Transit chief doesn’t understand why he has to clock in and out News 

Transit chief doesn’t understand why he has to clock in and out

The head of NYC Transit has something in common with the poor schlubs who ride his subways and buses — he has to punch a clock, too. Andy Byford told the BBC he was appalled when he got here in January and found out that the policy of tracking worked hours extends all the way to the top. He learned that his secretary would be keeping track of all of his hours. For the train expert, who previously headed up the Toronto Transit Commission and also held several high positions…

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Theranos reportedly fires all but two dozen employees News 

Theranos reportedly fires all but two dozen employees

Theranos, the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup that has collapsed in a slew of scandals, is reportedly laying off the majority of its remaining workforce. The layoffs take Theranos’ headcount from about 125 to less than two dozen as the company mounts a last-ditch effort to delay or avoid bankruptcy, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter. The company had employed as many as 800 in late 2015, according to the paper. The latest bloodbath comes a month after the SEC accused CEO Elizabeth Holmes…

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Body parts found near limbless torso in Brooklyn News 

Body parts found near limbless torso in Brooklyn

see also Limbless body found in Brooklyn park A woman’s body was discovered with its limbs hacked off… A bag of limbs was discovered Tuesday not far from where a woman’s legless, armless torso was found a day earlier, cops said. “They did find possibly the rest of the limbs about a half mile from where the torso was found,” a police source said. The body was found Monday evening by a woman walking her dog in Canarsie Park at East 86th Street and Seaview Avenue, cops said. The torso…

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Woman who drove drunk with man in windshield convicted of murder News 

Woman who drove drunk with man in windshield convicted of murder

A California woman who reportedly drove nearly a mile drunk with a homeless man stuck in her windshield was convicted of murder. Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez, 31, was found guilty Friday of killing Jack Tenhulzen when she struck him with her car in July 2016 on an Oceanside sidewalk, news station KNSD reported. Prosecutors said that Sanchez went on an all-night drinking bender before she got behind the wheel of her Pontiac sedan to drive home. Tenhulzen, a transient, was walking on the sidewalk when Sanchez reportedly swerved and hit him…

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Couple wanted after busting dog out of quarantine, fleeing state News 

Couple wanted after busting dog out of quarantine, fleeing state

PLAINFIELD, Conn. — Police in Connecticut are looking for a couple they say busted their German shepherd out of quarantine and then fled the state. Plainfield police say the dog had been held since January for multiple biting incidents, including one in which two children were injured. But sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning, police think Sean Simmons and Cierra Pensis broke into the animal control officer’s office, liberated their dog and then left the state with the pet and their two children. Police think they are headed for North…

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Cosby smiles during victimology testimony News 

Cosby smiles during victimology testimony

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Unless he was thinking about having Pudding Pops with lunch, Bill Cosby has one twisted sense of humor. The man once regarded as “America’s Dad” couldn’t keep himself from smiling as a forensic psychiatrist described for jurors the shock and fear felt by victims during a sex assault. “Individuals find themselves feeling frozen, not knowing what to and feeling frightened,” Dr. Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist, told jurors at Cosby’s retrial as she described “rape myths” and the sometimes contradictory behavior of those who’ve survived a sexual…

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Mom, boyfriend charged after 4-year-old girl suffers fatal stroke News 

Mom, boyfriend charged after 4-year-old girl suffers fatal stroke

EUCLID, Ohio — A northeast Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter. A medical examiner says Aniya Day-Garrett died last month in Euclid from a stroke caused by blunt impacts to her head. She was also found to be malnourished. A grand jury indicted her mother, Sierra Day, and the mother’s boyfriend, Deonte Lewis, on Monday. An attorney for Day declined to comment. A message was left Monday for Lewis’ attorney. The girl’s father says…

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband trolls Trump News 

Kellyanne Conway’s husband trolls Trump

see also FBI raids office of Trump’s longtime lawyer The FBI on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s… The husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday mocked President Trump’s outrage over the FBI raids on the law office and hotel suite of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. George Conway lll retweeted an image of a Watergate-era headline — “Nixon Sees ‘Witch-Hunt,’ Insiders Say” — atop the bylines of Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whose exposes helped topple the nation’s 37th president. Conway, a Yale-trained…

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American couple killed after horse-drawn carriage crashes in Ireland News 

American couple killed after horse-drawn carriage crashes in Ireland

An American couple riding in a horse-drawn carriage in Ireland was killed when their pony lost its footing and flung them 20 feet down a rocky ravine. Rosalyn Joy Few and her partner Normand Larose, both in their 60s, were riding down the narrow Gap of Dunloe mountain pass Monday, when their steed stumbled, overturning their carriage, the Irish Examiner reported. The pair, who are from Phoenix, plunged to the rocky terrain below and died instantly. “It’s a freak accident,” said Killarney Garda Superintendent Flor Murphy. “It’s very, very sad….

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Ringo Starr inks music publishing deal with Bertelsmann News 

Ringo Starr inks music publishing deal with Bertelsmann

Sir Ringo Starr has inked a worldwide music catalog deal with Bertelsmann that will feature songs from his solo catalog as well as popular Beatles songs where he controlled the rights. The deal for Starr — who finally was knighted last month by Prince William — involves rights in 14 countries including the UK and the US. Terms were not disclosed. Starr’s deal covers 150 titles, BMG said, including his songwriting contributions with the Beatles that include “Octopus’s Garden,” “What Goes On,” “Flying,” “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Maggie Mae”….

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Neighbor finds 4 people dead in suspected murder-suicide News 

Neighbor finds 4 people dead in suspected murder-suicide

BRANSON, Mo. — Authorities are investigating the deaths of four people at a southwest Missouri home as a murder-suicide. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says the four were found dead Monday afternoon at the home south of Branson West. The sheriff says 70-year-old Susan Gibson; 43-year-old Cynthia Miller; and 17-year-old Daniel Gibson died of gunshot wounds. He says 47-year-old Victor Gibson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Springfield News-Leader reports Rich Jarocki, who lives across the road, checked on his neighbors after a relative expressed concern that they weren’t…

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Olivier Awards rename honor for Peter Hall following In Memoriam omission News 

Olivier Awards rename honor for Peter Hall following In Memoriam omission

Following the accidental omission of UK theater titan Peter Hall from the In Memoriam section of Sunday’s Olivier Awards, event organizer the Society of London Theatre has taken action. Not only have they issued a statement apologizing “unreservedly for this serious error,” they have also taken the decision to rename the Olivier Award for Best Director the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director from next year’s ceremony. SOLT, which came in for some strong criticism following Hall’s omission, said it had taken the decision “in recognition of Sir Peter’s phenomenal…

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Cambridge Analytica claims innocence during Zuckerberg’s testimony News 

Cambridge Analytica claims innocence during Zuckerberg’s testimony

Cambridge Analytica, which is under scrutiny for improperly using Facebook data, live-tweeted that it did nothing wrong during Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress on Tuesday. The company stressed that its work was legal and insisted that when Facebook asked it to delete personal data it acquired from the social media platform it complied.. “We did not hack Facebook or break any laws,” Cambridge Analytica insisted. It claimed that an affiliated company “licensed data from a research company called GSR which obtained the data via a tool provided by Facebook, a…

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Testimony halted as defense slips up at Cosby trial News 

Testimony halted as defense slips up at Cosby trial

Testimony in Bill Cosby‘s sex assault retrial came to jarring halt Tuesday afternoon, when a defense attorney let slip that jurors in the comedian’s first trial had been unable to reach a verdict. The utterance — mistaken or otherwise — came during a heated cross examination of prosecution witness Dr. Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist, by defense lawyer Kathleen Bliss. Bliss, trying to get Ziv to admit she’d closely followed the case, referred to an undated article in Sky News about sex crimes in which Ziv had been quoted. “The…

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Putin’s folly could lead to Mideast war and other comments News 

Putin’s folly could lead to Mideast war and other comments

Security expert: Putin’s Folly Could Lead to Mideast War President Trump has a real opportunity to take advantage of Vladimir Putin’s Syria failures — if he’ll “stop prevaricating,” argues Jonathan Schanzer at Politico. More than two years after unexpectedly thrusting Russia into the Syrian civil war in an alliance with Iran, Putin finds himself “in the unlikely position of trying to contain the outbreak of what could be the ugliest Middle East war of the 21st century between Iran and Israel.” Indeed, recent Israeli air strikes are sending a message…

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Erika Jayne releases new single News 

Erika Jayne releases new single

Erika Jayne is ready to take on the dance charts again. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 46, released her new single “Cars” on Tuesday, a dance-inspired track about her love of “cars that go boom.” The new author previously released “Xxpen$ive” in 2017 and “How Many F–ks” in 2016. Jayne — known off-stage as Erika Girardi — revealed that it costs about $40,000 a month to transform into her pop persona, explaining that the money goes toward “hair, makeup, makeup, costumes, wardrobe, the whole production itself.” “Cars” is now…

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Reporter punched in the face near de Blasio press event News 

Reporter punched in the face near de Blasio press event

A local TV reporter was attacked Tuesday while interviewing a Queens resident at a public housing complex where Mayor de Blasio was simultaneously holding a press event, authorities said. WABC’s Tim Fleischer was punched in the right side of the face around 12:45 p.m. in Edgmere while he was conducting interviews with residents at NYCHA’s Ocean Bay Bayside Apartment complex near Beach 56th Street and Beach Channel Road, police and witnesses said. Fleischer, 54, was speaking to residents a few buildings down from where de Blasio was meeting with press…

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Cynthia Nixon hangs with Jay-Z’s mom and more star snaps News 

Cynthia Nixon hangs with Jay-Z’s mom and more star snaps

Cynthia Nixon and Jay-Z’s mom Gloria Carter take in Eric B. & Rakim’s Irving Plaza concert. WireImage Gina Rodriguez is covered in fake blood on the New York set of “Someone Great.” LGjr-RG, PacificCoastNews Newly single Kendra Wilkinson takes her son Hank to the premiere of the Netflix series “Lost in Space” in Los Angeles. PacificCoastNews Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp promote their NBC series “The Resident” in London. WireImage Tamron Hall attends the Point Foundation’s Point Honors Gala celebrating LGBTQ students. WireImage Katie Couric and Michael Bloomberg attend the…

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