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NFL Makes Rule Change Because of the Patriots

NFL Makes Rule Change Because of the Patriots

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The New England Patriots gained a crucial first down against the Baltimore Ravens in their playoff game in January when running back Shane Vereen lined up as an ineligible slot receiver to confuse the Ravens. If they try that again next season, they will be penalized five yards.On Wednesday, the NFL passed a rule making it illegal for an offensive player wearing an eligible number between 1-49 and 80-89 to lineup outside of the tackle box and report as ineligible. If that were to happen next season, the violating team would be penalized for illegal substitution."Whatever it is, it is," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. "It would affect a lot of other plays, the spread punt formation and stuff like that. Whatever the rule is, it is."According to competition committee co-chair Jeff Fisher, many teams felt there needed to be a rule in place to stop the kind of substitution the Patriots used in the playoffs. Fisher himself said without change, "this may get out of hand."

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ESPN: MLB Investigating Marlins P Jarred Cosart for Gambling

ESPN: MLB Investigating Marlins P Jarred Cosart for Gambling

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(JUPITER, Fla.) -- Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for possible involvement in sports related gambling, according to ESPN.com.Trouble came Cosart's way when he allegedly exchanged multiple direct messages with a gambling authority on his Twitter account. This exchange became public when it was shared on the site by a third party. Cosart has since deleted his Twitter account.According to ESPN.com, MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed that the commissioner's office is investigating the situation.ESPN.com also reports it's unclear whether the allegations involve baseball betting or sports betting in general.MLB Rule 21 states clearly you can't gamble on baseball."Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has no duty to perform, shall be declared ineligible for one year," the rule states. "Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible."The 24-year-old Cosart seems to have created an unconfirmed Twitter account. On it, he claimed Wednesday that his original account had been hacked.The Marlins acknowledged the situation in a statement, "Major League Baseball is aware and they are investigating it and we have no further comment at this time."

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West Virginia Freshman Says Ketucky Will Be 36-1 After Thursday

West Virginia Freshman Says Ketucky Will Be 36-1 After Thursday

G. Fiume/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- There may not be many people that think Kentucky will lose their perfect season and a chance at winning a national title when they play West Virginia Thursday, but there's at least one: Mountaineers guard Daxter Miles Jr."I give them their props," Miles said Wednesday. "Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they're gonna be 36-1."Miles continued to say the Wildcats should fear the Mountaineers."They should be more intimidated," Miles said. "Because they're the ones who have the high standard, and we're coming for them."West Virginia (25-9) forces opponents into turnovers on 28.3 percent of possessions, the best percentage in Division I.Also, the Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins is 8-2 in games against Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Despite all of that, as of Thursday morning, Vegas has Kentucky as 13.5 point favorites.We'll find out Thursday night if Miles' prediction is correct. West Virginia and Kentucky are scheduled to tip off at 9:45 p.m. ET in Cleveland.

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“New York Times” Report: Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

“New York Times” Report: Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- One of the pilots of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps may have been locked out of the cockpit, a senior military official involved in the investigation told The New York Times.The official said that the audio on the cockpit voice recorder indicated one of the pilots was outside of the cockpit and unable to re-enter, according to the paper. The unnamed official described hearing the pilot unable to re-enter the cockpit, lightly knocking on the door at first -- before pounding on it."You can hear he is trying to smash the door down," he told the Times.ABC News was unable to independently confirm the report.Investigators have not yet recovered the second black box from the Airbus A320, which crashed Tuesday in Southern France while en route to Dusseldorf, Germany. All 150 on board, including three Americans, are believed to have been killed.Earlier Wednesday, the director of the Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) said an audio file from one of the the black boxes, the cockpit voice recorder, had been found, but did not say whether voices were heard on the recording.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Brooklyn Nets 91 (30-40) – Charlotte Hornets 88 (30-40)

Los Angeles Clippers 111 (47-25) – New York Knicks 80 (14-58)

Atlanta Hawks 95 (54-17) – Orlando Magic 83 (22-51)

Indiana Pacers 103 (31-40) – Washington Wizards 101 (40-32)

Chicago Bulls 116 (44-29) – Toronto Raptors 103 (42-30)

Miami Heat 93 (33-38) – Boston Celtics 86 (31-40)

Cleveland Cavaliers 111 (47-26) – Memphis Grizzlies 89 (50-22)

Los Angeles Lakers 101 (19-51) – Minnesota Timberwolves 99 (16-55)

Houston Rockets 95 (48-23) – New Orleans Pelicans 93 (37-34)

Sacramento Kings 108 (26-45) – Phoenix Suns 99 (38-34)

San Antonio Spurs 130 (45-26) – Oklahoma City Thunder 91 (41-31)

Portland Trail Blazers 92 (45-25) – Utah Jazz 89 (31-40)

Philadelphia 76ers 99 (18-54) - Denver Nuggets 85 (27-45)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 4 (30-29-16; 76pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (44-23-6; 94pts)

Edmonton Oilers 4 (21-40-13; 55pts) – Colorado Avalanche 3 (33-28-12; 78pts)

Dallas Stars 4 (36-28-10, 82pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (40-27-7, 87pts) - SO

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Saudi Arabian Ambassador to US Announces Airstrikes Against Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to US Announces Airstrikes Against Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Scott Rothstein/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that his nation had begun airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen."The use of force is always the last resort and it is with great reluctance that we took this step," al-Jubeir said. "We will do whatever it takes in order to protect villages and the government of Yemen from falling and from facing any dangers from outside militia."The Saudi ambassador also told reporters that a coalition of more than 10 nations has agreed to participate in operations meant "to prevent Yemen from falling at the hands of the Houthis.""Rather than engage in peaceful dialogue and in a peaceful transition to a stable and democratic Yemen they have always chosen the path of violence," al-Jubeir said of the Houthis.

Earlier in the day, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki confirmed that Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi left his residence on Wednesday. She did not have any further information on where Hadi had gone to. Houthi rebels were believed to have been advancing on the city of Aden, where Hadi was believed to have been.

A statement from National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Wednesday reiterated the U.S.'s condemnation of the "ongoing military actions taken by the Houthis against the elected government of Yemen. Those actions, Meehan says, "have caused widespread instability and chaos that threaten the safety and well-being of all Yemeni citizens."

The statement also noted that President Obama authorized logistical and intelligence support to the coalition operations in Yemen, but has not approved any direct military action.

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe Signs Executive Order for Increased Training, Accountability of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Va. Gov. McAuliffe Signs Executive Order for Increased Training, Accountability of Alcoholic Beverage Control

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday signed an executive order that would implement more stringent training and oversight of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control. The decision to sign the order comes in the wake of an investigation into ABC agents who arrested University of Virginia student Martese Johnson earlier this month. The agents allegedly slammed Johnson's head into the ground. Johnson was apparently rejected entry from a bar on University Avenue, when agents approached him and the arrest occurred.The executive order requires training for ABC agents in areas including "use of force, cultural diversity, effective interaction with youth and young adults, and community policing," improved accountability and oversight, and improve cooperation and communication with local communities.

 

Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order 40 to improve law enforcement at @VirginiaABC. http://t.co/TrbnxuutOs

— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) March 25, 2015

 

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US Embassy in Uganda Issues Emergency Warning Citing ‘Possible Terrorist Threats,’ Says Attack Could Happen ‘Soon’

US Embassy in Uganda Issues Emergency Warning Citing ‘Possible Terrorist Threats,’ Says Attack Could Happen ‘Soon’

Pawel Gaul/iStock/Thinkstock(KAMPALA, Uganda) -- The U.S. Embassy in Uganda has issued an emergency warning to American citizens, warning of "possible terrorist threats" and that an attack could take place "soon.""Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Mission has cancelled some non-essential events scheduled at local hotels in the coming days," the message states. U.S. citizens are advised that there will likely be increased security sweeps and delays while entering or exiting hotel areas.The embassy is also recommending U.S. citizens in Uganda review security plans, be aware of their surroundings and take steps to enhance security -- including varying their daily schedules and avoiding crowded locations.Last week, the U.S. embassy in Djibouti announced a closure to review its security posture in regards to potential terrorist threats.

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Deadly Tornadoes, Storms Sweep Through Oklahoma

Deadly Tornadoes, Storms Sweep Through Oklahoma

David Schliepp/iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) --  At least one person was killed as tornadoes and severe storms swept through northeast Oklahoma Wednesday evening. One person was killed and several others injured at a mobile home park in Sand Springs, about seven miles west of Tulsa, after a possible tornado formed nearby, said the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. Some 36,500 power outages had been reported in northeast Oklahoma as of 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning local time.The tornado went by Tulsa and was headed for Inola at about 7 p.m. local time, ABC affiliate KOCO reported.

The National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings as a severe storm headed towards Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wednesday.People in the Tulsa area captured photos and videos of what was believed to be a tornado. One had formed near Westport, Oklahoma, fewer than 30 miles west of Tulsa, and was moving east at 45 mph, the National Weather Service reported.

 

Tornado just west of Tulsa OK! Seek Shelter Immediately. Photo courtesy of Brandon Ivey. #okwx pic.twitter.com/HJr23dpuOr

— Twisted Sky Media (@TwistedSkyMedia) March 25, 2015

Tornado coming in 😳 pic.twitter.com/ZIZb48VhKp

— Cameron Drackett (@cdrackett13) March 25, 2015

Outside my office right now... #tornado

A photo posted by Joe Steinhafel (@joe_steinhafel) on Mar 25, 2015 at 3:03pm PDT

The National Weather Service reported the sighting of a possible tornado moving at about 45 mph near Peggs, which is about 60 miles east of Tulsa. Some 67,800 power outages had been reported in northeast Oklahoma as of 7:50 p.m. local time.Another tornado briefly touched down in Moore, about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City, reports KOCO. A radio tower was toppled and a few roofs were taken off homes, but no injuries were immediately reported, said a spokesperson for the city.

The Storm Prediction Center had warned that a clash of warm and cooler air masses could lead to severe storms.The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office confirmed that one person was killed at the Sand Springs Mobile Home Park. There were also an unconfirmed number of injuries.

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Pennsylvania Man’s $7 Million Ticket Tucked in Dad’s Get-Well Card

Pennsylvania Man’s $7 Million Ticket Tucked in Dad’s Get-Well Card

Steve Snowden/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.“I don’t play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player,” Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery.Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery.“I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was and still am in complete disbelief,” Amorese, 46, said.The Verizon employee said he immediately called his dad, who lives in Congers, New York, to double-check the winnings.“I sent him a picture of the ticket and he said, ‘Yup, you won $7,000,000!’”He also called his wife, Jodi, a social worker.“I said, Honey, I think we won $7,000,000. And there was silence on the other end for a long time. She was too stunned to talk.”The ticket was purchased at Just a Dollar in New City, New York.

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Botches Parking Job Outside Capitol Building

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Botches Parking Job Outside Capitol Building

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton may need to work on her parking skills.

In video obtained by ABC News, Norton, 77, is seen exiting her vehicle Wednesday morning, which was parked awkwardly in an angled parking spot on Capitol Hill. Norton, a 12-term Democrat representing Washington, D.C., in Congress, pulled straight into the spot, coming very close to each vehicle.

Some congressional staffers who witnessed the parking fail Wednesday morning laughed at the display.

In the video, Norton appears to rub up against each vehicle. A visual inspection hours later showed that neither vehicle parked on either side of Norton appeared to sustain any body damage.

Sources say Norton left her car in the spot for about 30 minutes before returning to move it, leaving a business card on the windshield of the Nissan Extera.

A spokesman for Norton did not immediately respond to a request for comment. This story was first reported by Roll Call.

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Chicago Bears Sign LB Mason Foster to One-Year Contract

Chicago Bears Sign LB Mason Foster to One-Year Contract

NFL(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) -- The Chicago Bears and free agent linebacker Mason Foster agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Foster was originally selected out of Washington by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft.  In four seasons (2011-2014) with the Bucs, the 26-year-old had 343 tackles, six sacks and five interceptions.

The Bears finished the 2014 season with the league’s 30th-ranked defense.

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Taco Bell to Unveil Biscuit Taco, Hopes to ‘Reinvent the Fast Food Breakfast Experience’

Taco Bell to Unveil Biscuit Taco, Hopes to ‘Reinvent the Fast Food Breakfast Experience’

lawcain/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taco Bell will unveil a new breakfast option for those hoping to "live mas" even earlier in the day.The company says it encourages customers to "defect to the next generation of breakfast," beginning on Thursday when the biscuit taco is unveiled. According to a press release, the restaurant's morning offering will include a "warm, fluffy, buttery biscuit, folded...in the shape of a taco and filled...with classic breakfast flavors that people love like sausage, eggs and cheese."The Biscuit Taco will be available at participating locations at a suggested price of $2.49, the company says. Flavor options will include sausage, egg and cheese; bacon, egg and cheese; crispy chicken with country gravy; and crispy chicken with the new signature jalapeno honey. Each taco will measure between 369 calories and 471 calories. "This year is about making sure we continue to give people the food they crave in a way that's unique to Taco Bell," CEO Brian Niccol said. He added that he hopes the Biscuit Taco will "reinvent the fast food breakfast experience by moving away from boring, round sandwiches and inserting bold tastes and flavors."

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Indiana Gov. Will Declare ‘Public Health’ Emergency in County After HIV Spike

Indiana Gov. Will Declare ‘Public Health’ Emergency in County After HIV Spike

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The governor of Indiana will declare a “public health disaster emergency” after a spike of HIV cases in southern Indiana has alarmed health officials.

 

I will declare a public health emergency for Scott County in the next 24 hours pic.twitter.com/WJFN2nKL0G

— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 25, 2015

Gov. Mike Pence's planned declaration comes after Scott County has seen 71 confirmed and seven preliminary positive cases of HIV. While nationwide HIV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, this outbreak has been fueled by intravenous drug use, according to the Indiana Health Department."I am deeply troubled by this outbreak, and stopping it is a top priority for our department," State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams said in a statement last week. "We are engaging local, state, and national partners to determine where we can most effectively focus our efforts. Extra care is being taken to invest resources in getting people off drugs and into treatment, since drug abuse is the clear driving force behind this outbreak."On Wednesday, Pence traveled to Scott County to talk to local health officials about the increase in cases and what can be done about it.

 

 

Meeting w/ Scott Co. local officials & community members regarding the HIV outbreak pic.twitter.com/Sqx9HSuEMt

— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 25, 2015

A team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been dispatched to the region to help local and state health officials. The team, including two medical doctors and an epidemiologist, will work with state and local health officials to try and combat the rising HIV cases.A public awareness campaign to alert residents about the increase in HIV cases has started in the region.According to the state health department the outbreak is mainly related to the intravenous drug use of a prescription opioid painkiller called Opana, although some people reported that unprotected sex also led to infection."Until now, everybody thought they could just do that at will and there was no consequence to it. Now we see so many people with HIV that never knew they had it," Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain told ABC News affiliate WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, about the outbreak that started in mid-December.HIV experts say they hope that the state will consider allowing a needle exchange program to help combat the growing spread of HIV infections.Anthony Hayes, managing director of public affairs and policy at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York, said that New York’s needle exchange program has helped to significantly reduce HIV infections through intravenous drug use."Research has shown over and over again that syringe exchange reduces risky behavior," said Hayes. "What needs to happen is a compassionate reaction to what is a clearly a public health problem."According to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the National Institute of Health found that HIV rates dropped by 30 percent in areas with safe needle exchanges."If you clamp down too hard in an uncompassionate way...then what you end up doing is [driving] people who are using injection drugs underground," he said. "Which will only increase this behavior."

 

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DOJ Inspector General Finds Waste and Mismanagement in Government’s Use of Drones

DOJ Inspector General Finds Waste and Mismanagement in Government’s Use of Drones

DOJ(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice's Inspector General on Wednesday released a report detailing "waste and mismanagement" in the federal government's use of drones.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent approximately $600,000 on drones, the report says, but never flew them operationally. The ATF's drone program was suspended in 2014, but a week after the suspension, a separate unit within the bureau purchased five small drones for about $15,000. The ATF, though, is just one example of the problems the DOJ Inspector General found with the federal government's drone programs. The FBI, for instance, has 17 drones, but only one pilot team adequately trained on all of the drone models. The Inspector General also made a series of recommendations, urging the FBI to "implement a systematic process to reassess regularly [drone] capabilities, technological developments, and resource and training needs" to ensure that the bureau is able to use drones "efficiently and effectively." The report also urges the ATF to "perform a thorough needs analysis" concerning its drone usage and capabilities.

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US-Led Coalition Offering Support to Iraqi Security Forces in Effort to Retake Tikrit from ISIS

US-Led Coalition Offering Support to Iraqi Security Forces in Effort to Retake Tikrit from ISIS

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(TIKRIT, Iraq) -- U.S-led coalition forces began operations on Wednesday in an effort to "support Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit" after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi requested assistance.Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren confirmed that the Iraqi government had requested support, saying Wednesday that "operations are ongoing."According to a statement, the coalition is providing "air strikes, airborne intelligence capabilities, and Advise and Assist support" to the Iraqi Security Forces. The efforts are part of the ISF's attempt to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS. "These strikes are intended to destroy ISIS strongholds with precision, thereby saving innocent Iraqi lives while minimizing collateral damage to infrastructure," Lt. Gen. James Terry, the coalition's commanding general, said. "This will further enable Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to maneuver and defeat [ISIS] in the vicinity of Tikrit."

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Former University of Oklahoma Fraternity Member Apologizes, Admits Words Were ‘Mean, Hateful and Racist’

Former University of Oklahoma Fraternity Member Apologizes, Admits Words Were ‘Mean, Hateful and Racist’

ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) -- Former University of Oklahoma student and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member Levi Pettit offered a public apology on Wednesday for his role in leading the racist chants that were captured on video earlier this month.

"Let me start by saying I’m sorry, deeply sorry. I’m so sorry for the pain that I’ve caused and I want you to hear that directly from me. Even though I don’t deserve it I would like to ask for your forgiveness," Pettit said, standing beside about a dozen community leaders.In front of reporters on Wednesday, Pettit read from a letter he had written to university President Dave Boren shortly after the video was posted online. In the letter, he acknowledged that while he had "never thought of myself as a racist and never even considered it a possibility," the words he uttered "were mean, hateful and racist."Pettit said that he has since met with student leaders in an effort to apologize for his actions. "I'm so sorry for all the pain that I've caused," Pettit said, "and I want you all to know that directly from me."Speaking at a Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Pettit declined to discuss where he had first heard the racist chant or what had specifically happened on the bus.

State Sen. Anastasia Pittman, a Democrat, University of Oklahoma alum and chairwoman of the Oklahoma Black Caucus, hosted the press conference at Oklahoma City's Fairview Baptist Church, The Dallas Morning News reported. Before the event, Pettit was expected to spend an hour behind closed doors with pastors, politicians and African-American community leaders, according to the newspaper.“I received an apology from him, and I believe it’s sincere,” Pittman told The Dallas Morning News. “But I told him it’s not about me, and that community leaders would need the same courtesy, so if he’s going to apologize to me, I’d rather he apologize to civic leaders, pastors, people who resonate with the pain."Pittman did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.

Pettit and one other member of the SAE fraternity were expelled earlier this month after video of them leading the racist chant on a party bus appeared online. The video, posted by a group describing itself as "an alliance of Black students organized for change within campus administration and atmosphere," showed students chanting "there will never be a [racial epithet] at SAE."

When asked by reporters if he knew the meaning of the words, Pettit said, "I knew they were wrong, but I didn’t know how or why they were wrong.""I’m not here to talk about the chant or where I heard it," Pettit said. "The truth of the matter is that the chant is disgusting."The university expelled two students on March 10 in connection with the incident. A university spokesman, Corbin Wallace, told ABC News Wednesday that the university can't specify the students' names, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The university, according to Wallace, declined to comment about Wednesday's press conference. The university's investigation is still ongoing regarding the incident.Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization, said all of the University of Oklahoma members are still suspended and awaiting hearings by the national organization, which disbanded that chapter.

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HarperCollins Reveals “Go Set a Watchman” Cover Design

HarperCollins Reveals “Go Set a Watchman” Cover Design

Harper Collins(NEW YORK) -- Publisher HarperCollins revealed the cover art for author Harper Lee's upcoming novel Go Set a Watchman, the follow-up to her beloved book To Kill a Mockingbird.The cover, visible on the HarperCollins website, features an oak tree in the foreground with a set of train tracks and on oncoming locomotive in the background. Go Set a Watchman was originally written in the 1950s, the publisher says, and though it was submitted to publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird, it was later presumed lost and manuscripts were only discovered in 2014.HarperCollins also notes that the novel will feature many of the characters from Lee's most famous novel, and will involve Scout Finch returning to Alabama 20 years after the events of Mockingbird.The book's on-sale date is listed as July 14.

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FBI Director James Comey on 9/11 Report, ISIS Propaganda

FBI Director James Comey on 9/11 Report, ISIS Propaganda

FBI(WASHINGTON) -- FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday spoke with a trio of 9/11 Commissioners on the release of a report that looked at potential new evidence on the 2001 attacks, offering some insight into ISIS propaganda and the American effort to counter it as well.The report, released on Wednesday, says that the FBI needs to improve its analysis and intelligence collecting, as well as do a better job of integrating information from local law enforcement agencies, in an effort to fight homegrown terrorism. Comey said Wednesday that the FBI had declassified as much of the report as possible. The message, Comey said, is that the agency has "done great...it's not good enough."9/11 Commissioner Tim Roemer said at the release of the report that Middle Eastern countries need to aid in fighting ISIS propaganda online.Comey was asked about ISIS propaganda, including a list of names and addresses of military-tied targets posted online over the weekend. "[ISIS]'s M.O. is simply to ask those who aspire to be part of their sick world, to act," the FBI director said. "So there isn't a clear line between aspiration and operation." He added that the FBI takes the "so-called 'target lists'" seriously, "because there could be a sick person out there who wants to [secure] their bona fides by acting."Still, when asked who in the U.S. government should be tasked with countering ISIS' propaganda messages online, Comey said definitively that the responsibility should not fall to his bureau. "The FBI should not, does not and will not engage in counter-narrative. We don't communicate the messages about what people should believe, think, act, especially with respect to a faith."

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Welcome a Daughter

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Welcome a Daughter

D Dipasupil/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's a girl for Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent!The couple welcomed a daughter via a surrogate on March 23, Berkus announced on Facebook Wednesday."Jeremiah & I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015," he wrote. "We are so excited to finally be a family of 3!"

The interior designer, 43, and Brent, a designer and TV personality, announced last September that they were expecting a baby. Four months before that, they were married in New York City."As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work cut out for us but couldn't be happier to be embarking on this life changing journey that is parenthood," the couple added. "Thank you all for your well wishes and support."

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