Jerry Van Dyke, comedian, actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, died Friday afternoon at his Arkansas home at the age of 86. Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, confirmed her husband's death to TMZ. Shirley said her husband's health began deteriorating after they were both involved in a car accident two years earlier. TMZ reported Dick Van Dyke visited his brother at his home during the holidays. Jerry Van Dyke was a well-known comedian who performed at various military bases and appeared on television programs. The comedian made his debut on his brother's hit show, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and also appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Judy Garland Show." read more
ESPN has parted ways with former NFL stars Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after conducting an investigation into alleged sexual harassment against the two radio hosts, it confirmed to CNNMoney Friday afternoon. The alleged harassment occurred while McNabb and Davis worked for the NFL Network, before they joined ESPN. They were named in a lawsuit against the NFL Network, which accused several men of repeated sexual harassment. The suit was brought forth in December by Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist at the NFL Network. According to the suit, Davis allegedly slid his hand between Cantor's legs, grabbed her, rubbed up against her and made lewd comments to her. Cantor alleges that when she once slapped his hand away he aggressively told her never to push his hand away again. McNabb allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to Cantor.
(CNN)Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter. The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for donations to the charity's coffers, as well as whether tax-exempt funds were misused, the official said. The investigation, led by the FBI field office in Little Rock, Arkansas, is being overseen by the US attorney's office in the state, according to the source. The inquiry was first reported by the The Hill, which cited law enforcement sources and a witness who was interviewed.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow will fall along the Southeast on Wednesday -- and lead the way for a brutal winter storm that is expected to strengthen rapidly as it moves toward the Northeast. It could be the first time in years that some portions of the Southeast have snow. Residents in Tallahassee, Florida, are expecting up to an inch of snow and ice on Wednesday, but the city has not had measurable snowfall since 1989, said CNN meteorologist Michael Guy. Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency Tuesday for 28 Georgia counties in the coastal region ahead of the storm. Authorities are urging people to stay home as millions of people in the eastern half of the US face below and near freezing temperatures Wednesday. Many schools canceled classes and government offices closed across the Florida panhandle and along the entire east coast shoreline.
A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. At the end of the Great Depression, about a quarter of American adults formed New Year's resolutions. At the start of the 21st century, about 40% did. In fact, according to the American Medical Association [(AMA)], approximately 40% to 50% of Americans participate in the New Year's resolution tradition from the 1995 Epcot and 1985 Gallop Polls  A study found 46% of participants who made common New Year's resolutions (e.g. weight loss, exercise programs, quitting smoking) were likely to succeed, over ten times as much as those who decided to make life changes at other times of the year.