In the countdown to Thanksgiving Day, Rene Tan checked off his to-do list. Red and green Christmas lights in the store windows? Installed. Three additional seasonal salespeople? Hired. Merchandise stacked on shelves and racks? Ready.
Sexually explicit videos of children found on the computer of a Michigan college professor had nothing to do with his research, which focused on Internet censorship and the use of children in advertising, among other things, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.