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Tyrese Gibson Patted Down by Bailiffs in Custody Case

Tyrese Patted Down By Bailiffs In Bitter Custody Case 11/2/2017 11:11 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Tyrese Gibson was cornered in a courthouse hallway Thursday by 4 bailiffs who fully patted him down … this after Tyrese exhibited emotional/irrational behavior on video Wednesday. Tyrese showed up at the downtown L.A. Courthouse for the custody case that has been going on for more than a week. His ex, Norma Gibson, is trying to get a permanent restraining order against him which would block Tyrese from gaining custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla. We’re told the bailiffs — all of whom work for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. — were concerned that Tyrese might actually bring a weapon to court, so he was pulled aside in the hallway and given the pat down. Tyrese told ...

David Ortiz’s Advice to Dodgers: ‘Just Hit the Damn Baseball!’

David Ortiz Advice to Dodgers: ‘Just Hit the Damn Baseball!’ 11/2/2017 11:35 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE David Ortiz believes the Dodgers will be just fine next season as long as they take one solid piece of advice — “Just hit the damn baseball.” Big Papi was leaving L.A. after covering the World Series for FOX — and had some real encouraging words for Dodgers fans before his flight out of LAX.  “They’ll be fine next year. They have a good ball club.” Ortiz even has confidence Yu Darvish will be fine in the long run. 

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The collection belonged to Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father, Hildebrand, sold works that had been stolen from Jews or confiscated as “degenerate” under the Nazi regime. More than 1,400 artworks were discovered in 2012 after Gurlitt’s apartment was searched in a tax inquiry.

New orangutan species discovered in Indonesia

Scientists have discovered a new species of orangutan in the remote jungles of Sumatra in Indonesia. The researchers say the Tapanuli orangutan has distinct genetic, skeletal and tooth differences to the two other known species of orangutans, Sumatran and Bornean.

Brother of French jihadist killer Mohamed Merah jailed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abdelkader Merah went on trial at the start of October The brother of the French jihadist who murdered seven people in Toulouse, including three Jewish children, has been jailed for 20 years. A court in Paris found Abdelkader Merah guilty of terrorist offences. But he was cleared of having a direct role in the 2012 attacks, in which his younger sibling, Mohamed Merah, shot three soldiers and then three children and a teacher at a Jewish school. The court also jailed a second suspect, Fettah Malki, 34, for 14 years. The high-profile trial, which has been held amid tight security, began last month. Prosecutors had asked for life imprisonment for Abdelkader Merah and 20 years for Fettah Malki.

Robert Mueller in the Cross Hairs

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Can Northam Hold Off Gillespie’s Surge in Virginia?

If the Democrats’ strategy for winning the governor’s race in Virginia is to convince people that Ralph Northam can lose, they are doing a really good job. I am worried they are right. My inbox has been flooded with increasingly hysterical messages warning that the race is tight — messages that were meant as a hedge against complacency when it wasn’t. This race was supposed to be a relatively easy win for Northam. Remember that Virginia is an increasingly blue state; Northam is cut from the same moderate Democratic cloth that Virginians have favored recently; lobbyist Ed Gillespie faced a fractured Republican Party to mend and the plunging fortunes of President Trump to defend. Let’s try to understand why Gillespie now seems to be closing the gap, down to five points in the latest Washingt...

House GOP Unveils Sweeping Tax Plan, But Obstacles Remain

X Story Stream recent articles House Republicans unveiled their long-anticipated tax overhaul Thursday, starting the clock on the central piece of their legislative agenda, which they hope to pass in a matter of weeks and which many Republicans feel is critical to maintaining their congressional majorities next year. The legislation — which clocks in at 429 pages and is dubbed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — would reduce the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent; lower the number of income tax brackets to four, while maintaining the top rate for highest earners; double the standard tax deduction; phase out the estate tax; and make other significant changes to the Internal Revenue code. Republican leaders have set an aggressive time frame for passing the bill, hoping to m...

The global war against journalists

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Can you pick out Paul Manafort in this photo?

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