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Jun 25, 2015

Abercrombie settles U.S. immigration discrimination charge

By Jonathan Stempel and Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Abercrombie & Fitch Co agreed to special monitoring of its hiring practices and to pay more than $158,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Justice charge that it discriminated against a job candidate who was not a U.S. citizen by requiring her to present a green card.

Thursday’s settlement calls for Abercrombie to pay the woman $3,661 of back pay and interest, set up a $153,932 fund to compensate others who may have faced similar discrimination, and pay a $1,100 civil fine.

Jun 19, 2015

Disgraced NBC anchorman Brian Williams blames ego for exaggerating stories

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fallen anchorman Brian Williams said on Friday he was not trying to mislead people by exaggerating stories about his work but that his ego drove him to make the mistakes that cost him his job on NBC’s “Nightly News.”

Williams, who will end a six-month NBC-imposed suspension in August, appeared on the network’s “Today” show and said he was sorry for the inaccuracies.

Jun 19, 2015

Disgraced NBC anchorman says ego drove him to exaggerations

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) – Fallen anchorman Brian
Williams said on Friday he was not trying to mislead people by
exaggerating stories about his work but that his ego drove him
to make the mistakes that cost him his job on NBC’s “Nightly
News.”

Williams, who will end a six-month NBC-imposed suspension in
August, appeared on the network’s “Today” show and said he was
sorry for the inaccuracies.

Jun 11, 2015

Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman dies at 85

NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) – Ornette Coleman, a self-taught
alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his
unconventional “free jazz” before coming to be regarded as an
avant garde genius, died on Thursday morning in New York at the
age of 85, according to his publicist.

Ken Weinstein confirmed the death but said he would not be
issuing any further information. Media reports said the cause of
death was cardiac arrest.

Jun 9, 2015

Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted cult leader Charles Manson, dies

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted cult leader Charles Manson and members of his so-called “family” for seven murders, then turned to writing books that took on everyone from George W. Bush to God, has died aged 80, his son said on Monday.

Bugliosi, whose book “Helter Skelter” about the Manson case became one of the best-selling true crime books of all time, died on Saturday evening at a Los Angeles hospital after a years-long battle with cancer, his son Vincent Bugliosi Jr. told Reuters.

May 29, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Martin O’Malley flashes his guitar and a hint of candidacy

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Bill Clinton had his saxophone. Martin O’Malley has his guitar.

O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, posted a 23-second video on YouTube┬áto announce that he’s going to announce something big on Saturday. It no doubt concerns whether he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination against Clinton’s wife, Hillary.

The video shows a close-up of someone doing some rudimentary picking on an acoustic guitar before the camera pans out to show that it’s O’Malley, who nods knowingly but says nothing, followed by the words “Stay tuned. Be the first to know. Sign up at: http://omalleydecision.com.”

May 19, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary

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Recording artist Snoop Dogg and Cori Broadus arrive at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Snoop Dogg, whose songs don’t always refer to women in the most laudatory terms, says he’s going to vote for Hillary Clinton because it’s time for a woman president.

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Guitarist B.B. King, who took the blues from rural juke joints to the mainstream and influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported late on Thursday. He was 89.

King, who will for ever be linked with the Gibson guitars he named Lucille, died in Las Vegas, the newspaper quoted his attorney as saying.

May 7, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Mixing sex and politics at the brothel

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Republican customers were not thrilled with the “Hookers for Hillary” campaign at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, the legal Nevada brothel in which prostitutes have endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

May 4, 2015

Republican former CEO Fiorina enters White House race

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard Co
Chief Executive Carly Fiorina announced on Monday she
is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of
Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.

Once one of the most powerful females in the American
corporate world, Fiorina registers near the bottom of polls of
the dozen or so Republican hopefuls and has never held public
office.