‘Alcohol Was Not Involved’: Tiger Woods Issues Statement on DUI Arrest

Tiger Woods Mug Shot Tiger Woods has released a statement addressing his arrest earlier today for DUI. The professional golfer insists that what happened was due to an “unexpected reaction to prescription medications” and had nothing to do with alcohol: “I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly,” Woods said. “I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more of myself too.” Woods was arrested at about 3 a.m. Monday near his home in Jupiter Island, Florida. He was released released from Palm Beach County Jail at around 10:50 a.m. [Image via screengrab/Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office] — —
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Eighth Graders Refuse Photo Op With Paul Ryan

paul ryan It was supposed to be a simple photo op. House Speaker Paul Ryan would pose with a group of visiting schoolchildren, make an attempt to look cool and hip–and signal his concern for the youth and the future or something. But it didn’t go exactly as planned. During a field trip to Washington, DC, nearly 100 8th graders from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey reportedly opted out of being photographed with Ryan due to conflicting political opinions. Matthew Malespina, one of the Ryan resisters, said, “I can’t take a picture with someone who supports a budget that would destroy public education and would leave 23 million people without healthcare.” In the end, a few students did choose to be seen with the Speaker, and Ryan even fist-bumped with one less-than-discerning youngster. That photo made its way onto Ryan’s official Instagram with the caption “Got that #FridayFeeling”–even though
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Charles Krauthammer on Jared Kushner-Russia Reports: ‘I Don’t Trust This Story’

On Fox News’ Special Report tonight, Charles Krauthammer sided with Lindsey Graham‘s serious skepticism with the reporting about Jared Kushner allegedly wanting to set up a secret communications channel with the Kremlin. “I don’t trust this story,” he said. “The Russians are leaking it clearly on a channel they know we’re gonna pick up. The Russians are masters of disinformation.” If it is true, Krauthammer added, “it occurred after the campaign, during the transition. So unless there’s some nefarious connection here, there’s no connection to what was alleged to have happened during the campaign.” He doesn’t see the crime here, just that this is “another piece that has Russia in the headline, Trump people in the headline, and thus is supposed to be scandalous.” Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Bryce Harper Starts Fight After Getting Hit by Pitch During Nationals-Giants Game

The game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants took an abrupt turn after Bryce Harper ended up in bench-clearing brawl with Hunter Strickland. During the 8th inning of the game, Strickland threw a pitch that ended up nailing Harper on his side. In response, Harper threw away his helmet and bat before rushing the mound and starting a fistfight with Strickland. Both teams promptly rushed the field in order to restrain the two players. Harper and Strickland were reportedly ejected after the fight. The brawl garnered plenty of reactions on Twitter:

Bryce Harper Starts Fight After Getting Hit by Pitch During Nationals-Giants Game

The game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants took an abrupt turn after Bryce Harper ended up in bench-clearing brawl with Hunter Strickland. During the 8th inning of the game, Strickland threw a pitch that ended up nailing Harper on his side. In response, Harper threw away his helmet and bat before rushing the mound and starting a fistfight with Strickland. Both teams promptly rushed the field in order to restrain the two players. Harper and Strickland were reportedly ejected after the fight. The brawl garnered plenty of reactions on Twitter:

Windows Shattered at Kentucky Paper’s Office Building; Police Suspect ‘Bullet Damage’

A newspaper office in Kentucky was vandalized over the weekend, and the police’s initial investigation suggests that the damage may have been caused by gunshots. The Lexington Herald-Leader filed a police report on Monday where their staff found that several of their office windows were shattered or damaged. The Herald-Leader put out a report about the incident, and they said that there are signs that the vandalism was done with “small-caliber bullet damage.” No employees were injured by the vandalism. Publisher Rufus M. Friday said the Herald-Leader will take steps to increase security, though he also noted that he was “concerned” due to rhetoric and hostility towards journalists that he has seen recently. “The safety and security of our employees is paramount,” Friday said. “We’re going to be vigilant Continue reading "Windows Shattered at Kentucky Paper’s Office Building; Police Suspect ‘Bullet Damage’"