Ben Fuerherd

  • Los Angeles Feb 22, 2019

    DOJ, SEC Subpoena Johnson & Johnson in Talc Powder Asbestos Probe

    Johnson & Johnson acknowledged Wednesday that it was subpoenaed by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission over litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its talc powder, Reuters reported. The disclosure, made in the company’s annual report, is the company’s first admission that it’s received subpoenas from federal agencies over its Baby Powder line. The company faces...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2018

    26 Gunned Down at Small-Town Church in Texas' Worst Mass Shooting

    A man dressed in all black and wearing a “ballistic vest” fired a Ruger semi-automatic rifle at a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. Victims were churchgoers as young as five and as old as 72....

  • Chicago Sep 5, 2018

    NBC Orders ‘Law & Order' Series on Hate Crimes

    The network said Tuesday that it’s ordered 13 episodes of “Law & Order: Hate Crimes.” The drama from “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

  • NBC Jul 25, 2018

    Rutger, the Rutgers Gardens Cat, Dies at 21

    The cat that was a fixture greeting visitors at New Jersey’s Rutgers Gardens has died. Rutger was 21 years old.

  • Attorney Jul 17, 2018

    NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Death to Face Disciplinary Hearing

    The NYPD says it’s moving ahead with disciplinary proceedings against a police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed man.

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Trump on Cabinet Picks: ‘You'll Hear Some Things Tomorrow'

    President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney met Saturday at the billionaire’s golf club in New Jersey, both emerging with smiles and a public handshake but no word on what, if any, role the 2012 GOP hopeful might play in the new administration. Trump flashed a thumbs-up said the sit down “went great.”

  • leader Nov 5, 2017

    Harassment Reports Rock UK Parliament as Scandal Spreads

    The scandal surrounding Britain’s political class deepened Sunday with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds, including new claims involving a key ally of Prime Minister Theresa May. The allegations dating back more than a decade involve behavior that ranges from inappropriate touching and sending suggestive text messages to matters serious enough to be reported to...

  • lawyer Nov 5, 2017

    Sen. Paul Suffers Minor Injury After Being Tackled by Neighbor: Police

    Sen. Rand Paul was “blindsided” and suffered a minor injury when he was allegedly tackled by a neighbor at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, police and a Paul spokesperson said Saturday. Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green, was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault in the incident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m. local time Friday, Kentucky State...

  • New Jersey Nov 5, 2017

    DNC's Brazile Says in Book She Considered Replacing Clinton With Biden

    The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered initiating effort to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden. Donna Brazile makes the revelation in a memoir being released Tuesday, according to The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put...

  • The New York Times Oct 25, 2017

    Magazine Project Killed as Editor Apologizes for ‘Offenses': Report

    Leon Wieseltier, a prominent literary editor who was poised to helm a new magazine set to launch next week, has apologized after a number of women have accused him of sexual harassment, The New York Times reported. In the wake of the allegations, the organization that was backing the new magazine, the Emerson Collective, which is headed by Steve Jobs’...

  • Europe Oct 13, 2017

    Quirky NYC Bartender's Jeopardy Run Ends After 12 Straight Wins

    The quirky New York City bartender who won over Jeopardy viewers — and took home more than $400,000 in winnings — had his winning streak snapped after 12 days Thursday night.

  • Europe Oct 12, 2017

    Pub Trivia: Barman Slings Drinks, Cleans Up on ‘Jeopardy!'

    The quirky bartender who is winning fans and money on “Jeopardy!” already has a big following at the neighborhood bars where he works and hangs out. New York City bartender Austin Rogers extended his “Jeopardy!” win streak to nine games on Friday, bringing his total winnings to over $330,000 and cementing his position as the season’s first “streaker.” Rogers, 38,...

  • Associated Press Oct 11, 2017

    Climber Kills Himself After Girlfriend's Avalanche Death

    Just two weeks before renowned climber Hayden Kennedy killed himself following the death of his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, he wrote on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years. “I’ve realized something painful. It’s not just the memorable summits and crux moves that are fleeting. Friends...

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2017

    Corker: Trump on ‘Path to WWIII'

    President Donald Trump found himself in a drawn out feud with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) after Corker criticized Trump’s conduct in the White House in The New York Times.

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2017

    GOP Senator Warns Trump Threats Risk ‘Path to World War III'

    An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward “chaos” engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing on social media Sunday, a remarkable airing of their party’s profound rifts. In political discourse that might once have seemed inconceivable, the GOP’s foreign policy expert in the Senate felt compelled to answer...

  • NBC Oct 8, 2017

    After Being Shot, Rep. Steve Scalise Still Opposes More Gun Control

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is still recovering from his wounds after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress in June, said on “Meet the Press” Sunday that he still stands behind the unlimited right to bear arms, NBC News reported. “Our Founding Fathers believed strongly in gun rights for citizens,” Scalise, R-La., told host Chuck Todd...

  • law enforcement Oct 8, 2017

    White Nationalists Return to Charlottesville for Another Tiki-Torch Rally

    White nationalist Richard Spencer led a demonstration Saturday night of tiki torch-wielding protesters in a Charlottesville, Virginia, park where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands, police said. The group of about 50 walked into the park after arriving in a tour bus at about 7:40 p.m. and stayed for about 10 minutes, Charlottesville police said. The group...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2017

    Protests Muted Week After NFL Responds to Trump Criticism

    The San Francisco 49ers played on Thursday last week, before President Donald Trump lashed out at NFL players for not standing during the national anthem. So as teams across the league kneeled, sat and raised fists in protest, the team once at the epicenter of anthem protests was home watching it on TV. With a week to think about it,...

  • France Oct 1, 2017

    Man With Knife Kills 2 at French Station, Yells ‘Allahu Akbar'

    A man with a knife killed two women at the main train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, shouting “Allahu akbar” during an attack that French authorities were working to determine had links to Islamic extremism. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to meet with local authorities and troops on the scene, said local police...

  • Los Angeles Times Sep 28, 2017

    What Happens to the Playboy Mansion? Only Hef's Neighbor Knows

    Following the death of Hugh Hefner Wednesday, the fate of his swinging Los Angeles party pad, known as the Playboy Mansion, is now in the hands of its current owner — Hefner’s wealthy next-door neighbor. Daren Metropoulos, 33, scion of the Connecticut billionaire Dean Metropoulos and the co-owner of Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands, bought the sprawling, 20,000-square-foot home in August 2016....

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