Tuesday, May 22, 2018

‘Roseanne’ finale recap: A storm puts the Conner household in jeopardy


The revival of “Roseanne” has come to a close, but the Conner family is hardly done. When a big storm hits Lanford, Dan and Roseanne need to figure out how to keep food in the family’s mouths while also paying for her expensive surgery.

Hiker dies after slipping, falling from Yosemite’s Half Dome cables, park officials say


A male hiker in California’s Yosemite National Park fell to his death after slipping on the Half Dome cables, officials said Tuesday.

Restaurant changes 'Miso Lucky Bowl' name after Twitter backlash, accusations of 'casual racism'


Restaurant chain fresh&co has issued an apology and changed the name of its new “Miso Lucky Bowl” after many on Twitter accused the company of racism.


Last Tuesday, the healthy food chain came under fire after Twitter user Martin Hui posted a picture of the restaurant’s new menu item, the “Miso Lucky Bowl.”

“Hey @freshandconyc — it’s 2018 and casual racism isn’t cool anymore. Fix this,” Hui tweeted.

The tweet gained steam with several others calling out the brand for the controversial name.

Fresh&co responded to the backlash in a statement to Insider, claiming they did not know the historical context of the “miso” pun – which plays off a broken English phrase popularized by the 1987 Kubrick film “Full Metal Jacket,” where a Vietnamese prostitute says “me so horny. Me love you long time.”

The problematic quote has been cited by activists as a way to treat “Asian women [as] sex objects.”

Fresh&co issued an apology and vowed to change the name of the bowl.

“the fresh&co team were not aware of the historical implications and are so thankful that you flagged them. They are a tolerant and progressive company and apologize for any offense they may have caused. They are currently in the process of changing the name company-wide. Rest assured that this will not happen again,” the statement to Insider read.


The bowl has been taken off the fresh&co website.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

Missing Florida hairstylist feared dead; coworker named as suspect in disappearance


A Florida hairstylist who was last seen on May 12 is feared to be dead, police said Tuesday, and one of her coworkers is a suspect in her disappearance.

NFL considers proposed 15-yard penalty for kneeling, report says


NFL owners, during a meeting Tuesday, reportedly considered a new punishment for players who choose to kneel during the national anthem: a 15-yard penalty against the team.

Under the proposal, the home team would decide whether both sides should be on the field during the Star Spangled Banner — and if so, 15-yard penalties would be handed out if anyone kneels, Sports Illustrated reported.


The NFL did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The proposal would represent a notably different response from the NFL after a wave of national anthem protests, which were started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

During the 2016-2017 NFL season, Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem as part of a protest against police brutality. The hotly contested move was later adapted by other players as well, including former teammate Eric Reid.


NFL players reportedly defended Kaepernick and slammed league owners during an October meeting in New York City, demanding to know why the former 49ers player was, they believed, being blackballed.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce, Greg Norman and Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

George Clooney reportedly served his own tequila at the royal wedding


George Clooney jumped behind the bar and hawked his billion-dollar booze brand at the royal wedding reception.

The star — who attended the nuptials with wife Amal Clooney — was serving up shots of his Casamigos tequila at the event and was also spotted whisking the bride away for a dance during the party.

Said a party source: “Clooney got behind the bar and was making cocktails for everyone.”

We hear the royal connection to the brand (which Clooney and Rande Gerber sold to Diageo last year) is Jack Brooksbank — the fiancé of Prince Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie.

Soon-to-be-royal Brooksbank has been a UK brand ambassador for the tequila since 2016.

He’s also the former manager of the London nightclub Mahiki, and ran the racy Mexican-themed Tonteria, co-owned by another guest at the wedding, Guy Pelly, who is a close friend of Harry’s.

Daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Eugenie will marry Brooksbank in October in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue where Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on Saturday.

Eugenie and Brooksbank last month also moved in next door to Harry and Markle within Kensington Palace, and reports said the couples have become quite close.

Eugenie is ninth in line to the throne and had been living within St. James’s Palace with sister Princess Beatrice.

A source added of Clooney’s royal bartender role, “He did the same thing at the London launch” for Casamigos at the Beaumont Hotel in 2015, and “George also often gets behind the bar at Café Habana in Malibu,” owned by Gerber.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

Pervasive anti-gay discrimination revealed at Oregon school


A school district in Oregon accused by two LGBTQ students of harassment praised a settlement of the case on Tuesday amid a state investigation that has revealed pervasive discrimination that a new group will be tasked with combating.

Spokeswoman Victoria Nguyen says the state education department is reviewing the settlement. She says because the parties reached it voluntarily, the department will dismiss the case.

Under the settlement, North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero must be gone by the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

The district also must ask the police department to remove a school police officer who told one of the students that she’s going to hell because of her sexual orientation.

A diversity and inclusion committee will be created to train staff and students.

Puerto Rico gov submits $25B budget amid deal with board


Puerto Rico’s governor has proposed a $25 billion budget to the island’s legislature in which retired government workers would keep their monthly pensions and public school teachers and police officers would get pay raises.

What Planned Parenthood could learn from me: Being a teenage mom was hard, but it sure didn’t ruin my life


The flood of emotions I experienced upon learning of my pregnancy as I started my senior year of high school was dominated by fear and shame.

Private jet that departed from Texas crashes in Honduras


A private jet that crashed off the end of the runway at the international airport in Honduras’ capital Tuesday had arrived from Austin, Texas, according to the website FlightAware.

Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet, while others sprayed it with hand-held fire extinguishers.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and doused the wreckage with foam. Part of the plane appeared in photos to lie across a street.

The Associated Press, citing Federal Aviation Administration records, reported that the plane was registered to TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc. in North Salt Lake, Utah.

Honduras’ emergency management agency said on Twitter that first responders rescued passengers and crew. It did not provide the number of those aboard, but said all were alive.

“Thank God there are no fatalities,” police official Miguel Martínez Madrid said in a statement.

Honduran firefighters posted photos of the crash and said there were nine people injured, but military police spokesman Mario Rivera said there were six aboard. The discrepancy was not immediately clarified.

Miguel Osorio, a spokesman for the Hospital Escuela Universitario, said that five crew members were being treated for minor injuries and were in stable condition.

The Honduran Civil Aviation Agency said in a statement that the crash took place at 11:15 a.m. It added that everyone aboard was taken for medical attention and said airport operations were temporarily shut down while authorities checked to ensure conditions were safe. Operations resumed at 3:15 p.m.

In 2008, a plane of the former airline TACA crashed in nearly the same spot. Five people died in that crash.

Tegucigalpa’s airport has long been notorious as one of the more difficult approaches in the hemisphere, surrounded by mountaintops and residential neighborhoods. The airport’s runway is about 6,600 feet long, according to the airport’s website.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area and said about 50,000 people in the surrounding neighborhood lost power because the plane took down power lines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

‘Cheyenne,’ ‘Small Soldiers’ actor Clint Walker dies at 91


Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early TV western “Cheyenne,” has died.

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead


Police surrounded an apartment building in northern Florida and exchanged heavy gunfire with a suspect barricaded inside Tuesday, and at least one person was injured, officials said.

Thousands of human bones discovered in Denmark reveal gruesome ‘barbarian’ war rituals


Archaeologists made a gruesome discovery when they unearthed an ancient burial site filled with thousands of bones — later identified as victims of a battle fought 2,000 years ago in northern Europe between “barbarian” Germanic tribes.

Thousands of human bones discovered in Denmark reveal gruesome ‘barbarian’ war rituals


Archaeologists made a gruesome discovery when they unearthed an ancient burial site filled with thousands of bones — later identified as victims of a battle fought 2,000 years ago in northern Europe between “barbarian” Germanic tribes.

Harvard Law's Laurence Tribe tells CNN viewers how to impeach President Trump: 'You have to shoot to kill'


Esteemed law professor Laurence Tribe warned CNN viewers Tuesday that if they truly want President Trump impeached, they must focus on major abuses of power instead of nitpicking every minor incident.

“If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill,” Tribe told CNN’s anti-Trump morning show host Chris Cuomo. “And that requires an overwhelming majority of a bipartisan kind. Otherwise you’re just going to nick the guy, and make him feel empowered and vindicated.”

He later apologized. “In an otherwise good interview I made a terrible word choice, saying an impeachment ‘bullet’ can only be ‘shot once’ so one must ‘shoot to kill.’ I wasn’t speaking literally, but as one who works hard to reduce gun violence this was just inexcusable. I’m very sorry,” he tweeted.

Tribe, a law professor at the prestigious Harvard University who has close ties to President Obama, was on CNN to promote his new book, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.”

He said that impeachment is “really about abusing the authority that we give to high officials” such as President Trump.

“It’s not about garden variety crime. If it turns out, as I wouldn’t be surprised to find, that Donald Trump has been guilty of tax evasion, that may be a crime, but it’s not an impeachable offense.”

– Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe

Cuomo noted that Tribe warns Democrats not to rush down the road of impeachment when dealing with President Trump, but the book also offers an “interesting take” on how to get POTUS removed from office.

It’s not about garden variety crime. If it turns out, as I wouldn’t be surprised to find, that Donald Trump has been guilty of tax evasion, that may be a crime, but it’s not an impeachable offense,” Tribe explained.

Tribe said, on the other hand, that if Trump used “the powers of the United States government to cover up his own criminality or to cover up the way in which he cooperated with Moscow in order to win the presidency, that may or may not qualify as an ordinary federal crime — but it’s certainly an impeachable offense.”

The professor continued offering liberal fan fiction while going unchallenged by Cuomo on examples of what would be an impeachable offense: “Or, if he decides, ‘I’m simply not going to protect the United States from foreign attack. I’m busy making money.’”

Tribe said the power of impeachment will only be available if it’s not used “loosely” every time something looks amiss.  

“You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power. You can’t use it over and over again against the same president,” he said.

Cuomo then quoted Tribe, saying Trump would be a “wounded and dangerous tiger” if there is an attempt to impeach him before the majority of Americans are onboard.

“The book is a must read,” Cuomo said to end the segment.

Tribe was such an influential constitutional scholar that the New Yorker referred to him as the “tenth Justice” to the Supreme Court back in 1996. However, the same publication asked if he sold out amid a series of controversies in 2015.

Fox News’ Mike Arroyo contributed to this report.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Sinkhole appears on White House north lawn


A small sinkhole has begun to form on the north lawn of the White House this past week, and a reporter has been tracking its progression.

Michael Avenatti’s law firm ordered by judge to pay $10M to ex-colleague


A law firm managed by Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his personal attorney, was ordered to pay $10 million Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions.

Alabama town terrorized by ‘poop train’ gets free Febreze samples


The so-called New York City “poop train” — a trainload of human waste — finally left the small Alabama town it was stranded in, but the smell of excretion was so strong that Febreze stepped in to freshen up the area.

Michael Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation


A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations.

The Latest: Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site


The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Lava flowing from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has claimed another structure, this one close to a geothermal plant.

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case


A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges.

Kansas finds violations at water park where boy died in 2016


A recent state inspection found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at a Kansas water park where a boy died in 2016, with one raising questions about whether a ride’s parts are being replaced as quickly as recommended.

U.S. Postal Service launches scratch-and-sniff stamps for summer


One book of 20 stamps costs $10.

Nearly 20 Chicago elementary school students hospitalized after gas leak


Seventeen students and one teacher at a Chicago, Illinois, elementary school were hospitalized Tuesday and later released following a possible gas leak in the area.

Danish govt: Minister’s views on fasting Muslims are her own


Assertions by Denmark’s immigration minister that Muslims fasting for Ramadan pose a safety hazard in some jobs do not represent the views of the country’s government, a spokeswoman for the ruling coalition said Tuesday.