In The News Sideshow – 5/17/2013

Rob Ford Crack Scandal: mayor calls it ‘ridiculous’ but doesn’t deny it

Mayor Rob Ford says allegations he was videotaped smoking a crack pipe are “ridiculous” but ignored councillors’ pleas to explicitly deny or answer questions about the Toronto Star story.

Ford emerged from his office Friday and said: “Anyways, like I said this morning, these allegations are ridiculous, another story with respect to the Toronto Star going after me, and that’s all I have to say.” Credit –

Long Island college student and armed intruder killed

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — A 21-year-old Hofstra University junior and an armed intruder were fatally shot in an overnight break-in near the school’s Long Island campus, police said Friday.

The victim is Andrea Rebello, who grew up in Tarrytown, N.Y., about 30 miles away. Her identical twin sister, Jessica, also was in the house at the time but was unharmed. Credit –

Navy SEAL dies in Fort Knox training accident

FORT KNOX, Ky. — A Navy SEAL died here Wednesday after the Humvee in which he was riding in overturned during a training exercise, Navy officials said Friday.

Jonathan Kaloust, a 23-year-old assigned to the Navy SEAL team out of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Fort Story, Va., died and seven other service members received minor injuries. All seven have been treated and released. Credit –



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