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Climate scientist’s lawsuit could wipe out conservative National Review magazine

The National Review magazine, longstanding house news organ of the establishment right, is facing a lawsuit that could shutter the publication permanently. According to The Week, a suit by a climate scientist threatens to bankrupt the already financially shaky publication and its website, the National Review Online (NRO). Scientist Michael…

Penn State reaches $59.7 million settlement with victims of Jerry Sandusky

Penn State paying $57.9 million to Jerry Sandusky’s victims (via SB Nation) By Nam Le  @AGuyNamedNam on Oct 28 2013, 1:49p + There could be more to come though, according to the school. Penn State has reportedly settled with 26 victims of Jerry Sandusky’s, reaching an agreement to pay out…

Judge rules Penn State officials can face trial over Sandusky abuse

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – There is enough evidence to try former Penn State officials, including ex-president Graham Spanier, for covering up the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a judge ruled on Tuesday. After a two-day hearing, Judge Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner ruled that a criminal trial can be…

Jerry Sandusky seeks throw out of sex charges

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant gridiron coach charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, asked a judge to throw out the charges on Thursday. In a pre-trial motion, Sandusky argued that some of the 52 child sex abuse counts against Sandusky, 68,…

Paterno says he was unsure how to handle abuse tip: report

(Reuters) – Joe Paterno, the iconic head of Penn State University’s football program for 46 years fired after former assistant Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse, said he was unsure of how to deal with the first report about Sandusky that reached him in 2002. “I didn’t know…

Sandusky case triggers jump in U.S. abuse calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Child molestation charges against a former Penn State football coach have sparked an unprecedented awareness of sexual abuse marked by a sharp upturn in calls to abuse hotlines and lawyers, attorneys and counselors said on Wednesday. More allegations of sexual abuse and a growing number of lawsuits…

Sandusky lawyer tells reporters to call gay phone-sex line

Jerry Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola didn’t do his client any favors Tuesday when he quipped that reporters should call “1-800-REALITY” if they believed his client raped boys. Unfortunately, that number turned out to be a gay phone-sex service. Soon after a hearing where Sandusky, a former assistant Penn State football…

Penn State’s Paterno never raised charges with Sandusky: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno never confronted former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with accusations that Sandusky had molested young boys, even though Paterno had reportedly been told of the incidents, the New York Times said on Saturday. In an interview with the Times, Sandusky…

Sandusky charity tells donors: Give elsewhere

(Reuters) – The charity founded by the former Penn State football coach facing explosive child sex abuse charges asked donors on Monday to give money instead to a separate Pennsylvania charity. The Second Mile non-profit, which has been battered by child molestation charges against founder Jerry Sandusky, said it was…

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