Dorothy Griffin began collecting her Social Security benefits in 1986. By April 1991, her daughter, Emma Carter-Alexander, began to care for her and was approved by the government to receive her checks. That arrangement continued until February 2017, with $298,168.20 paid out over the years to Carter-Alexander to take care of her mother’s expenses. Unfortunately, Griffin died in 1993, and Carter-Alexander never told the government, according to documents filed in federal court in Sacramento. Instead, the 66-year-old Vallejo woman continued cashing the checks for the next 24 years and dutifully sent the Social Security Administration annual reports “documenting how the money paid for these benefits
One person took to Twitter to tell Simone Biles, "Baby ... Your hair... You need some black friends," and since posting, the tweet has gone viral.
A honeymooning groom filmed the terrifying moment his bride was savaged by a shark in the Caribbean. Sarah Illig can be seen gliding through the clear blue water when the predator lunges and takes a chunk out of her arm. Video footage shot by her husband Evan Carroll shows Sarah recoiling in pain and swimming away as fast as she can. She said later she did not see the nurse shark approach and initially thought Evan was playing a trick on her during their snorkelling trip in the Bahamas. She said: “I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was playing a prank on me. “Less than a second later I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles
Earlier today, we reported on the story surrounding Kimberly Jones’s Facebook video of her 11-year-old son, Keaton. The clip, which has since gone viral, depicts Keaton in a teary state as he questions why his peers enjoy bullying others. Following
Roy Moore refused to concede the Alabama Senate race to Doug Jones on Tuesday night. Alabama's secretary of state suggested a recount would be unlikely to change the result. Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday refused to concede the race to Democrat Doug Jones, suggesting he would wait for a recount despite preliminary results indicating he would lose the contest by an amount greater than the margin that would trigger such a process. "Realize when the vote is this close, it's not over," Moore said. "And we still got to go by the rules about this recount provision." "It's not over and it's going to take some time," he added at the end of his speech. Moore alluded to numerous accusations
While traveling in Tennessee with her husband a few years back, Megan Orr Burnside saw a scene at a gas station that made her uneasy, to say the least: a mother violently struggling to get her son, who appeared to be about 10, into the car. Not liking the looks of the situation, Megan reported the incident to the police. In a post to Facebook, Megan admitted to completely blaming the mom at first for whatever was going on and detailed just how much she regrets making that call now that a few years have gone by: He was screaming and she was so angry and frustrated. We watched her get him in the car and there was a lot of physical fighting in the car. It looked like she was hitting him as well,
A popular New York restaurant whose owner is accused of sexual harassment reportedly had a space dubbed the “rape room” upstairs, according to a report in The New York Times. It was in this area that Friedman’s friend Mario Batali, who invested in the restaurant when it opened in 2004, allegedly assaulted one of the women who has accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct. For his part, Friedman is accused of groping a number of women who worked for him, and allowing his friends to do so too, a report from the Times stated.
A former NFL Network wardrobe stylist alleges she was subjected to repeated instances of sexual harassment by retired players and network executives, including one who told her that her “a- drives me insane.” Jami Cantor, who worked at the network from 2006 through October 2016, named the men - including former NFL standouts Marshall Faulk, Donovan McNabb, Heath Evans and Warren Sapp - in an amended complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Cantor, who claimed wrongful termination when initially filing her suit in October, provided lurid details of “ongoing and continuing sexual harassment” by current and former talent and employees at the network, which confirmed to Bloomberg that
As 2017 winds down, we can’t help but think of the celebrities who defied this dumpster fire of a year to shine brightly, give mightily, bring us hope, and make us love them all the more. To celebrate Hanukkah, here are the eight celebs (or groups of celebs) who lit up this year, giving us hope for a bigger and better 2018!
On the 41st day after the 2017 season ended, after the Dodgers fell one victory short of their first World Series championship since 1988, Dave Roberts glanced skyward and sighed. “Gosh,” he said during a news conference on the second day of the Winter Meetings at the Swan and Dolphin resort, “I don’t know if you ever get over it. Especially when you go to Game 7, and a lot of things could have been different. A pitch here, a pitch there maybe changes the outcome.” Roberts searched for a silver lining. He suggested his players had grown from the experience. He believed the clubhouse bonded during their run to the World Series. He indicated he learned from managing underneath the spotlight. Yet
An incredibly agile Chinese social media star and fearless “rooftopper” plunged 62 floors to his death from a high-rise in the city of Changsha, police confirmed to Chinese media.
This week Netflix trumpeted its users collectively streaming one billion hours of content weekly in 2017. Also this week: Netflix reminded its ~110M global subscribers that while they're paying to watch the content available on its platform, Netflix is busy watching what they're watching... The first rule of surveillance capitalism is you don't talk about surveillance capitalism.
Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith will spend his first Christmas away from his 3-year-old daughter this year, but he was not forgotten from his family’s Christmas card. Smith, a nearly 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was Photoshopped into a card with his wife, Andrea Smith, and their daughter, Charlotte. The photo shows Andrew Smith in his military uniform stepping in to help as Charlotte stands atop toys in a Target grocery cart and Andrea Smith sits on the floor drinking a Starbucks.
Moments after Republican Roy Moore announced he wanted a recount, CNN spoke with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who said that it is "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones is not the next senator of the state of Alabama.
"There were certainly pretty girls. They were young. Some were probably very young." Roy Moore, the Republican Party's Senate nominee whose candidacy combines good old-fashioned bigotry with a bevy of sexual abuse allegations, held a final campaign rally in Midland City last night. Steve Bannon was there, exhorting attendees that there is a "special place in hell" for Republicans who don't vote for Moore, as was novelty cowboy hat enthusiast David A. "Sheriff" Clarke, for some reason. Moore's beaming wife, Kayla, defended her husband against accusations of anti-Semitism by proudly noting that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," a statement that both drew raucous applause from the assembled crowd
A North Carolina woman will not serve prison time after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 3-year-old son, who froze to death on the front porch of their home after she “passed out” on drugs. Jamie Lyn Basinger, 24, of Morganton, received a suspended sentence of 19 to 32 months with 3 years of supervised probation after pleading guilty in connection to the death of Landyn Melton in March, the Charlotte Observer reports. A judge on Monday also ordered Basinger, who spent eight months in jail after being charged in April, to comply with all conditions of a substance abuse assessment, perform 72 hours of community service and adhere to all orders from the Department of Social Services regarding her other child, according to the newspaper. Prosecutors said Basinger’s usage of methamphetamine two days before the child’s death, as well as smoking marijuana the night before, led to the boy’s death.
A tragic bride died from a bacterial infection linked to meningitis just hours after getting married to the love of her life. Jamieka McCarthy Harford, 26, died after falling ill during her wedding ceremony on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand. Photos depicted the smiling bride walking down the aisle on a sunny golf course in a coastal area around 20 miles from Auckland. Husband Alistair said that her sudden death was devastating, reported nzherald.nz. “Her passing was a huge shock to everybody to lose her so quickly and this has been incredibly difficult to process,” he said. “She was taken from us without notice by a horrible, deadly disease.” A family statement said: “Jamieka was so happy
Immediately following announcements on the brand's official Instagram page, fans voiced their displeasure with Kylie Jenner's new brush set and its $360 price tag.
Moments after several media outlets projected Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama special Senate election, the president and CEO of the Senate Leadership Fund super PAC released a short but scathing rebuke of the person he holds responsible for the stunning loss. "This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running," Steven Law said. "Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the president of the United States into his fiasco." The Republican candidate was Roy Moore, a former judge who was accused by several women of groping them when he was in his early 30s and they were teenagers.