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    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office defended the governor’s reputation Friday in response to calls for an investigation into allegations against Cuomo. Lindsey Boylan accused Cuomo of kissing her without her consent during a one-on-one briefing, making her uncomfortable, and making a number of sexually charged comments to her. The governor’s office has denied these allegations. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office defended the governor’s reputation Friday in response to calls for an investigation into allegations against Cuomo. Lindsey Boylan, who worked for the Cuomo administration from March 2015 to October 2018, announced Wednesday that the governor kissed her without her consent during a one-on-one briefing, made her uncomfortable, and made a number of sexually charged comments to her. The governor’s office denied these allegations Wednesday, saying that her “claims of inappropriate behavior are quite simply false.” Boylan has not responded to many requests for comment...
    Velodyne, which makes LIDAR sensors crucial for the operation of autonomous vehicles, has removed its founder, David Hall, as chair of the company’s board following an investigation, Reuters reports. Hall’s wife, Marta Thoma Hall, has also stepped down as chief marketing officer. The investigation, which started in December 2020, concluded that the Halls “each behaved inappropriately with regard to Board and Company processes, and failed to operate with respect, honesty, integrity, and candor in their dealings with Company officers and directors,” the company said in a statement. David Hall had previously stepped down as chairman of the board “voluntarily,” the board said, and transitioned to a new role as executive chairman. Marta Hall was terminated as an employee of the company but will remain a member of the board of directors. “The Board also formally censured both Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall, and directed them both to...
    Google has fired a second member of its 'ethical AI' team after an investigation into why she allegedly downloaded thousands of internal documents and shared them with people outside of the company. AI researcher Margaret Mitchell announced the news on her Twitter on Friday, simply writing: 'I'm fired.'  Google had been investigating Mitchell after she reportedly used automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Timnit Gebru - another former employee in the AI team, who was fired last year, Axios reported. AI researcher Margaret Mitchell announced that she had been fired from Google on her Twitter on Friday Mitchell, who was a member of the company's  'ethical AI' team, simply tweeted 'I'm fired.' Mitchell's colleague Timnit Gebru was fired from the tech company in December Google announced on Friday it is changing its research and diversity policies, as well...
    The acquittal of Donald Trump in the second ‘impeachment’ the assault on the Capitol was just the first step by Democrats to hold the former president responsible for a black day in the political history of the United States. The Democratic Party does not want the assault on Congress on January 6 to be forgotten, and has already announced alternatives to try to convict the Republican. On Monday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, called for the creation of a independent inquiry commission like the one made after the September 11 attacks to clarify the facts. A day later, a senior Democratic official has sued Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for his alleged conspiracy with far-right nationalist groups in the assault on the Capitol. Independent Commission on the assault on the Capitol Democrats approved impeachment of former President Trump for incitement to insurrection...
    Forty-three Republican senators protected Donald Trump from accountability for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol when they voted to acquit in his second impeachment trial. They’re going to have a challenge protecting him—and maybe themselves—through the likely next phase of the response to the January 6 attack: an investigation by a bipartisan commission similar to the 9/11 commission. The question is how serious and how empowered such an investigation will be, and Democrats need to ensure that the answer is “very.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for such an investigation in early February, writing to House Democrats, “It is also clear that we will need to establish a 9/11-type Commission to examine and report upon the facts, causes and security relating to the terrorist mob attack on January 6.” Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré is already leading a security review, but the question of protecting the U.S. Capitol as a physical building is different...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s “Getting Hosed.” Again. In our exposé of the City’s bad water billing system, we’ve asked over and over  — why hasn’t anything been done to fix it?  When we couldn’t get a straight answer from the City, we submitted a public records request for the City’s internal emails. They inundated us in more than two-thousand pages of emails. Enough to bury us. But instead, we went through each page and found where their priorities lay.  RELATED: Need For Second Doses Will Make It Harder To Find First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Illinois From The Bush To Bureaucracy In our two year investigation, no one has been more hosed than Rodney Andrews. CBS 2 Investigators began covering his saga with the Chicago Department of Water Management more than a year ago.  For more than 30 years, he’s jostled Chicago’s concrete jungle as a cabbie — and...
    They investigate the police leadership of the Rajoy stage for allegedly preventing an investigation into Villarejo
    (CNN)An expert from a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of Covid-19 on the ground in China has lashed out at US President Joe Biden for posturing against Beijing, and taken a shot at the credibility of US intelligence agencies after the State Department expressed uncertainty over the team's initial findings.In a press briefing on Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said repeatedly that the US would welcome the findings by the World Health Organization (WHO) team in a conclusive report but would ultimately rely on its intelligence agencies and information from allies to reach its own conclusions.In response to Price's remarks, Peter Daszak, a member of WHO's investigative team, tweeted on Wednesday: "Well now this. @JoeBiden has to look tough on China. Please don't rely too much on US intel: increasingly disengaged under Trump & frankly wrong on many aspects." He added he was happy to help the...
    An elderly man collapsed and died in New York City on Sunday morning shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, officials revealed Monday. The man, who was in his 70s, reportedly fell as he left Manhattan's Jacob Javits Convention Center just 25 minutes after receiving his shot, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement.  On-site security and first responders raced to his side within seconds, but the man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly afterward.   It's currently unclear if the man's death is linked to the vaccine, with an investigation now underway. Adverse reactions to the vaccine are considered extremely rare, with those few cases most commonly linked to an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.  'Initial indications are that the man did not have any allergic reaction to the vaccine,' Zucker, however, said in his statement.  The...
    Jessica McGowan/Getty Images The FBI has launched an investigation after an explosion occurred at a Los Angeles County church on Saturday. When law enforcement arrived on scene at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California, smoke was coming out of the windows and the church was covered in graffiti, according to ABC News. The FBI called the incident at First Works an "IED attack".  The church's pastor, Bruce Meija, has gained attention from protestors after making controversial statements about the LGBQT+ community, women, and interracial couples, according to NBC. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The FBI has launched an investigation into an "IED attack" that caused an explosion at a Los Angeles County church on Saturday. The explosion happened at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California, according to the FBI, and bomb techs were processing the scene. —FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) January...
    The increasing number of young girls wanting to switch gender has become an explosive subject as parents, scientists and campaigners warn of the irreversible, life-changing dangers. When ABIGAIL SHRIER, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, investigated the issue for a book, her first prospective publisher pulled out following protests by staff.  Then, amid a furious row over free speech, an English professor at one of America's top universities suggested the book should be burned. And when Shrier was interviewed for a podcast hosted by Spotify, staff at the streaming giant threatened to walk out.  And although Amazon sells her book, it has refused to let Shrier's publisher buy online adverts. In face of these attempts at censorship, Shrier has condemned what she calls 'tyranny's advance', saying: 'This is what censorship looks like in 21st Century America.  'It isn't the government sending police to your home.  'It's Silicon Valley oligopolists...
    Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is calling for a probe of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after sexual harassment allegations were made against him by a former aide. Rep. Stefanik chimed in on Monday, calling for an independent investigation into claims made by Lindsey Boylan, a candidate for Manhattan borough president. 'I am publicly calling for an independent investigation into the serious allegations of pervasive workplace sexual harassment and verbal abuse by Governor Andrew Cuomo,' Rep. Stefanik said in a statement. 'The people of New York deserve a Governor who lives up to his own public statements on sexual harassment.' U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) (pictured in November) is calling for an independent probe of Andrew Cuomo Lindsey Boylan worked for Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York from 2015 to 2018 Gov. Cuomo defended himself from the allegations during a press conference on Monday 'The brave women who...
    GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has filed a complaint to the House Ethics Committee demanding the panel 'immediately open an investigation' into allegations that Rep. Eric Swalwell has been compromised by a suspected Chinese spy. 'I respectfully request the House Committee on Ethics immediately open an investigation into the allegations recently made public by an article in Axios regarding the compromising of Representative Eric Swalwell, a member of Congress and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,' wrote Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. Sensenbrenner's statement referred to a report that a suspected spy for China, named Fang Fang or Christine Fang became close with a number of politicians including Swalwell, a Democrat from California. GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Eric Swalwell’s relationship with suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang Eric Swalwell was just one of the California Democrats Fang had a relationship...
    There’s a quarterback controversy brewing in Tampa Bay. Tom Brady has made an unusual habit that has enchanted the NFL world once again: his postgame handshakes. After snubbing Nick Foles in a loss to the Bears early in the season, Brady’s handshake has become a topic of national conversation, because we have nothing better to talk about this year. MORE: SN’s NFL power rankings for Week 13 So in a Sunday afternoon matchup between the Buccaneers and Chiefs, all eyes were on the arms (and hands) of Brady and Patrick Mahomes. After a close 27-24 Chiefs win, a handshake and chest tap were exchanged between the quarterbacks, a show of good sportsmanship. It wasn’t the full-on bro hug treatment that Brady gives other QBs he’s friendly with, but it was certainly more than the handslap he gave Derek Carr earlier in the year. While Brady garnered criticism for snubbing both Foles...
    Rep. Katie Porter Back in October, a group of Democratic House members wrote to the Small Business Administration asking for an investigation how an owner of dozens of hotels had spent Paycheck Protection Program funding while laying off many of the workers whose paychecks the program was supposed to protect. Now, the signs are good that President-elect Joe Biden is going to take exactly that kind of oversight seriously.  (Disclosure: Kos Media received a Paycheck Protection Program loan.) A recent report from Bloomberg Law notes that, back in April, as the Trump Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was saying it would do basically nothing to enforce the provisions of the CARES Act, former CFPB head Richard Cordray called for tougher enforcement—and Cordray is reportedly under consideration to lead the CFPB again. Cordray’s former deputy director, who should have succeeded him as acting director, is heading up the Biden transition efforts on the CFPB. That all means that...
    The alleged mistress of ousted Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz has been pictured for the first time since news of their bombshell affair was revealed.    Ranin Karim, 34, stepped out in New York City on Saturday morning, one week after 42-year-old Lentz confirmed he had an illicit relationship.  Photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show fashion designer Karim cutting a chic figure as she walked her small dog in the same city where she reportedly met Lentz back in May.  Karim says she found out Lentz was married soon after a chance meeting at Brooklyn's Domino Park, but she carried on with their burgeoning relationship because he was 'like a drug' to her.  Over the last week, she has given multiple interviews describing their 'deep, sexual' connection which involved him going to her home to drink 'so much' tequila, FaceTiming when they weren't together and arguing.  Lentz - who has been married...
    Carl and Laura Lentz were both cast out by the church over his cheating  Hillsong, the celebrity-adored megachurch, has appointed a New York City legal firm to conduct an 'in-depth review' into its culture after a 'number of people came forward' with concerns after loverat pastor Carl Lentz's affair was revealed.  Lentz, 42, was cast out of the church along with his wife Laura last week after admitting to being unfaithful to her.  He had a five-month affair with a 34-year-old designer, Ranin Karim, who he met in lockdown.  She has since spoken out, saying she believes she is not the only one he had an affair with  In a statement to DailyMail.com on Friday, the church said: 'Since last week’s announcement of a leadership change at Hillsong East Coast, we have heard from a number of people about their experiences and concerns.  'It is important that we establish...
    Carl Lentz (left) was sacked by Hillsong after he cheated on his wife Laura (right)  Hillsong founder Brian Houston has launched an investigation into the 'inner workings' of the mega-church's New York chapter after sacking pastor Carl Lentz for cheating on his wife. Lentz, 42, who co-founded the New York City branch of the Australian church back in 2010, was uncerimoniously terminated for 'moral failures' and 'breaches of trust' on November 4. Hours later, Lentz admitted to cheating on his wife Laura, whom he married in 2003 after meeting her at the church's International Leadership College in Sydney, and took 'full responsibility' for his actions.  Houston, who founded the church in Sydney's western suburbs in 1983, announced on Twitter an investigation would be carried out. 'We are launching an independent investigation into the inner workings of Hillsong NYC/ East Coast,' he wrote on Thursday.  'We need a solid foundation...
    Carl Lentz, the disgraced celebrity pastor whose cheating scandal caused his dismissal from Hillsong Church, sold his $1.5million home just days before the affair went public.  Last week, Hillsong Church confirmed that Lentz, 42, and his wife of 17 years, Laura Lentz, were fired from their roles with Hillsong Church. And it's now revealed that the couple's 'contemporary chic' home in Montclair, New Jersey, was sold on October 23, a sales associate with Halstead confirmed to New York Post.  Last week, it was revealed that Carl Lentz (right) and his wife, Laura Lentz (left), were dismissed from Hillsong NYC  Carl Lentz (right) became well-known for his relationships with celebrities like Justin Bieber (left), who with Lentz at the 2017 Aces Charity Celebrity Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden The mid-century modern residence, which is home to the Lentz and their three children, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fire place...
    Where’s William Barr? Actually, on Tuesday morning he was in Florida, giving a speech to the National Association of Police Organizations and, of course, posing for photos with elderly retired cops without a mask or even a token gesture toward social distancing. Last week, Barr was in St. Louis to talk about the “success” of the plan to send in federal forces to bolster local police. On Thursday, he’s heading for Indianapolis. The point is, the attorney general has not actually been invisible over the last few weeks. Neither has he been particularly quiet. He’s still out there doing what he always does—playing up the dire threat of nonexistent left-wing terrorists, while completely ignoring the actual threat from very real white supremacist militia groups. And, of course, he’s still tossing in his support behind the idea that voting by mail generates fraud, without bothering with evidence. It’s not like he’s an attorney, after...
    Screenshot from a YouTube video purporting to show unsecured ballots in a drop box. For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.On Wednesday, the Michigan Republican Party issued a sensational statement claiming to provide proof of dangerously insecure ballot drop boxes. The release linked to a YouTube video purportedly filmed in Lansing showing somebody easily opening the back of an unlocked drop box, revealing one small envelope inside. Another video showed somebody struggling to close a newly-installed drop box. “It’s disingenuous to be spreading this.” “This is evidence that our election system has potentially been compromised,” claimed Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Laura Cox, according to the Lansing State Journal. Cox called on Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, to “launch a full investigation.” Cox added that she stood “with President Trump in his fight for [a] free, fair election” and...
    President Trump called on the U.S. attorney in Minnesota to investigate a report of alleged illegal ballot harvesting by supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota. Project Veritas, an investigative reporting project that uses undercover journalists, released a report on Sunday night that claimed Omar's supporters in Minneapolis were illegally collecting blank ballots and bragging about it on social media. Trump condemned the actions depicted in the video in a tweet posted on Sunday night. "This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range!" Trump wrote. This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will...
    President Trump took to Twitter just after midnight on Monday and demanded that the Justice Department investigate Democratic House Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for alleged ‘ballot harvesting.’ ‘This is totally illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? ‘If not, why not??? ‘We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. ‘Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range!’ President Trump (left) called on his own Justice Department to investigate House Rep. Ilhan Omar (right), a Democrat from Minnesota, over alleged voter fraud by her supporters ‘This is totally illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not???' Omar is one of four Democratic congresswomen who has frequently been targeted for criticism...
    Savannah Rychcik September 18, 2020 0 Comments Top House Democrats are calling on Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to determine whether Attorney General William Barr and other political appointees are following policies to avoid interfering with the upcoming November election. In a letter penned by Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), and House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), they expressed concern over Barr’s involvement with ongoing investigations. “We are concerned by indications that Attorney General Barr might depart from longstanding DOJ principles to take public action related to U.S. Attorney Durham’s investigation that could impact the presidential election,” they wrote. They noted Barr and Durham had made comments on his probe into the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation that could violate the department’s policies and guidelines. “Attorney General Barr has signaled repeatedly that he is likely...
    Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for an investigation into allegations detailed a day before in a whistleblower complaint over “jarring medical neglect” at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia.  The complaint alleges migrants and nurses at the Irwin County Detention Center reported “high rates of hysterectomies done to immigrant women,” with the whistleblower adding that there were also issues “of proper informed consent,” according to a copy of the complaint. The whistleblower also alleges that the ICE center refused to test detained immigrants who had been exposed to the coronavirus or who were symptomatic for COVID-19.  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroLawmakers of color blast Trump administration for reportedly instructing agencies to end anti-bias training Top House Democrats call for watchdog probe into Pompeo's Jerusalem speech Pompeo: State Department review found GOP convention speech lawful MORE (D-Texas) praised the whistleblower’s “courageous choice to speak up”...
    The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over allegations that came out over the weekend he pressured former employees to make campaign contributions. Democratic New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement Monday the panel will investigate whether DeJoy lied under oath when he claimed he never forced employees to donate to candidates in exchange for reimbursement, according to The Washington Post. Maloney is calling for the Postal Service’s Board of Governors to suspend DeJoy, noting “they never should have hired [him] in the first place,” per the same report. The announcement of a probe comes after The Washington Post reported allegations DeJoy pressured former employees at his North Carolina-based logistics company, New Breed, to donate to Republican candidates. Two former employees say DeJoy would then boost employee bonuses, per the same report. Reimbursing employees for...
    Savannah Rychcik September 7, 2020 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the North Carolina attorney general to investigate after a report released by The Washington Post alleges Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reimbursed employees for making political contributions to Republican candidates. “These are very serious allegations that must be investigated immediately, independent of the Trump Justice Department,” Schumer said on Sunday evening. He added, “North Carolina’s Attorney General—an elected official who is independent of Donald Trump—is the right person to start this investigation.” These are very serious allegations that must be investigated immediately, independent of the Trump Justice DepartmentNorth Carolina’s Attorney General—an elected official who is independent of Donald Trump—is the right person to start this investigationhttps://t.co/eL5Z6G6HLl— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 6, 2020 According to the report, past employees of DeJoy’s former business New Breed Logistics were encouraged by DeJoy or his aides to...
    The husband of missing mom Suzanne Morphew, who vanished in Colorado on Mother’s Day, has accused police of botching the investigation into her disappearance and say they’re now trying to ‘blame it on me’. Barry Morphew told FOX 21 he has nothing to do with the May 10 disappearance of 49-year-old Suzanne, who was last seen leaving the couple’s Maysville home to go on a solo bike ride. With three-and-a-half months having passed without any leads as to what happened to his wife, Barry has accused investigators of ‘screwing’ the investigation up ‘from the beginning’. ‘And now they are trying to cover it up and blame it on me,’ Barry added during a 25-minute call with the news station, which under his insistence was not recorded.   Barry theorized what may have happened to his wife. He mentioned the possibility she may have been attacked by an animal or possibly involved in...
    Jonathan Norman (left), Kevin Leman (center) and Ed Glavin (second from right) at an awards show in 2015. They are standing with Andy Lassner (second from left) and Mary Connelly (right), whose conduct has not been questioned. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman, and Jonathan Norman have all left their positions as executive producers on "The Ellen Show" following WarnerMedia's internal investigation into the workplace culture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen DeGeneres told staff of the changes in a Zoom call, saying: "This show would not be what it is without all of you." The announcement comes after BuzzFeed News published an investigation into the show's alleged toxic environment last month. Several former employees told BuzzFeed they had experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct or unfair treatment. Glavin, Leman, and Norman were accused of sexual harassment and intimidation by former employees. Leman and Norman...
    California suffered power outages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the heat wave continues this week according to Governor Gavin Newsom The state worked over the weekend to increase power generation capacity. Photo: BAY ISMOYO / . / . During a press conference the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, made reference to the power failures that the state presented during the weekend in the heat wave that hit the west of the country. In his speech, the president advocated an investigation to determine the causes of these service interruptions to prevent it from happening again. “We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for these weather events. Not having a plan and failing to predict these high-demand power dips is unacceptableNewsom said. “These blackouts, which occurred without prior warning or enough time for preparation, are unacceptable and unbefitting of the nation’s largest and...
    On Monday, during a teleconference with reporters, New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his opposition to hiring an independent investigator to explore exactly what happened in nursing homes in New York vis-a-vis the coronavirus. A reporter asked, “State lawmakers today are investigating COVID-19 in nursing homes; there was some criticism for state health commissioner Howard Zucker for not appearing before the panel. There’s been a lot of back-and-forth about whether you have characterized some of these inquiries as partisan-based; would you support an independent investigation in order to bridge some of this mutual suspicion about partisanship getting into a better public understanding of what exactly happened in group home facilities and nursing homes?” “No, I wouldn’t do an investigation whether or not it’s political, everybody can make that decision for themselves,” Cuomo answered. “I think you’d have to be blind to realize it’s not political. Just look at where...
    A senior executive of Australia's Today show says he was told not to look at or speak to Ellen DeGeneres when she appeared on the programme back in 2013.  Neil Breen, who now presents his own show, said Ellen's staff were the only ones who were allowed to interact with her - and they 'walked on eggshells', laughing so loudly at her jokes during the interview that he had to tell them to be quiet. He added that Ellen's people dictated everything - from seating, to lighting, to how the interview would work - adding that he found the whole situation 'bizarre'. He spoke out as the 62-year-old American chat show host, whose philosophy is 'be kind', faces an investigation over allegations of racism, bullying and a 'toxic environment' behind the scenes of her show.  One former employee said: 'If she wants to have her own show and have her...
    Amazon and Apple are facing more antitrust accusations. This time, Italy is investigating. Authorities want to know whether the two companies agreed to prevent retailers who are not part of Apple’s official program to sell Apple products and Beats headphones, Reuters reports. Officials launched the investigation this week and searched the Italian offices of both Amazon and Apple on Tuesday. In a statement provided to News Brig, an Amazon spokesperson said the company is “fully collaborating with the Authority.”
    The ABC logo is displayed outside ABC News headquarters (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) ABC News Executive, Barbara Fedida, has been fired after an investigation into her racist comments found a history of discriminatory remarks. Fedida worked at ABC News for close to two decades. Her most recent position held was  Senior Vice President for Talent and Business.  READ MORE: ABC exec made ‘pick cotton’ quip when Robin Roberts asked for more pay: report According to the New York Times, Fedida was accused of making numerous racially insensitive comments throughout her career. One of her comments pertained to Good Morning America co-host, Robin Roberts. Fedida sarcastically made a “pick[ing] cotton” remark to other executives in reference to the noted African American journalist during the period when she was renegotiating her contract. (L-R) Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, and Kathy Lee Gifford attend “Good Morning America’s” 40th Anniversary...
    Jide Zeitlin, chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc., has resigned from the company after less than a year in the role, effective immediately. Tapestry - the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman - announced Zeitlin’s resignation in a Tuesday press release, saying that he had come to the decision because of unspecified ‘personal reasons’. However, sources told the Wall Street Journal that Zeitlin departed the company after its board launched an investigation into his personal behavior. Tapestry hired the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, to investigate concerning allegations made by at least one woman, the outlet reported. The woman reportedly accused Zeitlin of posing as a photographer under an alias to lure her into a romantic relationship more than a decade ago.  Responding to those claims, Zeitlin said: ' 'In the past month, a woman I photographed and had a relationship with more than...
    Protesters seen near the Multnomah County Justice Center on July 17, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Federal law enforcement agencies attempt to intervene as protests continue in Portland.Mason Trinca | Getty Images News | Getty Images House Democrats on Sunday called for an immediate investigation into reports that federal law enforcement agents have unlawfully arrested protestors in Portland, Oregon in recent days.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney co-signed a letter on Sunday condemning the recent law enforcement actions authorized by the Trump administration in Portland and last month in Washington D.C. and called for the Inspectors General of the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to open investigations. "The Attorney General of the United States does not have unfettered authority to direct thousands of federal law enforcement personnel to arrest and detain American citizens exercising...
    The FBI is leading an investigation into a hacking campaign that compromised several high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Thursday, citing sources who are familiar with the probe. Cyber services company Unit 221b chief researcher Allison Nixon told TheWSJ that the FBI contacted her about the plot, which compromised the platform Wednesday. Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis also said that, “several federal law-enforcement agencies” contacted the company about the issue, according to the report. Reuters reported that the FBI is leading the probe, citing two sources familiar with the effort. The FBI is aware of the operation but declined to comment about an investigation, a bureau spokesman told TheWSJ. (RELATED: Hackers Compromise Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s Twitter Accounts, Promote Bitcoin Scam) Twitter declined to comment, and the Department of Justice did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Bill Barr discusses police reform (Fox...
    Allan Adam is the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief. He fought with the government and oil companies over the pollution of his land and has been a longtime advocate for Indigenous people’s rights. On March 10 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Chief Allan Adam was brutally arrested by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. The incident started over the RCMP officer stopping Adam and his wife about an expired license plate. Adam declared that he was “tired of being harassed by the RCMP.”  The incident escalated when during Adam’s arrest, an officer ran and knocked him to the ground. That officer continued to punch Adam while shouting “don’t resist.”  A photo of Adam’s bloody face emerged on June 6 at a press conference and the footage of the arrest was released on June 11.  Source: CTV News Chief Allan Adam believes he and his family were racially profiled and that the incident would...
    Jeffrey Epstein’s brother is insisting that the pedophile financier was murdered and is demanding an investigation into his death after a coroner ruled he died by suicide in jail while awaiting child trafficking charges. Mark Epstein says he does not believe his brother committed suicide in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell on August 10, citing how three bones in his neck were broken in an unusual fashion. 'I believe my brother was murdered. I want to know what kind of investigation they did. I have no indication that there was one,' Mark Epstein said to The Sun. 'They said the cause of death was pending. Just five days later they said it was suicide,' he added.  Mark Epstein (left) insists that his brother Jeffrey Epstein (right) was murdered and is demanding an investigation into his death. Jeffrey Epstein, 66, died in his Manhattan jail cell on August...
    Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is seeking an investigation into the release of a fugitive cartel boss' mother and two other relatives from prison. The announcement came Monday, one day after María Eva Ortíz walked out of a prison in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato almost a week after she and 30 others were arrested for their alleged ties to the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel. López Obrador went as far as suggesting that judge Paulina Iraís Medina colluded with cartel leader José Antonio 'El Marro' Yépez and was looking for any loophole that would lead to the release of the family members and henchmen. 'I very much regret this, it has to do with an old problem linked to the components: inefficiencies and corruption,' López Obrador said.  'There is always talk that alleged criminals are released because the investigation was not integrated and it is a way to hide an...
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said his office would examine last year's death of Elijah McClain, a unarmed 23-year-old Black man who died in police custody after buying iced tea from a convenience store. McClain's death has gained national attention amid demonstrations against police brutality and systematic racism, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks.   Polis revealed on Twitter that his legal council would determine what steps state officials can take to examine McClain's death after public outcry from his citizens. Elijah McClain (pictured) was a 23-year-old Black man who died while in police custody on August 24, 2019, in Aurora, Colorado RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Seattle man who accused woman 'with a black husband' of calling him the n-word... Data shows 23% of US counties are seeing uncontrollable COVID growth | Daily... Share this article Share 'Public...
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