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NASCAR Star Jimmie Johnson’s Title Chase Ends With Wreck In Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over. Needing a win at Phoenix to make the final four in next weekend’s championship finale, Johnson suffered a blown tire that sent his No. 48 Chevrolet into the wall with one lap remaining in the second stage Sunday.  The crash eliminated the reigning and seven-time NASCAR champion from title contention. ...Read more

Tiffany Haddish Makes History On ‘Saturday Night Live’ As First Black Female Comic To Host

TIffany Haddish made history last night as the first African-American female comedian to host the long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live on Saturday.  The comedienne shined through the opening monologue and throughout the episode in her history-making hosting gig. This was the first time a black female stand-up comic has hosted the show in 43 seasons.  ...Read more

New York Doctor Accused in Six Opioid Deaths

A New York doctor who whose clinic prescribed more pain pills than any hospital in the state has been charged in the deaths of six people who overdosed on opioids. Dr. Eugene Gosy of Williamsville, near Buffalo, was indicted last year on federal narcotics and fraud charges by prosecutors who said he turned patients of his pain management clinic into drug addicts for profit. Now a grand jury handed up a superseding indictment, saying his alleged pill-pushing “caused the death of at least six individuals, and contributed to the deaths of others.” ...Read more

Apollo 12 Astronaut Richard Gordon Jr. Has Died

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died at 88. Gordon flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space twice. In 1969, Gordon circled the moon in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper while crewmates Alan Bean and Charles Conrad landed and walked on the lunar surface. Gordon died Monday at his home in San Marcos, California, according to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. ...Read more

UCLA Basketball Coach Benches 3 Players Arrested For Shoplifting in China

UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were arrested Nov. 7 in Hangzhou, China, on suspicion of shoplifting, and were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. The freshmen were arrested just days ahead of their scheduled season opener in Shanghai. Shoplifting in China can carry a prison sentence between three and 10 years in prison. ...Read more