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.
(Reuters) - Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton "just has to win" in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the Times reported.
This is the awkwardest stretch of silence in cable news history. The polls are about to close in Alabama, where voters, at long last, will decide if they want to replace Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate with a credibly-accused child predator who has spent his career trafficking gleefully in every imaginable brand of bigotry, or a Democrat. Polling a competitive Senate race in deep-red, never-competitive Alabama has proven to be an all-but-impossible task, and after 2016, even the thought of putting stock in early exit polls and/or watching the needle of that horrifying New York Times speedometer-style prognosticator graphic careen ominously across my laptop screen gives me hives. What I do know, though, is regardless of how this election ends, this brief, beautiful interaction between CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett should henceforth be shown on a permanent loop at the Louvre.
A California investor on Tuesday lost a bid to lower support payments to his ex-wife after she claimed she needed $37,500 a month to pay rent to her new billionaire hubby for her teenage kids. “I have and always will pay for all my children’s needs in excess, I just don’t feel it’s right for me to pay for half of Mr. Salzman’s mansion,” the investor, Andrew Left, told The Post. Andrea Left last month married Alan Salzman, an early investor in Tesla who pocketed roughly $2.3 billion when the electric carmaker went public in 2010. In Left’s pre-nup with Salzman, the 63-year-old founder of VantagePoint Capital Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, she promised to pay half the monthly upkeep of their $20 million Beverly Hills mansion.
A Florida teen who was complaining of headaches and vomiting was found dead in her dorm room by her mother and sister on Tuesday. Alyssa Michelle Lewis, 19, was in her fourth semester at University of Central Florida and was planning on visiting a doctor for her symptoms, News4Jax.com reported. Her father, Bill Lewis, said her mother couldn’t reach their daughter on the phone, and had to find someone from the housing department to let them in. Lewis’ roommates had already left for winter break over the weekend. “She’s banging on the door and she’s trying to call,” he told the news outlet. “Alyssa’s not answering. My other daughter shows up with her and they have to go get someone to let them
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.