6-year-old boy hit, killed by school bus in Maine

RUMFORD, Maine — Police say a 6-year-old boy crossing a Rumford street on his bicycle was killed by a school bus. Police Chief Stacy Carter says the boy had rode off the sidewalk into an intersection at about 3 p.m. Wednesday as the bus with four students on board turned through the intersection. Carter says the boy attempted to brake but he fell into the road. She says the child was then struck by a rear tire of the bus. Carter says the investigation into the crash continues. A State…

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Joe Biden says Attorney General William Barr should resign

Joe Biden on Wednesday joined the chorus of Democrats calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign. The former vice president and 2020 presidential contender told reporters Barr had lost the confidence of the nation. “I think he’s lost the confidence of the American people,” Biden said as he jumped into a car outside an Iowa restaurant, video shared on Twitter shows. “I think he should,” resign, Biden added in the clip, posted by CBS News reporter Bo Erickson. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is also running for president in…

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Facebook may implement privacy oversight committee in FTC deal

Facebook may soon have a federally approved privacy official and an “independent” privacy oversight committee to deal with the company’s handling of user info, according to a report. The moves are being considered as part of a settlement between the social media giant and the Federal Trade Commission, who has been investigating Facebook since March 2018 for allowing Cambridge Analytica to access the personal data of nearly 90 million Facebook users for political gain, according to Politico. Under the deal that’s being negotiated, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be tasked…

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Suit-wearing teen ‘stabber’ remanded to jail at arraignment

The teen murder suspect who surrendered wearing a prom-like tux will have his next dance in jail. David Lopez, 17, was remanded on Wednesday night at his Brooklyn criminal court arraignment on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The teen, who was still wearing his prom-style outfit, stayed silent and didn’t enter a plea during the court appearance. He’s accused of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Rohan Burke about 4 p.m. Monday in Midwood. Prosecutors disclosed that Lopez had been indicted twice before on assault and robbery charges. His…

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‘The Simpsons’ producer sends Cuomo a DVD, invites him to meet cast after upstate NY dis

“The Simpsons” wants the last laugh in its feud with Gov. Cuomo. Two days after Cuomo said he’d never seen a single episode of the nearly 30-year-old cartoon classic, the producer sent him a season of the show and offered to fly him out to Los Angeles to meet the cast. “Please accept with our best wishes this Season 4 DVD. You might find its ideas on monorail transportation, dental plans and local theater intriguing. Or you might just enjoy an episode or two when the demands of Albany prove…

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Richard Carranza slams parents who question admissions changes

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza vowed Wednesday to remake admissions to the city’s specialized high schools to enroll more black and Latino students — and got hearty cheers from nearly every member of the City Council’s education committee. Carranza also again skewered parents who questioned the impact on academic quality of City Hall’s proposal to diversify the largely Asian and white schools as “racist.” “I will call it out as racist every time,” he said. “If you don’t want me to call you on it, don’t say it.” Some 100 parents…

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Lindsey Graham dropped an F-bomb on live television

Where’s a redaction when you need one? Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham accidentally dropped an F-bomb during the nationally televised hearing, while giving a little-too-faithful reading of a Mueller report excerpt. “Trump is a f–king idiot. He’s unable to provide a coherent answer,” Graham (R- SC) quoted a text message from former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who faced public scrutiny for his extensive ­anti-Trump comments. Graham quickly caught himself and apologized for his own slip-up. “Sorry to the kids out there,” he said, before continuing with his opening remarks. Share…

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Trump slams 2020 Dems as ‘lunatics,’ claims Barr did ‘fantastic’ job

President Trump said Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr did a “fantastic” job testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee — and accused the three 2020 Democratic hopefuls who questioned him of acting like “lunatics” during the hearing. The president’s comments came just hours after Barr was grilled by the panel for the first time since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. “He did a fantastic job today I am told,” Trump said via phone on Fox Business’ “Trish Regan Primetime.” “I got to see some of…

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State Senate unanimously approves school bus safety bill

The state Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to crack down on New Yorkers who recklessly pass stopped school buses. The bill, likely to pass the Assembly and receive Gov. Cuomo’s signature, would boost fines for first-time offenders from a minimum of $250 to $350. The fines would rise for second and third-time offenders. “The videos that are out there today are petrifying, of drivers that are putting children at risk by failing to wait, in some cases a few extra seconds, to get to their destination,” Senate Transportation Committee chairman…

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Southampton residents clash with Native Americans over huge monuments

The Shinnecock Indian Nation is trying to show the leaders of tony Southampton that hedgerows for billionaires aren’t the only tall things that can go up on the East End. The tribe is in the middle of erecting two massive, 61-foot-high signs that will loom over Route 27, the main road into the exclusive Hamptons enclave, bearing the Shinnecock seal and bright video screens. Work has already begun, but Southampton leaders are fighting tooth and nail against the project, which they describe as a garish eyesore that they don’t want…

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