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Harvey Weinstein had list of names to fight sex assault accusers

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:07:28 GMT

A report revealed Harvey Weinstein created a secret "hit list" naming actors, producers and publicists as part of a strategy to battle his sex assault accusers. Harvey Weinstein drew up a secret "hit list" of nearly 100 actors, publicists and producers as part of a strategy to silence his sex assault accusers, a new report says.




Amid Raging Debate Over Statues, a Calm Discussion in New York

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:17:38 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio may have opened up a civic can of worms when he promised to wipe "symbols of hate" from city property, ultimately creating a commission to consider what to do about potentially offensive statues and monuments. But the New Yorkers who attended the commission's first public hearing on Friday approached it in a spirit of near genteel civic-mindedness.




New Yorkers split over whether to nix Christopher Columbus

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:48:30 GMT

New Yorkers got their first chance Friday to sound off on Christopher Columbus - and they split nearly evenly over whether statues honoring the famed explorer should be removed from city property. The occasion was the first hearing of Mayor de Blasio's Commission on City Art, Monuments at Queens Borough Hall, which is supposed to recommend whether statues of controversial figures should be yanked or modified.




Rain, wind likely for much of East this weekend

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:06:03 GMT

The weather system which has already brought flooding rains to the Northwest and heavy snow to the Rockies is moving into the Midwest on Saturday with the Northeast to follow. A wind advisory is in effect from Texas to Ohio as wind speeds can be expected from 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 45 mph.




20 Things I've Learned Living in Central New York

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:31:30 GMT

And in those three years, she's definitely learned a lot... Okay, so technically it's been three years and four days, but I decided to do this anniversary post on the day I started at Lite 98.7, which was back on November 17, 2014. Yes, a lot happens in three years, including a lot of new experiences, lessons, adventures, and more.




GOP advance tax bill despite fears it will harm New Yorkers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:41 GMT

Donald Trump with Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn at the U.S. Capitol ahead of a vote on the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on Nov. 16, 2017. President Trump and his fellow Republicans are forging ahead with the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code in 30 years.




Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:17:25 GMT

Juan Angel Napout, center, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Napout, Manuel Burga, and Juan Angel Napout have pleaded not guilty to charges they took part in a 24-year scheme involving at least $150 million in bribes that secured tournament broadcasting and hosting rights in the sprawling FIFA scandal.




Man's best friend: Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death, study says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:27:37 GMT

Polar bears are an enduring symbol of the wild arctic, a mighty beast that has made its home in punishing terrains. But in recent years, the polar bear h... -- There could be an "opportunity for talks" between the United States and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday, if North Korea halts its ... Agriculture exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, according to Agricul... As the number one seed UNK will host the semifinals and the finals of the MIAA volleyball tournament this weekend at the Health & Sports Center.




Donald Trump, who said grab women by the pussy, attempts moral high ground on sex assault

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:24:21 GMT

President Donald Trump, who famously said women could be 'grabbed by the pussy', has attempted to take the moral high ground over an alleged sexual assault. Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.




Several New York interest groups decry House tax vote

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:49 GMT

Jessica Wisneski of Citizen Action, right, speaks out against the House tax bill at a protest at the state Capitol Thursday. Photo: Karen DeWitt Gov. Andrew Cuomo is slamming the tax overhaul plan passed Thursday by the House of Representatives, saying it will be "poison" to New York.




Five Parks Yoga: Perfect YouTube Workout for New Yorkers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:08:37 GMT

The results are a flexible spine, leaner legs, and a strong attitude without the nasty edge. While the YouTube classes are free, suggested donations help cover production costs.




Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:30:09 GMT

He had been charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe an opioid pain medicat... . FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, center, is escorted from U.S. District Court in Phoenix.




Fifth man charged in New York for death of Jamaican lawyer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:49:18 GMT

A fifth man has been charged with the murder of Jamaican lawyer Carey Gabay, who was a former legal aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez identifies the latest accused as 26 year old Stanley Elianor, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, but who has roots in Puerto Rico.




London theatre received allegations against Kevin Spacey

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:05 GMT

In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders.




Bail tightened for official in FIFA soccer bribery case

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:09:34 GMT

A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial. The dramatic twist in federal court in New York came after Alejandro Burzaco, a former marketing executive from Argentina, spent the day accusing Manuel Burga and two other soccer official co-defendants of taking bribes in exchange for their help securing broadcasting and hosting rights for tournaments.




Belle Lucia stuns Bronte beach with G-string bikini shoot

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:50:14 GMT

Zookeeper mauled by tiger in Russian zoo says she offered the cat her arms to bite so it wouldn't rip out her throat when it attackeda and thought of her children as she waited to die 'It's just a matter of time': Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson, 83, is 'on his deathbed and deteriorating fast' after being rushed to hospital Bitter cold, snow, and rain set to cover Midwest and Eastern US for Thanksgiving holiday as delays are likely for busy travel season Oregon man, 29, arrested for using his one-year-old stepdaughter to make child porn and sharing it over anonymous messaging app Kik Family left in 'vegetative state' and face being paralysed for LIFE after 'eating contaminated wild boar they caught on a hunting trip' 'Womb raider' who was found guilty of murdering her pregnant friend and carving the woman's baby from her uterus is sentenced to 40 years in prison 'Needs work ... (more)




Possible meteor dazzles Phoenix with fireball across evening sky

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:33:56 GMT

City officials in Phoenix tweeted about the event at around 11:30 p.m., calling it "something brilliant," after a security camera captured the sight. "Did anyone just see that the meteor or asteroid just now? I'm in Arizona and it turned night sky's into daylight," one Twitter user wrote late Tuesday.