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  • Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; IBM soars

    10/18/2017 2:50:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 18, 2017 7:35 AM | Caroline Valetkevitch
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth. The Dow hit 22,000 on Aug. 2, only 54 trading days earlier and roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. This marks the fourth time this year the Dow has reached a 1,000-point milestone. […] Shares of IBM (IBM.N), which beat expectations on revenue, jumped 8.9 percent and accounted for about 90 points of the day’s 160 point-gain in the blue-chip index. Solid earnings,...
  • DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations [Cyrus Vance]

    10/17/2017 8:50:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2017 3:43 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he will stop taking campaign contributions pending a review by an outside ethics group. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has come under fire for accepting thousands of dollars from a lawyer who represented the Hollywood mogul. […] An Associated Press review of Vance’s most generous givers shows the prosecutor has taken money from lawyers defending people his office has charged. …
  • Deputy accidentally shot himself in Onondaga County Justice Center (Syracuse, NY)

    10/17/2017 4:41:03 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 34 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/17/17 | Samantha House
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A deputy accidentally shot himself Monday night inside an Onondaga County Justice Center locker room, deputies said. Deputy Justin Brannock, 28, was taking his personal firearm out of its holster at 10:28 p.m. when the gun fired, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, an Onondaga County Justice Center. Brannock was in the employee locker room in an unsecured section of the jail, he said. Seeber said Brannock was expected to be released from the hospital early this morning. Initial police scanner reports indicated a bullet grazed the deputy's leg.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 16-20,2017

    10/16/2017 2:34:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | October 16, 2017 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Lawyers Undercut Vance's Claim He Had No 'Case' Against Harvey Weinstein

    10/15/2017 4:25:04 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 13, 2017 | B. Colby Hamilton
    In the public furor over revelations that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office declined to pursue groping charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the office’s defense has rested largely on insufficiency of evidence claims. In a statement released on Oct. 10, Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman Agnifilo said that while the recording of Weinstein made by a victim working with the New York Police Department was “horrifying to listen to,” the office was ultimately unable to bring charges because “what emerged was insufficient to prove a crime ... which requires prosecutors to establish criminal intent.” The following day, Vance,...
  • NOW protests at Manhattan DA's office over Harvey Weinstein controversy (Hands Up Don't Grope)

    10/14/2017 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    ABC News (WABC New York) ^ | 10/13/2017 | Staff
    ---snip--- No charges were ever filed against Weinstein, despite audio tapes suggesting to some a crime may have been committed. The National Organization for Women organized the protest, demanding to know why District Attorney Cy Vance did not charge Weinstein for allegedly assaulting Italian fashion model Amber Gutierrez two years ago.
  • Man hails cab on Gowanus while date burns to death in car fire

    10/14/2017 6:38:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | October 14, 2017
    A woman's body was found in a car after a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning, and authorities say the driver -- believed to be a man she was dating -- hailed a cab in the middle of the highway while she burned to death. -snip The driver, 23-year-old Saeed Ahmed, was later located at Maimonides Medical Center, where he was being treated for burns to his neck, arms and legs. Police confirm he hailed a cab on the Gowanus Expressway while leaving Grewel in the burning vehicle, and Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video of a...
  • Long Island (Firefighters) Bagpipe band knocks kneeling, won’t play for Jets

    10/13/2017 7:02:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Newsday ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Sloan Yan
    A Nassau bagpipe band has passed on the Jets’ invite to play during halftime over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, officials said Friday. A Jets group sales representative asked the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band early this week to entertain the crowd during the Nov. 2 game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, said band manager Bobby Hughes, an original member of the band and an East Meadow volunteer firefighter. “We don’t feel we belong there,” said Hughes, a longtime Jets season ticket holder. “We cannot in good...
  • Hillary Clinton 'in talks' to become a professor at Columbia University

    10/13/2017 8:52:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 13, 2017 | By FORREST HANSON
    Hillary Clinton is 'in talks' to become a professor at Columbia University in New York City. Sources speaking with the New York Daily News said the school is considering multiple options with her. These include giving her the role of 'University Professor' and housing her archives there. The former Secretary of State could teach in one school - such as Columbia Law School or the School of International and Public Affairs - or across many different schools. 'No decisions have been made, but there are talks,' one source told the New York Daily News.
  • Charter Schools Help NYC

    10/13/2017 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The evidence piles up that in our largest city, charter schools can help the poor, even while the city's traditional public schools continue to pile up an abysmal record. Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that in New York City public schools: • "The new results for charter students represent an increase of 22 days of learning in reading compared to their results four years ago. Results for math have remained the same. • "For Black and Hispanic students, the analysis indicates a significant academic advantage from charter school enrollment. • "Hispanic charter school students perform at...
  • NYPD cops’ DNA found on teen accusing them of rape

    10/12/2017 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Shawn Cohen, Emily Saul and Max Jaeger
    Genetic tests have confirmed that the DNA of two cops was found on the Brooklyn teen who accused them of handcuffing her and raping her in a police van, according to sources close to the investigation.
  • Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

    10/12/2017 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 10-12-2017 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    Current and former aides to Hillary Clinton ganged up on Anthony Bourdain on Twitter after Bourdain criticized Clinton for her delayed response to the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Clinton received criticism for initially staying silent after the New York Times reported last week that several women have accused Weinstein, the powerful Hollywood producer and Democratic mega-donor, of sexual harassment, assault, and even rape. The New Yorker subsequently published a story detailing how Italian actress Ambra Battilana Gutierrez staged a sting operation with the police, during which she secretly recorded Weinstein admitting he groped her and that he does...
  • They Had The Goods On Him (Harvey Weinstein)

    10/11/2017 9:40:19 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | October 11, 2017 | Leon Neyfakh
    wo years and six months ago, the Manhattan district attorney had an opportunity to charge Harvey Weinstein with a sex crime. On Tuesday, reports by the New Yorker and the Daily Beast detailed the series of events that led to this opportunity—and what happened after Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office decided not to pursue it. That decision is now under scrutiny, as is Vance’s credibility as an elected official. “I’m not impressed by the decision to not go forward here,” said Matthew Galluzzo, who spent several years with the Sex Crimes Unit in the Manhattan DA’s office. “They’d prosecute 9 people...
  • Scandal-Plagued Cy Vance Suddenly Has a Write-in Challenger

    10/11/2017 2:24:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 11, 2017 | David Freedlander
    Cy Vance’s glide path to reelection as Manhattan district attorney has hit a speed bump. Marc Fliedner, a civil-rights lawyer who lost a Democratic primary this fall to become Brooklyn district attorney, has announced a write-in campaign to challenge Vance. “I’m not doing any fundraising, I don’t have any staff, but it is accurate to say that I am a candidate via this grassroots write-in effort,” Fliedner said in a phone interview this morning. “It’s important we give voters an ethical choice in a landscape totally devoid of women’s rights and equal justice." Vance, first elected in 2009, is running...
  • In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

    10/11/2017 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 52 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/10/2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.
  • Student op-ed: let’s not have ethnic studies classes get *too* diverse!

    10/11/2017 5:23:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 10, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    A student at an Ivy League university in New York City argues in a recent op-ed that ethnics studies courses are better when the students attending them are primarily of the ethnicity with which the class is concerned. “[T]hese fine lines in balancing diversity are puzzling and contentious,” writes Monica Gu, a sophomore at Columbia, in the student newspaper The Columbia Daily Spectator.
  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Former Erie County Democratic Party chair indicted in bribery scheme

    10/10/2017 6:53:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Copyright © 2017 The Daily Record ^ | October 6, 2017 | By: Daily Record Staff
    <p>Former Erie County Democratic Party chair G. Steven Pigeon has been charged in an eight-count indictment accusing him of bribing a state Supreme Court justice.</p> <p>Pigeon, 56, of Buffalo, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services wire fraud, three counts of honest services wire fraud, one count of federal programs bribery and three counts of violation of the Travel Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.</p>
  • NBC's Katy Tur Says Don't Hate Her; She Embodies 'Objective Truth' (trump mob fantasy in book)

    10/09/2017 12:03:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2017 ast | Tim Graham
    One of the repeated themes in NBC reporter Katy Tur's Trump-campaign memoir Unbelievable is her fear of the Trump mob ripping her to pieces. For example, one metaphor was "They turn all at once, a large animal, angry and unchained. I force a laugh." Why would anyone hate me, she asks, when I am merely an embodiment of the "notion of objective truth"? Or she's like a Christian about to be thrown to the lions. (That's a pretty weird choice for a secular liberal.) The crowd loves it. They turn at once to boo at us in unison. Six thousand...
  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies
    Patch.com ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....