Things you should know today: 5/17/18


Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500M settlement

Paul Sancya
FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that it has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Michigan State University came to a $500 million settlement for over 300 women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar. It has yet to be determined how much each victim will receive, however, the money will not be divided equally. It’s also unclear where the money will come from.

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

Ted S. Warren
FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates’ non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Bill Gate’s non-profit Bill and Melinda Fates Foundation has granted approximately $44 million to focus on the 2015 federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act, where states have flexibility to create their own education system framework and define what a “good school” is. In turn, states receive federal dollars for following their set standards.

Police: Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community

Charles Sykes
FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. Police say rapper T.I. has been arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta. Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday after he got into an argument with a security guard outside of his gated community. The artist claims that the guard would not let him enter the community after losing his key. T.I. was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault.

A short audio clip is sweeping the ears of people on Twitter. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?

20th Century Fox released a trailer of its new movie Bohemian Rhapsody, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The video is #1 Trending on Youtube.

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