Ramsey Clark, LBJ-era attorney general and civil rights lawyer, dies at age 93
Former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark — who was one of Lyndon Johnson’s soldiers in the 1960s civil rights movement and later ran for U.S. Senate from New York — died Friday at age 93, media reports said. Clark, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, practiced law in Dallas early in his career and became a federal assistant attorney general in 1961. When courts ordered the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, Clark led civilian federal workers there, and went on to work on other civil rights cases in the South. Clark was the federal official responsible for prote...
New York Daily News
Hurricane forecasts again looking ominous for coastal residents, property owners, and US taxpayers
PHILADELPHIA — After a season that produced a record number of tropical storms — including several that devastated the Gulf Coast and two that set off flooding and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in the Philadelphia region — the Atlantic Basin might be in for another active, damaging, and costly season in 2021, forecasters are saying. That’s the consensus of preseason outlooks issued so far that are again seeing significantly above-average numbers for named storms, those with peak winds of at least 39 mph; hurricanes, winds of 74 mph or more; and “major” hurricanes, winds 111 mph...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Prosecutors detail what happened the night Chicago police shot 13-year-old during hearing for man who was with him
CHICAGO — A man who fired off gunshots as he stood next to 13-year-old Adam Toledo on a Little Village street corner sparked the chain of events that led to Toledo’s fatal shooting by Chicago police, Cook County prosecutors said in court Saturday. Ruben Roman, 21, was charged with felonies including child endangerment, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge. Judge Susana Ortiz ordered him held on $150,000 bond; he will need to post $15,000 to be released on an ankle bracelet pending trial. Roman is on video firing the weapon that brought officers to Little Village on the ni...
Who is Jason Pirozzolo? Politically connected Florida surgeon reportedly tied to Gaetz probe
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jason Pirozzolo, a politically-connected Orlando hand surgeon who used to serve on the board of the agency that oversees Orlando International Airport, was named in a Wednesday night report by CBS News as a figure in the sex trafficking investigation targeting U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and former Seminole tax collector Joel Greenberg. Citing unnamed sources, CBS News reported that Pirozzolo paid for travel, accommodations and female escorts on a trip to the Bahamas with Gaetz in late 2018 or early 2019. “Investigators are trying to determine if the escorts were illegally trafficked ...
2 dead, 8 shot in violent overnight in Philly
PHILADELPHIA — Two men are dead and six others injured in a total of five shooting incidents in less than nine hours Friday night into Saturday morning throughout Philadelphia, police said. All but one of the shootings were in North Philadelphia, and three of the victims had been on their way to the store when struck by bullets, according to police. One incident was a triple shooting outside of an illegal after-hours club, police said. The first of the shootings was reported just after 10 p.m. Friday at Front and East Champlost Avenue. There, on the 5900 block of North Front Street, police sai...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Black Army officer sues Virginia police after being held at gunpoint, pepper sprayed during traffic stop
An Army second lieutenant was driving his brand new car with his dog in the back seat when the night took a violent turn. Moments later, the Black and Latino driver would be pepper-sprayed, threatened and thrown to the ground in a caught-on-video traffic stop that has sparked outrage across the country. The military officer has now filed a lawsuit accusing two Virginia police officers of violating his constitutional rights by holding him at gunpoint, suggesting he was facing execution, assaulting him and illegally detaining him in a December 2020 encounter in the town of Windsor. Newly release...
New York Daily News
Details revealed about attorney general investigation of Cuomo sex harassment claims
ALBANY, N.Y. — The independent investigators hired by Attorney General Letitia James’ office to probe sexual harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo have wide-ranging powers and are being paid a pretty penny for their work, internal documents obtained by the Daily News reveal. James tasked Joon Kim, former acting U.S attorney for New York’s Southern District, and employment discrimination attorney Anne Clark to lead the inquiry last month as accusations against the embattled governor piled up. Documents outlining the scope of the probe show Kim and Clark’s firms are “authorized to utilize ...
New York Daily News
Biden expelling asylum-seeking families with young children to Tijuana after flights from Texas
SAN DIEGO — The Biden administration has flown roughly 2,000 asylum seekers — all families with children — from Texas to San Diego and expelled them from the United States to Mexico without giving them a chance to request protection. Tijuana has been receiving on average about 100 expelled people a day from the flights, according to the Mexican consulate in San Diego. Mexican immigration officials generally transport the families to migrant shelters. The primary shelter is currently filled with hundreds of parents and children. The flights, which have not received much attention since they sta...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
1 killed, 6 injured in Texas freeway shooting, police say
FORT WORTH, Texas — Six people were shot Friday night in south Fort Worth when the occupants of two cars on the Southwest Loop 820 freeway started shooting at each other, including at least two people who were innocent bystanders, police said. Dominick Dijuan Primes, 19, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. The five others suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening, police said. The incident is believed to be gang-related. It wasn’t immediately clear if Primes was one of the innocent bystanders or in one of the cars. Offi...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Vahe Gregorian: From snowboarding to family, golf and even some pizza, Alex Gordon relishes retirement
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As he was growing up in Lincoln, Neb., every ... single ... time Alex Gordon's parents asked what he wanted to eat, the answer was pizza. And a lot of it, typically among the classics of cheese, pepperoni or hamburger. They'd often order a large one just for him, usually from Valentino's, which he calls "a Nebraska thing" that remains his favorite place. Sometime in college at Nebraska, though, he reckoned that being at his best for baseball and snarfing pizza didn't go together. And during his epic career with the Royals as what manager Ned Yost once called the mold for "a ...
The Kansas City Star