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Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel and Fox Business, his career at the networks he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances. Hours before the final night of the Republican National Convention, network parent 21st Century Fox announced Thursday that Ailes would resign immediately. Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network until a replacement is named.
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Authorities say two paramedics engaged in a "selfie war" by taking pictures with incapacitated patients.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for 33-year old Christopher Wimmer on seven counts of the same charge. The release says Wimmer also faces a misdemeanor battery charge for holding open the eyelid of a sedated patient.
Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel made history as the first openly gay speaker in the history of the Republican National Convention to urge the party to drop its opposition to LGBT rights – a move that may fall on deaf ears for some conservatives within his party, but underscores an election season that has been anything but traditional.
"I am proud to be gay," Thiel told the crowd. "I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all, I am proud to be an American."
He urged the Republican party to stop worrying about gender-neutral bathrooms and focus on real issues, calling the debacle "a distraction" from topics such as the economy and job growth.
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A sickly, emaciated puppy was so excited to receive attention when animal control officers came to rescue him that he collapsed from exertion as he furiously wagged his tail, according to his rescuers in New Jersey.
The officers in Paterson were responding to a report of a starved puppy being kept outside in the heat with no food or water, according to animal rescue group Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.
The puppy "collapsed from the exertion and excitement of greeting a visitor, having been alone for days," the rescue group said in a fundraising page set up for the pup.
More than 2,000 delegates packed the Quicken Loans Arena to rally behind Donald Trump and his campaign for president. Suspense built inside and outside the arena for Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump's speech.
The crowd chanted "USA, USA" as Trump formally accepted the nomination.
Ivanka Trump said her father will bring "real change, the kind of change we have not seen in decades."
Kathi Creed sat in the rafters and called the speeches “electric” as she cheered while sitting next to strangers. Her husband is an alternate delegate and sitting elsewhere in the arena.
“I didn’t know what to expect when we got here,” said Creed of Northeast Ohio. "So many things we are frustrated with and (Trump’s) just speaking to those frustrations."
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As they greeted fans and promoted movies at Comic-Con on Thursday, celebrities were keeping one eye on that other convention, the Republican party gathering in Cleveland.
Two "Pokemon Go" gamers who were attacked by armed robbers in Lakewood, California, earlier this month have started a fundraiser to buy pepper spray for players on the hunt to catch 'em all. A man armed with a gun got out of the vehicle and demanded their belongings, according to the victims and a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release. Since the attack, Sean and Josh have started a GoFundMe campaign for Project Protect Go!, hoping to raise $500.
A Democratic super PAC has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, charging that the Trump campaign broke federal election law by using his corporation to advance his presidential campaign, NBC News reports.
The complaint was filed after Meredith McIver took the blame for cribbing parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech for Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night.
The complaint, filed by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump super PAC, says McIver's involvement in the speechwriting is a violation of campaign finance law because she has received no compensation from the campaign but is an employee of the Trump Organization. The campaign is expected to list all in-kind contributions of goods and services in campaign finance reports.
It was not immediately clear if the Trump Organization or campaign responded.
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A member of the Illinois delegation at this week’s Republican National Convention had her credentials pulled Wednesday after allegedly posting racially charged comments to Facebook earlier this week.
Lori Gayne admitted to party officials that she made the incendiary post during the convention using a different name, the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reported. The post has since been deleted.
“Our brave snipers just waiting for some n—- to try something,” Gayne posted to Facebook, using an abbreviation for the racial slur. "Love them." She reportedly apologized.
President Barack Obama says discriminating against Muslim Americans "feeds the lie" that the West is at war with their religion.
He also says that singling them out isn't for smart national security.
In comments Thursday at a White House reception commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Obama called discrimination "an affront" to the values that make the U.S. a great nation.
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Cell phone video released Wednesday shows the moments before and after a black South Florida caregiver laying on his back with his hands in the air was shot by a North Miami Police officer, as he was trying to calm an autistic patient.
One day after the video gained national attention, the North Miami Police Department addressed the media for the first time Thursday.
Chief Gary Eugene did not take questions, but issued a statement saying the shooting was being investigated and vowing to find out what took place.
“We as a city, and as a member of this police department have questions,” Eugene said. “I assure you we will get all the answers.”
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.