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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Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… 44, and Attar, 53, also face one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity — a charge that carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison. “Female Genital Mutilation has serious implications for the health and well-being of girls and women,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting us Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. “This brutal practice is conducted on girls for one reason, to control them as …

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Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

April 26, 2017

… after us President Donald Trump’s inauguration came when he was meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. There had been some speculation that North Korea would use the 85th anniversary of the founding of the army, which fell on Tuesday and is a significant date on the country’s calendar, to conduct a missile or nuclear test. In the event, the country conducted large-scale artillery drills. The June 25 anniversary of the Korean War could be options for …

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FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The us Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory …

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Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret voting for Trump despite LGBT ‘mistakes’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything us President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.” …

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Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl — one of two 7-year-olds who underwent …

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India facing another summer of deadly heat

April 25, 2017

… responsibility for the issue. Moves taken since 2015 have paid off, said K. J. Ramesh, director general of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), pointing to a sharp drop in heat deaths in 2016, compared with the year before. “In 2015, the mortality was very high. But with just a little response from the states in 2016, the mortality was reduced by half,” said Ramesh. “This year we want to see that all states are working with us.” Various states and municipalities …

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Steve Jobs Fast Facts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Death date: October 5, 2011 Birth place: San Francisco, California …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… are proud of. “That number signifies so much more than the troop number. They see a girl wearing 6000 and they know they are either going through the same thing or have gone through it.” Burgess’ daughter Karina said, “We’re like a pack. If one of us is down the rest of us will be there to pick them back up.” …

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The death row inmates Arkansas is rushing to execute

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The state of Arkansas will resume efforts this week to execute death row inmates before its supply of sedatives used in lethal injection expires. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight executions in 11 days, the most in the shortest amount of time since capital punishment returned to the United States in the 1970s, creating a race against the clock and a tangled web of legal challenges. Hutchinson said it was necessary to follow the law and bring closure to victims’ families. …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… take a 24-hour digital fast in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging, which is no easy feat. “Some students look at us like ‘I could never do that,’” she said. Some of the feedback she got back about the day was positive: how enjoyable it was; how stress levels dropped; how it felt like a refreshing recharge. Others told her how challenging it was and how they couldn’t do it. That’s OK, she said in a phone call last week at least they are trying. The …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

(CNN)I was proud to join thousands of concerned citizens, scientists and engineers in Saturday’s March for Science. With more than 600 marches taking place around the world, we conveyed that science is political, not partisan, and science should shape our policies. Although it is the means by which humankind discovers objective truths in nature, science is and has always been political. Article I, Section 8 of the us Constitution refers to promoting “the progress of science and …

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Frozen hash brown recall due to possible ‘extraneous golf ball materials’

April 23, 2017

(CNN)You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. For now, skip frozen hash browns sold in nine states under the Harris Teeter and Roundy’s brands. The potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls, according to the hash brown maker. McCain Foods usA’s recall notice on the us Food & Drug Administration site says the hash browns could be “contaminated with …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… been highly esteemed for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the hit TV show Americas Next Top Model, has spent majority of his career working on marketing campaigns and advertisements for a plethora major fashion, makeup, and beauty labels. So who better than Baker to help break down the ins and outs of inclusive marketing? Nigel stopped by #BizChats, Mashable’s business show, to share with us the five simple ways any business or brand can appeal to a more diverse audience in an …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… You never indulge Just like with socializing, its alright to indulge now and then. It can be used as a reward or help you experience new things. So, if youve brewed your own coffee at home all week, go ahead and stop by Starbucks on Friday morning. You earned it! 13. Youve taken DIY too far Thanks to Pinterest and YouTube, weve been tricked into thinking that we can do anything from building furniture to repairing our cars. The problem is that this can lead us to potentially do more harm than …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

… every single deserted dater has had another bite at the cherry. As they say, second time’s a charm. 5. You’ll see that it really is a very small world For many of us, the idea of going on a date with an ex-partner is not entirely our idea of a good time. But, a couple of times on the show, daters have been accidentally reunited with blasts from their past. In one episode, Vince and Anna shared a date and both mention that they feel like they’ve met before. Turns out they …

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Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… direction.” Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK, said it was great news that NHS England was “taking this step to make hospitals healthier places for all of us”. He added: “With this plan, people with type 1 diabetes should still have access to products that are commonly used to treat hypos.” The sugar problem There has been growing concern about the damaging impact of sugar on health – from the state of people’s teeth to type 2 diabetes and …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

(CNN)It wasn’t just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together — it was a mutual love for cannabis. One year ago, Chloe Lebbate and Dakota Shyface were single marijuana users in their 20s, living in Las Vegas and looking for “something.” But love, friendship and connections evaded them on mainstream social networks like Tinder and Match, they said, because the sites failed to weed out people who disapproved of their marijuana use. “I …

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Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

April 20, 2017

(CNN)All executions are on hold in the state of Arkansas after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug Wednesday. Court decisions in recent weeks, both from the state and us Supreme Courts, had granted all eight inmates a temporary reprieve, but some were overturned. The state Supreme Court granted inmate Stacey Johnson a stay Wednesday night, ruling 4-3 that he has a right to an evidentiary hearing after he requested DNA testing to prove his innocence. Johnson …

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

… dont see us making the other changes that we need to win in 18 and 2020. Brian Ertz, an Idaho environmental lawyer and Sanders appointee to the convention Rules and Bylaws Committee expressed skepticism. The question is whether the DNC will adopt reforms that necessarily diminish and dilute the power of individual members. And I just dont see that happening. Im hoping Ill be wrong, but Im not counting on it, Ertz said,referring to the fact that all voting DNC members are super-delegates, …

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Arkansas inmate has last meal as courts decide fate

April 18, 2017

(CNN)One of eight Arkansas inmates facing possible execution this month had a last meal Monday evening as his fate was being decided by federal and state courts. After the Arkansas Supreme Court stayed the execution of two inmates, the state’s attorney general asked the us Supreme Court to overturn the ruling so the execution of one could proceed. While Bruce Ward has one other stay in place, Don Davis — who had his last meal — could be the first executed over the next 10 …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 17, 2017

… you angry. https://t.co/eS74wiReXL Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 12, 2017 All signs point to the Congressman having a pretty depressing outlook for the next four years. Trump is on the “road to authoritarianism,” Lieu says. Democratic power is at an all time low, and divided. A major of travel ban supporters think the Bowling Green Massacre is real. Still, Lieu remains confident. The former us Air Force officer was born in Taiwan and spent his first few years of his life living in a …

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

April 16, 2017

… options are a little more limited. Mesh athletic gear easily doubles as a swimsuit. There are women’s versions of boardshorts for people who want a little more coverage. Still, DIY can be tricky for the amateur and it’d be great if the industry finally stepped up and did it for us. Brands: Are you listening? Image: Carrie K, sky cubacub/photo by hole boss For all the conversation about how contemporary fashion “gender bends” (what exactly does that word mean?), most …

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Harry Styles bought kiwi for everyone in the ‘SNL’ line

April 16, 2017

… SEE ALSO: We finally have a tracklist and release date for Harry Styles’ debut album Harry bought kiwi for everyone in line for SNL I LOVE HIM SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/eus2TadoPW e (@namelesserin) April 14, 2017 When Harry starts performing the new song and we realise he played us and it’s not kiwi pic.twitter.com/0tf97KkzzI oc (@hesartss) April 14, 2017 …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… ALSO: Trump remembers what cake he ate but not what country he bombed and help us somebody please The conspiracy started with a pro-Assad website in Lebanon. Al-Masdar News published a story about supposed problems in the evidence that Assad’s government was the group behind the chemical attack, even though the governments of many nations have little doubt about the perpetrator. As many pro-Assad folks do, the website attacked a Syrian rescue group known as The White Helmets. The group …

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Workload ‘pushing young teachers to the brink’ – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… that she was “sick of seeing all her colleagues being so downtrodden”. “We should be left just to teach and provide awesome opportunities for learning. “We end up filing endless paperwork, box-ticking, trying to prove we do our job. Maybe just trust us,” she added. ‘For the kids’ Henry Emoni, a maths teacher, said it was his fourth year in the profession and he was already disheartened. “My mum was a teacher, and I know how hard she worked.” …

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