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GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate Lang Sias says he saw nothing at notorious sex party where dozens were assaulted

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

September 20, 2018


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On Friday afternoon, the Colorado Sun published a story describing GOP Lieutenant Governor candidate Lang Sias's role in Tailhook, one of the most notorious military sexual assault scandals in U.S. history. According to records, Sias flew a taxpayer-funded combat jet to Las Vegas with his superior officer to attend the Tailhook conference, a notorious sex party where dozens of women and several men were assaulted -- many of them service members. Testimony and reports plac...

Is your avocado an illegal clone? Grower sues Miami competitor over trendy hot-seller

Is your avocado an illegal clone? Grower sues Miami competitor over trendy hot-seller

September 18, 2018


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Deep in a lush remote valley in the Dominican Republic, the discovery of a single very special tree spawned a new species of avocado. Called the Carla, it has since emerged as a rock star of the avocado world, combining the buttery richness of the popular but small California-grown Hass with the prod...

Penn State frat reaches settlement with parents whose son died after hazing allegations

Penn State frat reaches settlement with parents whose son died after hazing allegations

September 18, 2018


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PHILADELPHIA — The New Jersey parents whose son died after a booze-fueled fraternity party at Pennsylvania State University in 2017 have reached a settlement on their claims against the national fraternity that includes a plan designed to make Greek life safer at the organization’s more than 100 chap...

SIM swap, cryptocurrency busts highlight new frontier for Bay Area tech cops

SIM swap, cryptocurrency busts highlight new frontier for Bay Area tech cops

September 10, 2018


Filed under National, Technology

Standing near the LAX security check, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Samy Tarazi waited for the suspected bitcoin thief to emerge. He had been tracking the 20-year-old Boston college student for months and now Tarazi and his team were about to make one of the first arrests of its kind in the c...

Report Links UC Riverside Chancellor to Michigan State Sexual Assault Scandal

Report Links UC Riverside Chancellor to Michigan State Sexual Assault Scandal

Regan Dorcey

August 23, 2018


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University of California, Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox, while serving as Michigan State University provost in 2010, allowed a dean accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women to continue in his post, The Detroit News reported. William Strampel, then dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicin...

Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

August 23, 2018


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By day, helicopters fly overhead. Dusty patrol vehicles take up neighborhood parking lots. By night, klieg lights illuminate the new, 18-foot steel fence that snakes along the sand dunes. This strip of land thousands of miles long feels like occupied territory. And in a way, it is. I refer, of course...

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, National, Television

Rachel McAdams’ sex scene in her new movie was unlike any she’d shot before — and not just because it was a woman. In “Disobedience,” McAdams plays Esti Kuperman, the married Orthodox Jewish woman who falls in love with Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz). The movie, based on the novel of the same...

Four indie debuts worth watching out for

May 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, National

The Sundance Film Festival has been a launching pad for countless filmmakers over the years, from Steven Soderbergh and Nicole Holofcener to Ryan Coogler and Quentin Tarantino. Similarly bright futures may await four first-time filmmakers from the 2018 edition, whose notable debuts will make their way...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

May 9, 2018


Filed under Activities, Movies, National, Opinion, Technology, Television

The summer movie season will kick off early this weekend with “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in Disney and Marvel Studios’ sprawling “Avengers” saga that may push the Marvel cinematic universe to new heights. The superhero release is expected to easily conquer the weekend...

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by his party

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by his party

February 13, 2018


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By Robyn Dixon Los Angeles Times (TNS) JOHANNESBURG — After weeks of resisting efforts to dislodge him, embattled South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to resign Wednesday after the party he longtime led, the African National Congress, called for him to step down. ANC Secretary-Gener...

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

December 7, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Thursday said a woman’s body was found in a burn area near Ojai, as firefighters continued to battle several massive wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The 96,000-acre Thomas fire burned even further along the coast of Ventura County, prompting officials...

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

December 7, 2017


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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s main opposition leader accused the police of killing more than 215 people since a disputed vote in August and described the arrest of a colleague who is pushing for electoral reform as political intimidation. “Innocent Kenyans” died at the hands of “trigger-happy police...

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