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    Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a sex crime charge tossed out after a letter written by the Albany County district attorney calling the complaint 'potentially defective.' District Attorney David Soares said that the Albany County sheriff filed the complaint 'unilaterally and inexplicably' while his investigation was still ongoing.  Soares, a Democrat, added that the indictment did not even include a sworn statement by the alleged victim, former aide Brittany Commisso, that would allow them to prosecute the deposed governor.  The DA notes that parts of Commisso's prior testimony were excluded and that one part of the complaint incorrectly stated the relevant law that Cuomo had allegedly broken.  Judge Holly Trexler of Albany City Court agreed to Soares' request to postpone Cuomo's arraignment until January 7, giving the district attorney 60 days 'to reduce the risk of a procedural dismissal of this case' and give Soares 'time to continue with out independent and unbiased review of the facts.'  Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a sex crime charge tossed out after a letter written...
    A TikTok star who exposed financial advisor for a racist internal memos says she is being forced to move after receiving death threats from the woman's husband who allegedly said, 'I'll put her in her grave.'  TikToker Denise Bradly, whose 'aunkkaren0' account has over 1.1 million followers, made a video showing purportedly leaked internal communication from Eileen Cure, who allegedly said, 'I specifically said no blacks' - referring to black job applicants.  Cure was an affiliated advisor for LPL Financial, which is the largest independent broker-dealer in the US, before she was fired after the video went viral last week.  Cure's husband allegedly responded by saying, 'Tell that TikToker to come down here to Texas, and I'll put her in a grave,' Bradley tweeted.   The social media influencer, who uses the platform to expose racism, said this threat and harassment from Cure and her husband has forced her to move, she said.  Eileen Cure (left), a financial advisor in Texas, has been accused of not wanting to interview black job applicants. A purported leak of racist messages were shared...
    A former municipal official in Florida who assured condo board members that their building was in "very good shape" three years before it collapsed has left his new job, a city spokesman said Wednesday.  Rosendo "Ross" Prieto is on a leave of absence from his temporary job with a contracting business that provides building services for the city of Doral, a city spokeswoman said in an email statement Wednesday. Doral is located about 20 miles west of Surfside, where the Champlain Towers South is located.  When he was a building official in Surfside in 2018, Prieto told members of the Champlain Towers South board that their condo building was sound. His assessment came a month after an engineering firm identified key structural deficiencies requiring major costly repairs.  A dog working with search and rescue personnel barks to alert them after sniffing a spot atop the rubble at the Champlain Towers South condo building on Wednesday. (AP) PRIETO SAYS BUILDING IS IN ‘GOOD SHAPE,’ DESPITE WARNING The Doral statement said Prieto works for a firm called C.A.P. Government...
    Royal experts have dissected the Queen's official response to Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview line by line. The interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in the US on Sunday, followed by ITV yesterday, with around 11.1million Brits tuning in to watch. The interview was marked by bombshell claims by Meghan Markle, 39, who claimed Prince Harry, 36, was asked by a close relative 'how dark' Archie would be before he was born in 2019. Accusing the unnamed Royal of racism, she said there were 'concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born'. Today an official statement from The Queen suggested 'recollections may vary,' on certain events, but insisted the Sussexes will 'always be much loved family members'. Royal experts have analysed key phrases from the Royal statement and given their verdict to MailOnline.  Royal commentators have responded to a statement on behalf of The Queen released tonight, with one saying the phrase 'recollections may vary,' was 'telling' What Her Majesty said: 'The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the...
    DONALD Trump rejected Rudy Giuliani's claim he's working on the president's impeachment defense after the lawyer said he'd argue his voter fraud case in the Senate. The ex-New York City Mayor's claim was shot down hours after he said on Saturday he was working on Trump's impeachment trial. 5Rudy Giuliani was spotted at the White House on SaturdayCredit: C-Span 5Donald Trump was impeached for a second time last weekCredit: Getty Images - Getty Giuliani had told ABC News he will argue that the president's claims of widespread voter fraud did not incite the January 6 riot at the Capitol building just hours before he was spotted at the White House during Trump's last weekend in office. The House voted to impeach Trump a second time last week, after thousands of the president's supporters stormed the Capitol building as Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. J. Hogan Gidley, National Press Secretary for the Trump Campaign, released a statement denying Giuliani's claim, however. "President Trump has not yet made a determination as to which lawyer or...
    Daniel Tadevosyan/Shutterstock The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating after video footage emerged of a Black man being tased in the middle of the road earlier this week.  A witness who filmed the incident said the man was trying to flag down an LASD patrol car for help at the scene of a car crash.  The LASD told Insider that deputies used force when the man, who has not been publicly named, became "hostile" and had blocked their vehicle. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a deputy was recorded tasing a Black man witnesses say was flagging down officers at the scene of a car crash. Footage of the incident was posted to Twitter on Monday, showing an unidentified man being tased while surrounded by several deputies from the LASD. The person who shared the video said he got into a "bad car accident" and the man who was tased had tried to flag the incident to deputies who were driving by. The man who was tased...
    David Alandete FOLLOW Washington Correspondent Updated: 11/18/2020 03:27 AM Save Donald Trump fired the director of the US government’s cybersecurity agency on Tuesday because a week ago he endorsed the integrity and legitimacy of the November 3 elections, against the president’s criteria. In a message on Twitter, Trump said that Christopher Krebs he was wrong to defend that the elections were safe, and therefore he was struck down in a final way. The truth is that Krebs expected the dismissal. Despite the persistent allegations of fraud by the president, the Executive Committee of the Council for the Coordination of Electoral Infrastructure, which depends on the Ministry of National Security, issued a statement last week in which it said that “there is no evidence that any voting systems there deleted or lost votes, has changed votes or has been manipulated in any way. That same committee added in a statement authorized by Krebs that “the November 3 elections they were the safest in US history.. Right now, across the country, officials are reviewing and checking...
    The University of Chicago's English Department is being slammed for bias and racism in deciding that it will only accept graduate school applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 cycle.  Staffers say they've been inundated with hate mail and angry backlash following the decision.   The department shared a statement on is website in July announcing their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality'.   'For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black studies,' the statement adds.   The University of Chicago's English Department is being slammed for bias and racism in deciding that it will only accept graduate school applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 admissions cycle  In a statement uploaded to the English department's website in July (pictured) , the faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality' ...
    An 11-month-old Virginia girl died Friday after her father “inadvertently” left her alone inside a car while he ran errands, investigators said Saturday. Fairfax County police and firefighters responded around 5 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive child inside a car, police said in a statement. The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she later died. OKLAHOMA FATHER OF 2 CHILDREN FOUND DEAD IN HOT TRUCK RELEASED AFTER AUTHORITIES VIEW NEW VIDEO Investigators determined the infant’s father “inadvertently" left her in the backseat of an SUV at their Springfield home for an “extended period of time” while he used a second car to run errands, police said. “After returning home, he then drove the SUV to an in-home daycare to pick up another child when he realized the 11-month-old was still in the back seat,” the police statement said. A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death, police said. Temperatures in the area on Friday reached the high 80s and low 90s, according to records from the National Weather Service. Detectives consulted with the Fairfax County Office...
    (CNN)Police are investigating video of an alleged assault that occurred at a Yogurtland in California where a woman is seen coughing in the face of a baby, allegedly because the mother was not maintaining proper social distance. The incident took place June 12 when a White woman described as being in her 60s was standing in line for frozen yogurt in front of another woman and her child in a stroller, the San Jose Police Department said."The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was upset the female was not maintaining proper social distancing so the suspect removed her face mask, got close to the baby's face, and coughed two to three times," said police Sgt. Enrique Garcia. Surveillance video from a Yogurtland in San Jose appears to show a woman coughing on a baby. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended people stay at least 6 feet or two arms' length from others. The CDC is urging people to cover their mouths and noses during the Covid-19 pandemic because droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes...
              The U.S. Department of the Interior released new footage this week of violent riots outside the White House in Lafayette Square. President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his decision to clear protesters out of the square on June 1 before he took photos with members of his administration in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church. A group of House Democrats asked four federal agencies to explain the decision to disperse protesters from the square. In response, the Department of the Interior released new footage this week of aggressive clashes between agitators and law enforcement officers. In a press release, the agency said all of the footage was recorded prior to June 1. The video shows agitators throwing bricks, glass, and bottles at law enforcement officers. According to the department, more than 60 U.S. Park Police have been injured since the demonstrations began, some requiring hospitalization. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has requested and been granted 400-plus national guardsmen to help protect monuments in the area. An earlier statement from the...
    Maryland may look like it’s turning the corner of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement Thursday that residents need to stay vigilant. “This crisis is still not behind us,” even though safety restrictions are being lifted and key metrics of the pandemic continue to go down, Hogan said in the statement. Toward that end, the Maryland Department of Health is launching a social media campaign designed to remind people of the importance of continuing to wear masks. The #MasksOnMaryland campaign will feature posts and graphics with instructions on where to wear them and how to wear them correctly, as well as instructions on how to make your own. “We’ve made great progress, but we need to remember we’re not out of the woods yet,” said Health Secretary Robert R. Neall in the department’s own statement. “All Marylanders must continue to exercise responsibility for themselves and each other by doing everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.” The percentage of positive tests in Maryland reached a one-day low of 4.38%, while the rolling seven-day...
    BOSTON (AP) — Two dozen members and associates of Boston street gangs are facing charges in connection with a nearly two-year investigation into drug trafficking at a city public housing project, federal prosecutors say. Federal and state law enforcement executed 17 search warrants in various city neighborhoods and suburbs on Wednesday and seized about 30 firearms, a half kilogram of cocaine and $350,000 in cash, according to a statement Wednesday from the U.S. attorney’s office. Operation Snowfall started in November 2018 as an investigation into drug trafficking at the housing complex in the city's Brighton neighborhood. Authorities allege the gangs had control over several apartments, where they stored, cooked, packaged and sold drugs. The second part of the investigation targeted drug suppliers and their associates who continued to distribute cocaine throughout the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said. Over the course of the investigation, agents purchased and seized approximately 1.7 kilograms of cocaine and about 27 pounds (12 kilograms) of marijuana. “This operation will greatly improve quality of life for our neighborhoods and protect the health and safety of those affected by...
    Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for donning blackface on his sketch comedy show, “The Man Show” in the 1990s. “I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” Kimmel, 52, told Page Six in a statement on Tuesday. While co-starring on “The Man Show” with Adam Carolla, Kimmel performed impressions of NBA pl ayer Karl Malone — a bit that originated with his stint on LA’s KROQ radio station. Kimmel said in the statement that he “never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being. “Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices,” Kimmel continued. As far as waiting as long as he did to address the skits, Kimmel said, he held back on making a statement, “as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and...
    A man found hanging in the woods on Long Island has prompted police to issues a statement in an effort calm fears after internet chatter raised concerns. The Suffolk County Police Department found the unidentified man after receiving a 911 call around 7:20 a.m., Monday, June 22, the department said. Responding officers found the man hanging in the woods in Peter A. Nelson Park on Oakwood Road in West Hills, police said. The death is being preliminarily classified as a non-criminal suicide based, in part, on evidence recovered at the scene and from the man’s residence, including a letter left for his family in his home which describes his reasoning for his actions, police said. An autopsy will be performed by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The family has requested that their identity, as well as the identity of the decedent, be withheld to protect their privacy. The department, which investigates approximately 100 suicides annually, does not normally comment on non-criminal investigations, police said. The department added: "We are aware of unfortunate rumors circulating on...
    The NASCAR driver called the noose a 'reprehensible act' in a statement. After a noose was discovered in his garage on Sunday, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has released a statement calling the act racist. In a post on Twitter, Wallace said that the noose was a reminder of how far the country still had to go in dealing with race. “Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism,” he said. The noose was found at Talladega speedway and comes after NASCAR announced that it would be banning the confederate flag at all of its events. In his statement, Bubba expressed appreciation for the support he’d received from NASCAR as an organization and his fellow drivers in recent days. He continued, saying that NASCAR was trying to foster an environment in which everyone is accepted and welcomed. The driver said that he and the rest of the NASCAR community would...
    (CNN)A routine drug arrest in the German city of Stuttgart erupted into violent riots and widespread looting on Sunday night, leaving 24 rioters arrested and 19 police officers injured, said city authorities.Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn condemned the riots, calling the violence "unacceptable," and reiterating his support for law enforcement. The riots had crossed a line that neither alcohol nor the will to show off on social media could excuse, he said in a statement Sunday, warning that "violence against emergency services is not tolerated."The unrest began after police officers conducted checks in the city center relating to reports of drug dealing. After police carried out a preliminary arrest, a crowd of partygoers in the surrounding area allegedly attacked the officers in "solidarity" with the detained suspect, according to a statement from the city government.Police officers responding to riots in Stuttgart, Germany, on June 21.The police were initially able to push back the crowd using pepper spray, but tensions escalated quickly, said the statement. At one point, several hundred people were facing off against the police, throwing stones, bottles, and other...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An inmate from Avenal State Prison in California has died from what appears to be complications from the coronavirus. California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said late Saturday the inmate died at a hospital and the exact cause of death has yet to be determined. No additional information was provided. Nineteen inmates in California’s custody have died from illnesses related to the virus, the department said in a statement. It’s the first death at Avenal State Prison in Kings County, where 131 inmates have the virus, the statement said. The prison is 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause pneumonia and death.
    More than 2,000 firefighters on Saturday battled three major wildfires burning in forested mountains and desert hills in national forests across Arizona. Crews fought fires in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest overlooking Tucson, in the Tonto National Forest northeast of metro Phoenix and in the Kaibab National Forest north of the Grand Canyon. A new wildfire that started Saturday about 6 kilometers northeast of New River on the northern outskirts of metro Phoenix was being fought by ground crews and aircraft to prevent it from reaching structures, state and federal officials said in statements. The new fire had burned about 1.2 square kilometers after starting on state land and spreading into the Tonto National Forest, officials said. The other fires, which each started at least a week ago, have forced scattered evacuations of rural communities and caused full or partial closures of multiple highways, including part of State Route 87 that is normally heavily traveled on summer weekends. Crews battling the fire burning in grass and brush in the Tonto National Forest were conducting burnout operations...
    (CNN)Bags of human remains were found near the waterfront in Seattle on Friday afternoon, police report in a statement.The Seattle Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious bag found on a beach in the West Seattle area, the statement said. Another bag was found in the water. Police discovered the bags' contents and began an investigation.Harbor Patrol is assisting, and detectives will work with the King County Medical Examiner's Office as the investigation proceeds, the statement said.
    Border agents made several drug trafficking busts at the US-Mexico border in the past week — including the arrest of a US woman who was found with a bundle of drugs hidden in her privates, authorities said. The woman, a 38-year-old US citizen, went over the border at a crossing near El Paso, Texas, at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, US Customs and Border Patrol said in a statement. She was flagged for an additional screening — where agents found two drug bundles, one in her jacket and another in her “vaginal cavity,” the agency said. About an hour and half later, agents at the same crossing stopped an American man driving a Mini Cooper and X-rayed the car. The agents discovered “several anomalies in the vehicle’s quarter panels,” searched the car and found nearly 15 pounds of meth, according to a Border Patrol statement. “CBP Officers are faced with an array of smuggling attempts and concealment methods,” the agency’s El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha said in statement. “The Officers’ passion and dedication to our mission...
    (CNN)Actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role on "That '70s Show," was charged with three counts of rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Wednesday. Masterson was arrested at 11:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday and released shortly before 3 p.m. PT on a $3.3 million bail, according to information available on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department website. Masterson is charged with forcibly raping three women in separate incidents occurring between 2001 and 2003, a press release from the District Attorney's Office said.His arraignment is scheduled for September 18. CNN has reached out to Masterson's lawyer and representatives for comment. Read MoreIn a statement to Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York Magazine and Huffington Post, Masterson's attorney Tom Mesereau said: "Mr. Masterson is innocent, and we're confident that he will be exonerated when all the evidence finally comes to light and witnesses have the opportunity to testify." The statement added: "Obviously, Mr. Masterson and his wife are in complete shock considering that these nearly 20-year old allegations are suddenly resulting in charges being filed, but they...
    A teenage French climber with Olympic aspirations died after a harrowing fall, officials announced Monday. Luce Douady, 16, was trying to navigate herself on a cliff near Grenoble when she lost her footing and fell, French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing officials said. According to The Guardian, Douady fell nearly 500 feet. TOKYO OLYMPIC BOARD MEMBER WOULD SUPPORT ANOTHER DELAY The French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing said in a statement that word of Douady’s death hit her club, Chambery Escalade, hard. Officials said the entire organization is in mourning. “Luce was a very promising young athlete from the French climbing team,” the statement said. US OLYMPIC LEADERS EYE CHANGE ON PROTESTS AMID WARY ATHLETES Douady was among the best climbers in the completion and was on her way to competing in the Olympics for France. Sport climbing was going to debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games before it was delayed to next year because of the coronavirus. She finished first in the IFSC Youth World Championships was in third place in the European Difficulty Championship in 2019. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A home appliance billionaire and one of China's richest people was held hostage with his family for hours in a kidnapping attempt that was reportedly foiled when his son swam across a river to alert police, local media and authorities said.Midea founder He Xiangjian, 77 -- ranked 45th on the global Forbes Rich List with a fortune worth more than $24 billion -- was accosted by five people at his home in the city of Foshan, in the southern province of Guangdong, on Sunday.Few additional details were provided by police. However the Securities Times, a business newspaper owned by the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily, said the initial phone call for help claimed the attackers may have been carrying explosive devices.A police statement didn't directly confirm He was the target, only saying it was a victim surnamed "He." However, Midea later issued a statement thanking police on the company's Weibo social media account.According to Chinese state-run broadcaster CGTN, police were called at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday saying that a private home in Junlan International Golf Life Village had...
    (CNN)A US F-15 fighter jet crashed in the North Sea off England on Monday and the condition of its pilot is unknown, according to a statement from the 48th Fighter Wing."A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle crashed at approximately 0940 [local time] today in the North Sea. The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom," the statement said. "At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board." The 48th Fighter Wing also said in the statement, "The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and U.K. Search and Rescue have been called to support."CNN has reached out to the Pentagon for additional details.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court sentenced an American to 16 years in prison on spying charges, a sentence he rejected as political. The Moscow City Court on Monday read out the conviction of Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum security prison colony. Whelan has insisted on his innocence, saying he was set up. The U.S. Embassy has denounced Whelan’s trial as unfair, pointing that no evidence has been provided. TOP STORIES Is America on the path to another Pearl Harbor but with China? Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Goofs, gaffes and brainfarts: Trump sets sights on Bidens Achilles heel Whelan’s brother David said lawyers will appeal the verdict that he denounced as political, adding in a statement that “the court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process.” “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” the statement said. “We look to the U.S. government to immediately take steps to bring...
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court sentenced an American to 16 years in prison on spying charges a sentence he rejected as political. The Moscow City Court on Monday read out the conviction of Paul Whelan on charges of espionage and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum security prison colony. Whelan has insisted on his innocence, saying he was set up. The U.S. Embassy has denounced Whelan’s trial as unfair, pointing that no evidence has been provided. Whelan’s brother David said lawyers will appeal the verdict that he denounced as political, adding in a statement that “the court’s decision merely completes the final piece of this broken judicial process.” “We had hoped that the court might show some independence but, in the end, Russian judges are political, not legal, entities,” the statement said. “We look to the U.S. government to immediately take steps to bring Paul home.”
    (CNN)NFL defensive end Michael Bennett isn't buying Commissioner Roger Goodell's comments last week that the league believes Black Lives Matter.In an interview with The Daily Beast, Bennett, a free agent, said Goodell's video statement was "almost like a slap in the face." "Black talent has been exploited at a high level in the NFL" for decades, Bennett said in the interview, published Friday. "He knows Black Lives Matter, because without black players, the NFL wouldn't be as lucrative as it is."The NFL commits $250 million over the next 10 years to help fight systematic racismIn his video statement, Goodell said the league should have listened earlier to players' concerns about racism. But he did not mention former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not been offered a contract after receiving backlash for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Bennett told the Daily Beast the NFL's actions need to match Goodell's statement. Read More"Is the intent of the NFL to really make a positive impact or is it not to be seen as if they don't...
    Islamic militants in northeast Nigeria slaughtered at least 81 people in an attack on a village, a Nigeria military spokesman said. Spokesman Sagir Musa said in a June 10 statement that Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Islamic militants, carried out the attack on the the Faduma Kolomdi community, killing men, women and children, CNN reported. Boko Haram has burned mosques, attacked military outposts, slaughtered tens of thousands, and displaced more than 3 million people in the past ten years, the publication reports. “The Nigerian Army is committed to investigating the circumstances of these callous attacks by desperate Boko Haram criminals and the bandits on innocent civilians,” Musa said. Smoldering ashes and charred items are seen on the ground in Badu near Maiduguri on July 28, 2019, after the latest attack by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead. (Photo by Audu Marte / AFP) (Photo by AUDU MARTE/AFP via Getty Images) At least 81 people were killed during the attack on the Nigerian village, the Borno state government said in...
    Disney announced Wednesday that it will begin a phased reopening of its Southern California resort on July 9 after four months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen its Disney-themed shopping area on July 9 followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. The proposed reopening date for Disneyland is 65 years after the theme park first opened its gates in 1955. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available to meet with visitors, the statement said. The company also said there will be a temporary pause on new ticket sales and Annual Passport sales and renewals. The plan to reopen the parks, which have been closed since March 14, is still pending government approval. Disneyland fans normally can bank on the park being open regardless of what’s going on...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. A nearby Disney-themed shopping area would reopen on July 9. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available to meet with visitors, the statement said. TOP STORIES Derek Chauvin, George Floyd knew each other, had bumped heads, co-worker says Bigger than life: George Floyd known for big heart, good works, struggles with drugs, crime Seattle protesters demand city abolish police, hire black doctors to treat black patients The plan to reopen the parks, which have been closed since March 14, is still pending government approval. Disneyland fans normally can bank on the park...
    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)At least 81 people were killed in an attack on a village by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, the Borno state government said in a statement released to CNN Wednesday.Residents said the men attacked the village in armored tanks and trucks filled with guns, according to the government's statement. Seven people, including the village head, children and women, were abducted from the Faduma Kolomdi community, described as a nomadic town in northern Borno. Residents reported that the men gathered the villagers on Tuesday morning and started shooting in the incident which lasted several hours.These vehicles got caught between roadblocks during Boko Haram massacreOne of the villagers who survived the onslaught told the authorities that the attackers came under the cover of being Islamic teachers. Read More"They gathered us and said they wanted to deliver religious sermon to us. They asked us to submit whatever arm we had. Some villagers gave up their ... guns, bow, and arrows. "Suddenly, they started shooting at will. Even children and women were not spared, Many were shot at close range,"...
    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Two people were killed when their pickup collided head-on with a tractor-trailer rig while driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 after being chased by police, authorities said Saturday. Preliminary information indicates the chase began after the pickup sped away from a motel where Gallup police went Friday night in response to a report of two males brandishing a gun, the New Mexico State Police said in a statement. Police chased the truck as it got onto eastbound Interstate 40 but halted their pursuit when the pickup crossed the freeway and began traveling eastbound in westbound lanes, the statement said. TOP STORIES MSNBC seeks $333k after defeating defamation suit filed over reporting of pro-Trump network OAN Black Voices for Trump coalition praises President Trumps support for African Americans On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy A State Police sergeant parked in the median saw the truck traveling the wrong way on I-40 and fired a shotgun at least once at the pickup which continued driving eastbound in westbound lanes until the...
    (CNN)Gambia's government is demanding that the United States investigate the police shooting of one of its citizens.Momodou Lamin Sisay, 39, was shot and killed in a standoff with police last Friday in Snellville, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. He was the son of Lare Sisay, a retired Gambian diplomat who worked for the United Nations Development Program.Just before 4 a.m. on May 29, Snellville police officers tried to pull over Momodou Lamin Sisay for a vehicle tag violation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a statement. Sisay didn't pull over, prompting a car chase, it saId.When the car eventually stopped, officers approached it and told Sisay to show his hands, but he did not comply, according to the statement. Sisay pointed a handgun at police, who fired back before taking cover behind their patrol cars, it said.The Snellville Police Department requested help from the Gwinnett County Police Department SWAT team. During the standoff, Sisay pointed and fired his weapon at the SWAT officers, the statement said. One of them fired back, it said.Read MoreSisay, who lived in nearby Lithonia,...
    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) - The Egyptian military said it has killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, in clashes that also left at least five casualties among its troops. Col. Tamer el-Rifai said in his statement late Saturday that the raids and airstrikes took place last week in the towns of Bir al-Abed, Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. He said forces dismantled at least five explosive devices and destroyed two four-wheel drive vehicles and a storehouse. The military statement did not specify the number of soldiers killed. TOP STORIES Celebrities blasted for donating to protester bail fund as rioting, violence escalate Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Woman who torched police van during protest facing attempted murder charge: NYPD Other officials however said two officers, including a colonel and a lieutenant, and three conscript soldiers were killed when an explosive device hit their vehicle Saturday while taking part in a campaign against the militants in central Sinai. The officials spoke in condition of...
    The College Football Hall of Fame fell victim to looting Friday night during protests in Atlanta related to George Floyd’s police-involved death earlier this week, officials said. Atlanta Police Department Sgt. John Chafee said in a statement Saturday that the $68.5 million facility in Atlanta was one the businesses targeted by looters. NIKE RELEASES AD IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD DEATH: ‘FOR ONCE, DON’T DO IT’  "Protesters continue damaging businesses, looting and setting fire to buildings," Chafee said in a statement obtained by ESPN. "There has been looting at the College Football Hall of Fame ... and many other businesses. We are grateful for the assistance being provided by multiple local and state law enforcement partners as we work to minimize the damage being caused by these individuals and to restore order in our city." College Football Hall of Fame CEO Kimberly Beaudin also issued a statement condemning the damage done to the city and the Hall of Fame facility. BENGALS ROOKIE JOE BURROW SAYS ‘BLACK COMMUNITY NEEDS OUR HELP’ IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD DEATH, VIOLENT UNREST "We support the peaceful...
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