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    A 33-year-old Florida man was indicted by a South Florida federal grand jury for attacking an Assistant United States Attorney and threatening to kill him, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. The Assistant U.S. Attorney was prosecuting a separate case involving the attacker, Tavorris Wilkins of Florida, on Nov. 7, 2019. After the jury found him guilty, Wilkins allegedly threw a chair toward the Assistant U.S. Attorney as jury members filed out of the courtroom, a DOJ press release stated.  In the case from 2019, Tavorris was facing charges of possessing ammunition as a conviction felon, conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, and using a firearm during and in connection to a drug trafficking crime, according to a copy of court documents published on Casetext. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images) The chair allegedly missed the Assistant U.S. Attorney. Several U.S. Marshals tackled Wilkins and tried to restrain him after he...
    A grand jury has indicted a Missouri man on charges of threatening two Democratic congressmen. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Kenneth R. Hubert was indicted Feb. 23 on charges of threatening to assault and murder Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenTim Ryan: Prosecutors reviewing video of Capitol tours given by lawmakers before riot House subcommittee debates reparations bill for Black Americans House Democrats renew push for checks on presidential pardons MORE (D-Tenn.). Prosecutors allege Hubert threatened Cohen in a call to his Washington, D.C., office on May 6, 2019, and that he threatened Cleaver on Jan. 7, 2021. It does not specify how he allegedly threatened Cleaver. “The director of the [FBI] field office in Kansas City called me a couple hours ago and told me his agents had just arrested someone for threats on me,” Cleaver told The Kansas City Star, “and that their office...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a southwest Missouri man on charges that he threatened to kill two Democratic congressmen from Missouri and Tennessee. Prosecutors said Kenneth Hubert, 63, of Marionville, Missouri, threatened to assault and kill Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri and Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee. Hubert was indicted on Feb. 23. The three-count indictment was made public Wednesday after he was arrested and made his first court appearance, according to the U.S. attorney's office in western Missouri. Hubert allegedly threatened to assault and kill Cleaver on Jan. 7. He allegedly threatened Cohen on May 6, 2019. The indictment said both men were threatened to impede them from performing their officials duties, or in retaliation for the performance of their duties. Cohen was threatened in a phone call to his Washington, D.C., office, according to the indictment, which does not say how the threat...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a southwest Missouri man on charges that he threatened to kill two Democratic congressmen from Missouri and Tennessee. Prosecutors said Kenneth Hubert, 63, of Marionville, Missouri, threatened to assault and kill Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri and Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee. Hubert was indicted on Feb. 23. The three-count indictment was made public Wednesday after he was arrested and made his first court appearance, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in western Missouri. Hubert allegedly threatened to assault and kill Cleaver on Jan. 7. He allegedly threatened Cohen on May 6, 2019. The indictment said both men were threatened to impede them from performing their officials duties, or in retaliation for the performance of their duties. Cohen was threatened in a phone call to his Washington, D.C., office, according to the indictment, which does not say how the...
    ATLETICO MADRID may put together one last-ditch effort to sign Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes despite being threatened with legal action by the Ligue 1 outfit, reports suggest. According to Mundo Deportivo, Atletico haven't given up on Guimaraes, who has impressed in France ever since joining Rudi Garcia's side in the winter of 2020. 3Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes has been linked with a move to Atletico MadridCredit: Icon Sport - Getty Lyon got their man after owner Jean-Michel Aulas threatened Atleti, along with his previous team Athletico Paranaense, with legal action. That was over an agreement between the two clubs that saw Atletico being given first refusal on the 23-year-old after one of his team-mates moved to Madrid. Guimaraes ultimately put pen to paper with Lyon following a loan deal that was made permanent last summer. Aulas and Paranaense agreed on a reported €25million (£22m) deal which included a 20 per...
    University of Texas president Jay Hartzell defended Longhorns players who were targeted for refusing to sing the school’s spirit song, "The Eyes of Texas," after a report revealed earlier this week that boosters threatened to pull donations if the tradition wasn’t followed. Hartzell said Tuesday that those who are threatening players don't represent the community. "People who target our students with hateful views do not represent the values of the Longhorn community," Hartzell said in a statement. "A few extremist views in the sample of emails the Texas Tribune reported on do not speak for the 540,000 proud Longhorn alumni who actively support our students and university. Out of the many emails I received this fall, a very small number included comments that were truly abhorrent and hateful. I categorically reject them, and they bear no influence on any aspect of our decision-making. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a Naples elementary school student was arrested Tuesday after he brought an unloaded gun to school and threatened two classmates. A deputy stopped the 11-year-old boy as he got off the morning bus at Osceola Elementary School in Naples, according to a Collier County Sheriff’s Office news release. The fourth-grade student faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds. READ MORE: Tampa School Resource Officer Fired After Body-Worn Camera Captures Him Using N-Word Deputies learned earlier Tuesday morning that the boy had threatened other students a day earlier, officials said. When they searched his backpack, they reported finding a handgun, the statement said. READ MORE: Joe Exotic Of Tiger King Has New Attorneys Who Want New Trial Officials didn’t release the boy’s name. Deputies said there was no further danger to the school. MORE NEWS: It Was...
    Michigan Republicans threatened Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with a subpoena Tuesday amid news that Whitmer's former health department director is set to receive a $155,506 payout after his unexplained resignation in January. News of the so-called golden parachute for former state health department Director Robert Gordon comes as state Republicans question the Whitmer administration's numbers about coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER'S HEALTH DIRECTOR RECEIVED PAYOUT AMID ABRUPT RESIGNATION: REPORT "We want to know if what happened in New York, did that happen here? Can you show us that data? They refused to show us the data," state Rep. Steve Johnson, chair of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, said at a press conference on Tuesday. "Now, last night we find out that our governor has bought the silence of former Director Gordon with $150,000 of taxpayer money." Gordon signed a confidentiality agreement and is set to receive nine months' worth of salary after his...
    Police were forced into action on Tuesday after dozens of Justin Bieber fans disregarded current health and safety guidelines by gathering outside his Paris hotel. The Canadian singer, 27, had checked into the five-star Mandarin Oriental after flying to the French capital with model wife Hailey Bieber to celebrate his 27th birthday on March 1st.  However, he was later spotted filming a video shoot on the rooftop of the Hotel de Crillon after his fans tried to catch a glimpse of their idol.   Shoot: Justin Bieber filmed a promotional video on the rooftop of the Hotel de Crillon in Paris on Tuesday  His presence in France - where more than 80,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 - generated a stir among fans, with many carelessly flouting social distancing measures to see him.  Justin could be seen on the rooftop in a beige shirt and a white top as he was...
    Heres the cast of Disneys live-action Little Mermaid remake and who theyre playing 8 of the Worst Things to Buy at a Dollar Store © Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas football team. Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas' spirit song "The Eyes of Texas" has stirred controversy due to its ties to slavery and minstrel shows. During one recent game, most of the football team refused to stand on the field during the playing of the song. Wealthy alumni threatened to pull their donations from the school after the incident demanding the University's support for the song. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The University of Texas is in the middle of a power struggle between wealthy alumni donors and student activists over the school's controversial spirit song "The Eyes of Texas." Emails obtained by Kate McGee of The Texas Tribune show that some...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 32-year-old Eagan woman is accused of threatening neighbors with a machete and cutting wires inside a utility box, resulting in 50 or more people being without phone or internet service, according to charges filed in Dakota County. Kathryn Joyce faces two felony charges — threats of violence and first-degree criminal damage to property — in connection to the alleged crimes that began on Feb. 24. READ MORE: Families Of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin Allowed To Have 1 Relative In Court For Trial According to the complaint, officers were dispatched on Feb. 25 to Meadowlark Court in Eagan and located a woman, later identified as Joyce, who was screaming. There, an employee of the area’s internet and telephone provider told police that Joyce had damaged a utility box earlier in the day by opening the box and cutting several wires. The damage resulted in about...
    As the controversy over the University of Texas’ school song rages, one player said he was threatened by university alumni over his refusal to participate. “The Eyes of Texas,” which is traditionally sung after home games, has been under fire in recent months over concerns that the song and tradition behind it are steeped in racism. Over the past several days, the controversy was reignited after a report in the Texas Tribune revealed that alumni threatened to withhold donations from the university if students didn’t participate, calling them “snowflakes,” among other things. Caden Sterns, who started for three years at safety for the Longhorns, added on to the controversy by revealing on Twitter that he too was threatened by alumni over the song. “My teammates and I got threatened by some alumni that we would have to find jobs outside of Texas if we didn’t participate,” Sterns wrote. The...
    Newly surfaced emails have revealed that University of Texas at Austin alumni threatened to withhold donations unless the school reaffirmed its commitment to the controversial fight song, The Eyes of Texas, that many find to be racist because of its links to minstrel shows and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The song, which is traditionally sung by athletes and fans both before and after Longhorns sporting events, hasn't been banned, and new football coach Steve Sarkisian has assured supporters that 'we're going to sing that proudly.'  However, alumni are threatening to stop giving to the school unless UT-Austin reaffirms embraces the controversial tune after many Longhorns football players refused to sing it last season.   'My wife and I have given an endowment in excess of $1 million to athletics,' read one of several emails from unidentified donors to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell that were published by The Texas Tribune on Monday. 'This could...
    Former Texas football player Caden Sterns was allegedly threatened over not wanting to participate in “The Eyes of Texas.” The iconic song for the University of Texas is a major part of the football program, but has caused problems recently because some believe it has racist roots. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) UT-Austin’s band will not play “The Eyes of Texas” at this Saturday’s football game after a survey revealed many members are unwilling to play the school song, @thedailytexan reported. The song has ties to minstrel shows where performers wore blackface. https://t.co/swVjYkIUsH — Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) October 21, 2020 Sterns, who entered the draft after this past season, tweeted late Monday afternoon that he was told by some alumni to go along with the song or he and other players “would have to find jobs outside of Texas.” My teammates and I...
    Major donors to the University of Texas at Austin reportedly threatened to stop sending money if “The Eyes of Texas” didn’t remain the university’s alma mater. The Texas Tribune obtained emails sent to UT Austin President Jay Hartzell between the months of June and October. Over 70% of the roughly 300 people who emailed Hartzell demanded the university continue to play “The Eyes of Texas,” while 75 threatened to rescind their donations, the outlet reported Monday. The emails also question why quarterback Sam Ehlinger was left on the field alone to stand for the alma mater following the rival game between Texas and Oklahoma, according to The Texas Tribune. “UT needs rich donors who love The Eyes of Texas more than they need one crop of irresponsible and uninformed students or faculty who won’t do what they are paid to do” Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened...
    The Queens man who allegedly threatened to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in unhinged online rants was ordered to remain in jail Monday, as he pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Brendan Hunt, 37, entered the plea during a remote court hearing in Brooklyn federal court after a grand jury returned an indictment against him for the online rants in which he allegedly called for a “public execution” of the Democratic lawmakers. Hunt, who worked at the NY Office of Court Administration, will remain behind bars pending his trial, but will be allowed to argue for bail in the future. Prosecutors alleged he used the alias “X-ray Ultra” to post threats calling for firing squads of top elected Democrats after the 2020 election. Brendan Hunt was arrested by FBI.youtube “Trump, we want actual revenge on democrats. Meaning, we want...
    The Queens man who allegedly threatened to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in unhinged online rants was ordered to remain in jail Monday, as he pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Brendan Hunt, 37, entered the plea during a remote court hearing in Brooklyn federal court after a grand jury returned an indictment against him for the online rants in which he allegedly called for a “public execution” of the Democratic lawmakers. Hunt, who worked at the NY Office of Court Administration, will remain behind bars pending his trial, but will be allowed to argue for bail in the future. Prosecutors alleged he used the alias “X-ray Ultra” to post threats calling for firing squads of top elected Democrats after the 2020 election. Brendan Hunt was arrested by FBI.youtube “Trump, we want actual revenge on democrats. Meaning, we want...
    ‘I used to be constantly disappointed by the human race,’ tweeted Ricky Gervais today, ‘but Twitter has helped me lower my expectations.’ As so often, the scalpel-sharp comedian’s scathing summation perfectly encapsulated my own thoughts about a social-media platform that’s descended from fun public chatroom into seething cesspit of self-righteous fury and bellicose bile. I still love Twitter, both as an unparalleled journalistic resource and as an entertaining way to interact with people, but even my rhino-thick skin gets occasionally pierced by the shudderingly vile abuse that contaminates so much of it these days. You can benefit hugely in terms of raising your profile (I currently have 7.7 million followers on Twitter and 1.4 million on Instagram) and promoting your work. But in return, you’re going to be bombarded with a lot of vicious hate.  Piers' wife Celia Walden told how the police visited their home and...
    New York : More details about the actor’s controversial case continue to be revealed Ricardo Crespo, who is accused of allegedly having sexually abused his own daughter, Valentina Crespo, 14. Well, now rumors have come to light that Ricardo threatened his daughter so that she would not speak about what he was doing to her and this would be the reason why the minor would have been silent for several years. TV Notes, a Mexican entertainment magazine, revealed part of the statements that Valentina offered to the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico, where she details the blackmail that Crespo used to tell her every time ‘the abuses’ occurred. “The times I complained to him why he attacked me in that way if I was his daughter, He blackmailed me by telling me that if I said something, he would end up in jail or even commit suicide”Confessed the actor’s...
    NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle was denied a crucial win in its relegation battle in the English Premier League as Ruben Neves earned Wolverhampton a 1-1 draw on Saturday, the same score as the previous four matches between the teams. After Miguel Almiron struck the post for Newcastle in the first half, Jamaal Lascelles headed the hosts in front from Ryan Fraser’s cross in the 52nd minute at St. James’ Park. Neves replied with a header of his own in the 73rd, meeting Pedro Neto’s cross with an effort that beat recalled Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. Newcastle moved level on points with Brighton but was only four ahead of third-to-last Fulham, whose game in hand is against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Both teams had chances to snatch victory in a late flurry, during which Wolves defender Romain Saiss unwittingly blocked Joelinton’s shot on the line and saw the ball spin...
    The block of ice would be the size of the agglomerations of Paris. It would have broken away from the rest of the pack ice on Friday February 26. A 1,270 km2 iceberg British scientists have claimed that a iceberg of the size of the agglomerations of Paris has detached itself fromAntarctic, early Friday February 26. An English research station in this area would be threatened by this block of ice of about 1,270 square kilometers. “Our teams have been prepared for years …” The director of the British Antarctic Survey, the polar research organization that operates the site, said scientists have long feared events of this nature in the area. The advancement of the faults was monitored daily. The alert was given after analysis of the data transmitted to the University of Cambridge. No life threatened The British Antarctic Survey assured in a statement that no life is threatened...
    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Disturbing a religious service is one of six charges filed against a man who authorities said fired at police several times earlier this month and set his home on fire. Christopher Gaskins fired at police more than 10 times in Florence County, twice striking an armored vehicle which had been positioned between his home and the Coward Church of God, which was holding services on Feb. 17. Gaskins suffered minor injuries in the gunfight with police, while no officers or people at the church were injured, investigators said. Gaskins' wife called 911 after he left her a voice mail saying he was going to bun their home and she would have a lot of death on her hands because he was armed and waiting for police, according to arrest warrants from the State Law Enforcement Division. Gaskins set the home on fire during the standoff, authorities...
    Vincent Bolloré, Gilles Alix, CEO of the Bolloré group, and Jean-Philippe Dorent, international director of the Havas communication agency (a subsidiary of Bolloré), came with confidence to the Paris judicial court. At the end of an investigation entrusted in 2013 to investigating judges and two months of negotiations with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF), the three men had accepted an appearance on prior admission of guilt (CRPC) and the payment of a fine of 375,000 euros, revealed Friday the weekly Obs. The CRPC – a sort of “plead guilty” à la française – is based on an agreement between the prosecution and the perpetrator of an offense, who admits his guilt and pays a fine. But a judge must then give the green light when ” a hearing in the presence of the public prosecutor, the defendants and their … Follow La Tribune Share economic information,...
    PAUL MERSON says sick trolls sent death threats to his family and almost forced him to quit social media. The Sky Sports pundit, who last month revealed he was set to become a dad for the eighth time, insists he regrets not calling the police after his wife Kate and kids were targeted on social media. 3 Paul Merson says sick trolls targeted his wife Kate on social media As quoted by the Daily Star, Merson said: “I had an atrocious one a while ago for saying that Manchester United wouldn’t win the league with Anthony Martial up front. “Someone said they would throw my wife in the canal and kill my kids. “I told my wife about it. We both just sat there in shock and went: ‘Wow!’ “My agent asked me if I wanted to go to the police but I said: ‘No, he’s obviously not well...
    New York City mayoral candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangNYC's largest union endorses Maya Wiley in mayoral race Five things to watch in the New York City mayoral race Yang hits donation requirements to get city funds in NYC mayor's race MORE intervened after a man knocked a photographer over and threatened him with a metal pole on a ferry ride to Staten Island Friday. “It probably all went down in like 15 seconds. I was on the phone talking to a friend when everyone else went in and I turned around and there’s a guy an inch away from my face,” photographer Spencer Platt told The City.  Platt was taking pictures for GETTY images when a man approached him, knocked him to the ground and was ready to hit him with the metal pole.  Platt was on the ferry with other members of the media as they were accompanying Yang to Staten...
    A BITCOIN blackmailer has today been jailed for threatening to blow up a hospital unless he was paid £10million. Emil Apreda made a chilling post claiming a terrorist would target an unspecified NHS building during the Covid pandemic. 1A blackmailer was caged at the District Criminal Court in Berlin for targeting the NHSCredit: Alamy The 33-year-old also threatened to bomb Black Lives Matter protests and MPs on the anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox if he wasn't given £10million in Bitcoin. Apreda was today caged for three years in Germany after being found guilty of attempted extortion. The Italian national sent 17 messages to the NHS and the National Crime Agency over a six week period last spring. His email address began "Combat18", which is a reference to a neo-Nazi group of the same name. Apreda attempted to cover his tracks but the NCA - along with other agencies...
    A MYSTIFIED tenant filmed the moment THREE council workers knocked at her door during lockdown and threatened to confiscate her doormat. The officials - who were wearing masks but not keeping two metres apart - also threatened to issue Rosa Edwards a fine if she didn't remove the "trip hazard" from her own doorstep. 4Three masked Havering council officials knocked on Rosa Edwards' doorCredit: Rosa Edwards 4They claimed her doormat was a 'trip hazard' and threatened her with a fineCredit: Rosa Edwards Rosa, who rents a one-bed flat in Romford, Essex, posted the video online saying: “I have no words! Why does ridiculous stuff like this always happen to me? “I’m sure there are much better things they could be doing for people to help right now!” She added: "People are dying from Covid right now, and the council has sent out not one, but three staff to knock at my door...
    Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. A group of US senators is urging the Department of Homeland Security to investigate allegations that guards at immigration detention centers beat asylum seekers into submitting their own deportations. “The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing,” they write in the letter.  Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent the letter Thursday to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and ICE’s Acting Director Tae Johnson.  The senators’ concerns stem in part from a recent story by the Intercept that uncovered how guards at two ICE detention centers threatened asylum seekers with exposure to COVID-19 if they didn’t submit to...
    MARRIED At First Sight Australia’s Ines Basic was left horrified as trolls threatened to "rape her, kill her dog and torture her mum". Ines shot to fame in the UK as Aussie TV experiment Married At First Sight - which was originally premiered in 2019 - hit our screens on E4 last month. 7Ines Basic was left horrified as trolls threated to 'rape and kill her'Credit: Instagram The 31-year-old was branded the "most hated bride ever" after she cheated on 'husband' Bronson Norrish, 35, with fellow contestant Sam Ball. The legal assistant turned Instagram influencer has opened up about the "terrifying and brutal" trolling that she has received leaving her fearing for her life. The vile trolls also targeted the reality star's family and her little dog Carlos by sending terrifying messages. The Aussie star said: “There are moments when it’s [trolling] coming in large amounts and it’s so savage. 7The media influencer...
    by Robbie Owens | CBS 11 CROWLEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – As a teenager growing up in East Texas, June Williams Davis has vivid memories of a world not ready to change. READ MORE: Texas Plants And Trees Suffered Serious Damage During Last Weeks Winter Blast “I can remember growing up in Texarkana… and having colored water fountains and white water fountains,” she shares. But change was coming– whether the community wanted it or not. Her senior year spent spent not just studying history– but, making it. Hers was the class that integrated the all white high school. “Those were some turbulent times, turbulent times,” she recalls, saying no one really knew what to expect. “Our teachers tried to prepare us as best they could… but at the same time they wanted us to be prepared and they wanted to ensure that we always did the right thing that we didn’t...
    A 22-year-old Bayonne man was arrested after threatening to hurt ShopRite employees, police said. Nicholas Franklin was harassing customers and threatening employees at the Avenue C store, after repeatedly being asked to leave Wednesday afternoon, Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato said. Franklin was arrested around 12:40 p.m., on charges of harassment, terroristic threats and defiant trespass, police said.
    ▶ Watch Video: California’s redwoods fight to survive after being scorched by wildfires California’s iconic coastal redwoods, some standing since before Julius Caesar ruled Rome, are in a fight for their lives. They are increasingly threatened by wildfires that are larger and more intense due to the impact of human-caused climate change. And it’s not just the redwoods — giant sequoias and Joshua trees are also in trouble. These majestic trees are unique to the West Coast and are an integral part of the fabric of California’s storied landscape. But the experts who know and love these trees are genuinely worried about their future. Last year, 4.2 million acres burned in California’s worst fire season on record. Scientists say as the climate warms these fires will grow bigger at an accelerating pace. And although the giant redwoods and sequoias have been historically resilient to natural wildfire, these unnaturally intense fires are...
    California's iconic coastal redwoods, some standing since before Julius Caesar ruled Rome, are in a fight for their lives. They are increasingly threatened by wildfires that are larger and more intense due to the impact of human-caused climate change. And it's not just the redwoods — giant sequoias and Joshua trees are also in trouble. These majestic trees are unique to the West Coast and are an integral part of the fabric of California's storied landscape. But the experts who know and love these trees are genuinely worried about their future. Last year, 4.2 million acres burned in California's worst fire season on record. Scientists say as the climate warms these fires will grow bigger at an accelerating pace. And although the giant redwoods and sequoias have been historically resilient to natural wildfire, these unnaturally intense fires are starting to overwhelm their defenses, with fires reaching higher up into their crowns....
    Philadelphia police announced the arrest Wednesday of a suspect accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a 55-year-old woman inside a Macy’s store adjacent to City Hall. The incident is alleged to have unfolded around 11 a.m. Sunday inside the department store’s women’s bathroom.  "While she's in the stall, he came over the top of the stall – that's when he threatened her, dragged her into a stall a little further down, and assaulted her," Special Victims Unit Capt. Mark Burgmann told Fox29 Philadelphia.  PENNSYLVANIA TEEN, 15, CHARGED AFTER STABBING HIS SIBLINGS, AGES 13 AND 9, PROSECUTORS SAY  "It's pretty brazen for him to go inside the bathroom for 20 minutes, wait there thinking somebody else would come in and find him," Burgmann added.  The suspect wanted in connection to the case – who has not been publicly identified – was taken into custody Wednesday at his home, Fox29 Philadelphia reports. Police confirmed the arrest to Fox News, while charges are expected to be...
    FLORENCE, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has fined a Florence restaurant nearly $18,000 for willfully exposing workers to COVID-19 after an investigation in which officials say compliance officers were threatened. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday announced the fine for The New Blue Hen, The Register-Guard reported. The New Blue Hen, doing business as Little Brown Hen Café, had been allowing indoor dining since at least Dec. 26, a state investigation found. “The business did so despite knowing it was violating a public health order limiting the capacity for indoor dining to zero in an ‘extreme risk’ county,” the state news release said. The restaurant did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Complaints about the restaurant led to an inspection during which, “several people – including one carrying a firearm – blocked the business’ entrance and threatened compliance officers” on Jan. 4, according...
    In the days after Jessica Watkins stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 with her fellow Oath Keepers, prosecutors say the Army veteran’s allegiance to the far-right paramilitary group only “calcified.” The 38-year-old, who is accused of preparing and training for at least two months to “fight hand to hand” to take over the Capitol, was worried about the optics of the Oath Keepers after the insurrection—and talked about suing anyone “class-action style” who spoke out against the group. “If he has anything negative to say about us OATHKEEPERS, I’ll let you know so we can sue harder. Class action style. Oathkeepers are the shit,” Watkins texted after a media report “portrayed her conduct and that of her fellow Oath Keepers...in a negative light,” according to a memo prosecutors filed Tuesday in support of her detention. “They rescued cops, WE saved lives and did all the right things. At the end...
    More On: death threats Man threatened to kill lawmakers, black people to start civil war: feds Man vowed to kill Biden, ‘chop’ heads off at White House: feds ‘Rage fueled’ NYC man busted for making threats against reporters, Trump supporters Restaurant gets death threats for not allowing server to wear Black Lives Matter mask A former San Francisco cop threatened to “put a bullet” in the head of an 11-year-old boy for playing a doorbell prank at his home, police said. Dean Taylor, 63, was arrested on Feb. 12 at his residence in San Rafael, California, where a witness told cops they saw an older man “aggressively grabbing” a young boy before both got into a car and drove off, police said. Investigators later tracked down an 11-year-old boy who said he and his friends were ringing people’s doorbells in the area and then running away before residents could...
    LADERA RANCH (CBSLA) — A family that was being harassed for months by some local teens is getting overwhelming support from the community, but the leader of the Good Samaritan effort is now being threatened with a possible defamation lawsuit. People were signing up in shifts to guard the home against vandalism, attacks and anti-Asian American slurs. Now, even more neighbors are stepping up to help out and monitor Haijun Si’s home. “Since the initial airing of the news story, we’ve had a lot more volunteers. We’ve had large groups come out, which has been unbelievable,” said the woman who organized the effort to protect the Si family. She wanted to remain anonymous. The family has finally gotten to have some peaceful nights with the outpouring of support from neighbors, but now some parents of the teens are threatening to sue the organizer for posting one of the alleged harassment...
    A 42-year-old Paterson man sexually assaulted an 11-year-old child and then threatened the youngster not to tell anyone, authorities said. William Ortega, 42, was arrested last Thursday by members of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes’s Special Victims Unit, although she didn’t announce it until Monday night. He’s charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, as well as sexual assault, children endangerment and making terroristic threats against the child, who Valdes said was in his care. Ortega was sent to the Passaic County Jail to await a first appearance before a Central Judicial Processing Court judge in Paterson who was expected to order him held until trial.
    Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's ex-girlfriend, one of at least four women to accuse him of sexual abuse, has claimed that he threatened to kill her if she broke things off with him.   Tanya Selvaratnam, who dated Schneiderman for about a year beginning in early 2017, made the bombshell allegation in her new memoir, Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.  In the book, out Tuesday, Selvaratnam recounted Schneiderman's alleged abuse in chilling detail, describing how he would call her his 'brown slave' and slap her during sex.  She also revealed that she decided to speak publicly about the abuse in 2018 after learning he'd allegedly hurt other women as well.  'I was scared to come forward because he had told me he could have me followed. He could have my phone tapped,' Selvaratnam wrote in an excerpt of the book released ahead of its publication on Tuesday. ...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Point man who is facing federal charges in New York of threatening a member of Congress and a prominent journalist has been ordered released to his mother’s custody, though prosecutors indicated they will appeal the ruling. Robert Lemke, 35, was ordered released by U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler at a Monday morning court hearing. Beeler had previously denied Lemke’s release from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, but she said a mental health evaluation submitted by the defense changed her mind. The report was not discussed on the record Monday morning, but Beeler made it clear she believes mental illness was the root cause of Lemke’s alleged crimes. Referring to Lemke as a “sad mentally ill guy,” Beeler said she was confident that she could impose conditions that will ensure the safety of the community without having to keep Lemke in jail. She called the accusations...
    A Florida woman was arrested after she, in a whiskey-fueled rant on TikTok, allegedly threatened to shoot FBI agents who called to ask her if they could come to her home to interview her about her activity in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Suzanne Kaye, 59, from Boca Raton, Fla., was charged with making a communication in interstate commerce that threatened to kill agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida said in a statement Friday. DEFENSE SEC. SAYS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO LEAVE BY MID-MARCH, BUT LONG-TERM SECURITY CONCERNS LINGER The FBI received an online tip to the National Threat Operation Center (NTOC) on Jan. 16 that Kaye posted information on her Facebook page that she was present at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to the criminal complaint affidavit filed last week....
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    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...
    One of former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's sex accusers has written a memoir about their nightmare relationship — claiming he even threatened to kill her if she ever left him. Publicly, Schneiderman championed women’s rights, Tanya Selvaratnam says in touting her new memoir, "Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence." But privately, he horribly abused her, says Selvaratnum — who the ex-AG allegedly called his "brown slave" — in a video promotion for the book shared with The Post. "He was the Attorney General of New York State, and was getting national recognition as a progressive hero and a key ally of the 'Me Too' movement," Selvaratnum wrote, referring to when their relationship started in 2017. NY DEM 'FLOODED' WITH CUOMO STORIES: 'SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BULLIED, MISTREATED, OR INTIMIDATED BY HIM' "I was scared to come forward because he had told me he could have me followed. He could have...
    A Pennsylvania man has been charged with threatening to kill members of Congress and black people in a twisted plot to start a civil war, federal prosecutors said. The alleged threats by Harry E. Miller, 62, were lodged in calls to the office of Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said Friday. The feds claim Miller said he intended to abolish the government by “spilling blood” — by killing four to five Democrats and shooting black people. During the call, Miller also told a congressional staffer they would die in his ensuing civil war, federal prosecutors said. He’s also accused of making other menacing calls to the Washington, DC office of North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican whom he threatened to kill with a bullet to the head on Jan. 7. In a second call to Burr’s office,...
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    One of former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s sex accusers has written a memoir about their nightmare relationship — claiming he even threatened to kill her if she ever left him. Publicly, Schneiderman championed women’s rights, Tanya Selvaratnam says in touting her new memoir, “Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.” But privately, he horribly abused her, says Selvaratnum — who the ex-AG allegedly called his “brown slave” — in a video promotion for the book shared with The Post. “He was the Attorney General of New York State, and was getting national recognition as a progressive hero and a key ally of the ‘Me Too’ movement,” Selvaratnum wrote, referring to when their relationship started in 2017. “I was scared to come forward because he had told me he could have me followed. He could have my phone tapped. “On some occasions, he said if we broke up he would...
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    BOSTON (AP) — Kroger Co. says personal data, including Social Security numbers of some of its pharmacy and clinic customers, may have been stolen in the hack of a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service. The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain said in a statement Friday it believes less than 1% of its customers were affected — specifically some using its Health and Money Services — as well as some current and former employees because a number of personnel records were apparently viewed. (credit: CBS) It says it is notifying those potentially impacted, offering free credit-monitoring. READ MORE: Home Invasion Leads To Shootout In Denver Home Kroger said the breach did not affect Kroger stores’ IT systems or grocery store systems or data and there has so far been no indication of fraud involving accessed personal data. The company, which has 2,750 grocery retail stores and 2,200 pharmacies nationwide, said Sunday in response to...
    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman was arrested on charges she threatened to kill FBI agents who were investigating a tip that she was at the U.S. Capitol during the January insurrection, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Suzanne Kaye, 59, was contacted by the FBI last month but she denied having traveled to Washington. Authorities had received a tip with information Kaye had made Facebook posts saying she was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. However, after reviewing her social media accounts, they had not found anything related. Kaye posted a video on her Facebook page days after the FBI called her, saying she would not speak to the agents without counsel and that she would exercise her Second Amendment rights and shoot them if they went to her house, the criminal complaint says. Prosecutors say the video was also shared on the social media platforms Instagram...
    Democratic New York Assemblyman Ron Kim on Saturday described how Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated him during a phone call and threatened his career in a “shouting match.” “When the news broke of that admittance of the coverup, the governor called later that night, in middle of the evening around 8 o’clock, berating me for 10 minutes, threatening my career, ordering me to issue a new statement that he can use to cover up for his top aide,” Kim told Fox News’ “Cavuto Live.” WATCH:  “You know, and I don’t want to go into too much of the details, it was a 10-minute … shouting match from the governor,” he said. Cuomo has been under a barrage of criticism after he reportedly hid the number of people who died of the coronavirus in nursing homes to avoid discovery by the federal government. Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has called for Cuomo to...
    New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim -- who said Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to ruin his career for speaking out against his mishandling of the nursing home crisis during the coronavirus pandemic -- says he will not be supporting the governor politically anymore.  DEMOCRATIC NY ASSEMBLYMAN RON KIM SAYS CUOMO SHOULD CONSIDER RESIGNING Kim, a Democrat who is also the chair of the state's Standing Committee on Aging, accused Cuomo of "abusing his power" by trying to pressure lawmakers into backing admissions by his top aide that the administration purposely withheld data on nursing home deaths from Justice Department (DOJ) investigators. Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, made the stunning revelation during a Zoom call with state legislators earlier this month.  "He laid out how he was going to come out to the public and tell everyone how bad of a human being I am. And they would ruin my career. I mean, the way...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the Trump administration’s last days, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a change to rules protecting alligators – a change that opponents consider an end run around the chance that Louisiana might lose a federal court challenge to California’s ban on alligator products. The government is taking comments until March 22 on the proposal to remove 12 words that let states regulate sales or transfers of “any American alligator specimen” within their boundaries. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries supports the change and credits the great armored lizard’s comeback largely to private conservation prompted by commerce. The proposed rule goes beyond a request by state Attorney General Jeff Landry to have gator hides exempted from control of states where sales take place. But opponents say the proposal is an effort to boost the chances of lawsuits filed by state of Louisiana and companies...
    A man accused of threatening people with a gun under the giant trees of Sequoia National Park in Central California led police on a chase Friday and was wounded in a shootout that also injured an officer, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol officer was hit in the shoulder and was expected to survive her injuries, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was struck in the upper torso and was in critical condition. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officers were called Friday morning about a man brandishing a gun and threatening others on the Big Trees Trail in the Giant Forest, the National Park Service said in a statement. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said the man approached a group in the park with a knife and slashed their tires before brandishing a pistol, according to KSEE/KGPE-TV in Fresno. Officials closed Generals Highway in the park...
    (CNN)During New York's darkest pandemic days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged as one of the country's brightest political stars. His data-heavy daily news briefings became appointment television for millions of Americans searching for a steady hand and dose of empathy to counteract then-President Donald Trump's mixture of erratic, dangerous denialism. But Cuomo's image -- of a competent, hands-on executive -- has suffered a fierce blow over the past few weeks, following new revelations that his administration underreported the number of Covid deaths among New York nursing home patients, according to a state attorney general report, and then delayed sharing potentially damaging information with state lawmakers.Cuomo has denied any suggestion of wrongdoing and forcefully defended his top aides. He has also scrambled to contain the fallout through backchannels, leaning on some Democratic legislators in search of public support -- and, according to a few of them, issuing threats when his requests were...
    Navalny’s two hearings will take place as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week asked for the release of the 44-year-old anti-corruption activist, arguing a risk to the life of this opponent who survived in extremis to poisoning last year. This decision was immediately rejected by Moscow, which had already brushed aside calls to this effect from the European Union, despite the threat of new sanctions. Returned to Russia in January from a convalescence after the poisoning of which he accuses the Kremlin, Alexeï Navalny was arrested on his arrival at the airport and was sentenced on February 2 to two years and eight months in prison. The court converted a 2014 suspended prison sentence for fraud to a firm sentence for violating its judicial review. It is the appeal of this judgment which must be examined Saturday morning. Ouliana Solopova, spokesperson for the Moscow courthouse, said...
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    New York : Cuomo and prosecutor James, January 2019 Photo: EFE / EPA / JAMES KEVIOM A dozen Democratic legislators in the state Assembly showed great support for Ron Kim, the Queens Assemblyman who denounced that Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to “destroy” him over the scandal of the deaths in nursing homes, a case now investigated by the FBI and the US Attorney General’s Office. “We are deeply disturbed for the governor’s attacks on our colleague, a fellow Democrat, Assemblyman Kim, ”said the statement, issued by legislators Harvey Epstein, Tom Abinanti, Khaleel Anderson, Robert C. Carroll, Emily Gallagher, Jessica González-Rojas, Andrew Hevesi , Anna Kelles, Zohran Mamdani, Marcela Mitaynes, Yuh-Line Niou, and Phara Souffrant-Forrest. Cuomo’s office has denied threatening Kim and accused the assemblyman of lying about the phone call the governor made to him on February 11. The twelve legislators also said that back...
            by Debra Heine  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly threatened to ‘destroy’ a local lawmaker’s career unless he issued a statement “covering up” what a top aide to the governor said last week in a stunning and news-making conference call with Democrat lawmakers. Three additional Democratic lawmakers also say they were threatened by the Cuomo administration, according to CNN. They reportedly came forward “under the condition of anonymity because they were afraid of retribution from the governor.” Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa admitted privately to the Democrat lawmakers during the call last Wednesday, that the Cuomo administration withheld the number of Covid-19 nursing-home deaths in the state out of concern that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The New York Post reported. Assemblyman Ron Kim, a left-wing Democrat who represents Queens, was one of the Democrats who participated in that conference call. The lawmaker...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he believes New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim’s (D) claim that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened him over Kim’s statements on nursing homes and that such behavior is “classic Andrew Cuomo” and that he’s heard such behavior from Cuomo numerous times. De Blasio said, “It’s a sad thing to say, Mika, but that’s classic Andrew Cuomo. A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls. The bullying is nothing new. I believe Ron Kim, and it’s very, very sad. No public servant, no person who’s telling the truth should be treated that way. But yeah, the threats, the belittling, the demand that someone changed their statement right that moment, many, many times, I’ve heard that and I know a lot of other people in this state have heard that.” De...
    Actor and Democrat activist Alec Baldwin says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign from office if he did indeed threaten state Assemblyman Ron Kim over the Empire State’s growing nursing home scandal. This week has seen rapidly escalating hostilities between Democrat State Assemblyman Ron Kim, and the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo. On Monday, Kim accused Cuomo of “lying” about notifying the state legislature to an investigation of New York’s nursing homes by the Department of Justice. Kim called for a further investigation by an independent commission, the state’s attorney general, or the federal government. “It took us almost two months before the governor decided to change,” Kim said, continuing: In fact, a month later, at a press conference, he said he didn’t know about it. He lied. Just like he’s lying right now to today’s press conference about sending notices to the Assembly and Senate that we knew about...
    Alec Baldwin said Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo needed to “resign” if it is true he threatened to “destroy” Democratic New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim’s career. “If Cuomo threatened Ron Kim’s career, Cuomo should resign,” the 62-year-old actor tweeted Thursday over the battle brewing between the two New York politicians regarding nursing home deaths. (RELATED: Cuomo Blames ‘Press, Cynics’ For COVID ‘Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories’) If Cuomo threatened Ron Kim’s career, Cuomo should resign. — AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) February 18, 2021 Cuomo recently hit back against claims from Kim that he had allegedly threatened to “destroy” Kim’s career, Fox News reported. (RELATED: ‘Utterly Ghoulish’: Meghan McCain And Sunny Hostin Join Forces, Lash Out At Gov. Cuomo Over Nursing Homes)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwininsta) Kim had previously called out Cuomo following a New York Post piece on the scandal. A...
    Alec Baldwin is weighing in on the intensifying feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic State Assemblyman Ron Kim. Cuomo on Wednesday accused Kim of lying to the media about what transpired during a heated phone call last week in which the governor allegedly threatened to "destroy" Kim over his remarks on the state’s nursing home scandal. Baldwin took to Twitter early Thursday, writing, "If Cuomo threatened Ron Kim’s career, Cuomo should resign." Kim said Cuomo made the threat hours after the New York Post reported one of the governor’s top aides admitted during a private call that his administration withheld data because they worried it could be "used against us" in a federal probe. In response to the report last Thursday, Kim said the aide’s remarks sounded "like they admitted that they were trying to dodge having any incriminating evidence." ALEC BALDWIN SAYS 'GOODBYE' TO TWITTER 'FOR NOW' FOLLOWING WIFE HILARIA'S HERITAGE SCANDAL...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio backed up New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim following a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened Kim during a heated phone call. The New York Post had reported that, according to Kim, Cuomo called the assemblyman on Feb. 11 after the newspaper reported that Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa acknowledged withholding nursing home death numbers in order to avoid possible consequences from the Justice Department. Kim had spoken out against Cuomo's adminitration following that report, and during the call Cuomo reportedly asked Kim if he was "an honorable man," and threatened that Kim "will be finished" and "destroyed." CUOMO RESPONDS TO DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER WHO CLAIMS GOVERNOR SAID HE WOULD 'DESTROY' HIM: 'MR. KIM IS LYING' "Yeah, it's a sad thing to say," de Blasio told MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" on Thursday. "But that's classic Andrew Cuomo. A lot of people in New York State have...
    FKA Twigs broke down in tears as she claimed her ex-boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, could have "killed them both" as he threatened to crash their car. Back in December, FKA filed a lawsuit against Shia, claiming that he abused her "physically, emotionally, and mentally many times in a relationship that lasted just short of a year." 11FKA Twigs couldn't hold her tears as she recalled a moment where she claimed Shia LaBeouf threatened their livesCredit: CBS 11She's filed a lawsuit against him, claiming he abused herCredit: Getty Images - Getty In an interview with CBS This Morning, FKA Twigs opened up to Gayle King about the moment Shia, 34, allegedly threatened her life after a fight. She claimed that around Valentine's Day 2019, the two had taken a "disturbing" trip to a spa in Palm Springs and when they were coming back, he was "speeding down the motorway and saying that...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened an assemblyman who was critical of his coronavirus response, an allegation the governor has denied, calling it "nothing new." Ron Kim, the assemblyman, told CNN that he received a phone call from Cuomo as his team sought to keep under wraps the full extent of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes, a burgeoning controversy for the Democratic governor. On Thursday morning, de Blasio weighed in. "That’s classic Andrew Cuomo," the mayor said. "A lot of people in New York state have received those phone calls. You know, the bullying is nothing new. I believe Ron Kim, and it’s very, very sad, no public servant, no person who is telling the truth should be treated that way. But yeah, the threats, the belittling, the demand that someone change their statement right that moment, many, many times I’ve heard that,...
    ONTARIO (CBSLA) – Firefighters were battling a large mulch fire which erupted in Ontario early Thursday morning amid gusty Santa Ana winds. Feb. 18, 2021. (CBSLA) The fire broke out in the area of Euclid and Chino avenues at 1:20 a.m., according to an Ontario Fire Department Battalion Chief Scot Roeber. RELATED: NASA Rover Perseverance To Land On Mars Thursday, Collect Space Rocks Crews arrived on scene to find several 20- to 25-foot-high mulch piles ablaze, Roeber said. The fire was covering an area of several hundred square feet. RELATED: Motorcyclist Suspected Of Street Racing In Custody After Pursuit Ends In Anaheim There were some outbuildings threatened, but no structures had been lost. Smoke from the blaze was traveling in a southwest direction towards Chino. Residents were advised to keep windows closed. MORE: Residents Moving Out Of LA To Inland Empire, Causing Rents To Skyrocket There were no evacuations ordered...
    NEW York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly being investigated by the FBI over his coronavirus-era nursing home scandal after he threatened to destroy a state lawmaker. The FBI and the US Attorney’s office opened a probe on Wednesday into Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.  5New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the US Attorney's officeCredit: YouTube 5State Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to destroy him if he did not help minimize the damage of the nursing home scandalCredit: AP:Associated Press Investigators are looking into the actions of Cuomo’s coronavirus task force, which was formed last March, the Times Union reported. Cuomo is under fire after his secretary Melissa DeRosa privately admitted that his administration withheld nursing home death numbers fearing that they would be “used against us.”  The governor was criticized for a March 25...
    New York Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Queens Democrat, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened his career over the ongoing nursing home scandal rocking the administration, warning that he could “destroy” Kim if he did not fall in line and vigorously defend officials involved in the fallout. Kim, who has publicly accused Cuomo of lying about key aspects of the nursing home coverup, told CNN that the Democrat governor called him directly and threatened his career “if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. ” “He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim said, according to CNN. Cuomo, Kim alleged, continued to threaten his career, telling him that “we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines.” “And he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me,” Kim claimed, adding that...
    A Democratic New York assemblyman claims Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened his career after he criticized the governor's handling of the pandemic Ron Kim, the assemblyman, told CNN that he received a phone call from Cuomo week as Cuomo's team sought to keep under wraps the full extent of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes, which has become a burgeoning controversy for the Democratic governor. "Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience," Kim said. Cuomo then said, “We're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines," according to Kim, who said the governor than warned that he had not yet experienced his "wrath," which could "destroy" him. "No man has ever spoken to me like...
    CNN has allegedly banned Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother - the under-fire New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The order comes as the popular political figure is alleged to have "threatened to destroy" a fellow Democratic lawmaker over the nursing home Covid scandal. 7Cuomo has been under fire for the number of nursing home deaths in New YorkCredit: AFP or licensors 7Chris Cuomo, CNN host of Cuomo Prime Time, was blasted for not holding his brother to account on his showCredit: CNN 7Assemblyman Ron Kim has accused the governor of 'threatening my career'Credit: Getty Images - Getty CNN reported on February 17 that Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told the broadcaster about a nasty call on his cell phone from the governor last week. Kim recalled: "Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. ...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly threatened a New York state assemblyman who has been critical of his coronavirus management. Democratic Queens Assemblyman Ron Kim angered Cuomo by signing and circulating a letter accusing the governor of obstruction of justice for failing to turn over data on nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. A Cuomo aide had previously told New York state assembly Democrats that the administration hid the death totals to avoid a Justice Department investigation. Cuomo called Kim at his home to berate him after hearing about the letter. “He goes off about how I hadn’t seen his wrath and anger, that he would destroy me and he would go out tomorrow and start telling how bad of a person I am and I would be finished,” Kim recounted to the New York Times. (RELATED: Cuomo Blames ‘Press, Cynics’ For COVID ‘Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories’) Cuomo then...
    Utility crews raced on Wednesday to restore power to nearly 3.4 million customers in the US who were still without power after a deadly winter storm, and another blast of ice and snow threatened to wreak further chaos. Miamimundo / clicorlando The latest storm front was expected to bring more hardship to states not used to such frigid weather – parts of Texas, Arkansas and the Lower Mississippi Valley – before moving northeast on Thursday. “There really is no respite from the misery people feel in that area,” said Bob Oravec, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service, referring to Texas. More than 100 million people live in areas covered by some form of winter weather advisory, watch or watch, the weather service said. More than two dozen people have died in the extreme weather this week, some while struggling to find warmth inside their homes. In the Houston area,...
    A New York assemblyman has claimed that he was threatened by Governor Andrew Cuomo and told 'I can destroy you' if he did not issue a positive statement regarding the nursing home cover-up scandal. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim claimed he received an angry phone call from Cuomo on Thursday after he was quoted in a New York Post article that revealed new details about how the governor's administration held back the true numbers on nursing home deaths from COVID-19. Kim alleges that Cuomo shouted at him for ten minutes and asked him 'are you an honorable man?' before the governor added that he 'hadn't seen his wrath and anger' before. Cuomo appeared to make good on his alleged threat on Wednesday as he criticized Kim during a press briefing and claimed that he and the assembly member had a 'long and hostile relationship'. Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim (pictured) claims...
    Bigg Boss 14 has almost reached its end, and the finale is all set to take place on Sunday. With the race for the trophy getting fierce among the final five, it seems that housemates Aly Goni, Rahul Vaidya, Nikki Tamboli and Rubina Dilaik have teamed up against challenger Rakhi Sawant.  Everyone is in the game to win. However, it feels that the entire house is ganging up against Rakhi, to ensure life is miserable for her in the house. They have absolutely distanced her, and have ganged up against her. They fight with her over the smallest things. Rakhi can actually be seen talking to herself, with no one to communicate with! Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik, Rahul Vaidya, Rakhi Sawant, Aly Goni, Nikki Tamboli – Who Do You Think Will Win The Reality Show? VOTE Now The strategy is obvious. Put together, Rubina, Rahul, Aly, and Nikki have...
    New York Assemblyman Ron Kim (D) told CNN on Wednesday that Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo's approval rating remains steady despite controversy over nursing home deaths: poll NY Democrat demands apology from Cuomo for mishandling of nursing home deaths Governors tell Biden better vaccine coordination is needed MORE (D-N.Y.) had threatened him over the phone after he criticized the governor over a pause in the release of data on coronavirus deaths in state nursing homes. "Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience," Kim told CNN. “We're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines," Kim said the governor told him. He also said Cuomo told him that he "hadn't seen his wrath and that he can...
    NEW YORK CITY -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with lawmakers for support and even threatening political retribution against Democrats who have criticized him in an aggressive effort to contain political fallout from revelations that his administration had concealed the full extent of nursing home-related deaths during the Covid pandemic.Describing an alleged exchange with the governor that has not been previously reported, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN that he received a call on his cell phone from the governor last week as he was bathing his children at home."Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa (DeRosa) and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience," Kim said. Cuomo proceeded to tell the assemblyman that "we're in this business together and we don't cross...
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men are accused of pretending to be federal marshals and flashing phony credentials to get out of wearing face masks at a South Florida resort hotel. Both men — ages 53 and 81 — were wearing badges on their belts and laminated “face mask exempt” cards on lanyards around their neck. When asked by staff at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach to wear masks while in the resort’s public areas, they responded with threats to have individual employees or the entire staff arrested and to impose a $75,000 fine on the hotel, the South Florida SunSentinel reported. Both claimed to be U.S. marshals, though their badges read “Cherokee Nation Marshal.” The scheme collapsed on Thursday when employees became suspicious of their claims and called police. Officers arrived along with a real U.S. marshal, and the two men were arrested on charges of impersonating a...
    (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with lawmakers for support and even threatening political retribution against Democrats who have criticized him in an aggressive effort to contain political fallout from revelations that his administration had concealed the full extent of nursing home-related deaths during the Covid pandemic. Describing an alleged exchange with the governor that has not been previously reported, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN that he received a call on his cell phone from the governor last week as he was bathing his children at home. "Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience," Kim said. Cuomo proceeded to tell the assemblyman that "we're in this business together and we don't cross certain lines...
    President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser has vowed to put “solving the climate crisis at the center of creating jobs.” But during the three years he spent in charge of “sustainability” at the world’s largest investment firm, the company increased its holdings tied to deforestation. At first glance, Biden’s decision to install Brian Deese as director of the National Economic Council seems to align with the aggressive posture on climate issues he struck during the campaign, when he vowed to take the nation to net-zero emissions by 2050 and threatened Brazil with economic sanctions should it fail to better protect the Amazon rainforest. Biden even hailed Deese, who helped negotiate the Paris Agreement to contain global carbon emissions for ex-President Barack Obama, as the first NEC director “who is a true expert on climate policy.” Yet Deese’s appointment nettled good government groups and progressives, since he had spent much of...
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire police issued a warrant for a 24-year-old who is accused of leaving severed rabbit heads on a woman’s car. Manchester Police said Tuesday the warrant stems from a December incident involving 24-year-old Estevan Hincapie. RELATED: Harvard Scientists Have New Theory About Comet Roughly The Size Of Boston That Killed Dinosaurs Estevan Hincapie. (Image Credit: Manchester Police) On December 29, a woman told police that a man she knew had been threatening her through text messages, and told her that he “left her a surprise outside.” RELATED: Disjointed And Cumbersome: Lawmakers Call For Centralized State Vaccine Sign-Up System Police said that when the woman went outside, she found the rabbit heads. Hincapie is wanted on charges of criminal threatening and cruelty to animals. MORE: Ice Forces Postponements On Opening Day At Worcester State COVID Vaccination Site Anyone who knows where Hincapie is located is asked...
    Manhattan prosecutors have dropped their charges against Amy Cooper, a white woman who earned herself the nickname Central Park Karen after she called 911 on an innocent black birdwatcher and claimed he was threatening her life, saying she 'learned a lot in therapy' and has no criminal background. Cooper was charged with one count of falsifying an incident report last year after calling the cops on Christian Cooper, a birdwatcher who had told her to put her dog on a leash.  She called the cops, falsely claiming he was threatening her life. She was fired from her job and became one of the faces of a series of incidents in which white women across America were seen to be abusing their privileges to report black or minority people for crimes they didn't commit.  The charge she faced is a Class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum prison sentence of 1 year and...
    A HEALTH worker was pulled out of her car and threatened with a knife in a terrifying carjacking. The woman was yanked from her Ford Focus in the car park in West Bromwich town centre about 5pm on Wednesday last week. 1The health worker was pulled from her car at the New Square car park The thieves then drove off with the stolen car. Police then spotted the stolen Focus on the A41 the next day - giving chase. Cops used a stinger to bring the car to a stop in Handsworth with the suspect inside then trying to run from the scene. After a dramatic footchase, the man was arrested. Ben McCaffer, aged 33 and of no fixed address, was later charged with robbery, dangerous driving and having no licence or insurance.  He appeared before appear Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on Friday (12 February) where he was remanded in...
    Legal proceedings or commission of inquiry: acquitted by the Senate in an impeachment trial, Donald Trump could still be held accountable for the events of January 6 on Capitol Hill. “Still responsible” Before the Senate, Democratic prosecutors sought to demonstrate that the 45th President of the United States had incited violence with months of “lies”, denying his presidential defeat on November 3 against Joe Biden, then his speech in front of thousands of supporters in Washington on the day of the assault on Capitol Hill. “Fight like devils,” he told them, while parliamentarians certified the victory of his Democratic rival. Donald Trump denies any responsibility for these events, and his lawyers stressed that he had, on one occasion during this speech, called for “peaceful” demonstrations. Although he acquitted him in the Senate because he felt the upper house lacked the competence to try him, the powerful Republican leader Mitch...
    Britney Spears' cousin, who was also her assistant more than a decade ago, has claimed the singer's father, James 'Jaime' Spears, said something bad would happen to her if she didn't cut ties with the pop star.  Alli Sims, who worked as Britney's paid assistant in 2007, told NBC News: 'He [Jaime] 100 per cent was threatening me with my life.' Sims said she 'didn't put it past him' so she didn't answer any of Britney's calls after that alleged conversation.  She then pointed to the FX and Hulu documentary 'The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney.' The documentary's historical look at the circumstances that led to the establishment of the conservatorship in 2008 have spurred sympathy for Britney Spears and brought greater attention to the case and the so-called #FreeBritney movement of fans who want to see her released and given control of her life.  Those fans increasingly include celebrities. Many...
    BRITNEY Spears' cousin Alli Simms claimed the singer's father, Jamie, "threatened her with her life" if she didn't stop talking to the trouble star. The pop star is once again under a bright spotlight following the release of the documentary, Framing Britney Spears. 8Britney Spears' cousin Alli Simms claimed the star's father, Jamie, 'threatened her with her life'Credit: Getty Images 8Alli claimed Jamie made these threats after he urged her to cut contact with the pop starCredit: AP:Associated Press Alli, who was also the entertainer's assistant, alleged that Jamie got quite confrontational with her, and claimed he urged she cut contact with Britney. She claimed in an interview with NBC News: He "100 percent was threatening me with my life." Alli explained, "I really do believe [Jamie] would have done something if I didn't remove myself from the situation." Alli, who currently lives in Louisiana, told the outlet she "misses"...
    By Tammy Webber | Associated Press One patient threatened to shoot Dr. Terry Hunt if physical therapy didn’t relieve his pain as effectively as opioids did. Another harassed his staff, then roamed a hospital searching for Hunt after being told he would be weaned off painkillers he had used inappropriately. Hunt was unharmed, but shaken enough to ask the central Illinois hospital system where he worked to dismiss both patients. So when he heard about Tuesday’s attack at a medical clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, that left one person dead and four injured, “the first thing I assumed is that it was something to do with pain medication,” said Hunt, who now works for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a Mayo Clinic Health System facility in Red Wing, Minnesota. “It makes us ask about our own workplace: How secure are we?” Authorities said Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, was angry...
    White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo announced Saturday that he is resigning for the "abhorrent, disrespectful, and unacceptable" threats he made to a female reporter in January. Ducklo's resignation comes one day after he was placed on a one-week suspension over the incident.  Vanity Fair reported on Friday that Ducklo had threatened to "destroy" Politico reporter Tara Palmeri if she continued to pursue a story about his relationship with Axios reporter Alexi McCammond. McCammond had previously covered the Biden campaign up until November, when she told her editors about her relationship with Ducklo and was reassigned to cover progressives and Vice President Kamala Harris.  CBS News has not been able to independently verify the phone call, but the conversation three weeks ago prompted a series of moves by the White House communications office, two people familiar with the situation told CBS News. It is unclear why it took more than...
    TJ Ducklo, 32, who was part of Mr Biden’s campaign team, joined the White House after the presidential election, becoming a deputy to Jen Psaki, the spokesman for the US executive . Following the incident, he was initially suspended without pay. But the presidency has now accepted the resignation he submitted, Jen Psaki said in a statement. According to Vanity Fair magazine, Mr. Ducklo had a heated telephone conversation with a journalist from the Politico site, Tara Palmeri, who asked him about the intimate relationship he had for several months with another journalist, Alexi McCammmond, of the Axios website, and on the ethical questions it might raise. “I am going to destroy you”, had launched Mr. Ducklo to Tara Palmeri, according to the account of the incident made by Vanity Fair, and he had moreover “made derogatory and misogynistic remarks” towards the journalist. Ms Psaki...
    A New York City man was arrested after he made “direct and unambiguous” death threats to several political figures and Fox News personalities, police said. Rickey Johnson, 47, also known as Nigel Dawn Defarren, was arrested Thursday night and charged with threatening interstate communications and threatening U.S. officials. Given the nature of the threats and Johnson’s criminal history, he is being held without bail. Johnson “allegedly threatened to kill several cable news broadcasters and current and former U.S. senators and members of the House in rage-fueled posts on Instagram and in chilling private messages,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a Friday statement. While the names of the current and former politicians were not listed in court documents, two law enforcement sources told the Associated Press that they included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a frequent guest on Fox News shows. “I’m going to take...
    The White House has been accused of hypocrisy after Jen Psaki said a one-week suspension was 'serious punishment' for TJ Ducklo for threatening to 'destroy' a reporter - despite Joe Biden vowing to fire 'on the spot' any aides that 'disrespect' other people. White House Press Secretary Psaki defended her decision to suspend the deputy press secretary for one week without pay during Friday's press briefing insisting it was an 'important step' to show his behavior was 'completely unacceptable'.    Ducklo had called Politico reporter Tara Palmeri to say he would 'destroy' her over an article she was planning to write about his romance with Axios journalist Alexi McCammond.  As well as the threat, the nature of his comments have also been slammed as sexist as he accused Palmeri of being jealous of McCammond because a past male wanted to 'f***' the Axios reporter instead of her. The incident took place...
    New York : Im going to destroy you: White House spokesperson threatened a reporter for divulging her love affair with another