Manhattan man pleads guilty to ‘Producers’ scheme

April 27, 2017

New York (CNN)A Manhattan resident on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conning several investors into giving him money intended to fund the production of a fake Broadway play, according to Manhattan district attorney spokesman Justin Henry. Roland Scahill pleaded guilty to three counts of grand larceny in the third degree and one count of scheme to defraud in the first degree, according to court documents. The former talent agent owes $189,885 to the various investors he was accused of taking money …

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Farewell Kate O’Beirne of CNN’s ‘Capital Gang’

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The political world lost a legend this weekend. Kate O’Beirne, longtime Washington editor of National Review and longtime panelist on CNN’s “Capital Gang” passed away Sunday of cancer. Kate O’Beirne wasn’t just a conservative, she was conservative with a pronounced New York accent, something even more rare. And she could make an argument better, faster and with more wit than almost anyone else in Washington. Every Saturday on “Capital Gang,” …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 are just like any other girls. They go on trips, draw, sing and dance and sell those famous cookies. But their connection goes beyond Tagalongs and Thin Mints. Troop 6000 is the first in New York City made up solely of homeless girls. All the members live at the Sleep Inn in Queens, where the city has transformed the 10-floor building into a homeless shelter that serves 100 homeless families. The troop was created in February by Giselle Burgess, a …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… They are Cohen, the vice chair; former Ohio state Sen.Nina Turner; former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver; former Sanders New York delegate Nomiki Konst; Jim Zogby, founder of the Arab-American Institute; former Berkeley, California Mayor Gus Newport; former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores; and Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced the complete list of members of the Unity Reform Commission on April 17, 2017. Many Sanders …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… point, too. #Yeezy2020, anyone? They love buying and selling homes Kimye purchased their first home together, an $11 million mansion in Bel Air, in 2013, but opted to spend years renovating the place instead of actually living in it and eventually put it on the market for $20 million. How very Chip and Jo! Kim and Kanye used the $20 million to purchase a different mansion closer to Kris Jenner that they promptly began renovating to suit their tastes. The couple also owns an apartment in New York …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

There were roughly the same number of Republicans and Democrats who voted when early voting ended on Friday, according to New York Times election expert Nate Cohn. Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida, came up with similar figures. The virtually even turnout among Democrats and Republicans in the district is a major change from the first week of early voting, in which Democrats enjoyed a significant lead. And the lack of party registration in Georgia makes …

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It pays to get bumped now that Delta offers almost $10,000

April 15, 2017

… up from an $800 limit, while supervisors can dish out a maximum of $9,950 (up from $1,350). A Delta spokeswoman confirmed those numbers are accurate. These are some big increases, and would mean that the woman who made $11,000 in compensation for postponing and ultimately canceling her flights from New York to Florida last weekend could have made even more bank. The Delta news comes less than a week after United’s PR disaster on Sunday when passenger David Dao, 69, found himself on an …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… 1952 Charlie Chaplin In the early 1950s, Charlie Chaplin reportedly said he had “no further use for America” and “wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President”. After a series of political controversies, personal scandals and falling audiences, he decided to hold the world premiere of Limelight in London, where the film was set, rather than the US, where he had settled. Boarding the RMS Queen Elizabeth in New York in 1952, he received word that his …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… the kinds of workaday hacks plugging away at places like the New York Post. But back in 1994, when he was senior editor at The New Republic, Lewis tackled a simpler topic, one thats back in the conversation this week, courtesy of the Post: The difficulties of a man being with a smoking-hot woman. The most ill-conceived work of his career, proclaimed a lengthy Vanity Fair profile of Lewis written a few years later. Though it masqueraded as a work of humility, it reeked of the pride that lay …

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United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… Michael Brown comes particularly to mind, with his actions on the day examined in microscopic detail while his past led to the infamous no angel article in the New York Times); it is probably not a coincidence that we find it now in a case where the man subjected to unwarranted violence by law enforcement, in this case to preserve the convenience of United Airlines, belongs to an ethnic minority. These are not majority positions, but if this tendency in public discourse is narrow, the Dao …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

Since Monday night, more than 40 companies that advertise with Fox News have announced theyre splitting from the show a response to a bombshell New York Times reportindicating that OReilly and Fox News have paid around $13 million in settlements to address complaints brought by five of his former female colleagues. Fox News did not immediately respond to a question about whether any companies have pulled ads from the network entirely. Mercedes-Benz was the first company and one of six …

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Planned Parenthood’s Richards wishes more women made health decisions in Congress

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Amid ongoing calls to defund Planned Parenthood by many conservative Republicans in Congress, the group’s leader declared Wednesday that they’d face less fire if there were more legislators “that could get pregnant.” “They’ve come at us and come at women in a way that is much harsher than I even imagined,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said during a panel at the Women in the World conference Wednesday in New York. “Frankly, if …

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Bella Hadid speaks out about being Muslim for the first time

April 6, 2017

… Trump’s Muslim ban in January, holding a sign that read, “We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews.” January 29: #GigiHadid and #BellaHadid at the #NoBanNoWall march in New York City. A photo posted by Hadid News (@hadidnews) on Jan 29, 2017 at 3:21pm PST “I come from a really diverse background. I’ve had incredible experiences all over the world and I’ve learned that we’re all just people, and we all deserve respect …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… entities, ranging from the Trump transition team to dozens of property holdings in New York and New Jersey, meaning more potential conflicts are likely to arise, even after Kushner has resigned from his business positions. His expansive responsibilities don’t end at foreign affairs. Last week the White House announced Kushner would lead a presidential office tasked with reshaping the federal bureaucracy. He’s preparing to meet with lawmakers to discuss criminal justice reform. …

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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, has died. In 1978, Baker sewed a multicolored flag that became the symbol of the LGBT community across the world. Baker, 65, died Thursday in his sleep, said Cleve Jones, an AIDS activist and Baker’s longtime friend. He died in New York City, the medical examiner’s office there said. The 30-by-60 feet flag flew on Gay Pride Day on June 25, 1978. “We needed something to express …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Grieving father: ‘I don’t play Trump songs anymore’

March 22, 2017

(CNN)Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail. The amateur country crooner sang pro-Trump ditties while strumming a guitar emblazoned with Trump campaign stickers, earning him the moniker “Trump Troubadour.” International media dubbed him “the voice of unheard America.” See the latest news and share your comments with …

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Twitter’s got jokes about this weird, outdoorsy photo of Donald Trump, Jr.

March 19, 2017

So, Hillary, sure, but, would you ever want to run into Donald Trump, Jr. in the woods? Well, it could happen: He, uh, apparently feels super at home there. On Saturday, the New York Times Styles sectionpublished a profile of the younger Don that discusses, among many other things (ahem, that time he got arrested for public intoxication) his love of the great outdoors. Already, plenty of people are criticizing the piece on Twitter for normalizing Trumpwho, remember, is apparently not above …

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Which Republicans are opposing the Obamacare repeal bill?

March 16, 2017

… (Alabama) 7. Leonard Lance (New Jersey) — “I do not want to vote on a bill that has no chance of passing over in the Senate.” 8. Claudia Tenney (New York) — “Just looking at what the CBO report came out with, and some of the issues in New York, I’m leaning toward voting no.” Update: The graphic has been updated to more accurately represent the number of lawmakers leaning against the bill. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLifestyle …

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‘El Chapo’ Guzman suffering effects of solitary confinement, his lawyers say

March 14, 2017

(CNN)Documents filed Monday by court-appointed defense attorneys representing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman offered a glimpse into his isolated life behind bars. No sunlight, no phone calls, no television, no communication with the outside world — this sums up Guzman’s existence inside Unit 10 South of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he has lived most of the time since his extradition from Mexico to New York on January 19 to face …

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