The FBI and NFL security said on Monday that they found a jersey stolen from the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady after his team won the Super Bowl last month in Mexico. >> Read more trending stories Along with the jersey, worn during Brady during Super Bowl LI, authorities also recovered a second jersey worn by Brady during the Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl XLIV victory against the Seattle Seahawks, NFL officials said in a statement. “The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” according to the NFL. Houston police Chief Art Acevedo praised his department’s work in finding the jersey, which was traced to Mexico. Diario La Presna, the newspaper of the Mexican Editorial Organization, said on Twitter that the case involved the former director of the newspaper. A statement on the connection was expected Monday. Few details were immediately available in the investigation. The story made headlines across the country after Brady noticed his jersey was missing from the locker room after the historic Super Bowl win. “I put it in my bag and then came out and it wasn’t there anymore,” Brady said at the time. “So it’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia. So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know. Try to track that down.” The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
It’s Tuesday. My favorite day of the week. Because tacos. The rumors are true - I love tacos. Crispy tacos. Soft tacos. Beef tacos. Chicken tacos. Even shrimp tacos. They’re all my favorites. But what does Tuesday have to do with tacos? At some point in our US culinary culture, someone put the word “taco” in front of “Tuesday” and created a benchmark dietary staple on a memorable day with a nice alliteration for the title - Taco Tuesday! But, don’t plan on using that for a theme for your new taco business, lest you have a strong legal team. While most people know about Taco Tuesday, they’re considerably less aware of who actually OWNS the ‘Taco Tuesday’ copyright. And that distinction belongs to Wyoming-based restaurant Taco John’s. (app users can see tweet here) (app users can see Facebook post here) We’ve even found what we’re told is the very first ‘Taco Tuesday’ radio commercial from Taco John’s. Behold: (app users can hear the commercial here) Priceonomics has an entire report on the history of ‘Taco Tuesday,’ that starts with this piece of startling information for a restaurant owner who dared use “taco Tuesday” as a promotion: When the owners of the Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant received a cease and desist letter demanding they stop holding Taco Tuesdays, they thought it was a joke. For almost a decade, the restaurant had sold $2 tacos on Tuesday night. Other restaurants and bars in the area had similar promotions, and in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, Taco Tuesday specials are as plentiful as yoga classes. But the author of the letter claimed that “Taco Tuesday” was a federally registered trademark that belonged to Taco John’s, a chain of around 400 Mexican-style fast food restaurants. And as Old Fashioned manager Jennifer DeBolt told the local Cap Times, they quickly realized that “the law firm is completely legit.” So, like hundreds of restaurant owners and managers who have received letters from Taco John’s lawyers in the last two decades, they stopped using the term Taco Tuesday.
A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife is being withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida. Attorneys for 61 Pulse victims and family members of those killed filed the lawsuit in state court in Palm Beach County on Monday. The change in venues was made just days after a federal judge said in an order that he doubted federal court was the proper jurisdiction for the case. The lawsuit claims Omar Mateen's employer, security firm G4S, and the wife of Mateen, could have stopped the gunman before the attack last June but didn't. Forty-nine people died in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history, and dozens more were injured.
Orlando and Orange County officials want the first anniversary next June of the Pulse nightclub massacre to be marked with acts of love and kindness. Elected officials on Monday said that June 12 officially would be dedicated as 'Orlando United Day - A Day of Love and Kindness.' Officials also announced a series of events planned throughout the day on June 12. An exhibit of artwork collected from memorial sites set up around Orlando after the massacre will be shown at the Orange County History Center, followed by a memorial service at the site of the former gay nightclub. Another memorial ceremony will be held in the evening around downtown Orlando's Lake Eola. Forty-nine people died in the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history; dozens more were injured.
It will be another day in court for accused murderer Markeith Loyd on Tuesday. The judge could make a decision about whether Loyd needs not only a full psychological evaluation, but an attorney. Markeith Loyd murder case controversy continues with new court filings Scott doubles down on decision to remove Ayala from Loyd's case Chief Mina 'extremely upset' over decision to not seek death penalty in… The Public Defender’s office has already said it has a conflict and is out, and the Office of Criminal Conflict is up next to bat. That office also said there could be an issue, which means the chief judge may appoint a private attorney as stand-by counsel. “The best course of action is that you appoint a seasoned, stand-by counsel whether or not Markeith Loyd wants it or not,” said WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer. But there are only a few who can take over the case. The options for attorneys are all death-penalty certified, and are on a rotation. In Loyd’s case, two attorneys could be appointed, and one will be a seasoned lawyer. Legal analysts say there are a few likely on a shorter list. “In a case like this, the court is going to err, they are going to err on the side of caution,” said Sheaffer. Taxpayers will have to pay for one of the attorneys if it comes to that.
The various stages of political grief associated with the race for President were again on display in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, as Republicans of all stripes tried to figure out the best way to deal with Donald Trump’s rise to presumptive nominee of the GOP.
For some, the answer was obvious – Trump is a better choice than anything the Democrats can offer.
“Even if Donald Trump brings chaos to this party, that’s better than Hillary Clinton bringing destruction to this Constitution,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).
For others, the answer was also to support Trump, but with a different twist.
“He is clearly left of Hillary Clinton on foreign policy,” said Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), who bluntly told reporters that he believes Trump will govern “center-left” if elected.
“But what overrides everything is who I believe Hillary Clinton will appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Salmon told reporters after a closed door meeting of House Republicans.
In that meeting, Speaker Paul Ryan tried to stress unity, playing down the idea that his meeting on Thursday with Donald Trump was going to be a big showdown, a preview to an extended intraparty slug fest for the GOP.
“The goal here is to unify the various wings of the party,” said Speaker Paul Ryan.
“I don’t really know him,” Ryan told reporters about his past dealings with Trump. “I met him once in person in 2012. We had a very good conversation in March on the phone.”
And for many other Republican lawmakers, it’s a similar story – they don’t know much about Trump – and some are worried about his commitment to conservative GOP goals and issues.
“It isn’t going to be the flipping of a toggle switch,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has joined other Republicans in questioning Trump’s conservative bona fides.
“I’ve got some time to work this thing over, and so do many others. I think it’s an incremental process,” as King grudgingly acknowledged it would be better to support Trump than to have Clinton elected in November.
“Certainly he’s got my vote,” Rep. Jodi Hice (R-GA), a strong social conservative, said about Trump. “I want him to have my full support, and we’ll know more about whether he gets that after the meeting” with Speaker Ryan.
But other social conservatives were still struggling with the idea of Trump as the GOP standard bearer in November, seeing little positive in how Trump conducts himself.
“I can’t get comfortable with a candidate if I’m worried about what he’ll say in front of my 9 year old that’s vulgar and crass,” said Rep Tim Huelskamp R-KS.
“I cannot have him in front of the television with what Donald Trump has been saying,” Huelskamp added.
In his Thursday visit to Capitol Hill, Trump is slated to meet only with leaders of the GOP – not the rank and file. Some say that needs to change in order to bring better unity.
“I would like to see him set up a meeting with all of us, and kind of clear this up before Cleveland,” said Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL).
Asked if he would support Trump, Webster gave what’s become a familiar answer from some Republicans, where they pledge to support Trump, but never actually say his name.
“I’m voting for the nominee,” Webster told me, as reporters mobbed almost every Republican walking through the basement corridors of the Capitol.
“I may disagree with some things that Trump has said, I disagree a lot more with the things Hillary Clinton has done,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).
The final stage of grief is often labeled as “Acceptance” – that may take a little time for some Republicans in Congress when dealing with Trump, but it seems are number of GOP lawmakers are already on the way to that type of decision, which can be boiled down to one simple statement.