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Need to Know News: Email says Mike McQueary tried to stop assault; New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters
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November 16th, 2011
10:37 AM ET

Need to Know News: Email says Mike McQueary tried to stop assault; New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For November 16, 2011 – Occupy Wall Street protesters allowed back inside Zuccotti Park but only to protest and not to sleep, Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary reported Jerry Sandusky to the police...

Assistant coach went to police, helped stop assault, e-mail says: "A Penn State assistant football coach, who has been criticized for not doing more in an alleged rape of a boy by former coach Jerry Sandusky, said in an e-mail that he helped stop the assault and talked with police about it, The Morning Call newspaper reported. "I did stop it, not physically, but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room," assistant coach Mike McQueary wrote in the November 8 e-mail to a former classmate obtained by the Allentown, Pennsylvania, newspaper."

• New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters: "A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy protesters will be allowed to return to Zuccotti Park, but they can't bring their tents and generators - once a mainstay of the movement. The order does not prevent Zuccotti park demonstrations, but says protesters' First Amendment rights do not include remaining there "along with their tents, structures, generators, and other installations to the exclusion of the owner's reasonable rights and duties to maintain" the area."

• Monti officially becomes Italy's PM: "Mario Monti has officially been appointed prime minister of Italy, Donato Marra of the presidential palace announced Wednesday. Monti replaces the flamboyant Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced to resign as the country fights to bring its huge debts under control."

• Stocks fall on eurozone instability: "U.S. stocks dropped in early trading Wednesday as fears over contagion in the European bond market kept investors on their toes. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 123 points, or 1%, the S&P 500 lost 11 points, or 0.9%, and the Nasdaq composite fell 20 points, or 0.9%."

Miley Cyrus takes on critics calling her fat: "Miley Cyrus is at war with critics who are slamming the teen for her curves. After Miley, 18, found out her more womanly figure was the subject of some bad weight jokes and unflattering videos on YouTube, she lashed out on Twitter. Miley tweeted her more than three million followers, 'By calling girls like me fat this is what you're doing to other people.'"

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  1. Jennylee Scorr

    Just watched the interview with the woman from 'The Clothesline" at Penn State. Where have you been Piers regarding the question concerning the mood on campus?

    Anyone not associated withPSU in any way doesn't realize that Joe Paterno was more than just a football coach.He gave back much to the university. The students you saw on the streets were having a knee-jerk reaction to news they had just learned about. It was NO excuse for the vandalism but remember that out of over 40,000 students on that campus a very small number took to the streets and an even smaller number turned to violence. But this is what you focused on with your question regarding the "mood" on campus.

    Two nights later, TEN THOUSAND students took part in a candlelight vigil for the victims. On game day, ONE HUNDRED EIGHT THIOUSAND attended the football game WITHOUT incident before, during or after the game. Did you or anyone on your staff not know that? So, to answer your question about the mood (since that ditz couldn't), I would say the students have proved what class they have by those events that took place on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

    Your staff may also want to check out some alum that have (on their own) set up sites to collect money for abused children.

    Also, you might want to check back in Feb. with PSU students who will be responsible for putting together the largest student run fundraiser in the country – THON. Through the years they have raised MILLIONS for pediatric cancer.

    You people in the media love to focus on the negative. How about the other side of the story for a change?

    November 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  3. slamdunc007

    Piers re your interview with John Lott. I am not from the US either and think that he is a complete idiot. I agree with everything you said but the point of an interview and hosting a show is to let the other person talk. You literally repeated the same thing over and over again without letting him speak. As a host it is vital to be passionate but not letting the other person have a chance to defend themselves, however big a fool, is cruddy hosting and closed minded. John Lott should have just spoken so that everyone else in the US could see what an absolute idiot he is. I wish, wish, wish, Piers, that you would listen to people more and stop butting in with your points which are so clearly written out in front of you. You have a long way to go, I am yet to sit through an entire interview with you. Listen. My biggest thing to say to you. Listen and respond from your heart rather than your notes in front of you.

    July 24, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dave Jenkins

    Dear Piers,
    Your comments to Mr. D'Souza tonight show either an astounding ignorance of the things Pres. Obama has said and done during his abysmal administration OR a complete capitulation to Obama's view of himself and what he has done or says needs to be done for (to?) this nation. For someone who would like to portray himself as a tough questioner, you really come off as one more of the "Obama 'Kool-aid" Drinkers"–in other words one of the blind Obama sycophants!
    You really do the position you hold a disservice. Where's Larry King when we need him.

    Disgusted in Utah.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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