Laurie McGinley and Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post Published 12:54 pm PST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 WASHINGTON - Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who used his post to tackle difficult public health issues from youth vaping to opioid addiction - surprising early skeptics worried about his drug industry ties - resigned Tuesday, effective in about a month, according to an administration official. Gottlieb, who has been commuting weekly to Washington from his home in Connecticut, wants to spend more time with his family, the official said. The 46-year-old physician, millionaire venture capitalist and cancer survivor known for a self-assured, sometimes brash, manner lives in Westport, with his wife and three daughters - nine-year-old twins and a five-year-old. The resignation was not sought by the White House. A senior White House official said Gottlieb had spoken to the president, who liked the FDA chief and did not want him to leave. While Gottlieb had some … [Read more...] about FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, who raised alarms about teen vaping, resigns
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Produced by Josh Yager [This story previous aired on June 3, 2017. It was updated on Feb. 23, 2019] Nicole Lovell, 13, may have thought she was communicating with a friend on the Kik chat app. Instead, she may have found her killer. With a few swipes on her smartphone, Lovell became a victim of the occasionally dangerous world of anonymous online friending, where predators hunt for victims by using fake names and profiles. "48 Hours" investigates the murder of Nicole Lovell, the case against an unusual suspect and his unlikely accomplice, and the hidden dangers of connecting online. "It's no longer a situation where you worry about your child meeting a stranger in the park," says Pamela Casey, District Attorney in Blount County, Ala., tells correspondent Peter Van Sant. "You really need to worry about the stranger your child's meeting on the phone you gave them for Christmas. This is the new crime of our time." Tammy Weeks [at her daughter's grave]: Every morning … I … [Read more...] about Nicole Lovell murder: Was a Virginia teen lured to her death through a smartphone app?
A SENIOR detective caught having sex with a married lawyer in a police interview room has been allowed to keep his job. Detective Inspector Ricky Price, 42, was romping with Rachel Pudner, also 42, in the room at Cockett police station in Swansea when a “startled” junior officer walked in. The police community support officer had walked in on the nearly-naked pair after hearing noises coming from the room. Chief Constable Matt Jukes ruled the officer was guilty of gross misconduct but let him off with a final written warning. It means Price will keep his £54,000-a-year position and full pension after 22 years in the job. An insider said at the time: “It has been a bit of a scandal - people were sworn to secrecy but everyone knew what happened. “Inspector Price was a career cop who was tipped for further promotion. “They were taking a huge risk, they were both practically naked when the startled PCSO found them at it.” South Wales Police held a … [Read more...] about On-duty detective caught having ‘loud sex’ with married lawyer in police station allowed to KEEP his job
WE have rightly spent the past week remembering the sacrifice of the fallen from World War One with the sobering sentiment ”They Shall Not Grow Old”. Fast forward 100 years and now, in supposedly modern, progressive Britain, young men are still losing their lives . . . this time, to a knife crime epidemic. Jay Hughes, 15, shall not grow old. Nor will Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, or John Ogunjobi, 16, or Lyrico Steede, 16, or any of the many, many other youngsters fatally stabbed on our seemingly lawless streets this year alone. The senseless roll call of death continues and, with it, the blame game between those in positions of authority with the power to tackle it. The police must do more, says the Home Office. The Home Office doesn’t support us enough, say the police. More stop and search is the answer, say some. No it isn’t, say others. It’s Tory austerity, say Labour. New Labour’s liberalism started it, say the Tories. Enough already. Let’s … [Read more...] about We may end Britain’s teen knife deaths with more searches and tougher jail terms
DONALD Trump is set for crunch talks with his deputy attorney general amid speculation he was going to resign before he could be fired. Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, is alleged to have discussed wearing a “wire” to meetings with the US President. The White House announced the pair will meet on Thursday after a flurry of conflicting reports about whether he would be leaving the post. Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman, said:"At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories." Trump, who is in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, said he would meet with Rosenstein on Thursday when he returns to Washington. He said: "We'll be meeting at the White House and we'll be determining what's going on. "We want to have transparency, we want to have openness, and I look forward to meeting with Rod at that time." … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein set for crunch talks with US President over job