Former USA Gymnastics president arrested for alleged tampering in Nassar case

Former USA Gymnastics president arrested for alleged tampering in Nassar case

Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar. Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals service in Tennessee on a warrant issued by the state of Texas. He was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony, on Sept. 28. He allegedly removed documents from the Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. gymnastics’ training…

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MoviePass under investigation for misleading investors: Source

MoviePass under investigation for misleading investors: Source

The New York attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into whether the parent company of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson, misled investors about their finances, a source familiar with the investigation confirmed to ABC News. Attorney General Barbara Underwood opened the investigation under her authority to protect investors in companies that are publicly traded on the exchanges located in New York. CNBC, which first reported the investigation, reported that the probe falls under New York’s…

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Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney’s office in Huntsville, Texas, said Penny was arrested by a fugitive task force in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and awaits extradition to Texas. The third-degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years…

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3 dead in Venezuela after widespread outage leaves hospitals without power

3 dead in Venezuela after widespread outage leaves hospitals without power

Three people, including a newborn, have died in Venezuela after an hours-long power outage in 16 states left hospitals with no power, a persistent problem in what is already a struggling nation. The explosion of an electrical transformer in the interior of Venezuela left most of the country without power on Monday and Tuesday, Luis Motta Dominguez, the Minister of Electric Energy, said in a video on Instagram. Power outages in Venezuela have become common,…

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Friend of Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish officials said journalist killed in ‘barbaric’ way

Friend of Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish officials said journalist killed in ‘barbaric’ way

In his first sit-down interview with U.S. media, a close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared after being seen entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago, described to ABC News what he’d been told in briefings by Turkish security officials. “I talked with some Turkish government and security officials and they said Jamal was killed. I didn’t know what to do. I really couldn’t answer. Then I…

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Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources

Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources

Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office have been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — their newest cooperating witness — about his friend and former business associate Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Stone, a longtime political adviser to President Donald Trump and onetime partner of Manafort’s at the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly, has come under increasing scrutiny from the special counsel in recent months. Nearly…

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Authorities warn about possibility of more hidden explosives after mysterious booms

Authorities warn about possibility of more hidden explosives after mysterious booms

Amid an ongoing investigation into a spate of mysterious explosions that shook northeastern Pennsylvania earlier this year, authorities warned residents there could still be explosives in the area. The warning comes after investigators learned some explosive devices allegedly deployed by a couple across a rural part of Bucks County several months ago may have failed to detonate and could still be live. “This is more an FYI than an SOS,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew…

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EPA fight against ‘secret science’ slowed amid pushback from researchers

EPA fight against ‘secret science’ slowed amid pushback from researchers

A furious public response has slowed down the Trump administration’s plan to stop using so-called “secret science,” a move that scientists complained could have restricted the types of research used to regulate toxins, pesticides and pollution. Six months ago, then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt said his agency would demand that raw data behind every study is made public before being used to regulate the environment. “Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA…

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Harvey Weinstein prosecution suffers second significant blow in a week

Harvey Weinstein prosecution suffers second significant blow in a week

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office this afternoon issued a pre-emptive notice to Harvey Weinstein’s defense team, alerting them to yet another potentially serious problem connected with the investigation that led to criminal charges against the disgraced movie mogul. The assistant district attorney handling the case told Weinstein’s team that one of the alleged victims was told by NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, the lead detective in the case to delete from her phones any information she…

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Snapshots from the trail: The final weeks in three close Senate races

Snapshots from the trail: The final weeks in three close Senate races

Three ABC News reporters covering the Senate races in Arizona, Tennessee and Texas joined Political Director Rick Klein and Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl on the “PowerHouse Politics” podcast this week to give their insights on the three highly-watched contests. White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri is in Arizona where the two Senate candidates faced off in their first and only debate on Monday night. GOP Rep. Martha McSally, a retired Air Force officer and…

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