Olympics / Gymnastics

Michigan State unveils $500M settlement with Nassar victims

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

Michigan State University announced Wednesday that it has agreed to pay out $500 million to settle hundreds of claims filed against Larry Nassar, the disgraced university doctor who treated Olympic gymnasts. Under the terms of agreement, which still must be finalized, $425 million will go to 332 individuals, while $75 million will be set aside in a trust fund to protect any future claimants, the university said. The terms agreed to in principle top the more than $109 million that Penn State University paid to settle claims by at least 35 people that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused boys, according to the Associated Press. "Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar's crimes,” Robert Young, the special counsel to the university, said in a statement. “We appreciate the hard work both sides put into the mediation, and the efforts of the mediator, which achieved a result that is responsible and...

Continue reading ...

 








Ex-NASA engineer creates glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Ex-NASA engineer creates glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Porch pirates have been hit with glitter and fart spray, thanks to these fake delivery boxes. Read more ...

Penny Marshall, Filmmaker And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75

Penny Marshall, Filmmaker And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75

Marshall directed Big and A League of Their Own, among other films. (Image credit: ABC Photo Archives/Getty Images) Read more ...

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice bipartisan overhaul, giving President Donald Trump a victory as Congress nears its holiday break. Read more ...

Judge delays sentencing of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

Judge delays sentencing of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn will not be sentenced Tuesday. Read more ...

To avoid shutdown, White House says Trump willing to work with Congress over...

To avoid shutdown, White House says Trump willing to work with Congress over border wall

The White House proposed Congress approve a $5 billion budget to start the border wall. Read more ...

Trump Foundation to shut down amid allegations of misuse

Trump Foundation to shut down amid allegations of misuse

President Trump has agreed to dissolve his charity and give away the remaining $1.75 million in its account, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday. The... Read more ...

It took about 20 minutes for a judge to destroy the right's conspiratorial...

It took about 20 minutes for a judge to destroy the right's conspiratorial defense of Michael Flynn

Early Tuesday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan agreed to delay the sentencing of Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn until March. In some... Read more ...

'God healed Roxli': 11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor vanishes...

'God healed Roxli': 11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor vanishes, baffling doctors

“We didn't know how long she would be healthy and, look at her, she's just doing awesome,” the girl's dad said. Read more ...

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

The regulation will go into effect 90 days after it is formally published in the Federal Register, which is expected to happen on Friday, a Justice Department official said. Read more ...

Mom who partied as toddler daughters died in hot car gets 40 years in prison

Mom who partied as toddler daughters died in hot car gets 40 years in prison

Witnesses reported hearing the toddlers crying inside the car, where temperatures reached into the 80s. Read more ...