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    A French billionaire aviation industrialist and member of parliament has died in a helicopter crash along with the pilot, authorities said. Olivier Dassault, 69, was heir to a powerful family business empire that made Falcon private jets and Rafale fighter planes and owned many other businesses including Le Figaro newspaper. A judicial inquiry for eventual manslaughter charges is underway after Sunday’s crash in the town of Touques in Normandy, according to the regional prosecutor’s office in Lisieux. AIR FRANCE PASSENGER FORCES PLANE TO MAKE EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER ACTING AGGRESSIVE, POUNDING ON COCKPIT DOOR French member of parliament Olivier Dassault smiles in Paris on Sept 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File) The French national air accident investigation agency, the BEA, said the Airbus AS350 helicopter crashed just after takeoff from a private airfield. BEA investigators were traveling to the site Monday. Forbes magazine listed Olivier Dassault as one of...
    A PROUD Boys member said he "called Trump ally" Roger Stone on speakerphone just days before Capitol riots. Enrique Tarrio's revelation came as FBI officials work to investigate the deadly events that unfolded in the January 6 riots, that left five people dead. 7Enrique Tarrio revealed he called former Trump adviser Roger Stone just days before the January 6 insurrectionCredit: AP Images 7Roger is an ally to former President Donald TrumpCredit: Getty Images 7Authorities are continuing to investigate possible ties to the January 6 insurrectionCredit: AP Images Tarrio, the leader of the far-right group, told the New York Times that he called Stone – who was formerly an adviser to President Trump – just days before the deadly riots. He told The Times that he made the call while at a protest outside Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio's home. Tarrio said he put the phone on speaker so Stone could speak to...
    USS Nimitz completes a 99,000-mile journey likely not done since WWII Cuomo said lawmakers will have to impeach him if they want him out of office after top Democrats call for his resignation Winston Marshall, the banjoist and guitarist for the rock band Mumford & Sons, is fielding intense criticism after congratulating controversial conservative journalist Andy Ngo on his new book about the far-left anti-fascism movement known as antifa. © Provided by Yahoo Entertainment US Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall's support of Andy Ngo's new book is sparking backlash. (Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images) On Saturday, Marshall took to Twitter to share a photo of Ngo's book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. The book's cover features an endorsement from Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Ngo, a vocal antifa critic who has been described as a right-wing agitator and provocateur, rose to fame in 2019 after...
    Stumped on What to Get Your Favorite Taurus This Year? Try These Gifts Image of possible new Bengals jersey leaks One of the sons from Mumford & Sons has landed in hot water. Guitarist and banjo player Winston Marshall has been widely criticized by fans and other popular bands for a recent tweet. In a since-deleted post from Saturday, Marshall congratulated right-wing pundit Andy Ngo on the release of his new book. "Congratulations @MrAndyNgo," he wrote. "Finally had to time read your important book. You're a brave man." The musician also included a photo of Ngo's book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. Ngo, who's repeatedly defended far-right groups like the Proud Boys, downplays the murders of Heather Heyer by white nationalists in Charlottesville and Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in his book, according to the Los Angeles Times, which called the tome "supremely dishonest." In...
    NBCUMV Married to Medicine Season 8 cast Get ready, Bravo fans, because Season 8 of Married to Medicine is here! And, the ladies are welcoming a new cast member to the show. Anila Sajja is the newest member of Married to Medicine and makes her debut on the first episode. Sajja has a fashion and lifestyle blog called Peplum & Bubblegum, where she writes about the latest trends and her favorite products. Sajja is married to Dr. Kiran Sajja, who is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Together, the couple have two children: Aryana, 5, and Avir, 3. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ANILA SAJJA | Atlanta Blogger (@anilasajja) And, according to her profile on Bravo’s website, Sajja is a true Georgia native. Sajja was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and now lives in Atlanta with her family. Sajja is Indian-American, and describes...
    Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85
    By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe's founder, has died at the age of 85. Her son, Rick Wallenda, said on social media she died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes. She was the daughter of Karl Wallenda, who had founded the troupe in Germany before moving to the United States in 1928 to great acclaim. She was the aunt of aerialist Nik Wallenda. Carla Wallenda was born on Feb. 13, 1936, and appeared in a newsreel in 1939 as she learned how to walk the wire, with her father and mother, Mati, looking on. But she said her first time on the wire was much earlier. “Actually, they carried me across the wire when I was 6 weeks old,” she said in a 2017 interview with...
    A multi-billionaire French MP who set numerous world airspeed records has died in a mysterious helicopter crash in northern France.    Olivier Dassault, 69, who was the eldest son of the late French billionaire Serge Dassault, had been flying over Touques, near Deauville in the Normandy region, when his aircraft went down on Sunday afternoon. The father-of-three died alongside another man, who has not been identified but who is thought to have been flying the helicopter. Today French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to salute a man who 'never ceased to serve our country' and 'value its assets'.     French billionaire Olivier Dassault, 69, who was the eldest son of the late French billionaire Serge Dassault, has died in a helicopter crash In a tweet President Macron said: 'Olivier Dassault loved France. Captain of industry, deputy, local elected official, reserve commander in the air force: during his life, he never ceased to...
    A member of the far-right group Proud Boys was in contact with an associate of the Trump White House in the days leading up to the MAGA riot at the United States Capitol on January 6, it has been claimed. A law enforcement official said to be familiar with the details of the investigation told The New York Times that the contacts were uncovered thanks to cell phone records and location data. The official told the Times that investigators have thus far found no evidence of communications between the rioters and members of Congress. The finding refutes allegations made by Democrats who have suggested that some of their Republican colleagues assisted the rioters. One of the leaders of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, told the Times that he spoke to Roger Stone, a close associate of former President Donald Trump, while protesting in front of Senator Marco Rubio’s home days...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died at the age of 85. Her son, Rick Wallenda, said on social media she died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes. She was the daughter of Karl Wallenda, who had founded the troupe in Germany before moving to the United States in 1928 to great acclaim. She was the aunt of aerialist Nik Wallenda. Carla Wallenda was born on Feb. 13, 1936, and appeared in a newsreel in 1939 as she learned how to walk the wire, with her father and mother, Mati, looking on. But she said her first time on the wire was much earlier. “Actually, they carried me across the wire when I was 6 weeks old,” she said in a 2017 interview with a Sarasota TV...
    Moderate West Virginia Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package Schumer insists Democrats unified after chaotic coronavirus debate MORE (D) predicted that the Senate would be able to reach a compromise to raise the minimum wage nationally during an interview Sunday. Speaking with CNN's "State of the Union," Manchin told host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' MORE that he believed every single member of the upper chamber supported a minimum wage increase, while adding that the disagreement was over how much it should be. "There’s not one senator out of 100 that does not want...
    THE Head of the Commonwealth is a symbolic role which was created in 1949. Currently there are 53 British Commonwealth states whose heads of governments decide who holds the title. 2 The Queen and Prince Charles pictured welcoming world leaders in 2018Credit: PA:Press Association Who is the Head of the Commonwealth? Queen Elizabeth II is the current Head of the Commonwealth and assumed her role upon her father’s death in 1952. But with her Majesty aged 94, the 53 member states decided that her son Prince Charles would succeed her in the role. The decision was made after being discussed by the leaders of the member states during talks inside Windsor Castle on April 20, 2018. The position is not automatically held by the British monarch. 2 Britain's Prince Charles, right, greets India's Prime Narendra Modi in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government...
    THE Queen's Commonwealth day TV special will air today, March 7, in which she will deliver a personal message to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. But why was the post-Empire association formed, and which countries is it made up of? 5 Queen Elizabeth II signs her annual Commonwealth Day Message in St George's Hall at Windsor CastleCredit: PA:Press Association 5 The Queen at a service celebrating Commonwealth Day in March 2018Credit: AFP or licensors What is the Commonwealth of Nations? The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 countries of which a majority are former territories of Britain. Countries from across the globe, including Asia, Africa and Europe, all sign up to the same values and principles, acknowledging the shared history they have together. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the Commonwealth Nations, regardless of the different countries' constitutions. The member states were established as "free and...
    “I achieved what I had planned to do (…) The work of my life has been to get us out of the European Union,” he said. “We have Brexit. It’s not perfect, but now with the vaccine we are seeing the benefits,” referring to Britain’s leadership position in the coronavirus vaccination. “I’m not retiring. Yes, I’m retiring from partisan politics, I think I’ve made my contribution. But there are a lot of other things I want to get involved in, especially influence growth of the Chinese Communist Party “. Mr Farage also wants to get involved in environmental issues such as clean oceans and tree planting and says he will remain active “in the media and on social media.” He also warns his successor Richard Tice: “It really is a seven day a week job and you will find that some media will be really fierce against you.”...
    Nigel Farage (56) was a founding member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in 1993. NOTigel Farage, a leading figure in the Brexit movement, announced his withdrawal from politics in a video posted on Twitter on Saturday. “I achieved what I had planned to do (…) The work of my life has been to get us out of the European Union”, he declared. “We have Brexit. It’s not perfect, but now with the vaccine we are seeing the benefits, ”referring to Britain’s leading position in the coronavirus vaccination. “I am not retiring. Yes, I am retiring from partisan politics, I think I have made my contribution. But there are a lot of other things I want to get involved in, especially the growing influence of the Chinese Communist Party ”. Mr Farage also wants to get involved in environmental issues such as clean oceans and...
    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has vowed to make 'transformational' changes including hiring a diversity expert and mandating anti-racism training after it came under fire for not having a black member in more than 20 years.   The organizer of the Golden Globes Awards announced plans on social media Saturday night to become more inclusive in the wake of a damning investigation. But the group's pledge to reform itself instantly drew skepticism from Time's Up which fired back that 'the right words are not enough' and cast doubt about the commitment to fix issues it has 'ignored for decades'.  The scandal erupted last month following a report by the LA Times that showed the prolific industry entity had zero black journalists among its 87 current members and that calls to hire a diversity expert to address the issue amid George Floyd protests last year were shot down. The probe sparked a social...
    Vincent Scalise of the New York National Guard was deployed to Washington, D.C., to help safeguard it following the deadly Capitol riot, but he was able to find a bright side to the mission after he was able to take a photograph with all 100 current senators.  The National Guard was divided into two teams – Team Senate and Team House – and Scalise found himself working in the Senate buildings.  The nearly two-month task started after Scalise spotted Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, and she agreed to take a picture with him. He saw Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, the next day, and one of his fellow officers asked if Scalise planned to get a picture with every senator. Scalise figured, “Why not?”  His mission stagnated after a month and a half at around 54 senators, and he tried to look at committee schedules to figure out who he might run into.  “Then I was told I couldn’t...
    BOSTON (CBS) –  A student leader in the Boston Public Schools has resigned from the School Committee, charging that student voices are not being heard. 17-year-old Khymani James, a senior at Boston Latin Academy, says adult administrators and school board members simply overlook and ignore input from him and fellow students. READ MORE: You Dont Need To Feel Guilty: Lowell Psychologist Says Young People Shouldnt Wait To Get Vaccine James and five other BSAC students who resigned spoke out on Saturday calling for change. “From censoring our remarks and questions that get to the truth of the matter, to micromanaging our interactions with BPS personnel, we were never given a chance to hold the district officials accountable,” James said. “There must be accountability like we’ve never seen before, and students must not be the only ones to deliver it, but create an entirely different infrastructure that is unequivocally pro-student and...
    At least one member of the far-right Proud Boys group was in contact with a member of Donald Trump‘s White House just days before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex, according to the FBI. A late Friday report by The New York Times cites an anonymous “law enforcement official briefed on the investigation” who claims that location data, cellular data and call record data support the finding that a phone call was made between a Proud Boy and a member of the former president’s administration. The details of that alleged phone call are currently unknown to the FBI but the identities of the participants appear to be. The anonymous law enforcement official cited by the outlet, however, “would not reveal the names of either party,” according to the exposé by Katie Benner, Alan Feuer and Adam Goldman. According to the Times, the phone call between the...
    Vincent Scalise of the New York National Guard was deployed to Washington, D.C., to help safeguard it following the deadly Capitol riot, but he was able to find a bright side to the mission after he was able to take a photograph with all 100 current senators. The National Guard was divided into two teams – Team Senate and Team House – and Scalise found himself working in the Senate buildings. The nearly two-month task started after Scalise spotted Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, and she agreed to take a picture with him. He saw Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, the next day, and one of his fellow officers asked if Scalise planned to get a picture with every senator. CAPITOL RIOT TASK FORCE LED BY LT. GEN. RUSSEL HONORE RECOMMENDING 24/7 'QUICK REACTION FORCE' Scalise figured, "Why not?" His mission stagnated after a month and a half at...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested four people, suspected of making threats against a judge and other officials, hours before testimony in the racketeering and murder trial of a Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang member began this week in Albuquerque federal court. FBI agent Bryan Acee testified on Wednesday in the trial of Jody Rufino Martinez, a 41-year-old self-admitted “solider” for the gang, that he was linked to two threats to kill FBI agents and prosecutors, including threats that have since surfaced, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday. Martinez is being held at the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, west of Albuquerque. He faces a potential life sentence if convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other charges. Martinez was also charged in the death of David Romero, 34, whose body was discovered dumped off a bridge in 2008. Martinez has pleaded not guilty. The trial is expected to...
    A Rockville City police officer and a Maryland National Guardsman was taken into custody Friday while working at the Six Flags mass vaccination site in Prince George’s County on a child pornography charge, authorities said. Daniel Joseph Morozewicz was on duty at the vaccine site when he was detained at 9:15 a.m. Friday, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Morozewicz, who had been suspended from the Rockville City Police for an unrelated matter, was monitored by the Department of Homeland Security and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office between September and December of last year. The investigation found he had downloaded images and videos of underage girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct during that time, authorities said. After Morozewicz was taken into custody, authorities said they searched his residence and found evidence “clearly showing images identified as child pornography,” and he was placed under arrest. He is...
    (CNN)Mark Pavelich, a member of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Olympics US men's hockey team, has died at age 63.He died in North Sauk Centre, Minnesota, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, which is investigating the cause of death.Pavelich in his NHL years The Star Tribune reported Pavelich died Thursday morning at a residential treatment center where he had been receiving care for mental illness after attacking a neighbor with a metal pole in 2019.After being charged with felony assault, Pavelich was found incompetent to stand trial, mentally ill and dangerous, the paper reported. A judge's order in December 2019 says a psychologist had found that Pavelich was suffering from delusions and paranoia. The paper reported that two psychologists found him to have post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other conditions. The paper said his family says he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, from...
    A member of the National Guard was arrested on Friday on a child pornography charge, authorities said. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement on Saturday that Daniel Joseph Morozewicz was arrested at Six Flags in Bowie, Md., while he was on active duty performing duties at a COVID-19 clinic. He was detained without incident. Through a joint investigation with the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations, the sheriff’s department said it was able to monitor and track Morozewicz’ actions between Sept. 8 and Dec. 30, 2020. The U.S. District Court for Maryland issued a federal search warrant for Morozewicz, his home and vehicle on Feb. 23, 2021. Sheriff’s detectives and HSI special agents on Friday tracked Morozewicz to Six Flags, where he was detained. Later in the day, detectives found evidence of child pornography at Morozewicz’s home and placed him under arrest. ...
    The Popular Party of Catalonia (PPC) has reported that it has separated from all your organic responsibilities to the vice secretary of Communication of the party, Albert Fernández Saltiveri, as a result of a complaint filed against him for mistreatment. The training statement adds that the regulatory pathways established by the PPC statutes are being followed, with the opening of an information file in the Rights and Guarantees Committee, which will resolve it “shortly”. As reported this Saturday by the newspaper Ara, Irene Pardo, president of New Generations and ex-partner of Fernández Saltiveri, has filed a complaint against him in court for a crime of injuries in the field of gender violence. The complaint, accompanied by a medical report that reports injuries such as a fissured nose and bruises throughout the body, indicates that there was also psychological abuse and according AraFernández Saltiveri has assured the newspaper that he...
                        Previous Community Oversight Board (COB) member Ovid Timothy Hughes somehow skirted the Tennessee Code’s standards for COB membership. Hughes isn’t a registered voter – he’s a convicted felon. That begs the question: the COB’s purpose is to ensure police accountability on issues such as misconduct, but what happens when the members themselves aren’t being held accountable? The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office confirmed with The Tennessee Star that Hughes isn’t an eligible voter. They explained that he was purged in 2008 for a felony conviction. This corroborates with details The Star reported on Friday. Hughes was arrested and charged for mail fraud, spending over $78,000 on items such as computer equipment and designer clothing using stolen credit card and private account information from a former employer. Tennessee Code § 38-8-312 specifically states that COB members must be “a registered voter… of the jurisdiction for...
    JONES BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There was a dramatic rescue in the Atlantic, 14 miles south of Jones Beach. The Coast Guard called in the NYPD‘s aviation and scuba unit late Thursday afternoon to rescue an injured crew member on board a fishing vessel. NYPD divers climbed aboard and treated him for a head injury. Yesterday officers from the @NYPDSpecialops Aviation Unit received a distress call of an injured crew member on board a fishing vessel. Officers from the Aviation & Scuba Unit were immediately deployed & commenced in the rescue operations. Watch the video ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/MC6vddeI59 — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 5, 2021 The crew member was then hoisted up into a helicopter and flown to Staten Island University Medical Center in critical condition.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A police officer’s death by suicide has again rocked the Chicago Police Department, already grieving from another officer suicide four days ago. The incident happened at 108th and Drake Friday night. Police rushed to the scene in Mount Greenwood, blocking off the streets. READ MORE: Q&A: Medical Experts Address COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution To Illinois, When To Expect Herd Immunity CPD Supt. David Brown released the following statement: READ MORE: Illinois First Among 10 Most Populous States In First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, But Dead Last For Second Doses It is with a heavy heart that I share that we are conducting a death investigation into the tragic loss of an active Chicago Police Department member. The member was discovered inside a residence located in the 22nd police district. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner; however, at this time, the death appears to...
    Andersen Global enters into a collaboration agreement with Amman-based tax firm Al-Tillawi & Al-Khateeb Co., adding dimension to the current capabilities of the organization’s member firm in Jordan. Founded in 1996, Al-Tillawi & Al-Khateeb Co. provides a wide range of tax and advisory services including corporate and family businesses, employment issues, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and social security, as well as IT solutions. The firm, led by managing partner Waleed Al Tillawi, serves a broad clientele within industries such as electricity and energy, technology and communications, hospitality and tourism, finance and retail. “Our team’s dedication to transparency and independence have been the driving forces behind the high-quality customer service we provide,” said Waleed. “Collaborating with like-minded people at Andersen Global will allow us to take our service offering to the next level and expand our reach more broadly. We look forward to working with members of the organization and collaborating...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada public schools have too many students per classroom and too few teachers and support staff, according to a study released Friday that projects the added cost of meeting the national student-to-teacher ratio average at about $800 million. The report also found that Black and Hispanic students are less likely to be taught by experienced educators than white or Asian children. “We have so many schools where children will have the entire year without a licensed teacher,” said Lisa Morris-Hibbler, community services chief in Las Vegas and member of the Nevada Commission on School Funding, which received the report. It could cost $1.8 billion to catapult Nevada from near the bottom to the top of national rankings of student-teacher ratios, study director Nathan Trenholm said. Commission member Dusty Casey, an executive with the Oasis Academy in Fallon, termed the staggering figure...
    Independent investigation finds that LSU routinely mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct Live stimulus updates: Senate Democrats reach deal to keep weekly unemployment benefit at $300 per week SOMERS, CT — A question about the makeup of a committee charged with appointing a town treasurer rankled members of the Somers Board of Selectmen over the last few minutes of a meeting Thursday night. © Tim Jensen/Patch Two Somers selectmen stated a panel convened to review the town's chief financial officer should contain members chosen by the appropriate boards. Selectman Tim Keeney brought up the subject concerning a panel formed to review treasurer Michael Marinaccio, who has been the town's chief financial officer since Dec. 2013. Keeney referenced Chapter 5, Section 20 of the town charter, added in 2006 and amended in 2013, which states: There shall be a Treasurer serving a term of two years reviewable annually by the Board...
    “iCarly” fans rejoice. Three of the show’s stars, Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress will be reuniting at the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. It’s the first time the trio has been together onstage since the popular kids’ sitcom — which followed a group of teens as they made a hit ’00s-era web show in Carly’s bedroom — went off the air in 2012.  The gang is promoting a revival of the show, which will air sometime later this year on Paramount+ and follow the original characters in their present-day lives. Nathan Kress, Miranda Cosgrove in “iCarly”Nickelodeon Network One person who won’t be joining is cast member Jennette McCurdy who played Carly’s best friend, Sam Puckett. In a recent episode of a podcast she hosts called “Empty Inside,” McCurdy, 28, confessed that she’s now “ashamed” of her past acting career. “My experience with acting is, I’m so...
    PEAKY Blinders have revealed a new cast member for the sixth series. It was confirmed in January 2021 that the upcoming season of the period crime drama will be the last. 4Conrad Khan is set to star in the sixth series of Peaky BlindersCredit: Rex Features It was announced that 2021 BAFTA Rising Star nominee Conrad Khan has joined the cast of Peaky Blinders. The Peaky Blinders official twitter posted earlier this week: "We’re delighted to welcome @BAFTA #EERisingStar nominee Conrad Khan to the cast of #PeakyBlinders series six.” Conrad's previous projects include 2019 crime drama County Lines, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Black Mirror and the upcoming series of Baptiste. The actor was nominated in the Bafta Rising Star category alongside One Night in Miami's Kingsley Ben-Adir, Saint Maud star Morfydd Clark, Rocks' Bukky Bakray and Ṣọpé Dìrísù from His House. 4Conrad is known for starring in 2019 movie County Lines...
    One day after the symbolic destruction of almost 1,500 weapons seized for decades by state security forces from terrorist organizations, mostly ETA, the Ministry of the Interior has announced the approach to prisons near the Basque Country of 5 ETA, two of them convicted of crimes of blood. The General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions has reported that Asier Carrera Arenzana, the ETA member who in 2000 operated the remote control of the explosive placed in a car who killed the socialist leader Fernando Buesa and his bodyguard, the ertzaintza Jorge Díaz, when they were walking down a street in Vitoria, he entered the Álava jail to continue serving his sentence. The one from Carrera Arenzana It is one of the five approaches by ETA prisoners to prisons in the Basque Country agreed this Friday by the General Secretary of Penitentiary Institutions, and that weekly receive harsh criticism from some groups...
    Despite how difficult it is today to found a new project in the video game sector, several corporate members of relevant companies have come together to announce a new name that may resonate for years to come. In fact, they are personalities of great corporate relevance in the video game sector, since they are former members of developers such as Riot Games, Blizzard, Valve or Bungie, so the project becomes relevant only by the names. This new study is called Theorycraft Games, will be located in Seattle and Los Angeles and was born with the objective of creating deep competitive games that connect friends and feel that they belong to something. Theorycraft Games Founders List Areeb Pirani – COO – former member of Riot Games Joe Tung – CEO – Former Riot Games Member (Executive Vice President of LoL) Joshua Morrison – Senior Artist – former Bungie member...
    A former State Department aide has become the first member of the Trump administration to be arrested over the Capitol riot after he was allegedly caught on camera assaulting cops with a stolen riot shield among the violent MAGA mob. Federico Klein, who worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign before being appointed by the ex-president to the State Department the following year, was taken into custody by federal agents in Virginia. The FBI said Klein, 42, was seen in video footage taken during the January 6 riot that left five - including a Capitol cop - dead and sent lawmakers running for their lives.  He is facing charges including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon, according to the New York Times.   Klein's arrest and strong ties to the former president makes him the first Trump appointee facing...
              Up until last week Ovid Timothy Hughes was a member of Nashville’s Community Oversight Board (COB), dedicated to enforcing police accountability. However, Hughes wasn’t your typical concerned citizen on the COB – he has a lengthy criminal history himself. Between 2001 and 2002, Hughes racked up several felony charges for burglary. He was sentenced to two years in the private prison Corrections Corporation of America, now known as CoreCivic, and two years’ probation. Then in 2008, Hughes was arrested and charged for mail fraud. Hughes had reportedly stolen credit card and private account information from his previous employer. From 2006 to 2007, Hughes used the information to spend over $78,000 on items such as computer equipment and designer clothing. According to a now-archived press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Hughes was sentenced to a year in prison by District Judge Aleta Trauger. Court...
    BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA - The North Dakota House on Thursday voted to expel a lawmaker accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the Capitol, the first time in state history a lawmaker has been expelled. Members voted 69-25 to expel Rep. Luke Simons, a Republican from Dickinson, for a pattern of behavior they said stretched back to soon after he took office in 2017. The expulsion came with strong support from Simons' own party, which holds a supermajority in the chamber. Majority Leader Chet Pollert, who co-sponsored the resolution to expel, said Simons had been given "multiple chances to avoid being in this situation." "There is only one way to make this behavior stop and that is to expel Rep. Simons from this House," Pollert said. Simons, who denied wrongdoing, was defiant before the vote. He blamed accusers for "twisting my words," said any other lawmaker could be in...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – A clash over who represents Myanmar at the United Nations in New York after a Feb. 1 military coup was averted – for now – after the junta’s replacement quit and the Myanmar U.N. mission confirmed that Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun remained in the job. Kyaw Moe Tun was fired by the junta on Saturday, a day after he urged countries at the 193-member U.N. General Assembly to use “any means necessary” to reverse the coup that ousted the nation’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. On Sunday, the Myanmar U.N. mission said Kyaw Moe Tun’s deputy, Tin Maung Naing, would become the acting U.N. envoy. On Monday, Kyaw Moe Tun formally staked his claim to remain the country’s legitimate representative – a job he has held since October – in a letter to the United Nations. The rival claims raised...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new resource center offering help and support for ex-offenders looking to change their lives around get a fresh start has opened in Chicago's Avalon Park neighborhood.Community activist Pete Keller said his dream in the making for nearly 20 years has finally came true with the opening of his ULON Resource Center on Thursday."Now we're giving the kids an outlet, somewhere to go," Keller said. "ULON Resource Center is going to be a safe haven, a safe haven for the community of Chicago."Keller introduced ULON - or United Legion, One Nation, which was officially founded in 2015 - to the Avalon Park neighborhood. After collecting donations, Keller was able to move the organization out of his home and to East 87th Street."The need was calling," he said.Keller's unlikely journey to activism began at the infamous Cabrini Green housing project, where the now 51-year-old survived as a gang...
    By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of the North Dakota House were hearing testimony Thursday afternoon before deciding whether to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Luke Simons, who has denied wrongdoing and refused to resign, could become the first lawmaker expelled since statehood. He was scheduled to speak at Thursday's hearing. Simons is accused of a pattern of sexually aggressive, lewd, and threatening behavior, dating back to shortly after he took office in 2017. Republican Rep. Emily O’Brien has said that his harassment was so pervasive that she switched desks to get away from him. “Prior to coming forward, I struggled with whether this was something I wanted to relive,” she told fellow House members. “It is hard to rehash the unwarranted, disturbing and uncomfortable experiences,. I think ‘shame on you, Emily O’Brien, for not coming forward...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of the North Dakota House were hearing testimony Thursday afternoon before deciding whether to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Luke Simons, who has denied wrongdoing and refused to resign, could become the first lawmaker expelled since statehood. He was scheduled to speak at Thursday’s hearing. Simons is accused of a pattern of sexually aggressive, lewd, and threatening behavior, dating back to shortly after he took office in 2017. Republican Rep. Emily O’Brien has said that his harassment was so pervasive that she switched desks to get away from him. “Prior to coming forward, I struggled with whether this was something I wanted to relive,” she told fellow House members. “It is hard to rehash the unwarranted, disturbing and uncomfortable experiences,. I think ‘shame on you, Emily O’Brien, for not coming forward and being a voice for...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A clash over who represents Myanmar at the United Nations in New York after a Feb. 1 military coup was averted - for now - after the junta's replacement quit and the Myanmar U.N. mission confirmed that Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun remained in the job. Kyaw Moe Tun was fired by the junta on Saturday, a day after he urged countries at the 193-member U.N. General Assembly to use "any means necessary" to reverse the coup that ousted the nation's elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. On Sunday, the Myanmar U.N. mission said Kyaw Moe Tun's deputy, Tin Maung Naing, would become the acting U.N. envoy. On Monday, Kyaw Moe Tun formally staked his claim to remain the country's legitimate representative - a job he has held since October - in a letter to the United Nations. The rival claims raised the prospect...
    People came forward: Andrew Cuomo harassment allegations show the success of #MeToo and the challenges ahead Who is Madison Cawthorn *really*? Name: Marsha Member of the Month: March Current City: Des Moines, Iowa Member Since: 2018 GETTING TO KNOW MARSHA: Q. How did you first become interested in NASCAR? “When I was young, I watched all of the great drivers like Dale Earnhardt Sr. and followed him until his accident. When Dale Jr. came into the picture, I followed him as well. In 2017, I had the chance to be in the pits at the Iowa Speedway Xfinity Series race and I met William Byron. He won the race that night. Ever since then he has been my driver. The excitement and experience were overwhelming.” Q. What is your favorite part about NASCAR? Video: Pit analysis: Why pole-winning Childers didn’t pick first stall (NASCAR) Pit analysis: Why pole-winning Childers...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A well-known member of a North Philadelphia neighborhood was killed in a tragic hit-and-run. Now, the search is on for his killer. Police say 60-year-old Roberto Oquendo Velez was hit with such force that he was thrown from his shoes and dragged about 300 feet. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Heighten Security Around City Buildings In Effort To Monitor Threats Against US Capitol In Washington, D.C. Eyewitnesses told police the victim was crossing the street when he was hit. It happened on the 3300 block of North Second Street. Police responded just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, and when they arrived, they found Oquendo Velez badly injured in the street. He was eventually pronounced dead on the scene. READ MORE: The Story Of Pat Ciarrocchis Brain Police say they’re getting information that indicates the driver knew that he or she hit someone. Police say not only was Oquendo Velez...
    Cameron Arcand, The Western Journal March 4, 2021 0 Comments Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday proposed an amendment to her party’s election bill that would lower the voting age to 16. “By lowering the federal voting age from 18 to 16 years of age, my amendment would enfranchise young Americans to help shape and form the policies that will set the course for our future,” Pressley, a member of the “squad” of far-left congresswomen, said on the House floor. “We must do right by the young organizers and activists who have fought for our democracy,” she said in her closing remarks. “They have a stake hold in our democracy and deserve to have a stake at the ballot box.” The majority of Pressley’s colleagues did not feel the same way, as the amendment failed 125-302, with all those voting in favor being her fellow Democrats....
    MEGHAN Markle reportedly "turned and hissed" at a staff member in a row during a Fiji market tour, leaving the employee in "tears". Security swept the then-pregnant duchess away from the market after she whispered to a bodyguard during a visit in October 2018. ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news... 8Meghan was swept away from a Fijian market in 2018Credit: Getty - Pool 8She visited the island nation with Prince HarryCredit: Getty - Contributor 8Meghan has been accused of bullyingCredit: CBS At the time, the reason given for the abrupt end to her walkabout was that the crowds grew too big to control. However, Meghan, 39, was actually concerned about the presence of UN Women, a group which promotes women's empowerment, The Times reported. The Daily Mail's...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A well-known member of a North Philadelphia neighborhood was killed in a tragic hit-and-run. Now, the search is on for his killer. Police say they’re getting information that indicates the driver knew that he or she hit someone. Police say not only was the victim dragged, but it appears the driver got out of the vehicle, looked at the body and then left the scene. READ MORE: Villanova University Reports Male Student Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 4 Female Students In Residence Halls It happened on the 3300 block of North Second Street. Police responded just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, and when they arrived, they found a 60-year-old man badly injured in the street. That man was eventually pronounced dead on the scene. Eyewitnesses told police the victim was crossing the street when he was hit. READ MORE: New Jersey Easing Restrictions On Wedding Reception Capacity Police say he...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A member of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Wednesday. A spokesperson from the Governor’s Office says the individual who tested positive did not have contact with Gov. Newsom. READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names COVID-19 protocol has been initiated by the Director of Operations and the office is working with Sacramento County, the spokesperson said. The staff member who tested positive did not have direct contact with anyone in the office for more than 15 minutes. READ MORE: 95630 Bingo Supports Folsom Small Businesses Officials say mask-wearing is mandated in the governor’s office and staff members follow a number of protocols to minimize direct contact. In December, Newsom entered a 10-day quarantine after a staff member he had been in contact with tested positive for the virus. That positive test came two days after...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An ex-con who allegedly fatally stabbed a male relative at an apartment in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles was charged Wednesday with murder and other counts. James Anthony Lesnau, 28, is charged with one felony count each of murder, first-degree residential burglary, battery with serious bodily injury, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, attempted mayhem and two felony counts each of criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon. READ MORE: LA County COVID Vaccination Sites Focusing On Equity, Access He is also charged with one misdemeanor count each of battery and disobeying a court order. The criminal complaint alleges that he has three prior convictions dating back to 2011. The victim, who was in his 40s, died at the scene of the attack, which occurred at about 4:50 a.m. Monday in the 4500 block of West Olympic Boulevard, according...
    The University of South Carolina’s first African American basketball star, a former NBA veteran running unopposed with the governor's backing, would appear to be a slam dunk for election to a full term on the school’s Board of Trustees. But Alex English still had to sweat out his reelection somewhat on Wednesday after a conservative lawmaker insisted on a roll call vote in which 10 Republicans voted against the former pro athlete, just one of two Black members of the 21-member board. About two dozen Republicans didn't vote at all. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM English was one of the first Black players at the University of South Carolina in 1972 and perhaps its most famous. He played 16 seasons in the NBA, most prominently for the Denver Nuggets in the 1980s and eight years as an all-star. Now 67, he sought reelection to a term that expires in...
    By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Greg Evans, a Black man who joined a parade of witnesses urging Oregon lawmakers to ban the display of nooses, said the issue was personal for him: A member of his family had been lynched over a century ago in South Carolina. “He was killed basically for offending a white man,” Evans, a member of the Eugene City Council, testified Tuesday. “He was hung by a noose. His body was riddled with bullets, and then he was set on fire.” Louisiana, Virginia, California, New York, Maryland and Connecticut previously criminalized the display of nooses. The bill under consideration in Oregon would make intimidation by display of a noose a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a $6,250 fine. In Virginia, displaying a noose in public places is now a felony, with a maximum prison term of five...
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina’s first African American basketball star, a former NBA veteran running unopposed with the governor’s backing, would appear to be a slam dunk for election to a full term on the school’s Board of Trustees. But Alex English still had to sweat out his reelection somewhat on Wednesday after a conservative lawmaker insisted on a roll call vote in which 10 Republicans voted against the former pro athlete, just one of two Black members of the 21-member board. About two dozen Republicans didn’t vote at all. English was one of the first Black players at the University of South Carolina in 1972 and perhaps its most famous. He played 16 seasons in the NBA, most prominently for the Denver Nuggets in the 1980s and eight years as an all-star. Now 67, he sought reelection to a term that expires in 2022. Black...
    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators — led by Todd Young (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) — introduced legislation Wednesday that would strip President Joe Biden of war powers by repealing both the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) in the Middle East. The move comes in response to Biden’s recent airstrikes in eastern Syria, which were launched without congressional approval. The decision to launch the strike followed the shelling of an Iraqi military base that houses U.S. troops. The rocket attack left one civilian contractor dead and nine others wounded. A U.S. service member was among those hurt. “Last week’s airstrikes in Syria show that the executive branch, regardless of party, will continue to stretch its war powers,” Kaine, a member of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement obtained by Politico. “Congress has a responsibility to not only vote to authorize new military action, but to repeal old...
    A prominent member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 response team announced he will be leaving his current role and returning to his previous job in state government. Longtime Cuomo aide Gareth Rhodes, who has been a fixture at Cuomo’s COVID-19 briefings and has been crunching virus-related numbers for a year, announced he will be stepping back and returning to his position as deputy supervisor and special counsel at the Department of Financial Services. Rhodes, who was not present at Cuomo’s first COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, March 3 since sexual harassment claims were levied against the governor, said that he has already informed the administration of his plans to step away. According to reports, Rhodes, who had one of Cuomo’s accusers as a guest at his 2019 wedding, where Cuomo was the officiant, left the task force in protest over the sexual harassment allegations against the governor in the...
    New York : Edson Arantes do Nascimento is a legend of Santos. Photo: Pelé / EFE press office Brazilian star Edson Arantes do Nascimento “Pele” became an honorary member of the Vasco da Gama, a club for which he always recognized feeling a special affection, despite the fact that almost his entire career was spent at Santos. The Rio de Janeiro team paid tribute to the former Brazilian striker, to whom sent a diploma that accredits him as an honorary member. He also sent him two shirts with numbers 10 and 80, for the 80 years that he turned last October, and a painting with some photographs in which he appears dressed in the Cruzmaltina squad shirt. ???????? Pelé, new honorary member of the @VascodaGama. ???? The star has always confessed that as a child he was a fan of the Rio de Janeiro team....
    More On: George Floyd Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial Prosecutors want murder charge reinstated for cop in George Floyd death Courthouse turned into fortress for George Floyd murder trial Minneapolis hiring social media influencers for George Floyd murder trial Only one member of George Floyd’s family will be allowed in the courtroom at a time when ex-cop Derek Chauvin goes on trial for murder in his death, a Minnesota judge has ruled. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said Floyd’s relatives can rotate to attend the trial but will be limited because of the high demand for space at the highly anticipated trial, according to a report by USA Today. Social distancing restrictions will also severely limit the number of seats available. “Different family members may rotate through that position, but only with the appropriate credentials to be admitted to the 18th floor,”...
    Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a new member of the House "Squad" that includes five other liberal representatives, called standardized testing racist on Tuesday. In a series of two tweets, Bowman, the former principal called standardized testing "a pillar of systemic racism" and linked to a National Education Association article expounding on "the racist beginnings of standardized testing." The racist beginnings of standardized testing. https://t.co/TIC77KFEBq— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) March 2, 2021 The article, which described standardized tests first developed in the early 20th century as "scientific yet ... deeply biased," claimed minority students suffer from miscategorization when subjected to this testing. "African-Americans, especially males, are disproportionately placed or misplaced in special education, frequently based on test results," it said. "In effect, the use of high-stakes testing perpetuates racial inequality through the emotional and psychological power of the tests over the test takers, according to FairTest." NEW SAT 'ADVERSITY SCORE' INCLUDES CRIME AND...
    The envelope was deposited directly in Rome at the seat of the Senate, of which Renzi is a member, according to AGI citing parliamentary sources, and it appears that it did not contain a written message. All parties, from the League (far right) to the 5 Star Movement (M5S, anti-system before coming to power), including Forza Italia (right) and the Democratic Party (center-left), expressed their solidarity with the former Prime Minister (2014-2016). “We will not be intimidated,” reacted Teresa Bellanova, deputy minister and member of her party Italia Viva, on Facebook. Mr Renzi, who sparked a political crisis in January by blowing up the coalition of then head of government Giuseppe Conte, who was forced to resign, is now unpopular in Italy. According to a poll carried out by Ipsos at the end of February for the main Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera, on a list of 12...
    Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro, the first Latina immigrant to serve on the council and a native Spanish speaker, was speaking Tuesday about the county’s diversity during a virtual council meeting on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. That’s when some crosstalk was picked up on the county’s Zoom meeting: A council staffer and an IT contractor on an open microphone apparently commenting on and laughing about Navarro’s accent. In a letter to her colleagues and the CEO of Montgomery County Media after the incident, which was captured in a livestream of the meeting, Navarro stated, “This sort of commentary is completely inappropriate and uncalled for. It is a loud commentary on the toxicity and culture of disrespect directed at leaders and community members of color.” A rough transcript provided by the council member’s office reads: Voice #1: “I love how her accent comes out … giggles … and pronounces words...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders were finalizing a resolution Wednesday to expel a North Dakota House member accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the state Capitol. House Majority Leader Chet Pollert told The Associated Press that the resolution to expel GOP Rep. Luke Simons will be introduced on the House floor Thursday. Simons, who has denied wrongdoing and refused Republican leaders’ calls for him to resign, is accused of a pattern of sexually aggressive, lewd, and threatening behavior, dating back to shortly after he took office in 2017. Republican Rep. Emily O’Brien issued a statement last week saying that his harassment was so pervasive that she switched desks to get away from him. The GOP-controlled Legislature reconvened Wednesday after its midsession break known as crossover. Pollert and Democratic House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said they worked together over the recess to craft the expulsion...
    By JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican and Democratic legislative leaders were finalizing a resolution Wednesday to expel a North Dakota House member accused of threatening and sexually harassing women at the state Capitol. House Majority Leader Chet Pollert told The Associated Press that the resolution to expel GOP Rep. Luke Simons will be introduced on the House floor Thursday. Simons, who has denied wrongdoing and refused Republican leaders' calls for him to resign, is accused of a pattern of sexually aggressive, lewd, and threatening behavior, dating back to shortly after he took office in 2017. The GOP-controlled Legislature reconvened Wednesday after its midsession break known as crossover. Pollert and Democratic House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said they worked together over the recess to craft the expulsion resolution. Legislative officials said there is no record of any lawmaker being expelled since statehood. Pollert said lawmakers on Wednesday...
    The envelope was deposited directly in Rome at the seat of the Senate, of which Mr. Renzi is a member. Lex-head of the Italian government Matteo Renzi received an envelope with two cartridges on Wednesday, an intimidation denounced immediately by the entire political class. The envelope was deposited directly in Rome at the seat of the Senate, of which Renzi is a member, according to AGI citing parliamentary sources, and it appears that it did not contain a written message. All parties, from the League (far right) to the 5 Star Movement (M5S, anti-system before coming to power), including Forza Italia (right) and the Democratic Party (center-left), expressed their solidarity with the former Prime Minister (2014-2016). Mr Renzi, who sparked a political crisis in January by blowing up the coalition of then head of government Giuseppe Conte, who was forced to resign, is now unpopular in...
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday opened a formal investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. Below are some facts about the court, based in The Hague, Netherlands. * The ICC was established in 2002 to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and the crime of aggression when member states are unwilling or unable to do so themselves. It can prosecute crimes committed by nationals of member states or on the territory of member states by other actors. It has 123 member states and an annual budget of roughly 150 million euros ($180 million). * The ICC has convicted five men for war crimes and crimes against humanity, all African militia leaders from DR Congo, Mali and Uganda. Sentences range from nine to 30 years in prison. The maximum possible sentence is life imprisonment. * The ICC is currently...
    Louie Anderson has expressed surprise that Eddie Murphy was 'forced' to cast him in the 1988 hit comedy Coming to America because studio execs wanted to include a 'white person'.  Murphy made the claim during an appearance on NBC's Today last Wednesday, stating: 'The whole cast was black, and the studio was like 'We have to have someone white in this movie or we're not going to make it'... So that's how Louie wound up in the film.' Anderson - who played fast food worker Maurice in the blockbuster comedy - appears to have spent the past 33 years unaware that he was a token inclusion, and took to Twitter to share his shock.  'Wait, what?' he wrote in a Twitter post shared last Wednesday above a clip of Murphy making the claim.  DailyMail.com have reached out to Anderson's representatives for further comment.    The revelation could be particularly awkward given...
    Freshman Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., attacked standardized testing as racist on Tuesday.  Bowman, a new member of the progressive "Squad," claimed in a tweet that standardized testing is "a pillar of systemic racism."  Bowman also shared a link to the National Education Association (NEA) website about the "racist beginnings of standardized testing." The NEA is the nation's largest teachers union.  AOC-BACKED JAMAAL BOWMAN DEFEATS POWERFUL DEM REP. ENGEL IN NEW  YORK RACE The NEA website lists 1838 as "the beginning" of standardized testing in America in their timeline of the history of said tests. The NEA page shared by Bowman claims in the first paragraph that "the day’s leading social scientists, many of them White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, were concerned by the infiltration of non-whites into the nation’s public schools." Standardized testing is not uniquely American by any means. China holds the oldest recorded use of standardized testing. Bowman's attack on standardized testing drew...
    Loading the player... Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is pushing back against a report that she “bullied” her palace aides while in her role as a senior royal. She and her husband, Prince Harry, are scheduled to sit down in a deeply personal interview with Oprah Winfrey in a CBS special this Sunday, March 7. In that interview, the Duke and Duchess are expected to respond to the bullying complaint reportedly filed against her by a staff member at Kensington Palace. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is pushing back against a report that she bullied her palace aides while in her role as a senior royal. (Photo by Simon Dawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images) London publication The Times ran a story yesterday revealing that an anonymous source said it was, in fact, a member of Markle’s communications staff that filed the complaint. The source also said...
    A retired Connecticut State Police bomb squad member was killed on Sunday after a random attacker threw a punch that knocked him backward, causing the back of his head to hit the pavement on the Las Vegas Strip. Prior to Sunday's incident, Brandon Leath, the 33-year-old who has been charged with homicide in the death of Thomas Driscoll, 57, was reported to authorities several times by two people who say he was a ‘ticking time bomb,’ according to local media. Driscoll, 57, drove to Las Vegas as part of a months-long hiking trip that he planned to take in the Western part of the United States. Just before 4:30am, Driscoll was walking with a woman, Nava Fuehrer, across the pedestrian bridge between The Cromwell and Bally’s casino in Las Vegas when they passed by a group of men, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Thomas Driscoll (left), 57, a...
    Loading the player... A Minnesota judge has ruled that only one member of George Floyd’s grieving family will be able to attend the pending trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing charges for killing Floyd, a death a bystander’s video captured. Judge Peter Cahill has ruled that different family members can rotate the position, however, only one will be allowed in the courtroom at a time. The same applies to Chauvin’s family. Paris Stevens and Angela Harrelson (left, right), the cousin and aunt of George Floyd, pose for a photo at a memorial site known as George Floyd Square. Only one member of Floyd’s grieving family will be able to attend the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin at a time. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) The order also references the court’s coronavirus restrictions, which include wearing a mask at all times. Judge...
    What we know about sexual harassment claims against Rep. Cawthorn Merkel, German governors mull way ahead on lockdown Best & Worst Refi Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Price Alert: These SUVs Are Now Only $19,000 (Deal Of The Day) Ad Microsoft 0% APR Until 2022 is 100% Insane Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © andykatz / iStock From the cheap rotisserie chickens to bulk toilet paper to great discounts on gas and alcohol, Costco is a treasure trove for frugal shoppers. But although you could save money just by doing your regular shopping at Costco, the potential savings don’t end there —...
    Princess Eugenie is the 'only member' of the Royal Family who Meghan Markle is still close to, a royal insider has claimed. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, and the Queen's granddaughter, 30, reportedly maintain a close relationship despite Meghan and Prince Harry's decision to step back as senior royals - and have bonded over their recent pregnancy joy, according to a source.  Meghan Markle, who welcomed Archie Harrison, in May 2019, announced she was pregnant with her second child around the same time Princess Eugenie welcomed her first son August in February 2021 with husband Jack Brooksbank.   Speaking to Us Weekly, a source said: 'Eugenie is really the only member of the royal family that Meghan is still close to.' Princess Eugenie is the 'only member' of the Royal Family who Meghan Markle is still close to, a royal insider has claimed. Pictured, the Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey in...
    Philonise and LaTonya, at the funeral of their brother George Floyd's funeral in Houston, Texas. Godofredo A. Vasquez/Pool via REUTERS Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck, is set to stand trial next week. Floyd and Chauvin's families have been allowed one relative each in the court at a time. Attorneys for Floyd's family said they were "understandably disappointed by this ruling." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Only one member of George Floyd's family are allowed in the courtroom at a time when Derek Chauvin's murder trial starts next week, a judge ruled Tuesday, according to NBC News.  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP Chauvin's family has also been restricted to one at a time in the courtroom, NBC News reported, citing Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill's Tuesday ruling. Jury selection is to begin next Monday in...
    California crash: At least a dozen people were killed in horrific accident. Heres what we know Thousands demand Indias top judge quit over rape remarks Jenny Cooney The controversy over the lack of Black representation at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the body that organizes the Golden Globe Awards, rumbles on as an Australian HFPA member admitted that the organization did not see the lack of Black journalists as a “problem” and that the body was previously not really “focused” on upping Black representation. In an interview on the Australian morning show Today Australia, HFPA member Jenny Cooney was asked directly about the controversy and why, given the global discussion over the issue of Black and minority representation over the last year, the organization had not looked to change the makeup of its members before this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. “I think for the HFPA, we’ve always considered ourselves...
    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made it clear in a brief segment during Sunday night's Golden Globes that they will try to get more Black members, though a current member reveals the organization didn't see 'a problem' with it before. Jenny Cooney represents her native Australia in the HFPA, which runs the Golden Globes every year, and she was asked in an interview with Today Australia about the controversy. While there hasn't been a Black member of the HFPA since at least before 2002, Cooney never thought the organization had a diversity problem. Problem: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made it clear in a brief segment during Sunday night's Golden Globes that they will try to get more Black members, though a current member reveals the organization didn't see 'a problem' with it before Globes: Jenny Cooney represents her native Australia in the HFPA, which runs the Golden Globes...
    A JUDGE ruled on Tuesday that only one member of George Floyd's family will be allowed to attend the trial of Derek Chavin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is charged in Floyd's death. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said different members of Floyd’s family will be able to rotate throughout the trial, according to reports. 6 Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled only one member of George Floyd's family will be able to attend the trial of a police officer charged in his deathCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6 Derek Chavin, who kneeled on Floyd's neck for several minutes, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughterCredit: AP:Associated Press The same rule will apply to Chauvin's family, and those in attendance will also be require to practice social distancing and wear masks. The Floyd family's attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci said in a statement that the family...
    VIDEO2:4302:43Former Tesla board member on the electric vehicle racePower Lunch Steve Westly, a longtime Tesla bull and former board member, told CNBC on Tuesday that competition in the electric-vehicle sector has heated up and put significant pressure on the Elon Musk-led company. "I've been bullish on Tesla for the last 10 years. It's hard to imagine an auto company executing better than Tesla has," Westly said on "Power Lunch," referencing the company increasing its revenue to $31.5 billion in 2020 as well as its future projections. For example, in its earnings release in late January, Tesla said across a "multi-year horizon, we expect to achieve 50% average annual growth in vehicle deliveries." "No one else in the auto world is doing that. Having said that, Tesla is not going to be king of the hill in electric forever," said Westly, a venture capitalist who also was an early investor in...
    The international aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, announced the death of one staff member and the injuries of three other members in Syria, according to a statement Tuesday. The events took place at the Al-Hol camp for displaced people and occurred over two separate incidents on February 24 and February 27, according to the statement. We are shocked and saddened by the killing of one staff member and the injury of three others in Al-Hol camp for displaced people in northeast #Syria. The two separate and tragic incidents demonstrate the human toll of the violence and unsafe living conditions in the camp. — MSF International (@MSF) March 2, 2021 Will Turner, MSF emergency manager for Syria, said that on February 24th a staff member was killed inside the tent they were living in. (RELATED: Pentagon Says Biden’s Syria Strike Killed One Militant...
    NBCUMV RHONY Season 12 cast The ladies of The Real Housewives of New York better make some room, because there’s a new star in town! According to E!, Bershan Shaw is set to join the cast of The Real Housewives of New York for Season 13. “I’m thankful to be a part of the Bravo team and I’m thrilled about the diversity and inclusion this season brings,” Shaw told E! News on Tuesday, March 2. “I am a warrior for all people and so are the ladies.” According to her website, Shaw is a motivational speaker, podcast host, and business coach. According to the Women Economic Forum, Shaw has also been diagnosed with breast cancer twice: once in 2007, and again in 2009. In 2009, the doctors told her that she had stage four cancer and only had three months to live. Thankfully, though, the star beat the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia received support Tuesday, March 2, from city council members for his plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. In February, 140 people were arrested in Dallas for marijuana possession of less than 2 ounces. They will be among the last now that Chief Garcia has announced plans to change the department’s general orders to eliminate charges for those found with a small amount for personal use. “There’s a possibility of having some unintended quiet consequences and if does end up coming to fruition, we will be happy to tweak our policies,” said Chief Garcia. The chief said the change will free up his officers to pursue investigations against more serious drug crimes. His decision was met with almost unanimous approval from city council members during Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. “I’m very thankful it’s being implemented by you Chief,” said...
    Loading the player... George Floyd’s family is disappointed that a judge ruled on Monday, only one family member can be in the Minneapolis courtroom during the highly anticipated trial due to COVID-19 restrictions. The same goes for former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s family. “The family is looking forward to the start of the trial as a critical milestone on the path to justice and a step toward closure in this dark chapter of their lives,” said Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, Floyd family attorneys, in a statement, per CNN. Everyone in attendance is expected to wear a mask and social distance. Witnesses and attorneys may only remove their masks to give statements. “This has been a deeply painful and emotional year for every member of the Floyd family, many of whom intended to be in the courtroom to witness this trial. While they understand the judge’s reasons to limit attendance in...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday a staff member was killed and three were injured in separate incidents last month in a camp for displaced people in northeast Syria. The al-Hol camp houses families of members of the Islamic State group and has witnessed a sharp increase in crime in recent weeks. In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said it is extremely concerned about the lack of security facing camp residents, two-thirds of whom are children. The group added that it was “shocked and saddened” after a staff member was killed and three injured in incidents on Feb. 24 and Feb. 27. “Our colleague was off-duty with their family when they were killed” on Feb. 27, said Will Turner, the group’s emergency manager for Syria. “People are being killed with a brutal frequency, often in the tents where they live.” Turner said the agency...
    Andersen Global establishes a presence in Bermuda through a Collaboration Agreement with the Hamilton-based law firm Alexanders, Barristers & Attorneys, thus adding greater coverage to its global platform. Founded in 2005, Alexanders, Barristers & Attorneys is a law firm dealing primarily with corporate and fiduciary law. The studio serves corporate clients and high net worth individuals, complementing the practice of the U.S. member firm and the global organization’s ability to meet the cross-border needs of clients in Australia, Canada, Africa, the United Kingdom and globally, through its member firms and collaborating firms. In addition, the firm specializes in registration and intellectual property law, investment fund law and formation, insurance law and company formation, as well as admiralty and maritime law. “Delivering the best solutions to our customers locally and abroad is our top priority, and our ability to do so has been and continues to be a key factor in...
    Loading the player... Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica. He was 73. Wailer, a baritone singer whose birth name is Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when they lived in a slum in the capital of Kingston. They catapulted to international fame with the album, “Catch a Fire” and also helped popularize Rastafarian culture among better-off Jamaicans starting in the 1970s. Read More: Bob Marley’s son, Rohan, applies to open N.J. medical marijuana dispensary “Jah-B was a vanguard, always pushing the boundaries of expression, whether in song, in style or in spoken word,” said Brian Paul Welsh, a local reggae musician known as Blvk H3ro. “There was and can only ever be one Neville Livingston.” Wailer died at Andrews Memorial Hospital in...
    By Kate Chappell | Reuters KINGSTON – Bunny Wailer, the legendary Jamaican reggae singer who founded the Wailers with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh and was the last surviving founding member, has died at a hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 73. “This is a great loss for Jamaica and for Reggae,” said Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, calling him “a respected elder statesman of the Jamaican music scene.” Wailer’s given name was Neville O’Riley Livingston but he was known affectionately as Bunny Wailer, Bunny Livingston or Jah B. He came from Trench Town, a poor inner city community of Kingston that went on to inspire one of the Wailers’ hits. The Grammy-award winning songwriter and percussionist met Marley and Tosh at a young age and the trio formed the Wailers in 1963. Nearly a decade later, the group was signed by producer Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, which lead...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have arrested a 23-year-old Baltimore man for allegedly shooting a family member during a dispute last month. The Baltimore Department said investigators arrested Carnell Spencer last Thursday in the February 18 shooting that left his 49-year-old female family member injured. READ MORE: Woman Shot During Dispute Overnight In Baltimore, Police Say Carnell Spencer. Credit: Baltimore Police The shooting, which happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Boarman Avenue, sent the woman to the hospital. Spencer is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Get alerts from WJZ first! Follow WJZ on Facebook and download the app.
    Just one member of George Floyd’s family will be permitted into the Minneapolis courtroom where the cop who pressed his knee against the late 46-year-old black man’s neck for several minutes before he died will stand trial. The judge overseeing the trial of Derek Chauvin, who faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, made the announcement on Tuesday, according to the Floyd family attorney, Ben Crump. Cahill's decision, which also applies to Chauvin's family, stems from restrictions on indoor gatherings that have been imposed by the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.  ‘Judge Peter Cahill has announced that he will only allow ONE member of George Floyd's family to attend Derek Chauvin's criminal trial,’ Crump tweeted on Tuesday. ‘After a deeply painful and emotional year, the Floyd family is understandably disappointed by this ruling.’ Crump then tweeted: ‘The family is looking forward to the start of the Derek Chauvin trial as...
    A doctor and his wife were brutally beaten by a family member who was upset at being told he should not attend a nightclub in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Brazil. Dr. José Mainart, 31, took to his Instagram account Monday morning and uploaded a photo that showed the black eye and bruised lip he suffered as a result of the assault last Friday outside his home in Toledo, Paraná. Dr. Mainart said had attended several meetings before the Paraná state government issued a 10-day order banning non-essential activities and services to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Upon arriving home, the infectious disease doctor approached his relative and explained that it would not be wise of him to attend a party because he would be putting others around him at risk of being infected.  But he claims the relative responded by beating him, while a friend...
    An employee of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) was assassinated in the Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, the humanitarian organization announced on Tuesday, which speaks of a “nightmare that must end“in this camp of supporters of the Islamic State. It seems to escape the control of the Kurdish forces. MSF announces in the process that it is temporarily suspending its operations in this camp of nearly 63,000 people, mostly women and children, Syrians, Iraqis but also of multiple nationalities. “On the night of February 24, a member of the MSF team was killed in the tent in which he lived. Three days later, the child of another staff member died, and three staff were injured, in an accidental fire that occurred while a wedding was taking place in the camp“MSF said in a statement.”At least seven people were killed in the blaze, including the four-year-old daughter of an MSF...
    Dosage of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines (Photo: EFE) First, the vaccines do not arrive. Then they arrive but there are not enough. Later, the vaccination rate is questioned and, ultimately, what stands out above the rest is the lack of fulfillment of the main objective: to achieve the immunization of Europeans. You always look askance at what the ‘neighbor’ is doing and, in this case, the EU loses. This is reflected in the data: for every 100 people, the EU has administered 7.5 vaccines compared to 31.07 in the United Kingdom, according to data from Our World in Data dated February 28. Faced with this problem, there are EU countries that have chosen to disengage from the plan of 27 and take their initiative by joining other people’s strategies, a step aside that, for example, Austria announced this Tuesday. Why has the vaccination strategy been complicated? Faced with the...
    Jason Nash and David Dobrik. Craig Barritt / Getty Images In resurfaced podcast audio, David Dobrik talked about a prank on Seth Francois. Francois now says he considers the incident, where Jason Nash kissed him, sexual assault. Dobrik says Francois was chosen because he's from Compton where homosexuality is "not so accepted." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Audio has recently resurfaced in which YouTuber David Dobrik speaks about planning a prank on his friend and former Vlog Squad member Seth Francois, and says he was the "perfect" target because of his background. The clip, from an old episode of the podcast "Views with David Dobrik and Jason Nash," was posted by YouTuber Ethan Klein, who recently interviewed Francois about his experiences in the Vlog Squad — the YouTuber collective led by Dobrik. The original episode is still on Spotify and was published on June 15, 2017....
    Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images William Norwood told a sibling that he dressed up as an Antifa member at the January 6 insurrection. He claimed Antifa members were "bussed in" and given special protections, though intelligence inquiries say members of the group weren't involved. "You are 'antifa' my guy," the sibling responded to Norwood. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A person charged in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol bragged to a friend that he dressed up as a member of "Antifa" at the riot, beat up police officers, and then said he "saved several cops from being killed by Antifa." The messages, sent from South Carolina resident William "Robbie" Norwood on January 7, were included in an FBI affidavit to support charges against him,...
    Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving member of the legendary group The Wailers, has died. He was 73. The musician passed away in his native Jamaica, according to his manager. Wailer, a baritone singer whose birth name is Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when they lived in a slum in the capital of Kingston. They catapulted to international fame with the album, "Catch a Fire." The Wailers and other Rasta musicians popularized Rastafarian culture among better-off Jamaicans starting in the 1970s. Wailer’s death was mourned worldwide as people shared pictures, music and memories of the renown artist. CHADWICK BOSEMAN EARNS POSTHUMOUS GOLDEN GLOBE FOR NETFLIX'S 'MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM'  Bunny Wailer smokes a pipe stuffed with marijuana during a "reasoning" session in a yard in Kingston, Jamaica. Wailer, who was the last surviving member of...
    (CNN)Only one member of George Floyd's family will be allowed to attend his high-profile murder trial in a Minneapolis courtroom because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, a judge ruled on Monday.The same restriction applies to the family of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. For each family, a different family member can rotate through that in-court position with appropriate credentials, Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill wrote in the ruling.Floyd family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Antonio Romanucci said the family was disappointed by the ruling. "This has been a deeply painful and emotional year for every member of the Floyd family, many of whom intended to be in the courtroom to witness this trial," they said in a statement. "While they understand the judge's reasons to limit attendance in the courtroom, the family is understandably disappointed by this ruling."The...
    ABC Dancing With the Stars pro Emma Slater shared a touching tribute to her grandmother on Instagram following her grandmother’s death. “Cheers to you Nan,” she wrote next to a picture of her grandmother. “I know you have them in stitches up there. I can remember her laugh and her voice so perfectly. One particular quote she repeated to me over and over again. Isn’t it funny that only now that advice is finally sinking in. I love you.” Instagram Slater married Dancing With the Stars pro Sasha Farber on March 25, 2018. The couple live in the U.S. and became U.S. citizens in 2020.Slater Previously Shared Tributes to Family Members View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emma Slater (@theemmaslater) In previous Instagram posts, Slater shared tributes to her family members. On December 23, 2018, she wrote a long post in tribute to...
    New York : Ricardo Crespo, accused of sexually abusing his daughter. Photo: File / EFE / File More details about the actor’s disturbing case continue to be revealed Ricardo Crespo, who allegedly sexually abused her own daughter, Valentina Crespo, 14. Well they have made known that there would be a second victim of his abuse and that could be another member of his family. “There is a person very close to Ricardo who could be the second victim of this type, I know the name, but I am not going to say it, because it does not correspond to me.”, Said Mexican journalist Jorge Carbajal on his YouTube channel ‘En Shock ‘. “What is certain is that there is a close person who had relationships with him, I don’t know if they were consensual, but it is time for him to come out...