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New Poll Gives Ben Carson His Biggest Lead Yet

Bush sinking despite shiny new slogan

(Newser) - Last week's poll putting Ben Carson at the head of the GOP pack was no fluke: An NBC / Wall Street Journal poll gives Carson the biggest lead yet among Republican primary voters, with 29% to Donald Trump's 23%. The telephone poll of 400 voters, conducted before and... More »

An Unemotional Gary Glitter Is Handed His Sentence

Former pop star sentenced to 16 years in sex abuse case

(Newser) - Former pop star Gary Glitter today received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 70-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, showed no response as he was sentenced in London. He had been found guilty earlier this month of... More »

Yet Another BBC Host Cops to Sex Abuse

Stuart Hall, 83, admits to assaulting 13 victims

(Newser) - BBC idols continue to tumble in a continuing sex abuse investigation that's forcing the broadcaster to report on itself . The latest disgraced icon: Radio personality Stuart Hall, 83, who has admitted to 14 charges of indecent assault against girls. The youngest of his 13 victims was just nine years... More »

British Sex Abuse Probe Snares Another TV Legend

Rolf Harris, 83, suspected of 'sexual offenses'

(Newser) - A sex-scandal probe has led to the arrest of another legend of British television. British police last year launched Operation Yewtree following allegations against the late Jimmy Savile, who has since been called one of Britain's biggest-ever sex predators. Now, it's Australian-born Rolf Harris, 83, who's suspected... More »

Cops: Savile Among Biggest Sex Predators in UK History

Police say a staggering 450 victims have come forward

(Newser) - When allegations of sex abuse surfaced against the once-beloved British entertainer Jimmy Savile, police initially thought there were 25 to 50 victims, reports AP . A three-month police investigation out today shows that Savile, who died in 2011 at age 84, was a much bigger monster than that, reports the Guardian... More »

New Head of BBC: Opera Boss

Former BBC exec Tony Hall to take over amid abuse scandal

(Newser) - The disgraced BBC has appointed a new director-general: Tony Hall, a former news executive at the network who went on to lead London's Royal Opera House, the New York Times reports. It will be up to Lord Hall to bolster the BBC's reputation after multiple scandals, one involving... More »

Gary Glitter Arrested in BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

Sex offender reportedly in custody as scandal spreads

(Newser) - The sex abuse scandal that has been roiling the BBC, involving longtime children's host Jimmy Savile, has spilled over to a more notorious sex offender: Rocker Gary Glitter has been arrested this morning by London police, reports the AP , citing British media. He reportedly remains in custody. Police have... More »

Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks BBC

Broadcaster 'horrified' by claims host Jimmy Savile abused underage girls

(Newser) - The BBC has been hit by a sex abuse scandal with strong echoes of the Jerry Sandusky case. A growing number of women are coming forward with claims that they were sexually abused decades ago by eccentric TV host Jimmy Savile, who died last year at the age of 84.... More »

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