Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting while their team was in the country for a tournament last week were released and placed on a flight home Tuesday, Fox News confirmed. UCLA Men´s Basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. They boarded a plane on Tuesday and are headed back to Los Angeles. The rest of the team flew back last Saturday. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday the matter "has been
It would be a travesty to allow them to play w/o any disciplinary actions by either UCLA, Pac 12, or the NCAA? Plus it would send a terrible message to young aspiring athletes. They have embarrassed the school, NCAA athletics, and the nation. At a minimum a meaningful suspension is in order.
It´s obvious Xi stepped in. Trump showed respect to the Chinese people. Something Obama could never do. If you show respect to the traditions, culture and standing of China in the world they will reciprocate.
Shame on UCLA! The SCHOOL should take charge and take those Boys OFF of the Team for good. They embarrassed the School and themselves. They should not be allowed to act like nothing important happened. But! This is California, so they will probably get a Parade when they return to School!
Are the Chinese racists for arresting three black basketball players? These 3 fools would be kicked out of any reputable school. But again, UCLA is in the California university system and winning basketball games is more important.
The President should not have wasted his breath on this trash...now we have to go with them through the revolving door of ´justice´ as they will be picked up and released, and picked up and released......
Having zero first hand knowledge, I suspect the incident was resolved with the retailer by a private party (UCLA..whomever). The Government, satisfied the matter was settled released the perps. The problem is, those youngsters didn´t learn a darn thing. The Chinese treated them with kid gloves rather than the basic thieves they were. It would have done those kids a service to spend a night or two in jail if for no other reason but to learn there ARE consequences for actions. I respect and thank the Chinese government for handling this as they did. I thank them for not making this some huge diplomatic issue. I do, however, hope that UCLA and the US Government pick up where the Chinese left off. The sooner they learn they aren´t the center of the world, the better life will be for those kids.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a Clinton Foundation event on Saturday where she complained about people spreading misinformation about her as she delivered some misinformation of her own. The event, which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Bill’s victory in the 1992 presidential election, featured both Clintons and their former campaign manager, James Carville.(Snip) “There was nothing fast and easy about it,” Hillary said. “He didn’t Tweet about it, he got to work about it and he actually got it done.”Bill Clinton served as president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Twitter was not created until
Former President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape.Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.” Clinton flew on some trips where the flight logs showed only the first names of female passengers.The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the Clinton Presidential Library last week to obtain information about the former president’s relationship with billionaire Epstein,
Pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell declared, “Make America Great Again was the greatest slogan of my lifetime” during a panel at Daniel Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend conference with former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steven K. Bannon in Florida. Pat Caddell explained that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was able to tap into the anti-establishment fervor building with the 2016 presidential campaign. Caddell said that 75 percent of Americans believed that the country was in decline and on the wrong track. The polling analyst also argued that only 15 percent of U.S. citizens believe that if you
TV and Radio personality Laura Ingraham was the first pundit to state that Congress has paid out millions in settlement money for sexual harassment claims within congress. The following day a reporter for The Hill, Reid Wilson, shared a chart showing the annualized payout amounts. We shared the chart from Reid Wilson. However, the chart is misleading without the accompanying cover letter describing the content. [Original Source Link Here] In reality the claim that congress has paid out millions for “sexual harassment” or “harassment” settlements is entirely FALSE.(Photo) Sean Davis co-founder of The Federalist, was the first to spot the
Apparently, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a unique idea for farmers when they fertilize their crops, and it’s causing a wave of parasitic infections across the country: Use human excrement.According to Yahoo News, in 2014 Kim Jong-un instructed farmers to mix human feces with animal waste and organic compost to make fertilizer for their fields. Yahoo notes, “With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known as ‘night soil,’ on their fields.”Choi Min-Ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites, told Reuters, “Although we do not
A massive fire was raging on the top floor of a Harlem apartment building Friday afternoon, fire officials said. The four-alarm blaze sent thick black smoke billowing in the air from the six-story building at 144th Street and Broadway in Hamilton Heights. No injuries have been reported. Television footage shows the entire top of the building engulfed in flames. “There’s a major fire on west side of Manhattan right now,” wrote @jmullaly, sharing a video of the blaze
Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a white house briefing today after a week of explosive sexual allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Democrat Al Sharpton and more Hollywood stars.During the briefing American Urban Radio Networks correspondent asked her about Hillary Clinton’s worried remarks on President Trump. It was a lob ball and Sanders hit it out of the park. April Ryan: I was talking to Hillary Clinton today about the president’s past and she said, “Look I worry about everything from his past because it tells you how he behaves in the present and the future.” What do you say to that as it
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons—until this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldn’t get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politics—has been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels.Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the “demon” character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, and Simmons’s photograph was promptly posted Wednesday at the security entrance of the company’s Manhattan headquarters along with a “do-not-admit” advisory.Simmons’s publicist didn’t immediately respond to a request
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, did not take kindly to some last minute jabs at the tax bill pushed by Senate Republicans from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Brown, a progressive, said that this bill won’t help middle class families, and that it was once again a tax break for the rich.The House passed their tax reform package yesterday by a 227-205 vote; 13 Republicans voted no. Last night, the Senate Committee on Finance passed their version on a party line 14-12 vote, which paves way for the legislation to make its way onto the
It’s time to crown a new savage for 2017.This time, it’s seventh grader Jaxon Jester of Dekalb, Georgia. This week, Jackson’s school went on a field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters but he wasn’t too jazzed about it. So he wore a shirt making fun of CNN’s logo with the letters “FNN” and “fake news network” underneath.(Photo/Tweet) Fortunately for CNN but very unfortunately for Jaxon, his school mandated he take the shirt off to participate in the field trip.The Jesters were unhappy about this decision – and rightfully so. They claim it violated their son’s First Amendment rights.Peachtree Charter Middle School
These fascinating pictures show a time when Zimbabwe was the bread basket of Africa long before it was left impoverished by Robert Mugabe.Pictures from the late 1890s and early 1900s show farms, mines and railways being constructed in the southern African nation, when it was known as Rhodesia.They also show protests calling for independence from colonialist rule as the 20th century progressed before a bloody liberation war started in 1972, led by Mugabe.The dictator, now 93 and having been in effective control of Zimbabwe since 1980, is facing an uncertain future after he was placed under house arrest and put
Just ahead of the 80th anniversary of his debut, Clark Kent´s making headlines, and this time it isn´t from his day job at the Daily Planet.A rare comic book featuring Superman lifting a car over his head from 1938 is headed to auction on December 19 in Los Angeles. The comic, Action Comics #1, is anticipated to sell for a large sum, estimated to be in the $800,000 to $1.2 million range.Profiles in History, an auction house that specializes in collectibles from old Hollywood and historical documents, claims that the comic is in ´fine/very fine´ condition.(Photo) The copy in question
LaVar Ball, whose son was one of the three UCLA basketball players detained in China for shoplifting last week, said "who?" when asked about President Trump´s role in getting the players released. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump´s role. "What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” (Snip) Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses."
The father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested on suspicion of shoplifting while on tour in China isn´t praising President Donald Trump for his involvement in their release. When asked by ESPN what role the president played in brokering his son´s freedom, LaVar Ball — a former basketball player himself and star on the Facebook reality series "Ball in the Family" — responded with his own questions. "Who? What was he over there for? Don´t tell me nothing," Ball said. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out." Ball in EPSN´s report on Saturday also downplayed
What a disgusting cesspool of self-serving corruption is the nation’s capital and no better example of that can be found today than Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell who, according to longtime political activist, Ned Ryun, was a primary source of the anti-Roy Moore stories that are now attempting to sway the upcoming Alabama special election and help clear the path for a Trump impeachment attempt in 2018.“…I strongly suspect it’s a very short list of people, all who are associated with Mitch McConnell – whether it’s Josh Holmes, whether it’s Karl Rove, might even be Steven Law – I don’t
While editing ‘Vanity Fair’ in the ’80s and ’90s, Daily Beast founder Tina Brown confided some of her best dish to her now published diary, including this gem about Jackie Kennedy. Thursday, July 6, 1989 Quogue- I love how New York changes so completely in the summer. It’s my favorite time of year here, sitting at my wooden desk before the open window with the cool sea breeze. The August issue arrived by FedEx. The Jackie O cover story, and Michael Milken’s rise and fall by Marie, is a much more commercial combo than July. To generate some summer heat I assigned Ed Klein to do Jackie to mark her sixtieth birthday. I asked him because he was always going on about how she liked him when he edited The New York Times Magazine.
Mark Osborne writes at ABC News that Republican Senator Jeff Flake was caught on a hot mic criticizing President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore: Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP “toast” while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles. “If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald
Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public. Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate. “Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and
Kathy Griffin is coming unglued. The D-list comedian, who was blasted for releasing a photo of herself holding a bloody severed head that looked like President Trump, posted another bizarre video to her YouTube page on Saturday. In the video, which she called the "State of the Union," she said, "I´m admitting that I lost my mind." The 57-year-old claimed she´s on Interpol’s list and is being shunned by Hollywood. “I just want you guys to know that I am fully in the middle of a blacklist, like I’m in the middle of a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I’m not booked on any
More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most destructive wildfires in California history: What caused the infernos that killed 43 people and destroyed more than 8,000 buildings? The answers will have wide-ranging ramifications for the region, which faces staggering losses and a challenging rebuilding effort. Losses from insured properties alone are expected to far exceed $1 billion, and the total bill for the fires will be still higher. Just fighting the fires cost $189 million, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Cal Fire is
In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody’s business but his family’s, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril. That narrative could not survive the current wave of outrage over male sexual misconduct. So now a new one may be forming for the age of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. In this story, Kenneth Starr and the
A spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that ´no´ the embattled senator would not resign. ´He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday,´ the aide told the newspaper. ´And he´s doing a lot of reflecting.´ On Thursday, Franken became the latest high-profile man whose career is now in jeopardy over bad behavior with a woman. Radio host Leeann Tweeden said in 2006, when performing alongside Franken at a traveling USO tour, the then-comedian grabbed her breasts without her permission when Tweeden was sleeping and kissed
University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office. Her approval of a plan in which top aides would preview campus administrators’ confidential survey responses “reflected poor judgment and set in motion a course of conduct that the Board of Regents finds unacceptable,” board chairman George Kieffer said in a statement after the regents met behind closed doors for nearly five hours. But the regents quickly and unanimously agreed to support Napolitano’s continued leadership, Kieffer said after the
President Donald Trump hit out early Saturday at ´crooked´ Hillary Clinton, his defeated election opponent. Trump called Clinton ´the worst (and biggest´ loser of all time´ for saying that his election victory has ´lots of questions about its legitimacy.´ ´She just can´t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party,´ Trump tweeted on Saturday. ´Hillary, get on with your life and give another try in three years!´ Trump reacted Saturday to an interview Clinton gave to Mother Jones. Clinton said that Trump´s election victory was tainted because of voter suppression and alleged interference by Russia. The former secretary of state and Democratic nominee said