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court documents claim paul was mowing his yard on nov. 3 and wearing headphones when rene boucher, his neighbor, attacked him.        






the latest: attorney says attack on paul was not political


frankfort, ky. — the latest on an assault of u.s. sen. rand paul at his home (all times local):2:35 p.m.an attorney for the man accused of assaulting u.s. sen. rand paul says the attack was not politically motivated but was a regrettable dispute he said most people would regard as trivial.matthew baker sent a statement to the associated press on behalf of his client, 59-year-old anesthesiologist rene broucher. police have charged broucher with misdemeanor assault after he admitted to tackling paul from behind. a senior adviser said paul is recovering from five broken ribs.baker did not say what the dispute was about. he said the two men have been neighbors for 17 years and worked together when they were both practicing physicians. he said he hopes paul is doing well and the two men can get






mitch mcconnell says rand paul is expected to be back to work next week


kentucky gop sen. rand paul will be back at work in washington as soon as next week, after an assault by a neighbor left him with five broken ribs.        






sen. rand paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crime


louisville, ky. — the man accused of tackling u.s. sen. rand paul in the republican lawmaker's yard in kentucky has been charged with assaulting a member of congress as part of a federal plea agreement.josh j. minkler, u.s. attorney for the southern district of indiana, said friday that no date has been set for rene boucher's guilty plea. boucher's attorney, matt baker, said he may face jail time, but said that will be up to the judge.boucher already faced a misdemeanor assault charge in state court in kentucky. he has pleaded not guilty to that charge, but baker said he is "very regretful."paul suffered six broken ribs in the attack last year at his bowling green home.boucher is a retired anesthesiologist and has been paul's longtime neighbor.






rand paul's doctor neighbor accused of breaking senator's ribs


rene boucher, 59, of bowling green was arrested friday evening and charged with one count of fourth-degree assault.        






police: sen. rand paul suffers minor injury in assault at home


a man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring u.s. sen. rand paul of kentucky.kentucky state police said in a news release saturday that paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old rene boucher assaulted him at his warren county home on friday afternoon.the release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of paul's injury. in a statement, paul spokeswoman kelsey cooper said the republican senator is "fine." the statement said paul was "blindsided" by the assault but she did not provide further details.boucher, of bowling green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. he is being held at warren county's jail on $5,000 bond. an automated phone system at the jail did not provide access to lawyer information for boucher.






sen. rand paul suffers minor injury in assault at home


bowling green, ky. (ap) — a man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring u.s. sen. rand paul of kentucky, authorities said saturday.kentucky state police said in a news release that paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old rene boucher assaulted him at his warren county home on friday afternoon.the release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of paul’s injury. in a statement, paul spokeswoman kelsey cooper said the republican senator is “fine.” the statement said paul was “blindsided” by the assault but she did not provide further details.reading this on your phone? stay up to date with our free mobile app. get it from the apple app store or the google play store.boucher, of bowling green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a m






rand paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband


washington — the wife of u.s. sen. rand paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a kentucky neighbor earlier this month.authorities say the republican was attacked nov. 3 by rene boucher while mowing his lawn. kelley paul writes in an essay published by cnn that her husband suffered six broken ribs and fluid in his lungs. paul says he was diagnosed with pneumonia after returning from washington last week.boucher is charged with misdemeanor assault. his attorney blames the attack on a "trivial" dispute and says it wasn't politically motivated.kelly paul says neither she, nor her husband, have spoken to boucher in 10 years. she writes that "the only 'dispute' existed solely in the attacker's troubled mind."






rand paul’s wife speaks out on ‘blindside attack’ on husband


washington (ap) — the wife of u.s. sen. rand paul says her husband hasn’t taken a single breath without pain since what she calls “a deliberate, blindside attack” by a kentucky neighbor earlier this month.authorities say the republican was attacked nov. 3 by rene boucher while mowing his lawn. kelley paul writes in an essay published by cnn that her husband suffered six broken ribs and fluid in his lungs. paul says he was diagnosed with pneumonia after returning from washington last week.boucher is charged with misdemeanor assault. his attorney blames the attack on a “trivial” dispute and says it wasn’t politically motivated.kelly paul says neither she, nor her husband, have spoken to boucher in 10 years. she writes that “the only ‘dispute’ existed solely in the attacker’s troubled mind.”m






intrigue grows over what sparked neighbor's alleged attack on rand paul


rand paul was on the verge of becoming a powerful senator and the nation's leading libertarian. his neighbor was a successful doctor and kennedy-style democrat who favored nationalized medicine.they might have sparred over health care or taxes, but an acquaintance of both said they stood in their yards roughly a decade ago shouting at each other over the grass clippings paul's mower had shot on rene boucher's property."'i ask him, i tell him and he won't pay attention,' " the acquaintance, bill goodwin, recalls boucher saying after the argument. " 'one of these days.' "that day may have come recently, when boucher's attorney said in an interview his client attacked paul over long-simmering disagreements between the two about the care of grass, trees and other landscaping on their adjacent






police: sen. paul suffers minor injury in assault at home


bowling green, ky. — a man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring u.s. sen. rand paul of kentucky, authorities said saturday.kentucky state police said in a news release that paul suffered a minor injury when 59-year-old rene boucher assaulted him at his warren county home on friday afternoon.the release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of paul's injury. in a statement, paul spokeswoman kelsey cooper said the republican senator is "fine." the statement said paul was "blindsided" by the assault but she did not provide further details.boucher, of bowling green, is charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury, a misdemeanor. he is being held at warren county's jail on $5,000 bond. an automated phone system at the jail did not provide access to






lawyer: trivial matter at heart of dispute between neighbor, rand paul


rene boucher, who lives near rand paul, had no political motivation for tackling him, boucher's lawyer says.        






mcconnell: paul's absence after assault is another possible challenge for gop


sen. rand paul was recovering sunday from five broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator's kentucky home, officials said. senior adviser doug stafford said it is unclear when the republican will return to work because he is in considerable pain... (adam beam)






police arrest neighbor in assault of rand paul at his home in kentucky


sen. rand paul, r-ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his kentucky home on friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year.paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his warren county, kentucky, home friday afternoon. kelsey cooper, paul's kentucky-based communications director, said in a statement saturday that the senator "was blindsided and the victim of an assault. the assailant was arrested, and it is now a matter for the police."kentucky state police charged 59-year-old rene boucher with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. he is being held at warren county jail on $5,000 bond, state police said.paul and boucher live in the same gated community along rivergreen lane in bowling gre






rand paul assaulted in home, rene boucher arrested the global dispatch


share thistags2016 election2016 political candidates2016 presidential electionassault casebowling greencrimecrime newsinjury lawsuitkentuckyman arrestedrand paulsen rand paulsenator rand paulpolice detailed an assault case and arrest as kentucky senator rand paul was assaulted inside his own home in bowling green, kentucky on friday afternoon. the former presidential candidate suffered only minor injuries.kentucky state police have arrested rene boucher, 59, identified as the assailant. boucher was arrested and charged with one count of 4th degree assault – minor injury, intentionally assaulting sen. paul inside his home. troopers confirmed that paul did not go to the hospital.boucher was taken to the nearby warren county detention center.update: rand paul was attacked at home, but not in






suspect in attack on sen. rand paul might face more serious charges, police say


the man accused of attacking sen. rand paul on friday may soon face more serious criminal charges because the kentucky republican is suffering from several rib injuries, law enforcement officials said monday.an attorney for the man charged in the attack, rene boucher, also said monday that the dispute had "absolutely nothing to do with either's politics or political agendas" and was merely "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."but new information about the extent of paul's injuries could prompt prosecutors to charge boucher with a felony, according to trooper jeremy hodges, a spokesman for the kentucky state police.paul, a second-term senator and former gop presidential candidate, was attacked by boucher, 59, on friday out






police arrest neighbor in assault of rand paul at his home in kentucky


sen. rand paul, r-ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his kentucky home friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year.paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his warren county, kentucky, home friday afternoon. kelsey cooper, paul's kentucky-based communications director, said in a statement saturday that the senator "was blindsided and the victim of an assault. the assailant was arrested, and it is now a matter for the police."it doesn't appear that politics was a motivation for the attack, according to a senior aide to the senator, who was granted anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak about the incident.kentucky state police charged 59-year-old rene boucher with fourth-degr






the latest: apnewsbreak: paul recovering from 5 broken ribs


frankfort, ky. — the latest on u.s. sen. rand paul's assault at his home (all times local):5:15 p.m.a senior adviser for rand paul says the u.s. senator is recovering from five broken ribs following an assault at his home.doug stafford said it is unclear when paul will return to work since he is in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying. stafford said sunday that the broken ribs include three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries. the severe pain can last for weeks or months.police arrested 59-year-old rene boucher on saturday and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. boucher is accused of attacking paul on friday, but officials have not released a motive.boucher lives next door to paul and his wife






intrigue grows over what sparked the attack on rand paul


by justin jouvenal | washington postbowling green, ky. — rand paul was on the verge of becoming a powerful senator and the nation’s leading libertarian. his neighbor was a successful doctor and kennedy-style democrat who favored nationalized medicine.they might have sparred over health care or taxes, but an acquaintance of both said they stood in their yards roughly a decade ago shouting at each other over the grass clippings paul’s mower had shot on rene boucher’s property.“‘i ask him, i tell him and he won’t pay attention,'” the acquaintance, bill goodwin, recalls boucher saying after the argument. “‘one of these days.'”rene boucher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his neighbor, u.s. sen. rand paul. boucher and paul have been neighbors for 17 years in a gated community






neighbor of sen. rand paul pleads not guilty to attacking the kentucky lawmaker


u.s. sen. rand paul's long-time neighbor pleaded not guilty thursday to charges that he assaulted the kentucky republican while he was mowing his lawn.rene boucher only spoke to reply "yes sir" to a judge during a brief arraignment. he showed no emotion and kept his head down. boucher faces up to a year in jail if convicted of fourth-degree assault.paul, who was not at the hearing, wrote on twitter on wednesday that he suffered six broken ribs and has excess fluid around his lungs. the injuries have sidelined paul from the senate as he recovers at his home.warren county district judge brent potter set a pre-trial court date for nov. 30. boucher has been ordered to stay away from paul and the senator's family.boucher's attorney has called the situation "a very regrettable dispute" that was






paul says attacker spoke to him following assault


frankfort, ky. — u.s. sen. rand paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but paul said no explanation would have justified what he called an unprovoked attack.paul spoke about the assault with the fox news channel, which aired a portion of the interview on its website tuesday. the full interview was scheduled to be aired tuesday night.paul said he never saw the attacker because he was facing downhill and wearing ear protection from the noise of his lawn mower. he didn't elaborate on what the man said to him."after my ribs were broken, then he said things to me to try to indicate why he was unhappy, but i think the, i guess to me the bottom line is, it isn't so important - if someone mugs you, is it really justified for any reason?" paul s






rand paul assaulted in home, rene boucher arrested the global dispatch


share thistags2016 election2016 political candidates2016 presidential electionassault casebowling greencrimecrime newsinjury lawsuitkentuckyman arrestedrand paulsen rand paulsenator rand paulpolice detailed an assault case and arrest as kentucky senator rand paul was assaulted inside his own home in bowling green, kentucky on friday afternoon. the former presidential candidate suffered only minor injuries.kentucky state police have arrested rene boucher, 59, identified as the assailant. boucher was arrested and charged with one count of 4th degree assault – minor injury, intentionally assaulting sen. paul inside his home. troopers confirmed that paul did not go to the hospital.boucher was taken to the nearby warren county detention center.rene boucher photo/ facebookauthorities launched an






mcconnell: paul's absence another possible challenge for gop


louisville, ky. — senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says fellow sen. rand paul's absence while recovering from an assault in which his neighbor is charged creates another challenge in what's become a daily "maalox moment" while trying to keep together his slim republican majority.mcconnell on monday wished his fellow kentuckian a speedy recovery from the attack friday that left paul with five broken ribs.it's unclear when paul will return to work.mcconnell told reporters in kentucky "it's potentially a challenge" any time a republican senator is absent from the senate. he acknowledged that his 52-member majority caucus isn't "always totally in lockstep."mcconnell said he plans to talk with paul later monday.police in bowling green, kentucky, arrested one of the senator's neighbors who






friend says rand paul does not know what prompted attack


the man accused of attacking sen. rand paul on friday may soon face more serious criminal charges because the kentucky republican is suffering from several rib injuries, law enforcement officials said monday. an attorney for the man charged in the attack, rene boucher, also said monday that the... (wesley lowery and ed o'keefe)






man pleads not guilty in 11-year-old neighbor girl’s slaying


freehold, n.j. (ap) — an 18-year-old new jersey man charged with sexually assaulting and killing his 11-year-old neighbor has pleaded not guilty.andreas erazo entered the plea monday during a brief court hearingerazo is charged in the death of abbiegail smith. she was reported missing july 12, and her body was found the next morning wrapped in a comforter near the apartment building where both lived in keansburg.monmouth county prosecutors have said erazo admitted stabbing the girl and binding her with a computer cord. but a public defender representing him has disputed those claims.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.erazo is charged with murder, felony murder, three counts of aggravated sexual assault and two weapons offenses. he faces a possible sentence of life wi






sen. rand paul suffers minor injury in assault at home


by ed o’keefe, (c) 2017, the washington postsen. rand paul, r-ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his kentucky home on friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year.paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his warren county, kentucky, home friday afternoon. kelsey cooper, paul’s kentucky-based communications director, said in a statement saturday that the senator “was blindsided and the victim of an assault. the assailant was arrested, and it is now a matter for the police.”kentucky state police charged 59-year-old rene boucher with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. he is being held at warren county jail on $5,000 bond, state police said.reading this on your phone? stay up to dat






former brat pack star anthony michael hall convicted of assaulting neighbor


“the breakfast club” actor anthony michael hall, facing a felony battery charge for breaking a neighbor’s wrist in a struggle, opted wednesday to plead no contest to a misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to three years of probation.hall must also serve 40 hours of community service in connection with the conviction for assault with force likely to produce great bodily harm. the incident occurred at his playa del rey condominium complex sept. 13, 2016, when a neighbor left a gate open.the neighbor suffered a broken wrist and a back injury when the actor shoved him to the ground as an argument turned physical, according to court records.hall, 48, was charged nov. 17. the actor could have faced up to seven years in prison if convicted of the original felony charge.the los angeles police dep






rand paul explains why you should be able to get health insurance for $1 a day


sen. rand paul (r-ky.) discussed how the free market would best lower insurance costs in an interview with msnbc’s “morning joe” on friday. “what i’d like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. i mean, you really should,” paul said. “the insurance companies make all…






sen. rand paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after he was assaulted by a neighbo


sen. rand paul, r-ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his kentucky home friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year. paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his warren county, kentucky, home... sen. rand paul, r-ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his kentucky home friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this year. paul, a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his warren county, kentucky, home... (ed o'keefe)






ex-cop charged with kicking man in face, causing brain injury


an ex-minneapolis police officer with a history of excessive force stands charged with felony third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a man in the face during a response to a domestic assault call.a warrant has been issued for the arrest of christopher michael reiter, 36, of minneapolis, in connection with the may 2016 incident, which left the victim with a broken nose and traumatic brain injury, according to the criminal complaint. st. paul police investigated the incident. hennepin county attorney mike freeman is expected to hold a 2 p.m. news conference to release further details. reiter is the second minneapolis police officer this year to be charged with assault. in january, officer efrem hamilton was charged with felony second-degree assault for shooting at a car full of people du






ex-mpls. cop charged with kicking man in face, causing brain injury


an ex-minneapolis police officer with a history of excessive force stands charged with felony third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a man in the face during a response to a domestic assault call.a warrant has been issued for the arrest of christopher michael reiter, 36, of minneapolis, in connection with the may 2016 incident, which left the victim with a broken nose and traumatic brain injury, according to the criminal complaint.st. paul police investigated the incident. hennepin county attorney mike freeman is expected to hold a 2 p.m. news conference to release further details.reiter is the second minneapolis police officer this year to be charged with assault. in january, officer efrem hamilton was charged with felony second-degree assault for shooting at a car full of people duri






how ayn rand’s elitism lives on in the trump administration


trump’s secretary of state, rex tillerson, has said ayn rand’s novel “atlas shrugged” is his favorite book. mike pompeo, head of the cia, cited rand as a major inspiration. before he withdrew his nomination, trump’s pick to head the labor department, andrew puzder, revealed that he devotes much free time to reading rand. such is the case with many other trump advisers and allies: the republican leader of the house of representatives, paul ryan, famously made his staff members read ayn rand. trump himself has said that he’s a “fan” of rand and “identifies” with howard roark, the protagonist of rand’s novel, “the fountainhead,” “an architect who dynamites a housing project he designed because the builders did not precisely follow his blueprints.”as a philosopher, i have often wondered at the






ex-mpls. cop charged with kicking man in face, causing brain injury


an ex-minneapolis police officer with a history of excessive force stands charged with felony third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a man in the face during a response to a domestic assault call.a warrant has been issued for the arrest of christopher michael reiter, 36, of minneapolis, in connection with the may 2016 incident, which left the victim with a broken nose and traumatic brain injury, according to the criminal complaint. st. paul police investigated the incident. hennepin county attorney mike freeman is expected to hold a 2 p.m. news conference to release further details. reiter is the second minneapolis police officer this year to be charged with assault. in january, officer efrem hamilton was charged with felony second-degree assault for shooting at a car full of people du






ex-mpls. cop charged with kicking man in face, causing brain injury


an ex-minneapolis police officer with a history of excessive force stands charged with felony third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a man in the face during a response to a domestic assault call.a warrant has been issued for the arrest of christopher michael reiter, 36, of minneapolis, in connection with the may 2016 incident, which left the victim with a broken nose and traumatic brain injury, according to the criminal complaint. st. paul police investigated the incident. hennepin county attorney mike freeman is expected to hold a 2 p.m. news conference to release further details. reiter is the second minneapolis police officer this year to be charged with assault. in january, officer efrem hamilton was charged with felony second-degree assault for shooting at a car full of people du






digging into rand paul's 'trivial' dispute


when a neighbor known as a liberal democrat puts a beat-down on a prominent republican senator, leaving him with lung contusions and five broken ribs, it's natural to assume political differences must be the cause.but the leading theory for why retired anesthesiologist rene boucher pounded his next-door neighbor, kentucky sen. rand paul, has nothing to do with obamacare, tax reform or identity politics. boucher's lawyer called it "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial." reports from in-the-know locals say that means lawn care.the libertarian-leaning paul, son of populist-libertarian icon ron paul, doesn't think much of his gated community's rules and regulations. he "was probably the hardest person to encourage to follow the






ex-cop charged with kicking man in face, causing brain injury


an ex-minneapolis police officer with a history of excessive force stands charged with felony third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a man in the face during a response to a domestic assault call.a warrant has been issued for the arrest of christopher michael reiter, 36, of minneapolis, in connection with the may 2016 incident, leaving the 35-year-old mohamed osman with a broken nose and traumatic brain injury, according to the criminal complaint.reiter has since been fired from the department, although he is appealing his termination.hennepin county attorney mike freeman said during a press conference that the three other officers who responded to the call "said the situation did not call for a kick in the face.""in this case, a kick to the face is a use of deadly force, and simply no






zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by trump


while other tech leaders glad-hand with the donald, mark zuckerberg is facing him head on. today the facebook ceo called out the president for his unamerican views that demonize immigrants, while also tactfully encouraging the few positive policies and comments trump has offered on the subject.you should read zuckerberg’s full facebook post on the topic embedded at the bottom of this story, but the highlights include:“like many of you, i’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by president trump.we need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat.we should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help.that said, i was glad to hear president trump say he’s going to ‘work something out’ for dreame