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Fake heiress Anna Sorokin jailed for scamming New York

A German-Russian fraudster who tricked New York high society into believing she was a wealthy heiress and stealing more than $200,000 was jailed Thursday for up to 12 years.

Anna Sorokin, 28, a Russian truck driver’s daughter who had been living in Germany, reinvented herself as socialite Anna Delvey on arrival in the US in 2016, spinning an elaborate back story she hoped would help her swindle millions of dollars.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/fake-h ... -new-york/


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End of an era: NYC radio station 95.5 WPLJ announces final broadcast

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's the end of an era for a popular New York City radio station.

95.5 WPLJ first signed onto the air in 1971 -- and the station announced that May 31, 2019 will be their final broadcast ever.

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Man arrested in 1985 killing of Hollywood TV director

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with bludgeoning and strangling to death a Hollywood television director more than three decades ago was arrested Thursday in North Carolina after police said DNA and a confession linked him to the crime.

Edwin Hiatt was arrested in Burke County for the 1985 death of Barry Crane in Los Angeles. He has been charged with murder in California and will be returned there, Los Angeles police announced.

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State Board of Elections to oust executive director

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state's new Democratically controlled Board of Elections will move to oust its longtime executive director, a Republican appointee, next week.

Kim Strach, originally appointed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2013, has technically been on borrowed time since the new board formed in January. Soon after the board's first meeting, state law gave members the authority to reappoint Strach or appoint a new director to a new two-year term expiring in May 2021.

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Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance case

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 election.

The Justice Department announced the charges Friday against Prakazrel "Pras" Michel.

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Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage

Party City plans to close 45 of its 870 stores in 2019, the company said Thursday.

The party supplies company also said it has secured a new source of helium that should help relieve pressure from a global helium shortage that has squeezed balloon sales.

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Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage

Party City plans to close 45 of its 870 stores in 2019, the company said Thursday.

The party supplies company also said it has secured a new source of helium that should help relieve pressure from a global helium shortage that has squeezed balloon sales.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/compani ... smsnnews11


I hope they have to close all of them. Helium is a very rare element on Earth and when it's gone it's gone, gone forever. It's used for very important things and inflating useless balloons. They want to get rich on growing the market for inflating more and more useless balloons.

To me it is like that company is complaining that they're having a hard time finding enough Bald Eagles to kill. May that company descend into ruin.


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New Georgia abortion law draws Hollywood backlash

The television and film industry struck back this week at the state of Georgia, whose governor just signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

But the reaction was slower and smaller than in 2016, when a “religious rights” bill that would have allowed discrimination against LGBTQ persons provoked a boycott threat that led then-Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the measure.

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Pennsylvania college to no longer allow frats, sororities

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Fraternities and sororities will no longer be allowed at Swarthmore College following outrage over years-old documents allegedly written by one fraternity there that contains derogatory comments about women and the LGBTQ community and jokes about sexual assault.

School President Valerie Smith made the announcement Friday in a letter posted on the college's website. Smith says the school's lone sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, can continue with its current members through the spring 2022 semester but can't recruit or initiate new members.

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Mets Fans Will No Longer Be Able To Bring Backpacks To Citi Field

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — If you’re thinking about bringing a backpack to Citi Field, you may want to reconsider.

Beginning May 20, backpacks and other large containers will be banned from entering the stadium.

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Hofstra University fraternity members allegedly sprayed beer into a dog's mouth. Now they're in trouble

A New York university has suspended a fraternity after a video shared on social media showed members forcing a dog to drink from a beer keg at an off-campus party.

The video, with more than 100,000 views as of Monday, shows one man holding a squirming spaniel upside-down while another sprays liquid from the keg into the dog's mouth.

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Monsanto Has Been Ordered To Pay More Than $2 Billion To A Couple With Cancer

A California jury awarded $2 billion on Monday to an elderly couple that developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after years of using Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, delivering a major blow to the agrochemical giant.

The jury found the company failed to warn consumers that Roundup could cause cancer, attorneys said, dealing the company its third major loss in court in a series of lawsuits claiming the herbicide was behind the development of cancer.

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CFPB official under fire for past writings on race resigns

A senior political appointee at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has resigned following controversy over writings more than a decade ago in which he used a racial slur for African-Americans and claimed the majority of hate crimes were hoaxes.

Eric Blankenstein, the CFPB’s policy director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending, said in an email Wednesday to agency employees that he had decided to “take another position” after working at the bureau for 18 months. Blankenstein wrote that details of his next job “are still being finalized.” His last day at the CFPB will be May 31.

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Met Museum Will No Longer Take Money From OxyContin’s Sackler Family

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will no longer accept money from members of the billionaire Sackler family, which owns the company that makes the opioid OxyContin, the museum announced Wednesday.

The museum said its board of trustees made the decision Tuesday after reflecting on the current opioid crisis, the individuals’ ties to opioid production and the scores of lawsuits against them and their company, Purdue Pharma.

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Twitter Suspends Author Jason Overstreet for Suggesting Trump Be Airdropped Among Gorillas.

Well, there but for the grace of FSM go you or I.

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State Rep. Larry Inman indicted for extortion, bribery, and lying to FBI

A federal grand jury indicted state Rep. Larry Inman on charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI.

Inman is a Republican from the Traverse City area who is serving his third term in the House after decades as a local official in northern Michigan.

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Federal Jury Convicts Chief Executive Officer for Obstructing and Defrauding the IRS and Stealing Money from Employee Healthcare and 401(K) Plans

DENVER – Riordan A. Maynard, age 50 of Centennial, was found guilty of corruptly impeding the administration of tax laws, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to steal or embezzle employee benefit plan and healthcare funds, and theft or embezzlement in connection with healthcare following a seven day jury trial before U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello, announced United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steven Osborne and U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration Regional Director Jim Purcell. The federal jury returned its verdict yesterday afternoon.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Maynard served as the Chief Executive Officer of two communications technology companies located in Denver, Colorado, Touchbase USA (TBUSA) and its successor company Touchbase Global Services, Inc. (TBGSI). TBGSI offered a 401(k) savings plan to the employees of both TBGSI and TBUSA. Maynard conspired with a co-conspirator to steal funds that employees had directed TBGSI to withhold from their paychecks for 401(k) plans, and ultimately stole over $60,000 of 401(k) withholdings and used them for other TBGSI expenses.

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60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft announces retirement

Steve Kroft will retire from "60 Minutes" at the end of his 30th season on America's most-watched news program. The 73-year-old correspondent is currently the news magazine's longest-tenured reporter, having reported nearly 500 "60 Minutes" stories, many among the broadcast's biggest moments. Kroft will announce his plans to step down this Sunday, May 19th after the broadcast's 51st season finale. "60 Minutes" will celebrate his 50-year career as a journalist with a special tribute broadcast this September.

"Steve Kroft's reporting for 60 Minutes has been as important as any correspondent's in the history of this broadcast," "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Bill Owens said. "Steve, with his sharp eye for detail, rich writing and demanding journalism, has set the bar at "60 Minutes" for three decades."

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Tyreke Evans of Indiana Pacers Dismissed from League

Tyreke Evans of the Indiana Pacers has been dismissed from the NBA after violating the league’s anti-drug policy according to Shams Charania of the Athletic. He is disqualified from participating in league activities for two years. Given that Evans has not previously been punished for drug violation, his punishment is in line with testing positive for what the Collective Bargaining Agreement defines as a “drug of abuse.” Drugs of abuse are defined in the agreement as “amphetamine and its analogs, benzodiazepines, cocaine, GHB, ketamine, LSD, opiates, and PCP.”

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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Canceled After 20 Years

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has been canceled after a 20-year run, the last 17 of which were in syndication.

“After a successful 17-year run, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ will not return in national syndication for the 2019-20 season,” a spokesperson for the game show told TheWrap.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to call snap election after coalition partner resigns

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday that the country will hold snap elections as soon as possible following the resignation earlier of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

"Enough is enough," Kurz said in a statement to the media, adding that he does not have the impression Strache's Freedom Party (FPÖ) is willing to change, listing several lesser scandals the far-right party has been involved in.

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New York seizes state's oldest credit union after ex-CEO's embezzlement plea

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York’s top financial regulator on Friday seized the state’s oldest credit union, Municipal Credit Union, saying it suffered from “unsafe and unsound” conditions after its former chief executive pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

The seizure by New York’s Department of Financial Services followed Kam Wong’s guilty plea last Nov. 19 in federal court to embezzling millions of dollars from the Manhattan-based credit union, which he led from 2007 to 2018.

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New York Times journalist leaves Colombia as article on army chief unleashes far-right fury

The New York Times’ bureau chief in Colombia said Sunday he has left the country after an article critical of the country’s army commander was published and the country’s far-right retaliated online.

In the article, journalist Nicholas Casey reported that controversial national army chief Sacasio Martinez “has ordered his troops to double the number of criminals and militants they kill, capture or force to surrender in battle — and possibly accept higher civilian casualties in the process.”

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Al Jazeera journalists suspended after posting anti-Semitic video about Holocaust

Al Jazeera suspended two journalists after they posted a video that questioned "how true" the Holocaust is.

The journalists posted the video on the AJ+ social media service, according to The Guardian. The video described the deaths of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust as a "narrative" "adopted by the Zionist movement," according to the newspaper, drawing swift condemnation.

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Charter School Founder and CEO Sentenced to 2½ Years in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $3.2 Million in Public Education Funds

LOS ANGELES – The founder and ex-chief executive officer of Celerity Educational Group, a Koreatown-based non-profit owner and operator of charter schools, was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for conspiring to misappropriate approximately $3.2 million in public education funds allocated to some of her company’s schools.

Vielka Maritza McFarlane, 56, of Sylmar, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner, who told her, “If you want to help your students, you can teach them that if they make mistakes, they have to pay the price and be responsible for their own actions.”

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