LA news anchor died from meth overdose during sexual encounter at hotel, autopsy reveals

Police say a male who’d been with Burrous at the time placed the call. Burrous was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Initial reports suggested that Burrous likely suffered a possible overdose. The Los Angeles County coroner released a report on Friday ruling his death an accident by means of meth toxicity. It also elaborated on the circumstances of his death. According to the report, Burrous was engaging in “various sexual activities with his companion” when he inserted a “rock” of meth into his rectum. He reportedly inserted a second rock later on in the encounter, placed a mask on and “doused the filters with ‘poppers.’”

McCabe: ‘I think it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset

(CNN)Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Tuesday it is possible President Donald Trump is a Russian asset. McCabe is promoting his new book, “The Threat,” which paints a stark portrait of his time at the bureau under Trump, describing in vivid detail his version of interactions with top officials at the White House and Justice Department. The book was released Tuesday and became an instant best-seller. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to McCabe’s comments on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” saying McCabe’s comment is “hardly dignifying with a response.” “He’s a liar and a leaker,” Conway said. The former acting FBI director went on the record in that “60 Minutes” interview confirming some previous reports about Deputy Attorney General …

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately available Friday night. Detective Brian Simonsen was hit once in the chest by crossfire as he and six other officers fired 42 shots at robbery suspect Christopher Ransom, who police say charged at them from inside a T-Mobile store pointing a fake handgun. Simonsen, 42, will be laid to rest next week. Ransom, who was wounded eight times, was arraigned Friday by video from his hospital bed on murder, manslaughter and other charges. A judge ordered him held without bail. His next court date is scheduled for Tuesday. Ransom faces up to 25 years to life in prison …

Supermoon, 2019’s biggest and brightest, will light up the sky

(CNN)February’s full moon will brighten the skies on Tuesday as the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. The supermoon will occur during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won’t be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out later in the day. Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon. Check your local time for moonrise here. The moon looking deceptively large is known as a “Moon illusion,” which occurs when the moon is close to the horizon and objects such as …

Marvel TV’s superhero universe on Netflix officially comes to an end. Could Disney+ be its new home?

New York (CNN Business)Netflix on Monday canceled the only two Marvel Television shows it has left, effectively ending its relationship with the Disney company. Marvel Television is the TV unit of Disney’s Marvel Entertainment, which produced some of 2018’s biggest blockbusters, including “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” With the impending launch of Disney’s own streaming service, some of the company’s executives have not ruled out a possible second life for the Marvel shows that Netflix canceled. The other three Marvel Television series on Netflix — “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” — were canceled last year. Disney hasn’t officially said that the Marvel television series will be added to Disney+, but Kevin Mayer, chairman of Disney’s direct-to-consumer division, called …

Ryan Adams sexual misconduct accusers Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers slam alleged ‘network of enablers’

“It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you from my whole f—ing heart to my friends, my bands, my mom,” Bridgers wrote below a photo of herself with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, her bandmates in Boygenius. “They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was f—ed up and wrong, and that I was right to feel weird about it. I couldn’t have done this without them.” “Ryan had a network too,” Bridgers continued. “Friends, bands, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was …

GOP Lawmakers Jettison Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month Resolution

Wisconsin’s all-white GOP Assembly members on Tuesday Colin Kaepernick from a resolution honoring African-Americans during Black History Month. Loren Elliott / Reuters Colin Kaepernick helped launch the take-a-knee protests against police brutality and other racial injustice during the national anthem at NFL games. Rep. David Crowley (D-Milwaukee), who authored the resolution, slammed the strong-armed tactics as a “ Crowley also said that black people should be allowed to choose the leaders they want to honor and that Kaepernick, who was born in Milwaukee and played for the San Franciso 49ers, was “ “It’s outrageous that some Republicans feel they can censor African-American legislators in this way,” said Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee. “So while we celebrate the 13th Amendment, which abolished …

Honda workers ‘betrayed’ by plant closure

“I’ve been here 19 years and it’s devastating for all involved,” he said. “You’ve only got to look across the road at the large warehouses here too, I don’t know what the jobs will be replaced with. “We’re just going to find out what will happen and take it from there really.” ‘Managers didn’t know’ Sue Newall’s husband Steve has worked at the factory for 23 years. She told the BBC he found out about the closure when a colleague who was off sick saw it on the news and called in to tell the others. “The managers didn’t know. There were rumours but we didn’t expect such big news. My husband was sent home with a pack to read …

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

Dozens of gold miners were caught underground Tuesday on the outskirts of Kadoma, west of the Zimbabwean capital of Harare. It is unclear how many miners remain trapped. The government has said a total of between 60 and 70 people were working underground at the time of the accident. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Howard Schultz Managed To Give The Exact Wrong Answer To A Question About Race

But it wasn’t exactly good news for his potential candidacy .  He recapped the incident, spoke about the company’s bias training program initiated afterward, and then unleashed a cliche:   The comments on not seeing color left Schultz’s Twitter critics seeing red, with many comparing him to Michael Scott, the clueless boss in “The Office,” and Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report” parody of a right-wing broadcaster:  

MI6 boss warns of more IS attacks

Mr Younger told the Munich Security Conference that so far the return of IS militants had proved a “completely manageable problem”, but he warned that it was complex and unpredictable. IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’ Families flee last IS village in Syria After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated? “We are very concerned about this because all experience tells us that once someone has put themselves in that sort of position they are likely to have acquired the skills and connections that make them potentially very dangerous,” he said. As IS faces the loss of its last strongholds in Syria, Mr Younger said it was likely to return to “asymmetric” terrorist attacks, rather than conventional warfare, and …

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

(CNN)Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. Mikaela Shiffrin: Why I won’t be objectified She admitted that the possibility of making history was the extra motivation she needed to power through. “Today was something else,” she said of the occasion. “There’s been a lot going on these Championships since the Super-G win. I certainly had a lot of doubt today but in the most important moments it was okay. “Like I said, my team was just spectacular this whole time to get me to toughen up and do the job. I’m really, really happy.” The packed …

The Lover And The Fighter: Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Embody The 2020 Divide

LAWRENCE, Mass. ― As Sen. Democrat wants voters to know about her, it’s that she’s a fighter. The word “fight” is in the title of both of the books she’s written while in the Senate (A Fighting Chance and This Fight Is Our Fight). In the 40-minute speech she delivered Saturday, she used the word 28 times. “This is the fight of our lives,” Warren said to the crowd of 3,500 who gathered at a historic mill in freezing temperatures here, after telling a story about immigrant women striking for better pay and working conditions. “The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. I am in that fight all the way.” Warren’s team …

Tyler Perry Visits Pulse Memorial During Orlando Tour Stop

Tyler Perry took a moment to pay tribute to the 49 victims of the On Sunday the actor-comedian visited an interim memorial that has been erected at the site of the former gay nightclub.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:27am PST Mina Justice, the mother of Madea’s Farewell Play Tour.  A number of Perry’s projects, including 2010’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” have been criticized for their portrayal of LGBTQ characters.  to speak out against Georgia’s House Bill 757. That “religious liberty” bill, which was Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Carmakers brace for a terrible year as China’s slowdown deepens

Hong Kong (CNN Business)After a tough 2018, global automakers look set for another bruising year. The world’s second largest economy is feeling the effects of government attempts to rein in risky lending after a rapid rise in debt levels. Trade tensions with the United States and the removal of Chinese subsidies in the auto sector are making matters worse. Some of the world’s best known automakers are suffering as a result. GM said last month that its sales in China fell by 10% last year, compared to 2017. The Detroit-based company hopes to reverse the downturn this year by releasing more than 20 new models in China and shifting focus to electric vehicles. Ford’s (F) sales in China tumbled by …