Following Alec Baldwin out the door, Martin Bashir is the second host to leave MSNBC in the past month. Bashir resignation comes in the wake of insulting Sarah Palin on his show.
Weeks after his controversial comments about Sarah Palin led to an extended absence from MSNBC, talk show host Martin Bashir has resigned his position at the network.In a statement posted to the website Mediaite, Bashir express great regret at his comments and had high praise for network colleagues who stood by him as calls for him to step down mounted.“It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments,” Bashir said.
Released after a controversial court decision, recordings of six emergency dispatches add new layers of grief—and bravery—to the 2012 shooting.
Just as the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, approaches, state police have released recordings of six desperate calls made to 911 as the shooting unfolded.On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire on two classrooms in the school, killing 20 first-graders and six school employees before turning the gun on himself. Prior to the massacre, he killed his mother, Nancy, in their home.
Detroit is declaring bankruptcy while its city council considers contributing public money to build a new Hockey Stadium for the billionaire owner of the Red Wings.
While Judge Steven Rhodes was trying to figure out if the city of Detroit could declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the Detroit City Council was also doing some thinking. Should the council kick in about $45 million of city funding towards the $650 million entertainment complex that would include a residential section and a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings National Hockey League franchise?The city council decided not to rule it out and has a vote scheduled for December 17 on whether to authorize Detroit public funding for the project.
Two competing proposals for reforming the military justice system’s sexual assault policy are stalled in the Senate and may never even reach a vote if Congress doesn’t move soon.
Time is running out for Congress to pass reforms to the military justice system’s sexual assault policy. Though pressure has been building for months as new reports detailing the extent of sexual assault in the military spurred calls for change, the reform measures may need to wait another year unless the Senate reaches a breakthrough soon.Two competing proposals are on the table. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing to remove commander’s authority to decide whether or not to prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault, but keeps the judicial process within the military system.
It may seem obvious to most office workers but, after a security breach last month, the Pentagon had to remind staff: please, check before bringing bombs to work.
After a harmless but embarrassing security breach last month, the Pentagon is advising workers not to bring bombs to work, even non-explosive ones for training purposes, without getting permission first.According to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story, the no-bombs reminder memo was prompted by an incident late last month when a civilian working for the Navy was stopped by security while trying to bring a non-working bomb into the Pentagon.
The primate objects! In a string of landmark cases to be filed this week, four chimpanzees will fight for the right to retire to sanctuaries. Could dolphins be next on the docket?
It was somewhere between running a used trailer lot and a reindeer rental business that Pat Lavery first came across Tommy the chimpanzee ten years ago.Believed to be around 16 years old at the time, the primate had endured a life in the entertainment business. He was kept in a plywood cage so cramped that he could not even stand, a shelter made filthy as he was forced to crawl and shuffle in his own waste.Lavery and his wife, who already kept other rescued chimpanzees on their property in Gloversville, New York, some 30 miles northeast of Schenectady, took him in.
He’s a Metro-North veteran with a good reputation. Here’s what we know about William Rockefeller, the train engineer at the helm of Sunday’s deadly New York crash.
Early Sunday morning, a Metro-North train heading from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Manhattan derailed in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 63. As investigators seek answers, William Rockefeller, the veteran Metro-North engineer driving the train, is facing a storm of media attention. Little has slipped out about the man at the helm, but here’s what we do know so far about Rockefeller.He Was Injured in the CrashThe 45-year-old was injured but conscious when rescue crews responded to the crash.
The news that ‘New York’ will publish biweekly is a sad day for publishing. It’s also a sad day for English—‘biweekly’ means two very different things, and the confusion isn’t new.
Today’s announcement that New York magazine will begin publishing biweekly gives rise to a longstanding question: Just what the hell does “biweekly” mean, anyway?The unfortunate answer is that it means both “twice a week” and “every two weeks,” and there is no “right” meaning. The situation is the same with “bimonthly,” which can mean “twice a month” and “every two months.”It all depends on the context, and usually, people using the word make the assumption that everyone knows what they mean.
A CNN news segment turned into a family reunion when host Chris Cuomo interviewed his older brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But the anchor says he invites the criticism.
As a cohost of CNN’s New Day morning show, Chris Cuomo had every reason to interview New York’s governor Monday about Sunday’s deadly train derailment on the Metro North Hudson line.And as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s little brother, not to mention the son of longtime governor Mario Cuomo, the younger Cuomo is experienced at negotiating the sometimes awkward issues confronting a journalist who is also a blood relation to powerful politicians.“Obviously I did the intv because it was non political, and frankly, I invite the criticism—because it exposes the hollowness of a lot of what is out there,” the 43-year-old Cuomo emailed me after absorbing the predictable reproaches from various ethics cops on Twitter and elsewhere.
A Metro-North accident Sunday in the Bronx killed four and injured more than 60. From the Colorado train that fell into a creek to the North Carolina collision, see more rail disasters.
A deadly train derailment early Sunday morning in New York cast a shadow over Thanksgiving weekend, killing four and injuring at least 60 others. Thankfully, since the first U.S. train derailment in 1833, with President John Quincy Adams aboard but unscathed, the death tolls have decreased. Here’s a morbid look back at the bloodiest derailments of America’s past.August 7, 1904: 96 DeadEden, ColoradoAn express train from Colorado Springs to Pueblo was making its way over Porter Creek Gulch in heavy rains when a flash flood hit the wooden structure and derailed the locomotive.
When will corporate America realize it doesn’t pay enough?