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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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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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John Legend's bag stolen at JFK Airport; Suspect charged with grand larceny

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JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) — A Queens man is facing grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing a bag belonging to John Legend at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday. The Grammy- and Academy Award-winning singer had just arrived from France when 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the Louis Vuitton bag from a luggage cart, which had been left momentarily unattended, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. When someone went to retrieve the bag, it was gone. Security footage allegedly showed Hilario approaching the cart and pushing it away from the area before removing the bag, which contained a pair of Cartier panther head cuff links with clear and green stones valued at $25,000, and leaving the scene. Hilario was reportedly identified …

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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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Property manager charged with stealing $327K from employer

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A property manager is charged with stealing more than $327,000 from the owners of a Hewlett-based strip mall, authorities said. Leon Austern of New York City is charged with second-degree larceny, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “This defendant was trusted to handle his employer’s accounts but instead he allegedly executed a calculated scheme to steal money and use it for personal expenses,” Singas said in a statement. Austern was the manager of a strip mall shopping center, with five commercial tenants, owned by Harbro Realty Co. For his services he was entitled to receive three-and-a-half percent of the gross rents collected from its tenants, authorities said. From May 3, 2010, to December 18, 2012, Austern allegedly embezzled the …

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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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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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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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What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care

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Paul Ryan’s health-care bill is under attack from conservatives who believe that the government shouldn’t force citizens to pay for the health care of others.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX A few years ago, a relative of mine, an electrician who made a good living laying cable alongside highways, told me that his economic future depended on one thing: his back. He saw what happened to older guys—he meant men in their late thirties—when the pain became unbearable. They either became supervisors or they had to quit. At the time, my relative was about to turn thirty himself, and I remember him saying, “My back is killing me.” I’ve been thinking about that conversation this week, as President Trump has cajoled and …

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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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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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Cambodian Court Sentences Murderer to Life

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 A Cambodian court found Oeuth Ang guilty of murdering activist Kem Ley March 23 and sentenced him to life in prison Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License

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'Sex-selection' abortion ban gets final OK in Arkansas House

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(AP) — A proposal to impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl has received final passage from the Arkansas House. The measure was passed Wednesday on a 57-9 vote. Under the legislation, a physician performing an abortion would ask the patient if she knows the sex of the child. If she does, the doctor… 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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Hempstead Woman Found Guilty of Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend in Stomach

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Elsa Marina Saravia-Martinez finished her work shift following the stabbing MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead woman was convicted yesterday for a July 2015 stabbing that left a man with severe internal injuries. Elsa Marina Saravia-Martinez Elsa Marina Saravia-Martinez, 36, was convicted by a jury of Assault in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree (an A misdemeanor). The defendant is due back before Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz on May 2 and faces a maximum sentence of up to five to 25 years in prison. The trial lasted for three days and the jury deliberated for four hours. “This defendant brutally …

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Bronx Man Indicted for April 2016 Murder Outside Hempstead Bar

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Daniel Abrego Davila allegedly stabbed victim five times  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to the stabbing death of a 39-year old landscaper outside a Hempstead bar in April 2016. Daniel Abrego Davila, 31, was arraigned today before Supreme Court Justice Alan Honorof on charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-I felony) and Gang Assault in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony). The defendant pleaded not guilty and is due back in court on April 7. Davila was remanded and faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted on the top count. “This defendant is …

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John Gotti grandson, famed Lufthansa heist suspect arrested again

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QUEENS, New York (WABC) — John Gotti’s grandson was among seven arrested in a takedown Wednesday morning, along with an aging mobster who two years ago beat charges in a legendary heist retold in the film “Goodfellas.” The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn says 82-year-old Vincent Asaro is charged with a road-rage arson committed before his 2015 arrest in the robbery of the Lufthansa cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in 1978. Twenty-three-year-old John J. Gotti, who earlier this month was sentenced to eight years prison as part of a plea bargain for running a $1.6 million-a-year oxycodone ring in his Queens neighborhood, is also charged in connection with the 2012 incident. Also arrested:22-year-old Michael Guidici26-year-old Matthew Rullan, AKA …

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2 Mob Associates Charged With Franklin Square Heist, Feds Say

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Two reputed mobsters were indicted for allegedly robbing a Franklin Square jewelry store and trying to rob two other jewelry stores in the same community six years ago, federal authorities said Wednesday. Darren Elliot, 30, and 26-year-old Matthew “Mack” Hattley, both of Queens, were arrested on robbery, attempted robbery and firearms offenses, among other charges, at Brooklyn federal court. They were among seven Bonanno crime family members and associates rounded up, including the late mob boss John Gotti’s grandson. “This office and its partners will continue to vigilantly pursue such organized violence and stop it in its tracks,” said Bridget Rohde, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, who credited Nassau County police for their help in …

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AP: Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans …

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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans to Russian …

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Former owner of Illinois gas stations sentenced in tax case

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(AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man who owned four Illinois gas stations has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million for underreporting sales on federal corporate and Illinois sales tax returns. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says in a news release that 35-year-old Adnan Rashid of Edison was sentenced this week. He pleaded guilty to the federal mail… 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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Drake’s Musical Wanderlust on “More Life”

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On the new release “More Life,” Drake has found respite from his detractors.CreditPHOTOGRAPH COURTESY YOUNG MONEY ENTERTAINMENT Heavy lies the crown of commercial success. Sometime before the release of his 2016 album, “Views,” Drake, the outsider rapper turned pop virtuoso, grew too dominant for his own good. On his new, twenty-two-track project, “More Life”—which he is calling not an album or a mixtape but a “playlist,” a nod to the curatorial reach of the tracks’ copious samplings and collaborations—he is an alienated powerhouse coming to terms with all that he’s lost along the path to global domination. The spoils are real. He has grown paranoid, and he feels that nobody can be trusted. He suspects that the people who once …

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Police Rescue Guards After Guatemalan Youth Prison Riot

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 Police in San José Pinula rescued four guards taken hostage by inmates in the Etapa II youth detention center Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License

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Farmingdale Burglary Suspects Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More than $9,000 from Home

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The defendants were allegedly found hiding in bushes with two pairs of handcuffs  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Babylon woman and a Bay Shore man have been arraigned on indictment charges related to their alleged theft of more than $9,000 from a Farmingdale house in January. Alissa Colascione, 30, and Steven Morrow, 21, were arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington on charges of Burglary in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony), Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (a D Felony), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree (an A misdemeanor). The defendants were remanded and are …

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Sheriff: Woman tried to smuggle meth to Mississippi inmate in Bible

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TUPELO, Mississippi — Today’s Bible lesson: It’s a bad idea to use the good book to smuggle drugs into jail. The Bible in question was dropped off Thursday for an inmate convicted last week of methamphetamine trafficking and awaiting transfer to state prison, a Mississippi sheriff said. “We search every item that is brought into the jail, and the property officer noticed something wrong. There was a bulge in the back cover of the Bible,” Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “We cut it open and found a powdery substance.” A local lab identified methamphetamine and said it couldn’t identify a second substance, so a sample was sent to the state crime lab, Ezell said. …

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Today in History for March 21st

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress On this day in history Dr. Martlin Luther King, Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; the Sharkville massacre in South Africa occurs; Wrongly incarcerated Randall Dale Adams is released from prison; Musician Johann Bach born. (March 21) Highlights of the day in history – a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory 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 …

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Brooklyn Couple Re-Arrested for the Fraudulent Collection of Money in Funeral and Charity Scam

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Vincent Fina and Brittney Schmidt are accused of coaching their 11-year-old son to assist in soliciting donations MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the re-arrest of a couple from Brooklyn for allegedly scamming people and businesses in Nassau County, Brooklyn and Queens by claiming they needed money for a child’s funeral and other charitable causes after an investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and Lynbrook Police. Brittney Schmidt Vincent Fina    Vincent Fina, 29, and Brittney Schmidt, 30, were arraigned today before Judge Joseph Girardi and charged with Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree (an E felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (an A misdemeanor). The defendants were conditionally released to …

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13 autoworkers get life in prison for 2012 India riots

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FILE – In this July 19, 2012, file photo, security guards stand near a burnt down reception block of Maruti Suzuki factory in Manesar, near New Delhi, India. A court in north India has sentenced 13 factory workers to life imprisonment for taking part in violence at the country’s largest automobile factory that led to the death of a manager nearly five years ago. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A court in northern India has sentenced 13 factory workers to life imprisonment for taking part in violence at the country’s largest automobile factory that led to the death of a manager nearly five years ago. Four other workers were sentenced to five years in prison for the …

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Chuck Berry Lives!

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Chuck Berry takes up a lot of square footage in the foundation of rock music. And every musician knows it.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES / GETTY IMAGES Never has the anxiety of influence been captured so openly, and so vividly, as in the standoff between Chuck Berry and Keith Richards, when they rehearsed Berry’s song “Carol” in St. Louis thirty years ago. To watch Berry bully, instruct, and, finally, cajole Richards into getting things right is as unforgettable for the viewer as it was humbling for the veteran of the Rolling Stones. Not that Richards was unaccustomed to the dynamic. Years before, Richards had dared to strum Berry’s guitar—the big Gibson ES-355—when Berry was out of the room. Berry returned …

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Today in History for March 18th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress On this day in history: Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy’s Mussolini agrees to enter WWII; Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube removed; Singer John Philips dies. (March 18) Highlights of the day in history – a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory 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 …

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Florida drops charges in case that shook state's politics

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(AP) — Florida is dropping charges against an attorney once accused of being at the center of a $300 million gambling ring that led to the 2013 resignation of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis was convicted of 103 counts of racketeering, possessing slot machines and other charges and sentenced to six years in prison. But an appeals court last year ruled that Mathis… 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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Wrongfully convicted man re-united with family after decades behind bars

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62-year-old Andrew Leander Wilson was greeted by family, friends, supporters, and students and attorneys with the Loyola Law school Project for the innocent after his release from a Los Angeles prison March 16. Wilson spent more than three decades behind bars after he was wrongfully convicted in a 1984 stabbing. He has always maintained his innocence. 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 …

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Milwaukee Man Gets 7-Years in Girl’s 1982 Death

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A 53-year-old man who confessed to killing a 13-year-old girl more than three decades after it happened has been sentenced to seven years in prison — the maximum possible. (March 17) 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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LIer pleads guilty to $440K fraud scheme

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A Long Island man pleaded guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to a $440,000 wire fraud scheme that defrauded five investors, authorities said. Patrick Morgan Schiro, of Rockville Centre, agreed to make restitution to the victims in an amount still to be determined by the court, according Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde. The U.S. Justice Department said Schiro, the founder of Black Rock Morgan, used false and misleading statements to convince the five investors. He concealed a previous federal conviction for securities fraud from at least four of the investors. Schiro allegedly told one investor that the company had many clients and managed millions of dollars in assets as well as seasoned investment professionals on his team. He then …

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New York Prison for Sale With Mountaintop Views

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For sale: sturdy buildings on 325 acres in the Adirondack foothills with spectacular views and a man-made lake. But the property on Mount McGregor was also a former medium-security New York state prison. (March 17) 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 …

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Soccer star convicted in gruesome killing is signed to team

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A Brazilian soccer team is under fire after signing a player who was recently released from prison, despite his conviction for having his ex-girlfriend murdered and fed to dogs. Beatriz Correa, international editor for TV Bandeirantes in Brazil, joins CBSN with more details. 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 …

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Man accused of spreading HIV in Indiana sentenced to prison

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — An Indiana man accused of spreading HIV has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison. The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports that 32-year-old Isiah Benford was sentenced Tuesday. Benford of Terre Haute was charged in 2015. Police said at the time they had interviewed 11 females who reported they had sex with Benford. Court records said he either never discussed his HIV status with those sex partners or “taunted them with it and then claimed it was a ‘joke.’” Court documents showed three of the women have been diagnosed with HIV. Benford had been charged with 27 criminal counts, including robbery, aggravated battery and failure to warn his partners of his HIV-positive status. His sentence is …

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2 Long Islanders Nabbed in $12M Theft Ring

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Two Long Islanders were among a dozen suspects arrested for their alleged roles in a sophisticated crime ring that stole $12 million in electronics and ink cartridges from stores in 28 states and then sold the stolen goods online, prosecutors said. Kevin Cerrato, 22, of Elmont, and 53-year-old Roger “Captain Rog” Ringhiser of Long Beach were charged Wednesday in Manhattan court with enterprise corruption, money laundering, criminal possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Investigators dubbed the 10-month probe culminating in a 41-count indictment “Operation Sticky Fingers.” “Retail theft is becoming increasingly organized, with crime rings preying on businesses and creating a vicious cycle that ultimately harms consumers, when the costs are passed on in the form of higher prices,” New …

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A Case That Could Determine the Future for Dreamers

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The case of Daniel Ramirez, a Dreamer who was recently detained in Washington State, shows how the Trump Administration could undercut DACA without officially eliminating it.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ERIK MCGREGOR / LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY On the morning of February 10th, Daniel Ramirez was sleeping on a couch in his father’s apartment in Des Moines, Washington, when three agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) walked through the front door. The agents had just arrested his father, who is undocumented, in the parking lot outside, and when they learned that Daniel and his older brother, Josue, were in the apartment they decided to investigate. An agent asked Daniel for his name, date of birth, and birthplace. He is twenty-four and was born …

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AG: 'Operation Sticky Fingers' breaks up massive retail theft ring

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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Authorities broke up what they are calling a massive decades-old retail crime ring based in Manhattan Wednesday morning. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a 41-count indictment involving a dozen people who allegedly infiltrated New York and 27 other states across the country to steal electronics and other items to be resold online. Operation Sticky Fingers reportedly netted 5,300 stolen items and millions of dollars across more than half the country, and in all, 12 people are under arrest, accused of raking in $12 million. The suspects are identified as: 1. 64-year-old Richard Rimbaugh, AKA “The General”2. 62-year-old George Athanasatos, AKA “The Field Marshall”3. 31-year-old George Rapatsouleas, AKA “Skipper,” AKA “Nipplehead”4. 35-year-old Krissylee Harris, AKA “Princess”5. …

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Four Men Arrested for Falsely Collecting Shelter Benefits from Department of Social Services

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The four defendants are accused of stealing approximately $72,000 in unauthorized benefits MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of four men who are accused of falsely collecting approximately $72,000 in shelter benefits from the Nassau County Department of Social Services. CARTER, ANTHONY   COX, FREEMAN  WILLIAMS, ANTHONY   GIOE, JOSEPH  Anthony Carter, 24, of Mastic, Joseph Gioe, 53, of East Rockaway, Freeman Cox, 47, of Hempstead, and Anthony Williams, 50, of Roosevelt have been charged with Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree (a D felony), Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 3rd Degree (an A misdemeanor). Cox is additionally charged with Welfare Fraud …

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US adds Jordanian woman to most-wanted list

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Jordanian Ahlam Al Tamimi has been added to the United State’s most-wanted list. She served a prison sentence in Israel for her role in the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem pizza shop, where 15 people were killed including two US citizens. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Jordan’s capital Amman. – 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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A Protest Musical for the Trump Era

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Timbers specializes in offbeat revisionist fantasies about historical figures.CreditPhotograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker Five actors gathered in a room on Lafayette Street, in downtown Manhattan, to start rehearsing a new work for the Public Theatre, “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire.” Written by David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads, the show recast the enduring, improbable story of Joan—a teen-age girl in medieval France who experienced divine visions, led an army to defeat an occupying power, and was burned at the stake for heresy—as a rock musical that spoke to the current political moment. It was early January, and, that morning, U.S. intelligence officials had arrived at Trump Tower to brief the President-elect, Donald Trump, on the …

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Yahoo: U.S. indictment of 4 Russians proves hack was state-sponsored

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Yahoo says the indictments against four Russian nationals, two with direct ties to the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB), involved in the multiple cyberattacks against company prove that it was state-sponsored. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and resident; Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and resident; Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, aka “Magg,” 29, a Russian national and resident; and Karim Baratov, aka “Kay,” “Karim Taloverov” and “Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov,” 22, a Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada with computer hacking, economic espionage, and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy going as far back as January 2014. Last year, Yahoo revealed it was the …

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Texas dad gets 30 years for forcing teen daughter into prostitution

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BAYTOWN, Texas — A Texas father was sentenced to 30 years in prison for forcing his daughter into prostitution. Scott Rodney Robinson was convicted of aggravated compelling of prostitution, a first-degree felony. “The facts showed that Scott Robinson forced his own daughter into the depths of the illegal sex industry,” said JoAnne Musick, chief of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Division. “His depravity earned him decades in state prison.” The 46-year-old Baytown resident’s 16-year-old daughter told authorities that her father forced her to work for him as a prostitute as punishment for her having sex with boys. According to the statement released Tuesday by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Robinson told her that if she was …

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Do Egyptians still want change? – Inside Story

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Six years after an uprising that toppled him, Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak will now walk free. On Monday, a prosecutor ordered his release from a military hospital prison. This was just days after an appeals court acquitted him of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Mubarak served as Egypt’s president for nearly three decades, but many viewed him as an autocratic leader who crushed dissent and embezzled millions of dollars for himself and his family. So, what does this decision to set Mubarak free mean for the millions who revolted against him? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Samer Shehata – Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Politics in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University …

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Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

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John Kiriakou knows a lot about leaking classified information. He went to prison for it. A former CIA agent who said too much about the Bush-era torture program, he’s also the first CIA leaker to go to jail for his trouble. Kiriakou served just under two years in federal prison, though before the Department of Justice offered a plea deal, it seemed more likely he’d serve as many as 45. History has frowned on the “enhanced interrogation techniques” Kiriakou helped expose, but he’s still a controversial guy. Leakers usually are. They operate in gray areas. Kiriakou isn’t a cheering squad for loose-lipped aides and intelligence agents everywhere, but does see whistleblowing as essential. He’s critical of the way the CIA …

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French hoverboard creator says he may leave France after authorities banned the Flyboard Air

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One year after creating a sensation with a video of a hoverboard he created, its developer said he was recently told he would be arrested if he flew it again in France. As a result, Franky Zapata, founder of Zapata Racing, said it’s likely he will leave France and pursue further research and development elsewhere. “I’m going to be obliged with the greatest of regrets to definitely leave France,” he wrote on a Facebook post (translated from French). “I am really sad. I love my country. I am French in my heart, in my culture, and in my soul.” Zapata operates Zapata Racing, a company that makes a range of fairly remarkable flying contraptions, including a jetpack. But these are …

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Are Liberals on the Wrong Side of History?

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The true élite of modern societies is composed of engineers, mechanics, and artisans—masters of reality, not big thinkers.CreditIllustration by Leigh Guldig Of all the prejudices of pundits, presentism is the strongest. It is the assumption that what is happening now is going to keep on happening, without anything happening to stop it. If the West has broken down the Berlin Wall and McDonald’s opens in St. Petersburg, then history is over and Thomas Friedman is content. If, by a margin so small that in a voice vote you would have no idea who won, Brexit happens; or if, by a trick of an antique electoral system designed to give country people more power than city people, a Donald Trump is …

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The I.O.U.

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CreditIllustration by Seth The above is not my real name—the fellow it belongs to gave me his permission to sign it to this story. My real name I shall not divulge. I am a publisher. I accept long novels about young love written by old maids in South Dakota, detective stories concerning wealthy clubmen and female apaches with “wide dark eyes,” essays about the menace of this and that and the color of the moon in Tahiti by college professors and other unemployed. I accept no novels by authors under fifteen years old. All the columnists and communists (I can never get these two words straight) abuse me because they say I want money. I do—I want it terribly. My …

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Ex-tent prison in South Texas, site of 2015 riot, to be sold

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(AP) — A county in South Texas is selling a former tent-city prison that was largely destroyed in an inmate riot to a private prison company. The Valley Morning Star (http://bit.ly/2ngwhna ) reports that Willacy County commissioners approved the sale to Management and Training Corp. The Utah-based company has operated the prison since it opened in 2006. The Willacy County Correctional… 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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A Wondrous Production of “Sweeney Todd”

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/ Go to Source Article Buckhurst mines Sondheim’s script for subtexts that wouldn’t play on Broadway.CreditIllustration by Bill Bragg Onstage, as in life, cynicism can be hard to take. In Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 mid-career masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd” (a Tooting Arts Club production, at the Barrow Street, under the direction of Bill Buckhurst), the title character’s misanthropy drives some of the plot, but it is not a cynical work. Despite the bitterness and grief that infuse and guide the story, “Sweeney Todd” is filled with so much wonder—about the magic of words and of music, of character and of plot—that, especially when you have a cast and a director as talented as those involved in this London import, it can temporarily …

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President Trump’s Guantánamo Delusion

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/ Go to Source Article President Trump is in favor of the notorious prison at Guantánamo Bay, of course. But his characterization of it is inaccurate.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN MOORE / GETTY President Donald Trump has never been particularly lucid on the subject of the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He is for it, of course. Early last year, at a campaign rally, he said, “I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo, right, Guantánamo Bay, which, by the way, which, by the way, we are keeping open. Which we are keeping open . . . and we’re gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we’re gonna load it up.” This cartoonish threat raised the question of where or …

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Spicer: Assange 'Undermined' Nat'l Security

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/ Go to Source Article WH Spokesman Sean Spicer refused to comment on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be in prison. He also said he doesn’t know how much President Trump knew about former nat’l security adviser Michael Flynn’s dealings with Turkey. (March 9) 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 …

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Alleged Justin Bieber imposter charged with child sex crimes in Australia

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/ Go to Source Article BRISBANE, Australia — A 42-year-old Australian man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online to solicit explicit images from children has been charged with more than 900 child sex offenses, police said Thursday. Bieber, a 23-year-old Canadian pop singer, is currently in Australia performing his “Purpose World Tour.” Police have warned young fans and their parents to be extra vigilant when using the internet. Gordon Douglas Chalmers, a law lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, was charged in November with using Facebook and Skype to impersonate the star, after tip-offs from U.S. and German authorities. Chalmers was charged with using a carriage service to procure and groom children for sex and to …

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The Women’s Strike and the Messy Space of Change

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/ Go to Source Article The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have called for a strike to coincide with International Women’s Day,CreditPhotograph by Beata Zawrzel / Corbis via Getty Tomorrow is the Women’s Strike, the fourth of ten actions that have been called for by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington. The strike was planned to coincide with International Women’s Day, and the march organizers, in tandem with a team organizing protests in forty countries around the world, have asked women to take whatever form of action their lives allow for. Take the day off from “paid and unpaid labor,” including housework and child care, if you can, or avoid shopping at corporate or male-owned businesses, or simply wear …

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Rockville Centre Police Officer Charged With Beating Suspect

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/ Go to Source Article A Rockville Centre village police officer was indicted for allegedly beating a suspect with a stun gun while investigating an assault and covering it up last year, Nassau County prosecutors said. Anthony Federico, 36, was pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Nassau County court to charges of assault, offering false instrument for filing and two counts of falsifying business records. “The defendant is accused of beating the victim with a Taser gun, causing a severe laceration to his head and falsifying police paperwork after the incident,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “Accusations of police misconduct are treated very seriously by this office, and we carefully interview witnesses and examine the evidence when an allegation …

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Long Island cop Indicted for allegedly striking man during investigation

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/ Go to Source Article MINEOLA, Long Island (WABC) — A police officer on Long Island has been indicted after he allegedly struck struck a man while investigating a street assault. Authorities say 36-year-old Anthony Federico, a Rockville Centre officer, hit the man in the head with a Taser gun just before 3 a.m. on May 8, 2016. Federico was involved in an investigation of an assault between two groups of young adults that had just taken place on South Park Avenue, near Merrick Road. Officials say the 25-year-old victim of the assault was being helped off the ground by his 20-year-old brother, who was also allegedly involved in the fight, when Federico attempted to gather information from them. A …

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Rockville Centre Police Officer Indicted for Allegedly Striking Man While Investigating an Assault

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/ Go to Source Article Anthony Federico, 36, is also accused of falsifying official police documents  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre police officer was arraigned today on indictment charges related to allegedly striking a man in the head with a Taser gun while investigating a street assault in May 2016. Anthony Federico, 36, was arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Teresa Corrigan on charges of Assault in the 2nd Degree (a D violent felony), Assault in the 3rd Degree (an A misdemeanor), two counts of Offering False Instrument for Filing in the 2nd Degree (an A misdemeanor) and two counts of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree (an A …

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Business owner gets prison term for filing bogus tax returns

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/ Go to Source Article (AP) — A woman who prepared bogus income tax returns for clients of a tax preparation company she operated is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Noemi Pender received a one-year sentence on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Rosenhayn resident had pleaded guilty last month to a conspiracy charge. Prosecutors say Pender and 64-year-old Grace Garrett, of Pittsgrove, prepared and filed… 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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Donald Trump Meets the Surveillance State

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/ Go to Source Article President Trump aboard the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford last week.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SAUL LOEB / AFP / GETTY On November 26, 2010, in Portland, Oregon, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a nineteen-year-old Somali-born American citizen, stood near the city’s Pioneer Courthouse and punched numbers into a cell phone. He thought the phone would set off a bomb planted nearby, at a crowded Christmas-tree lighting ceremony. In fact, Mohamud had been duped by a months-long F.B.I. counterterrorism sting operation. Agents arrested him. In 2013, after a two-week trial, a jury convicted Mohamud of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced to thirty years in prison. It was only after his trial that the government notified …

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Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty for Fatal Shooting Near Public Housing Project

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/ Go to Source Article Antonio Webb, 24, faces 20 years in prison for the crime MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man who fatally shot another man at a party in September 2014 pleaded guilty yesterday to manslaughter charges. Antonio Webb, 24, pleaded guilty in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Teresa Corrigan to Manslaughter in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony). The defendant, who pleaded guilty during trial, is due back in court on May 17 for sentencing. Webb faces 20 years in prison. “This defendant recklessly shot into a crowd of people and stole …

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LI man sentenced in loan modification scheme

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/ Go to Source Article A Long Island CEO was sentenced in a loan modification scheme that caused more than $3.5 million in losses over the course of four years, authorities said. David Gotterup of Oceanside was sentenced to 15 years in prison and must pay $2,500,050 in forfeiture. He has been incarcerated since his arrest in October 2015 and pleaded guilty in June 2016 to conspiring to commit bank, mail and wire fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Gotterup and co-conspirators headed a scheme between 2008 and 2012 in which homeowners were persuaded to pay thousands of dollars each in advanced fees for mortgage modification programs, according to the Justice Department. The victims, who were seeking help through …

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Oceanside Man Gets 15 Years for $3.5M Mortgage Scam

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/ Go to Source Article An Oceanside man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for leading a loan modification scheme that conned distressed homeowners out of a combined $3.5 million over a five-year span. David Gotterup pleaded guilty in June at Brooklyn federal court to conspiring to commit wire, mail and bank fraud. Prosecutors said the 37-year-old directed his telemarketers and salespeople to make false promises to convince more than 1,000 homeowners seeking relief through government mortgage modification programs to pay thousands of dollars each in fees to his companies from 2008 to ‘12. He and his co-conspirators told victims that they were “preapproved” for loan modifications, that they were retaining a “law firm” and an “attorney” …

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Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Fatal Shooting

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/ Go to Source Article A Long Beach man has admitted to shooting a 28-year-old man who was killed when the gunman opened fire into a group of people in 2014. Antonio Webb, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. “This defendant recklessly shot into a crowd of people and stole the life of an innocent 28-year old,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said Webb was armed with a pistol when he fired several shots into a tattoo party at the Channel Park Homes on Birch Court in Long Beach at 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2014. Tyrenzo Brown was shot multiple times and taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital, where …

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Casey Anthony speaks about case: 'I sleep pretty good at night'

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/ Go to Source Article WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insists she doesn’t know how the last hours of Caylee’s life unfolded. “Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” she told The Associated Press in one of a series of exclusive interviews. “I’d like to think she’d be listening to classic rock, playing sports” and putting up with no nonsense. But discussing Caylee’s last moments, the 30-year-old Anthony spoke in halting, sober tones: “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened,” she said. “Based off what was …

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Spring Night Life Preview

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/ Go to Source Article Dance music, with its easy beat and ever-expanding appeal, has influenced all kinds of musicians, banging sounds and styles into rigid form while working through new tones in real time. Take New Order, the English futurists who, after exploring the mega-clubs of early-nineteen-eighties New York, released “Blue Monday” and the seminal album “Power, Corruption & Lies,” noodling with new kick-drum cadences and dollops of jostling Italo synthesizer. The band’s turn away from straight-ahead post-punk helped it move past its origins, as Joy Division, and live up to its forward-looking name. Ahead of an appearance at Coachella, New Order returns to Radio City Music Hall, on April 13. In 2007, during one of several stints in …

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Christie mentor avoids prison time in United bribery scandal

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/ Go to Source Article David Samson, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, center, arrives to the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Monday, March 6, 2017. The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after admitting he pressured United Airlines to reinstate a flight route to give him easier access to his weekend home. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years’ probation and home confinement for pressuring United Airlines …

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Ex-Port Authority chief gets probation United bribery case

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years of probation after admitting he pressured United Airlines to reinstate a flight route to give him easier access to his weekend home. David Samson, former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to bribery last year for the backroom deal, which occurred at a time when United was negotiating with the Port Authority over a new hangar it wanted to build at Newark Liberty International Airport. Before the judge pronounced his sentence, Samson apologized to the court, his family and …

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Former tech firm CEO charged with fraud

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/ Go to Source Article A Nassau County grand jury has indicted Neil Chandran, the former head of Las Vegas-based virtual reality firm Sungame, also known as Freevi, on felony charges of grand larceny and forgery. Chandran was arrested at Los Angeles County Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents after returning to the United States from Hong Kong, according to prosecutors. Chandran, 45, and Sungame were both arraigned in Nassau County Supreme Court before Judge Meryl Berkowitz. Chandran’s bail was set at $1 million bond or $500,000 cash. The New York State Attorney General’s office said, if convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. An indictment is not proof of wrongdoing. The charges focus on …

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Ex-Port Authority chief to be sentenced in United bribery case

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — A former New Jersey attorney general and mentor to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. David Samson pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for using his position as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2012 to pressure United Airlines to revive a money-losing flight from Newark to South Carolina. Samson wanted the flight so he could have easier access to a weekend home. The 77-year-old Samson faces up to two years in prison, though his plea agreement allows for the possibility of probation. He will be in court on Monday. ___ WHAT HE DID: Samson admitted that he …

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FCC may scale back net neutrality

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/ Go to Source Article The Federal Communications Commission has outlined a list of proposals it will discuss at a meeting later this month that span from ending the use of cellphones in prison to blocking robocalls — one of the biggest issues for consumers. Washington Post reporter Brian Fung joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about potential policy changes.

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School advocates marching in New York for calling for funding increases

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/ Go to Source Article UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — New York’s public education advocates are marching together in communities throughout the state to gain the attention of federal and state authorities. The New York City People’s March for Education Justice, part of a series of community-led marches, starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Trump International Hotel, 1 Central Park West, and ends at 12:30 p.m. at Gov. Cuomo’s office at 633 Third Ave. Marches are scheduled Saturday in Schenectady, Buffalo, Kingston, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Wyandanch.Parents, students and teachers are calling for funding increases and investments in minority, English Language Learner and LGBT students.Advocacy group Alliance for Quality Education said proposals from Republican President Donald Trump …

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MS-13 Gang Arrests: 3 Brentwood Teens Murdered In Acts Of Vengeance

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/ Go to Source Article Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini requested tips in the murder of two teens on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 (Long Island Press photo) Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens were walking through their hometown of Brentwood on a Tuesday night last September after leaving Cuevas’ home when four alleged gang members riding in a car spotted them on Stahley Street. Inside were two 19-year-olds and a pair of juveniles whobu allegedly belonged to the notorious MS-13 gang and had been whipping around Brentwood searching for rival gang members who’d apparently wronged them. After recognizing Cuevas, who the gang had already marked for death because of a pre-existing feud that had recently escalated over social media and …

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Oyster Bay Man Convicted Of Fatal DWI Hit-And-Run

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/ Go to Source Article An Oyster Bay man was convicted Friday of driving drunk, causing a crash that killed a 59-year-old Hempstead man, fleeing the scene and trying to cover it up by having an accomplice set fire to his car. A Nassau County jury found Madi Grant guilty of second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, driving without a license, arson and conspiracy. “This cowardly defendant was drunk and high when he crashed into an innocent driver… and left him to die as he fled the scene attempting to hide his crime,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said …

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Orchid Fever

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/ Go to Source Article John Laroche in the greenhouse. New orchids are created or discovered every day. To desire orchids is to have a desire that can never be fully requited.CreditPhotograph by Laura Wilson John Laroche is a tall guy, skinny as a stick, pale-eyed, slouch-shouldered, and sharply handsome, in spite of the fact that he is missing all his front teeth. He has the posture of al dente spaghetti and the nervous intensity of someone who plays a lot of video games. He is thirty-four years old, and works for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, setting up a plant nursery on the tribal reservation near Miami. The Seminole nicknames for Laroche are Crazy White Man and Troublemaker. My …

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Viral Photos Show Cebu Inmates Stripped Naked During Raid

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/ Go to Source Article A photo of inmates stripped naked in a prison compound in Cebu on Feb. 28 has gone viral and drawn international attention from human rights organizations

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Jericho Man Nabbed for $1M in Counterfeit Jackets

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/ Go to Source Article A Jericho man was arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit The North Face jackets after investigators seized 20,000 of the coats with a street value of more than $1 million, authorities said. Rahul Biswas, aka Kazi Aziz, was charged with trademark counterfeiting. Judge Joseph Girardi set his bail at $100,000 cash or bond.  “Counterfeit products can pose unseen safety threats to those who purchase them, and the trafficking of cheap knockoffs causes harm to consumers, trademark holders, their employees and families,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.  Federal agents and investigators with the district attorney’s office seized the jackets after executing search warrants at the 56-year-old suspect’s Old Bethpage warehouse, where the jackets were stored after …

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Two Inmates Killed in Prison Disturbance

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/ Go to Source Article Two inmates were killed and others were injured in a Nebraska prison Thursday after inmates revolted against staff members and started a fire in a courtyard. The prison was placed on lockdown for several hours. No prison employees were hurt. (March 3) 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 …

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Egypt’s court acquits former president Hosni Mubarak

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/ Go to Source Article Long-ruling leader Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted of inciting deadly violence during the 2011 uprising in Egypt.The 88-year-old was originally sentenced to life in prison for his alleged role in the killing of hundreds of peaceful protesters.Al Jazeera’s Paul Chaderjian 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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Grandson of mob boss John Gotti gets 8 years in drug case

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/ Go to Source Article HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) — John Gotti, a grandson of the late organized crime figure of the same name, was sentenced to eight years in state prison Thursday after pleading guilty in February to felony drug charges.Gotti has been in custody since his second arrest last year, unable to make his $2 million bail. His attorney said that he will likely be out of prison in about four years, including his time in custody and with time off for good behavior. The 23-year-old Gotti accepted responsibility and expressed remorse in a personal letter written to the judge over what he regards as a youthful indiscretion, but his relatives insist that he was prosecuted more aggressively …

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LI ex-broker pleads guilty in $131M fraud scheme

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/ Go to Source Article A former registered broker from Long Island pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Wednesday to conspiracy to commit securities fraud in a $131 million market scheme, authorities said. Christopher Castaldo of Glen Head, who owned two-subscription-based investment research firms, pleaded guilty in a scheme that was connected with the market manipulation of ForceField Energy, a publicly traded company and a “purported worldwide distributor and provider of LED lighting products and solutions,” according to the Justice Department. The plea was announced by Robert Capers, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William  Sweeney, Jr., assistant director-in-charge of the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Castaldo faces up to five years in prison, as …

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Grandson of mob boss John Gotti expected to get 8 years in drug case

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/ Go to Source Article HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) — John Gotti’s grandson was expected to be sentenced to eight years behind bars Thursday after being busted at his grandfather’s old home in Howard Beach last summer. The 23-year-old, also named John Gotti, pleaded guilty in February after being charged in a pair of drug arrests. Gotti was targeted in the NYPD’s “Operation Beach Party” for selling oxycodone in Howard Beach and Ozone Park in Queens. The first arrest came during a July traffic stop in which Gotti was caught in possession of oxycodone, methadone and other drugs. The second, a month later, came at the same Howard Beach home where the Gambino crime family boss lived. Investigators found 500 …

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Mass Spying Isn’t Just Intrusive—It’s Ineffective

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/ Go to Source Article Cambridge University Press US intelligence agencies face a difficult task. They are supposed to provide meaningful analysis that enables officials to manage serious national security problems such as terrorism, weapons proliferation, network attacks on government infrastructure, and counterintelligence efforts. Today these are diffuse and complex threats. There are newly powerful political actors on the international stage. Organizations that are not governments and have no physical territory can inflict great harm. And individuals and diffuse coalitions are increasingly able to traffic in military technology, digital viruses, and other dangerous, potentially lethal tools. These challenges are real, and overcoming them are legitimate goals of foreign intelligence surveillance. But the track record of the collection programs Edward Snowden …

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events March 2 – 8

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/ Go to Source Article Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family HistoryBased on author Helene Stapinski’s best-selling memoir, this powerful documentary chronicles her experience growing up in a Jersey City family often overwhelmed with petty criminals, crooks, corrupt politicians, murderers and mobster wannabes, at a time when it was the poster-child for 20th Century urban political corruption. Stapinski, director Steven Fischler and producer Rosanne Braun will be on hand for a Q&A, reception and book signing after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 2. Colin PowellPowell made news last year when he announced at a Long Island Association speech that he crossed the political aisle and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton over his party’s …

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Grandson of mob boss John Gotti to be sentenced on drug charges

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/ Go to Source Article HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) — John Gotti’s grandson is expected to be sentenced to eight years behind bars Thursday after being busted at his grandfather’s old home in Howard Beach last summer. The 23-year-old, also named John Gotti, pleaded guilty in February after being arrested in a pair of drug arrests. Gotti was targeted by the New York City Police Department’s “Operation Beach Party” for selling oxycodone in Howard Beach and Ozone Park in Queens. He was arrested twice last year on drug charges. The first, in July, came during a traffic stop in which Gotti was busted for possession of oxycodone, methadone and other drugs. The second, a month later, came at the same …

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Judge: Proof that wife helped Orlando shooter is 'debatable'

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/ Go to Source Article OAKLAND, Calif. — A federal judge in California said Wednesday that it is “debatable” whether the government has enough evidence to convict a woman of helping her husband plan the Orlando nightclub rampage, ordering her released from jail until trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu also said Noor Salman, 31, is not dangerous and there is no proof she has ties to the Islamic State group or holds extremist views. Her husband, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to several terror organizations during last year’s attack that left 49 people dead at Pulse nightclub before police killed him. “She herself is not charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization,” the judge said, noting that Salman …

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MI Wife: 'Burn in hell' to Husband That Killed 4

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/ Go to Source Article A Detroit-area man who served 16 years in prison for killing his first wife was locked up Wednesday for nearly 50 more for the of his two young children and two stepchildren, in an attack that also left his second wife barely alive. (March 1) 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 …

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A Vichy Scholar Held in Houston

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/ Go to Source Article Henry Rousso, an expert on the history of Vichy France, was detained by U.S. immigration officials while travelling to a conference in Texas.CreditPHOTOGRAPH VIA MÉMORIAL DE LA SHOAH / YOUTUBE Henry Rousso, a historian of Vichy France, had a peculiar experience while travelling from Paris to Houston last week. At an immigration window in George Bush International Airport, he reported that he was in town to give a keynote at a Texas A. & M. University symposium. Instead of being let through, he was guided to a room where about thirty people waited, and then told he’d been selected for a random check. Rousso is French but was born in Egypt—his family, which is Jewish, …

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Will Allen Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Ponzi Scheme

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/ Go to Source Article Former Giants cornerback Will Allen was sentenced to six years in jail For his role in a Ponzi scheme Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/foo… Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideoFriend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkda…Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/

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Trump Denies Links To Russian-American Businessman

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/ Go to Source Article Felix Sater was recently named as having helped pass on a “peace plan” to the Trump administration from a Ukrainian politician. Sater is a Russian-born businessman who spent time in prison before becoming a federal informant. He claims to be a senior adviser to Trump, but Trump says he wouldn’t recognize him on the street if he saw him.