The beginnings of a deal to end the shutdown may be coming together (finally…); the former corrupt mayor of Detroit is sentenced to 28 years in jail; and a cold case is brought back to life as the father of deceased ‘Baby Hope’ is identified. Meanwhile, Glee bids farewell to the late and beloved Cory Monteith and Miley Cyrus dishes on her breakup with former fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
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Sergeant: Officers involved in bike/SUV incident a ‘blemish’, http://rtvote.com/1edyJ3l
Seven arrests have now been made in the bike/SUV melee from September 29. One of them includes an undercover NYPD police officer, Wojciech Braszczok; he was one of at least three officers who participated in the altercation. Prosecutors claim Braszczok took an active role in the brawl that left SUV driver Alexian Lien with lacerations on his face and a motorcyclist paralyzed. Police Sergeant Ed Mullins expressed severe disapproval over these undercover officer’s actions.
Progress, but still no deal, as shutdown enters Day 11, http://rtvote.com/1edEn5q
The shutdown continues! The White House met with House Republicans, but there is still no deal. However, a spark of hope did come through during a brief moment between Rep. Paul Ryan and Obama. Republicans said they are willing to extend the debt ceiling for up to six weeks while negotiating other issues under a continued government shutdown. The president said he would negotiate with the Republicans only after they reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling. He is willing to accept a short-term debt deal, but he refuses to give concessions to reopen the government.
‘Corruption no more’: Judge sends a message with 28-year sentence for Kilpatrick, http://rtvote.com/18UZCqG
The former mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, 43, has been sentenced to 28 years in jail, but can be out in 23 years with good behavior. Among the slew of scandals behind Kilpatrick, a few include his affair with his top aide, running a secret “money-making racket” in city hall, and using funds that were intended for needy citizens to pay for his yoga classes. Judge Nancy Edmunds chastised him for his actions; Kilpatrick apologized to the people of Detroit but denied stealing from them.
Father of deceased ‘Baby Hope’ identified, http://rtvote.com/18V5JuZ
On July 23, 1991, police found the body of a young girl in a picnic cooler, hidden in the woods. The unidentified girl was named ‘Baby Hope’ by the police. After a 22-year investigation, the NYPD Cold Case Apprehension Squad is now closer to finding the person responsible than ever before. Thanks to a tip and DNA testing, the mother has been found; she is cooperating with police. The identity and location of the father has also been revealed, and authorities intend to speak with him very soon as a person of interest.
The United States is still getting rid of its chemical weapons, http://rtvote.com/18V7FUp
The global taboo on chemical weapons is growing stronger, especially after today’s ceremony awarding the 2013 Noble Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The Nobel committee thanked the OPCW for risking their lives to eliminate the stockpiles of poison gas in Syria. The committee also made mention of the U.S. and Russia as two countries that have yet to honor their commitments. Washington and Moscow signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in the 1990s, which prohibitied the use, production, and stockpiling of chemical weapons. Both countries are still in the process of ridding their stockpiles; Syria has until mid-2014 to get rid of theirs.
Julia Fine talks about the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai and her beliefs in “Why Malala’s bravery inspires us”,http://rtvote.com/1fpnrMk
Robert Mnookin discusses how Boehner and Obama can end the shutdown in “How Boehner and Obama can get to ‘yes’,”http://rtvote.com/18Vbl8A
‘Glee’s’ awkward but moving farewell to Cory Monteith, the sensitive, singing quarterback, http://rtvote.com/1fpq2WI
Bruce and Kris Jenner Divorcing? Kendall and Kylie Taking Sides? Here’s the Real Story on Their Separation,http://rtvote.com/1fpqGna
JWoww Takes on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: It’s Time to Support Gay Marriage!, http://rtvote.com/18VcJbx
Miley Cyrus Breaks Her Silence on Liam Hemsworth Split: “I’m Obsessed With Being Alone,” http://rtvote.com/1g6gyRt