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    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked former federal judge Barbara Jones to lead an independent review after a second woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against him.  Both the governor and his special counsel, Beth Garvey, released statements Saturday evening calling for the review and for all staff to fully comply after former aide, Charlotte Bennett, accused Cuomo of harassment while working with him during the pandemic. 'This situation cannot and should not be resolved in the press,' Cuomo said in his statement. 'I believe the best way to get to the truth is through a full and thorough outside review and I am directing all state employees to comply with that effort.  'I ask all New Yorkers to await findings of the review so that they know the facts before they make any judgements.'  Garvey added: 'Although in no way required by law, the Governor has requested...
    Almost 30 years has passed since the release of "The Silence of The Lambs," which earned Sir Anthony Hopkins an Oscar for his lead role opposite Jodie Foster and is one of only three movies to sweep all five major Academy Awards categories.Now, the veteran star is expected to be back in the Oscar race at the age of 83 thanks to the February 26 release of "The Father."It is what's called a tour de force of acting, which is a French expression meaning, literally, "a feat of strength," -- or in this case, a couple of impressive performances by two of the very best."The Father" stars Hopkins in the title role opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter."What's the matter, dad?" she keeps asking him, as he is having trouble determining what's real and what isn't.ALSO READ | 'Nomadland' review: One of the year's best filmsEMBED More News Videos Sandy...
    Almost 30 years has passed since the release of "The Silence of The Lambs," which earned Sir Anthony Hopkins an Oscar for his lead role opposite Jodie Foster and is one of only three movies to sweep all five major Academy Awards categories.Now, the veteran star is expected to be back in the Oscar race at the age of 83 thanks to the February 26 release of "The Father."It is what's called a tour de force of acting, which is a French expression meaning, literally, "a feat of strength," -- or in this case, a couple of impressive performances by two of the very best."The Father" stars Hopkins in the title role opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter."What's the matter, dad?" she keeps asking him, as he is having trouble determining what's real and what isn't.ALSO READ | 'Nomadland' review: One of the year's best filmsEMBED More News Videos Sandy...
    Some GOP lawmakers are harshly criticizing Russel Honoré, the retired Army lieutenant general who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose to lead the investigation into the security of the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob, for allegedly being too partisan for his post.  Honoré is known for his role in the response to Hurricane Katrina and more recently has made appearances on cable news that are often very critical of Republicans. This, and some of his social media commentary, has led to criticism from high-profile Republicans that Honoré may not be the best person for the job he was picked for on Jan. 15.  "General Honoré is an extreme partisan and should be the LAST person to head up an investigation of what happened at the Capitol on Jan 6th," Sen. Ron Johnson. R-Wis., said in a tweet.  "I mean some of the statements that the General...
    It’s often the case that movies based on true stories offer a glimpse of the real-life characters at the end. In “The Mauritanian,” the story of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 14 years behind bars, that real-life footage is the most engaging part of the film. That’s not entirely the fault of the filmmakers, who do an earnest and thoughtful if less than totally absorbing job of telling Slahi’s story based on the best-selling memoir he wrote in prison, “Guantanamo Diary.” It’s just that nothing can beat this intimate view of the real man, smiling and singing joyfully to Bob Dylan, no less. One wonders how he even managed to stay sane, let alone joyful, after 14 years at Guantanamo without being formally charged or tried. And in conditions that included a brutal stretch of torture: severe cold, sexual humiliation, sleep deprivation, a mock drowning, waterboarding, and threats...
    The Republican candidate in a narrow House race added to her lead Friday after a newly discovered error produced hundreds of eligible ballots. Republican Claudia Tenney leads Democrat Anthony Brindisi by 122 votes, up from 29 votes, in New York’s 22nd Congressional District race after a mistake by county elections staff was discovered that resulted in more than 300 new votes, according to Syracuse.com. State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte recently learned of a mistake by Oneida County elections staff in which more than 2,400 people registered to vote on time at the Department of Motor Vehicles but the staff failed to process their applications — meaning that those voters would have been told they weren’t registered on Election Day. This error prompted DelConte to order a review of 1,100 affidavit ballots that were potentially from voters who applied on time but did not have their applications processed, and...
    More On: capitol riot Nancy Pelosi slams ‘punk’ who wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ hoodie at Capitol riot Twisted metal: Pro-Trump guitarist reportedly ID’d as Capitol rioter Razor wire surrounds US Capitol ahead of Joe Biden inauguration Shocking photos capture brutal assault of DC cop in Capitol riots WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, to lead an immediate review of the US Capitol riot. In her weekly press conference on Friday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the retired US Army general who led federal relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina would investigate how hundreds of pro-Trump supporters were able to overpower Capitol Police as the fallout in the wake of the siege continues. “We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming,” Pelosi told reporters. “To that end, I...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she has asked retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré "to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control" at the Capitol following the January 6 attack on the complex. "We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming," Pelosi said. In a statement released after the press conference, Pelosi said "As former Vice Director for Operations, J-3, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his focus was military support to civil authorities, and he has strong experience with the security of the National Capital Region. Members of the House Leadership worked with General Honoré during Katrina and saw firsthand his strategic and patriotic leadership. The General will be calling upon other subject matter experts as to how we go forward." She also said in her press conference that...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the "security infrastructure" of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month."To protect our Democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny," Pelosi said in a statement. "To that end, I have asked Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), a respected leader with experience dealing with crises, to lead an immediate review of the Capitol's security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control."DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump seeks to freeze .4 billion of programs in final week of presidency Dozens on FBI's terrorist watchlist were in DC day of Capitol riot Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday named retired Lt. General Russel Honoré to head up an immediate review of last week’s domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol that will focus on “security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control.” “To protect our democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny,” Pelosi told reporters, just five days before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again MORE’s inauguration at the Capitol. Her appointment of Honoré comes nine days after armed pro-Trump extremists...
    If you want to swap out sounds or save something you’ve been working on there’s a companion app for iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. Right now the song mode is under construction, and the company is ironing out some kinks with connectivity on the Android and iOS versions, but the basic functionality is there. You can choose from 10 drum kits, 10 basses, 12 chord sounds and nine lead instruments. They’re organized into themed packs, but you can mix and match as you wish.  The sounds themselves err towards the more subdued side, which I think speaks to its primary purpose as a casual device. You’re not gonna find moody trap synths or abrasive industrial drums here. Instead, the packs are focused on things like lo-fi hip hop, ambient and bedroom pop. The quality of the sounds can be uneven, but there’s a handful I keep going back to like...
    A New York Supreme Court judge is refusing to certify former Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican, as the winner in the final uncalled House race of 2020, even though the latest count has her up by 12 votes out of hundreds of thousands cast. Judge Scott DelConte on Tuesday denied the Tenney campaign’s motion to certify the result, showing her with an ultra-slim lead over the Democratic rival who vanquished her in 2018 after a single House term, freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi. DelConte instead ordered eight county board of elections in New York’s 22nd Congressional District to canvass disputed ballots, correcting all canvassing errors, and, where errors cannot be corrected, to recanvass those ballots. The race has taken on singular importance due to House Democrats' tenuous majority in the coming Congress. A Tenney win would likely leave the House with 222 Democrats and 213 Republicans, the chamber's closest...
    Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin is expected to head up the panel that will review a petition filed by an Iowa Democratic House candidate who lost a race to her Republican opponent by six votes. The state canvass board certified the results for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on Monday after a districtwide count in all 24 counties officially declared Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks the winner of the election by just six votes. However, Democrat Rita Hart announced Wednesday she will file a petition in weeks to come with the House Committee on Administration under the Federal Contested Elections Act, where Raskin serves as vice chair of the committee. Congress rarely intervenes in tight races, but in 1984, an Indiana congressional race in the state’s 8th district had Democrat Rep. Frank McCloskey leading Republican Rick McIntyre by 72 votes on election night. After two state recounts, though, McIntyre led McCloskey by...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida’s hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee ballots for the first time. Voters marking ballots from home could lead to an increase in the kinds of mistakes that typically would be caught by a scanner or election worker at the polls. Experts say that’s likely to mean more ballots with questionable marks requiring review. That’s not necessarily a bad thing under normal circumstances, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the integrity of mail-in voting, and his campaign has already challenged aspects of it in court. While ballots subject to review have historically represented a tiny portion of overall ballots, it’s possible disputes could arise and end up as...
    By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee ballots for the first time. Voters marking ballots from home could lead to an increase in the kinds of mistakes that typically would be caught by a scanner or election worker at the polls. Experts say that's likely to mean more ballots with questionable marks requiring review. That’s not necessarily a bad thing under normal circumstances, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the integrity of mail-in voting, and his campaign has already challenged aspects of it in court. While ballots subject to review have historically represented a tiny portion of overall ballots, it's possible disputes...
    ATLANTA – Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast absentee ballots for the first time. Voters marking ballots from home could lead to an increase in the kinds of mistakes that typically would be caught by a scanner or election worker at the polls. Experts say that's likely to mean more ballots with questionable marks requiring review. That’s not necessarily a bad thing under normal circumstances, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the integrity of mail-in voting, and his campaign has already challenged aspects of it in court. While ballots subject to review have historically represented a tiny portion of overall ballots, it's possible disputes could arise and end...
    LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s finance ministry said a review of the country’s competition rules would consider ways they might change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of the Brexit transition period. A member of parliament, John Penrose, will lead the review, the finance ministry said. The government previously launched the Digital Markets Taskforce, which will look at unlocking competition in digital markets. (Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Kate Holton)
    By: KDKA-TV News PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mayor Bill Peduto has called for a public process for reviewing the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The Art Commission will lead the public process, which will include a special hearing and a period of online engagement where people can recommend whether to leave it, remove it, replace it or alter it. The statue is owned by the city and sits on city property in Schenley Park. “Art is an essential element of our identity, history, & evolving culture. It reflects who we are & what our communities mean to us.” Mayor @billpeduto said. “The Commission will thoughtfully lead us through this evaluation with the backdrop that a public process is crucial.” https://t.co/KhfxZ84HDH — Office of the Mayor (@TheNextPGH) August 25, 2020 “Public art is an essential element of community identity, public history, and evolving culture. It reflects and reveals who we...
    (CNN)Experiencing adversity early in life is likely to make children reach puberty more quickly, increase cellular aging and alter brain development. That's according to a new meta-review of dozens of studies published in Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the American Psychological Association.And as the nation confronts a legacy of systemic racism and inequality, there is a need to empower pediatricians to recognize these adverse impacts early and help guide children's development earlier. That's key to reducing known health disparities among African Americans, who are at higher risk for conditions such as depression, heart disease and diabetes, the study's authors said. Racial discrimination may harm Black peoples cognitive health, study finds "This study shows the effects that systemic exposure to violence has on children," said senior author Katie McLaughlin, an associate professor of psychology at Harvard University and director of the school's Stress & Development Lab. She noted that making an...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – In a unanimous vote Monday night, Aurora City Council adopted a resolution calling for an independent investigation into Elijah McClain‘s death. Jonathan Smith of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs was selected to lead the investigation. Elijah McClain (credit: Mari Newman) From 2010 to 2015, Smith helped investigate civil rights violations by law enforcement for the United States Department of Justice. Smith also helped lead the civil investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department following the death of Michael Brown. The investigation into McClain’s death will include a three-member team with at least three additional consultants. Council members said they are looking for panelists with backgrounds in civil rights, criminal justice and medicine. Police stopped McClain in August 2019 while responding to a report of a suspicious person. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, was restrained by police before paramedics administered a dose...
    By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO announced late on Thursday that Clark and Liberia's former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead a panel scrutinising the global response. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called both women "strong-minded, independent leaders", aiming to underscore their freedom in assessing his agency's and governments' COVID-19 responses. The COVID-19 outbreak originated in China in late 2019 and has infected a reported 12.16 million people globally and 550,242​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. The United States has accused China of not being open with the rest of the world in the early stages of the outbreak....
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