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    The New York Times has dismissed its lawsuit against Time after accusing the outlet of infringing on the NYT’s name in its new digital series, Time100. “We're pleased to have reached this outcome, which allows Time100 Talks to coexist with TimesTalks in a way that won't cause confusion among readers, which was our primary consideration,” a spokesperson for The New York Times told The Hill, referring to Time's and the NYT's respective projects. The NYT agreed to dismiss the case it started in November with prejudice so the outlet cannot go after Time in the future, Yahoo! Finance reported. The lawsuit was over the name “Time100 Talks” that Time used for its new digital series that started in April. The NYT alleged that was an infringement on the name “TimesTalk,” which is a series the NYT has hosted since 1999. It is unclear what the agreement was that the outlets came...
    The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file a status report on the action taken against various TV channels which are not members of the News Broadcasting Standards Association (NBSA) for alleged violation of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act in their news reports connecting actor Rakul Preet Singh with the Rhea Chakraborty drug case. SSR Case: Delhi High Court Tells Centre to Respond to Rakul Preet’s Plea Against Media Reports Linking Her to Rhea Chakraborty’s Drug Probe.  Justice Prathiba M Singh perused two status reports filed by the NBSA and the ministry on the action already taken. While the ministry, represented through central government standing counsel Ajay Digpaul, said that necessary action has been initiated against the channels and further advisory has been sent to all private channels to adhere to the guidelines under the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, the NBSA...
    A Fairfield man charged with attempted murder, whose case wound through Solano County courts for more than 10 years, has been released from custody and the case dismissed, The Reporter has learned. Judge John B. Ellis on Nov. 13, 2020, dismissed the case against Stephen Earl Scally, 56, after the defendant was originally scheduled for a September held-to-answer arraignment and further proceedings, court records indicated. Why Ellis dismissed the case was unclear, and Deputy District Attorney William Ainsworth, who led the prosecution, said  in a text message to The Reporter on Wednesday that he did not “want to speak for the court as to the reason it was dismissed.” Ainsworth opposed the dismissal. It is unclear if the Public Defender, which represented Scally, urged the judge to dismiss the case against the defendant. At the time of the dismissal, according to Ainsworth, Scally was “under a conservatorship, housed in a...
    New York Jets: The case for (and against) Alex Smith By: Geoff Magliocchetti March 4, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe inspiring story of Alex Smith won’t continue in Washington. Should its next chapters be written with the New York Jets? The roller-coaster story of Alex Smith has written its final burgundy chapter. Per Ian Rapoport and Kim Jones of NFL Network, Smith will be released by the Washington Football Team and become a free agent. The former top overall pick returned to the NFL this season after suffering a devastating leg injury in 2018 and played a role in guiding Washington to the NFC East division title, though another injury prevented him from partaking in their subsequent playoff game against Tampa Bay. Per Rapoport, Smith, set to turn 37 in May, has no plans to retire. It’s likely Smith won’t have much trouble...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Thursday that a deeply religious father who kept some of his children isolated from the outside world for years in a remote farmhouse can't stand trial on charges including child sexual abuse because he has been incapacitated by a stroke. The decision came after prosecutors last month asked the court in the northern city of Assen to drop the case because the 68-year-old suspect wasn't fit to stand trial. It brings to an end a case that made headlines around the world after one of the man's sons raised the alarm and authorities discovered the father had been living for years with six of his children in the farmhouse in the eastern Netherlands. At a preliminary hearing in January last year, prosecutors portrayed the father, identified only as Gerrit Jan van D., as a deeply religious man who saw his family...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Thursday that a deeply religious father who kept some of his children isolated from the outside world for years in a remote farmhouse can’t stand trial on charges including child sexual abuse because he has been incapacitated by a stroke. The decision came after prosecutors last month asked the court in the northern city of Assen to drop the case because the 68-year-old suspect wasn’t fit to stand trial. It brings to an end a case that made headlines around the world after one of the man’s sons raised the alarm and authorities discovered the father had been living for years with six of his children in the farmhouse in the eastern Netherlands. At a preliminary hearing in January last year, prosecutors portrayed the father, identified only as Gerrit Jan van D., as a deeply religious man who saw his...
    Former Congresswoman Katie Hill has been unable to reach a settlement with her ex-husband, Kenny Heslep, over a restraining order she is seeking to ban him from revealing photos and confidential information about her, a Los Angeles court heard Tuesday.  Now the case will go to trial. The court action has been postponed several times while Hill has been trying to reach an agreement with Heslep, whom she's accused of years of violent and sexual abuse. Heslep has denied those claims. But at Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, after hearing from attorneys for both that there's still no settlement, Judge Anne Richardson scheduled another hearing Wednesday to set a date for a full trial. Disgraced former Rep. Katie Hill is seeking a restraining order to ban her ex-husband Kenny Heslep from revealing photos and information about her. The case will go to trial after the pair were unable to reach...
    (Reuters) - Parler LLC has dropped its case against Amazon.com Inc for cutting off web-hosting services for the social media firm, according to court documents from late Tuesday. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    (Bloomberg) – Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who in 2018 promised a new beginning for a country beset by corruption and violence, is under attack for backing a candidate who has been accused of rape twice. The candidacy of Félix Salgado Macedonio for the governor’s elections on June 6 in the state of Guerrero has sparked outrage among the women of the ruling Morena party. They say it would be immoral for Salgado to remain on the ballot in a country where relentless violence against women has sparked mass protests and a national strike last year. As the president’s party is mired in an inconclusive debate over whether to remove the candidacy of Salgado, who has denied the allegations, the president has insisted that voters should voice their opinion. Critics say the refusal of AMLO, as the president is known, to end the candidacy of his fervent supporter is...
    Parler has withdrawn its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, ending its two-month effort to legally compel the company to reinstate its hosting account. Parler made the decision in a motion filed late Tuesday night in federal court for the Western District of Washington. The company gave no explanation for the move, but reserved the right to refile on similar grounds in the future. Notably, the decision to withdraw came on the same day Parler was due to file an amended complaint in the case. Parler had failed to meet an earlier February 16 filing deadline and received a two-week extension from the court — but with the case withdrawn, that deadline is now moot. Amazon first suspended service to Parler on January 9th, in the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the capitol building. Parler had sought to use antitrust law to force Amazon to restore service, but faced an...
    Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify in Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking over $750,000 in legal fees from the Trump Organization, according to Cohen’s attorney. Cohen — a former lawyer and “fixer” to Trump’s ex-president dad — originally sued the Trump Organization for $2 million in legal fees he said he ran up because of his cooperation and testimony during probes into the then-commander-in-chief by special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees. Two of the five law firms that were seeking payment have since settled their claims, leaving roughly $766,000 in legal bills to be covered, Cohen’s lawyer Hunter Winstead explained during a video hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday. Winstead told the court that while they have taken five depositions in the case already, they have sought more, one of which is for “Donald Trump Jr., which we have been told would be provided, although we haven’t been...
    A complaint for “crimes against humanity” was filed by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in the murder case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. For his “responsibility“in the murder A new twist was reported by the channel France Info in the murder case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Indeed, after the public accusation of Mohammed ben salman by the United States, Reporters Without Borders announced that he had filed a complaint against him in Germany.Tuesday March 2, RSF indicated that this complaint for “crimes against humanity“, targets in particular the crown prince for his”responsibility“in the murder of the journalist. More than 30 journalists in detention Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul in October 2018.According to Christophe Deloire, general secretary of RSF, the Saudi authorities have never respected their obligations under international law.“We have observed that this apparatus of repression, which is today...
    More On: michael cohen Fed investigation into Trump hush money paid to Stormy Daniels goes cold Michael Cohen explains shout-out to prison pals ‘Tony Meatballs’ and ‘Big Minty’ Michael Cohen says he deserves a shorter sentence Michael Cohen wants Trump to testify in his suit against Trump Organization Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify in Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking over $750,000 in legal fees from the Trump Organization, according to Cohen’s attorney. Cohen — a former lawyer and “fixer” to Trump’s ex-president dad — originally sued the Trump Organization for $2 million in legal fees he said he ran up because of his cooperation and testimony during probes into the then-commander-in-chief by special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees. Two of the five law firms that were seeking payment have since settled their claims, leaving roughly $766,000 in legal bills to be covered, Cohen’s lawyer Hunter Winstead...
    A detention center officer in New Mexico filed a lawsuit over a workplace requirement to receive the coronavirus vaccine, the first lawsuit against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. The detention center officer, Isaac Legaretta, sued a county manager and his supervisor on Sunday, Bloomberg Law reported. The officer’s attorney, Ana Garner, said he was told he would be fired for refusing inoculation. The complaint claims the county manager and supervisor violated his rights by making the vaccine a condition of employment for first responders unless reasonable accommodation has been approved.  “You can’t be forced to be a human guinea pig when a product is experimental,” Garner, an attorney for the nonprofit New Mexico Stands Up!, told Bloomberg. “We have the right to bodily integrity.” The county attorney has disputed the allegations and argued that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said employers...
    The Duchess of Sussex's privacy case 'cried out' for her to be cross-examined over a letter she wrote to her father Thomas Markle, lawyers for the Mail On Sunday and MailOnline today told a High Court bid to appeal against a judge's decision to deny them a full trial.  Meghan Markle last month won a summary judgement in her legal battle after High Court judge Mr Justice Warby said her case didn't need to go to a full trial in her privacy claim for publishing extracts of her letter to Mr Markle in 2018. However lawyers for the publishers are today challenging the judge's decision, outlining ten separate grounds that the judge failed to take into account in his original ruling.   The publishers appearing before the same judge argued he failed to sufficiently take into account that the Duchess 'undermined or diminished' the weight of her own privacy by collaborating with...
    A criminal case against Mohammed bin Salman and others in the Saudi hierarchy has been filed in a German court for the brutal 2018 murder, dismemberment and disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite the Kingdom’s denial of MBS’s direct involvement and the Biden administration’s flaccid response to the killing. ‌The 500-page complaint filed by the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the first time a criminal case has been lodged outside of what was largely considered a show trial in Saudi Arabia. That trial saw the conviction of eight people who were later pardoned after the Khashoggi family was said to have forgiven them. On Monday, the Saudi ambassador to the United Nations disputed a four-page CIA report released last week which pointed to MBS’s involvement, tweeting, “Let us all move forward to tackle the serious business of world issues!!” Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi called the...
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection. The judicial process led by Judge Rafael Martínez began Monday following years of demands by human rights activists as well as numerous obstacles, including prosecutors who shelved investigations of Fujimori in the past. The new prosecutor in the case, Pablo Espinoza, said sterilizations were carried out in unsanitary conditions and that some women died from infections. Fujimori has been implicated in the deaths of five women and the injuries of another 1,301 women who were allegedly sterilized against their will. Fujimori, 82, is serving a 25-year prison sentence for two killings by the military during his 1990-2000 administration. He has also been convicted of corruption and faces...
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection. The judicial process led by Judge Rafael Martínez began Monday following years of demands by human rights activists as well as numerous obstacles, including prosecutors who shelved investigations of Fujimori in the past. The new prosecutor in the case, Pablo Espinoza, said sterilizations were carried out in unsanitary conditions and that some women died from infections. Fujimori has been implicated in the deaths of five women and the injuries of another 1,301 women who were allegedly sterilized against their will. Fujimori, 82, is serving a 25-year prison sentence for two killings by the military during his 1990-2000 administration. He has also been convicted of corruption and...
    Cardi B has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation case against herself and sister Hennessy Carolina. The Grammy winner was named in a lawsuit back in September, after a beach altercation in the Hamptons with a group of 'racist MAGA supporters.' She claimed that Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo and Manuel Alarcon are just seeking a money grab by suing celebrities, as they asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit, according to TMZ. Motion to dismiss: Cardi B has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation case against herself and sister Hennessy Carolina (pictured in April, 2019) Defamation suit: The Grammy winner was named in a lawsuit back in September, after a beach altercation in the Hamptons with a group of 'racist MAGA supporters' The 28-year-old and Hennessy, 25, argue in court documents that their words were opinions, which doesn't make them liable for defamation. They wrote in the...
    (CBS Detroit) – New information in the case against former US Gymnastics coach John Geddert tied to the Larry Nasser gymnastics sex abuse scandal. Michigan State police say Geddert’s body was found by troopers yesterday at the rest area of eastbound I-96 in Clinton County. READ MORE: Detroit Black Hair Care Products In 300+ Walmart Stores Nationwide, Owners Starting Buy Black To Impact Campaign For Charity The attorney general’s office confirms he died by suicide. This just hours after he was formally charged by Michigan prosecutors facing 24 charges including human trafficking and criminal sexual assault. Geddert was head coach of the US Olympic gymnastics team in 2012 whose team doctor was Larry Nasser. READ MORE: BorgWarner Donates $1,025,000 To Kettering University To Support Opportunities For Minorities Both the charges and death of Geddert have brought a widespread reaction from victims and Michigan officials. The mother of one of Nasser’s...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums The battle between Apple and Epic Games continues. After Epic Games undertook its fight in favor of consumer rights taking Fortnite as a spearhead, the 2 companies took their lawsuit to the legal field and still has no resolution and to assist in the process, Apple has just involved Valve . In November 2020, Apple had requested information from Valve, the company in charge of Steam, related to the revenue and sales of games on the platform for the last 6 years in order to rely on it to defend against the allegations from Epic Games about creating a monopoly thanks to the App Store. Apple believed that this information would be of interest in the case, as it is a rival company to the Epic Games Store in terms of the distribution of...
    Bollywood megastar Hrithik Roshan has been summoned to appear before the Mumbai crime branch at 11 am on Saturday to record his statement in a case he registered against actor Kangana Ranaut in 2016 involving an exchange of emails between the two. In 2016, Roshan had filed a complaint alleging that someone impersonating him was emailing Ranaut from a bogus email id. Kangana had then claimed that the email id was provided to her by Roshan and they had been communicating through the same email id till 2014. The emails were allegedly sent in 2013 and 2014. Kangana Ranaut Vs Hrithik Roshan Continues! Actress Says ‘His Sob Story Starts Again’ After Actor’s Complaint Transfers To Crime Intelligence Unit. In 2016, Roshan had sent a legal notice to Ranaut after she had referred to him as a silly ex. Roshan had denied having any kind of relationship with Ranaut. The two...
    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA’s ethics judges closed a bribery investigation against German great Franz Beckenbauer because a statute of limitations expired, soccer’s world governing body said Thursday. Beckenbauer and other German officials who helped organize the 2006 World Cup had been subject to a FIFA ethics investigation opened in 2016. There was no time limitation on bribery prosecutions in FIFA’s ethics code until it amended the rules in 2018 to add a 10-year limit. Cases against Theo Zwanziger, who once replaced Beckenbauer on the FIFA executive committee member, and Horst Schmidt were also closed, FIFA said Thursday. The case invovled a complex trail of suspect payments between the German World Cup organizers, FIFA and Qatari soccer official Mohamed bin Hammam ahead of the 2006 tournament. “Mr. Beckenbauer’s actions were related and limited to the bribe payment of (10 million Swiss francs) to Mr. Bin Hammam, which occurred in 2002,”...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former U.S. attorney and circuit judge was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor in the case against a St. Louis couple who waved guns at racial injustice protesters last summer. Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer chose Richard Callahan to prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who have pleaded not guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering. Callahan was the U.S. attorney in St. Louis from 2010 to 2017, and was a circuit judge and a prosecutor in Cole County. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner was disqualified from the case in December after a judge ruled she created an appearance of impropriety by mentioning the McCloskey case in fundraising emails before the Democratic primary in August. Callahan said Wednesday from his Jefferson City home that he has prosecuted politically charged cases in the past, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “I am going to approach it...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former U.S. attorney and circuit judge was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor in the case against a St. Louis couple who waved guns at racial injustice protesters last summer. Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer chose Richard Callahan to prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who have pleaded not guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering. Callahan was the U.S. attorney in St. Louis from 2010 to 2017, and was a circuit judge and a prosecutor in Cole County. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner was disqualified from the case in December after a judge ruled she created an appearance of impropriety by mentioning the McCloskey case in fundraising emails before the Democratic primary in August. Callahan said Wednesday from his Jefferson City home that he has prosecuted politically charged cases in the past, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “I am going to...
    More On: bruce springsteen Bruce Springsteen to appear in virtual hearing today for DWI bust Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up for new Spotify podcast Letters to the Editor — Feb. 13, 2021 This is the rock-star lawyer repping Bruce Springsteen in his DWI case Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday pleaded guilty to downing shots of tequila with fans at a New Jersey park — as prosecutors dismissed charges of DWI and reckless driving in his November arrest. The disposition in the high-profile case was announced during The Boss’ arraignment on the three misdemeanor charges stemming from his Nov. 14 arrest at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook. “I had two shots of tequila,” the “Born in the USA” singer admitted during the virtual hearing. Federal prosecutors dropped the DWI and reckless driving charges, noting that Springsteen’s blood alcohol content was a measly 0.02 — far below the state’s legal...
    A German court convicted a former Syrian intelligence officer Wednesday for complicity in crimes against humanity in a landmark case involving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Eyad al-Gharib, 44, was accused of helping to arrest pro-democracy protesters in 2011 who were later tortured and murdered, BBC News reported. Another Syrian, 58-year-old Anwar Raslan, is still on trial. Both men were granted asylum in Germany after fleeing Syria’s civil war and were then arrested in 2019. Al-Gharib was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail. The historic case is the first-ever trial over alleged widespread human rights abuses committed by Assad’s regime, according to the report. Prosecuting al-Gharib was a test case intended to build up a body of evidence about the crimes committed by Assad’s regime. The goal was to build evidence that could be used in other trials around the world. Sedra Alshehabi stands with a placard and picture of her...
    GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — There was a small victory this week for a group of restaurants fighting to have insurance companies pay out certain COVID-19 claims. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday, a federal judge ruled one case can proceed – despite the insurance company’s request to have it tossed. READ MORE: We Do Not Stick Strictly To Those Phases: Arwady On Why Some Chicago Neighborhoods Are Allowing Anyone 18 And Over To Get A COVID Vaccine The owner of one restaurant in Glenview, and another in Wilmette, said he has insurance to protect him from business interruptions. He has been paying premiums for decades and has never had a claim before – which is why he began fighting when he did have a claim and was denied. The Valley Lodge Restaurant in Glenview has been in business for 52 years. Owner Bill Stavrou and employees get...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a $44.7 million judgment against the city of Chicago, awarded by a jury more than three years ago over off-duty Officer Patrick Kelly’s shooting of his friend, Michael LaPorta, after a night of heavy drinking. In January of 2010, police were called to Kelly’s home and found LaPorta with a gunshot wound to the head. Kelly claimed LaPorta had shot himself with the officer’s gun in a suicide attempt. It wasn’t until 2017 that the case was revisited and investigators found that Kelly had pulled the trigger and then lied about it for nine years. READ MORE: Chicago Police Board Begins Hearings On Bid To Fire Officer Patrick Kelly For Shooting Friend And Lying About It That same year, a federal jury found the city liable for LaPorta’s injuries, which have left him permanently disabled, paralyzed on the left side....
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say they have found no breach of law in an article about the role of Poles in the Holocaust and have dropped the case against the journalist who wrote it for a left-wing newspaper in October. The police questioned Katarzyna Markusz this month after a complaint that her article, “Polish participation in the Holocaust” in the Krytyka Polityczna daily, insulted the Polish nation. Anyone found guilty of breaching that law can face up to three years in prison. Critics took issue with a sentence that asked if Polish authorities will ever admit that there was widespread aversion to Jews before World War II and that “Polish participation in the Holocaust was a fact of history.” A spokeswoman for prosecutors in Warsaw said late Monday they found no breach of law in the text and discontinued the case. Markusz told The Associated...
    More On: stormy daniels Fed investigation into Trump hush money paid to Stormy Daniels goes cold GoFundMe to have Stormy Daniels blow up Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza fizzles Michael Avenatti’s Nike extortion sentencing delayed to 2021 Michael Avenatti wants sentencing delayed due to COVID-19 spike The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels, who accused former President Donald Trump of defaming her. The actress has claimed she had a tryst with Trump in 2006 and in 2016 agreed to a $130,000 confidentiality agreement, which became public in 2018. Trump has publicly denied her allegations of an affair. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump for defamation after he ridiculed a sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 over her claims about Trump. The then-president retweeted a message that noted the similarity in appearance between the sketch and a photo...
    Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a defamation dispute between Stormy Daniels, a former adult film actress, and former President Donald Trump, who Daniels' claims to have had an affair with years before he was president. In declining to revive the lawsuit filed by Daniels, the Supreme Court leaves untouched a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the former president. Mr. Trump accused Daniels of lying about their alleged relationship and her claims that she was threatened by an unidentified man after agreeing to reveal the details of their tryst. The legal battle between Mr. Trump and Daniels arose after Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, said she would speak with In Touch Weekly magazine about her purported affair with the former president in 2011. After agreeing to reveal the relationship, which she said occurred in 2006 after he married...
    Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a defamation case that the adult movie actress known as Stormy Daniels filed against former President Donald Trump, leaving in place lower court rulings that went against her.In court papers, Daniels -- whose real name is Stephanie Clifford -- said that she agreed to cooperate with a magazine that was intending to publish details about her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006.Afterward, she says, she was threatened by a stranger who approached her and told her "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story." Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax returns to NY prosecutorShe released a sketch of the man who threatened her. Shortly after the sketch was released, a Twitter user, not related to the parties in the case, tweeted out the sketch juxtaposed with a photo of Clifford's ex-husband.Trump retweeted the tweet writing "a sketch years later about a...
    As US nears 500K COVID deaths, health care workers fight on amid heartbreak Republican governor says Trump should not define the GOPs future Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned Americans to steel themselves against a sense of Covid-19 complacency even as coronavirus infections plummet and some scientists predict that herd immunity is just around the corner. "The slope that's coming down is really terrific — it's very steep, and it's coming down very, very quickly. But we are still at a level that's very high," Fauci, a top pandemic advisor to President Joe Biden, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Fauci said he didn't want people to think that just because the slope of infections was in sharp decline that "we're out of the woods now." © Provided by CNBC NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing...
    Texas TikTok users capture the destruction from this weeks snowstorm Fox News Accuses Britt McHenry of ‘Long-Running Pattern of Deception’ Surrounding Sexual Harassment Evidence from ‘Lost’ Phone Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ will earn $4.1 million in 2021 after winning his arbitration case against the team, according to multiple reports. © Reuters/David Banks MLB: Wild Card-Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs Chicago submitted a $3.25 million salary figure. Happ is the first player to beat the Cubs in arbitration since Shawon Dunston in 1990, according to NBC Sports Chicago. Dunston was awarded $1.25 million and the team submitted $950,000. Happ batted .258 with 12 homers, 28 RBIs and 11 doubles in 57 games during the shortened, 60-game 2020 season. The 26-year-old Happ has 62 homers, 170 RBIs and a .248 average in 372 games with the Cubs over the past four seasons. --Field Level Media
    Loading the player... Omarosa Manigault Newman is still facing a lawsuit with the Justice Department. All eyes were on the former White House aide after she spoke out against Donald Trump and the White House, post her abrupt firing in 2017. Her legal troubles are due to her failure to file a required financial disclosure, per Politico. Manigault Newman is being asked to pay $61,585 for failing to file financial disclosure records. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon is presiding over the case. Omarosa Manigault-Newman (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Read More: Omarosa says Trump is having a ‘psychotic episode’ over election loss “She…made no attempt to file any Termination Report before September 2019, more than a year and a half after it was due and after this litigation was commenced,” wrote DOJ lawyers in a brief filed Thursday. “Then, following that submission—in which only half the required fields were...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese researcher visiting Stanford University who was charged with visa fraud after she allegedly hid her military background is facing new charges, federal prosecutors said. A federal grand jury charged Chen Song, 39, with obstruction of justice, destruction of documents and making false statements to a government agency, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. “We allege that while Chen Song worked as a researcher at Stanford University, she was secretly a member of China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army,” U.S. Attorney David Anderson said in a statement. “When Song feared discovery, she destroyed documents in a failed attempt to conceal her true identity. This prosecution will help to protect elite institutions like Stanford from illicit foreign influences.” Song was one of four Chinese scientists living in the U.S. and doing research at universities who were arrested last July by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese researcher visiting Stanford University who was charged with visa fraud after she allegedly hid her military background is facing new charges, federal prosecutors said. A federal grand jury charged Chen Song, 39, with obstruction of justice, destruction of documents and making false statements to a government agency, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. “We allege that while Chen Song worked as a researcher at Stanford University, she was secretly a member of China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army,” U.S. Attorney David Anderson said in a statement. “When Song feared discovery, she destroyed documents in a failed attempt to conceal her true identity. This prosecution will help to protect elite institutions like Stanford from illicit foreign influences.” Song was one of four Chinese scientists living in the U.S. and doing research at universities who were arrested last July by the Justice Department, which accused them...
    Andrew Weissmann, the lead prosecutor for former special counsel Robert Mueller, said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance recently hiring ex-prosecutor Mark Pomerantz to help him investigate former President Donald Trump means “things are heating up.” Weissmann said, “Mike Pomeranz is very well known. He is a lion of the w, criminal defense bar. It’s not so much he had a career as a great prosecutor. He was the criminal chief in the Southern District of New York at the same time I was the criminal chief in the Eastern District of New York, but he has had an incredible career in the last couple decades as a white-collar defense lawyer. I think this is really smart, Cy Vance. What you want on your team is somebody who has the chops to know where are the holes, were are the gaps in your case. As...
    Texas power grid was seconds and minutes from total failure, officials say Biden privately tells Govs: Minimum wage hike likely isn’t happening The Giants have won their arbitration case against infielder Donovan Solano, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Solano will earn $3.25M in 2021 after filing for $3.9M. © John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports Donovan Solano lost his arbitration case against the Giants. Solano, who previously appeared in the majors with the Marlins and Yankees, has turned into an unexpected success story since the Giants signed him to a minor league deal before the 2019 season. Since then, Solano has batted .328/.362/.459 in 431 plate appearances, and even though he hasn’t shown much power (.131 ISO, seven home runs), his overall output has still been 20 percent higher than the league-average mark, according to FanGraphs. Defensively, Solano has mostly lined up at second for the Giants, with whom he has managed...
    Republican New York Rep. Tom Reed laid out a possible federal case against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday over the alleged attempted cover up of the true number of coronavirus deaths in New York nursing homes. Reed, who is also a former attorney, appeared on Fox News’ “America Reports” and discussed with host Sandra Smith his call for an investigation into Cuomo’s potential involvement, as well as what aspects of the allegations could wind up forming a federal case. (RELATED: ‘Wildly Irresponsible’: CNN’s Tapper, Gupta Slam Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Latest Statement On Pandemic) “We are going to get justice finally. This is the tip of the iceberg for these 15,000 souls that we’ve been fighting for for months and in regards to the nursing home scandal, it’s not just the cover-up. That is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s actually — who advocated for...
    By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - A Berlin court ruled in favour of the heirs of the Prussian monarchy on Thursday in a dispute with a historian, the latest twist in a legal battle for compensation for treasures taken from the Hohenzollern dynasty after World War Two. The family, which ruled Germany until Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated in 1918, has demanded the return of thousands of paintings, sculptures and books from the German state as well as compensation for the expropriation of property by the Soviet Union whose forces occupied eastern Germany. The question of the Hohenzollerns’ relationship with Hitler is central to the family’s claims. Under German law, compensation is only possible if the claimant did not significantly assist Nazis' rise to power. Some historians argue the role of the Hohenzollern family was insignificant. Others say appearing with Hitler and his associates, including in a famous photo of Hitler...
    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man charged with violently entering the U.S. Capitol during the deadly riot that disrupted the certification of the presidential election will not be held in custody as the case against him proceeds in court. Glenn Wes Lee Croy was arrested Wednesday in Colorado Springs after being charged with unlawfully entering restricted buildings, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds after the FBI got a tip from someone Croy is suspected of talking to on social media. During a court appearance later in the day, a magistrate judge allowed him to be released on $5,000 bond, according to court documents. Croy is being represented by a lawyer from the federal public defender's office who is not allowed to comment on cases under office policy. The FBI identified Croy as one of hundreds of people who stormed the Capitol. He told someone on Facebook Messenger that...
    The former adviser of Podemos, Dina Bousselham, has charged against the judge investigating the Villarejo case for his “excessive and undisguised interest” in attributing a crime to her and to Vice President Pablo Iglesias in the case about the theft of his mobile in 2015, whose information appeared in the possession of the former commissioner. In a recent letter, Bousselham accuses the judge of not ceasing in his “effort” to blame both her and the leader of Podemos “in the alleged commission” of crimes when, in reality, she says, they are “victims harmed to date” of the alleged illicit activities of Villarejo. He does not question that the judge of the National Court, Manuel García Castellón, has agreed to reopen the case after the refusal of the Supreme Court to impute Pablo Iglesias for this case, but the diligence that he has requested from the Police so that inform if...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas lawmakers' tweets mocking California power outages resurface amid winter storm The Memo: Biden steps out of Trump's shadow Puerto Rico governor: Congress 'morally obligated' to act on statehood vote MORE (D-N.Y.) responded to President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden balks at K student loan forgiveness plan Biden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with preexisting condition Biden optimistic US will be in 'very different circumstance' with pandemic by Christmas MORE's comments on student loan forgiveness late Tuesday, saying the case against it "is looking shakier by the day."  "I do think in this moment of economic pain and strain that we should be eliminating interest on the debts that are accumulated, No. 1. And No. 2, I'm prepared to write off the $10,000 debt, but not [$50,000]," Biden said during the CNN town hall in Wisconsin.  Pressed by a questioner in the audience if he would see to...
    Image from May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper calling police at Central Park in New York. (Christian Cooper via AP) Christian Cooper via AP NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Cooper, the White woman arrested last year for calling 911 on a Black birdwatcher in New York’s Central Park, had her criminal case thrown out Tuesday after completing a diversionary counseling program that prosecutors said was meant to educate her on the harm of her actions. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said Manhattan prosecutors were satisfied with Cooper’s participation in the program — described as an alternative, restorative justice solution — and were not seeking to pursue the case any further. Such outcomes are standard for first-time offenders facing misdemeanor charges, Illuzzi said. Judge Anne Swern agreed to dismiss the charge of filing a false police report and said she would seal Cooper’s case file, in accordance...
    (CNN)A judge in the United States on Tuesday ruled that a civil claim for damages against Anne Sacoolas -- the woman accused of killing 19-year-old Harry Dunn while she was driving on the wrong side of the road in England -- can be heard in Virginia, according to court documents seen by CNN.Sacoolas had sought to dismiss the case on the grounds that it would have been more convenient for it to be heard in England where the crash occurred in 2019, despite the fact that she has repeatedly declared she will not travel back to the UK to face criminal prosecution.Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and fled to the US after the car crash outside RAF Croughton, a central England military base controlled by the US Air Force and used as a global intelligence gathering station by the CIA and NSA. At the US District Court in Alexandria on Tuesday,...
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday agreed to dismiss a case against Turkish state lender Halkbank filed by victims of attacks by groups linked to Iran, on the condition that the sides reach an agreement to carry on with the case in Turkey. Halkbank has been at the centre of a major dispute between Ankara and Washington. It was indicted in a separate case in New York in 2019, accused of helping Iran evade American sanctions. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote agreed to dismiss the case brought against Halkbank by 876 plaintiffs who were victims or related to victim of "an overseas terrorist attack committed by a group linked to Iran." The court accepted Halkbank's request that the case be dismissed, saying the case could be handled by a court in Turkey. It ordered the sides to submit an agreement by March 2 to litigate the case in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit filed by relatives of a Greenwood man who killed his wife and the couple’s three children before killing himself in 2015. Relatives of Brian Short had sued Park Nicollet health system, alleging that doctors did not do enough to treat Short’s mental illness before he fatally shot his wife, Karen; their three children, Cole, Madison and Brooklyn; and himself in the family’s home. According to the lawsuit, Short went to the emergency room, urgent care and his family doctor several times to get help for depression and anxiety in the summer of 2015. But the lawsuit alleges the Park Nicollet health system did not take Short’s “severe, overwhelming and rapidly worsening” illness seriously enough. A lower court dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit, and the family appealed. Brian Short (credit: CBS) The appeals court ruled...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County’s District Attorney Todd Spitzer filed a special circumstance murder charge Tuesday against Kenneth Rasmuson, a sexual predator who has been accused in the deaths of two 6-year-old boys in the 1980s. (credit: Idaho Sex Offender Registry) Rasmuson had already been charged in the 1981 murder and sexual assault of Jeffrey Vargo, who was kidnapped from his Anaheim Hills neighborhood, and whose body was found in Pomona. Rasmuson was also facing a capital murder count in the 1986 death of a boy, identified by prosecutors as Miguel Doe, whose body was found in a remote creek bed near his home in Agoura Hills. RELATED: Arrest Made In Murders Of 3 Homeless People Found Stabbed To Death Near Compton Creek Bed Spitzer filed charges from Vargo’s home county due to recent moves by Los Angeles County’s newly elected district attorney, George Gascon. Gascon’s new directives forced...
    Amy Cooper, the woman known as Central Park Karen, has never apologized directly to the innocent black man she called the cops on last May despite 'learning lots' in therapy as part of a 'restorative justice program' in exchange for having the charged against her dropped.  Cooper, 41, called police on Christian Cooper last May 25 after he told her to put a leash on her dog. She became hysterical and phoned the police, claiming he was threatening her life. He filmed their exchange and put it on social media.  Cooper was fired from her Manhattan investment firm job, blasted as 'racist' by Mayor Bill de Blasio then was eventually charged with a Class A Misdemeanor or filing a false police report- a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 1 year and fines of up to $1,000.  That charge was dropped on Tuesday because she'd completed five therapy sessions where...
    Lenny Kravitz Joins Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel in Lionsgate’s ‘Shotgun Wedding’ Should I get a personal loan for home improvements? Braves win arbitration case against Dansby Swanson The Braves have won their arbitration case against shortstop Dansby Swanson, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Swanson will earn $6M, not the $6.7M he requested, according to Heyman. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The 2021 campaign will be the penultimate season of arbitration control for Swanson, whom the Braves acquired from the Diamondbacks in a December 2015 blockbuster. Swanson was the first overall pick in the draft during the previous summer, but he never played for the D-backs. Since debuting with Atlanta in 2016, Swanson has put together a .249/.321/.396 line with 50 home runs and 31 stolen bases in 2,038 plate appearances. The 27-year-old has been a mixed bag at short, where he has totaled 18 Defensive Runs Saved and recorded a...
    Del. Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettCongressional Democrats say Trump acquittal was foregone conclusion Democratic impeachment manager: Trump trial could have lasted years if witnesses were called Impeachment manager: More witnesses would not have persuaded GOP senators to convict Trump MORE (Virgin Islands), one of the Democratic House managers during former President TrumpDonald TrumpMichigan Democrat Dingell on violent rhetoric: 'I've had men in front of my house with assault weapons' McConnell doesn't rule out getting involved in Republican primaries 75 percent of Republicans want Trump to play prominent role in GOP: poll MORE’s second impeachment trial, says some GOP senators privately told her she "made the case" against him. During an appearance on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” on Monday night, Plaskett said some Republicans said that they would still vote to acquit Trump, even though she made a strong argument that he incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that...
    President Biden will defer to his Justice Department on whether former President Donald Trump should be criminally prosecuted over the Jan. 6 sacking of the Capitol by his supporters. The Biden administration would have "an independent Justice Department" to determine whether to launch a Trump-focused investigation and possibly charge him, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. "I am not going to speculate on criminal prosecution from the White House podium," she told reporters during a Tuesday briefing. The question over Trump's criminal and civil legal exposure follows his second Senate impeachment trial acquittal last weekend — this one focused on whether he incited the angry rioters who clashed with police, forced their way into the legislative hall, and ransacked offices as they threatened then-Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers. Democratic Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson sued Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, and two right-wing...
    The case against Amy Cooper, the white woman who was seen on camera calling 911 and falsely accusing a Black man of threatening her in Central Park, has been dismissed, CBS New York reports. The video, recorded in May, showed her frantically calling police and alleging that Christian Cooper (no relation) was threatening her.  Prosecutors also said Amy Cooper made a second call that day claiming Christian Cooper also tried to assault her. She faced a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. That charge was dismissed Tuesday. The dismissal comes after Amy Cooper did five therapy sessions incorporating racial equity with Manhattan Justice Opportunities. "Given the issues at hand and Ms. Cooper's lack of criminal background, we offered her, consistent with our position on many misdemeanor cases involving a first arrest, an alternative, restorative justice resolution; designed not just to punish but to educate and promote community healing,"...
    Misdemeanor charges were dismissed Tuesday against Amy Cooper, the so-called “Central Park Karen” who falsely accused a black birdwatcher of “threatening” her. She had faced up to a year in prison on a single charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. A judge granted Manhattan prosecutors’ request to toss Cooper’s case after she completed five therapy sessions “designed for introspection and progress,” Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon at a brief virtual hearing. “They sent her to Critical Therapy Center … who provided psychoeducation and therapy services which focused on the ways in which Ms. Cooper could appreciate that racial identities shape our lives but we cannot use them to harm ourselves or others,” Illuzzi-Orbon told Manhattan Criminal Court Justice Anne Swern. “Psychoeducation about racial equality is woven into each therapy session to prompt understanding and reflection.” Asked if she wanted to be heard, Cooper, dressed in a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The case against Amy Cooper, the white woman who was seen on camera calling 911 and falsely accusing a Black man of threatening her in Central Park, has been dismissed. The video, recorded in May, showed Amy Cooper frantically calling police, while alleging Chris Cooper — no relation — was threatening her. Prosecutors also said that Amy Cooper made a second call that day claiming Chris Cooper also tried to assault her. RELATED: New York City Subway Extending Overnight Hours, As Concerns Mount About Safety And Mental Health Amy Cooper faced a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. That charge was dismissed Tuesday. The dismissal comes after Amy Cooper did five therapy sessions that incorporate racial equity with Manhattan Justice Opportunities. “Given the issues at hand and Ms. Cooper’s lack of criminal background, we offered her, consistent with our position on...
    The prosecution requested five years’ imprisonment on Tuesday, including three suspended sentences, against former Secretary of State Georges Tron during his appeal trial for rape and sexual assault before the Paris Assize Court. Two former employees of the town of Draveil (Essonne) accuse the mayor LR of having imposed touching and digital penetrations on them between 2007 and 2010, generally during threesome scenes with his assistant to Culture at the time, Brigitte Gruel. In the case of Georges Tron, the prosecution asked the court that the two years of sentence required not covered by the suspension be carried out under electronic bracelet. She also requested a two-year suspended prison sentence against Ms. Gruel. The defendants, who deny en bloc, had been acquitted at first instance. In a two-and-a-half-hour indictment, Advocate General Jean-Christophe Muller tried to “unravel this tight interweaving which in this case is all at the same time...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yuri Dmitriev, a Russian historian who exposed Stalin-era crimes, is due on Tuesday to appeal against a 13-year jail term that his supporters say was based on fabricated charges. Dmitriev, 65, was found guilty in July of sexually abusing his adopted daughter, a charge he denied. He was due to be freed in November due to time served. But a court in Russia's northwestern Karelia region in September abruptly added a decade to his sentence and said he would be held in a high-security penal colony. His lawyer and supporters say the case against him is retribution for him helping expose Stalin's 1937-38 Great Terror, in which nearly 700,000 people were executed, according to conservative official estimates. Dmitriev found a mass grave after the Soviet breakup containing thousands of bodies of people held in Stalin's Gulag network of prison camps. Memorial, a rights group where Dmitriev works,...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Yes, toxicity in online games is serious business, but there are also certain acts that are detrimental to the experience or that are exploited to gain an unfair advantage. In the case of Valorant, the tactical shooter from Riot Games, they have tried to ensure that the user experience is good and that the minimum is dealt with regarding situations of hostility or cheating and soon the game will see new guidelines and sanctions. According to information from the Valorant development team, new guidelines will be in place soon to improve the gaming experience and provide a fair and incident-free gaming environment. On specific issues, Riot Games reported that patch 2.04 will focus more attention on AFK-related incidents, meaning premeditated absences in the middle of the game that can sometimes change the course of...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors have filed felony gun possession charges against a man who, according to the criminal complaint, is suspected in an unprovoked downtown attack and shooting that occurred last October. Alvin Merrite, 47, was charged Feb. 11 with being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the criminal complaint. He has not yet had a court date and is being held in the San Francisco jail, public records show. According to the complaint, Merrite was identified through surveillance footage as a man who’d fired at three people within 10 minutes on the night of Oct. 2. None of the victims were struck by gunfire. “Merrite approached two males (Victims #1 and #2) who were walking westbound on Market Street from Montgomery Street. Merrite grabbed Victim #2 without provocation, while waving and firing a black pistol in the air,” special agent Joseph DeMartini with the Bureau...
    The Madrid Provincial Prosecutor’s Office confirmed this Monday that it has archived the investigation procedures open to the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, as a result of an anonymous complaint after the Fuenlabrada trip to play with Deportivo on the last day of last season and the covid-19 outbreak in the Madrid club. “The archival decree explains that part of the facts were already being investigated by a Court of A Coruña”, which is why “he did not analyze them”, and on the other, that he does not find any type of criminal relevance in the rest of the actions carried out by Tebas that appear in the complaint, “reported the Prosecutor’s Office. She explained that, in addition to the Fuenlabrada trip, the complainant also refers to the participation of Tebas on July 20 in a meeting called by the Higher Sports Council (CSD) after the postponement of Depor-Fuenlabrada, two...
    In the event that the necessary majority is reached to impute Trump, something that seems distant today, the case would remain in the hands of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has a conservative majority and three judges appointed by Trump. But that, as happened in the case of his attempts to reverse the election, may not mean much. “The judges are not necessarily married to protecting whoever appointed them, in any case they are more concerned about who can remove them. If there would be a greater possibility of taking this through the normal courts, although that will depend on the calculation you make. the Democratic Party in power, “Calleros said. Even if the Senate, as all indicates, votes against finding Donald Trump guilty of insurrection, the Democrats can take the case before a common court later. Since the crime of insurrection does not prescribe,...
    Kaia hugs supermodel pal Cara as they step out for a dog walk Four people in Oregon who received both doses of vaccine test positive Rays win arbitration case against lefty Ryan Yarbrough The Rays have won their arbitration hearing against left-hander Ryan Yarbrough, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports.  Tampa Bay will pay Yarbrough $2.3M in 2021, as opposed to the $3.1M salary he was hoping to land. © Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Yarbrough lost his arbitration case against the Rays. This was the first of four arb-eligible years for Yarbrough, who qualified for the extra arbitration year by gaining enough service time to reach Super Two eligibility.  Therefore, he gets his first big (if not quite as big as he was hoping) guaranteed payday a bit earlier in his career, and he’ll have an opportunity for greater earning potential as his arbitration salaries escalate up until he is eligible...
    President Donald Trump was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial Saturday as the vast majority of Republicans held together against a charge that he incited the Capitol riot of January 6. It was an outcome that was expected but nevertheless disappointed Democrats, who made Trump both the first U.S. president to be impeached twice and the first to be acquitted twice. There were a few surprises from within Republican ranks. Sen. Richard Burr, who is retiring and previously chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee during the Russia probe, voted 'guilty.' So did Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who had appeared to waver and who voted earlier that the proceeding was constitutional.   Also voting 'guilty' were Republicans Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Ben Sasse.   Democratic House managers who brought the charge could at least claim that the former president suffered a bipartisan rebuke – with a majority voting to convict him on...
    National Rally leader Marine Le Pen and MEP Gilbert Collard were in court this week as prosecutors demand a 5,000 euro fine against the two for exposing Islamic State atrocities by sharing pictures of them on Twitter in 2015. The two French politicians had posted the photographs after journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin compared the Front National, as National Rally was formerly known, to the radical Islamic terrorist group. Both politicians admit to posting the photographs but protested the hate speech charges against them, French newspaper Le Figaro reports, with Le Pen stating: “It is crime, not photographic reproduction of the crime, that undermines human dignity!” Le Pen compared the images to the photograph of Aylan Kurdi, a child who had drowned during the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 whose picture made front pages of newspapers worldwide, stating: “This photo was published by the entire French media without the prosecutor’s office ever finding a...
    In the course of one extraordinary hour, the defense team for former President Donald Trump thoroughly demolished the impeachment case against him that House Managers spent two days alleging.   It was a resounding and humiliating defeat.  The defense could have rested its case after the first 60 minutes.  It was over.  They won hands down.  In the end, Trump’s lawyers used less than three hours of their allotted 16 hours before resting.  The brilliance of the defense was the use of videotape to exonerate Trump. They beat prosecutors at their own game.  The clips showed the shameful hypocrisy of both the managers and Democrats who have absurdly accused Trump of inciting an insurrection by using the terms "fight" and "fight like hell" when he spoke to a crowd of supporters on January 6, 2021.  The damning video presented by the defense showed each and every House Manager voicing the identical...
    Meghan Markle has broken her silence after declaring victory in her battle against the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday for invading the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing a letter she wrote to her estranged father. "After two long years of pursuing litigation, I am grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices," the 39-year-old said in a statement sent to Fox News on Friday. "These tactics (and those of their sister publications MailOnline and the Daily Mail) are not new; in fact, they’ve been going on for far too long without consequence," she shared. "For these outlets, it’s a game. For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships, and very real sadness. The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep." "The world needs reliable, fact-checked, high-quality news," Markle continued. "What The Mail...
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    Charges have been dropped against two police officers in Buffalo, N.Y., who pushed a 75-year-old protester during a demonstration against police brutality and racial injustice last year. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced during a news conference on Thursday that a grand jury voted to dismiss the case against officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski. The officers were charged with felony second-degree assault after being seen in footage last June pushing 75-year-old Martin Gugino during a protest against the death of George Floyd. Video of the incident showed Gugino approaching the officers, getting pushed back, falling backwards and hitting the ground, with blood then pooling by his head. Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man in Niagara Square to the ground (WARNING: Graphic). Video from: @MikeDesmondWBFO pic.twitter.com/JBKQLvzfET— WBFO (@WBFO) June 5, 2020 Flynn said Thursday that he brought the charges because under state law if there's an “intentional act” involving a victim 65...
    The prosecution's final day of arguments in the Trump impeachment trial drew to a close Thursday, with the defense set to take the stand on Friday and Saturday.  Here are five key moments from the proceeding, where House impeachment managers Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif., shared much of the spotlight:  Democratic impeachment prosecutors use rioters' words against Trump House impeachment managers aired clips of rioters who said they were acting at Trump’s request, in an effort to connect the former president’s rhetoric to the violence seen on Jan. 6.  "We were invited here," a rioter can be heard yelling in one clip to the police trying to hold the line. "We were invited by the president of the United States." In another video, rioters are inside the Capitol and discuss calling Trump personally to let him know what they've done. "He'll be happy," one Trump supporter says. "We're...
    (CNN)House impeachment managers on Thursday concluded their case against Donald Trump, urging senators to convict the former President for inciting the insurrectionists that attacked the US Capitol on January 6, with lead manager Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, delivering the team's closing argument.Read his remarks below:Mr. President, Members of the Senate, first of all, thank you for your close attention and seriousness of purpose that you've demonstrated over the last few days. Thank you also for your courtesy to the House Managers as we have come over here, strangers in a strange land, to make our case before this distinguished and august body.We are about to close, and I am proud that our Managers have been so disciplined and so focused. I think we are closing somewhere between five and six hours under the time you have allotted to us but we think we've been able to tell you everything...
    Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin The nine House impeachment managers spent Day One of their arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial building a devastating case against Trump, showing not just the violence of January 6 but the months of incitement leading up to it. Senate Republicans seem unmoved. Well, the arguments aren’t done yet. This is the second and final day of the House managers’ case against Trump. It will be aired on major television news networks and streamed on their websites. Daily Kos will have continuing coverage. Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 · 8:45:12 PM +00:00 · Mark Sumner Rep. Joe Neguse is in in the midst of walking the evidence a final time to show that Trump is in fact guilty of incitement. 
    As House impeachment managers presented their case on Thursday that President Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the Capitol, Trump defense lawyer David Schoen appeared on Fox News to rail against the trial. During arguments from the Democrats, Fox’s John Roberts and Sandra Smith cut away from the trial in order to speak with Schoen, who was apparently in the Russell Rotunda instead of witnessing the case against his client. As CNN and MSNBC stuck with the ongoing trial against the former president for incitement of insurrection, Roberts kicked off the Schoen interview by asking if it was true the Trump defense team will conclude after one day of arguments instead of two. “We will see how that goes,” Schoen said. “There is no reason for us to be out there a long time. This trial never should have happened, and if it happened, it should be as short as possible...
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    The nine House impeachment managers spent Day One of their arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial building a devastating case against Trump, showing not just the violence of January 6 but the months of incitement leading up to it. Senate Republicans seem unmoved. Well, the arguments aren’t done yet. This is the second and final day of the House managers’ case against Trump. It will be aired on major television news networks and streamed on their websites. Daily Kos will have continuing coverage.
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state investigators brought fresh charges against Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, on Thursday, accusing her of violently entering a flat in December, her supporters said on Twitter. The case against Sobol, who is under house arrest facing charges she flouted COVID-19 restrictions at a protest last month, comes amid a crackdown on Navalny's allies and supporters who have staged several rallies to protest against his jailing. Most of Navalny's prominent allies are now in custody or under house arrest, but his supporters plan to stage a brief Valentine's Day protest in residential courtyards across the country this Sunday. The new charges against Sobol relate to a case opened in December. Her supporters said she rang the doorbell of a flat owned by the family of a man who Navalny has said was an FSB security service officer involved in his poisoning. The...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial said Thursday it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a libel case in Poland in which two prominent Holocaust researchers were ordered to apologize to a woman for allegedly slandering her uncle over his wartime actions. Lawyers for 81-year-old Filomena Leszczynska argued that the scholars had slandered her late uncle, Edward Malinowski, by suggesting he had helped kill Jews during World War II. The family says he saved Jews during the German occupation of Poland. At stake in the case was Polish national pride, according to the plaintiffs, and according to the defendants, the future of independent research into an extremely sensitive issue. In a statement, Yad Vashem stressed the importance of academic freedom and said any attempt to limit it through political or legal pressure was “unacceptable.” It defended the two researchers, Barbara Engelking and Jan Grabowski, and the book...
    The Duchess of Sussex has won her claim that her privacy was breached over the publication of a letter to her father Thomas, the High Court ruled today. Meghan, 39, is suing Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), publishers of the Mail On Sunday and MailOnline, for misuse of private information, and infringement of copyright for publishing extracts of a letter she sent her father Mr Markle, 76, after her royal wedding in 2018. Following today's ruling, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline said they would be considering an appeal. A spokesman said: 'We are very surprised by today's summary judgment and disappointed at being denied the chance to have all the evidence heard and tested in open court at a full trial. We are carefully considering the judgement's contents and will decide in due course whether to lodge an appeal.' Mr Justice Warby ruled the issue over ownership of copyright of...
    Meghan Markle has declared victory in her battle against the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday for invading the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing a private letter she wrote to her estranged father. On Thursday, Judge Mark Warby said Associated Newspapers misused the 39-year-old’s private information in five February 2019 articles in the British tabloid and on the MailOnline website, which published portions of a handwritten letter to former Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle, after her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. The judge said the duchess "had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private. The Mail articles interfered with that reasonable expectation." The ruling is a major victory for the duchess, who sued the publisher for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. Associated Newspapers contested the claim, and a trial was scheduled for the fall. The duchess asked for a summary judgment to settle the case...
    The nine House impeachment managers spent Day One of their arguments in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial building a devastating case against Trump, showing not just the violence of January 6 but the months of incitement leading up to it. Senate Republicans seem unmoved. Well, the arguments aren’t done yet. This is the second and final day of the House managers’ case against Trump. It will be aired on major television news networks and streamed on their websites. Daily Kos will have continuing coverage.
    London (CNN)Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has won a privacy claim in her case against a tabloid newspaper that published a handwritten letter to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.The judge in the case issued a summary judgement, which will avoid a full trial.Markle sued newspaper publisher Associated Newspapers Limited after the group's tabloid, the Mail on Sunday, printed portions of a handwritten letter that she had sent to her father, Thomas Markle, in 2018. The Mail on Sunday and Associated Newspapers previously ​said they stood by the decision to publish excerpts from the letter and would defend the case vigorously.Another hearing to decide matters related to the case and outline next steps will take place on March 2, 2021.
    House Democratic impeachment managers will conclude their case on Thursday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillary Clinton: Trump acquittal 'will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators' Former Republican officials in talks to form center-right anti-Trump party: report Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting 'Trumpism' MORE should be convicted for inciting a mob to attack the Capitol. Follow along for updates all day on the trial's proceedings.   Democrats plan to highlight Trump's 'lack of remorse' for Capitol riot 11:15 a.m. House Democrats prosecuting Donald Trump's impeachment case intend to use the third day of the Senate trial to highlight what they cast as the former president's unabashed reaction to the deadly Capitol riot. The Democratic impeachment managers spent much of Wednesday making the case that Trump laid the groundwork for the attack with weeks of false claims that November's election was "stolen" from him, then incited supporters to march...
    Despite the House impeachment managers’ devastating case that Donald Trump incited the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Senate Republicans remain determined to let him off the hook. The arguments Wednesday showed Trump’s repeated attacks on Mike Pence for refusing to try to overturn the election results. They showed the mob chanting “Hang Mike Pence.” They showed Trump’s tweet yet again directing the ire of his supporters at Pence, and they showed an insurrectionist reading that tweet through a bullhorn in the middle of the attack on the Capitol. But according to Sen. Ted Cruz, “They spent a great deal of time focusing on the horrific acts of violence that were played out by the criminals, but the language from the President doesn't come close to meeting the legal standard for incitement.” “Donald Trump over many months cultivated violence, praised it,” Del. Stacey Plaskett, one of the House managers, said....
    Sen. Raphael Warnock and the organization he chaired for three years, the New Georgia Project, could be in hot water after the Georgia State Election Board advanced a case against them based on accusations they didn't deliver voter registration applications on time in 2019, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The board voted Wednesday to refer the case against the New Georgia Project to the state attorney general's office to continue the investigation or pursue prosecution, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. FULTON COUNTY PROSECUTORS LAUNCH CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP PHONE CALL WITH GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE The New Georgia Project, which was founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams, is accused of delivering 1,268 voter registration applications to Gwinnett County after the 10-day deadline set by state election rules, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has previously called out the New Georgia Project for its practices. Raffensperger is the chairman of the State Election Board...
    Impeachment Manager Rep. Joe Neguse speaks making the case that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the January 6th attack Wednesday brought the first day of Donald Trump’s actual second impeachment trial, and the House managers came packing a case that could not have been more complete or compelling. Over the course of the day, the managers showed how Trump prepared his followers to revolt even before the election with repetitions of the idea that he could only lose if there was fraud. When he did lose, Trump immediately jumped in to claim that massive fraud had occurred, describing it in apocalyptic terms that meant the end of America. Throughout the period from the election to January 6, Trump repeatedly called on his supporters to actively fight to “stop the steal,” constantly signaling the need to take action and never condemning acts of violence or intimidation.  The House team also went...
    (CNN)House impeachment managers will finish arguing their case on Thursday that former President Donald Trump incited an insurrection one day after they showed violent and disturbing video footage of the attack on the US Capitol as they urged senators to convict at the Senate trial. Never-before-seen Capitol security camera footage forced senators to relive the harrowing attack and confront chilling new details about the incredibly serious threat posed to everyone in the Capitol, including lawmakers.A number of GOP senators made clear Wednesday evening that they were shaken by what they saw, but still signaled they won't change how they plan to vote as Trump appears headed toward acquittal at the conclusion of the trial. Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana called the video "riveting," saying, "it's just as kind of hard to take now as it was then." Asked if Wednesday's presentation will impact how he will vote, Braun answered,...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Epic Games made it clear for years that it would not allow any kind of cheating in Fortnite. The company launched a campaign against the battle royale cheaters that resulted in various legal disputes and court visits. One particular case that attracted attention was when the study sued a minor. The company accused the 14-year-old of promoting cheats and tools to gain advantage in Fortnite from various YouTube channels. Soon after, the boy’s mother came to the defendant’s defense and singled out Epic Games for using the young man as a scapegoat. This conflict, which began in November 2017, is finally nearing its end, as those involved in the lawsuit finally reached an agreement. Use our creator code: LEVELUP_COM Epic closes case against Fortnite player after 3 years According to recent information,...
    Rep. Eric Swalwell’s job as a House impeachment manager is to convince at least two-thirds of the Senate to convict former President Trump of inciting an insurrection. Swalwell, D-Calif., made a case against former President Trump during the impeachment trial on Wednesday where he played previously unseen security footage from last month's riot at the Capitol. FAST FACTS Other prominent Republicans have scoffed at Swalwell’s role in the proceedings, including Sen. Rand Paul Swalwell argued the insurrection allegations were not simply about the speech Trump gave at a rally shortly before the riot broke out. A number of leading Republicans remain unconvinced that Swalwell belongs on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security committees. "That’s an interesting choice...somebody who's part of a Chinese espionage ring effectively, so it's a provocative choice," Sen. Josh Hawley, told a pool reporter during a break in the proceedings about Swalwell’s selection as an impeachment manager. Follow below for more updates on Trump's impeachment....
    Rep. Eric Swalwell’s job as a House impeachment manager is to convince at least two-thirds of the Senate to convict former President Trump of inciting an insurrection, but a number of leading Republicans remain unconvinced that he belongs on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security committees. "That’s an interesting choice...somebody who's part of a Chinese espionage ring effectively, so it's a provocative choice," Sen. Josh Hawley, told a pool reporter during a break in the proceedings about Swalwell’s selection as an impeachment manager. In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP) Swalwell had posted on Twitter after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to criticize Sens.  Hawley and Ted Cruz as the "Coup Klux Klan." They were...
    BRITAIN was “too slow” to act in the fight against coronavirus and prepared for “the wrong pandemic”, Jeremy Hunt has admitted.  The former health secretary said the government had ramped up plans to deal with the flu - but ignored the threat posed by other viruses. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Britain was “too slow” to act in the fight against coronavirus and prepared for “the wrong pandemic”, Jeremy Hunt has admittedCredit: Sky News 3Mr Hunt acknowledged that his decisions had left the NHS less prepared to deal with the virus when it arrived in the UK early last year (stock photo)Credit: Getty - Pool Speaking to Sky News, Mr Hunt acknowledged that his decisions had left the NHS less prepared to deal with the virus when it arrived in the UK last year. He said: “We planned extensively for pandemics... but we...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 10Dems call Trump 'inciter in chief' of Capitol attackProsecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no "innocent bystander" but the "inciter in chief" of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden.Opening the first full day of arguments, the lead House prosecutor promised to lay out evidence that shows the president encouraged a rally crowd to head to the Capitol, then did nothing to stem the violence and watched with...
    Impeachment Manager Del. Stacey Plaskett The House impeachment managers kicked off day one of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial with a searing video of the Capitol attack, reminding senators of the stakes of the trial—and of the danger they had faced—at the beginning of an argument about the constitutionality of impeaching someone after he’s left office. Day two begins the actual arguments for convicting Trump, and it’s expected to bring more video evidence of what Trump incited and how he incited it. The arguments will be presented by the nine House impeachment managers, led by Rep. Jamie Raskin. They have 16 hours to make the case over two days before Trump’s alternately incompetent and scary defense has the same amount of time. You can watch on most television news channels or their websites, and Daily Kos will have live coverage.
    CLEVELAND (AP) — An assault charge was dropped against one of two people accused of causing permanent hearing loss to a Cleveland restaurant employee while using megaphones during a coronavirus protest outside the eatery. The county prosecutor's office this week dropped the charge against Josiah Douglas, 25, of Cleveland, but the charge still stands against Sydney Yahner, 21, of Willoughby, Cleveland.com reported. Both were indicted in January by a Cuyahoga County grand jury. Defense attorney, Peter Pattakos, said he was pleased prosecutors dismissed the case against Douglas and was hopeful they would do the same with Yahner's charges. He initially called the charges an “outrageous attack” on the pair’s First Amendment right to engage in peaceful protest. Douglas and Yahner were among a small group of protesting near an outdoor patio at a restaurant in July to protest what they said was the lax response to pandemic protocols there and...
    The National Court files the case against the man who shot photographs of members of the Government