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Ken Starr Resigns From Baylor Amid Football Rape Scandal

Ken Starr resigns post at BaylorDays after he lost his job as Baylor University president over a scandal concerning the school's handling of allegations of sexual assault, Ken Starr said he has resigned as chancellor of the private Baptist school.

In an interview with ESPN published Wednesday, Starr said he will remain as a law professor at the university. The resignation will go into effect immediately, he said.

"We need to put this horrible experience behind us," Starr said in the interview. "We need to be honest."


Golf tournament leaving Trump’s Doral course for Mexico

Doral Golf courseWhether sponsored by nearby economic institutions such as Eastern or Ryder, computer software company CA or iconic car makers Ford or Cadillac, a star-fat PGA golf tournament came to Doral each spring since 1962.  Not anymore.

Outgoing World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship chairman Butch Buchholz confirmed Wednesday morning what Trump National Doral course owner and presidential candidate Donald Trump rambled out Tuesday night on Fox News: the PGA is moving the event from Doral to Mexico City.


UCLA locked down over alleged shooting

UCLA lockdownThe entire University of California, Los Angeles, campus has been placed on lockdown after an alleged shooting on Wednesday morning.

A university-wide alert system for parents and students sent out a warning to students over Twitter at 9:58 a.m. local time.

TVNL Comment: This is a breaking story.  Reports claim that two people are down.  Check back for updates.

Update: Incident appearss to be a murder-suicide.  “The victim was a professor, the shooter is unknown at this time,” LA City Councilman Paul Koretz told The Huffington Post. He said the motivation for the shooting remains unknown.

The lockdown has been lifted.


Thousands of voters in limbo after Kansas demands proof they're American

Ted StrickerAfter moving to Kansas, Tad Stricker visited a state motor vehicle office to perform what he thought was the routine task of getting a new driver's license and registering to vote.

It was a familiar procedure for Stricker, 37, who has moved from state to state frequently in his work as a hotel manager. He filled out a voter registration form and got his driver's license. He was not asked for more documents, he said.


Eric Holder: Snowden performed a 'public service'

Eric Holder says Snowden performed serviceFormer NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a public service when he leaked classified information and launched a public debate about government surveillance techniques, former Attorney General Eric Holder said in a recent interview.

But that doesn’t mean Holder thinks Snowden should get away with it.

In an appearance on former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod’s podcast, Holder said Snowden’s 2013 leaks “harmed American interests” but that the light he shone on controversial government practices could mitigate some of the damage done.


NY corrections officer injured by exploding package

NYPD officer injured opening packageA New York corrections officer was severely burned after an exploding package was sent to his home on Sunday, police said.

The 52-year-old officer was not identified. The package was left at the end of the officer's driveway in the town of Floyd, in upstate New York on Sunday morning and exploded, burning his hands and arms, as he picked it up, said Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

"It is too early to tell if this is job-related," Maciol said.


UNC system says it won't enforce anti-transgender bathroom rules

Margaret Spellings, Pres. of UNCThe University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

The declaration came in a motion asking a federal court to halt civil legal proceedings against the university system while a higher court decides a separate case on transgender rights from Virginia.


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