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Ex-CBS chief will not get $120 million severance

Ousted CBS chief executive Les Moonves "will not receive any severance payment" from the company, according to the board of directors.

Posted: Dec 18, 2018 6:25 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2018 6:47 PM

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1. Mueller investigation

We now know a little bit more about the events that led up to the criminal case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is set to be sentenced today for lying to FBI investigatorsSpecial counsel Robert Mueller released a memo Monday from January 2017 detailing the FBI's interview with Flynn that month. That was the interview, the one during which Flynn was accused of lying to the FBI and later charged over it. Whether the FBI decided Flynn was lying at that moment has become a touch point in President Donald Trump's recent attacks on the Mueller investigation. Trump says the FBI pursued charges that weren't in line with the bureau's findings that day, and that the FBI didn't think Flynn was lying at the time. However, other memos from Mueller indicate FBI investigators knew details of some of the things Flynn was talking about before they asked him -- and knew when he wasn't telling the truth.

2. Immigration

Two emotional stories are playing out that put the immigration debate in stark human terms. The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in US custody after being detained at the border is asking for an investigation into her death. Jakelin Caal Maquin died December 8, two days after her father alerted border agents she was sick and vomiting. While the father has said he was "grateful" for the efforts of first responders who tried to save his daughter's life, his attorneys also said he wanted answers. The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's office is now investigating the death. Meanwhile, the mother of a 2-year-old boy on life support is fighting to gain entry into the United States to see him. The mother is a Yemeni national living in Egypt and reportedly cannot enter the country because of the Trump administration's travel ban. The boy's father is attempting to get his wife an "expedited humanitarian visa" so she can be with her son, who has a genetic brain condition.

3. TSA

The Transportation Security Administration is saying it has dialed back a controversial Big Brother-esque passenger monitoring program called "Quiet Skies." The program monitors American travelers who are not on any terror watch lists or suspected of terrorism or criminal behavior -- so basically anyone. According to The Boston Globe, the program allows armed undercover air marshals to monitor "whether travelers use a phone, go to the bathroom, chat with others, or change clothes" during their time at the airport. The marshals can then report their observations to intelligence agencies. In response to the investigation, the TSA told CNN the program "has evolved," specifically the way the information is reported and how passengers of interest are tracked.

4. Brazilian healer

A famous Brazilian healer is in jail after more than 300 women accused him of sexual abuse. According to the Department of Public Ministry in the Brazilian state of Goiás, the women had contacted João Teixeira de Faria for spiritual healing, and the accusers are from various countries around the world. Teixeira turned himself in to authorities Sunday, but his attorneys say he is innocent. Teixeira, who is not a trained doctor, says he calls on the spirits of dead doctors while performing so-called spiritual surgeries and treatments, sometimes using medical instruments to cut his patients without anesthesia. He gained international fame in 2013 after an interview with Oprah Winfrey (who has since removed the interview from her site and released a statement about the situation).

5. Les Moonves

Ousted CBS chief executive Les Moonves has lost the rights to a $120 million severance package after the company's board of directors determined it had "ample reason" to fire him. Moonves was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in a pair of New Yorker stories over the summer. Moonves was booted from his position the same day the second story came out, which seemed like a natural conclusion for many. His six-figure parting gift, however, did not. Under the terms of his employment contract, Moonves was eligible to receive as much as $140 million upon his exit -- $120 million of that was tied up as the CBS board awaited the findings of an investigation into Moonves' conduct. The board got the report, which cited several examples of "sexual misconduct" -- and now Moonves will not get the money. Moonves acknowledged making mistakes in his past but said he never abused his power. He has denied having any nonconsensual sexual encounters.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"In an ordinary universe, would both of these people's past activities disqualify them for serving for office? Yes. But that's not the world we live in today. The world we live in today, it's either him or her, and for me that's still an easy choice."

Incoming White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney discussing then-candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a radio interview in October 2016.  

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Daughter signs for dad at concert, and doesn't miss a beat 

And our hearts grew two sizes that day.

MIT invents method to shrink objects to nanoscale using a laser

Honey, wasn't there a whole movie warning us about this?

A judge convicted a deer poacher and says and he's gotta watch "Bambi" once a month

Cruel and unusual crime, meet cruel and unusual punishment.

The Lincoln Continental is bringing back "suicide doors" 

Your grandpa heartily approves.

Tired all the time? Your immune system may be to blame. 

Or it's the fact that you don't get enough sleep, come on!

TODAY'S NUMBER

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The number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cordoba, Spain. It's the first city in the world to have that many, surpassing even Rome and Paris. UNESCO says such sites must be "of universal outstanding value" and meet one of 10 criteria such as being representative of a living or extinct cultural tradition or civilization.

AND FINALLY ...

Wait, where'd the treat go, Santa?!

A shelter got someone to do some holiday magic tricks to show the cute little personalities of all their adoptable dogs. But remember, before you go out and scoop up the whole lot of them for Christmas, pets are not gifts! They're forever friends who deserve all of your love year-round. (Click here to view.)

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1118335

Reported Deaths: 17712
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1455892240
Lake724831254
Allen67063882
Hamilton51060487
St. Joseph49820649
Elkhart40268546
Vanderburgh34714497
Tippecanoe30808276
Johnson27696467
Hendricks26313385
Porter25657386
Madison21131455
Clark20238279
Vigo19059309
LaPorte17192261
Howard16770314
Delaware16761303
Monroe16628220
Kosciusko14293167
Hancock13113186
Bartholomew12983190
Warrick12210190
Wayne12090269
Floyd12011226
Grant11998245
Morgan10409192
Boone9869124
Noble9316122
Henry9177169
Marshall9152147
Dearborn8970100
Dubois8835140
Shelby8281130
Cass8167128
Lawrence8057185
DeKalb7817109
Jackson770793
Huntington7661115
Gibson7102118
Montgomery7101123
Harrison6954100
Knox6915116
Steuben669089
Whitley659660
Miami6595113
Putnam645085
Clinton627179
Wabash6221111
Jasper613192
Jefferson5856105
Ripley557294
Adams542281
Daviess5076117
Scott491580
Wells4836105
White478469
Greene4701101
Clay464662
Decatur4611110
Fayette452496
Jennings452067
LaGrange427491
Posey410044
Randolph3944107
Washington390956
Fountain375964
Fulton364874
Spencer362247
Starke355574
Owen353577
Sullivan348555
Orange331372
Jay331050
Rush309533
Carroll296239
Franklin292744
Perry290553
Vermillion283658
Tipton251167
Parke250130
Pike248644
Blackford222144
Pulaski210359
Newton182452
Brown177550
Crawford169129
Benton168417
Martin152120
Switzerland147612
Warren135816
Union122616
Ohio92413
Unassigned0595

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1731003

Reported Deaths: 26851
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1803711843
Cuyahoga1698662655
Hamilton1144371544
Montgomery810251405
Summit726231210
Lucas636141027
Butler57225814
Stark543091183
Lorain42754645
Warren36183417
Mahoning36035788
Lake32696501
Clermont31523369
Trumbull27614620
Delaware27394185
Licking26829344
Medina26290353
Fairfield24812287
Greene24540373
Clark22327390
Portage21504283
Richland21257342
Wood20300248
Allen19119326
Miami17456352
Columbiana17014335
Muskingum16873207
Wayne15873307
Tuscarawas14579362
Marion13440196
Ashtabula12927237
Erie12790199
Scioto12556188
Pickaway12308155
Ross11780226
Hancock11623175
Geauga11042179
Lawrence10698172
Belmont10509234
Huron9867159
Jefferson9687228
Union963775
Sandusky9428166
Seneca8993161
Knox8869176
Washington8714159
Darke8435181
Athens841897
Ashland8102152
Auglaize8018120
Shelby7551135
Defiance7418117
Crawford7356150
Fulton7262113
Brown7217116
Logan7061111
Guernsey700586
Mercer6959100
Highland6807120
Clinton6547106
Williams653899
Madison652590
Preble6334140
Putnam6288122
Champaign585187
Jackson584597
Perry570579
Ottawa5689102
Coshocton5688108
Morrow521765
Fayette497272
Hardin4947100
Gallia474278
Van Wert469395
Pike467678
Adams4619110
Henry439280
Hocking412493
Holmes4035141
Wyandot379275
Carroll371178
Paulding326351
Meigs307561
Monroe236861
Noble221549
Morgan219039
Harrison215253
Vinton189138
Unassigned06
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