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  • Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

    Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

    (NEW YORK) — A lawyer for the handyman Othneil Miller whose basement workshop is the focal point of a new investigation into the Etan Patz case Friday denied he had anything to do with the little boy’s disappearance more than three decades ago. “Mr. Miller did not do this,” Michael Farkas, the attorney for Miller, told reporters outside the Brooklyn building where Miller lives. “Mr. Miller denies involvement with what happened to this beautiful young boy and he’s going to remain cooperative to the extent that’s reasonably possible given this investigation,” Farkas said. Patz, who was 6, disappeared on the […]

  • Politicos Giving 2012 Commencement Speeches

    Politicos Giving 2012 Commencement Speeches

    (WASHINGTON) — It’s getting close to that time of year again, when students all around the country will turn in their bookbags for briefcases as they leave college behind and enter the working world. Some lucky schools around the country will welcome major politicos to campus (or, in New York University’s case, Yankee Stadium) for their graduation ceremonies. In the spirit of commencement season, ABC News has compiled some of the biggest names in politics slated to deliver commencement addresses this year. President Obama will be speaking at Barnard College in New York City on May 14. He will also […]

  • Polo Tycoon John Goodman in $46 Million Settlement for DUI Death

    Polo Tycoon John Goodman in $46 Million Settlement for DUI Death

    (PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Convicted polo tycoon John Goodman agreed to a $46 million settlement with the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson who died in a drunken driving accident perpetrated by Goodman, according to court documents. Lili and William Wilson, Scott Wilson’s parents, will each receive $23 million in the settlement, the same age their son was when he was killed. All parties involved had previously been tight-lipped about the settlement amount in the civil suit over the crash after Goodman adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend to help protect his estate in the civil suit. The amount was disclosed in a […]

  • Carrie Underwood Set to Perform as Country Acts Vie for Top Prizes at Billboard Music Awards

    Carrie Underwood Set to Perform as Country Acts Vie for Top Prizes at Billboard Music Awards

    Carrie Underwood is the first country artist set to perform at next month’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She joins pop acts Justin Bieber, The Wanted and LMFAO, who also share a Top Duo or Group nomination with Lady Antebellum in one of the all-genre categories. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery finds himself up for Top New Artist, against the likes of “Pumped Up Kicks” hitmakers Foster the People. Taylor Swift also grabs a nod for Top Touring Artist. Both Lady A and Jason Aldean are nominated in all three of the exclusively country categories, while Blake Shelton vies […]

  • Taylor Swift May Portray Joni Mitchell in a Film

    Taylor Swift May Portray Joni Mitchell in a Film

    Taylor Swift appeared in the film Valentine’s Day as part of an ensemble cast, and lent her voice to the animated film The Lorax.  But now, she may be front and center in her next movie role — playing a world-famous musician. Variety reports that Taylor is interested in portraying legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of the book Girls Like Us, which examined the careers of Mitchell, and equally-famous female seventies singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Carole King.  Variety reports that Taylor doesn’t have an official offer on the table, but has been “circling” the role along with some […]

  • George Zimmerman Granted Bail, Bond Set at $150,000

    George Zimmerman Granted Bail, Bond Set at $150,000

    (SANFORD, Fla.) — A Florida judge Friday approved bail for George Zimmerman. Judge Kenneth Lester agreed to allow Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, to post $150,000 bond to get out of jail. The prosecution had argued that Zimmerman should be denied bail or that it should be set at $1 million. George Zimmerman surprised the court by taking the stand and apologizing to Trayvon Martin’s parents, who were sitting in the courtroom during Zimmerman’s bond hearing. “I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he […]

  • Obama Names California’s Fort Ord a National Monument

    Obama Names California’s Fort Ord a National Monument

    (WASHINGTON) — In honor of Earth Day on Sunday, President Obama will Friday designate Fort Ord — a former military base on California’s central coast – as the country’s newest national monument. The fort, which closed in 1994, has become a popular site for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, playing host to more than 100,000 visitors a year, according to the White House. “Fort Ord’s dramatic landscape lives in the memories of thousands of veterans as their first taste of Army life, as a final stop before deploying to war, or as a home base during their military career,” […]