Biden's rambling explanation of how he made Corn Pop stand down was making the rounds on social media as the former vice president was seeking to burnish his credentials with black voters. Biden, in a speech at the 6th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday afternoon, told attendees that "we are in a battle for the soul of America" and that the "revulsion of hate" can "bring out the best in us." But Biden's lifeguarding tale was immediately questioned by commentators with sway in the black community. The former vice president has long claimed that he had applied to be a lifeguard at the pool to better understand black America, and said in his 2007 memoir that Corn Pop often tormented him at the pool. For example, Biden said Corn Pop would insult Biden's mother to distract him so that people could sneak into the pool.
The owner of right-leaning cable news channel One America News Network (OANN) has filed a defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow and others claiming that the 46-year-old liberal commentator "maliciously and recklessly" smeared the network as a Russian state propaganda outlet. In a press release obtained by Law&Crime, attorneys for OANN's owner Herrring Networks, Inc. said they filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow, Comcast Corporation, NBC Universal and MSNBC in a California federal court.
Redskins' Peterson healthy scratch for 1st time
PHILADELPHIA -- Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson was a healthy inactive for the first time in his storied career, a move that had been mentioned all week as a possibility.
Peterson, the NFL's eighth all-time leading rusher with 13,138 career yards, is Washington's backup to Derrius Guice. But the Redskins rarely have kept four running backs active in coach Jay Gruden's tenure. That means they want the backup to contribute on special teams; Peterson doesn't. Instead, Wendell Smallwood, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia a week ago, plays on multiple special teams. read more
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested after he allegedly sabotaged a plane at Miami International Airport. Prosecutors said the mechanic, identified as Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, disabled a navigation system on a flight set to take off for the Bahamas from the airport in July. read more
Weldon Angelos was certain he would have left federal prison in a casket before finishing his 55-year sentence. read more