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Las Vegas Strip shooting victim dies

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At least one person was killed in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip that sparked a standoff with police. Mauricio Marin of CBS affiliate KLAS joined CBSN with the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All …

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Family money: An emerging funding source for startups

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Startups are increasingly looking to an alternate source of equity funding and growth capital to close a significant round of private investment: the family office. There are currently more than 3,000 family offices globally managing money for the world’s wealthiest families. Together, these offices manage a total asset base of approximately $4 trillion, and they’re starting to put more of this money to work directly into private investments. According to PitchBook, the number of direct investments by family offices in startups has almost doubled in the last five years compared to the previous period. While many of these family offices are becoming an important source of capital for private companies, they can be incredibly secretive to protect the confidentially of the …

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Virginia Police Arrest Sword Wielding Man Dressed As The Joker

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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FILE–In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. A bill making its way through the Colorado legislature may allow recreational pot growers to instantly re-classify their product as medicinal grow if there is a change in federal law or enforcement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot …

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Capitol Watch: April 1 deadline looms over NY budget vote

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(AP) — In this week’s New York state government news, it’s crunch time for lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the April 1 budget deadline approaches. Key decisions are likely on taxes, increased college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion. Meanwhile, ethics and election reforms may not make it in the final budget, which lawmakers and Cuomo, a Democrat, are now negotiating… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

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FILE – This Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, shows Trump Tower in New York. Yelena Yelagina, who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by New York City after they say she wrongly rented it on Airbnb. A New York state law levies fines against people who rent out their entire living space for less than 30 days. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A woman who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented it out on Airbnb. According to an affidavit and summons, Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue. The New York Times reported it was available since around …

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Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

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(AP) — Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates. Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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NY launches legal aid program for immigrants

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(AP) — New York state is launching a new program to ensure immigrants have access to legal help. The initiative, called the Liberty Defense Project, is a public-private partnership between the state, legal advocacy groups, private law firms and financial supporters, such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation. The project will provide immigrants access to pro… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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South Sudan faces famine, potential genocide in civil war

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The country of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, but two years later, this new nation of 11 million people became embroiled in civil war. The conflict has led to a man-made famine, accusations of mass rape and ethnic cleansing, and a massive refugee crisis. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn went to South Sudan to report on the growing humanitarian crisis.

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Friends, family say goodbye at EMT Yadira Arroyo's funeral

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MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) — Thousands of mourners packed a Bronx church Saturday and filled the streets outside for the funeral of an emergency worker who was struck by her own ambulance and killed after the vehicle was stolen. Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the New York Fire Department and a mother of five sons, was responding with another emergency medical technician to a routine call Thursday when they were flagged down by a pedestrian about a theft, authorities say. Arroyo got out of the vehicle and a man darted into the driver’s seat and ran over her, officials say. WATCH LIVE: The funeral for Yadira Arroyo begins at 11 a.m. EMTs from around the city Saturday joined thousands of …

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

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This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the coming months no matter what happens in Congress _ whether the Republican plan to replace “Obamacare” is resurrected in some form after it was pulled on Friday, March 24, 2017, or if it never comes back. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law known as …

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Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

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FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul …

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Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner arrives for a meeting between President Donald Trump and automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House’s Mideast peace efforts. But some say these ties, which include a previously undisclosed real estate deal in New Jersey with a major Israeli insurer, may give Kushner… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® …

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California moves to tighten emissions standards

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California lawmakers just upped the number of zero-emission cars automakers have to sell. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68044/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Liberal Think Pieces That Will Make You Question the Fabric of Space and Time

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANNABEL CLARK / REDUX “Is Coconut Oil Making Us Very, Very Weak?” “I Moved Into a House So Tiny That I Am No Longer Visible to the Human Eye” “Should We Stop Resisting Trump and Just Vaporize Into a Cloud of Enlightenment Dust?” “Why the Next Democratic Front-Runner Is Going to Be This Shelter Cat” “Are Those Rainbow Bumper Stickers Making Your Prius Less Efficient?” “Why I Stopped Using Intimidating Pointy Letters in My Alphabet in Favor of These Gentle Curvy Ones” “We Sat Down with the Creator of the Pussyhat: There Was Yarn Everywhere and Her Bathroom Was a Little Dirty” “Is This the End of the G.O.P.? We Consulted These Tea Leaves to Find Out” “This …

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Subscription best practices: It’s all in the timing (VB Live)

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Want to tap into recurring subscription revenue? Setting an effective pricing strategy and making payments seamless are your most important goals. To find out how industry leaders in subscription pricing marry strategy and tech seamlessly, join our interactive VB Live event featuring Ancestry.com’s senior manager of electronic payments and fraud prevention, along with VB’s Stewart Rogers and Worldpay’s Kevin Hennessy. Register here for free. “The subscription model is really on fire,” says Derek Blatter, senior manager of electronic payments and fraud prevention at Ancestry.com. “There’s a lot of interest on the merchant side to offer a seamless experience where the product is the focus, as opposed to the payment.” Ancestry is the largest online subscription for genealogical research and family history, with …

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Island Park Man Sentenced for DWI Crash That Killed 2

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An Island Park man was sentenced Friday to  8-1/3 to 25 years in prison for driving while high on drugs and causing a high-speed crash that killed two people Lynbrook two years ago. John Aniano, 27, had been convicted of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving while under the influence of drugs in December at Nassau County court. “Aniano displayed an utter contempt for the lives of the people in his path,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said Aniano was driving his Mercedes Benz more than 100 mph westbound on Sunrise Highway in a 30 mph zone when he rear-ended a Toyota Avalon stopped at a red light at the corner of Forest Avenue at 8:13 p.m. Jan. 12, …

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Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

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reader comments 0 Share this story Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by necessity of the medium, an extremely limited set of possible actions. These games provide a list of (predominantly violent) verbs that’s minuscule in comparison to the options you would face in identical real-life situations. Yet, we can’t get enough of them. In spite of their many obvious failings or limitations, we’ve been losing ourselves within open worlds for some 30-odd years. Today, nearly every big release is set in an open world. We delight in their unspoken possibility and shrug at their quirks. Those quirks, by the way, are not merely a consequence of current technology. The …

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Trump's failure on health bill may hurt prospects for tax overhaul

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. But they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health care. Just as important, the loss on health care will deprive Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts. The GOP health plan would have repealed nearly $1 trillion in taxes enacted under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill coupled the tax cuts with spending cuts for Medicaid, so it wouldn’t add …

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Chowing down! Man sets up table, eats pancakes in middle of busy road

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LAKELAND, Florida — A Florida man was arrested after sitting in the middle of a busy road and chowing down on pancakes, police said. Kiaron Thomas, 21, told police that he set up a small TV table in the road as a prank. Investigators were first alerted on Monday morning after an unknown person called the Lakeland Police Department. To go along with the pancakes, he had what appeared to be a bottle of syrup, bacon and scrambled eggs. Talk about a hearty breakfast. Hopefully Thomas enjoyed the meal along with his citation for placing an obstruction in the roadway and disrupting the free flow of traffic. (Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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NYC Man Convicted of West Babylon Murder

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A Manhattan man was convicted Thursday of killing a 32-year-old Brooklyn man in West Babylon nearly a decade ago. A Suffolk County jury found Daniel Greenspan guilty of second-degree murder. Police have said the 30-year-old shot Michael Sinclair to death on Kellum Street on Jan. 31, 2009. Officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired, police have said. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died. Greenspan was arrested in December 2015. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on April 27 by Judge William Condon.

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Copiague Man Sentenced for $30M Mortgage Scam

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A Copiague man was sentenced Friday to 12 ½ years in federal prison for conning banks out of more than $30 million in a mortgage scam over a six-year span. Aaron Wider had been convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud last year following a month-long trial at Central Islip federal court. “Wider’s scheme won him millions of dollars in profits and delivered a crushing blow to the financial institutions who became unwitting players in this game,” said William Sweeney, Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s New York field office. “But as we know, banks aren’t the only victims in these types of fraud-for-profits scams. A compromised banking system, which threatens both the stability of our economy and the safety …

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YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face

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Late last year, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he’d never seen before pop up on YouTube’s backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn’t understand what it was,” Uziel says. “Then I moved my cursor over it. I saw it meant my video was not advertiser-friendly.” By then, Uziel had made and posted close to a dozen videos to a YouTube channel called Real Women Real Stories—women speaking frankly into a camera about their experiences of sexual abuse. The view counts on some of the videos had climbed into the thousands, qualifying them for pre-roll ads placed through YouTube’s advertising program. They were bringing Uziel and …

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

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Enlarge this image President Trump speaks in the Oval Office, joined by Vice President Pence, after Republican leadership pulled their health care bill from a vote in the House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The negotiator-in-chief couldn’t seal the deal. President Trump, the former businessman who has never been shy about touting his negotiating skills, has for several weeks been involved in a high-profile negotiation and persuasion effort with members of his own party in an effort to pass the American Health Care Act. That effort failed. But this is how Trump sold himself. “All those politicians in Washington, and not one good negotiator,” he bemoaned in August 2011. It was the day after then-President …

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AP Analysis: A Humiliating Defeat for Trump

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In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of …

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The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism

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After seven years of fulminating against the Affordable Care Act, the House Republicans failed to come up with a workable and politically viable proposal.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DREW ANGERER / GETTY Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health care his first legislative priority. In the coming days and weeks, there will be more of this blame shifting, and, in truth, there is plenty of blame to go around. Ryan failed to unify the House …

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Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

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(AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored “red flags” that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case. U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest in Manhattan found Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. liable in a 2015 lawsuit filed by… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

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(AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments. Eric C. Conn pleaded guilty in federal court in Lexington to stealing from the Social Security Administration and bribing a federal judge…. Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: AP) (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said Obama’s law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two… Content …

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Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetuses

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(AP) — The Montana Senate on Friday advanced a proposal seeking to extend protections to so-called “pain-capable” fetuses. If approved, Montana would join more than a dozen states adopting laws protecting pain-capable fetuses. The measure is one of a pair of anti-abortion bills that continued moving through the Montana Legislature. Earlier in the week, a House committee further advanced… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

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The Google-funded startup Calico, as with many of the tech-originating firms foraying into the life sciences, has a lofty goal: to tackle the spectrum of “aging-related” diseases, which encompasses everything from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to cancer. While the outfit is notoriously cagey about its work, it’s certainly not shy about striking up partnerships. The latest one came on Thursday afternoon, when the biotech C4 Therapeutics announced a five-year research collaboration with Calico to develop drugs for “diseases of aging,” including cancer. There’s not a whole lot in the way of details. The firms will “leverage C4T’s expertise and capabilities in targeted protein degradation to jointly discover and advance small molecule protein degraders as therapeutic agents to remove certain disease-causing proteins,” …

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (March 24, 2017 5:31 PM) In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said the current law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans,… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time …

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Ryan Bemoans Collapse of Health Care Bill

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Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama’s health care law will be around for the foreseeable future. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and …

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Obamacare remains 'for the foreseeable future' after House Republicans withdraw health care bill

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WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said the current law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama’s health care law, the GOP’s No. 1 target in the new Trump administration, will remain in place “for the foreseeable future.” It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans delay no …

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Uber tells U.S. court customers must arbitrate disputes

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(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service. The case could have wider implications for internet businesses, which often require customers to agree to bring disputes through private arbitration as part of long lists of terms and conditions when they register for services. Theodore Boutrous, arguing for Uber, urged the three-judge 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to send a class action lawsuit by Connecticut Uber passenger Spencer Meyer over the company’s pricing practices to arbitration, which U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff refused to do last year. When users register for Uber on …

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Face to Face with the Ghost of ISIS

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Abu Islam, whose real name is Mazan Nazhan Ahmed al-Obeidi, photographed by the author.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBIN WRIGHT On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. He was escorted into a small office with faux-wood paneling and no windows at the Special Forces Security Compound in Kurdistan. His hands were manacled in front of him; he was blindfolded by a dark hood pulled over his loose black Shirley Temple curls. Long sought by the Iraqi government, Abu Islam was notorious for running clandestine cells of suicide bombers—some of whom were as young as twelve—and carrying out covert …

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The Artist Sam McKinniss on Capturing Lorde in the Twilight

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At a time when pop music and mass culture are analyzed with feverish determination, Sam McKinniss’s work offers an alternative.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DAN ALLEGRETTO Last year, the twenty-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde contacted the Brooklyn-based painter Sam McKinniss through mutual friends. She came to visit his studio in Bushwick, and then went to see his exhibition “Egyptian Violet,” which featured, among other works, a life-size oil painting, rendered with Symbolist intensity and high-classical technique, of Prince on a motorcycle. Soon after, she asked McKinniss if he would paint a portrait of her for the cover of her forthcoming album, “Melodrama.” The two artists are well suited; Lorde’s sonic palette is moody and electric, and she absorbs influences across genres and media; …

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LIRR Third Track supporters, detractors highlight differences

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As the LIRR Expansion project gains new support in western Nassau County, its detractors say the project would hurt Floral Park, Garden City and New Hyde Park. Proposed in January 2016 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the project would create a third track along 9.8 miles of the Long Island Railroad’s main line between Floral Park and Hicksville. It would also eliminate seven at-grade crossings, increasing safety. The project is expected to create jobs, and improve service reliability, its supporters say. On Friday, supporters met in Westbury with the village’s Mayor Peter Cavallaro and officials from other villages and towns. Also on Friday, opponents met in New Hyde Park, to discuss their objections to the project. “For the first time in the …

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GOP, Trump Pull Obamacare Repeal Bill Amid Party Revolt

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At a rally in Kentucky last week styled after President Donald Trump’s boisterous campaign events, the president’s supporters donned his now ubiquitous “Make America Great Again” ball cap and waved signs that proclaimed: “Promises made, promises kept.” In Trump’s first true test of his mettle as a prodigious dealmaker, the president failed to deliver on his pledge to quickly and decisively repeal Obamacare. The president reportedly asked House Republicans to pull the bill just before it was supposed to go up for a vote. The move to scrap the bill minutes before lawmakers were to vote marked a stunning defeat for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), both brought together by their apparent disdain for Obamacare and long-held promise …

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

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Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on track to occur in about an hour. The measure has been a top GOP priority and was the party’s first major legislative effort since it took control of both the White House and Congress in January. The legislation would repeal much of former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, including its requirement that people buy policies. This story will be updated.  Share this:

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House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill

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WASHINGTON — UPDATE AT 3:37 P.M: Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues. This is a breaking news update. Check back for more details.——-Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over …

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Inspector general to review pullback of HealthCare.gov ads

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FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a letter made public Friday. The unexpected ad pullback soon after President Donald Trump took office was termed “sabotage” by Democrats and former Obama officials. The …

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Murder trial: Officer testifies about autistic boy's death

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(AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer testified Friday at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2oe880h ) that Derrick Stafford cried when a prosecutor showed him photographs of the slain child, Jeremy Mardis. Stafford said… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

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(AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services. Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. said Thursday that sovereign immunity granted to the Republican… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Island Park Man Sentenced to Jail Time for High-Speed Crash That Killed Couple

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John Aniano, 27, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated vehicular homicide MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Island Park man was sentenced today to the maximum sentence of 8-1/3 to 25 years in prison for a January 2015 high speed crash that killed two people parked at a traffic light on Sunrise Highway. The NCDA recommended the maximum sentence. John Aniano, 27, was convicted by a jury on December 21, 2016 of: Two counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (a B felony) Two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 1st Degree (a C felony) Two counts of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree (a C felony) Two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd …

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Clippy looms over Manhattan in this building design proposal

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Why are black children going missing in D.C.?

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Washington, D.C., residents are calling for law enforcement to step up efforts in finding the city’s missing children, who are mostly minorities. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68024/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, Denis Voronenkov visits a movie theater in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian police said Voronenkov was shot dead Thursday by an unidentified gunman at the entrance of an upscale hotel in the Ukrainian capital. Voronenkov, 45, a former member of the communist faction in the lower house of Russian parliament, had moved to Ukraine last fall and had been granted Ukrainian citizenship. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Synytsia) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A Ukrainian official said Friday that the killer of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent, a claim quickly rejected by the Kremlin. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified …

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Bill would put cops, firefighters in control of pension plan

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(AP) — Legislation passed by lawmakers this week would let New Jersey police and firefighters control their $26 billion pension fund instead of the state. The legislation passed in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Thursday and now goes to Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s desk to consider. An independent panel overseeing investments and benefits would manage the pension fund. The… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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WATCH: Dramatic courtroom outburst during high-profile Paterson double murder hearing

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PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) — There was a dramatic outburst inside a New Jersey courtroom during a hearing for two men charged in a double murder that happened inside a celebrity’s car. The outburst happened after Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas were denied bail and the bailiff was walking one of the suspects out of the courtroom. One person is heard saying something in the background, and then a shouting match ensued. Two groups of people on opposite sides of the public seating area of the courtroom started screaming at each other. At one point, something is thrown across the courtroom. ** Click on the video player above to watch the raw video of the outburst ** One woman, who …

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No. 201: Saving Shea, eschewing beef and offshore wind makes waves

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TG it’s Friday: Happy March 24 everybody, on which Elvis became Pvt. 53310761, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and the Exxon Valdez ran aground. “Dark Side” remained on the Billboard 200 album chart for 927 weeks. That’s almost eight years. Second longest Billboard 200 album: Johnny Mathis’ greatest hits, at 490 weeks. Number of times Pink Floyd and Johnny Mathis have been mentioned in the same newsletter: This would be it. But first this: America’s changing diet has led to a 10 percent per-capita decrease in food-related carbon gases, or the equivalent of the annual tailpipe pollution of 57 million automobiles. (There are currently 253 million cars on U.S. roads.) Most prominent among the dietary changes was a 19 …

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Debrief: Circular thoughts with James Hayward

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When last we Debriefed Applied DNA Sciences CEO James Hayward, the Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft and product-authentication company was forming a promising partnership with a national law-enforcement/security training organization and inching a toe into the Scandinavian auto theft prevention-and-recovery market. This week, as the biotech partners with textile manufacturer Loftex Home to launch the hot new CertainT platform, Hayward reports big gains in those maturing verticals and progress by Applied DNA’s all-star advisory board – two big parts of a master plan to reverse a string of subpar quarterly financials. The doctor’s orders: Major-league roster: We have brought on Bob Catell from KeySpan and National Grid, and Mehmood Khan from PepsiCo., and most recently Ray Kelly. Their experience really goes beyond …

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Strip Mall Manager Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More than $327,000 from Employer

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City property manager was arraigned today on an indictment charge for allegedly stealing more than $327,000 from the owners of commercial shopping mall in Hewlett. Leon Austern, 69, was arraigned before Supreme Court Justice William Donnino and is charged with Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree (a C felony). The defendant was conditionally released to probation and is due back in court April 28. If convicted of the top count the defendant faces an indeterminate sentence of five to 15 years in prison. “This defendant was trusted to handle his employer’s accounts but instead he allegedly executed a calculated scheme to steal money and use it …

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LI mortgage banker sentenced in $30M fraud scheme

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A Long Island mortgage banker was sentenced Friday in federal court in Central Islip to 150 months in prison in a bank fraud scheme, authorities said. Aaron Wider, of Copiague, is the former owner and CEO of Garden City-based HTFC Corporation, a mortgage bank. He was convicted on Jan. 25 of conspiracy to commit bank fraud for defrauding financial institutions out of more than $30 million in mortgage proceeds, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. As part of the sentence, the court ordered Wider to pay more than $22 million in forfeiture and restitution and, at the conclusion of his term of incarceration, serve five years’ supervised release. The sentence was announced by Bridget Rohde, acting United States Attorney …

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Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

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Enlarge this image Blatant discrimination against older workers is illegal, but new research shows that it can be harder to get hired when you’re older. Aleutie/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Aleutie/Getty Images/iStockphoto Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you’re older. The study was conducted by David Neumark and two other economists. He’s a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. They sent out 40,000 resumes for thousands of real jobs. The resumes for any given job were identical except for age. “The call-back rate — the rate by which employers contact …

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House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

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WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. With Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney and other White House officials heading toward the Capitol to lobby wavering lawmakers, Friday’s showdown was occurring after the president warned that he was through negotiating with holdouts. In a message delivered to rank-and-file Republicans at the Capitol late Thursday, top Trump aides said if the measure failed he would move on to the rest of his agenda. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said at …

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The Best Drones

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Our pick DJI Mavic Pro Our top pick combines easy flying, class-leading portability, good battery life, great image quality, three-axis stabilization, and great fail-safe features in a $1,000 package. The best camera is always the one you have with you, and drones are no exception: The DJI Mavic Pro’s extraordinary portability means you’ll bring it to more places, so you’ll get better shots. Because it measures just 3.3 by 3.3 by 7.8 inches and weighs 1.6 pounds when fully folded, you can take it almost anywhere—simply unfold everything, and you’re good to go. We got approximately 19 minutes of flight time in our tests, and its 4-mile operating range extends farther than the eye can see. It comes with a …

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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

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Enlarge Getty Images | KrulUA reader comments 11 Share this story The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. Within a week, the House of Representatives could follow suit, and the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year would be eliminated by Congress. So what has changed for Internet users? In one sense, nothing changed this week, because the requirement to obtain customer consent before sharing or selling data is not scheduled to take effect until at least December 4, 2017. ISPs didn’t have to follow the rules yesterday or the day before, and they won’t ever have to follow them if …

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Family business

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Back in 1997, the New York Jets came within inches of grabbing a quarterback who could have rewritten their history – financial and football – on his way to the hall of fame. The Jets had the first pick and Peyton Manning was graduating from the University of Tennessee. Jets Coach and General Manager Bill Parcells spoke with Archie Manning, the former New Orleans Saints quarterback and Manning’s father. “Coach Parcells at the time spoke with my dad,” Peyton Manning told an audience of 1,200 at the recent Long Island Association Spring Luncheon. “Having a chance to play for Bill Parcells is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” LIA CEO Kevin Law interviewed the brothers, asking why Peyton, who graduated …

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Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

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Enlarge this image The health insurance company Anthem has said the GOP bill would benefit both insurers and individuals. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images The House Republicans’ embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is not on that list, even though it stands to lose millions of customers. One reason is that insurers’ profits are expected to fatten under the bill. The GOP’s replacement plan would likely attract more consumers who are younger and healthier to the individual market than the Affordable Care Act did, according to the corporate credit rating firm Standard & …

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Democrats Fights to Stop GOP Health Care Plan

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Democratic leadership points to what they consider serious flaws in the current Republican Plan being considered on the floor of the House of Representatives. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs the …

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American Health Care Act still in jeopardy after delay

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Published on Mar 24, 2017 The House vote on the American Health Care Act was pushed back one day, but at least 35 Republican lawmakers still oppose the bill. CBS News’ Chip Reid explains why so many Republicans are not supporting their party’s Obamacare replacement plan. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Mauritania leader calls for referendum to change constitution

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Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the president of Mauritania, is calling for a referendum over proposed constitutional amendments.If voted in, the controversial changes will abolish the Senate and change the country’s flag. But for the first time, politicians loyal to the president are defying his wishes. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall has reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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LIer found guilty in defrauding S. Korean school of $5.5M

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A Long Island man was found guilty this week in defrauding a South Korean Christian missionary school of $5.5 million, spending that money on luxury cars, a 110-day gambling trip and more, authorities said. William Cosme, also known as Willliam Cosmo, of Jericho, was convicted after a one-week trial on two counts of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York. “As a unanimous jury swiftly concluded after trial, William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, in a statement. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly …

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Groundbreaking for Riverhead rental project

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A groundbreaking for a new $18 million apartment complex in downtown Riverhead is scheduled for next week. The project, called Peconic Crossing, will be developed by Rochester-based Conifer Realty and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and bring 45 income-restricted apartments in a four-story building at 11 West Main St. The development, which will have one- and two-bedroom apartments will replace the former Long Island Science Center, which has been razed. The new rental housing is designed for working families earning less than 90 percent of Suffolk County’s area median income, which is $76,160 for a family of two. There will also be preferences for artists, as well as persons who had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, according to …

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How a Republican Congressman Accidentally Disclosed a Secret Intelligence Debate

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Representative Peter King, of New York, revealed that the classified version of an intelligence report concluded “that historically Russians have supported Republicans.”CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER On Monday, when the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing about Russian involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, Republican members were almost completely focussed on leaks. In his opening statement, Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, made clear how important the issue was to the G.O.P. “Who has leaked classified information?” he asked. “We aim to determine who has leaked or facilitated leaks of classified information so that these individuals can be brought to justice.” Republicans were especially agitated about whether any former Obama Administration officials …

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The DeanBeat: Should you finish playing the vast world of Zelda or Mass Effect: Andromeda?

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When big games come out at the same time, I let out a groan. I usually wind up choosing one over the other. But in the case of the most recent pair of huge virtual worlds, I decided to play them both at once. And so I am bouncing between Mass Effect: Andromeda, which Electronic Arts published this week, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, at the same time. The experience has made me see some common threads in trying to entertain someone inside a vast virtual space. Please check out our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming on May 1-2.  But I’m getting to the point where I realize that both games are really long and it …

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A Last Chance for Turkish Democracy

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On April 16th, Turkey will vote on a referendum that, if passed, would dramatically increase the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY KAYHAN OZER / ANADOLU AGENCY / GETTY The first time I met Selahattin Demirtaş, the leader of Turkey’s largest Kurdish political party, known as the H.D.P., he arrived at a restaurant in Istanbul with a single assistant accompanying him. Demirtaş is warm and funny. Among other things, he is an accomplished player of the saz, a string instrument that resembles the oud. At the time—it was 2011—Demirtaş was trying to lead his party and people away from a history of confrontation with the country’s central government. It wasn’t easy. Like other Kurdish leaders in Turkey, Demirtaş had spent time …

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Trump’s Russia Problem Is Far from Marginal

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The A.P. reported that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, worked for a number of years with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has close ties to Vladimir Putin.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SAM HODGSON / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX It’s getting difficult to keep up with the Russia/Trump story, but here’s some of what you need to know. On Wednesday night, CNN reported that the F.B.I. has information suggesting that “associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” The information includes “human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings,” according to CNN, which, citing an unnamed source, also reported that “this is …

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T-Mobile kicks off industry robocall war with network-level blocking and ID tools

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T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce its plans to thwart pesky robocallers. The move represents part of an industry-wide “Robocall Strike Force” set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls faced by U.S. consumers each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon. Above: T-Mobile: Scam Caller T-Mobile’s announcement comes 24 hours after the FCC voted to approve a new rule that would allow telecom companies to block robocallers who use fake caller ID numbers to conceal their true location and identities. The new suite of tools gives an interesting insight into the kinds of things that mobile users in the U.S. will soon be able …

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Jericho Man Convicted of Scamming $5M from School

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A Jericho man was convicted Thursday of conning a Christian missionary school in South Korea of $5.5 million that he spent on luxury cars and a Las Vegas gambling spree in 2011. A Manhattan federal jury found William Cosme guilty of identity theft and wire fraud following a week-long trial. “William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” said Joon Kim, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly on himself, including on a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, and a Cadillac Escalade, not to mention a 110-day gambling spree.” Prosecutors …

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Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

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While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation. On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot …

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

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Enlarge this image House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it will likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill, and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care. As part of the push by House …

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Hackers demand ransom from Apple for allegedly stolen iCloud data

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A group of hackers claims to have breached Apple’s iCloud platform and gained access to hundreds of millions of user accounts. If Apple doesn’t pay a ransom, the hackers say they will remotely wipe the accounts. The hackers, who call themselves the “Turkish Crime Family,” are asking for $75,000 worth of bitcoin or Ethereum, or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards, Motherboard reported on Wednesday. To encourage Apple to pay, the hackers are seeking publicity by sending screenshots of alleged emails between them and Apple’s security team to media outlets. The hackers are threatening to reset some of the stolen iCloud accounts and remotely wipe victims’ devices if Apple doesn’t pay by April 7, according to Motherboard, which reported that the hackers didn’t …

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Pakistan: Swat valley residents wait decades for justice

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A shortage of qualified judges in Pakistan’s Swat Valley is leaving some people waiting decades for justice. The government has passed new laws to speed up the process, but some still face lengthy delays.Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Swat. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Cops: Patchogue man arrested for criminal mischief after he threw brick through window of downtown laundromat

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A Patchogue man was arrested on a criminal mischief charge after he threw a brick through the plate glass window of a laundromat on West Main Street yesterday afternoon. An employee of Riverside Laundromat called police at 3:40 p.m. to report that an unknown male had thrown a brick through the window there, according to a police press release. Police located Julio Aguilar, 50, in the area and placed him under arrest, police said. He was taken to police headquarters for processing and held for arraignment, according to the report. Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Not a scam: IRS to begin calling to demand payment

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CHICAGO — For years the IRS has been telling people that, unlike fraudsters, they would never call you to demand payment. Now, that is now changing.The IRS will start using collection agencies to call people who owe back taxes. Some say that’s a problem. “We have been stating for a long time saying the IRS does not call you to demand payment in any way shape or form, that’s not what they do, that’s not their M.O. Unfortunately, the IRS now is seeking third party collection agencies which is calling on behalf,” said Steve Bernas, Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau is concerned because this comes after a strong message from consumer advocates and the IRS that the IRS …

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Dangerous Trend: Similarities in different attacks in EU becomes ever more glaring

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More arrests have been made in the UK following the attack in the British capital a total of 9 people are now in custody. RT’s Miguel Francis-Santiago has more. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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Moto G5 Plus review: a new value champion

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Republicans delay vote to repeal Obamacare

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A US House of Representatives vote on whether to scale back parts of former US President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law has been delayed.Division among Republicans means there are not enough votes to secure the new bill.Trump’s administration says there is no more room for negotiation.Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Police officer accused of tracking ex with GPS

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(AP) — A New Jersey police officer is accused of using a GPS device to track the movements of a former girlfriend for approximately three months. Authorities arrested 42-year-old Fairview Patrolman Vache Assadourian of Ringwood on charges of invasion of privacy and stalking on Thursday. Bergen County prosecutors say the patrolman’s former girlfriend discovered a GPS device on her vehicle… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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German Parliament passes toll for passenger cars

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FILE – In this March 7, 2017 file photo cars and trucks drive along the highway A5 near Frankfurt, background, in Friedrichsdorf, Germany. German parliament Bundestag on Friday, March 24, 2017 gave green light to introduce a toll system for passenger cars on German motorways. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Germany’s Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars. The disputed law, which was passed Friday, had long been questioned by other European countries and European Union bodies who said it was discriminatory toward non-German car drivers as German owners of cars registered in Germany would have the toll deducted from their annual tax bill. Responding… Content Preview This content is exclusive for …

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Indian police arrest 8 accused of smuggling human bones

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(AP) — Police in eastern India have arrested eight men involved in smuggling human bones and recovered 18 skeletons from them, police said Friday. The men were arrested last week after police received a tip about a smuggling ring involved in removing bones from decomposing bodies taken from graveyards in Burdwan district of West Bengal state. Police also found chemicals the smugglers… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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‘Reform Iraq!’: Protesters gather against political corruption in Baghdad

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Followers of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad in protest against political corruption. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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London Police: Two Significant Arrests Overnight

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London’s top anti-terror officer says two more “significant arrests” have been made in connection with the Westminster attack. Nine people are currently in custody. One is out on bail. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news …

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Samsung delays plans to form a holding company structure, citing ‘negative effects’

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it will not adopt a holding company structure for now, rejecting demands from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and putting off a long-anticipated restructuring. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group flagship. But Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun told the annual shareholder meeting this was unlikely at present, deflating some investors’ hopes that an ongoing review of the company’s organization will lead to Samsung setting up a holding company. “Samsung had been saying the review would proceed without issues, so the market had accepted that, but now they are …

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Roadside bombs kill 10 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

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At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed as fighting in the Sinai Peninsula intensified, an army spokesman said.The troops’ vehicles were hit by explosions during a raid on an armed group affiliated with ISIL.Egyptian security forces say they killed 15 people and arrested seven more during the operation.Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

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Enlarge this image Matt Kenyon/Ikon Images/Getty Images In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act. The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say. The earlier bill, which passed the House in 2003 but didn’t advance, was widely panned by groups representing consumers, providers, the health insurance industry and state officials. …

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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

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WASHINGTON — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. “We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it’s collapsing and it’s failing families. And tomorrow we’re proceeding,” Ryan tersely told reporters after scheduling what loomed as the most momentous vote to …

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1-year-old hit by truck, killed in East Elmhurst; man charged

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EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) — A man has been arrested after a 1-year-old girl was fatally struck by a pickup truck in Queens, on Thursday night. Around 9 p.m., police responded to the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 94th Street in East Elmhurst. They found of a 1-year-old child, identified as Skylar Perkins, of Queens, struck by a vehicle with severe trauma to her head and body. The child and her mother were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where the child was pronounced dead. Police said the two had been crossing 23rd Avenue in the crosswalk, when the baby was hit by a white Dodge Ram truck as it turned right onto 23rd Avenue from 94th Street. The truck driver, …

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Is Trump's dealmaking reputation at stake after House delays Health care vote?

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Lawmakers on Thursday delayed the vote on the health care bill despite President Trump’s efforts to round up votes. The White House expressed confidence the bill will pass on Friday. CBS Radio News reporter Bill Rehkopf joins CBSN with the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full …