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New York mobster caught after fleeing from federal authorities

Authorities on Monday said they caught Dominic Taddeo, a convicted New York mobster and hitman who had fled from federal custody last week.

Taddeo was serving a roughly three-decade sentence for multiple offenses — including killing three people during mafia wars in the ’80s. His sentence was set to finish by the end of 2022 before he escaped from federal authorities last Monday.

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Shipping Equipment Giants Abandon Merger After Justice Department Threatens to Sue - Deal Would Eliminate Competition and Harmed the Global Supply Chain

March 29, 2022 - Cargotec Corporation (Cargotec) confirmed today that it has abandoned its intended merger of equals with Konecranes Plc (Konecranes) one day after the Justice Department’s US DOJAntitrust Division informed the parties that the settlement proposal was not sufficient to address concerns that the proposed combination would eliminate important competition in four types of shipping container handling equipment used by port customers to move goods in the global supply chain.

“The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will vigorously investigate potential violations of our antitrust laws, no matter the industry, no matter the company, and no matter the individual,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The proposed merger of these two shipping equipment giants would have harmed American consumers. It threatened the global supply chain and the free and fair markets upon which the integrity of our economy depends. I commend the outstanding work of our Antitrust attorneys and investigators that led to this outcome and the cooperation of our enforcement partners around the world.”

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Frank Gore retires as the third leading rusher in NFL history

After 16-years in the NFL, Frank Gore calls it a career just 2,355 yards shy of Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record. Gore will sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers to retire with the team that drafted him way back in 2005.

Gore ends his career as the third-leading rusher in league history, more than 1,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the list, Adrian Peterson. After Peterson, the next two active players are Mark Ingram and Ezekiel Elliot. Neither player has reached 8,000 yards to date. So, it’s safe to say Gore will be ranked third all-time for quite a few years.

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Getzlaf to retire from Ducks following career to be cherished

Ryan Getzlaf choked up as he announced his retirement from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, and he thanked everyone you would expect -- family, friends, owners, executives, coaches, teammates, trainers. He even thanked the arena workers.

After 17 seasons in Anaheim, the past 12 as captain of the Ducks, the 36-year-old center knows everyone's face at Honda Center, even if he doesn't know everyone's name.

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US: 2 posed as agents, gave gifts to Secret Service officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men they say were posing as federal agents, giving free apartments and other gifts to U.S. Secret Service agents, including one who worked on the first lady’s security detail.

The two men — Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36 — were taken into custody as more than a dozen FBI agents charged into a luxury apartment building in Southeast Washington on Wednesday evening.

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Army General Fired, Loses a Star After 'Counterproductive' Leadership

One of the Army's top logistics officers was fired and demoted after an inspector general investigation found he conducted "counterproductive leadership behaviors," the service announced.

Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, formerly a three-star general, was investigated over allegations of racist behavior during his time as deputy chief of staff for logistics, a position commonly referred to as the G-4.

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Arnold Diaz, Longtime New York Investigative Reporter, Retires

Arnold Diaz, investigative reporter at WPIX New York, has retired. Diaz has been on TV for 50 years. His investigative franchise on WPIX is called “What a Shame!” and “regularly exposes wrongdoing and incompetence by private industry and government agencies, and often leads to actions by law enforcement officials, as well as the enactment of legislation.”

On PIX11.com, Diaz said “What a Shame!” “gave voice to victims.”

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WWE Reportedly Releases MSK’s Nash Carter

– Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp reports that WWE has released NXT Tag Team Champion Nash Carter from the company. Carter’s release follows recent allegations of domestic abuse that were made by his wife, wrestler Kimber Lee.

Nash Carter (nee Zachary Green) and tag team partner Wes Lee just recently regained the NXT Tag Team Titles last Saturday at NXT Stand & Deliver, beating Imperium and The Creed Brothers in a Triple Threat Match to win back the titles. On last night’s NXT, WWE announced that MSK would be defending their titles against the team of Grayson Waller and Sanga on next week’s show. Clearly, that match is no longer happening.

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Ohio GOP lawmaker announces retirement citing redistricting 'circus'

(CNN) Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs said on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection and will instead retire as he expressed frustration with redistricting in his state.

In a statement, Gibbs referenced what he described as "the circus redistricting has become in Ohio," and went on to say, "this circus has provided me the opportunity to assess my future. To that end, after considerable deliberation, I have decided to not seek re-election this year."

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Doug Wilson stepping down as Sharks GM after 19 seasons

Doug Wilson announced Thursday that he is stepping down as Sharks general manager. He held the position for 19 years.D

"These past 19 years serving as general manager of the San Jose Sharks have been a privilege and one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable periods of my life," Wilson said in a statement. "I have been incredibly fortunate to work for and with some of the most talented and passionate people in the game of hockey.

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Trigger bill to ban abortions fails in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN — A bill that would have primed Nebraska to ban all abortions died on the floor of the Legislature Wednesday.

Legislative Bill 933 failed to receive the 33 votes it needed to end an eight-hour filibuster, which effectively renders the bill dead with no other way to move forward. The final vote was 31-15, with three senators excused.

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L.A. County votes to ban official travel to Florida, Texas over LGBTQ policies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to suspend all official travel to Texas and Florida over the states’ controversial LGBTQ policies.

The motion by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis would only affect travel for the conduct of county business that is paid for with taxpayer money.

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1MDB scandal: Ex-Goldman Malaysia boss found guilty

A US jury found Roger Ng guilty on all charges in the trial, which concerned the looting of billions of dollars from Malaysia's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.

He is the only Goldman Sachs banker to face a jury over the scandal, which rocked Malaysian politics and forced the bank to pay billions in fines.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61043609
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Judge sentences Alaska man to nearly 3 years in prison for threatening to kill senators

An Alaska man who left a barrage of menacing voicemail messages threatened to kill the state’s two U.S. senators was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline sentenced Jay Allen Johnson, 65, after the Delta Junction resident pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal charges of threatening to kill or have an assassin murder GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, the Justice Department said.

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Frank Vogel to be fired as Lakers head coach, expected to be told as soon as Monday, per report

Frank Vogel has coached his final game for the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He is expected to be told as soon as Monday. The Lakers, winners of the 2020 NBA championship, entered the season as Western Conference favorites. They failed to live up to that mantle due to a combination of injuries, age, a poorly-built roster and mismanagement of that roster, and on Tuesday, they were officially eliminated from playoff contention. They closed the season with a 33-49 record. Now Vogel is paying the price for their failure and has been removed from his position as coach less than two years after leading the Lakers to the title.

When asked about the news that he would not be retained, Vogel fired back. "I haven't been told s--- and I'm going to enjoy tonight's game," Vogel told reporters. "We'll deal with tomorrow tomorrow."

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Twitter Suspends Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Juanita Broaddrick's Account

Juanita Broaddrick, who accused former president Bill Clinton of rape, has been suspended from Twitter after claiming COVID-19 vaccines can "alter DNA."

Broaddrick's account was locked for violating the social platform's policy on "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information" related to COVID, Twitter told Fox News

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South Dakota legislators impeach GOP attorney general over fatal 2020 crash

The South Dakota House voted Tuesday to impeach state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for his involvement in a fatal 2020 crash that has prompted state lawmakers to seek the removal of their fellow Republican from office.

In a 36-31 vote, Ravnsborg was charged with committing crimes or misdemeanors in office that caused the death of a pedestrian. He was also charged with committing actions that "failed to meet the standard of the Office of the Attorney General" after the collision, including during its reporting and the resulting investigation.

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Protester interrupts Timberwolves-Clippers play-in game after gluing herself to court

A fan at the Target Center on Tuesday night interrupted the Minnesota Timberwolves’ play-in game against the Los Angeles Clippers with an attempted on-court protest.

Though the protester used a new method to try and get her message across, it didn't stick very well.

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German police arrest four over alleged plot to kidnap health minister

German police have detained four German nationals suspected of plotting to kidnap the German health minister, Karl Lauterbach, and destroy power facilities to cause a nationwide power outage.

“The two main suspects are believed to have agreed with others to mount an attack on the federal health minister,” a spokesperson for the Koblenz prosecutor’s office said on Thursday, confirming a report by German broadcaster ARD.

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RNC unanimously votes to withdraw from commission that sponsors presidential debates

(CNN) The Republican National Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to withdraw from its participation in the Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that has long governed general-election presidential debates.

In a statement, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the commission is "biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage."

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LA political donor gets 30 years in prison for fetish deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Buck told his neighbors that the steady stream of young Black men leaving his West Hollywood apartment were social work clients. What really happened behind closed doors, which he referred to as the “gates of hell,” was far more sinister.

The men did not need Buck’s help — they needed to be saved from him, said federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said. Some barely escaped with their lives. Two men didn’t.

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Man arrested in connection with South Carolina mall shooting that injured 14

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina's capital on Saturday that left 14 people injured.

Columbia Police Chief W.H. (Skip) Holbrook said 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, who was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement as a person of interest, remains in police custody and is expected to be charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol.

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ap215 wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:54 am LA political donor gets 30 years in prison for fetish deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Buck told his neighbors that the steady stream of young Black men leaving his West Hollywood apartment were social work clients. What really happened behind closed doors, which he referred to as the “gates of hell,” was far more sinister.

The men did not need Buck’s help — they needed to be saved from him, said federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said. Some barely escaped with their lives. Two men didn’t.

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Jasmyne Cannick in Los Angeles has been covering this murderous predator for years and years. Bye, indeed.

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ap215 wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:54 am LA political donor gets 30 years in prison for fetish deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Buck told his neighbors that the steady stream of young Black men leaving his West Hollywood apartment were social work clients. What really happened behind closed doors, which he referred to as the “gates of hell,” was far more sinister.

The men did not need Buck’s help — they needed to be saved from him, said federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said. Some barely escaped with their lives. Two men didn’t.

https://apnews.com/article/california-l ... 0f8a4f4e53
May he live a long life without parole and may he literally rot in jail.
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Wimbledon expected to ban Russian players: reports

Wimbledon is reportedly planning to ban Russian players from this summer’s tennis tournament in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

The New York Times and Sportico, citing an unidentified highly placed tennis official and someone familiar with the decision who was not identified, respectively, reported that Russian players will be barred from participating in the Grand Slam tournament, becoming the latest sports event to penalize Moscow.

https://thehill.com/policy/internationa ... s-reports/
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