Conservative commentator Glenn Beck told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly that he “made a lot of mistakes” while he was a part of the network, but are his regretful remarks sincere? Carol discussed this statement and others with Amy Holmes, who works at Beck’s media network, “The Blaze”, John Avlon, editor-in-chief at The Daily Beast and CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter.
World famous pop star Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning in Miami on charges of drunk driving and drag racing. To mark the occasion of the release of his smiley mugshot, here’s a gallery of 12 infamous celebrity mugshots (well, 17, since Lindsay Lohan has SIX).
Clear, cold air following behind the winter storm of January 21, 2014 highlights the extent of snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic states. The frigid temperatures that remain entrenched over the central and eastern U.S. will begin to affect the southern states through the rest of the week. Winter Weather Advisories are posted for a portions of Texas for snow and freezing rain, while Hard Freeze Warnings extend from the Southeast states into northern Florida. This image was taken around 1840Z on January 22, 2014.
Hunter Moore, who has been called “the most hated man on the Internet” for his alleged operation and defense of a revenge-porn website, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to an official at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Moore, 27, has claimed to be the operator of isanyoneup.com, a site that posted nude photos of people, many of whom say they did not consent to having their images appear on the Internet. The indictment from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California charges Moore and a man named Charles “Gary” Evens, 25, with conspiracy to “access a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for private financial gain” and other counts.
On multiple occasions, Moore paid Evens to break into the email accounts of victims and steal nude photos to post on the website isanyoneup.com, according to the indictment.
The pair are scheduled to…
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Lawmakers in Morocco voted unanimously to amend an article of the penal code so that men who rape underage girls can no longer avoid prosecution by marrying their victims.
The move comes two years after 16-year-old Amini Filali committed suicide following her forced marriage to Moustapha Fellak, about 25 years old, who raped her. She claimed Fellak continued to abuse her, which he denied. Seven months after their marriage, Filali swallowed rat poison.
Her death sparked protests across the country and highlighted the different attitudes toward rape victims in rural and urban communities. One in four women in Morocco is a victim of violence, rights groups say, with the most vulnerable living in the countryside.
In some of the more conservative parts of Morocco, the BBC reports, an unmarried girl or woman who loses her virginity—even if she is raped—is viewed as a dishonor to her family and is no longer…
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Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to bring clashes between security forces and protesters to a swift end Thursday, hours before the embattled leader reached a tentative breakthrough with opposition leaders over the increasingly violent two-month standoff.
A Ukraine opposition leader said the odds of violence coming to an end were good, after productive talks with Yanukovych, the BBC reports.”We had the task of halting the bloodshed. The chance [of this] is very high,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Biden had encouraged Yanukovych to compromise with protestors, warning that “further bloodshed would have consequences for Ukraine’s relationship with the United States,” according to a statement from the White House.
At least two protesters were killed Wednesday.The protests began when Yanukovych pulled out of a treaty with the European Union to forge closer links with Russia.
— Zeke Miller contributed reporting.
A Florida man was sentenced to 57 years in prison Thursday for killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during an attempted burglary in 2007.
Eric Rivera, 23, is one of five men charged in Taylor’s death, the Associated Press reports. Prosecutors say Rivera was the one who fired the shot that killed the NFL player, when the group broke into his home to steal cash.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy ordered Rivera’s 57-year sentence.
Rivera initially admitted to police that he shot Taylor and his confession was recorded on video. He told police then that he and his accomplices did not expect Taylor would be at home with a knee injury, since the Redskins had a game at the time. During the trial, Rivera claimed that the confession was false and wrongly coerced.
Rivera was initially charged with first-degree murder, but could not receive the death penalty because he was…
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