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    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said former President Donald Trump was still the “dominant force in the Republican Party” in a preview clip from an interview that will air Sunday on HBO’s “Axios.” Reporter Jonathan Swan said, “Trump flags crashed into the Capitol, five people died. You said yourself he tied to get Pence to do something illegal and unconstitutional. I just don’t get how after all of that, you go down to Mar-a-Lago, and you are best pals with him again.” Graham said, “Well, because he is a dominant force in the Republican Party.” Swan said, “I mean five people died. I mean, it was pretty bad.” The South Carolina Republican U.S. Senator said, “People had heart attacks who engaged in it, yeah. So but do I think he is legally responsible? No.” Swan said, “No, I’m not talking legally, I mean morally.” Graham said, “It’s up to American people...
    Iowans would be allowed to buy or carry firearms without obtaining a permit under a GOP-backed bill approved by a state committee this week. The bill, known as House Study Bill 254, was introduced last month and passed along party lines in an Iowa House subcommittee on Monday, with two Republican state lawmakers voting for the bill and one Democratic lawmaker opposed. If passed, the legislation would make the process of obtaining a permit to carry or acquire firearms optional. Anyone purchasing a weapon from a federally licensed gun seller would still either have to pass a federal background check or present an approved permit to carry a weapon. Gun sales between private citizens would additionally no longer require state residents to obtain a permit to buy weapons. The legislation would make it a class D felony under state law to sell, rent or loan a weapon to a person who...
    How can you live with the virus? Several ideas are currently being studied by the executive reports The world, so that the French can find a semblance of “normal” life. Among them, the vaccination passport. This measure is currently the subject of an online citizen consultation, launched by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE). Elsewhere, such as Sweden or Denmark, the idea materializes. In France, it is the airline company Air France which launches hostilities by opening an experiment from March 11 by requiring passengers bound for the Antilles, the results of a PCR test of less than 72 hours, for a validity of a month. At a time when some are beginning to consider the idea of ​​learning to live with the virus, the scenario is attractive, as much as it worries. Nevertheless, what could be its legal framework in France? Could such a tool actually see the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A graphic designer who has worked in the television industry for 30 years has been slowly losing his vision. Mike Jones has a genetic disease with no cure. But he was offered the use of a special pair of goggles. (credit: CBS) Mike tells Health Specialist Kathy Walsh that as his vision gets worse, IrisVision has helped him see. READ MORE: Crash Kills 3 Near Wyoming Border His work is exceptional. Mike is a designer, animator, director and award winner. He creates on his computer. But 8 years ago, he started to lose sight of it. “I started having trouble driving at night. That was the first time I noticed it,” he said. Mike has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. It is genetic. Mike’s father is totally blind. Now, Mike is legally blind. “I don’t have central vision,” he explained. (credit: CBS) By day, it’s like...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department is asking for help locating a woman who has been missing for a week. Cheryl Parsons, 67, is legally blind. Cheryl Parsons (credit: Denver Police Department) She was last seen around 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 near East 19th Avenue and Sherman Street. Parsons is 5’3″ and about 128 pounds with gray and brown shoulder length hair and blue eyes. Investigators said Parsons normally wears sweatshirts, sweatpants, snow boots and a cross body style tan purse. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 reference case #21-115962.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is defending his office’s covering of a police Wall of Remembrance. This is the photo that went viral over the weekend showing a police Wall of Remembrance covered by a large banner in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Department Of Health, Parks And Recreation To Announce First Standing Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics “It was disappointing,” Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby said. This is how the wall is supposed to look. But a Philadelphia Police union spokesperson posted the photo of the wall online Friday. In response, the district attorney’s​ spokesperson, Jane Roh, tweeted, in part: “We are legally required to cover the Wall of Remembrance when this room is used for certain purposes. We follow the law.” Mike, you well know that the emergency of the pandemic has required different spaces in this...
    TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans’ mother Barbara insisted she still has custody of Jace, 11, as the reality star says she "legally" can’t discuss the court battle. Jenelle, 29, was quizzed by fans via TikTok about the ongoing situation and she responded in a video. 12Jenelle Evans said she couldn't legally talk about the custody situation with JaceCredit: Instagram 12Barbara commented on a photo of her grandson that she still has custody of him A TikTok user asked: "So I normally don't believe everything I read online, but it says that your mom is fighting to get your son back again?" Jenelle replied that she couldn't talk about it for legal reasons, but would let everyone know when the time is right. 12Jenelle with her eldest child Jace who has been living with her mom BarbaraCredit: Instagram She continued: "Now I know you guys keep asking about my mom and Jace's...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver District Attorney Beth McCann says a deadly officer-involved shooting last summer was justified. A legal review of the Aug. 15 shooting that was released on Friday determined there will be no criminal charges for Derek Goodyear, an agent with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company. (credit: CBS) McCann said Goodyear was justified in using deadly physical force to defend himself on or near railroad property close to 46th Avenue, the National Western Complex and the South Platte River. An investigation says Goodyear was attempting to detain William Wallace after he was suspected of trespassing but Wallace fought back and was able to grab a dagger from agent Derek Goodyear’s vest and stab him multiple times. That’s when Goodyear shot and killed Wallace. “Wallace chose to fight rather than be peaceably arrested,” McCann wrote.
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums RAGE 2 is an open-world shooter with RPG elements that grabs attention, but due to its mixed reviews you might not want to spend on it. If so, you should know that there is a way you can get RAGE 2 for PC for free and legally. The thing is that RAGE 2 is the gift of the week from the Epic Games Store. That said, it’s not the only game the store is giving away, as players can also get Absoolute Drift as a gift. Find out: Check out the best gaming content that Solar Power brings you To take advantage of this promotion, all you need is to have an Epic Games Store account. Once you have it, you simply have to go to the links that we leave below and press...
    Republican Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko said last week that people of Hispanic origin are "very good workers," but that priority for COVID-19 vaccine distribution needs to be on those who "are here legally." Lesko made the comments Thursday during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing as lawmakers debated an amendment that would have prioritized American citizens for coronavirus vaccination, which was ultimately shot down. Democrats argued the change would not be effective in combating the spread of the coronavirus in Arizona, since the state relies on undocumented immigrants to work jobs that come with a higher exposure risk, AZCentral reports. "I have worked with people that are Hispanic," Lesko said, nothing Arizona's diverse nature as a border state. "You know, we're compassionate people, but for goodness sakes, we have to take care of American citizens, or people that are here legally, first," she added. "I'm just not going to be able to explain to...
    MARRIED At First Sight Australia is all about getting hitched to someone you've never met before - but that's not actually what happens. One of the many secrets of the show, which is currently airing in the UK on E4, is that the marriages aren't even slightly legit. 5Martha and Michael 'wed' at a glitzy theatre - but it didn't go to planCredit: Channel 4 Despite the elaborate ceremonies at some of Australia's fanciest venues, producers have admitted that it's all for show. A spokesperson for Channel 9, which airs the show, what we see on screen is actually a "commitment ceremony" with a "celebrant". They told Now To Love: "In order to comply with the Australian Marriage Act (1961) which requires one month and one day notification, a marriage in law was not conducted. "Each participant embarked on a commitment ceremony with a wedding celebrant with all due intention...
    Ron Perlman is not completely out of one marriage, but ready to get into another. According to TMZ, a judge has granted that the “Hellboy” star be considered legally single although his divorce is ongoing. Ron, 70, reportedly first filed the request in October, stating that he wanted to tie the knot with fiancée Allison Dunbar. The actor has been trying to divorce his ex-wife, Opal Stone Perlman, since Nov. 2019. They were married for 38 years and have two adult children. The Perlmans’ date of separation was listed in the divorce filings as May 10, 2019. However, just five days later, paparazzi caught the “Blade II” star kissing Dunbar, who was already wearing a large diamond ring on her engagement finger. In the past year, the 48-year-old actress has frequently posted pics of herself and Ron on social media. She captioned a picture of the pair last...
    By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A bipartisan bill in the North Dakota Legislature aims to recognize Juneteenth as a ceremonial holiday in the state. North Dakota is only one of three states in the nation that does not legally recognize the June 19 holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and is also known as Emancipation Day and Freedom Day. The legislation, SB 2232, is sponsored by two longtime senators, Fargo Democrat Tim Mathern and Grand Forks Republican Raymon Holmberg. The pair backed successful legislation 30 years ago to recognize the third Monday in January as a state holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Mathern said he’s sponsoring the current bill in part to bring attention to “the experience of African Americans in our country.” The Senate Government and Veterans Affairs committee has scheduled a hearing on the bill...
    The video is everywhere in the comments sections of anti-vaccination Facebook pages. In it, a prominent vaccine opponent makes false claims about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Then he goes on to tell another dangerous lie. “Legally,” he says, “all those people giving vaccinations are war criminals. I’ll repeat that. Legally, all those people giving vaccinations are war criminals.” This claim—which cites a bogus legal theory based on Nazi war crime trials—is not true. That hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from spamming it in Facebook comments and uploading it across the internet, where individual clips have received more than 100,000 views. Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists are planning new in-person demonstrations outside vaccination sites. One, a sequel to a now-notorious event that shut down one of the largest such sites in America at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, is being organized by a vaccination opponent who himself accuses health-care workers of war...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Betting on the Super Bowl is nothing new, but this year marks the first time it can be done legally in Colorado other than socially. Sports betting began last May with tax revenue going mainly for water projects. (credit: CBS) The teams are set, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by quarterback Tom Brady and the Kansas City Chief with Patrick Mahomes. With the bets taken on just about everything. Johnny Avello with Draft Kings says you can wager on most anything, “The coin toss even, before that we have a prop with the national anthem.” That’s if any scoring drive will take less time than it took for the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. The wagers can be done in person at Colorado casinos where offered or online. (credit: CBS) The wagering companies are flooding the airwaves and internet with commercials placing their bets the Super Bowl will...
    Loading the player... Pro-Trump attorney L Lin Wood is under investigation by Georgia officials for potential voter fraud. Wood, an Atlanta attorney who supported former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen from him through election fraud, is now himself suspected of casting an illegal ballot in the 2020 presidential election. According to Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office launched an investigation into whether Wood was a resident at the time he voted, WSB-TV in Atlanta reports.  Read More: Dominion Voting Systems files $1.3B lawsuit against pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell The probe comes after Wood noted in an email sent to Gray that he moved out of state several months before the election. In the email, he wrote:  “I have been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April.”  I don’t think things...
    Whirlpool WTW7120HC Top-loading Washing Machine Review Why Tom Brady is one of America’s most polarizing athletes Jennifer Coolidge Reveals She Once Faked Having an Identical Twin to Date 2 Men at Once: I Liked Them Both © Provided by People Cindy Ord/FilmMagic Jennifer Coolidge got creative when she found herself wanting to date two men at the same time. The Promising Young Woman actress appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show where she reminisced about her past "crazy experiences" on vacation. "Quite a few years back, I did come to Hawaii and when you come and you're on vacation alone, you can kind of like create anything you want," the star, 59, explained. "I am ended up meeting these two guys that were best friends and I liked them both, and so I told them that I had an identical twin and I dated both guys... for two...
    ANTIOCH (KPIX) — Do-it-yourselfers may want to reconsider those backyard renovation projects. The state has banned the disposal of a common building material and it is leaving homeowners and contractors with no place to dump it. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control: “Treated wood waste comes from old wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, and decking, to name a few, are all examples of chemically treated wood.” Previously, the state provided a variance to allow landfills to accept treated wood waste. But, with the new year, that variance expired and now there appears to be no one in the Bay Area who can legally accept it. “Now that they’re closing up the dumps — not allowing this stuff coming in anymore...
    KAILYN Lowry has hinted that she wants to legally cut her ex, Chris Lopez, out of their two sons' lives. The Teen Mom 2 star, 28, shares Lux, three, and five-month-old baby Creed with Chris. ????  Follow all our latest news & stories on Teen Mom. 7Kailyn Lowry has hinted that she wants to legally cut Chris Lopez out of their sons' livesCredit: MTV She appeared to be discussing Chris when she said she has an "inconsistent" baby daddy who is "in and out" of her kids' lives. Kailyn said she's had talks with her lawyer about having the father "completely removed" from the daily routines of those children. "I have a huge problem with that [inconsistent fathers]," she said on her Baby Mamas No Drama podcast. "The court system would rather see a father who will come and go as they please, in and out, inconsistencies...
    ALL travel corridors with the UK are currently suspended – and quarantine hotels are set to get the green light. With holidays on hold for many during the Covid pandemic, can you still legally leave the country? ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Palm trees and picturesque scenes are banished for locked-down BritsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Can I legally travel abroad during lockdown? People living in the UK are currently mostly banned from travelling abroad - so holidays are barred. “You cannot leave your home or the place where you are living for holidays or overnight stays unless you have a reasonable excuse for doing so,” the government says. “This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed.” You can only travel internationally (or within the UK) where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home....
    U.S. Hospital Rates Fall; N.Y. Vaccines Run Short: Virus Update New Instagram and Snapchat filters give Bernie Sanders meme new life Here’s How To Cheat Your Tax Bracket — Legally IRS tax brackets determine your tax rates and how much money you’ll owe Uncle Sam come April. People with large incomes fall into higher federal income tax brackets, so if you earn a lot of money each year, you’ll forfeit a higher percentage of your income to the taxman. © Shutterstock.com MAN, Office, desk, laptop See: What Are the 2020-2021 Federal Tax Brackets and Tax Rates? With a few shrewd moves throughout the year, however, you can reduce your taxable income and maybe even drop from a high tax bracket to a lower one. If you want to know how to get into a lower tax bracket, start by making sure you get every tax break that’s available to you....
    Jamal Furani, 78, lost his sight 10 years ago due to corneal disease, but thanks for modern science, the Israeli man is able to see once again. Furani received an artificial cornea implant that integrated directly into the eyewall and following the one-hour surgery, he was able to recognize family members and read numbers on an eye chart. The implant, called KPro, is a non-degradable synthetic nano-tissue that is placed under a thin membrane that covers the surface of the eyelid and the sclera, which is the white area of the eye. The top layer of KPro is designed with biomimetic material that 'stimulates cellular proliferation, leading to progressive tissue integrations,' according to the implant's maker CorNeat. Scroll down for video  Jamal Furani (seated) lost his sight 10 years ago due to corneal disease, but thanks for modern science, the Israeli man is able to see again. Furani received...
    Staff revolt brewing at the Toledo Blade after decision to end Ohio State and Michigan beat coverage Going Green? The Pros Swear By These Homemade Cleaning Solutions Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © aldomurillo / Getty Images Benjamin Franklin famously said, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Skip filing your taxes, and the IRS will come calling. And when it does, you’ll likely face penalties and interest — and even lose...
    He is the first patient of this promising medical treatment. A 78-year-old man, who had been declared legally blind, regained sight after undergoing an implant of artificial cornea. This treatment is done through a simple surgery, which is only done with a minimum of cuts. In addition, the installed part does not need donor tissue. That is, it regenerates the one that is already present. The company in charge of this innovative blindness solution is called CorNeat. The Engadget portal reports that the prosthesis is the first implant that is directly integrated into the walls of the eye. It also replaces deformed or scarred corneas. This 78-year-old man was the first patient to receive the implant. The benefit of the treatment was noticed immediately after waking up. The septuagenarian recognized his family and was able to read numbers on an eye chart. The corneal implant The company CorNeat explains...
    FARMINGTON, Connecticut (WABC) -- Connecticut State Police are once again searching a home possibly linked to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.Police were spotted digging the yard of a home in Farmington Tuesday.RELATED | New video released in investigation into disappearance of Jennifer DulosEMBED More News Videos New video has been released in connection with the disappearance of a mother of five from Connecticut. Several other homes in the town, which were worked on by a company owned by Dulos' late husband, Fotis Dulos, have already been searched.Jennifer Dulos, who is presumed dead, vanished in 2019 after dropping her kids off at school.RELATED | Judge orders hearing to decide if missing mother Jennifer Dulos is legally deadEMBED More News VideosAn attorney asked the judge to waive the normal seven-year waiting period to declare a missing person legally dead. Her husband died by suicide last year after being charged with her murder.----------*...
    More On: blind This legally blind essential worker continues to give back Woman blinded after taking a job as a cop Judge rules 96 percent of NYC crosswalks don’t protect the blind Blind Woodsman carves out a niche for himself A 78-year-old legally blind Israeli man has reportedly regained his sight following an artificial cornea transplant — the first time such a procedure has ever been successful. Jamal Furani of Haifa was able to read text and recognize relatives after receiving CorNeat Vision’s biomimetic implant during the less than an hour long operation last month, the Times of Israel reported. “Unveiling this first implanted eye and being in that room was surreal,” the company’s co-founder, Dr. Gilad Litvin, told the paper. “Witnessing a fellow human being regain his sight the following day was electrifying and emotionally moving,” Litvin said. “There were a lot of tears in the...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's hypothetical option of granting himself a pardon before leaving office effectively ended when the House of Representatives opened debate on a single article of impeachment, charging "incitement of insurrection," and voted to impeach him in a bipartisan vote of 232-197 on January 13. David Gray AdlerThe Pardon Clause of the Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, provides that the President may grant pardons for offenses against the United States "except in Cases of impeachment." This clause bars a president from pardoning anyone — including himself — who is the subject of impeachment once debate on offenses set forth in the articles of impeachment begins. This constitutional limitation on the pardon power reflects the deep influence of English legal history on the framers' drafting of the impeachment and pardon clauses. The framers, keenly aware of the 17th Century clashes between King and Parliament on the scope of those...
    Artificial cornea implants already exist for patients with corneal degeneration, but because the surgeries are complex, they’re usually a last resort when transplants or cornea ring implants don’t work. By contrast, inserting the CorNeat transplant is a relatively simple procedure that requires minimal stitches and cutting. On top of that, it uses a biomimetic material that “stimulates cellular proliferation, leading to progressive tissue integration,” according to CorNeat. A very cool animation (above) shows exactly how this works, with the end result that the device is fully transplanted inside the eye wall. “Fibroblasts and collagen gradually colonize the integrating skirt and full integration is achieved within weeks, permanently embedding the device within the patient’s eye,” according to CorNeat. That allows for improved visual acuity and “exceptionally fast healing times,” and it looks fairly natural, to boot. The company said that ten more patients are approved for trials in Israel. It...
    BRITAIN'S most senior cop has admitted people do not legally need to prove they're exempt from wearing a face mask. Dame Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Met Police, said that it's a "matter for the Government" that people with exemptions don't have to carry around proof. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Dame Cressida Dick told LBC this morning that people do not legally need to show evidence of their exemption to mask lawsCredit: LBC / Global Responding to a question about whether people who claim they are exempt from mask laws should have to show evidence, the Commissioner confirmed that Brits don't have to "prove their exemption." She said on LBC News this morning: "This is a difficult area. The vast majority are complying. "And the majority of people who don't wear a mask on transport, or in the supermarket, are...
    A petition calls on the UK government and parliament to pass a law banning transactions with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This petition concerns residents of Neil Liversidge’s country. Indeed, Liversidge believes the country’s ban on cryptocurrency transactions will hamper the activities of criminals. For law-abiding citizens and businesses, digital currencies don’t matter. Their extraction is harmful to the environment, added the consultant. Then, if the petition gets 10,000 votes, the government will respond. With this at least 100,000 signatures, the request will be considered for discussion in parliament. Until Liversage’s proposal has garnered 115 votes and the petition will expire on July 7, 2021. Previously, Anatoly Aksakov, announced the need to regulate bitcoin and ban it as a means of payment. He adds that is necessary to block the channels for using cryptocurrency. “To finance drug trafficking, etc.”. Well done, you’ve read this entire article! To...
    Although countries are moving towards the creation of central bank cryptocurrencies (CBDC), according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), about 80% of the world’s central banks do not have laws that authorize them to issue of the same or there is no clear legal framework in this regard. The body reviewed the laws of the central banks of the 174 member countries and found that only 40 of them, 23%, are expressly authorized to issue the CBDC. 104 central banks or 61% of the total are only authorized to issue physical notes and coins. In the remaining 16%, the IMF notes in a report on CBDCs, existing laws are unclear regarding the issuance of digital currencies. In short, almost 80% of banks could not legally issue central bank cryptocurrencies, without the approval of new legal regulations. Only 23% of central banks could legally issue a digital cryptocurrency. Source: IMF. The...
    Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde." MGM A third "Legally Blonde" film is in the works with Reese Witherspoon reprising her role as Elle Woods. "The Office" star Mindy Kaling, who's co-writing the script, said that Elle will be 40 in the sequel. "Legally Blonde 3" is currently set for release in May 2022. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A third "Legally Blonde" movie is in the works, with Reese Witherspoon set to reprise her role as Elle Woods.  The first film was released in 2001 and centered on the main character enrolling in Harvard Law School after a breakup. In the second movie, which came out in 2003, Elle headed to Washington, DC to fight for animal rights.  Witherspoon confirmed the third film in June 2018, by posting a video of herself lounging in a pool with the caption: "It's true..."  Since then, more details and...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is still insisting that President Donald Trump was 'legally elected,' making those claims to Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo Thursday morning.  'The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president, who I believe was legally elected on November 3,' Navarro said. 'If the election were held today, he'd be elected again. And if he runs in 2024, he will be elected then. And I think that’s what the Democrats fear,' Navarro continued.  Navarro was seething that Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time Wednesday on charges that he incited an insurrection by telling supporters to march on Capitol Hill, claiming he was the victim of a stolen election.  White House trade adviser Peter Navarro claimed on Fox Business Network Thursday that President Donald Trump was 'legally elected' as he slammed House Democrats for impeaching the president...
    YouTube will have a cycle of free horror films, in which you will be able to see films belonging to the Universal Monsters group, all also released during the 30s and 40s (via NME). The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). If you’ve always wanted to see these celluloid treasures, but never had the chance, this free horror movie series is for you! You will be able to have access to the original Dark Universe (the one that was planned for this century has no longer shown signs of life), with feature films such as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The mummy (1932), The invisible man (1933), The Werewolf (1941), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Abbott and Costello Against the Ghosts (1948). The interesting thing is that all free horror movies will be available from January 15 and on subsequent days. All will remain on the platform for a week until Sunday...
    'The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who, I believe, was legally elected on Nov. 3,' said Trump adviser Peter Navarro. The Trump administration is still pushing the lie that Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election — even after Donald Trump said it was time to "join together" and move on. On Thursday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on Fox Business Network — identified in his official capacity as head of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy — and claimed Trump was the real victor in November. "The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who, I believe, was legally elected on Nov. 3," Navarro said. "I've never been more pissed off in my life at this place and I think there's 74 million Americans out there...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro excoriated the Democratic Party on Thursday for doing “violence” to the country by undermining President Donald Trump, who he is still claiming won the November 3, 2020 election. “I would be remiss, by not saying to you, Maria, that what happened yesterday was — was a travesty,” Navarro said in a morning interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who I believe was legally elected on November 3rd. If the election were held today, he would he be elected again. And if he runs in 2024, he will be elected then.” Navarro was referencing Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Ten Republicans joined with Democrats in voting 232-197 to impeach the president on a charge of inciting insurrection. The Senate is set to take the matter up on Jan. 20,...
    On Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said he opposes impeaching President Donald Trump because he thinks doing so would divide the country further and also because incitement to violence is “a very hard legal standard to prove. There’s no way it could be proven in a court of law in this particular case.” Crenshaw said that there are two reasons he opposes impeachment, “One is to simply lower the temperature. The second is if you’re going to accuse somebody of incitement of violence, that’s a very hard legal standard to prove. There’s no way it could be proven in a court of law in this particular case. And you know, barring that — and then, again, the fact that we’ve only got ten days left, and the priority that we need to be engaging in is unifying the country, not escalating things further. These are all pretty...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Mayor Eric Garcetti sent a reminder out Tuesday that landlords in the City of Los Angeles cannot legally evict tenants if they are unable to pay rent because of COVID-19. In a tweet, Garcetti said there are eviction protections for renters in place currently for the City of Los Angeles. Reminder: eviction protections are still in place in the City of L.A. Your landlord cannot legally evict you now if you are unable to pay your rent because of COVID-19. For support and legal assistance, visit: https://t.co/dd3Bjm1xLZ. pic.twitter.com/QmKj4MzzZG — MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) January 12, 2021 Last week, L.A. applied for some of the $25 billion that Congress approved for emergency rental assistance, Garcetti added. He said more federal support is needed urgently. The reminder comes on the same day that a Los Angeles City Councilman introduced a plan to create 25,000 housing units by 2025 for...
    A straight man has revealed how he married his gay best friend to avoid a hefty inheritance tax bill, and inists his late husband would be 'proud' of new documentary about their tale of tax dodging.  Father-of-three Michael O'Sullivan, 60, tied the knot with former butler Matt Murphy, 85, in December 2017. Matt asked his friend of 30 years and carer to marry him because he wanted him to inherit his house in Stoneybatter, Dublin, when he died - seeing it as a way of paying him back for looking after him in his twilight years.  If they hadn't married, Michael would have had to have paid a £44,868 (€50,000) inheritance tax bill, the pair previously told Irish radio, and even argued that due to the fact Michael cared for Matt without taking a Carers Allowance, they saved the state money.  When couples marry in ireland, they face an interview to ensure...
    The acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, resigned from his position Monday, citing the legal battle over whether he can do his job. Wolf's resignation comes a day before President Donald Trump plans to tour wall construction on the U.S.-Mexico border - a trip the DHS head would normally take.  In a note to agency workers, obtained by Fox News Channel, Wolf said he was quitting because of 'recent events.'  'Including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary,' Wolf went on. 'These events and concerns increasingly serve to divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time of a transition of power.'  He said that FEMA's Administrator Peter Gaynor, who was Senate-confirmed, would take over DHS through the end of the transition.     Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf...
    Actor-writer Mindy Kaling, who is penning Legally Blonde 3 with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor, says the new movie will definitely pay homage to the original. Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon will be returning as attorney Elle Woods for the much-anticipated MGM project and will also be producing via her Hello Sunshine banner along with franchise’s original producer Marc Platt. In an interview with Access, Kaling said as a fan of the franchise she was thrilled to come on board to write the upcoming installment. Never Have I Ever Season 2: Utkarsh Ambudkar, PJ Byrne Join Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Show “I love the franchise so much. I love Elle Woods as a character and when Reese asked me to write it I was like, ‘Absolutely!'” the “Office” alum said. The first “Legally Blonde” movie, which released in 2001, revolved around a lively sorority sister trying to win back her ex-boyfriend by...
    Capitol riot live updates: More arrests, violence across US as Pope Francis condemns this movement Politics updates: White House lowers flag 3 days after Capitol Police officer Sicknick dies Mindy Kaling Cant Wait to See How Fans Will React to Legally Blonde 3: We Wrote Elle Woods at 40 © Provided by People The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Official Academy Screening Of Late Night Mindy Kaling can't wait to bring Legally Blonde 3 to the big screen. In a new interview with Access, Kaling gave an update on the highly-anticipated movie, which was first confirmed back in 2018. "So, I'm writing it with my friend Dan Goor, who created Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I just, I love the franchise so much," she said. "I love Elle Woods as a character and when Reese asked me to write it I was like, 'Absolutely!' " "I can’t wait to see what people will think...
    On October 15th, FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised that the FCC would “move forward with a rulemaking” to clarify the “meaning” of Section 230, the all-important internet law that protects free speech online. Apparently, Pai never got around to that — and less than three months later, he no longer plans to, either, explaining he’s short on time. “[T]here’s simply not sufficient time to complete the administrative steps necessary in order to resolve the rule-making. Given that reality, I do not believe it’s appropriate to move forward,” he tells Protocol. The reason he’s short on time is pretty simple: he’s stepping down on January 20th, when Joe Biden becomes President of the United States. But he might also be giving up because the idea that the FCC had the power to do such a thing was laughable. As Recode explains in depth, the FCC’s justification was effectively that it...
    For many legal analysts, President Trump remains a type of criminal Midas figure: everything he says or does turns instantly into a crime. This pattern is continuing to the very end of the Trump administration. Within minutes of the leaking of a Saturday call between Trump and Georgia election officials, the same experts were declaring yet another clear crime.  The loudest was Andrew Weissmann, whose desire to find a crime to use against Trump appears to be moving from the obsessional to the delusional. Since his departure as the top deputy to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Weissmann (now an MSNBC analyst) seems intent on proving his critics correct about his profound bias against President Trump. Weissmann recently called for prosecutors to use grand juries to pursue Trump and others in an unrelenting campaign based on unfounded legal theories. Now he is claiming that the president’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad...
    A British man with a love of singer Celine Dion said he was a bit tipsy as he watched her television concert on Christmas Eve and made a life changing decision — he would change his name to hers. As the New York Post reported, the former Thomas Dodd said he has always listened to Dion when he needs cheering up, and while watching the holiday concert decided to pay $122 to have his name legally changed to Celine Dion. But he was a bit too deep into champagne and said he later forgot about doing it. A few days later, he came home from work to find an envelope with legal documentation about his new moniker. “I wasn’t aware I had done it until I found that envelope in my post,” he explained. “Initially, I had to sit down as I couldn’t believe it — so I then checked...
    A Céline Dion superfan in the UK got drunk and legally changed his name to hers — then promptly forgot about it. But it’s all coming back to him now. The 30-year-old Céline Dion — né Thomas Dodd — told The Post that he came up with the idea while boozing it up and watching a TV concert by the 52-year-old Canadian crooner on Christmas Eve — because he loves her. “She [is] my go-to person I listen to when I need cheering up,” he told The Post via Twitter. He said he spent much of the pandemic watching concerts while at home, including one by Dion over the holiday that was accompanied by a magnum of Champagne given to him by a friend. “That’ll probably explain a lot!” he said. While enjoying the show, he plunked down 89 pounds (about $122) and officially took her name...
    More On: celine dion Céline Dion to star in a new romance film featuring her music ‘Together at Home’ coronavirus event adds Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, more Web goes wild for hot pianist serenading coronavirus shut-ins Subway riders spontaneously belt out Céline Dion songs A Céline Dion superfan in the UK got drunk and legally changed his name to hers — then promptly forgot about it. But it’s all coming back to him now. The 30-year-old Céline Dion — née Thomas Dodd — told The Post that he came up with the idea while boozing it up and watching a TV concert by the 52-year-old Canadian crooner on Christmas Eve — because he loves her. “She [is] my go-to person I listen to when I need cheering up,” he told The Post via a Twitter. He said he spent much of the pandemic watching...
    COVID-19 complications led to Khamzat Chimaevs withdrawal from Leon Edwards bout "Bridgerton" Was Partially Filmed in the Mansion Next to Prince Charless Home Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © ESB Professional / Shutterstock.com Tax Strategies That Save You Money This story originally appeared on SmartAsset.com. Taxes can take a big bite out of your income, especially if you’re in a higher income tax bracket. And even with careful planning, it’s possible that you could still be hit with an unexpected tax bill. The good news is, there are things you can do to keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your pocket instead of handing them over to the IRS. If you’re interested in how to avoid paying taxes legally,...
    European Union ambassadors on Friday raised “no objections” to a Brexit deal with the UK — with the British parliament expected to approve it in the coming days, according to reports. The ambassadors’ endorsement and a UK approval would pave the way for EU parliaments to legally approve the agreement, the AP reported Friday. The announcement came after an unprecedented Christmas Day meeting, according to a report by Politico. “The provisional application aims to prevent a significant disruption in EU-UK relations with severe consequences for citizens & businesses at the end of the transition period January, 1st,” Union spokesman Sebastian Fischer said on Twitter after the meeting. “The letter to the @Europarl_EN lays out the necessity of this exceptional step,” Fischer wrote. Britain on Thursday reached a separation deal with the European Union after more than for years of tense negotiations, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced....
    A niece to President-Elect Joe Biden will serve probation, but no jail time, for a Pennsylvania DUI crash which appeared to cause no injuries. The much-ballyhooed punishment for Caroline Biden, 33, is far from legally suspicious, several attorneys say. In fact, what happened in her run-of-the-mill case is actually commonplace. According to court records, the niece Biden, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., originally faced three counts: DUI involving a controlled substance and impaired ability (as a first-time offender), driving without a license, and careless driving. Prosecutors threw out — or nolle prossed — the two lesser counts, and Biden pleaded guilty to DUI, a misdemeanor. The punishment, court records say, was set at between twenty days and six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. But the plea was “negotiated,” those records say, and the New York Post reports that Biden will actually serve only “five-plus months of probation, with...
    CANELO ALVAREZ called Gennady Golovkin 'inhumane and stupid' for his comments on seizing the chance to 'legally kill a person in the ring'. The usually soft-spoken GGG reacted furiously after 47-year-old De La Hoya said the Kazakh would be an 'easy' fight for his comeback. 3Canelo called Gennady Golovkin 'inhumane and stupidCredit: Ed Mulholland/matchroom. 3GGG said he could seize the 'opportunity to legally kill a person in the ring'Credit: Getty Images - Getty Golovkin told AFP: "You know Oscar, you know how dirty his mouth is. "Everything involving Gennady Golovkin for him is a nightmare. "He can say whatever. But let me put it this way - If I got an opportunity to legally kill a person in the ring, I might seize it." Golovkin still has ill-will towards the boxing legend stemming from his pair of fights against arch rival Canelo Alvarez - who De La Hoya...
              Beginning January 2nd, 2021, undocumented immigrants living in Virginia will be able to apply for official driving credentials, called a driver privilege card, with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), allowing non-citizens to lawfully drive within the Commonwealth for the first time. The change in the state code stems from legislation the Democratic-controlled General Assembly passed earlier this year during the 2020 regular session and signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam. “We are pleased to offer this new credential to give thousands of tax-paying Virginians the opportunity to drive legally on our roadways, something they previously have not been able to do,” DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb said in a press release. Once the new year rolls around, Virginia will join 15 other states and Washington D.C. that give undocumented immigrants driver’s privileges, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In order...
    MIDDLEWEIGHT star Gennady Golovkin has issued a deadly threat in response to Oscar De La Hoya's claims he could beat the IBF champion. The retired boxer - who revealed earlier this year he is planning to make a comeback aged 47 - has GGG in his sights should he step back inside the squared circle. 4Oscar De La Hoya (right) is considering making a comeback to the ringCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Gennady Golovkin defends his IBF middleweight belt against Kamil Szeremeta on FridayCredit: AFP And speaking last month, the 1992 Olympic gold medallist - who won a whopping 11 world titles in six weight classes - stated it would be 'easy' to beat Golovkin. He said: "You know how easy GGG would be for me? Oh, my gosh. It would be a high-profile fight, that’s for sure. "I always took a good shot and I always took apart fighters...
    What did you do to help the world today?Cornell Williams may have been born blind, in part due to his albinism, but he’s not one to fret over the lot he was dealt. He’s one to spring to action — especially in the chaos and turmoil of the coronavirus crisis. Back in mid-March, as so many of us swapped our office posts for WFH life, 50-year-old Williams continued to make the two-hour round-trip commute from the Bronx where he lives to his job at Richmond Hill in Queens. Williams is the lead porter at nonprofit Alphapointe, one of the country’s largest employers of blind people, as well as one of the largest providers of vision rehabilitation services. The manufacturer — which makes everything from face masks for the military to mops for the federal government — was deemed essential during the pandemic. Williams’ job became even more labor-intensive in...
    Whanganui, New Zealand (CNN)As a child in the 1970s, Gerrard Albert played on the mud flats at the mouth of New Zealand's Whanganui River where raw sewage from the nearby town spilled into the estuary and out to the ocean. At low tide, he and his playmates would see pieces of toilet paper in the water and joke to one another: "That was the one I did yesterday." After arriving in New Zealand in the 1800s, British colonialist industrialized Whanganui River, long treasured by generations of Indigenous Māori. The river became polluted by discharge and land clearances and the shingle banks Albert's grandmother remembered from her childhood were replaced with mud so wet you would sink up to your knees, due to gravel extraction.Albert wasn't bothered by the sewage where they fished and played. But the degraded river was emblematic of a bigger issue: a fight that stretched back to...
    Two newly proposed bills out of Missouri would allow drivers to legally hit protestors with their vehicles if they find themselves in the middle of a demonstration. State Rep. Adam Schnelting (R-St. Charles) introduced a bill called the Fleeing Motorist Protection Act, which aims to criminally and civilly protect anyone who strikes a protestor with their vehicle during a protest. Schnelting shared the outline of his bill on Twitter Thursday. "If your grandparents are caught in a mob and are being threatened, they shouldn’t be held liable for inadvertently hitting a rioter if they flee the scene in order to save those in the car from physical danger," he wrote. "This bill does not change our laws on vehicular assault nor excuse gross negligence." Last week, I filed HB56 - The Fleeing Motorist Protection Act ensures that motorists who are trapped in their vehicle during a riot are civilly and criminally...
    CHICAGO — Restaurants and bars across the state are banned from serving customers indoors, but there are two places in Chicago where you can still legally drink inside a bar: Chicago’s airports. Despite an emergency travel order requiring travelers from 46 states to quarantine upon landing in Chicago, people are still allowed eat and drink alcohol inside bars at Midway and O’Hare. That’s because the airports are exempt from Gov. JB Pritzker’s Tier 3 mitigation measures. Allowing indoor drinking at high-traffic airports is dangerous, one doctor said, calling the move “ludicrous.” The rules, which went into effect Nov. 20, say restaurants and cafeterias within airports, hospitals and college dining halls can remain open as other bars and restaurants in affected state regions must close. These places are exempt to ensure people “can eat a meal with no alternatives provided in these venues for eating,” the measure states,...
    ALBANY — Some things cannot be done remotely, even in the age of COVID-19. New York’s 29-member electoral delegation will likely be casting their votes in person next week to formally elect the next president of the United States.  The Electoral College’s delegates are due to meet and cast votes for President-elect Joe Biden Monday, Dec. 14 inside the State Capitol Building in Albany. “We have our own practical problem here on the Electoral College in that the by law, the Electors must convene in the State Capitol. It doesn’t say, ‘except if you have a global pandemic,’” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a WAMC radio interview Tuesday afternoon, noting that convening virtually is probably out of the question due to a provision in the state Constitution. The list of representatives includes former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, state Attorney Letitia James, state Senate Majority Leader...
    The State of Georgia fired back Tuesday morning at the State of Texas over its lawsuit at the Supreme Court alleging that four states, including Georgia, violated the Constitution in the way they changed their voting rules during the 2020 election. On Monday, Texas sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, arguing that they had violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution by changing voting procedures through state courts or executive decisions rather than state legislatures. The Texas lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, says: Certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting. The Defendant States flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted. Whether well intentioned or not, these unconstitutional acts had the same uniform effect—they made...
    In 2017, lawyer Polly Higgins and environmentalist Jojo Mehta created the “Stop Ecocide” campaign. Their goal was the establishment of “ecocide” as an international crime. Sadly, Higgins passed away last year after a short battle with lung cancer. Her works continues on, however, and is gaining momentum. A team of International lawyers along with Stop Ecocide are drafting plans to make ecocide an international crime similar to war crimes, genocide, crimes of aggression, and crimes against humanity. The project was launched on November 20th, 2020, exactly 75 years from the start of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. The project is being chaired by Phillippe Sants QC, an international lawyer, and Justice Florence Mumba, an international judge. Professor Jalloh is a member of the UN International Law Commission & Editor in Chief of the Journal of African Legal Studies & African Journal of International Criminal Justice. Honoured to have @CharlesJalloh...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When former state Sen. Terry Care went to the Nevada Legislature in 2013 to lobby for a bill to bind presidential electors to the candidate that receives the most votes, he didn't consider it to be urgent or a top priority. Care, representing the national Uniform Law Commission, knew that there had been instances in U.S. history of “faithless” electors who didn't cast their state's votes for winning candidates. But efforts to bind electors to state voter preferences, he said, was mostly about aligning voting with how voters think the Electoral College functions, with a state's share of votes going to the winning candidate. “It was more of a case of ‘What if?'” he said. Then-Assemblyman Elliot Anderson remarked casually in a committee hearing that a faithful elector law was “probably a good idea” because, hypothetically, electors voting for...
    ATLANTA—Faced with a steady drip of reporting on his conspicuously timed stock trades, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is defending himself with a line that his biggest ally, President Donald Trump, has practically made into a mantra. “Totally exonerated,” declares a newly released television ad from Perdue, which claims he has been fully cleared by the Department of Justice and the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. Except neither agency has that power. Both agencies probed trades Perdue made at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and both have reportedly concluded those probes without filing criminal or civil charges. But contrary to Perdue’s claims, that conclusion does not amount to an exoneration—because these agencies explicitly do not issue them. The Georgia Republican, currently in the middle of a grueling runoff campaign, has not provided any documentation to the public about the government probes into his stock trading. That is possibly because any...
    The next time you get on a plane, you’ll probably have plenty of new things to worry about, but having to listen to people talking on the phone won’t be one. Way back in 2013, the FCC announced that it would be considering removing a ban on passengers making phone calls once the plane was above 10,000 feet. The proposal was unpopular even within the FCC, with then-Chairman Tom Wheeler saying he would prefer people not be allowed to make calls on a plane. The FCC originally announced that it would be considering the proposal on December 12 (of 2013), but it took until today to reach a verdict (via Boing Boing): no. The decision cites “strong opposition,” especially among pilots and flight attendants, claiming that the proposal “[failed] to address significant safety and national security concerns.” There are also concerns that the proposal would make flights less pleasant...
    YOUR job could legally force you to get a shot to prevent coronavirus as the release of a Covid vaccine to the general public is on the horizon. Employment lawyers said that businesses are weighing the possibility of a mandatory vaccine policy as Moderna and Pfizer recently announced that both of their vaccines are over 90 percent efficacious. Employers generally have the legal authority to require staff to get vaccinated against the virus, with some exceptions. But workers also have the right to object to mandatory vaccinations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which allows employees to be exempt if it clashes with a "sincerely held religious belief." People with medical disabilities can also ask for an exemption under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ogletree Deakins, a leading labor and employment law firm, says companies should consider the "politicized" nature of the virus and expect objections should...
    EL SERENO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dozens of California Highway Patrol officers Wednesday evening faced off with housing rights activists at an El Sereno neighborhood where vacant Caltrans-owned homes were being occupied.AIR7 HD was over the scene at Sheffield Avenue and Poplar Boulevard at around 9:30 p.m. as a line of CHP vehicles crowded the street, and officers in riot gear took people into custody.CHP tactical teams went door to door removing people who were illegally occupying the homes along Sheffield Avenue.Several officers were seen pushing back demonstrators that had gathered as the confrontations escalated.RELATED: Homeless families who took shelter in vacant El Sereno homes can now legally live in themEMBED More News Videos A group of homeless activists, known as Reclaiming Our Homes, are now legally living in state-owned homes they once illegally occupied. Video showed a CHP tactical team ramming a door so they could enter.In March, the...
    US employers can legally require their workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19, but it is likely most will choose to make the shot optional instead, employment lawyers say.  Businesses have been weighing up whether or not to implement a mandatory vaccination policy among staff as the release of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public looms. The fast-tracked development of the shot is a long-awaited breakthrough amid the ongoing pandemic but has also sparked debate over how safe it actually is and if it should be compulsory in the workplace.   Employers generally have the legal authority to require staff to get vaccinated against the virus, though there are some exceptions. The prospect of the coronavirus vaccine being widely available to the public has raised questions about whether it should be made mandatory at the workplace. Pictured: A clinical trial patient being vaccinated HHS officials said on Tuesday that...
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who undermined a presidency by lying to her stupid viewers for three years, now believes people who legally contest elections should “go to jail.” Maddow’s guest was a fellow fascist from the NAACP, who could not have agreed more with Rachel Stalin. Here’s a partial transcript from Monday night: I think a lot of people are also worried about what you were describing there, about these tactics, both by the president and by his campaign and by Republicans who support him; that after an election, elections officials are now subject to lobbying, subject to pressure, subject to enticement or threats in a way that should get them to do whatever their party or the party in power or anybody else who has an effect in terms of influencing them, can get them to do. I want to go back to that not being a norm in our democracy. I’m worried that now that the Trump administration has set this precedent, it will be. And it feels like...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver District Attorney’s Office says no charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Antonio Black Bear two months ago. The 41 year old was shot and killed near West High School at West 10th Avenue and Inca Street on Sept. 9. (credit: Black Bear Family) The DA’s office released a report Monday that states the shooting was legally justified. Police said multiple witnesses reported a man was waving a gun around and making threats and calls to 911 were made. Officers arrived 9 minutes later. When they got there the report says Black Bear was pointing the gun at “terrified” occupants of a pickup truck. “When Mr. (Black Bear) saw the officers, he pointed what convincingly appeared to be a Glock handgun directly at these officers and they acted in self-defense and in defense of others,” Denver District Attorney Beth...
    The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) asked the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday to grant personhood to ‘Happy’ the elephant so that the lonesome animal could be transferred to a sanctuary. The NhRP is working to get Happy, who is currently at the Bronx Zoo, released ahead of the cold winter in an effort to prevent her from being sent to the zoo’s “elephant barn,” which is a cement structure without windows and where Happy will be kept until the exhibit reopens in May, according to UPI. The @nonhumanrights project is pushing for the release of Happy, a 49-year-old female Asian elephant, who would have to spend winter in a windowless enclosure at the Bronx Zoo. https://t.co/8enHk3P60P — Times Union (@timesunion) November 19, 2020 NhRP argued that the 49-year old female Asian elephant has suffered years of injustice and solitary confinement at the zoo...
    As the nation’s attention was focused on who would be the next president the day after the Nov. 3 election, Sierra Graves was busy grabbing as many of her and her three children’s belongings as she could. Just 10 minutes later, sheriff’s deputies knocked on her apartment door to evict her. Graves, 31, rushed through her apartment in Rural Hall, N.C., gathering what her family would need for the next few days until they could find a more permanent location for their possessions. She grabbed the Chromebook GOOG, -0.61%   GOOGL, -0.40%  her kids have been using to do virtual schoolwork since the coronavirus pandemic closed schools. She made sure to take the black work pants she would need to start her job waiting tables at the Crazy Crab seafood restaurant in nearby Winston-Salem. “ Over 100,000 evictions have occurred in 26 cities since the start of the pandemic....
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham revealed he's spoken to officials in Arizona and Nevada about their presidential votes after Georgia's secretary of state accused him of pressure to discard legally-cast ballots. Joe Biden carried all three states but President Donald Trump is contesting the results.  Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday he's spoken to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona - who still has to certify the results of the presidential election in his state - and to one of Nevada's state election officials.  'What I'm trying to find out is how do you verify mail-in ballots. So the question for me is if we're going to use more mail-in ballots, we need to have signature verification that's bipartisan,' he said. The South Carolina senator also told reporters he spoke to President Trump on Monday night but would only say the two men talked about 'national security.'  Republican...
    The South Carolina senator asked the Georgia secretary of state to toss out legally cast ballots. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is trying to get Donald Trump's loss in Georgia overturned by asking the state's top election official to simply throw away legally cast ballots, the Washington Post reported Monday night. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said Graham asked whether he could simply invalidate every mail-in ballot in counties that had high rates of nonmatching signatures — a move that would have tossed out legally cast ballots as well. "It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road," Raffensperger told the Post.
    EL SERENO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- El Sereno community leaders and Caltrans have partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to help a group of homeless activists in the area.The group known as Reclaiming Our Homes started illegally occupying the Caltrans-owned homes in March.RELATED: Caltrans orders activists to leave illegally occupied homes in El Sereno amid COVID-19Now, thanks to a new transitional housing program, the activists can legally occupy some of the homes."I'm extremely grateful for the community and for this push that was very much needed," said Martha Escudero, a single mother who is a part of the group and now benefiting from the program. "Especially during this pandemic, and being able to stay safe."Caltrans purchased the homes to demolish for the expansion of the 710 freeway, but that stalled in 2018 after decades of controversy.The housing authority launched the program in late-October and will...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that Sen. Lindsey Graham pressured him to find a way to toss out legally cast ballots in the state's close election between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.  Speaking to The Washington Post, Raffensperger - a fellow Republican - said he talked to Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Friday and the South Carolina senator asked if he could toss out every mail-in ballot from counties that have higher rates of non-matching signatures.  'It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,' Raffensperger told the newspaper, expressing disbelief that Graham wanted him to disenfranchise large swaths of Georgia voters.  Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he felt like Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, was pressuring him to find a way to toss out swaths of legally-cast ballots in the 2020 presidential race ...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump wrongly claimed a video that showed election workers collecting legally cast ballots in Los Angeles the day after the election showed evidence of fraud."You are looking at BALLOTS," the President claimed in his video caption. "Is this what our Country has come to?"A woman heard in the video asks the workers why they are collecting the ballots when "they already called the state." Facts First: This is the latest false insinuation -- and another baseless claim -- of mail-in voting fraud by Trump. The suggestion by the President is that the video shows ballots being collected in California a week after the election. But the video, originally posted on November 4, shows workers collecting legally cast ballots from a ballot box that the LA County Registrar says had been locked since election night. The video the President posted isn't the only one circulating on the internet showing...
    The Note: A referendum election arrives, with no clean answers promised Watch Birthday Boy Justin Sylvester Get a Sexy Stripper Surprise on Daily Pop Military ballots: Trump calls for ballot counting scenario where votes legally cast by military would be thrown out As President Donald Trump baselessly claimed that all votes received after Election Day are illegal, he attacked the absentee ballots of military members and their spouses that, by law, must be counted. © Staff/AFP/Getty Images This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. (Photo...
    Washington (CNN)As President Donald Trump baselessly claimed that all votes received after Election Day are illegal, he attacked the absentee ballots of military members and their spouses that, by law, must be counted.In doing so, the President has endorsed a scenario where thousands of members of the military -- actively defending their country -- would be disenfranchised by having their legal votes thrown out."If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us," Trump said Thursday night from the podium in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House. "If you count the votes that came in late — we're looking at them very strongly. But a lot of votes came in late." CNN's Brianna Keilar explores the military-civilian divide and the challenges facing service members and their families in a nation that has been at war since just after 9/11. In every election,...
    Ivanka Trump underscored the importance Friday of a "free and fair" election, and an accurate tally of ballots.  "Every legally cast vote should be counted. Every illegally cast vote should not," President Trump's daughter, who's also a senior White House adviser, wrote on Twitter. "This should not be controversial. This is not a partisan statement — free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy." WHERE THE RACE STANDS: BIDEN ERASES TRUMP LEAD IN GEORGIA AND PENNSYLVANIA, NEARS 270 ELECTORAL VOTES Her tweet follows a roller-coaster press briefing from the president on Thursday night, in which he told Americans his campaign would “not allow corruption to steal the election" and asserted that "if you count the legal votes" he would "easily win."  “I challenge Joe and every Democrat to clarify that they only want legal votes -- they say the word votes -- we want legal votes to be counted,” Trump said, referencing his Democratic challenger...
    During NBC’s election coverage on Thursday, 2000 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Al Gore said that 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden is defending the principle of “let’s count every legally cast vote and obey the will of the American people” in the same way that Gore did back in 2000. Gore said, “[T]he most important principle that I defended 20 years ago, that Joe Biden and many others are defending tonight is, let’s count every legally cast vote and obey the will of the American people. You know, I looked at the people standing in line to vote in the middle of a pandemic, some of them waiting in line ten, eleven hours in some cases. And the determination of the American people in spite of the — what they were facing, to have the largest turnout in the entire history of our country, they’re...
    Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images Election staff in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania are reportedly taking the day off for “administrative work” due to issues with thousands of ballots — meaning many of the votes will not get counted until Friday. The state’s second-largest county, which includes the heavily-blue city of Pittsburgh, was hit with a court order that halts 29,000 of the remaining 35,000 ballots left from being counted, due to a mishap with the ballots, according to Ryan Deto of the Pittsburgh City Paper. Not just a day off. 29k of 35k left can’t be legally counted until Fri. due to court order. 29k are replacement ballots bc a contracted company delivered wrong ballots last month. Election return board HAS to legally meet tmrw before counting can resume https://t.co/1tvsWBlZiC — Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) November 5, 2020 “29,000 are replacement ballots [because] a contracted company delivered wrong ballots last month,” he explained in...
    Justin Elliott - Jessica Huseman - Isaac Arnsdorf - Dara Lind - Lydia DePillis - Ash Ngu - Sally Beauvais November 5, 2020 11:32AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on ProPublica. Victoria Benedict, a stationery store owner in Atlanta who has been voting by mail for years, was surprised last month when she went to the Georgia secretary of state's website and found her ballot had been rejected. A problem with her signature — the state said the one on her ballot did not match what it had on file — set her on a dayslong quest to make sure her vote would be counted. County staff told her that she would either have to show up at the local election office to sign her ballot or vote in person on Election Day. Either option would risk her health during a pandemic. Instead, on the advice of a friend...
    President Trump's campaign said Wednesday that they were mounting an aggressive "full-court press" to ensure "all legally cast ballots" will be counted in the presidential race. The campaign is "leading a full-court press to make sure we have all of our legal teams that are in place," senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters on a call. "We want to make sure that all legally cast ballots are counted. We also want to make sure that illegally cast ballots are not counted because that is the definition of illegally cast ballots — that they shouldn't be." Campaign manager Bill Stepien pointed to ballots cast in Pennsylvania, where he said there were "anywhere between 1.2 to 1.4 million ballots" that remained to be counted, "upwards of 500,000" ballots in Arizona, as well as votes in Nevada, "Trump Country" Republican-leaning counties in Michigan, and in Wisconsin, which he called "recount territory." On the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Even though winners may be projected on election night and some of them declare victory, the legal results aren't required to be final for several weeks.But that hasn't stopped early court action as the ABC7 I-Team has found hundreds of cases have already been filed in connection with Tuesday's election.When will we know the winner of the 2020 presidential election? These are the 3 likely scenariosAcross the nation, there are legal challenges to the way voters are registered, how ballots are cast and the plans to count them tomorrow night.How long will this take to produce a winner? If you are expecting final results Tuesday night, expect to be disappointed.In the nation's 243 year history, it's never happened -- by design. It takes time to collect, count, and confirm maybe 150 million votes.Voting chicanery is carved into Chicago's core and rough and tumble Election Days have lately...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Restaurants have been one of many industries facing challenges during this pandemic. Fergie’s Pub in Center City is nearing its 26th year in business. But, recently the Irish pub found itself reaching out to the community and customers as they are in desperate need of help. On Thursday, Fergie’s Pub posted a GoFundMe and within 18 hours they reached their goal of $30,000. As of Monday morning, the GoFundMe is almost at $50,000. Co-owner Fergus Carey talked to Eyewitness News about the response. “We’re blown away, thankful and grateful to everybody who stepped up to help us,” Carey said. “Last year, 2019, was our busiest year ever after 25 years and then 2020.” The community stepped up in order to help the local pub in a time of need. “So much going on, only so many people inside, nobody at the bar. So most of the business...
    A couple have become the first in the world to get married over Zoom while in different countries after the Covid-19 crisis separated them for 10 months.  Scott Marmon, 32, from New York, and Augustina Montefiori, 28, from Argentina, have been together since meeting in Denver in May 2017, but have been long distance for the past year after Augustina returned to Buenos Aires.  Scott proposed in January and had been planning to move to Argentina in March before the Covid-19 crisis shut the borders. The couple were unable to reunite because they weren't a married couple and related so decided to get hitched last week via video call in a 19 hour ceremony. Scott Marmon, 32, from New York, and Augustina Montefiori, 28, from Argentina, have become the first couple in the world to marry on Zoom while in different countries  Scott proposed in January and had been...
    Cecilia Chiang, the trailblazing chef of Chinese food, dies at 100 The best old-school Italian restaurants in America Ron Perlman begs judge to declare him single so he can remarry Ron Perlman desperately wants to be single — at least temporarily. © Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Ron Perlman The "Hellboy" star is in the midst of divorcing his wife of 38 years, Opal, but he's currently engaged to another woman. Ron and his new lady love, Allison Dunbar, are looking to get hitched sooner rather than later, but the actor's first marriage is preventing that.  According to TMZ, Ron is requesting a bifurcation of his divorce, which basically means he's asking the judge to legally grant him single status while the divorce plays itself out.  "I believe terminating the marriage as soon as legally possible would be in our best interests in that it would reduce the emotional strain and pressure...
    Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speculated on what the future may have in store for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should he win on November 3. McCarthy said, given the developing stories regarding Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, it was unclear if Biden could remain in office and if that might mean Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, eventually assuming the office of the presidency. “The interesting part here is, Joe Biden, for those who know and those who are sitting out asking, they know he cannot sustain that job as a president,” McCarthy said. “So, if Joe Biden cannot sustain it, one, for the activity we’re finding out now with Hunter Biden and himself — so we don’t know if legally he could stay in the office. You don’t know from his capacity if he has to...
    Reese Witherspoon played a lawyer in her “Legally Blonde” films and has since added the title of studio executive to her illustrious resume, but the actress isn’t ruling out a potential run for office in the future. Witherspoon, 44, made the revelation on Monday’s episode of the “SmartLess” podcast alongside Jason Bateman who admitted to the “Big Little Lies” star, “I think you’d get a lot of the vote,” per People. The Oscar-winning actress quipped to co-hosts Will Arnett and Sean Hayes that “our standards have become pretty low in this country” and when the trio egged Witherspoon on that she could one day find herself filling a Senate seat, she didn’t exactly close the door own the idea. "I wouldn't say never, because I don't know where I'm going to be when I'm, you know, 65," the mother of three responded judiciously. REESE WITHERSPOON TWEETS ABOUT BEING MISTAKEN FOR...
    Fans will have to wait a lot longer to see the third installment of “Legally Blonde.” “Legally Blonde 3,” originally scheduled for release in theaters this past February, now won’t be out until May 20, 2022 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, reports Variety . The third installment will again see Reese Witherspoon stepping into the hot-pink heels of everyone’s favorite Gemini vegetarian. Witherspoon had confirmed the third movie back in 2018 through Twitter. The screenplay for the threequel is written by Mindy Kaling and by Dan Goor, who also wrote for hit-tv shows “Brooklyn nine-nine” and “Parks and Recreation.” Witherspoon will be producing the film through her company, Hello Sunshine. No director has been named yet and the plot and additional cast have remained under wraps.
    "Legally Blonde" fans are going to have to wait a bit longer for its third installment, which will see Reese Witherspoon reprise her iconic role as Elle Woods. "Legally Blonde 3" was originally scheduled to be released this February, but like several others, the movie's production was upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The new debut date for the threequel is scheduled for May 20, 2022, according to Variety. The screenplay for "Legally Blonde 3" was written by Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor, who was also behind "Parks and Recreation" and "Brooklyn-Nine Nine." The outlet notes that a director has not yet been announced. REESE WITHERSPOON SHARES HILARIOUS MOMENTS OF SON, 7, DOING VIRTUAL LEARNING: ‘GOING GREAT’ 'Legally Blonde 3' starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods has been pushed back to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Karwai Tang/Getty Images) Witherspoon confirmed back in 2018 that a threequel was in the works,...
    (CNN)A toddler has an unusual friend, a young thief goes viral and Dolly Parton makes Stephen Colbert cry. Here are the must-see videos of the week.'Two peas in a pod'JUST WATCHED'They are two peas in a pod': Toddler finds unlikely friendReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'They are two peas in a pod': Toddler finds unlikely friend 02:17Well, this is an unlikely friendship. A little boy has become smitten with a skeleton model and has even taken it to the grocery store. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a 2-year-old's bony buddy.Dolly Parton does it againJUST WATCHEDStephen Colbert moved to tears by Dolly Parton's voiceReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHStephen Colbert moved to tears by Dolly Parton's voice 01:26There's nothing like a good cry. Host Stephen Colbert teared up when country music star Dolly Parton sang "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" on "The Late Show." Read MoreStealing phones and heartsJUST WATCHEDToddler steals mom's phone and racks...
    FARMINGTON, Conn. -- A Connecticut probate judge said Thursday that she needs more time and may need to hear more evidence before deciding whether to declare a missing Connecticut mother legally dead.Jennifer Dulos disappeared May 24, 2019, after dropping her five children at school.Police in January charged her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, with killing her in her New Canaan home and driving off with her body, which still hasn't been found. He took his own life later that month.WATCH: Video shows rare sight of bear singing at Yosemite National ParkEMBED More News Videos A rare sighting of a black bear singing its heart out from a tree in Yosemite National Park was captured on camera. Attorney Christopher Hug, the administrator for the estate of Fotis Dulos, asked Judge Evelyn Daly on Thursday to waive the normal seven-year waiting period to declare a missing person legally dead.Bank officials wrote that he...
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