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TJ Miller denies ‘Silicon Valley’ actress’ bullying allegations

On Wednesday, TJ Miller denied his former ‘Silicon Valley’ co-star, Alice Wetterlund’s bullying allegations.  (AP/ZUMA Press) TJ Miller thinks his erstwhile “Silicon Valley” co-star Alice Wetterlund’s bullying allegations were a publicity stunt. Last month, Wetterlund, 37, lashed out at Miller, 37, on Twitter calling him “a bully and petulant brat” and the set of HBO comedy “toxic and weird.” Miller vehemently denied intentionally bullying the actress and alleged that she was a problem on set herself. “She may have had that experience, but it’s … just people trying to get into the headlines,” Miller told “The Jim and Sam Show” on Wednesday. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her. Truthfully, I felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept in...

Trump revoking security clearance of former CIA Dir. Brennan, mulling others

The White House is revoking the security clearance of John Brennan, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and mulling pulling them for several other former intelligence chiefs and other officials. Reading aloud a statement from President Trump at the top of Wednesday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that the president has decided to revoke Brennan’s security clearance citing “erratic behavior” and “lying”. Brennan has been a major critic of the president’s since leaving public service. Sanders said the president is also more broadly reviewing access to classified information by government officials and named others who are also now under specific review: James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, James Comey, a former F...

Couple trapped in cave burn everything including their hair to keep warm: ‘We knew we were in some deep trouble’

Spencer and Jessica Christiansen were trapped in a cave for nearly two days before being rescued.  (Spencer Christiansen) A couple was excited for their picturesque hike in Wyoming last weekend – but misleading directions left them trapped in a cold cave for nearly two days, where they burned everything they had with them to survive. Spencer Christiansen and his wife Jessica of Idaho Falls, Idaho, decided to go to the Darby Canyon Ice Cave in Wyoming. The adventure was meant to be a celebration for Spencer Christiansen’s birthday. The couple said they researched for weeks to find the right cave before gearing up. “I was excited! I just wanted a quick adventure. I wanted to have a good adventure for a day,” Spencer Christiansen told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “I spent ...

Arizona father beats, kills man who followed his daughter into bathroom stall, police say

Melvin Harris III, 40, is accused of beating a man to death after finding out the individual tried to get into his daughter’s locked bathroom stall.  (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) An Arizona father decided to “take care of a situation” his own way when he killed a man who attempted to enter a bathroom stall his daughter was in, police said. Melvin Harris III faces a second-degree murder charge in the beating death of Leon Leevon Armstrong, AZFamily.com reported on Tuesday. Harris was taken into custody earlier this month after the deadly encounter at a QuikTrip convenience store in Phoenix involving his 16-year-old daughter. The 40-year-old was waiting in the parking lot to pick up his daughter and two friends when Armstrong approached him asking for money. Harris gave him...

Meet the legal team defending Paul Manafort

The case against Paul Manafort took a surprise turn on Tuesday with the defense attorneys for the former Trump campaign chairman declining to call additional witness to mount a defense before closing arguments. Throughout the trial, Manafort’s lawyers have attempted to levy a more personal approach to counter a government case laden with numbers and documents. With the decision not to call any witnesses, they appear to be doubling down on that strategy, betting on the success of their cross-examinations and a 90-minute closing argument. “Well, we live in the United States of America and you’re presumed innocent until proven guilty,” Kevin Downing, one of Manafort’s lead attorneys, told ABC News as he exited the courthouse on Tuesday. “And we believe the government cannot ...

White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

The White House Council of Economic Advisers is facing backlash from economists after it acknowledged providing incorrect economic figures to press secretary Sarah Sanders regarding African American unemployment. Sanders during Tuesday’s briefing brushed off accusations of racism against President Trump amid his contentious feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman with a familiar pivot, citing economic gains by African Americans during Trump’s time in office. “This President, since he took office, in the year and a half that he’s been here, has created 700,000 new jobs for African Americans,” Sanders said. “When President Obama left, after eight years in office – eight years in office, he had only created 800 – or 195,000 jobs for African Americans...

Prosecution presents closing arguments in Manafort trial

Closing statement are underway in the financial crimes trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, and prosecutors are taking the opportunity to paint Manafort as a liar and a schemer. “When you follow the trail of Mr. Manafort’s money, it’s littered with lies,” special counsel prosecutor Greg Andres said in federal court on Wednesday, telling jurors that Manafort is “not above the law.” Manafort is on trial in Alexandria, Virginia, where special counsel Robert Mueller has accused Manafort of shielding millions of dollars in off-shore bank accounts from American tax-collectors. During his closing arguments, Andres reminded jurors of the $60 million Manafort is accused of hiding in 31 separate bank accounts. “He lied to his tax preparers, h...

John Stossel: Social Security is going broke

Social Security is running out of money. You may not believe that, but it’s a fact. That FICA money taken from your paycheck was not saved for you in a “trust fund.” Politicians misled us. They spent every penny the moment it came in. This started as soon as they created Social Security. They assumed that FICA payments from young workers would cover the cost of sending checks to older people. After all, at the time, most Americans died before they reached 65. Now, however, people keep living longer. There just aren’t enough young people to cover my Social Security checks. So Social Security is going broke. This year, the program went into the red for the first time. Presidents routinely promise to fix this problem. George W. Bush said he’d “strengthen and save” Social Security. Barack Obam...

Infamous madam to the stars was willing to spill celebrities’ secrets for book about her wild days

Madame Claude’s infamous brothel business inspired the 1977 film “Madame Claude,” also known as “The French Woman.”  (Getty) One of the world’s most powerful brothel keepers was eager to bare all. William Stadiem, who interviewed Madame Claude before her 2015 death at age 92, recently penned a biography detailing their conversations titled “Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege & Power.” HEIDI FLEISS: CHARLIE SHEEN ‘REALLY CAN CHANGE’ THE STIGMA OF HAVING HIV He also tracked down Claude’s friends, confidantes, former clients, as well as her coveted “swans” to detail her shocking life and demise. Stadiem was introduced to Madame Claude in the ‘80s through a mutual friend in Los Angeles after she fled her native France in 1977 ov...

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that day when she told reporters that Obama created only 195,000 jobs for African-Americans during his tenure compared with Trump’s 700,000 new jobs in just two years. The U.S. economy actually added about 3 million jobs for black workers during Obama’s tenure, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “President Trump in his first year and a half has already tripled what President...

Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry dead at 26, found on sidewalk with drugs: reports

E! Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. She was 26.  (Instagram) Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead Tuesday morning in New York City, according to multiple reports. She was 26. According to the New York Daily News, McHenry, who appeared alongside Magic Johnson’s son, EJ Johnson, on the 2016 E! show “EJNYC,” was found on a sidewalk in the Bronx at around 5 a.m.  Authorities said that McHenry was found wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no pants, the Daily Mail reported.  Per the Daily News, McHenry, who reportedly was 20 weeks pregnant, was transported to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she died.  According to the New York Post, she apparently had drugs on her.  A New York Police Department spokesperson told Fox...

Pierson refutes Omarosa’s claim that she confirmed Trump’s alleged use of N-word

Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman “played” CBS News by “conflating” two different audiotapes, a senior adviser to President Trump’s reelection campaign asserted Tuesday. Katrina Pierson leveled the accusation on cable news shows after an audio recording raised questions about whether the Trump campaign knew of the president’s alleged use of the N-word. Pierson, who said in an interview that she signed a non-disclosure agreement with Trump, told “Fox News @ Night” that she was asked about a 2016 conference call where she could be heard saying, “No, he said it,” as though she was supporting Manigault Newman’s claim that Trump said the racial slur. Pierson said she was merely placating Manigault Newman, who was carrying on because she “would not let t...