leaning close over a table littered with muffin crumbs, the
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took a knee on the floor of the House tonight during a special order by the Congressional Black Caucus focused on rooting out racism and defending the First Amendment. "Someone had the lack of judgment to provoke the situation and call their mothers a name," Jackson Lee said of President Trump using "son of a bi*ch" last week to refer to NFL players who knelt during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice. "I refuse to accept that as a standard of leadership for the highest office in the world -- and even if
For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions with North Korea quickly escalate — with the rogue nation refusing to back down from its nuclear testing and threats of such an onslaught — is the matter really generating attention. But according to U.S. defense and security officials, while there are players purporting to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure given millions of American lives on the line, the
A pair of new polls on Monday showed Roy Moore beating incumbent Luther Strange by double digits in Tuesdays’s GOP senate runoff in Alabama — despite President Trump’s endorsement of the man he calls “Big Luther.” The first survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group during the two days after Trump’s raucous rally for Strange on Friday — showed the arch-conservative leading by 16 points, 56 to 40. The second, commissioned by Cygnal, an Alabama-based research firm, was also conducted after Trump’s visit to Huntsville, showed Moore leading 52 to 41. Analysts for both outfits said there was little chance that