Kaitlyn Bristowe had a lot on her mind throughout Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelorette” — specifically, her very romantic date with Nick Viall in Dublin.
Kaitlyn was worried that the other men would discover that she slept with Nick in her hotel suite. When Shawn B. visited her at the end of last week’s episode, she thought she might have to address the Nick situation with him. But as we found out Monday night, Shawn just wanted to talk about where he stands with her. He asked her if she loves him; she replied, “I’m falling in love with you.”
Even so, Shawn harbored feelings of jealousy, but more on that later.
Kaitlyn turned her attention to a two-on-one date with JJ and Joe. The trio took a boat ride to an island off the coast of Ireland. During alone time with Kaitlyn, JJ confessed that three years ago he cheated on his then-wife, which he said “destroyed” his life.
Kaitlyn appreciated JJ’s honesty, but she ultimately decided to cut him loose, telling him it would be unfair of her to keep him away from his daughter if she didn’t see a future with him. However, she cautioned Joe that she needs to spend more time with him before she can evaluate their romance.
Meanwhile, Shawn continued to struggle with his relationship with Kaitlyn, telling the cameras he felt emotionally and mentally spent. He claimed that Kaitlyn previously told him off-camera that he’s the one for her. He again visited her at her suite, and admitted it was hard for him to watch her carry on romances with the other bachelors
Prior to a rose ceremony at an Irish castle, Kaitlyn vaguely alluded to mistakes she’d made, confusing the men. She asked Nick to not discuss their private moment with the others, and then had yet another chat with Shawn in which she said they should “take a step back.”
At the rose ceremony, Kaitlyn eliminated two bachelors: Tanner and Ben Z.
Afterward, Kaitlyn and Jared traveled to the famous Blarney Castle and kissed the Blarney Stone, while the other five men took a bus ride to Killarney.
Kaitlyn got settled in at the Ballyseede Castle in Kerry, where she was staying, when host Chris Harrison stopped by. He informed her of a new wrinkle in the show’s format: she’ll have to narrow the field down to three men, then have overnight dates in Ireland before selecting the final two for hometown visits.
With the stakes raised, Kaitlyn had a one-on-one date with Chris “Cupcake.” They enjoyed a helicopter ride, landing near the Cliffs of Moher, where they set up a picnic. There was no rose on the line, but it was still the end of the line for Chris.
Kaitlyn broke down in tears, telling Chris, “I just don’t know if I see us being together forever and I don’t want to lead anyone on.” She walked away from him and they both sobbed, ending the episode on a sad note.
“The Bachelorette” continues next Monday on ABC with Kaitlyn coming clean to the men about her night with Nick.
On 8 September 2014, Clarence House announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting the birth of their second child. On 20 October 2014, Kensington Palace announced that the baby was expected in April 2015.
On 2 May 2015, at 08:34 BST, the Duchess gave birth to a daughter who weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces (3.71 kg) at St Mary’s Hospital, London. The Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth. The baby was delivered naturally by midwives Arona Ahmed and Jacquie Dunkley-Bent, with doctors Alan Farthing, surgeon–gynaecologist to the Duke’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II; Guy Thorpe-Beeston, an expert in high-risk pregnancies and surgeon-gynaecologist of the Royal Household; Sunit Godambe, consultant neonatalogist at the hospital; and Huw Thomas, physician to the Queen; Farthing, Thorpe-Beeston and Godambe were also present at the birth of the Cambridges’ first child, Prince George, in 2013. The baby was shown to the public for the first time outside the hospital with her parents, less than 10 hours after she was born.
Dennis Hastert sexually abused a student who had worked as his equipment manager while Hastert coached a high school wrestling team, the student’s sister tells ABC News.
It’s the first name that’s emerged as an alleged victim of abuse at the hands of the former House Speaker since Hastert was indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed person to “cover up past misconduct.”
1970 yearbook picture of Dennis Hastert and alleged sexual assault victim Steven Reinboldt
Jolene Burdge said in the interview that she found out about Hastert’s misconduct when her older brother Steven Reinboldt, who died in 1995, told her in 1979, years after leaving school, that he was gay.
“I asked him, when was your first same sex experience. He looked at me and said, ‘It was with Dennis Hastert,'” Burdge, whose maiden name is Reinboldt, told ABC News. “I was stunned.”
1970 yearbook picture of Dennis Hastert and alleged sexual assault victim Steven Reinboldt
He didn’t tell anyone, he said, because “Who is ever going to believe me?” Burdge recounted.
Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach in Yorkville, Illinois between 1965 and 1981 before entering politics.
Burdge said Hastert had “plenty of opportunities to be alone” with her brother because he was frequently around during wrestling meets, and was also a member of an Explorers troop that Hastert ran. At one point, Hastert took the group on a trip to the Bahamas.
“[Steven Reinboldt] was there after everything because he did the laundry, the uniforms. So he was there by himself with [Hastert],” Burdge said.
It’s unclear whether Steven Reinboldt is related to the charges in the current indictment against Hastert, however, as that outlines an agreement with an unidentified individual that began with meetings in 2010.
“During the 2010 meetings and subsequent discussions, Hastert agreed to provide Individual A $3.5 million in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against Individual A,” according to the indictment. Jolene Reinbolt told ABC that she did not know who “individual A” is.
Burdge says her brother passed away of AIDS in 1995, and she maintains she never asked Hastert for money. Burdge did say she was contacted by the FBI two weeks ago asking to speak with her about Hastert.
Burdge said she tried to alert news organizations about Hastert in 2006, including ABC. ABC News said it didn’t run with the reporting because it lacked corroborating evidence.
A federal law enforcement official confirmed to CNN last week that the indictment was pertaining to a former student, who was a male and a minor when the alleged abuse took place. Federal law enforcement officials also said that investigators decided not to pursue a possible extortion case in the matter.
Hastert and the FBI declined to comment to ABC on the report.
WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died of brain cancer, his father announced on Saturday. The younger Mr. Biden was 46.
In a statement Saturday night, the vice president said: “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.”
“In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.”
In 2010, the younger Mr. Biden, known as Beau, had suffered what officials described as a mild stroke. Three years later, he was admitted to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after what White House officials described at the time as “an episode of disorientation and weakness.”
Officials said in 2013 that the doctors in Texas had removed a small lesion from his brain.
Mr. Biden’s death marks a second tragic loss for the vice president, whose first wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972 when the station wagon they were driving in to go Christmas shopping was hit by a tractor-trailer. Beau Biden and his brother, Hunter, were also injured in the crash, but both survived.
A popular Democratic politician in his home state who was known to be very close to his father, Mr. Biden served two terms as Delaware’s top law enforcement official before announcing last year that he would not run for a third term so he could make a bid for governor in 2016.
“What started as a thought — a very persistent thought — has now become a course of action that I wish to pursue,” Mr. Biden wrote in an open letter to his constituents in April 2014.
As recently as late February, some Delaware politicians close to Mr. Biden told news organizations that they still believed Mr. Biden planned to run for governor in 2016.
But Mr. Biden’s health had apparently declined in recent weeks, and he was taken to Walter Reed on May 20.
A handsome, energetic politician whose broad smile mirrored that of his father, Mr. Biden appeared to be a natural to follow his father’s path toward national political success.
A lawyer by training, Mr. Biden joined the Delaware National Guard in 2003, serving as a major in the Judge Advocate General Corps. His unit was deployed to Iraq in 2008, while his father was running for vice president.
“One of my earliest memories was being in that hospital, Dad always at our side. We, not the Senate, were all he cared about,” Mr. Biden said. “He decided not to take the oath of office. He said, ‘Delaware can get another senator, but my boys can’t get another father.’ However, great men like Ted Kennedy, Mike Mansfield, Hubert Humphrey — men who had been tested themselves — convinced him to serve. So he was sworn in, in the hospital, at my bedside.”
Many in Delaware expected Mr. Biden to run for his father’s Senate seat after the 2008 election, but the younger Biden, who was elected attorney general in 2006, declined, saying he was still needed in his state as he pressed ahead on a major child molestation case his agency was pursuing against a pediatrician.
“I have a duty to fulfill as attorney general, and the immediate need to focus on a case of great consequence. And that is what I must do.”
Instead, he ran for re-election in 2010, serving a second term before deciding to seek higher office.
Mr. Biden is survived by his wife, Hallie, and two children.
President Obama said in a statement that he was grieving for the vice president and his family.
“For all that Beau Biden achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder, nothing made him happier, nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family,” Mr. Obama said. “Just like his dad.”
Mr. Obama called the vice president “one of the strongest men” he had ever known and offered a quote from the poet, William Butler Yeats. “I have believed the best of every man,” Yeats wrote, “and find that to believe it is enough to make a bad man show him at his best or even a good man swing his lantern higher.”
“Beau Biden believed the best of us all. For him, and for his family, we swing our lanterns higher.”
George Pataki made it official Thursday, stressing his three terms as New York governor in announcing he would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
“I was a Republican governor in a very deep blue state,” Pataki said in a video posted along with his campaign website.
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Pataki has his work cut out for him in a Republican field that will likely have more than a dozen candidates; he barely registers in a new Quinnipiac Poll of GOP candidates.
In his video, Pataki said he would work to reduce the size and power ofgovernment, ease the nation’s political divisions and improve national security; he cited his experience as governor in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
“If we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again,” Pataki said in a video.
Pataki has a kickoff campaign event Thursday in New Hampshire.
On paper, Pataki’s credentials are impressive. He defeated liberal icon Mario Cuomo in 1994 to win the first of his three terms as governor of New York, one of the nation’s largest, and bluest, states.
But his bid is unquestionably a long shot. He didn’t register at all in a Fox News poll taken earlier this month among likely GOP primary voters, and he’s largely been off the national stage since exiting the governor’s office at the end of 2006.
He’s even taken to making self-deprecating cracks about his status within the Republican presidential field. At a town hall in New Hampshire earlier this year, an attendee suggested he was a “second-tier kind of candidate.” According to The Daily Beast, Pataki deadpanned: “You are moving me up, then!”
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This is not the first time Pataki, 69, has considered a presidential run. He mulled but ultimately passed on White House bids in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
Pataki has touted his ability to win states where Republicans have not traditionally fared well, but his more moderate stances on issues such as abortion will be tough to overcome among more conservative GOP primary voters.