GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ex-Florida and NFL star Aaron Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killing of three men, is Mr. July in the Gators' 2014 sports calendar. The school said Tuesday that officials approved the publication months before he was charged with murder.
Monica Lewinsky, the one-time White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton in the 1990s nearly brought down his presidency, said she ended up feeling like "the most humiliated woman in the world." In her first television interview in a decade, Lewinsky, who became a constant punch line for late-night comedians, is part of a National Geographic documentary, "The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?" that airs on Sunday. In the National Geographic interview, she recalled the day in 1998 when special prosecutor Kenneth Starr issued a report on the scandal, including vivid details about her affair with Clinton, has one of the worst in her life. "I mean it was just violation after violation." Lewinsky largely dropped from sight after the scandal died out but her name resurfaced in U.S. political discourse in February, when former first lady and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was quoted as calling her "a narcissistic looney-tune" in an article based on the papers of a Clinton friend.
Backers of legal marijuana in Washington have enough signatures to put the issue to a referendum that faces potential hurdles in Congress, the initiative's head said on Tuesday. Adam Eidinger, chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, said it had collected more than 55,000 signatures to put the measure on a Nov. 4 ballot in the U.S. capital, well above the 22,373 required by law. The referendum could face opposition from Congress, which under the U.S. Constitution has oversight power over the District of Columbia. The Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives last week moved to block a District law that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of pot.