After a man on a Milwaukee-bound flight shook his head at him because he was wearing Dallas Cowboys gear on the day of the playoff game with Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke had sheriff's deputies detain and question the man for 15 minutes after the plane landed. Dan Black, 24, filed a complaint over the incident. In a response to the complaint on Facebook, Clarke wrote, "Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out." Black said he's "unhinged." "Who in their right mind responds, 'I'm going to kick that guy's ass next time?'"
Sherri Underwood: I remember the precise moment that I realized I regretted voting for Donald Trump. It was during his 60 Minutes interview after the election. ... [S]itting on my couch, sipping coffee as I watched the interview, I saw with my own eyes who Trump really was as a person. He backtracked on one of his signature campaign promises: pursuing an investigation into the [Hillary] Clinton email scandal. It's not that I want Clinton to be crucified or "locked up" -- it's the nonchalance with which he went back on his word after hammering it repeatedly during the campaign. The ease and quickness with which he reversed his position shook me to my core. I realized in that moment that I had voted for a demagogue. And it was sickening. read more
Companies eager to avoid becoming the target of the next attack by President-elect Donald Trump are preemptively -- or retroactively -- announcing U.S. job creation plans. ... After campaigning on pledges to make U.S. companies bring jobs back, Trump has announced he's been successful at doing so before he's even president. So on Tuesday as business returned following the Martin Luther King federal holiday, a bevy of companies announced they would be adding jobs after the inauguration on Friday. ... A company's plan to increase capital expenditures, which include jobs and facility improvements, are typically years in the making. Some of these "announcements" are old news in a new hat. GM said its plan was approved before the election, but told Bloomberg it was "accelerated" under pressure from Trump, for example.
The 19-year partnership of sports talk hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be ending this year as Greenberg gets his own morning show on ESPN, sources told Sports Illustrated. The Mike & Mike show began in 1998 and has become the cornerstone of ESPN Radio at stations across the country. The leading candidate to either join Golic or succeed them with his own show is ESPN NFL anchor Trey Wingo. Greenberg has become one of ESPN's highest-paid personalities at $6.5 million a year.
Hundreds of young girls are getting free tickets to see the box office hit movie Hidden Figures, thanks to the work of several separate efforts around the country. The film, which follows the true story of three black women working at NASA during the early Space Race, has received acclaim from both critics and fans. But for many, it's more than just a movie. ... Taylor Richardson, a 13-year-old from Florida who wants to become an astronaut herself, launched a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of sending 100 girls to see the movie at Jacksonville, Fla., theater. "I cried, I laughed, I got angry and then got determined to not let others' impressions of me because of the color of my skin impact how my life will be," she told The Huffington Post.