WASHINGTON — Lying about receiving a military medal could become a crime, under a bill headed to the president’s desk. The Stolen Valor Act cleared the Senate Wednesday and the House earlier this week. The act makes it a crime to lie about military medals, if the purpose is to benefit from the claim. The [...]
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Anthony Weiner announced that he’s running for Mayor of New York City with a campaign ad on Wednesday, but Jimmy Fallon thought he should have been more careful with his word choices. Check out the clip above to see why.
On March 14, 2009, 31 weeks into her pregnancy, Nina Buckhalter gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. She named the child Hayley Jade. Two months later, a grand jury in Lamar County, Mississippi, indicted Buckhalter for manslaughter, claiming that the then-29-year-old woman “did willfully, unlawfully, feloniously, kill Hayley Jade Buckhalter, a human being, by [...]
Week sixteen of the Obama second-term presidency found the administration playing ‘whack-a-mole’ and the term ‘scandal’ being thrown around even when it came to the president asking Marines to hold umbrellas for himself and a visiting head-of-state during a rainy-day press conference. Critics of the administration, many of them in Congress, are chomping at the [...]
NEW YORK — The trial of the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice ended on Monday as lawyers defending the city were peppered with sharp questions from the federal judge hearing the case. But whether U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin will declare stop-and-frisk unconstitutional — and whether she will impose changes on NYPD [...]