Tiger Woods ‘Receiving Professional Help’ To Manage Medications:
Tiger Woods says he’s receiving “professional help” to manage medication for back pain and a sleep disorder.
The golfer’s admission comes three weeks after he was arrested in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The 14-time major champion was taken into custody by police on Memorial Day, with the golfer later citing an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medication.
The 41-year-old Woods, who is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014, said in a statement Monday: “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and sleep disorder.
“I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on Tour.”
Democrats Seek First Big Win Of Trump Era Today In Georgia:
Progressives poured $23 million into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. House Democrats’ campaign arm sent a team to Georgia to organize the sixth congressional district months ahead of the special election there.
Now, voters will decide whether all the effort was worthwhile.
Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are facing off Tuesday in what has become the most expensive House race in history, with the candidates, their parties and super PACs pouring more than $50 million combined into the effort to win a single House seat in the northern Atlanta suburbs.
Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Other Drugs In Her System When She Died:
Carrie Fisher had multiple drugs in her system when she went into cardiac arrest on a flight and later died, according to a full autopsy report.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner concluded that “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” contributed to Fisher’s death in December at the age of 60. The autopsy report notes the significance of the “multiple substances that were detected in Fisher’s blood and tissue” with regard to the cause of death could not be established.
Sean Spicer Might Be Leaving White House Podium:
The White House is mulling a new role for White House press secretary Sean Spicer that would take him away from the podium and into a different role inside the West Wing, a White House official said Monday.
It remains unclear when the change might happen for Spicer, who for months has found himself at the center of discussions about a potential West Wing shakeup; the official said the timing remains fluid.
“It just seems chaotic,” the official said.
Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case:
The Supreme Court will take up the most important gerrymandering case in more than a decade, it announced Monday.
The case involves district lines in Wisconsin that challengers say were drawn unconstitutionally to benefit Republicans. The case could have a major impact on how district lines are drawn up nationwide.
The court has said that too much partisanship in map drawing is illegal, but it has never said how much is too much.
Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law, told CNN that this case could have “enormous ramifications.”