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  • Lionel Richie Holds Steady at #1 on Billboard 200 with "Tuskegee"

    Lionel Richie Holds Steady at #1 on Billboard 200 with "Tuskegee"

    Congratulations to Lionel Richie for holding down the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart again this week with Tuskegee. The set, which features his duets with country stars like Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, moved another 114,000 copies in its third week out. It’s now sold more than 536,000 copies, meaning a gold album certification is imminent. Lionel is thrilled with the response to Tuskegee.  He says, “None of this would have been possible without the support of my fans, who continue to inspire me on a daily basis.” Luke Bryan is also picking up steam with […]

  • Census: Husband-Wife Households at Record Lows

    Census: Husband-Wife Households at Record Lows

    (WASHINGTON) — The proportion of homes in America with husband-wife couples has now fallen below 50 percent, the lowest since the Census Bureau began tabulating such family data in 1940. New Census 2010 figures, released Wednesday, reveal that 48 percent of all households include a married husband and wife, compared with 52 percent in 2000. That’s down dramatically from the peak.  In the 1950 Census, 78 percent of all households in America mirrored the Ozzie and Harriet mold, with a husband and wife in the home. There is wide variation from state to state. Utah has the highest proportion of […]

  • Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

    Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

    (WASHINGTON) — Multiple airport screeners have been arrested for allegedly taking handsome bribes to look the other way while loads of illegal drugs slipped through security at Los Angeles International Airport, federal officials announced Wednesday. Two current and two former officials at the Transportation Security Administration were arrested in the last 48 hours in connection with at least five incidents from February 2011 to July 2011 in which on-duty screeners took payments of up to $2,400 to allow suitcases filled with drugs to pass unimpeded through X-ray machines at LAX, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr.’s office said in a statement. […]

  • Are the Secret Service Getting Special Treatment in Prostitution Scandal Investigation?

    Are the Secret Service Getting Special Treatment in Prostitution Scandal Investigation?

    (WASHINGTON) — The Secret Service is investigating itself in the Colombia prostitution scandal, rather than turn the probe over to the independent Inspector General who typically looks into allegations of misconduct by Department of Homeland Security officials. The approach appears to be the result of a special carve-out for the Secret Service forged a decade ago — setting it apart from the standard described in a 2009 internal DHS memo, which specifically asserts that the Inspector General is “statutorily responsible for conducting and coordinating all investigations” of wrongdoing by other Homeland Security employees. On Wednesday, Sen. Charles Grassley told ABC […]

  • Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

    Connecticut Repeals Death Penalty

    (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the state’s death penalty repeal bill into law Wednesday, but the new law will not affect the 11 convicted killers already on death row, including the two men who killed the wife and daughters of Dr. William Petit. The bill signing made Connecticut the seventeenth state to abolish the death penalty. The new law replaces the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole. It abolished the death penalty for future cases only and does not affect those on death row curently in the state. The state has only put to […]

  • Hiding John Edward’s Mistress Was a Job

    Hiding John Edward’s Mistress Was a Job

    (GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ former aide testified today that even after Edwards lost the presidential nomination, he was told that hiding Edwards’ mistress was still “the most important job on the campaign” because Edwards was angling to be vice president. Andrew Young told the court that living with Edwards’ demanding girlfriend Rielle Hunter was unpleasant and that he began to suspect that Edwards was not going to keep promises made to Young. The tension became so great that during a meeting, Edwards and Young came close to throwing punches, Young said on Wednesday. Young and his wife, Cheri, had […]

  • President Obama is ‘Angry’ About Secret Service Scandal, Carney Says

    President Obama is ‘Angry’ About Secret Service Scandal, Carney Says

    (WASHINGTON) — Now that the allegations against the dozen U.S. Secret Service agents and officers have been investigated and proven accurate, President Obama is “angry,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday. The president had previously stated he was withholding judgment until the allegations were investigated. “Yes,” Carney said when asked if the president was “angry.” “I think he said as much in the interview he did with Jimmy Fallon last night. But he also believes that the actions of these individuals do not represent the Service as a whole… 99 percent of the men and women who […]