Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Alabama. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore. It was early 1979 and Moore -- now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat - was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.
BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age, damage that would have significantly affected his decision-making, judgment and cognition, researchers at Boston University revealed at a medical conference Thursday.
A driverless shuttle in Las Vegas made its official debut on public streets. Two hours into the job, it got in its first crash. As it turns out, you don't have to be human to have a bad first day of work.
A federal appeals court denied a request by the NFL Players Association to put Ezekiel Elliott's suspension back on hold, a development that potentially clears the way for the NFL to enforce its six-game ban of the standout running back for the Dallas Cowboys. The ruling was made Thursday by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The judges heard oral arguments by the NFL and NFLPA earlier Thursday.
More than two years after the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration lost his job over security deficiencies at the nation's airports, a new inspector general's report indicates that the problems have continued. The report on covert testing by the Office of Inspector General was delivered Tuesday, Nov. 7, in a classified briefing before the House Committee on Homeland Security. It found that in about eight of 10 tests, people from the office successfully evaded airport screeners while carrying banned items.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A man who allegedly assaulted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., breaking at least six of his ribs, pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge Thursday and faces the possibility of much more serious federal and state felony charges as investigations continue. A pretrial conference was set for Nov. 30 for Rene Boucher, 59, who allegedly attacked Paul in the senator's yard on Friday.
WASHINGTON - On Monday, as the Department of Homeland Security prepared to extend the residency permits of tens of thousands of Honduran immigrants living in the United States, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to pressure her to expel them, according to current and former administration officials.
Not many foods inspire a fandom quite like Nutella. McDonald's restaurants in Italy serve it on hamburger buns. Lifestyle websites cheekily offer lists of "signs you're addicted to Nutella." And at least one German soccer team dropped a player who couldn't stop eating it. Yes, a legion of snackers live for the hazelnut spread. And they're not happy.
Ashley Bennett didn't make it to the Women's March on Washington in January. She badly wanted to be there, but couldn't take the day off her job, screening a 24-hour emergency crisis hotline in New Jersey. Still, the 32-year-old Egg Harbor Township resident watched the march on television, inspired by the droves of women flooding the streets in protest. Two days later, a friend emailed her a screenshot of the Facebook post that would change her entire career.
WASHINGTON - For most of his life, Marrio Pearson gave little thought to being a homeowner. If the 45-year-old U.S. Army veteran thought about it at all, he found plenty of reasons why it was a bad idea. He thought he was too old to buy a house. He wasn't sure he would stay in Washington. He might take a job elsewhere. He figured being single made it too difficult. Plus, life always seemed to get in the way. He got divorced. He got laid off. He got a new job.