Megan Renninger and the Northern Burlington defense felt the field tilt drastically toward them in the final 30 minutes but didn’t back down.
Trevor Bauer, the former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who won the National League Cy Young Award in 2020, and a woman who accused him of beating and sexually assaulting her in 2021 have settled their legal dispute, his attorneys said Monday.
“Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill have settled all outstanding litigation,” Jon Fetterolf and Shawn Holley, Bauer’s attorneys, said in a statement. “Both of their respective claims have been withdrawn with prejudice, effective today. Mr. Bauer did not make — and never has made — any payments to Ms. Hill, including to resolve their litigation.
“With this matter now at rest, Mr. Bauer can focus completely on baseball.”
The 32-year-old adamantly denied the allegations against him throughout the entire process. He was placed on administrative leave by MLB in July 2021 after the initial allegations were made.
The woman accused Bauer of assaulting her on two different occasions at his home in Pasadena, California, during what she said began as consensual sexual encounters. Bauer maintained the encounters were consensual. Prosecutors declined to file charges in the case.
MLB initially suspended Bauer 324 games, but the ban was reduced to 194 games by an independent arbitrator in December. No major league team picked him up, but Bauer managed to continue his career in Japan. He was 10-4 with a 2.76 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 19 games with the Yokohama DeNa Baystars.
Bauer sued the woman and she countersued. Their settlement called for no exchange of money between the parties. The woman will receive a separate $300,000 from her insurance company, her attorney Jesse Kaplan said in a letter to Bauer’s lawyers.
The payment is independent of her settlement with Bauer. The pitcher’s attorneys never spoke to any insurance company in the course of the legal process, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital.
As the settlement crossed the wire, Bauer released a video talking about the ordeal and revealed damning messages from the woman to her friends.
“‘Next victim. Star pitcher for the Dodgers,'” Bauer said in the video. “A text Lindsey Hill sent to a friend before she ever even met me. ‘What should I steal?’ she asked another, in reference to visiting my house for the first time. The answer? ‘Take his money.’ So how might that work? ‘I’m going to his house Wednesday.’ she said, ‘I already have my hooks in. you know how I roll.’ Then, after the first time we met, “Net worth is 51 mil” she said. ‘b—h, you better secure the bag’, was the response.
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“But how was she going to do that? ‘Need daddy to choke me out,’ she said. ‘being an absolute whore to try to get in on his 51 million,’ read another text. Then, after the second time we met, former [San Diego] Padres pitcher Jacob Nix told her ‘you gotta get this bag.’ ‘I’ll give you 50,000’ Lindsey replied. Her AA sponsor asked her at one point, ‘do you feel a tiny bit guilty?’ ‘Not really,’ she replied.”
Bauer said the messages he talked about in the clip were “deliberately and unlawfully concealed from me and my legal team.” He said a separate video that showed the woman in his bed didn’t have any marks on her face. The Daily Mail first reported the video in September 2022.
The woman’s request for a domestic violence restraining order was denied. Bauer then sued her, which led to her countersuing.
“Quite frankly, regardless of the outcome in court, I’ve paid significantly more in legal fees than Lindsey Hill could ever pay me in her entire life, and I knew that would be the case going in,” Bauer said in the video. “But the lawsuit was never about the money for me. It was the only way for me to obtain critical information to clear my name.
“Now over the last two years, I’ve been forced to defend my integrity and my reputation in a very public setting, but hopefully this is the last time I have to do so, as I’d prefer to just remain focused on doing my job, winning baseball games and entertaining fans around the world. So today I’m happy to be moving on with my life.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Monday filed a long-expected motion to vacate against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that if successful will strip the California Republican of his speakership. “Pursuant to clause two A1 of Rule nine, I rise to give notice of my intent to raise a question of the privileges of the House,” Gaetz…
A manhunt is underway in Texas for a man wanted for allegedly shooting and killing two men, while injuring a third, and police fear the suspect could be fleeing the country.
The Fort Worth Police Department said Juan Armando Gallardo has a warrant out for his arrest, on charges of capital murder.
The warrant was issued after an investigation into the shooting, which took place on House Street, which is located in the eastern portion of the city.
On the night of Sept. 30, Gallardo is accused of shooting three men, two of whom died as a result of their injuries.
The Dallas Morning News reported that police said one victim died at the scene and another died at the hospital.
The third victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
Police have not released the ages or names of the victims.
The investigation led detectives to believe the shooting was unprovoked.
Now, detectives said they believe Gallardo has already fled, or is currently fleeing to Mexico.
Police ask anyone with information about Gallardo’s location or destination to contact Detective Scones at 817-392-4404.
The investigation into the matter is ongoing.
I’m Fighting For Taxpayers: Gaetz
I know who my bosses are. They aren’t the special interests in Washington, it isn’t party leadership, it’s my voters in Florida.
Earlier this month, I sat down with some of my bosses in Destin, Florida for a podcast they host in their driveway. I was there to be held accountable. Congress has yet to achieve the things voters are asking for like term limits and a balanced budget.
That’s what this fight in Congress is all about. It’s about making sure the promises we’ve made to voters are fulfilled. The Speaker made promises to me and other lawmakers in January, and I want to hold him to account. To be specific, that agreement includes a vote on term limits, a vote on a balanced budget amendment, single subject spending bills, and the full release of the January 6 tapes.
This isn’t about politics or personality. It’s about sticking to our word, and getting our nation back on track.
In Joe Biden’s America, families are having to pinch pennies, so Congress should too. Politicians that have spent decades running up America’s deficit are taking this personally.
Rep. John Carter, who has been on the appropriations committee since 2005, recently attacked me as an “idiot” to a reporter. Okay. What’s idiotic is that our nation’s national debt has increased more than $25 trillion since 2005.
Some people are desperate to make a policy battle personal, because their policy failures are personally embarrassing.
We have to stop the fiscal insanity in Washington and get our spending under control. I’m not voting for a continuing resolution that funds Jack Smith’s election interference, dangerous chaos on the southern border, and money for the endless war in Ukraine.
Just think about what it means for Congress to govern by Continuing Resolution. Every time we vote for a continuing resolution, we make no changes in policy or spending. It’s a vote to continue the status quo. If that’s all Congress is going to do, just replace us with AI bots, because we aren’t doing anything. The hearings are fun, but it’s the budgets where real policy changes are made.
Moody’s chief economist recently said that the typical American household is spending $709 a month more than they were two years ago just to buy the same goods and services. That’s nearly $9,000 per year being stolen from Americans through the hidden tax of inflation.
Americans literally cannot afford Washington’s reckless spending. Politicians in Washington DC – on both sides of the aisle – are robbing the American people and their grandchildren to pay for war in Ukraine, drag queen shows in Ecuador, an open border, free stuff for illegal immigrants, and the Biden Department of Justice’s illegal election interference.
I came to Washington to be a voice for my voters and fix this once great nation. I’m not here to empower the Democrats’ radical agenda. I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit by and do nothing while greed and corruption destroys our great nation.
Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) represents the 1st Congressional District of Florida. He is a member of the 117th Congress currently serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mon, 10/02/2023 – 21:00
A Ohio high school homecoming queen candidate died suddenly last week during the festivities prior to a football game, school officials said.
Breanne McKean, 17, a senior at Mapleton High School in Ashland, died Friday due to a “medical emergency,” Mapleton Local Schools said.
“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the McKean family, friends and the Mapleton community,” the district said on social media.
Tim McKean, Mapleton’s high school athletic director, told ABC News 5 that his daughter passed away at Ashland Hospital. He said she “was everything to us” and lettered in multiple sports, including volleyball, basketball and softball.
The football game between Mapleton and South Central high school was suspended at halftime and the teams and students were notified of what happened, the district said.
The homecoming dance scheduled for Sept. 30 was canceled and all Mapleton athletic events have been canceled through Wednesday.
McKean’s cause of death has not been determined.
Federal court rules against ACLU, lets South Carolina continue working with faith-based foster care agencies
A federal court ruled in two cases Friday that religious foster agencies in South Carolina could remain open and continue their work partnering with the state to serve children in need.
In Rogers v. Health and Human Services and Maddonna v. Health and Human Services, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina decided that it is constitutional for South Carolina to work with faith-based foster care organizations to help children find homes.
The state of South Carolina works directly with families seeking to foster and adopt children in crisis situations and also partners with numerous private agencies that help find and support families for foster children in need of a safe place to live.
The ruling came down against the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who sued the HHS and Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in 2019 to try to stop the state from working with religious organizations in South Carolina.
In 2018, McMaster issued an executive order that protected the faith-based organizations and their constitutionally protected freedoms. However, the ACLU recruited individuals to sue South Carolina over the inclusion of faith-based agencies, like Miracle Hill, that only serve those who share their religious beliefs.
In both legal opinions, the court pointed out that those who sued the state “could [have] foster[ed] the same children at any of the twenty-six other private agencies in the State.”
“These two rulings from the U.S. District Court represent significant wins for religious liberty and South Carolina’s faith-based organizations like Miracle Hill, which will be able to continue their crucial mission of connecting children in foster care with loving homes,” McMaster said in a statement following the ruling. “These victories will directly benefit countless children by further ensuring that faith-based organizations will not be forced to abandon their beliefs to help provide critical services to our state’s youth.”
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represented the faith-based organizations in court, celebrated the ruling as a major victory for religious freedom.
“This is a major victory for the children in South Carolina’s foster care system who were at risk of losing out on loving homes,” Lori Windham, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, said. “The attempt to shutter faith-based foster care agencies and decrease the number of foster homes for these kids violated the law and common sense. We are glad that South Carolina stood up for foster children and faith-based agencies and that the court protected them.”
The ruling looked at precedent established by the Supreme Court in 2021 in Fulton v. Philadelphia, a unanimous decision that found Catholic Social Services’ had a constitutional right to stay faithful to its religious beliefs while still serving foster children in Philadelphia.
The ACLU and Americans United could appeal both decisions to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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First October storm to break the heat after blasting western, central US with snow, severe weather, heavy rain
Millions of Americans are experiencing the last taste of summer this week with record-breaking temperatures being reported in several cities across the US.
“It’s Broken”: Bill Clinton Now Opposes NYC “Sanctuary City” Laws As Migrant Crisis Spirals Out-Of-Control
“It’s Broken”: Bill Clinton Now Opposes NYC “Sanctuary City” Laws As Migrant Crisis Spirals Out-Of-Control
Former President Bill Clinton acknowledged Sunday that New York City’s ultra-progressive “Right to Shelter law” needs to be amended due to the migrant crisis. The open southern border policy started by the Biden administration two years ago was championed by Democrats, but now, many have ‘U-Turned’ and reversed their position on “Sanctuary City.”
“Gov. [Kathy] Hochul thinks it should be modified, and it probably should under the circumstances,” Clinton told host John Catsimatidis on 77 WABC radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” show. He added the migrant crisis spreading across US cities is not a good look for Democrats.
Clinton argued that NYC’s “Right to Shelter” law needs to be changed as tens of thousands of migrants flooded the city this year after crossing the southern border with Mexico.
“It’s broken. We need to fix it… It doesn’t make any sense,” Clinton said of the law.
“They come here, and we’re supposed to shelter people who can’t get work permits for six months. We need to change that,” he added.
“They ought to work. They need to begin working, paying taxes and paying their way. Most of these people have no interest in being on welfare,” Clinton said.
Days ago, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, chief advisor to Mayor Eric Adams, said NYC should not be responsible for housing migrants on the right to shelter laws in the state.
Clinton, like many other Democrats, is reversing course on Sanctuary City laws because the writing is on the wall that voters are fed up with the migrant crisis.
JUST IN: Former president Bill Clinton now opposes New York City being a “Sanctuary City” as the migrant crisis continues to spiral out of control.
Being a virtue signaler was easy when you didn’t actually have to deal with the consequences.
During an interview, Clinton argued… pic.twitter.com/dZrCKHk2Ym
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 1, 2023
Responding to the post above, Elon Musk said, “They did literally ask for it.”
They did literally ask for it
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2023
In a separate post, Musk asked: “If New York is already buckling under the load and has run out of room, what will the situation be like a year from now?” He said, “The open border policy started under Biden two years ago. That policy was not in place under Obama, and Gov Hochul is Democrat not Republican, so this is not some D vs R political battle – it is specific to the current administration.”
If New York is already buckling under the load and has run out of room, what will the situation be like a year from now?
The open border policy started under Biden two years ago. That policy was not in place under Obama, and Gov Hochul is Democrat not Republican, so this is not… https://t.co/pEB0rClKRG
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2023
Musk noted over the weekend, “US Border Patrol just reported the highest number of recorded illegal immigrants in history at over 260,000 this month.”
US Border Patrol just reported the highest number of recorded illegal immigrants in history at over 260,000 this month.
The full number, including unrecorded, may be over half a million per month, which is the population of Wyoming. https://t.co/KHekAFBBMI
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 30, 2023
Mayor Adams warned last month that the migrant crisis will ‘destroy NYC’ and slammed the Biden administration for doing nothing about the problem they created.
Even the liberals on The View don’t want migrants anymore
JUST IN: The ‘loving and tolerant’ co-hosts of The View say migrants need to be kicked out of New York City before blaming the migrant crisis on “global warming and climate change.”
You can’t write comedy better than this.
“They need to be resettled elsewhere. They need to… pic.twitter.com/AxV5O8w0Ia
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 8, 2023
These migrants that Democrats welcomed into the US with open arms will be in for a cold awakening with the upcoming winter in NYC.
As the mayor said, New York is running out of hotel rooms, so what’s next? https://t.co/2JABfKEAX3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2023
So what’s next?
Mon, 10/02/2023 – 20:40
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to send a multinational armed force to Haiti led by Kenya to help combat violent gangs, marking the first time in almost 20 years that a force is deployed to the troubled Caribbean country.
The resolution drafted by the U.S. and Ecuador was approved with 13 votes in favor and two abstentions from China and the Russia Federation.
The resolution authorizes the force to deploy for one year, with a review after nine months. The vote was held nearly a year after Haiti’s prime minister requested the immediate deployment of an armed force, which is expected to quell a surge in gang violence and restore security so Haiti can hold long-delayed elections.
“More than just a simple vote, this is in fact an expression of solidarity with a population in distress,” said Jean Victor Généus, Haiti’s foreign affairs minister. “It’s a glimmer of hope for the people who have been suffering for too long.”
A deployment date has not been set, although U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently said a security mission to Haiti could deploy “in months.”
Meanwhile, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Mutua, said last week that the force could deploy within two to three months, or possibly early January. He also noted that key officers are being taught French.
It wasn’t immediately clear how big the force would be. Kenya’s government has previously proposed sending 1,000 police officers. In addition, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda also have pledged to send personnel.
“With this action, the council has ignited a beacon of hope for the beleaguered people of Haiti,” said Martin Kimani, Kenya’s U.N. ambassador.
Last month, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden promised to provide logistics and $100 million to support the Kenyan-led force.
Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian Federation’s U.N. ambassador, said he did not have any objections in principle to the resolution, but said that sending an armed force to a country even at its request “is an extreme measure that must be thought through.”
He said multiple requests for details including the use of force and when it would be withdrawn “went unanswered” and criticized what he said was a rushed decision. “Authorizing another use of force in Haiti … is short-sighted” without the details sought by the Russian Federation, he said.
China’s U.N. Ambassador, Zhang Jun, said he hopes countries leading the mission will hold in-depth consultations with Haitian officials on the deployment of the security force and explained his opposition to the resolution.
“Without a legitimate, effective, and responsible government in place, any external support can hardly have any lasting effects,” he said, adding that a consensus for a transition is urgently needed as well as a “feasible and credible” timetable. “Regrettably, the resolution just adopted fails to send the strongest signal in that regard.”
Généus, Haiti’s foreign affairs minister, said he’s grateful the resolution was approved because a foreign armed force is essential but noted that it’s “not enough.”
“Socioeconomic development must be taken into account to take care of extreme poverty,” he said, adding that it was the source of many of Haiti’s problems and has created fertile ground for the recruitment of young people by gangs.
About 60% of Haiti’s more than 11 million people earn less than $2 a day, with poverty deepening further in recent years as inflation spikes.
The deployment of an armed force is expected to restore peace and security to Haiti so it also can hold long-awaited general elections that have been repeatedly promised by Prime Minister Ariel Henry after the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
Haiti lost its last democratically elected institution in January after the terms of 10 remaining senators expired, leaving not a single lawmaker in the country’s House or Senate. Meanwhile, Henry has been ruling the country with the backing of the international community.
The president of the U.N. Security Council, Brazil’s Sérgio França, noted that without a Haitian political solution based on free, transparent and fair elections, “no aid will guarantee lasting success.”
International intervention in Haiti has a complicated history. A U.N.-approved stabilization mission to Haiti that started in June 2004 was marred by a sexual abuse scandal and the introduction of cholera. The mission ended in October 2017.
Critics of Monday’s approved Kenyan-led mission also have noted that police in the east Africa country have long been accused of using torture, deadly force and other abuses. Top Kenyan officials visited Haiti in August as part of a reconnaissance mission as the U.S. worked on a draft of the resolution.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., told reporters that the resolution contains strong accountability and vetting language and that she’s confident Kenya will be able to carry out the mission.
“I can assure you the U.S. will engage on these issues very, very aggressively,” she said. “We’ve learned from mistakes of the past.”
Tuesday’s vote comes nearly a year after Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry and 18 top government officials requested the immediate deployment of a foreign armed force as the government struggled to control gangs amid a surge in killings, rapes and kidnappings.
From January 1 until Aug. 15, more than 2,400 people in Haiti were reported killed, more than 950 kidnapped and another 902 injured, according to the most recent U.N. statistics. More than 200,000 others also have lost their homes as rival gangs warring to control more territory pillage communities.
Among those left homeless is Nicolas Jean-Pierre, 32, who had to flee his house with his partner and two children and now lives in a cramped school serving as a makeshift shelter with others like him. Meanwhile, he sent his family to temporarily live in the southern coastal city of Les Cayes to keep them safe. Jean-Pierre said he would like the foreign armed force to be based in his neighborhood “so I can have a life again.”
“The sooner they get here, the better it will be,” said Jean-Pierre, who is desperately seeking work after gangs burned down the garage where he used to work as a mechanic.
U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan thanked Kenya and other nations who have pledged to join the mission, saying it would bring much-needed help to Haiti’s population.
“We have taken an important step today, but our work to support the people of Haiti is not done,” he said, adding that the mission should be deployed swiftly and safely.