A sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey is being reviewed by The Los Angeles County District Attorney. This comes six months after Spacey was accused of making a sexual advance on actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was only 14 years old. The recent sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey were "shocking" and "heart-wrenching," Mena Suvari, Spacey's "American Beauty" co-star, said on Tuesday. "I think with everything that I've been seeing that everyone's been going through, it's shocking," Suvari said in an interview with Megyn Kelly. "It's important to focus on the conversation that's happening and the healing, the victims -- the right thing that's to come out of this," Suvari went on to say.
In September, 2011, I met General James Mattis, then in charge of U.S. Central Command, at its headquarters, in Tampa, Florida. Central Command directs American military forces in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The General's staff had agreed to allow me to travel with him on an extensive tour of "the sandbox," as American military officers sometimes call the region. The itinerary was the sort that a travel agent on hallucinogens might propose: Tampa-Amman-Cairo-Doha-Abu Dhabi-Islamabad-Kabul, plus a final stopover in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. I would be the only reporter on his plane for eight days or so.
Asian stock markets mostly rose Monday despite disappointing Chinese factory data and last week's Wall Street decline. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.2 percent to 2,833.48 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.1 percent to 19,924.00. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 16,459.75 and Seoul's Kospi was unchanged at 1,966.16. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.5 percent to 5,353.90 and benchmarks in Taiwan, New Zealand, Singapore and Manila also gained. India's Sensex declined 0.1 percent to 23,453.93 and Jakarta also retreated.