O’Reilly Out At Fox News
Fox News’ parent company 21st Century Fox is cutting ties with host Bill O’Reilly over the fallout from sexual harassment allegations. The company released a statement today confirming that O’Reilly will not be returning to the network. The move comes after reports that the network and O’Reilly paid millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment allegations.
Former Patriots Star Commits Suicide
Prison authorities in Massachusetts say all indications are the death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was a suicide. Corrections officials say the 27-year-old NFL player hanged himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell early today. They also said he tried to block his door from the inside by jamming it with several items. Hernandez was serving a life sentence in a 2013 murder. He was acquitted in a separate murder case last week.
DC To Tweak Driver’s Licenses
A minor tweak could help DC residents at the airport. In June, Washington’s DMV will start issuing driver’s licenses with the phrase “Washington, DC” on top. The current licenses say “District of Columbia,” a move the local government touted at the time as a call for DC statehood. The problem is many Washingtonians have experienced problems because some TSA agents and sales clerks don’t recognize the phrase.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.