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    California has new deadlines to dismiss and seal many cannabis convictions under a law signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The move comes after a Times investigation found that tens of thousands of Californians still have felonies, misdemeanors and other cannabis convictions on their records. Despite a 2018 law that required the state to clear cannabis convictions, many counties have moved at glacial speeds. Some superior courts haven’t fully processed a single case, The Times found. California California was supposed to clear cannabis convictions. Tens of thousands are still languishing More than 30,000 Californians are stuck with felonies, misdemeanors and other convictions on their records that should have been wiped ‘automatically.’ “It is unimaginable and unacceptable that years after we legalized cannabis, Californians are still waiting to get their records cleared,” the bill’s author, Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Alameda), said in a statement. “We have a moral obligation to get this right.” The new law gives the courts a deadline of March 1 to update case records and transmit them to the state Department of Justice,...
    Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver has been suspended by the NBA for one year and fined $10 million following a league investigation into allegations that he engaged in racism, sexism, and bullying.  In a statement on Tuesday, the NBA revealed it found that Sarver used the N-word on at least five occasions among other transgressions from his nearly two-decade tenure as owner of the Suns and WNBA's Mercury. 'As stated in the report, the independent investigation found that Mr. Sarver 'engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, as reflected in team and League rules and policies,' read the league statement. 'This conduct included the use of racially insensitive language; unequal treatment of female employees; sex-related statements and conduct; and harsh treatment of employees that on occasion constituted bullying.' Although witnesses claimed to have heard Sarver use the racist slur, the investigation found that he was either repeating the N-word or purporting to do so. The NBA did not find that Sarver used the term 'with the intent to demean or denigrate.'  In addition to saying the...
    Top Navy officials have ordered an independent investigation into the intense selection course for its SEALS after a sailor's death revealed a history of physical abuse, poor medical oversight and the use of performance enhancing drugs. Outgoing vice chief of naval operations Adm. William K Lescher ordered the investigation in a letter from August 31.  It was promptly given to a rear admiral from outside the SEALS, the New York Times reports, signaling that Navy officials had given it the highest priority and wanted an independent investigation into the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs course — or BUD/S for short.  Lescher asked investigators to focus on safety measures, the qualifications of instructors and medical personnel, as well as its drug testing policy as sailors complain the course has only become more grueling since a SEAL Team Six commander was put in charge. He also asked what, if anything, had changed since February, when 24-year-old former college footballer Kyle Mullen died just hours after completing the course's Hell Week, which takes place during the fourth week of part of Phase 1. It is a grueling...
    Dan Price, who gained quasi-stardom after raising his employees’ salaries to at least $70,000 while cutting his own pay, has resigned as chief executive of Seattle-based Gravity Payments after a rape allegation in Palm Springs recently came to light. Price, who founded the company that processes credit card payments, announced his resignation on Twitter last week. The 38-year-old is accused of raping a woman in Palm Springs in April 2021, the second public allegation against him of violence against women in recent years. According to an investigation by theNew York Times, the two incidents follow years of alleged predatory behavior and abuse by Price, including accusations from his ex-wife of domestic violence — all the while growing in prominence as he touted revolutionizing big business with progressive policies. California West Hollywood wants to prevent rapes. So it’s giving spiked-drink tests to bars and clubs West Hollywood, famous for its nightlife, began distributing date-rape drug test kits to venues that serve alcohol and to some patrons. Investigators with the Palm Springs Police Department submitted the rape case for review...
    Investigators sought out Philbin and Cipollone after the National Archives referred the matter to the DOJ. Haberman noted that Philbin is among eight people who worked for Trump who have been contacted by the FBI since a grand jury was formed this year. She also named former White House staff secretary Derek Lyons as another person interviewed as part of the ongoing investigation. One day prior to the New York Times' publication of this article naming persons contacted by investigators, the DOJ suggested that the affidavit that accompanied the warrant permitting federal agents to raid Mar-a-Lago must remain sealed, otherwise names and information about those involved in the investigation might come out. According to the DOJ's August 15 omnibus response to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, "Disclosure at this juncture of the affidavit supporting probable cause would ... cause significant and irreparable damage to this ongoing criminal investigation." The filing, written by U.S. Attorney Juan Gonzalez and chief at the DOJ's counterintelligence and export control section Jay Bratt, noted that the affidavit contains "highly sensitive...
    Wells Fargo is under criminal investigation after bank managers were accused of conducting sham interviews with minority and female candidates for roles that were already filled in order to boost the bank's diversity statistics. The probe is being led by the new civil rights unit within the criminal division of the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office. The new unit was started by Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. The investigation comes a month after a New York Times report in which former bank employees came forward, claiming they were instructed by higher ups to conduct interviews with black candidates despite the fact someone had already been picked for the jobs. Former Wells Fargo wealth management executive Joe Bruno, 58, told the Times that he was fired last August after he blew the whistle to his bosses about the bank's alleged 'fake interviews,' which he described as 'inappropriate, morally wrong, ethically wrong' Bruno claimed that he was instructed to conduct interviews with black candidates for the lower-paying financial adviser and financial consultant positions, despite the fact...
    LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva points at reporter Alene Tchekmedyian. Photo by Frank Stoltze/Twitter Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva backed down to some extent after he announced on Tuesday an investigation into who leaked information to the Los Angeles Times for a report about him allegedly covering up a deputy putting his knee on an inmate. Villanueva said at a furious press conference on Tuesday that “all parties” involved in the story — including, presumably, its author, Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian — are under investigation. “You placed her picture up there,” one reporter asked Villanueva, “and talked about it in terms of a criminal investigation. Is this Los Angeles Times reporter under investigation by the department?” “The act is under investigation,” he replied. “All parties to the act are subject to investigation.” The announcement that a reporter was potentially being investigated by the sheriff for reporting on alleged malfeasance in the sheriff’s department prompted a strong response from the Times. Times executive editor Kevin Merida blasted the investigation as an “attempt to criminalize news reporting.” “Sheriff Villanueva’s attack on Alene Tchekmedyian’s...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is the subject of national scrutiny right now.On Tuesday he alarmed press freedom advocates by lashing out at a press conference and indicating that a Los Angeles Times reporter was under criminal investigation. Later in the day, he attempted to walk back his alarming comments, but it's important to understand the background, including Villanueva's highly controversial behavior and his attacks against the media.Villanueva has repeatedly singled out LA Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian, who is just doing her job by covering his department. Tchekmedyian has published a series of stories about an incident in which a deputy kneeled on an inmate — including an article on Monday regarding an allegation that Villanueva was implicated in a cover-up.At Tuesday's press conference, Villanueva displayed and pointed to a photo of Tchekmedyian, plus one of his political rivals and the sheriff's inspector general. Arrows implied a connection between all three. Villanueva referred to video of the incident...
    The airline industry would be forced to adopt new measures to protect passengers and crew members from toxic fumes on airplanes under a bill introduced in Congress this week. The move comes after a Los Angeles Times investigation found that dangerous vapors contaminate the air supply on planes with alarming frequency, sometimes sickening passengers and crew and incapacitating pilots during flights. Over a two-year period, nearly 400 pilots, flight attendants and passengers reported receiving medical attention after these “fume events,” and four dozen pilots were described as impaired to the point of being unable to perform their duties, The Times found. “Cabin air can become dangerously contaminated with noxious substances, but the FAA and aircraft manufacturers are ignoring this health hazard even after concerning reports of flight crews becoming sick as a result,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the bill’s sponsor, said in a statement. The legislation would create new mandates for crew training and for reporting and investigating fume events. Planes would be required to be equipped with sensors to detect air contamination. The measure aims...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva accused high-ranking members of his department Tuesday of attempting to cover up an incident in which a deputy kneeled on the head of a handcuffed inmate for more than three minutes. Villanueva made the allegations at a hastily called news conference he held to discuss a Times report that revealed the violent detention, which happened about a year ago, and detailed efforts by department officials to keep it under wraps. The sheriff denied an allegation made by a top-ranking department official who is seeking to unseat him that he had been involved in the cover-up. Villanueva also indicated that he had shaken up his “senior command,” but refused to provide specifics about whose jobs had changed and why. He announced a new administrative investigation and named an acting assistant sheriff, Holly Francisco, to oversee countywide operations, including court services where the incident occurred. Francisco is taking over for Robin Limon, who was in charge at the time of the kneeling incident. Villanueva did not say whether Limon, who could not be reached for comment...
    Congressional Republicans are preparing to launch an investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop and the media’s subsequent suppression of information regarding it if they can regain control in Congress following November’s midterm elections. Rep. Darrell Issa, a Californian Republican, told Just the News podcast’s John Solomon Wednesday that he is leading the way by sending letters to the New York Times, Facebook, Twitter, and “dozens” of former U.S. intelligence officials that called the Hunter Biden laptop story “Russian disinformation.” Issa’s letters warn them to “preserve evidence” for an investigation that could come next year. The New York Post’s Oct. 2020 laptop story faced widespread backlash with media outlets, including NPR and CNN which dismissed the story as a “pure distraction" and a “manufactured scandal,” respectively. The New York Times quietly deleted and reworked its assertion that the Post’s article was “unsubstantiated.” Big tech platforms Twitter and Facebook also suppressed the story, with Twitter locking the newspaper's account and even blocking users from sharing the story. "What I can't live with," Issa said during the podcast,...
    Congressional Republicans are preparing to launch an investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop and the media’s subsequent suppression of information regarding it if they can regain control in Congress following November’s midterm elections. Rep. Darrell Issa, a Californian Republican, told Just the News's John Solomon Wednesday that he is leading the way by sending letters to the New York Times, Facebook, Twitter, and “dozens” of former U.S. intelligence officials that called the Hunter Biden laptop story “Russian disinformation.” Issa’s letters are warning them to “preserve evidence” for an investigation that could come next year. The New York Post’s Oct. 2020 laptop story faced widespread backlash with media outlets, including NPR and CNN, which dismissed the story as a “pure distraction" and a “manufactured scandal,” respectively. The New York Times quietly deleted and reworked its assertion that the Post’s article was “unsubstantiated.” Big tech platforms Twitter and Facebook also suppressed the story, with Twitter locking the newspaper's account and even blocking users from sharing the story. "What I can't live with," Issa said during the podcast,...
    Prosecutors have decided they will not press charges against the white man who shot and killed his black co-worker during a camping trip.   Vernango County (Pennsylvania) District Attorney Shawn White made the announcement Tuesday about the unidentified white man who shot and killed 29-year-old Jamaican immigrant Peter Bernardo Spencer last December at a Pennsylvania cabin. 'We believe in this case that there is enough evidence presented for self-defense that we are not going to be able to overcome our burden and show this was not self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt, and for that reason, there will be no charges filed against the suspect in this case,' White said on Tuesday.  'This is my call,' he added. 'I believe it's the right one.'   Peter Bernardo Spencer, 29, (pictured) was shot nine times after being the only black man invited on a hunting trip with four other people to rural Rockland Township on December 12 DA Shawn White (pictured) announced prosecutors will not bring any charges against the white man who shot and killed Peter Bernardo Spencer last December Spencer's father, Conrad...
    A former sheriff's deputy in South Carolina was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges after allegedly shocking an individual with his stun gun at least 17 times when he was a deputy. James Trotter, a former deputy with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, has been charged with two counts of misconduct in office and assault and battery for "unlawfully" using his stun gun against an individual almost 20 times, according to a report. The incident occurred on Aug. 20, 2021, authorities said. POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOLLOWING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION Further details regarding the events of the incident have not been released by authorities. Trotter left the sheriff's office two weeks after the incident, and the office said he "retired during [an] internal investigation on excessive use of force." There was a criminal investigation into his actions at the time, a report noted. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents who carried out the investigation detained Trotter, and he was sent to the Pickens County Detention Center, authorities said. CLICK HERE...
    A Jamaican immigrant was found dead with bullet holes in his back after being the only black man invited to a white co-worker's Pennsylvania cabin last month.  The family of the deceased is calling the killing a 'modern-day lynching' after a private medical examiner claimed he was 'hunted down.' Peter Bernardo Spencer, 29, of Pittsburgh was shot nine times with most of his bullet wounds in his back at the Rockland Township residence on December 12.  The suspect has only been identified as a 25-year-old white man has admitted to the deadly shooting but claimed self-defense, according to the family. Three other white individuals were also on the scene, but all have been allowed to walk free.  The alleged shooter's girlfriend was also allegedly at the cabin, Spencer's brother Tehilah Spencer claimed.  'The four individuals who were present at the time of the shooting were questioned and released after consultation with the Venango County district attorney,' police reported.  Peter Bernardo Spencer, 29, was shot in the back several times while being the only black man on a camping trip in Pennsylvania...
    The Air Force is calling for an investigation by the Inspector General to take place over claims preferential treatment was given to a woman who was hoping to become the first female elite special tactics airman, after a member of Congress raised concerns. According to the accuser, who has remained anonymous, a female captain was given more favorable treatment than is typical under 'societal norms' for airmen undergoing special tactics selection and training. The trainee was allowed to repeatedly quit then rejoin the training 'pipeline' and was offered an 'unheard of' special assignment in one of the military's most elite units in the hope of encouraging her to keep going. Screenshots of the anonymous email were shared last week in an Instagram post by U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican and Navy SEAL veteran, who demanded answers.  U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Jim Slife is asking for an Inspector General investigation to take place following claims an unqualified female airman was pushed through special tactics officer training Questions have been raised as to whether the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Man rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital after being shot at while driving on the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike Saturday afternoon. The FHP said it happened at around 2 p.m. when a black Hyundai Genesis SUV was traveling south on the turnpike in the area of NW 199 Street. READ MORE: Miami Police: Driver Faces Charges After Attempting To Flee Multi-Vehicle Crash SceneAuthorities said an “unknown vehicle” pulled up along the Hyundai’s left side, when an occupant in the unknown vehicle discharged a firearm several times. The driver of the Hyundai, who was the sole occupant, was struck several times and was later transported to Ryder Trauma Center, where his condition is unknown. READ MORE: Sheriff: Florida Man With Explosives Arrested Near Jan. 6 RallyThe shooting caused the southbound lanes of the turnpike to shut down while the investigation was ongoing. Authorities did not release information on the suspect’s vehicle. MORE NEWS: Walmart To Temporarily Close Miami Store For COVID CleaningThe investigation continues.
    California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday his office will investigate the Torrance Police Department in the wake of a scandal that revealed more than a dozen police officers had exchanged racist text messages for years, joked about using violence against suspects and mocked the idea that internal affairs might catch them. In an interview with The Times, Bonta said that while the texts would be at the “heart” of any investigation, the probe will be broad in scope and could include policy reviews and, if necessary, criminal charges against individual officers. “The reports are very disturbing and we are committed to going wherever the facts lead and making sure we remedy the situation and get the Torrance Police Department on a corrective course of action,” he said. The announcement came hours after The Times published an investigation revealing more than a dozen Torrance police officers had exchanged racist and anti-Semitic texts and images which were recently uncovered as part of a criminal investigation into two former officers. Bonta’s review, however, had been in the works before The Times...
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved toward decriminalizing bicycling violations and ordered a review of “biased policing” the Sheriff’s Department uses to enforce such laws. The moves, which the board approved unanimously, follow a Times investigation that found sheriff’s deputies search 85% of cyclists they pull over, and 7 of every 10 stops involve Latino cyclists. In poorer communities with large nonwhite populations, riders are stopped and searched far more often than in more affluent, whiter parts of the county, The Times found. “Residents should not, in my opinion, be punished by the Sheriff’s Department due to their poverty, the color of their skin or their neighborhood,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who authored the motion with Supervisor Janice Hahn. The Times analyzed more than 44,000 bike stops logged by the Sheriff’s Department from 2017 through July of this year. Most bicyclists were held in the back seat of patrol cars while deputies rummaged through their belongings or checked for arrest warrants. Deputies discovered illegal items in 8% of searches, the analysis found. Weapons were...
    California could become the first state in the nation to institute a ranking system for heat waves, much the way weather authorities categorize hurricanes, or how fire and air quality officials warn of wildfire and pollution risks. The move, announced on the last day of the United Nations climate talks in Scotland, is intended to raise awareness of the deadly effects of extreme heat events, which experts say kill more people than any other climate-driven hazard and are increasing in frequency and intensity as the planet warms. “Without a way to rank heat waves, we treat extreme heat more like a weather story when it’s really a public health crisis,” said California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, who will sponsor a bill to develop the ranking system. The bill was jointly sponsored by Assembly members Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood) and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), who plan to introduce it after the Legislature reconvenes in January. “There are a lot of vulnerable people, especially the elderly, that stay in their apartment, they’re not informed, they don’t know what the risk is, and they...
    A California casino was fined $500,000 and is undergoing enhanced review after staff failed to alert authorities when a high-roller brought $100million in cash to use on games of baccarat. The high-roller, described only as a Chinese national, visited the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles County approximately 100 times over an eight-month period in 2016. Federal prosecutors say the gambler would play high-limit baccarat in a VIP room with large sums of cash that he would transport to and from the casino in duffle bags. The man would then have his assistant conduct cash-in or cash-out transactions on his behalf, totaling an estimated value of over $100million. Officials say the casino failed to file suspicious activity reports durning the alleged gambling incidents and improperly filed currency transaction reports in the name of the assistant instead of the high-roller. Hotel staff alerted management of the compliance failures in late July 2016, prompting the establishment to amend currency transaction reports to include the high-roller's name and regularly file reports questioning the 'suspicious nature of his source of funds'.  On Friday, federal prosecutors entered...
    The law firm hired by the embattled Ozy Media to investigate its business activities will no longer continue its work, according to a source.   Last Tuesday, the company's board announced it had hired New York-based firm law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison to investigate the multimedia company's business and leadership practices the day after a bombshell New York Times report revealed that COO Samir Rao had impersonated a YouTube executive during a conference call with potential investors from Goldman Sachs.  The report set off subsequent scandalous revelations, and a precipitous decline for Ozy, which announced on Friday that it was shuttering after a series of high-level departures. On Monday, chief executive Carlos Watson reversed course, announcing on NBC's TODAY Show that the company would reopen for business.  But some of the company's 75 fired staffers said on Tuesday that they do not want to return.  Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson said on Monday that his company would be 'open for business' but fired staffers for the media company say they won't be coming back   New York-based law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,...
    Decades of unchecked growth in the California hospice industry will come to a halt Jan. 1, when a moratorium on new licenses takes effect along with reforms aimed at curbing widespread fraud in end-of-life care. The licensing moratorium and a crackdown on kickbacks and patient-recruiting schemes are at the heart of legislative reforms outlined in two bills largely spurred by a Los Angeles Times investigation of the state’s booming hospice business last year. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bills into law Monday. An extensive examination by the state auditor also is underway to identify deficiencies and recommend improvements to hospice licensing and oversight. “The new laws won’t stop the rampant fraud and abuse The Times exposed, but they are good first steps while the state auditor’s office conducts its investigation on the need for comprehensive reform of hospice oversight in California,” said Michael Connors, a long-term care advocate with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. The Times investigation, published in December, found that explosive growth in hospice providers has transformed end-of-life care that was once the realm of charities and...
    (CNN)A Scottish regulator said it was investigating one of Prince Charles' charities after a UK newspaper reported that a Russian banker had tried to donate a six-figure sum to the future king's foundation.The Sunday Times reported that Prince Charles wrote a thank-you letter to Dmitry Leus and offered to meet him in person after receiving a large donation for The Prince's Foundation in May 2020.In the letter, Charles reportedly wrote that he was "incredibly grateful" for Leus' "immense generosity" and that the donation had given him "great comfort," the Sunday Times reported.The newspaper said Leus had been found guilty in Russia of money-laundering but his conviction was later overturned. Leus, who is reportedly seeking British citizenship, made his donations after a fixer promised a private meeting with Prince Charles at a Scottish castle, the Sunday Times reported. Former aide to Prince Charles steps down over cash-for-honors scandal A spokesperson for Leus confirmed his conviction was struck out in 2007 and said Leus "has a completely clean criminal record."Read MoreThe Sunday Times said there was no evidence that Prince Charles...
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday ordered the Fire Department to review its disciplinary procedures in the wake of a Times investigation that showed the agency’s leaders failed to take prompt action against a high-ranking white officer who was reported to be under the influence on duty. The panel voted 13-1 to approve Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’s motion to have the department, with assistance from the city attorney’s office, examine its procedures “for behavioral, discriminatory and retaliatory complaints, including record keeping of complaints as categorized by gender or ethnicity.” Rodriguez said in the motion that The Times inquiry “brought to light troubling information about alleged discrimination based on race and gender as well as disciplinary problems.” The newspaper disclosed last month that Chief Deputy Fred Mathis, the department’s top administrative executive under Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, was reported by colleagues to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while overseeing the agency’s operations center at City Hall East. Terrazas’ staff did not file a complaint against Mathis for three days, even though department policy requires immediate action when a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An investigation is underway after a man was stabbed 11 times in a PATCO station, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. The stabbing happened on the stairway of the PATCO station on the corner of 15th and Locust Streets around 9:50 p.m. The victim, who has only been identified as a male, was stabbed 11 times throughout the body. READ MORE: Steelers Rally Behind Haskins To Beat Eagles 24-16 Emergency personnel transported him to a local hospital, where he is currently in critical condition. READ MORE: Philadelphia Mask Mandate Could Put Weddings In Jeopardy, Families Say The incident is still under investigation. MORE NEWS: Philadelphia, Suburbs Drive Pennsylvanias Population Growth  
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An investigation is underway after a man was shot multiple times in Pittsburgh’s East Allegheny neighborhood. According to police, officers and paramedics were called out to the 400 block of Cedar Avenue on Sunday night around 8:30. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who had been shot multiple times in his lower body. Officers applied tourniquets to the victim until paramedics arrived. Once paramedics arrived, they took the man to a local hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition. Police say their investigation is ongoing. Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    AIDEN Fucci's mom has been arrested for allegedly “tampering with evidence” after her son 'viciously stabbed Tristyn Bailey 114 times”. Police said Crystal Smith surrendered herself to the custody of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.  “She was subsequently booked into the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center for tampering with evidence and has a $25,000 bond.  Sheriff Hardwick said: “I remain incredibly proud of the men and women of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office for their continued thoroughness in this investigation.  “Our goal in any investigation is to ensure proper accountability across the board for successful prosecution.”  He added, “Crystal Smith will be held responsible for her role in this case and justice will be served for Tristyn Bailey and her family.” This investigation remains ongoing. Updates will be provided as appropriate. Most read in NewsSPECIAL DELIVERYAlmost 3 MILLION tax refunds of up to $20,400 are being sent NOWJOE GOTTA GOBiden 'should be IMPEACHED' after 'disturbing' video, conservative saysMOVING ONWhere is Jedediah Bila and why is she leaving Fox News?GUN-DONEJudge overturns Cali assault weapons ban & says...
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 29-year-old Jewish man was attacked in a gang assault in Midtown that is now being investigated as a hate crime, as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protesters clashed in Times Square Thursday night, resulting in about two dozen arrests.One person is in custody, and up to six more are being sought.The suspect, also 23, was taken into custody in Greenwich Village, and charges against him are pending.ALSO READ | 14-year-old gives birth and hands baby to customer at restaurantEMBED More News Videos A teenager walked into a restaurant in Jersey City on Wednesday afternoon with a newborn, handed the baby to a customer and then left. The victim was wearing a yarmulke and walking to the pro-Israel protest when he was jumped outside 1604 Broadway around 6:30 p.m.The group punched, kicked, pepper sprayed, and beat him with crutches. Some made anti-Semitic statements including "(expletive) Jews" and "(expletive) Israel."EMBED More News VideosMore than a dozen people were arrested after fireworks were thrown during a clash between dozens of Israeli and Palestinian protestors in Manhattan Thursday. The victim was...
    Angela Weiss/Getty Images CBS axes two TV station execs in after due to complaints of racist, sexist, and abusive leadership. Following a January suspension, the president of the TV Stations group, Peter Dunn, and SVP of news, David Friend, have left CBS according to an email sent Wednesday, per the LA Times. CBS released a statement saying the pair “will not return to their positions and will be leaving the Company.” Public pressure to cut ties with them came after the LA Times released their investigation of CBS and alleged that the pair harassed, insulted, and bullied Black and female journalists. Such claims include Dunn refusing to extend the contract for, Rahel Solomon, a Black anchor at KYW, and said “I hate her face” while on a phone call. Additionally, he allegedly called another Black anchor, Ukee Washington, a “jive guy.” While initially CBS said Dunn and Friend’s fate would wait “pending the results of a third-party investigation into issues that include those raised in (the) recent Los Angeles Times report,” they have been fired in the middle of the investigation. Although CBS...
    New York Times columnist David Brooks is on the payroll of a project funded by Facebook and has written articles peddling its cause, a report said Thursday. Brooks, who also appears weekly on PBS NewsHour, takes an additional salary from his work with the Aspen Institute's Weave project which started in May 2018, according to Buzzfeed.  That same year Facebook gave $250,000 to the Washington DC think tank for Weave. Brooks later told Times readers the project was focused on' building community and weaving the social fabric' of the US in one of his columns.   Brooks did not tell readers he was being paid for his role at Weave or how it was funded, in part, via the social media giant.   The paper has so far refused to comment on whether it knew Brooks was taking a salary for his role or if they knew the project's connection to Facebook.  But NYT spokeswoman Eileen Murphy confirmed: 'We’re in the process of reviewing David’s relationship with the Weave Project and the Aspen Institute, and what disclosures, if any, should be added to David’s...
    CBS reportedly paid a multi-million dollar settlement in 2019 to someone who accused disgraced CEO Les Moonves of sexual misconduct, claiming their confidentiality was violated when a draft investigation report was leaked to the New York Times, according to a report from Vanity Fair. Moonves left CBS in September 2018, following multiple reports and allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, or assault. A report conducted by two law firms hired by CBS, Debevoise & Plimpton and Covington & Burling, was reportedly going to be used to deny Moonves the severance he claimed he was owed under his contract. “Now we’ve learned there was also another legal matter arising out of the leak of the draft report, which was an indisputable violation of the witnesses’ expectation of privacy,” Vanity Fair reported. In December 2018, the New York Times reported on a draft report on the investigation into Moonves that had been leaked to the Times. The story included the names of three women whose stories were included in the draft report. CBS subsequently reached a settlement with someone who...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) at a September 9, 2020 press conference. Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who has served as the New York’s governor since 2011, is facing criticism from both parties and calls to resign after a second woman stepped forward to share her story of sexual harassment while working for him. Cuomo further angered critics by naming an investigator to look into the allegations—forcing him on Sunday to announce that he would not choose the investigator but leave that appointment to the state attorney general and the chief judge of the state’s highest court. This latest crisis for the three-term governor began on February 24, when Lindsay Boylan, a former top aide at the state’s economic development agency, published an account of the harassment she suffered from Cuomo, including an unwanted kiss and a pattern of harassing behavior. Cuomo has denied her claims. On Saturday, the New York Times published the account of a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead along a street in Philadelphia’s Wissinoming section. Police were called to the 5700 block of Walker Street, around 4 a.m. Thursday. Police tell Eyewitness News, the male victim was found on the street, shot several times. So far, no arrests have been made. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    New York (CNN Business)CBS (VIAC) has suspended two of its top TV executives following a Los Angeles Times investigation that alleged they cultivated a toxic work culture involving racist and misogynistic behavior. Peter Dunn, president of CBS television stations, and David Friend, senior vice president of news for television stations, "have been placed on administrative leave, pending the results of a third-party investigation into issues that include those raised in a recent Los Angeles Times report," CBS said in a statement shared with CNN Business. "CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary," the statement continued. The company declined to elaborate on the specific allegations. On Sunday, The Times published an investigation led by media reporter Meg James into the culture at CBS' TV stations. Dunn has managed CBS' 28 TV stations, which together employ 2,800 workers, since 2009, according to the article. The Times' investigation included allegations that Dunn disparaged female and Black employees. Friend, who works closely with Dunn, allegedly took part in...
    CBS has reportedly suspended the two heads of its television station group, Peter Dunn and David Friend, following a Los Angeles Times investigation into allegations that they fostered a work environment of bullying against women and hindered efforts to hire Black journalists. The suspensions come hours after the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) released a statement demanding that the two men be fired after the LA Times investigation into allegations that they “cultivated a hostile work environment.” In a statement Monday, the network said that Dunn, CBS Television Stations President, and Friend, and Senior Vice President, News for the TV Stations, “have been placed on administrative leave, pending the results of a third-party investigation into issues that include those raised in (the) recent Los Angeles Times report.” “CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace where all voices are heard, claims are investigated, and appropriate action is taken where necessary,” CBS also said. The CBS television station group includes 28 CBS stations nationwide, providing local news to millions in cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas,...
    Two CBS local television executives were placed on administrative leave Monday, hours after the National Association of Black Journalists demanded they be fired over a Los Angeles Times investigation into allegations they "cultivated a hostile work environment." The Los Angeles Times story, published Sunday, includes images of a Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission complaint filed by a former employee who accuses one executive, CBS Television Stations President Peter Dunn, of making "racist, sexist, homophopic and discriminatory comments."  ViacomCBS said in a statement Monday night that Dunn and David Friend, Senior Vice President, News for the TV Stations, "have been placed on administrative leave, pending the results of a third-party investigation into issues that include those raised in (the) recent Los Angeles Times report." "CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary," the company said. Among the allegations reported in the Los Angeles story, two former employees in management positions at CBS' Philadelphia station said Dunn used the word "jive" on multiple occasions to...
    Ryan Adams has reportedly been cleared of 'sexting' an underage female fan, following a recent FBI investigation. 'Ultimately, the FBI found no evidence that would support charging Ryan with a crime, and closed its investigation, without charges, in the fall of 2019,' a source told Page Six on Wednesday. In 2019, the New York Times reported that the 46-year-old musician entered into an explicit correspondence with a then 14-year-old girl, who went by the pseudonym 'Ava.'  Cleared: Ryan Adams has reportedly been cleared of 'sexting' an underage female fan, following a recent FBI investigation; Adams pictured in 2015 'When Adams began corresponding online with a fan, Ava, in 2013, she was a 14-year-old bass player already forging a career,' read one portion of the article. But the pair's initial back-and-forth about the music industry via direct messages on Twitter allegedly evolved into 'graphic texting.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kelly Osbourne shows off her 85-pound weight loss in crop... Kourtney Kardashian plays her late dad's record collection... LeAnn Rimes puts on a stylish display in a silky,...
    A second federal probe was launched into Hunter Biden in Pittsburgh after Rudy Giuliani handed material over to 'Trump loyalist' Scott Brady, sparking concerns among the FBI, it has been revealed.   Five current and former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the matter told the New York Times an investigation into Joe Biden's son was going on in Philadelphia in the lead-up to the election. Sources said Brady, Pittsburgh's top federal prosecutor and a staunch Republican, headed up the investigation at the request of Attorney General Bill Barr after Giuliani reached out with information he had gathered on the Biden family.   This investigation was separate to the one going on in Delaware.  The sources told the Times that people within the Department of Justice and the FBI were concerned about the probe, given both Brady's and Giuliani's ties to Donald Trump.  No charges have ever been brought from the investigation.  News of the probe comes the same week Hunter revealed he is under federal investigation in Delaware for his taxes. A second federal probe was launched into Hunter Biden...
    Mastercard has cut ties with the pornography website Pornhub and Visa is suspending payment processing after a New York Times columnist accused the site in hosting illegal videos of child abuse and sexual assault. 'Today, the use of our cards at Pornhub is being terminated. Our investigation over the past several days has confirmed violations of our standards prohibiting unlawful content on their site,' Mastercard confirmed in a statement to DailyMail.com on Thursday. 'As a result, and in accordance with our policies, we instructed the financial institutions that connect the site to our network to terminate acceptance. In addition, we continue to investigate potential illegal content on other websites to take the appropriate action,' the company added.  Visa, which is conducting its own probe on the matter, said that it is 'suspending Pornhub’s acceptance privileges pending the completion of our ongoing investigation.'  Mastercard confirmed in a statement to DailyMail.com on Thursday that it cut ties with Pornhub, saying its investigation found 'unlawful content' on the site RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Pornhub...
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — A man has died after a shooting in south Sacramento late Sunday night, authorities say. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says, just before 11 p.m., deputies responded to the 6400 block of 66th Avenue to investigate a report of shots fired. Other callers also reported hearing someone yelling for help. Deputies soon found a man who had been shot multiple times and immediately started life-saving measures, but medics later pronounced him dead at the scene. Exactly what led up to the shooting is now under investigation. Witnesses are being interviewed, but no suspect information has been released at this point. More from CBS Sacramento: Biden Taps Sacramento Native, McClatchy HS Grad Xavier Becerra To Head Health And Human Services ‘We Can Do It Together’: Sacramento Pastors Say Church Is Vital Amid Tightening California Restrictions Customers Enjoy Last Night Of Outdoor Dining In San Joaquin Valley As Stay-At-Home Order Goes Into Effect Anyone with further information relevant to the investigation is urged to call detectives at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley...
    DONALD Trump is reportedly discussing pre-emptively pardoning Rudy Giuliani after the president's lawyer was probed over business dealings in Ukraine. The pair had the discussion as recently as last week, two people that were told of the discussion told the New York Times. 1Giuliani may be pre-emptively pardonedCredit: Reuters The attorney was under investigation last summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his reported business dealings in Ukraine. He was also quizzed on his role in ousting the American ambassador in Ukraine, details of which were heard during the impeachment of Trump. Giuliani's spokeswoman, Christianne Allen, told the Times: "Mayor Giuliani cannot comment on any discussions that he has with his client." Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello, added: "He’s not concerned about this investigation, because he didn’t do anything wrong and that’s been our position from Day 1." Giuliani would be the latest in a growing list of people who plan to seek pardons from the president in exchange for him looking after them during his last few weeks in the Oval Office. Trump's pardon of his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday has...
    (CNN)Three Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to a statement from city Police Chief Murphy Paul, after LSU football player Koy Moore posted a complaint on social media Sunday afternoon, saying he was "violated numerous times" during an incident Saturday night.Moore's post said he was approached by police officers who pulled guns on him. He accused the officers of assuming he had a gun and drugs and said the officers screamed, "Where's your gun?"Moore said he was "violated numerous times, even going as far as trying to unzip my pants in search of a weapon," which he said he repeatedly told them he didn't have.Moore also wrote that officers took his phone away when he tried to document the incident.LSU fraternity member charged with felony hazing after student with alcohol poisoning put on life support"I could've lost my life and I know for a fact nothing would've happened to the guys who did it," the LSU football player wrote in his post. Read MoreAccording to the statement from the Baton Rouge Police Department, the...
    Los Angeles prosecutors have filed charges against prominent animal rescuer Marc Ching, alleging that the Hollywood-backed activist practiced veterinary medicine without a license and engaged in deceptive advertising at his for-profit pet food store. The criminal case comes after a Times investigation earlier this year uncovered years of complaints by veterinarians that Ching persuaded pet owners to abandon prescribed treatment regimens and instead give their ailing dogs and cats products he sells at his business, the Petstaurant. The Times also exposed troubling financial practices by Ching’s animal rescue charity, the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, and raised questions about his rescue efforts overseas. The newspaper found evidence contradicting claims about the authenticity of some of the gruesome videos he shot of animals being tortured and killed in horrifying ways, including by blowtorch, at slaughterhouses in Asia. California He was a Hollywood darling for fighting dog meat trade. Butchers say he staged killings; he denies it California He was a Hollywood darling for fighting dog meat trade. Butchers say he staged killings;...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An investigation is underway after a man was shot multiple times Saturday night, according to officials. This happened along the 8200 block of Lowber Avenue around 9:30 p.m. (credit: CBS3) Police say the victim suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest. He was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. So far, no arrests have been made.
    David Edwards September 29, 2020 3:54PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday said that she supported a "criminal investigation" into The New York Times for publishing details of President Donald Trump's tax information. During an interview on Fox News, host Sandra Smith asked McEnany about Rep. Kevin Brady's (R-TX) call for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the paper's reporting. : "The president hasn't pressed for that [investigation], but look, that is a fair investigation to have," McEnany replied. "We've seen the politicization of taxes before. We've seen the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, and its an unacceptable proposition for that to happen." "Also unacceptable for these documents of the president to leak illegally to The New York Times, who then publishes the information," she added. "So, it's an important investigation." You can watch the video below via YouTube: :   David Edwards MORE FROM David Edwards
    Eric Trump defended his father Tuesday from a bombshell investigation that charges he engaged in massive tax avoidance – and is demanding a leak investigation over a New York Times expose focused on the IRS. Trump, who helps run the Trump Organization, said there are 'a ton' of inaccuracies in the story, although he did not identify any. 'My father pays a fortune in taxes.' He called New York Times journalists who produced the story 'disgusting' and demanded an investigation of the IRS. Eric Trump on Tuesday called for an investigation of the leak of his father's tax return information and accused the IRS of doing it 'They've been writing that article for three months, and they wanted to drop it the morning before the debate. These are disgusting people,' he said during a morning appearance on Fox & Friends. 'Why is no one talking about the IRS? The IRS - somebody at the IRS leaked the documents. I really believe that this is the IRS scandal of this generation,' he said. 'Now they're targeting my father because he's doing...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A viral video that was posted on Twitter shows a car driving through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square on Thursday night. The footage shows the protesters marching in the rain at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Broadway and West 46th Street when a Ford Taurus drove through the crowd. The protest was calling for justice for Daniel Prude, a Black man who died by asphyxiation in March after police in Rochester put a hood over his head as he knelt on the ground, handcuffed and naked. Car drives through protesters, Times Square, New York City, Thursday, September 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/yMadwNYJSI — DataInput (@datainput) September 4, 2020 A report from PIX11 stated that the protest had been peaceful up until this point. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Good Day New York that there was a group of counter-protesters in the area, however it is not immediately clear if the driver came from the...
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