Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of famed singer Frank Sinatra and a musician and conductor in his own right, died Wednesday. He was 72.
His sister, Nancy, broke the news on her Facebook page. "The Sinatra family mourn the untimely passing of their son, brother, father, uncle, Frank Sinatra Jr. of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona, Florida," she wrote. "Sleep warm, Frankie..." Born Jan. 10, 1944, Sinatra released his first album, Young Love for Sale, in 1965, and by the time he was 24 had performed in dozens of countries and 47 states. After spending years as a vocalist, his father asked him in 1988 to start working as his musical director and conductor.
In addition to being a singer and songwriter, Sinatra appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Sopranos, and Family Guy. Sinatra was famously kidnapped from Harrah's Lake Tahoe on Dec. 8, 1963, and released two days later, after his father paid a $240,000 ransom. Catherine Garcia
Donald Trump wants you to know he's winning this election — even if he knows the polls say otherwise.
Speaking at a rally Monday in Florida, Trump told the crowd: "Just in case you haven't heard, we're winning." His declaration came on the heels of the inaugural ABC News 2016 election tracking poll, which was released Sunday and shows Trump trailing Clinton in the national four-way race by 12 points among likely voters. The previous ABC poll, conducted with The Washington Post and released Oct. 13, after leaked audio showed Trump bragging about assaulting women but before several women came forward to accuse the Republican nominee of assault, showed Trump behind by just 4 points.
But despite all that, Team Trump has remained outwardly confident, dismissing poll results and saying there's still a path to victory — that is, until Trump's Monday interview with North Carolina radio station WBT 1110 AM:
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) October 24, 2016
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shamelessly embraced Donald Trump's phrase "nasty woman" during a Hillary Clinton campaign event in New Hampshire on Monday. Days after Trump called Clinton a "nasty woman" at the third presidential debate, Warren broke it to Trump that women — particularly "nasty women" — have "had it with guys like you." And unfortunately for Trump, Warren said, "nasty women vote."
Warren's news might be a rude awakening for Trump, who recently claimed that he's doing far better with women than the "inaccurate" polls show. Watch Warren rally all the "nasty women," below. Becca Stanek
— CNN (@CNN) October 24, 2016
Trump denies adult film performer's assault allegations: 'Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before'
In an interview Monday with WGIR radio's New Hampshire Today, Donald Trump discounted the latest accusation of sexual assault by pointing out that the woman who came forward is a "porn star." "You know, this one that came out recently, [she said], 'He grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm,'" Trump said, referring to adult film performer Jessica Drake's claim that Trump grabbed her and kissed her without permission over a decade ago. Trump continued: "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before."
Drake is the 11th woman to accuse Trump of sexual harassment. At a press conference Saturday, she said Trump also offered her money and a plane ride in exchange for sex. Trump has adamantly denied her claims, as well as those of the other 10 women. "These stories are stories that are made up, these are total fiction," Trump said Monday. "You'll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction. They were made up. I don't know these women, it's not my thing to do what they say."
You can listen to Trump's full interview below. Becca Stanek
Just weeks after rescinding his endorsement, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) is already back on Team Trump. Crapo said Monday that he will be voting for Donald Trump — if only to prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the White House.
Crapo initially endorsed Trump back in May, embracing the GOP nominee's plans for a "very strong and aggressive protection of the border."
But after the release earlier this month of comments Trump made about women in 2005, in which he appears to brag about sexually assaulting women, Crapo was one of many Republican leaders to announce he could "no longer endorse" the Republican nominee. On Oct. 8, Crapo, who The Associated Press noted has "spent more than 20 years working on domestic violence protections," had this to say about Trump:
I can no longer endorse Donald Trump. Read my full statement: pic.twitter.com/lfa9mYZbdC
— Senator Mike Crapo (@MikeCrapo) October 8, 2016
But apparently, Crapo thinks Clinton would be worse than a man who, as he put it, has repeatedly displayed behavior "inconsistent with protecting women from abusive, disparaging treatment." Crapo had urged Trump to step aside to allow vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to top the ticket after the graphic comments were leaked, but as Trump remains the nominee, the Idaho senator said he would cast a ballot for Trump to protect the Supreme Court. Becca Stanek
The upcoming World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will allow for a refreshing break in having to endure winning teams from Boston or San Francisco — the Indians haven't won since 1948, and the Cubs since 1908.
Things were … a little different back then. To wit: A ticket to see the Indians play at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium against the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series cost just $6.25:
Heading to the World Series w/my son. My dad was at the last WS Cleveland Indians won in '48 and I think this is gonna cost more than $6.25 pic.twitter.com/JnkcJs6Mpu
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) October 24, 2016
And to see the Chicago Cubs face the Detroit Tigers at West Side Grounds (Wrigley Field hadn't even been built yet) in 1908 cost just $1.00:
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump has yet agreed to a protective press pool, and with just 15 days left until the election, the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is sounding the alarm, The Huffington Post reports.
Presidents and president-elects are historically followed by a group of reporters who travel everywhere with the individual in order to report on what he or she is doing, with whom he or she is meeting, and are present if there is a historic event or threat on the president's or president-elect's life. Both Trump and Clinton have been criticized for their current traveling press pools, which aren't fully protective — Trump flies without his and has mocked them on the campaign trail, and reporters weren't told where Clinton was for over an hour after she became ill at a Sept. 11 memorial event, raising unnecessary alarm.
The WHCA board wrote stern letters to both Trump and Clinton's campaigns, stating disapproval over the unprecedented break with tradition. "The WHCA expects the new president-elect to have a protective pool immediately, just like the president does, and we are set to take over coordination of the pooling process from the campaign press corps directly after the election," they wrote. "Not having a protective pool accompany the president-elect would be a particularly serious breach of historical precedent and First Amendment responsibilities. It would prompt consistent and public criticism from the White House press corps, represented by the WHCA board. We urge you to take steps now to ensure that a protective pool is put in place."
Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason, who is also the president of the WHCA, told The Huffington Post that Clinton and Trump's situation is "not normal and it is unacceptable." Sen. John McCain and Gov. Mitt Romney both had protective pools as soon as they had finished the Republican conventions, by comparison.
In their letter to Trump, the WHCA board additionally expressed concerns that Trump's campaign is "lagging behind the level of press access provided by its Democratic counterpart." It has been 89 days since Trump last held a press conference. Jeva Lange
After more than 16 years in prison, Serial's Adnan Syed may soon be free. Lawyers for Syed, who was featured in the first season of the smash-hit podcast Serial, announced Monday they've filed a motion asking for him to be released on bail. The lawyers are citing the trial's "discredited" evidence as justification for the motion, The New York Times reported.
Syed began serving a life sentence in 2000 for the murder of his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, after being sentenced for the crime in 1999. In a filing submitted to a Maryland court, Syed's lawyer C. Justin Brown insisted Syed was serving time "based on an unconstitutional conviction for a crime he did not commit." "He has no history of violence other than the state's allegations in this case, and if released, he would pose no danger to the community," the filing read.
Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch granted Syed a retrial three months ago, noting that Syed's lawyer did not question a state expert about cell phone towers, which were used to determine Syed's location on the day of the murder. That, Welch wrote, could create "a substantial possibility that the result of the trial was fundamentally unreliable." Cell tower evidence proved instrumental in Syed's original conviction.