Pa. mother and daughter get life in prison after admitting murder of 5 relatives, including 9-year-old twin girls
PHILADELPHIA — More than 18 months after they were found lying in a cramped apartment amid the bodies of their relatives, a Pennsylvania mother and daughter on Monday pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in a deal that will imprison them for life but spare them the possibility of the death penalty.Capping a bizarre murder saga, Shana and Dominique Decree entered their pleas in the Doylestown courtroom of President Judge Wallace H. Bateman, who told the two the harm they caused was “unimaginable.”“This is horrible and tragic, because I do believe the two of you have expressed ...
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Regrets? You’ll Have a Few. Don’t Let Them Ruin Your Investments.
When the coronavirus outbreak played havoc with the markets in the first quarter of 2020, I had a new client, a couple with a lot of money they needed to invest. As the S&P 500 hit its steepest decline, I was ready to invest their cash and diversify their holdings according to their agreed upon investment strategy, but my clients weren’t. They hesitated and insisted on holding onto their money in cash rather than investing, because they were worried the markets could go lower and that they would lose the savings they had worked so hard to earn.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreTh...
Federal judge temporarily blocks changes at US Postal Service
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia granted a request on Monday to block changes to the U.S. Postal Service that have slowed mail deliveries, citing the potential for “irreparable harm” as large numbers of voters prepare to cast ballots by mail.Judge Gerald McHugh of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s decision to eliminate extra transportation and overtime, as well as remove mail processing equipment, have posed a threat to states’ abilities to conduct a fair election.The Postal Service’s “ability to fulfill its mission during a presidential e...
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Wildfires rip through California wine country, thousands flee
Santa Rosa (United States) (AFP) - Thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in California's Napa Valley on Monday as wildfires fanned by fierce winds ripped through the region's world-famous wine country.Under an opaque orange sky and a sweltering new heatwave, vineyards were consumed and houses devastated by the blaze that erupted at a "dangerous rate of spread" through 11,000 acres (4,500 hectares) by Monday, Cal Fire said.Celebrated Napa wineries have already gone up in smoke, such as Chateau Boswell and part of Castello di Amorosa, while other vineyards like Merus Wines and Davi...
Chadwick Boseman donated part of his salary to cover Sienna Miller's 21 Bridges fee
Chadwick Boseman donated money from his own salary to pay Sienna Miller on '21 Bridges'.The 'Black Panther' actor - who tragically died last month following a secret battle with cancer - served as a producer in the thriller and not only did he campaign hard for the 'Factory Girl' star to appear in the film, he ensured it was financially possible to get her on board by footing part of the bill himself.While Sienna - who has eight-year-old daughter Marlowe with former partner Tom Sturridge - had reservations about signing up for the film because she was "exhausted", she was very keen to work wit...
Steel giant ArcelorMittal to sell US business in $1.4B deal
ArcelorMittal’s U.S. operations, which include Indiana Harbor, the largest integrated steelmaking facility in North America, will be sold to Cleveland-Cliffs for $1.4 billion in cash and stock.The transaction, announced early Monday, will make Cleveland-Cliffs the largest flat-rolled steel producer and largest iron ore pellet producer in North America.The deal involves almost 20 facilities in eight states, including five in northwest Indiana — the Indiana Harbor and Burns Harbor mills as well as three finishing plants, two of which are joint ventures with Nippon Steel. It also includes a compa...
An ultra-light electric motorcycle for the price of a Tesla
A German start-up, Novus, has just unveiled its first electric motorcycle, which stands out for its futuristic looks and also for its price, which will be close to 50,000 euros. The machine is already available for pre-orders, but the first deliveries will not be until 2022.Novus already caused a stir at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, United States, when it presented a prototype of this model. However, the question is what does this motorcycle have to justify a price that is close to the cost of a Tesla Model 3?The Novus Bike is a single-seater that is remarkable for its very low weight, which is ...
Ocasio-Cortez mocks Trump for writing off $70,000 in hair styling on taxes — after she was ridiculed for $250 haircut
But my haircut?Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is mocking President Donald Trump over reports that he sought to deduct from his taxes $70,000 in hair-styling expenses, noting that his supporters raged at her for spending $250 on a birthday hair-do.“Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling?” the New York Democrat tweeted. “Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it.”Ocasio-Cortez also slammed Trump for revelations that he paid no more than $750 a year to Uncle Sam in a bombshell New York Times report on his taxes.The freshman congresswoman ...
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Jasmine Cephas-Jones on winning an Emmy at the same time as her dad
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Author, opposition leader Alexievich leaves Belarus, plans to return
Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich, the last member of a galvanized opposition movement's leadership to have remained free in Belarus, has left the country for Germany, dpa learned on Monday.The 72-year-old, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, was said to have left Belarus on a flight operated by Belarusian airline Belavia en route to Berlin due to concerns for her safety.Her spokesperson, Tatyana Tyurina, told prominent Belarusian independent news site Tut.by that Alexievich had travelled abroad for personal matters unrelated to the opposition movement and intended to soon...