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Former NY Assembly Speaker Silver Found Guilty in 2nd Corruption Trial

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Skelos was convicted of corruption charges in December 2015 and sentenced to five years in prison. This is an important result with national implications for the prosecution of corrupt public officials. Taub, who ran a clinic dedicated to mesothelioma research. Prosecutors say Silver took $4 million in payoffs disguised as legal fees, with Silver's lawyer arguing there was no crime, calling the fees "common, standard and accepted". Read More »

Ryan Coogler Is Interested In Making A Female-Led 'Black Panther' Spinoff

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Just woo us as you have been. Before the film premiered, many were raising money to take their students to see the movie; even Ellen Degeneres joined in and donated money so kids from Harlem's Boys & Girls Club could go. About half of ticket sales were overseas. While the Black Panther fever began fading in the wake of Avengers: Infinity War , the fans got some more of culturally rich Wakanda which acted as a battle field in the Avengers movie. Read More »

Package bomb detonates outside Episcopal church in Texas

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The church, which is home to the All Saints' Episcopal School, will remain closed until further notice. No one was injured in the detonation because it occurred at a time when no one was at the church. However the All Saint's Episcopal School and the church were evacuated as a precaution. The school began notifying parents around 10:38 a.m. the school was on lockdown and later updated them with the news an "explosive device was found at St Stephen's before school hours". Read More »

Palestinian killed, 49 wounded by Israeli fire

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The kite fell inside Israel , where it started a small brush fire. Since the "Great March of Return" protests began on March 30, no Israelis have been injured. The protests peak on Fridays and are building to a climax on May 15, the day Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe", marking the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the conflict surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948. Read More »

Respect Arsenal Values, Wenger Urges Successor

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Speaking ahead of the Westminster Mile, Farah said: "I didn't want him [Wenger] to go in that way, to be honest". Arsene Wenger admits his long goodbye from Arsenal has been a bittersweet experience as he prepares to finally say farewell on Sunday. Read More »

Trump Pitches More Openness On Drug Prices To Lower Costs

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Trump called out industry middlemen and foreign countries for "freeloading ." . "Finally, as we demand fairness for American patients at home, we will also demand fairness overseas", Mr. Senior administration officials said Thursday night that Trump would not pursue plans to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies through Medicare, a proposal that Democrats have touted. Read More »

India's Fortis picks Hero-Burman offer after five-way bidding war

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The board decided by a majority to recommend to shareholders to approve the revised offer of Hero Enterprise Investment Office-Burman Family Office (Dabur group) made on May 1 for an upfront equity infusion of Rs 8 billion at a price of Rs 167 per share through preferential allotment. Read More »

Trump Asked If He Deserves Nobel Prize

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The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six awards awarded by the Nobel Committee. "The prize I want is victory for the world, not even here". "You know what I want to do?" President Trump has continued to make America great again. But the situation with North Korea remains fluid because Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump . "The only thing we need is peace", Moon said, according to the Blue House, the South Korean presidential office. Read More »

Largest ever wave recorded in southern hemisphere

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As a ferocious storm raged near Campbell Island, about 430 miles south of New Zealand, a buoy recorded the wave-but, according to a MetOcean Solutions statement , may have missed even larger ones over the course of the squall. According to BBC , "The Meteorological Service of New Zealand ( MetService ) installed its solar-powered buoy in March". "Our own previous record was one year ago when we measured a 19.4 m wave, and before that in 2012 an Australian buoy recorded a maximum individual ... Read More »

White House aide mocked a 'dying' Sen. John McCain

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An undercover officer for most of her more than 30-year career, Haspel in 2002 served as CIA station chief in Thailand, where the agency ran one of the secret prisons where suspected al Qaeda extremists were interrogated using procedures that included waterboarding, which simulates drowning. Read More »

'Bathe in your blood': Woman accused of sending man 65K texts

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A woman in the Phoenix area is accused of stalking a man she met online, sending him thousands of text messages and breaking into his home after the two went on a date, police said . She was arrested Tuesday after police say she tried to break into the man's home. A third call to authorities came in April when the man, who was out of the country, told police he saw a woman in his home while checking his security system. Read More »

Oldest living veteran turns 112

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Since his last birthday, he's kept busy. A birthday party will be thrown for him at his home on Hamilton Avenue today from 4 to 7 p.m. This type of magical moment tends to happen to the veteran nowadays. Richard Overton was born in 1906 and he's not just the country's oldest living veteran, he's also the country's oldest living man. The latest fundraising goal is $400,000. Read More »

Women's Caucus: Vance shouldn't lead Schneiderman investigation

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Around four weeks after the pair became involved with one another, Manning Barish alleges Schneiderman hit her while they were alone in his bedroom, causing her to lose her balance and fall onto the bed. However, the transition between attorneys general could offer the energy company an opening in strategy. Meanwhile, New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood is the acting attorney general, until somebody gets selected by the New York state assembly to succeed Schneiderman. Read More »

US Sen. Brown Remains Confident After Low Democrat Turnout At Primaries

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And Trump's opposition to Blankenship in West Virginia may have helped doom him. She was met with a wave of cheers. In an interview with the Boston Globe, she said , "We will win". In 2003, anti-tax activists were able to channel public anger over an increase in the state vehicle license fee in the recall of Democratic Gov. Skelley doesn't know of any data showing voters can swing a race by crossing over, and if early voter turn-out is any indication, it won't happen in predominantly ... Read More »

SpaceX's upgraded rocket soars with satellite for Bangladesh

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The satellite will be carried on the newest version of the Falcon 9 - Falcon 9 Block 5 - which is meant to be reused with limited refurbishment after each launch . If all goes according to plan, Block 5 rockets will start sending test crews to the International Space Station for NASA later this year. The company's previous Falcon 9 rockets, while successfully recovered two dozen times, have never flown more than twice. Read More »

Pakistan Imposes 'reciprocal' Restrictions on Movement of US Diplomats

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They would be required to take formal permission at least five day before moving beyond the prescribed limit. According to a notification issued by FO, "In case the travel permission regime for Pakistani diplomats/officials is implemented by the State Department, Pakistan would be obliged to take reciprocal actions w.e.f". Read More »

Robinson: There is indeed a method to Rudy Giuliani's madness

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The resignation came after Giuliani took a leave of absence from the firm last month. Rudy Giuliani , the former NY mayor and the latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team, attends the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights & Democracy, in Washington, D.C., on May 5. Read More »

Ranger killed, two British nationals kidnapped in Congo national park

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Two British tourists are among three people to have been kidnapped in a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Press Association reported that the two tourists were British citizens. On April 9, six park staffers were killed in the deadliest known ambush of its kind in Virunga . But it is located in DRC's North Kivu province, where armed groups are fighting for control of territorial and natural resources, and poaching is a major threat. Read More »

Authorities respond to report of possible shooting at high school in Palmdale

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The campuses were searched and no incidents of concern were reported, the superintendent later said. Agents with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were heading to the scene, the agency said. A second school shooting has also been reported on Friday afternoon, according to News Source LA . Some students and staff members said they were initially were concerned that they might be facing a mass shooting situation. Read More »

Brexit 'pushing food prices up'

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Urging the formulation a coherent post-brexit plan for food, the government had "some important choices to make ", said Committee chair Lord Teverson. "But there are other fundamental questions that remain unanswered". The committee also stated that even in the "best-case scenario" with no tariffs and few customs barriers, worldwide rules would mean the United Kingdom would have to conduct more customs and borders checks that it does now. Read More »

White House launches new AI effort

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At a White House AI summit that brought together representative from 40 companies including Google , Facebook, and Intel to address issues related to the technology, Michael Kratsios, the deputy assistant to the president for technology policy, said the government wouldn't restrict AI research and development. Read More »

Trump Jr. dating Fox News host

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A source shared, "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time". Page Six reports that Trump and Guilfoyle were recently seen at a party for President Trump's new ambassador to Germany; the two then went to dinner at Cipriani in New York City . Read More »

Homeland secretary denies report she was close to resigning

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According to multiple former and current officials with knowledge of the event, the president chided Nielsen over her perceived failure to adequately secure the country's borders. During the meeting, Trump blamed Nielsen for what he said was her failure to secure USA borders, the newspaper cited the officials as saying. Trump's hard line against illegal immigration is a centerpiece of his presidency as he pursues an "America First" agenda that includes a proposed wall along the U.S. Read More »

USA seeks balanced trade with China, Trump tells Xi

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Ross said the USA delegates briefed President Donald Trump after their return, and that Liu is expected to travel to Washington in the next couple weeks to continue discussions, Ross said. The official described the meeting as a follow-up to last week's high-level trade talks in Beijing and in preparation for Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He's visit to Washington. Read More »

European Leaders Mull Next Steps After US Pulls Out Of Iran Deal

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This is a unsafe new reality, because the deal was working. He contended it allowed Iran to restart its nuclear program in 2025, postponing rather than permanently ending its nuclear ambitions, and that it did not affect Iran's other "misbehavior" in the region - its missile program or supporting organizations fighting elsewhere in the Middle East . Read More »

Central AL Forecast: Slight Chance of Rain Thursday

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Some patchy fog is also possible through 8-9am. Friday: A chance of showers and mostly cloudy, with highs into the upper 50's. Today turned mostly cloudy and cooler with a few light showers in the area. It will be cooler at the coast with highs around 70 degrees. Temperatures remain in the 70s. Already very warm to start out your Thursday . Tuesday night our low temperatures will fall into the lower to mid 50s. Read More »