by on March 14, 2018
It took about five seconds from the time Siale Angilau grabbed a pen from his defense attorney’s table for him to run across the federal courtroom floor and sail headfirst into the witness stand, where he was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal. On Monday, Salt Lake City’s U.S. District Court released courtroom video of the 2014 shooting, nearly four years after the 25-year-old defendant was shot four times. Angilau, a member of Salt Lake City’s Tongan Crip Gang, was on trial for racketeering A...
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by on April 22, 2018
About four months before William Wheeler arrived as a freshman at the University of Pikeville and relaunched the university’s Black Student Union, a group of about 125 white nationalists marched through the streets just blocks away. They chanted and carried signs on April 29, 2017, hoping their message would resonate in a county that continues to suffer from a sharp decline in the coal industry. The rally — condemned at the time by many Pikeville residents and local officials — contributed...
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by on February 8, 2018
In Maryland, closing arguments are scheduled to begin today for two Baltimore police officers who are part of what has been described as one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation. The officers were part of an elite plainclothes unit called the Gun Trace Task Force—but, according to prosecutors, the unit acted more like a criminal outfit. In his opening argument during the trial, the lead federal prosecutor, Leo Wise, said, “They were, simply put, both cops and ...
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by on May 11, 2018
Javier Payne in 2014, after being shoved through store window by cop. A Bronx teenager who suffered a pierced heart and punctured lung when an NYPD sergeant threw him through a plate-glass window has settled a civil lawsuit for $1 million, the Daily News has learned. Javier Payne was 14 and handcuffed when Sgt. Eliezer Pabon pushed him through the front window of a 24-hour convenience store on Arthur Ave. Belmont in 2014. Payne's mother filed a civil lawsuit against the city, allegi...
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by on May 26, 2018
Remember President Trump’s 2019 budget — that big document released in February and then immediately dismissed or ignored? Well, a new analysis released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office finds that the president’s proposal won’t rein in rising deficits like the White House claims. CBO estimates that, over the 10 years from 2019 to 2028, the Trump budget request would cut the deficit by $2.9 trillion compared to the current baseline. The White House estimated that ...
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by on January 16, 2018
Indian Point union workers in Buchanan on Jan. 16, 2018, hold a practice picket and are threatening to walk out by Wednesday night if some sort of agreement on a contract is not reached with Entergy.(Photo: Ricky Flores/The Journal News) Dozens of Indian Point workers picketed outside the gates of the nuclear power plant in Buchanan Tuesday ahead of a strike deadline set for midnight Wednesday.  More than 300 members of the Utility Workers of America Local 1-2 are in negotiations with ...
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by on February 19, 2018
A federal judge approved an emergency $300 million loan that will keep Puerto Rico’s troubled electric utility in operation, averting a threat of more power outages at a time when the island is trying to recover from last summer’s devastating hurricanes. The Central Palo Seco power station of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or Prepa Judge Laura Taylor Swain of U.S. District Court in New York on Monday signed off on the loan from the island’s central government. Her decision c...
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by on July 7, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign has planned a fundraiser for next Wednesday at the elegant Hudson Terrace event space on West 46th Street in Manhattan. The invitation for the “Summer Happy Hour” event as posted on the campaign’s website says attendance costs just $5 per person, or $10 at the door — a sure sign that the governor is making outreach to supporters who are young and might not be able to pony up the kind of admission costs more commonly associated with his campaign events. The two...
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by on August 2, 2018
The mother stock lasts four to six months before it has to be replaced. Gov. Andrew Cuomo created a new state panel Thursday that will come up with legislation to legalize marijuana New York, marking the state's latest step toward allowing the drug for recreational purposes. The 20-person workgroup — filled with Cuomo administration officials, college professors and law enforcement officers — will be tasked with crafting a bill to allow recreational marijuana for state lawmakers to con...
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by on March 5, 2018
Some representatives of the nation’s most influential social movements took the stage during Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, in what was arguably the largest moment of visibility for their causes. Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, indigenous rights and immigrant rights were among the movements represented, during rapper Common and pop singer Andra Day’s performance of their Oscar-nominated song, “Stand Up for Something.” At a highpoint of the performance, Patrisse Khan-Cullors of BL...
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by on December 26, 2017
Do you really know what bitcoin is? Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and lost off of something you didn’t even really know existed until six months ago. Maybe it’s those eye-popping charts you keep seeing, the ones that go $5,800 per unit to $19,00 per unit in just one month … and the other ones that go in the opposite direction in just one week. Maybe all of your friends are constantly watching their phones, tracking their own invest...
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by on July 21, 2018
The mass exodus has been labeled "highly unusual". Looming cybersecurity threats are reportedly behind the departure of several cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to The Wall Street Journal, three of the top FBI officials -- Scott Smith, David Resch, and Carl Ghattas -- are exiting the bureau. The resignations come amidst an "unprecedented" number of cyberattacks, which apparently include Russian meddling in the political system, as well as disput...
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