What to Know
- President Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore discounting sexual assault allegations against him
- Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a hacking attack that stole personal information from more than 57 million users and drivers
- Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas revealed in an Instagram post that she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, NBC News reported
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U.S. Navy Aircraft With 11 Aboard Crashes Into Pacific Ocean; 8 Found
Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the Navy said. The Navy said in a tweet that the eight were brought aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Their C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft crashed while on its way to the carrier about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Okinotorishima, a Japanese atoll. The Navy said the ship was operating in the Philippine Sea, which is east of the Philippines, when the crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The names of the crew and passengers are being withheld pending next of kin notification. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, the Navy said. The plane was taking part in an ongoing joint U.S.-Japan naval exercise in waters surrounding Okinawa from Nov. 16-26.
Trump All But Endorses GOP's Moore Despite Sex Accusations
Silent for more than a week, President Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 special election to fill the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, dismissed questions from reporters about backing a Republican accused of sexual assault over a man who is a Democrat. Trump pointed to Moore's assertions that he did nothing wrong. Two Alabama women have accused Moore of assault or molestation. Six others have said he pursued romantic relationships when they were teenagers and he was a deputy district attorney in his 30s.
Uber Hid a Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users and Drivers
Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information from more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber's recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part of the reason nothing malicious has happened is because Uber acknowledges paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen information. The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. The San Francisco company ousted Travis Kalanick as CEO in June after an internal investigation concluded he had built a culture that allowed female workers to be sexually harassed and encouraged employees to push legal limits.
David Cassidy, “Partridge Family” Heartthrob, Dies at 67
David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, has died at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering from organ failure. "The Partridge Family" aired from 1970-74 and was a fictional variation of the '60s performers the Cowsills, intended at first as a vehicle for Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress and Cassidy's stepmother. Jones played Shirley Partridge, a widow with five children with whom she forms a popular act that travels on a psychedelic bus. The cast also featured Cassidy as eldest son and family heartthrob Keith Partridge; Susan Dey, later of "L.A. Law" fame, as sibling Laurie Partridge and Danny Bonaduce as sibling Danny Partridge.
Olympian Gabby Douglas Says Team Doctor Abused Her
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas revealed in an Instagram post that she was abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, who is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges, NBC News reported. The disclosure came in a new apology for a tweet last week in which Douglas said, in a response to Aly Raisman talking about sexual abuse victims, that women have a responsibility to dress modestly because "dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd." She later apologized on Twitter. "I didn't view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear, it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you," she wrote in her Instagram statement. A representative for the Olympian confirmed the authenticity of the post and that Douglas says she was molested by Nassar, who was first publicly accused of preying on athletes more than a year ago.