Recognizing teachers early on in careers -- The award, created by Lowell Milken and the Milken Family Foundation, was created 31 years ago to honor top educators across the country... This year, 44 educators across the country have or will be presented the award... "When I was in school, I was fortunate to have a number of outstanding teachers and I was always somewhat shocked by the fact that there was no mechanism, no opportunity for these teachers to be honored, celebrated and recognized," Milken said. Because of that, one of his top priorities when he started the Milken Family Foundation was to find a way to recognize educators. read more
A Bronx public school teacher whose social media was peppered with smiling snaps showing her laughing with friends or clutching a bottle of bubbly, was all scowls Saturday as she denied allegations she sexually assaulted a student. Dori Myers listened as prosecutors accused her of performing oral sex on a 14-year-old boy, and said a fellow teacher witnessed Myers massaging the victim. Myers, 29, a social studies teacher at The New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, was busted Friday night and charged with criminal sexual act in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child. read more
Bill Maher returned tonight with a new season of Real Time on HBO and delivered his closing monologue on the "#MeToo movement" and how it may be going too far. He said 'The Nothing Is Funny People' is trying to take over the world and we can't let them. ... Maher ripped Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York for turning #MeToo into '#MeCarthyism' for refusing to differentiate sexual harassment and sexual assault while declaring a line needs to be drawn that "none of it is okay." ... He complained that she is going "unchallenged" while laying out how there are different degrees of sexual misconduct ... Maher also responded to actress Mini Driver likening seeing a penis to rape... "This is madness," Maher said. "No one in the world would choose rape over seeing a penis." ... "We are losing the thread of thinking," he said. read more
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals... Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President... While a true mental health evaluation can only happen in person, these experts have noted there is some "increasing concern" that the President may be struggling with some mental health challenges and they recommend the President's doctor screen Trump for dementia. read more
The porn star, Stormy Daniels, has stayed silent on the salacious claims, except for a statement of denial supposedly signed by her and circulated by [Donald] Trump's personal attorney ... But on Friday night, another porn star, Alana Evans, shed some light on the matter, telling the Daily Beast that Daniels told her one day after the alleged tryst that Trump had chased her around a hotel room "in his tighty-whities." ... "All I'm going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities," Evans said her fellow porn star told her the morning after she supposedly had sex with Trump in July 2006 ... That evening, Evans said Daniels called her repeatedly, asking her to come over ... "Stormy calls me four or five times, by the last two phone calls she's with Donald and I can hear him, and he's talking through the phone to me saying, 'Oh come on Alana, let's have some fun! Let's have some fun!'" Evans said.