USC Ousts Head Football Coach Clay Helton

Share this article:USC head football coach Clay Helton was fired Monday, with university Athletic Director Mike Bohn calling him “one of the finest human beings I have met in the industry” but saying he believes the team will have a greater chance of success this season under new leadership. The firing comes two days after the 15th-ranked Trojans suffered a 42-28 loss to unranked Stanford in front of a stunned crowd at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Bohn said Assistant Coach Donte Williams will lead the team for the rest of the season. “This season is just getting started and we have the opportunity to really do something special with this team and this program,” Bohn said. “Donte is an experienced and well-respected coach who is renowned for his ability to develop relationships with student-athletes, and I appreciate his willingness to take on this challenge. We still have control of our own destiny in the Pac-12 Conference, a tremendously talented group of student-athletes, and complete faith in the phenomenal assistant coaches and outstanding support staff in the John McKay Center.” Bohn said a national search will…

USC football coach Clay Helton fired following loss to Stanford

After years of unfulfilled promises and festering frustration over the direction of its underachieving football program, USC has fired football coach Clay Helton. In a message posted to Twitter on Monday, USC athletic director Mike Bohn announced his decision to “make a change in the leadership of our football program” and thanked Helton for his time as coach. Associate head coach Donte Williams is set to serve as USC’s interim head coach. The decision to fire the embattled coach comes in the wake of a deeply disappointing 42-28 loss to Stanford on Saturday at the Coliseum, one of the worst defeats in recent memory for the Trojans. The coaching change came a week after USC struggled before eventually pulling away from San Jose State in the season opener and followed multiple tumultuous seasons. Fan discontent has swelled, reaching a feverish pitch during the loss to the Cardinal. Read the full story on LATimes.com. We are making a change in the leadership of our football program. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/xChL8xi0oG— Mike Bohn (@USC_mikebohn) September 13, 2021

British actress found after being reported missing from Hollywood area by family and friends

A British actress whose friends and family reported missing out of the Hollywood area last week has been found safe, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Monday. Tanya Fear, was reported missing by a friend on Thursday, according to a Twitter page called #FindTanyaFear that was created to help circulate her story and find her. LAPD, which took a missing person’s report at the Hollywood Station Thursday, told KTLA the woman is receiving treatment at a hospital. Police provided no further details on how she was found or where she had been since being reported missing. The Twitter page dedicated to finding her said she was being assessed at a hospital as a precaution. Tanya has been found!! We are extremely grateful to every single member of the public who helped in finding her. We couldn’t have done it without you 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/f74REMH9K7— #FindTanyaFear (@FindTanyaFear) September 13, 2021 Before she was located, her family pleaded with LAPD to investigate her disappearance and urged the public to keep an eye out for her in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday. They said she was seen…

Baseball Report: Max Scherzer’s Continued Dominance Helps Dodgers Keep Pace

(CBS Los Angeles) — The regular season is winding down, and the playoff race is heating up. As of Monday, the National League West and the American League East would each send three teams. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers would be two of them out west, followed by the San Diego Padres, if they can hold onto their slim lead. Four teams have a legitimate shot at the playoffs out of the AL East. The Tampa Bay Rays hold a nine-game lead in the division race. But the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees all sit within a game of each other. How it will play out is anyone’s guess. This week’s Baseball Report looks at three stories playing out against the backdrop of the playoff races. The first is Max Scherzer’s continued dominance, as the new Dodger threw his 3,000th strikeout. The second is Francisco Lindor’s three-home run game to lift the New York Mets over the New York Yankees. The third is the Toronto Blue Jays’ outpouring of runs at the expense of the hapless Baltimore…

Dr. Phil Reflects On 20 Seasons Ahead Of Latest Premiere: ‘So Inspiring To Me To See How People Fight Back, Make Real Changes In Their Lives’

(CBS) – Dr. Phil returns with for his 20th season on Monday, September 13th on CBS and available to stream on Paramount+. On this season’s premiere Dr. Phil talks to a woman whose husband died while they were on vacation in Mexico and her battle to discover the truth of what happened. CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Dr. Phil about this latest episode as well as look back on 20 seasons. MW: Dr. Phil, good to see you again. Especially since we’re just ahead of your landmark 20th season premiere. What does the 20th season mean to you?   Dr. P: Good to see you too, Matt. It’s kind of hard to wrap your head around. I think back to when this whole thing started, in this very studio, in some ways it feels like this is all I’ve ever done. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday. Twenty seasons, we’ve done something like 17,000 guests 3,500 shows. A lot has changed since that first show until today. Society has evolved, technology has evolved, a lot of new challenges, but very excited…

Oceanside man who was ‘on patrol’ arrested near DNC headquarters in D.C. after machete, bayonet found in truck: Capitol Police

An Oceanside man who had machete and a bayonet in his vehicle near the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. was arrested early Monday, officials said. The incident occurred just after midnight when a U.S. Capitol police officer was patrolling in the area and spotted a Dodge Dakota pickup with a “swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on it,” according to a news release. The truck did not have a license plate, but instead had a picture of an American flag where the plate should have been. The officer then pulled over the truck along the 500 block of South Capitol Street, SW. That’s when the officer noticed a bayonet and machete, which are illegal in D.C., inside the truck, police said. Photos released by Capitol police showed the front of the truck’s grill was adorned with antlers and “confederate” was written inside.  The driver, 44-year-old Donald Craighead, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing prohibited weapons. “Craighead said he was ‘on patrol’ and began talking about white supremacist ideology and other rhetoric pertaining to white supremacy,” the news release stated. Officials indicated…

Tropical Storm Nicholas grows stronger, threatens to hit Texas as hurricane

Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday and threatened to blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane that could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nearly all of the state’s coastline was under a tropical storm warning that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said authorities placed rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system’s top sustained winds reached 60 mph (95 kph). If the winds hit 74 mph, the storm would become a Category 1 hurricane. It was moving north at 12 mph (19 kph) on a track to pass near the South Texas coast later in the day, then move onshore in the evening. In flood-prone Houston, officials worried that heavy rain expected to arrive late Monday and early Tuesday could inundate streets and flood homes. Authorities deployed high-water rescue vehicles throughout the city and erected barricades at more than 40 locations that tend to…

Some In-Person Voting Problems Reported In LA, Ventura Counties

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Elections officials in Los Angeles and Ventura counties say voting is moving forward smoothly Monday, despite reports of problems for people voting in person over the weekend. Voting machines for use in the California gubernatorial recall election are seen at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office, August 27, 2021 in Norwalk, California. – The recall election, which will be held on September 14, 2021, asks voters to respond two questions: whether Newsom, a Democrat, should be recalled from the office of governor, and who should succeed Newsom if he is recalled. Forty-six candidates, including nine Democrats and 24 Republicans, are looking to take Newsom’s place as the governmental leader of California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) Some votes had to be cast by provisional ballot over the weekend after issues were found with some electronic poll book at the Disabled American Veterans 73 and El Camino Real Charter High School, according to Mike Sanchez of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. “The voters who experienced the issue were offered and provided a…

LA County Opens More Voting Centers For Sept. 14 Recall Election

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County election officials have opened 253 vote centers for people to vote the gubernatorial recall election. The centers will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for in-person voting, or to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot. On Tuesday, the hours will be extended to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registered voters should have received a vote-by-mail ballot, which can also be returned by mail or at one of 400 official drop boxes. According to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan, all vote centers will follow current public health and safety guidelines. To find a vote center, dropbox, sample ballot, or to find the status of a ballot that has already been submitted, visit lavote.net. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

Daisy Haggard On Being ‘Back To Life’s Creator, Co-Writer And Star: ‘It’s A Huge Privelege’

(CBS) – Daisy Haggard brings Back To Life back to Showtime starting today in the U.S. Season two is now available in its entirety with all six episodes ready to stream. CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Haggard about season two, wearing so many hats during production and what it’s like to put yourself out there when creating your own show. MW: Daisy, hello! How does it to feel have Back To Life back in action for your fans?   DH: It feels great. It feels really lucky to have the opportunity to revisit the characters to take them to the next spot of their wild journey.    MW: When you got the news that there was going to be a second season, what was your reaction, how excited were you?   DH: Laura [Solon] and I were really, really happy. We’ve been sort of chatting about where we wanted to take Miri in the next part of the story. We felt quite ready. We felt ready to write it. We got into the flow with season one and now we want to have some fun!…

Sheryl Underwood And Jerry O’Connell On The New Season Of ‘The Talk’: ‘It’s Been Amazing, Such A Family Atmosphere’

(CBS) – The Talk is back with all-new episodes and new hosts this season! All the fun kicks off today, Monday, September 13th, as Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Jerry O’Connell welcome viewers to their “Rock The Block” party on CBS. CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Underwood and O’Connell about what’s in store for this new season. MW: Hello, good to see you both! The Talk’s “Rock The Block Premier Party” starts today on CBS. How excited are both of you for this new season to kick off? JO: It’s going to be a fun season. We have a new panel up there. We’re kicking it off with this “Rock The Block Party.” We’ve got the musical sounds of Daughtry, we’ll be giving away a lot of money and prizes. We’ve got Lil Rel coming. SU: Carla Hall with the cooking show is going to be amazing. I don’t want anyone to miss a minute because we got surprises from top to bottom. And we got a surprise for you Jerry O’Connell. It will involve water and possibly a softball hitting something metal.…

1st trial in college admissions scandal begins

The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids’ way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. Defense attorneys said former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz and former Staples and Gap Inc. executive John Wilson never discussed paying bribes. They were assured by the admissions consultant at the center of the scheme that what they were doing was a perfectly legal practice to give children of parents with deep pockets a leg up in admissions, the defense said. “It’s not illegal to give money to schools with the hope that it helps your kid get in,” Abdelaziz’s attorney, Brian Kelly, told jurors in his opening statement. “No one ever said bribery to him.” The first trial in the so-called “Operation Varsity Blues” case is getting underway in Boston’s federal court more than two years after prosecutors arrested 50 parents, athletic coaches and others in the scheme that embroiled elite universities across the country. Thirty three other parents have pleaded guilty, including TV actors Felicity…