Michael Cohen gets prison sentence postponed over shoulder surgery

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will get two more months of freedom to deal with a shoulder injury before he has to turn himself in to prison, a judge ruled. In December, Cohen was sentenced by Manhattan federal judge William Pauley III to three years for his role in a hush money scheme, a sentence which he was supposed to begin serving on March 6. But on Wednesday, Pauley granted Cohen’s application to extend that date until May 6 to give him time to recover from a shoulder…

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New York Times responds to Trump calling them the ‘enemy of the people’

President Trump’s tweet calling the New York Times the “ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” brought a blistering response from The Gray Lady’s publisher who said the phrase “isn’t just false, it’s dangerous.” Trump set off the dust-up Wednesday morning when he tweeted: “The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” Several hours later, the newspaper’s publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, released a statement condemning Trump’s comment. “The phrase ‘enemy of the people’ is not just false, it’s dangerous. It has an ugly history of being wielded…

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Man attacks attorney after he’s slapped with 47-year sentence: video

An Ohio man sucker-punched his attorney Tuesday after he was sentenced to 47 years in prison, shocking courtroom video shows. A 31-second video obtained by WJW shows David Chislton, 42, of Warrensville Heights, being subdued during the attack in a Cuyahoga County courtroom after Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy Margaret Russo sentenced him to more than four decades in prison for pistol-whipping his girlfriend and setting his apartment complex on fire in 2017. Spectators inside the courtroom can be heard on the footage jeering and screaming as deputies take down…

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High tensions, secret social media scrolling: Behind the scenes of the El Chapo jury

Jurors seated on the historic trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman routinely ignored the court’s instructions by checking Twitter and reading reports about the case — and two members even got into such a furious argument that US marshals had to intervene, one of the panelists says in a new bombshell report. The juror, who remained anonymous in the article, dished on the secret life of the panel in a conversation with VICE News. “We were saying how we should have our own reality TV show, like ‘The Jurors on…

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French TV channel forced to cut Facebook broadcast over anti-Semitic comments

PARIS, Feb 20 – A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary. France 3 said it went live from the cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim on Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron was visiting to pay his respects after more than 90 graves were vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic abuse. But as it broadcast footage online to its more than 1.3 million Facebook followers, the…

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Pink releases new song ‘Walk Me Home’ ahead of April album drop

Fresh off her Hollywood Walk of Fame unveiling and slashing her hubby’s tires, Pink found time Wednesday to release a new single, “Walk Me Home.” The three-time Grammy winner co-wrote her drum-driven track with Fun frontman Nate Ruess and Scott Harris (known for his work with Shawn Mendes and The Chainsmokers). Produced by Peter Thomas (Betty Show) and Kyle Moorman (Jagged Edge), the song rides on 39-year-old signature muscular vocals — with an upbeat “we can work it out” vibe. This is surely good news for Mr. Pink, a k…

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Racist diner tells Mexican restaurant manager ‘get the f–k out of my country’

A woman was booted from a Mexican restaurant in West Virginia after she unleashed a racist tirade at workers – telling them to “get the f–k out of my country,” a video shows. Miranda Castillo, who works as a hostess at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, filmed the woman – identified in the video only as Jill – over the weekend harassing the general manager, Sergio Budar, who offered to pay for the raging woman’s meal just to get her to leave, as first reported by the website Latino Rebels.…

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Kamala Harris set for Thursday lunch with Al Sharpton

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris will trek to Harlem on Thursday for a lunch meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist’s National Action Network announced Wednesday. The 54-year-old California pol and Sharpton will feast on soul food at Sylvia’s Restaurant as they discuss “criminal justice reform and other critical issues,” NAN said. Afterwards, Sharpton will take questions from the media. The influential political playmaker has held similar meetings with other presidential candidates in the past, including Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who also dined with…

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UN report details widespread torture, rape and killing in South Sudan

U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, and believe oil revenues have driven much of the violence in its civil war, a report said on Wednesday The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan recommended further investigation of evidence that proceeds from South Sudan’s oil-based economy had been channeled to government forces and militias linked to reported war crimes. The Commission said the army, national security, military intelligence, rebel forces and affiliated armed groups had committed serious…

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Winter storm expected to make NYC a ‘treacherous’ mess for evening commute

The messy winter storm headed for the Big Apple on Wednesday will arrive just in time for lunch, and turn the evening commute “treacherous,” forecasters warned. “We’re straddling that noon hour [for the start of the snow],” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Carl Erickson said. “It will be cold enough that we have snow most of this afternoon.” The storm is expected to dump around 3 inches of snow on the Big Apple, as temperatures are predicted to remain below-freezing for most of the day, Erickson said. Snow is expected to blanket…

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