Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite over $30 million in earnings during his career, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming his parents are responsible for his financial troubles.

According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, prior to signing a seven-year, $30.5 million deal in 2011, Johnson granted power of attorney to his mother, and gave her full control of his finances.

Johnson claims his mother, Tina Johnson, purchased a house in Manhattan Beach, California with his money but he never had knowledge of the transaction. Johnson also alleges his parents borrowed $15 million against his future earnings. Many of the loans carried high interest rates.

“I’d say I picked the wrong people who led me down the wrong path,” Johnson told The Dispatch last week. “I’ve got people in place who are going to fix everything now. It’s something I should have done a long time ago.”

ESPN.com reports that documents were filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District Court of Ohio that show that Johnson has very little left of the millions he’s made during his career, and his future earnings are compromised because of debt and interest rates.

The 27-year-old Johnson was a first round pick in 2005 and has three years left on his current deal.

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Danny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) — When Prince William and Duchess Kate come to the U.S. next month, journalists covering their visit may need to dress up.

According to the official website of the British Monarchy, those covering their formal engagements must adhere to a dress code out of respect for the royals.

“Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit,” the website reads. “Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. This also applies to technicians.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 32, will visit the U.S. next month on behalf of the Royal Foundation, “other charities with which Their Royal Highnesses are closely associated” and the U.K. government. Prince William will spend part of his trip in Washington, D.C., while Kate will stay for the duration in New York City, according to Kensington Palace.

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Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite over $30 million in earnings during his career, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming his parents are responsible for his financial troubles.

According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, prior to signing a seven-year, $30.5 million deal in 2011, Johnson granted power of attorney to his mother, and gave her full control of his finances.

Johnson claims his mother, Tina Johnson, purchased a house in Manhattan Beach, California with his money but he never had knowledge of the transaction. Johnson also alleges his parents borrowed $15 million against his future earnings. Many of the loans carried high interest rates.

“I’d say I picked the wrong people who led me down the wrong path,” Johnson told The Dispatch last week. “I’ve got people in place who are going to fix everything now. It’s something I should have done a long time ago.”

ESPN.com reports that documents were filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District Court of Ohio that show that Johnson has very little left of the millions he’s made during his career, and his future earnings are compromised because of debt and interest rates.

The 27-year-old Johnson was a first round pick in 2005 and has three years left on his current deal.

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Danny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) — When Prince William and Duchess Kate come to the U.S. next month, journalists covering their visit may need to dress up.

According to the official website of the British Monarchy, those covering their formal engagements must adhere to a dress code out of respect for the royals.

“Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit,” the website reads. “Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. This also applies to technicians.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 32, will visit the U.S. next month on behalf of the Royal Foundation, “other charities with which Their Royal Highnesses are closely associated” and the U.K. government. Prince William will spend part of his trip in Washington, D.C., while Kate will stay for the duration in New York City, according to Kensington Palace.

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Danny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) — When Prince William and Duchess Kate come to the U.S. next month, journalists covering their visit may need to dress up.

According to the official website of the British Monarchy, those covering their formal engagements must adhere to a dress code out of respect for the royals.

“Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit,” the website reads. “Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. This also applies to technicians.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 32, will visit the U.S. next month on behalf of the Royal Foundation, “other charities with which Their Royal Highnesses are closely associated” and the U.K. government. Prince William will spend part of his trip in Washington, D.C., while Kate will stay for the duration in New York City, according to Kensington Palace.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at new highs Friday thanks to an interest rate cut by the People’s Bank of China and the suggestion of new stimulus by the European Central Bank.

As of 10 a.m., the Dow was up about 162 points.

Markets generally go up when central banks cut interest rates.

This sort of immediate jump does not say much about the health of economies around the world. They are an indication of investors moving money into assets that they think will make money in coming months.

It remains to be seen whether China’s interest rate cut will lead to a stronger economy.

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iStock/Thinkstock(AZAYA KURA, Nigeria) — The Islamic militant group Boko Haram unleashed another brutal attack in northeast Nigeria Wednesday, this time killing at least 45 people in the village of Azaya Kura.

Reports of the carnage came from Nigerian officials and survivors of the massacre.

It’s possible that the death toll could rise higher because witnesses said that a number of villagers had fled into the bush as they were chased by the militants.

Earlier this week, a female suicide bomber, believed to be linked to Boko Haram, blew herself up in a market in Azare, Nigeria, police said, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens more.

The group essentially has free reign in northern Nigeria, with government forces unable to stop them.

Boko Haram has frequently targeted schools that teach Western education. In its most publicized act this year, the group kidnapped nearly 300 girls from one school and allegedly married off more than 200 of them.

Ten days ago, Boko Haram was blamed for a suicide bombing at a boys boarding school in the town of Potiskum that left 50 youngsters dead.

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Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Running back Adrian Peterson says he has changed his perspective on child discipline after facing child abuse charges and an ongoing suspension from the NFL.

“I won’t ever use a switch again,” he said in an interview published Thursday by USA Today, his first extensive comments since being charged with felony child abuse in September in Texas.

“There’s different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There’s so many different ways to discipline your child.”

The six-time All-Pro was charged for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son, leaving bruises and welts. He agreed to a plea deal with no jail time earlier this month, pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault.

Peterson’s bail terms prohibit him from having face-to-face contact with the boy, but Peterson said they recently spoke over the phone, their first conversation in five months.

“I was like, ‘Hey buddy, how you doing?’” Peterson, 29, said, recounting the conversation to USA Today.

“I’m doing OK,” the boy said.

“I was like, ‘I love you.’”

“He was like, ‘I love you too, Dad. Can I come over to your house?’”

Peterson’s latest comments mark a departure from his statements days after he was indicted. At the time, he said, “I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child.” Without that discipline, “I could have been one of those kids that was lost in the streets,” he said.

Peterson acknowledged that leaving the Minnesota Vikings might be the best for both him and the team.

“I would love to go back and play in Minnesota to get a feel and just see if my family still feels comfortable there,” he told USA Today. “But if there’s word out that, hey, they might release me, then so be it. I would feel good knowing that I’ve given everything I had in me.”

The former NFL MVP is suspended by the league without pay, a punishment the NFL Players Association has appealed.

Peterson disagrees with the sentiments of Commissioner Roger Goodell, who stated that Peterson failed to show “meaningful remorse” for his conduct.

“Ultimately, I know I’ll have my opportunity to sit down with Roger face to face, and I’ll be able to say a lot of the same things that I’ve said to you,” Peterson told USA Today. “Don’t say that I’m not remorseful, because in my statement, I showed that I was remorseful. I regretted everything that took place. I love my child, more than anyone could ever imagine.”

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye, says the online ad site Craigslist is “morally irresponsible” for its failure to do what other sites do to block the sale of defective products under government recall.

“They do not and will not do it to date,” said Kaye, despite repeated requests from commission officials to set up the same filters used by Amazon and eBay to prevent recalled items from being posted.

Kaye said the result is the easy availability of items that could injure or kill children.

“I think it is irresponsible,” Kay told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast Friday night on World News with David Muir and 20/20.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark refused to answer questions about the site’s refusal, saying he was only a “customer service representative” at the company that has made him a multi-millionaire.

An ABC News investigation, conducted with 17 ABC stations across the country, found the Craigslist site loaded with items that are illegal to sell because they have been recalled for safety defects.

Among the potentially dangerous items discovered on the Craigslist site was a Bumbo baby seat linked to a series of accidents in which infants fractured their skulls or suffered other serious injuries.

The Bumbo was later recalled, and owners were offered a safety belt, but the original version continues to be offered for re-sale on Craigslist.

When ABC News attempted to list the recalled version of the Bumbo on Amazon it was immediately blocked. On eBay, the listing was removed by the site 24 hours after we posted it.

But the Craigslist ad ABC News posted for the recalled item remained on the site for a week until we took it down on our own.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission praised Amazon and eBay for acting “responsibly.”

“They filter hundreds and thousands of online product notices to make sure with certain tags, make sure that these products are not up there,” Kaye said.

Craigslist, he said, “will not do it, has not done it, but should do it.”

In a written statement, the Washington government relations executive for Craigslist, William C. Powell, said the site has an automated system to help prevent posting of recalled items and also “provides a system where users can flag postings advertising recalled items for removal.” (Click here to read Powell’s statement in full.)

The spokesperson said Craigslist prohibits the sale of recalled items.

But the ABC News investigation found that the prohibition of recalled items is on line 15 of a 22 line-long list of a wide range of prohibited categories.

CPSC chairman Kaye said the list was likely seen by very few other than “the lawyer who drafted it.”

“I still think it’s irresponsible not to join in with the rest of the community who have certainly recognized that they should take action in this arena,” he said.

Craig Newmark and Craigslist came under similar criticism five years ago over its policy of allowing postings that appeared to be ads for prostitution, and were linked to several murders.

At the time, Newmark addressed the issue in an interview with ABC News, saying, “If an ad on our site appears which is wrong for any reason, if it is criminal, we don’t want that on our site.”

Craigslist later dropped its adult service section.

Five years later, Newmark refused to address the issue of ads for the illegal sale of recalled items, saying he was no longer involved in the management of the company is only a customer service representative.

After asking for the name of the ABC News director, he walked away from ABC News cameras.

To see if a product you’ve purchased has been recalled, go to www.SaferProducts.gov.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye, says the online ad site Craigslist is “morally irresponsible” for its failure to do what other sites do to block the sale of defective products under government recall.

“They do not and will not do it to date,” said Kaye, despite repeated requests from commission officials to set up the same filters used by Amazon and eBay to prevent recalled items from being posted.

Kaye said the result is the easy availability of items that could injure or kill children.

“I think it is irresponsible,” Kay told ABC News in an interview to be broadcast Friday night on World News with David Muir and 20/20.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark refused to answer questions about the site’s refusal, saying he was only a “customer service representative” at the company that has made him a multi-millionaire.

An ABC News investigation, conducted with 17 ABC stations across the country, found the Craigslist site loaded with items that are illegal to sell because they have been recalled for safety defects.

Among the potentially dangerous items discovered on the Craigslist site was a Bumbo baby seat linked to a series of accidents in which infants fractured their skulls or suffered other serious injuries.

The Bumbo was later recalled, and owners were offered a safety belt, but the original version continues to be offered for re-sale on Craigslist.

When ABC News attempted to list the recalled version of the Bumbo on Amazon it was immediately blocked. On eBay, the listing was removed by the site 24 hours after we posted it.

But the Craigslist ad ABC News posted for the recalled item remained on the site for a week until we took it down on our own.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission praised Amazon and eBay for acting “responsibly.”

“They filter hundreds and thousands of online product notices to make sure with certain tags, make sure that these products are not up there,” Kaye said.

Craigslist, he said, “will not do it, has not done it, but should do it.”

In a written statement, the Washington government relations executive for Craigslist, William C. Powell, said the site has an automated system to help prevent posting of recalled items and also “provides a system where users can flag postings advertising recalled items for removal.” (Click here to read Powell’s statement in full.)

The spokesperson said Craigslist prohibits the sale of recalled items.

But the ABC News investigation found that the prohibition of recalled items is on line 15 of a 22 line-long list of a wide range of prohibited categories.

CPSC chairman Kaye said the list was likely seen by very few other than “the lawyer who drafted it.”

“I still think it’s irresponsible not to join in with the rest of the community who have certainly recognized that they should take action in this arena,” he said.

Craig Newmark and Craigslist came under similar criticism five years ago over its policy of allowing postings that appeared to be ads for prostitution, and were linked to several murders.

At the time, Newmark addressed the issue in an interview with ABC News, saying, “If an ad on our site appears which is wrong for any reason, if it is criminal, we don’t want that on our site.”

Craigslist later dropped its adult service section.

Five years later, Newmark refused to address the issue of ads for the illegal sale of recalled items, saying he was no longer involved in the management of the company is only a customer service representative.

After asking for the name of the ABC News director, he walked away from ABC News cameras.

To see if a product you’ve purchased has been recalled, go to www.SaferProducts.gov.

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