Dec 06 2017
Representative John Conyers Jr, who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced on Tuesday (Dec 5) that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him.
A cousin of a staffer who accused Rep. John Conyers of sexual harassment says the woman's claims are true - and the pol harassed her, too, an affidavit released Monday says.
But following the mounting allegations of sexual harassment, he has faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Conyers, who was first elected in 1964 and went on to become a founding member in 1971 of the Congressional Black Caucus, easily won re-election previous year to his 27th term in the heavily Democratic district in and around Detroit.
But Conyers, who took his MI seat in 1965 and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, insisted that his record would not be tarnished by the accusations.
Word of Conyers' resignation was met with sadness among House Democrats, even though many had called on him to step down. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., one of Pelosi's top deputies in House Democratic leadership and the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, had also told Conyers he should resign, Politico reported.
Dave Doeren turns down Tennessee offer, will remain at NC State
Tennessee athletic director John Currie met with Doeren on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh to discuss the Volunteers' opening. State board of trustees is expected to approve a five-year contract, worth about $3 million per year, on Friday.
'Jersey Shore' cast to reunite for MTV revival series
Off the air since 2012, Snooki and the gang are making a comeback in a new show " Jersey Shore Family Vacation ". The show premiered on Monday night, and needless to say, Jersey Shore stans of the world were not impressed.
Gun background checks hit an all-time high on Black Friday
Hopeful gun owners sent in a record number of single-day requests to the FBI's background-check system on Friday. Gun checks, required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers, are not a measure of actual gun sales.
On Nov. 27, Pelosi said she had spoken to another woman, Melanie Sloan, a founder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, who had worked for Conyers and also came forward. The 88-year-old Democrat is the longest-serving current House member.
"Look, this goes with the issue of politics, the game of politics, which we're in", Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis. Conyers has repeatedly denied claims of sexual harrassment and misconduct by staffers. "We support the right to protect the constitutional rights of all involved". "I will have more on that soon".
Rep. John Conyers' attorney is expected to make an announcement later this morning.
When asked if Congress should disclose the details of settlements made by other lawmakers in cases of sexual misconduct or harassment, Conyers replied with "a strong, unequivocal yes". Another woman alleges she was sacked by Conyers after she rejected his advances and subsequently settled a wrongful dismissal claim with the congressman.
"I think that we lose our moral authority if we also don't call out those we love who have done things that are bad", said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. He will now be leaving the seat he's held since 1965.
Dec 03 2017
Florida soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested
Authorities did not disclose any information about Rodriguez or his whereabouts. It's believed she left voluntarily with him, authorities said earlier.
Dec 02 2017
Manafort to put up Manhattan condo, Hamptons home to make bail
He and his wife have handed over their passports, his lawyer said in Thursday's court filing. He turned over his three US passports to prosecutors after his arrest.
Dec 01 2017
White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington , U.S., November 28, 2017. Nauert added that Tillerson "serves at the pleasure of the president". "This is a job that he enjoys".
Nov 30 2017
Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up
Representatives of the authorities met in Brussels today to go over information Uber provided since the breach became public. If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties.
Nov 30 2017
Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sex Trafficking During Cannes 2014
Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances". Later, in Cannes , France, Weinstein asked Noble to come to his hotel room, under false pretenses of business.
Nov 29 2017
Melania Trump Lashes Out At 'Salacious' Article
And the Christmas decorations are simply spectacular - the White House decorated with lots of red and green and gold. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a attractive woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".
Nov 28 2017
Trump Criticized CNN International & The Internet Quickly Came To The Network's Defense
Left out of his challenge: Fox News, the network most likely to have favorable news coverage of his administration. This pursuit will not end at CNN , "no matter how many insults, or blatant assaults on the press and its freedom".
Nov 28 2017
How to legally cut a Christmas tree on Alaska public lands
Even having it next to a heater vent could be unsafe , since it'll dry out the tree and make it easier to burst into flames. Upside-down Christmas trees are common among many Slavic groups-Carpatho-Rusyns, Poles, Slovaks, and Ukrainians.
Nov 27 2017
Tennessee is 'close' to deal with Schiano, according to sources
Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. He won at least eight games in five of his last six seasons with the Scarlet Knights.
Nov 26 2017
Donald Trump Will Tee It Up With Tiger Woods And Dustin Johnson
Aides were mum on how he spent the time period, which is roughly the length of a round of golf, unless you play quickly. Donald Trump broke with White House custom on Friday by admitting he was playing golf.
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Nov 25 2017Trump administration to end 'temporary protected status' for Haitians
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