R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage says she was one of his victims

R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage says she was one of his victims

After years of silence, one of the women who was living with singer R. Kelly now says she was a victim of his sexual and psychological abuse.

Joycelyn Savage posted on Instagram Saturday saying she will post daily chapters of her experience on Patreon, which is a paid membership platform.

Savage’s mother spoke to ABC News.

R. Kelly’s attorney posted on Twitter Saturday, saying “It’s unfortunate that Jocelyn now seeks to make money by exploiting her long time, loving relationship with Robert. Robert. Obviously if she were to tell the truth no one would pay so she has, unfortunately, chosen to regurgitate the stories and lies told by others for her own personal profit. We know the real facts, and it was not until the money ran out that she decided anything was wrong. Hopefully people will see it for the Obvious profiteering it is.”

You can watch the full interview with her attorney Sunday morning on Good Morning America, which will air on ABC7 at 7 a.m.

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Published at Sun, 24 Nov 2019 05:23:42 +0000

Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for iPhone Users

Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for iPhone Users

In an effort to cease the promotion of vape culture with related deaths on the rise, Apple has announced that it will no long offer vape-related apps for iPhones.

On Friday the tech giant removed 181 vape apps from the app store and will not allow any more in the future. Before that, there were apps that let users check vape news, share vaping photos and even control the temperature of vape pens.

The removal of these apps is something that tech watchers and doctors call a good move. More than one in four high school students, or 27.5%, reported using e-cigarettes in the previous 30 days, according to the preliminary results for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual National Youth Tobacco Survey.

“There’s no upside for supporting vaping, given what the current research is saying,” said Dr. Matt Cabott, a San Jose State social media professor. “Apple does not want to have anything to do with this.”

Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Grow to Over 2,000

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Dr. Robert Jackler of Stanford Medical School said this is a good start to help wean young people off of vaping.

“They live in a world of apps and social media connections,” Jackler said. “Having it in the app store combined with social media like Instagram and Facebook and Tik Tok make it part of youth culture and have contributed to the novelty and interest in vaping among American students.”

Apple released a statement citing experts from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Heart Association attributing lung injuries and fatalities to vaping products, calling it a public health crisis and a youth epidemic. Apple said it agrees.

The only exception to the removal of vape-related apps is for users who have already downloaded them – Apple said they will not be deleted.

Published at Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:49:44 +0000

Woman’s body found in burning car

Woman’s body found in burning car

A woman was found dead in a burning car Friday in Andersonville on the North Side, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of a car fire at 12:48 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Farragut Avenue and found the woman’s body in the back seat of the parked vehicle, according to Chicago police.


A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said it was not immediately clear whether the death was related to the fire.

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Published at Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:50:38 +0000

Everything Wrong With John Wick 3: Parabellum

Everything Wrong With John Wick 3: Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was one of our favorite movies this year. It rules. But like all movies, it has sins, so we counted them.

Next week: sins for two 2019 movies we strongly disliked.

Remember, no movie is without sin! Which movie’s sins should we expose next?!

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Chicago police board now accepting applications for CPD superintendent

Chicago police board now accepting applications for CPD superintendent

CHICAGO (WLS) — The search for Chicago’s next police superintendent is officially underway.

The Chicago Police Board announced Thursday the application for the post is now available on its website. The board is seeking a replacement for Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

Community members will be able to weigh in at three listening sessions scheduled for December.

Johnson’s last day is January 1. Former Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck will take over in the interim.

Johnson became superintendent in 2016, during one of the most violent chapters in the city’s history. He found himself trying to regain public confidence in the department that was shattered by a video showing a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

Police board president Ghian Foreman said the board is going beyond resumes by requiring applicants to discuss in detail experience in crime-reduction initiatives, advances in training and “increasing trust between police officers and the communities they serve.”

Applications are due January 13th. By city ordinance, the police board must nominate three candidates for consideration by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot will make the final decision on the next superintendent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Published at Fri, 22 Nov 2019 04:47:50 +0000

Police Release New Details in Tuesday Shooting

Police Release New Details in Tuesday Shooting

A day after a police chase ended in gunfire in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood, we’re learning more about the events that left two people, a Chicago police officer and a 15-year-old boy, in local hospitals. 

According to Chicago police officials, two people were shot during the altercation, including the boy and a CPD officer. Both were rushed to area hospitals, and both are recovering Wednesday from their wounds.

In a new revelation Wednesday, CPD officials said that the bullet that hit the unidentified boy was likely fired by a Des Plaines police officer who chased a bank robbery suspect from the suburb and ultimately exchanged gunfire with him near the Upbeat Music store.

The boy was struck in the chest, and was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital.

The boy is a student at Lane Tech High School, where his classmates wished him the best after the incident.

“I hope that he has a swift recovery,” student Max Battleman said.

When asked whether the Des Plaines officer acted properly in chasing and ultimately exchanging gunfire with the suspect in the case, Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio defended the officer’s action.

“They’re in hot pursuit of this individual. They had every right to be there,” he said.

Riccio also expressed gratitude that the incident didn’t turn into an even bigger tragedy, as both the officer and the teen shot in the exchange of gunfire are recovering.

“The shooting of that 15-year-old boy was a horrible tragedy. Thank God it didn’t turn out worse than it did,” he said.

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Christopher Willis of Chicago, was shot during the confrontation, and later died from his injuries.

Published at Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:06:59 +0000

Joe Biden flubs reference to black female senator during Democratic debate

Joe Biden flubs reference to black female senator during Democratic debate

ATLANTA — Joe Biden incorrectly said during the Democratic presidential debate that he has the support of the “only African American woman ever elected to the Senate.”

That drew a response from California Sen. Kamala Harris, an African American woman on stage alongside Biden and other hopefuls Wednesday in Atlanta.

Harris interjected by saying that “the other one is here.” Sen. Cory Booker, who is also black, said to Biden: “That’s not true.”

Biden quickly stated: “I said the first.”

Harris’ campaign tweeted moments later: “Proud to be the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.”

Biden was arguing that he has support from black voters, who are critical to a Democratic victory. He says that “they know me.”

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Published at Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:33:53 +0000