Court was right to dismiss Pulse victims' lawsuit against city, police, appeals court says
ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal appeals court on Monday sided with a U.S. district judge in throwing out a 2018 lawsuit filed against Orlando and its police department by survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre and family members of those killed.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the appeal of that decision “did not plausibly plead that the City was deliberately indifferent to victims’ constitutional rights.”A statement released by city spokeswoman Cassandra Lafser on the behalf of the City of Orlando and the Police Departme...
Stay-at-home orders likely to increase domestic violence, WHO leader warns
Isolation measures such as self-quarantines and stay-at-home-orders will likely lead to an increase in domestic violence, according to the World Health Organization.Speaking to reporters Friday, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned about the dangers caused by rules recently enacted around the world to curb the spread of the pandemic.“Women in abusive relationships are more likely to be exposed to violence, as are their children, as family members spend more time in close contact, and families cope with additional stress and potential economic or job losses,” said the dir...
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Incarcerated Florida rapper YNW Melly says he has tested positive for coronavirus
MIAMI — YNW Melly, the South Florida rapper who remains behind bars in Broward County jail on double murder charges, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.The “Mixed Personalities” artist shared the news via his Instagram account Thursday evening.“He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please,” the caption read.The announcement came few hours after the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed two unidentified inmates tested positive for COVID-19.Born Jamell Demons, Melly has been imprisoned since mid-February 2019 when Miramar police ar...
Michigan State: 'Nothing to support' ESPN claims Tom Izzo interfered with probe
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State is firing back after a recent report said basketball coach Tom Izzo perhaps interfered with an investigation surrounding a member of the basketball team.On Thursday, ESPN published a report saying Izzo along with assistant coaches Dwayne Stephens and Mike Garland contacted a witness in the investigation involving walk-on Brock Washington, who was accused of criminal sexual conduct after an encounter on campus in 2017. The story came after ESPN reviewed documents where the witness states he did not believe the coaches were trying “to get information.”By Thur...
The Detroit News
Television Q&A: What happened to 'The Good Fight'?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: What happened to “The Good Fight”? It had some of the characters from “The Good Wife.” It was on last fall for a few episodes and then disappeared. I thought the storyline was really good and would love to see more of it.A: “The Good Fight,” the successor to “The Good Wife,” has had some airings on the CBS broadcast network. But “Good Fight”’s main TV home is CBS All Access, a subscription streaming service. Three seasons have been shown there since 2017 and a fourth begins on All Access on April 9.Q: I have a video of two films made in 1935 and 1937,...
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Cross-border smuggling tunnel discovered in San Diego; $29.6 million in drugs seized
SAN DIEGO — Nearly $30 million worth of drugs was seized after a cross-border tunnel that runs from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego was found last month, federal officials said Tuesday.The 2,000-foot-long tunnel was discovered March 19 by law enforcement officers, with Mexican officers locating the entrance in Tijuana.Agents searched the San Diego warehouse where the tunnel ends after obtaining a federal warrant and seized about 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroin, 3,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2 pounds of fentanyl inside the tunnel, officials sai...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes wants trial preparations exempted from safety orders
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes wants the judge overseeing her criminal fraud case to order her legal team’s trial preparations essential and exempt from coronavirus safety restrictions so lawyers and their agents can perform tasks that they say may provoke hostility.“While we are hesitant to encourage any person to undertake actions that are contrary to advice and directions from public health officials or impose any burdens on health care professionals or institutions, we must adhere to the direction provided by this court regarding the time and manner in which it wishes...
The Mercury News
US will increase military presence in the Caribbean to fight drug trafficking funding Maduro
The U.S. is expanding its military presence in the Caribbean to fight drug cartels wanting to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and to deny funds going to the Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela, the Trump administration announced late Wednesday.“Today the U.S. is launching an enhanced counternarcotics operation in the Western Hemisphere,” President Donald Trump said in the daily news briefing at the White House. “We are deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircraft and helicopters, Coast Guards cutters and Air Force surveillance aircraft, doubling our capabilities in the ...
Cross-border smuggling tunnel discovered in San Diego; nearly $30 million worth of drugs seized
SAN DIEGO — Nearly $30 million worth of drugs was seized after a cross-border tunnel that runs from Tijuana to San Diego was found earlier in March, federal officials said Tuesday.The 2,000-foot-long tunnel was discovered on March 19 by law enforcement officers, with Mexican officers locating the tunnel entrance in Tijuana.Agents searched the San Diego warehouse where the tunnel ends after obtaining a federal search warrant and seized approximately 1,300 pounds of cocaine, 86 pounds of methamphetamine, 17 pounds of heroin, 3,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 2 pounds of fentanyl inside the...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Brooklyn man busted for selling personal protection equipment, then coughing on FBI agents and telling them he had coronavirus, feds say
NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak has revealed heroes in every community. And then there’s this guy.A Brooklyn man who said he had COVID-19 coughed on FBI agents, and lied to them about personal protection equipment he was hoarding to try to make a buck, authorities said Monday.Baruch Feldheim, 43, was arrested by FBI agents and charged with assaulting a federal officer and with making false statements to law enforcement.Prosecutors said Feldheim had accumulated much needed N95 respirators, personal protection surgical masks, medical gowns and disinfecting devices and was selling them to hea...
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