The Manhattan district attorney’s office and New York state police are expected to arrest several senior executives in former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s finance company on fraud charges Tuesday, The New York Times reported.
The executives are expected to be a part of a larger arrest of roughly a dozen senior executives spanning several companies involved in New York real estate and development. The district attorney’s office launched a new investigation into New York’s $62 billion construction industry, including the construction and facilities department of Bloomberg L.P., in 2017.
U.S. steel mills have seen almost a 5 percent jump in shipments so far this year, a sign that it's benefiting from stiff 25 percent tariffs on imports the Trump administration imposed last year.
The American Iron and Steel Institute reported Monday that U.S. mills shipped 8.1 million tons in October, up 4.6 percent from the previous month and up 6 percent from the same period last year. So far this year, the industry has shipped 79.6 million net tons, 4.6 percent more than it had by this point last year.
There were 1 million more jobs than unemployed workers in the most recent government count of job openings, according to a Labor Department release Monday.
Total available jobs stood at 7.08 million for October, the second-highest level surpassed only by the 7.3 million in August, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed. By comparison, there were just 6.08 million Americans classified as unemployed for the month.
Friday, agents from the Fort Brown Station working near Brownsville, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran man whose record checks confirmed as a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
That same day, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed an extensive criminal history to include an arrest and conviction in Lynchburg, Virginia, for indecent liberties with a child. The man received a sentence of one-year confinement.
Today, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, arrested a Mexican man after a failed narcotic smuggling attempt. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault of a child.
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Despite tweeting just last week that a $716bn defense budget was ‘crazy’, US President Donald Trump has reportedly reversed course and instead committed to the highest budget in history.
Trump’s unexpected decision to agree to Defense Secretary James Mattis’ request and propose an increased budget, relayed to several media outlets by anonymous officials, appears to stem from a meeting last Tuesday between Trump, Mattis and the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees.
It appears to have had an effect, considering that the day before the meeting, Trump tweeted that spending $716bn on the military was “crazy” and a product of “a major and uncontrollable Arms Race” with China and Russia.
HSBC and Standard Chartered, two British banks that have taken heat for anti-money laundering violations in the past decade, may have been used to facilitate alleged illicit transactions between Iran and Chinese technology giant Huawei, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Businesses say their interest is in the patterns, not the identities, that the data reveals about consumers. They note that the information apps collect is tied not to someone’s name or phone number but to a unique ID. But those with access to the raw data — including employees or clients — could still identify a person without consent. They could follow someone they knew, by pinpointing a phone that regularly spent time at that person’s home address. Or, working in reverse, they could attach a name to an anonymous dot, by seeing where the device spent nights and using public records to figure out who lived there.
A Toledo woman has been charged after purchasing materials to make a bomb she believed would be used in a domestic terrorist attack, according to the FBI. Elizabeth Lecron, 23, is charged with one count of transportation of explosives and explosive material for the purpose of harming others.
The second case alleges a Holland man planned an attack on Jewish synagogues in Toledo, according to the FBI. The FBI says Damon Joseph, 21, was taken into custody when he took possession of weapons he had planned to use in the attack.
Chief United States District Judge Patti B. Saris made the ruling on two similar cases -- one involving two Jamaica Plain residents who frequently record police officers and a second case involving Project Veritas, the undercover organization founded by conservative pol
itical activist James O'Keefe.
Project Veritas argued it was being prevented from conducting the secret video recordings that are the bread and butter of its video reports here in Massachusetts due to the state's interpretation of the law, which would make such recordings illegal.
The Department of State last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because they were not received by Election Day.
Under Florida law, ballots mailed inside the United States must reach election offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Overseas ballots are counted if they are received up to 10 days after the election.
On June 14, 2011, Linares-Castillo was indicted in U.S. District Court-Southern District of Florida (SDFL), on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. In May 2012, Linares-Castillo was arrested by Colombian authorities and transported to the U.S. to stand trial. In March 2015, Linares-Castillo was indicted in U.S. District Court-Southern District of New York (SDNY) on drug trafficking, narco-terrorism, and providing material support to a terrorist organization charges. On Nov. 7, 2016, Linares-Castillo was convicted in SDNY of conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States, narco-terrorism conspiracy, conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was sentenced to 100 months in federal custody with credit for time served in Colombia and the United States. On Oct. 16, 2018, Linares-Castillo was resentenced in SDNY to time served. On Oct. 18, 2018, he was transferred to ICE custody while the agency finalized his return.
The most recent USDA data reveals that 38,577,141 Americans received benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—otherwise known as the federal government program responsible for giving out food stamps—in September 2018.
When Trump took office in February 2017, 42,134,301 Americans had been receiving SNAP benefits, according to the data.
The most up-to-date numbers also show enrollment in food stamps has declined for 11 straight months.
Speaking in a televised address, Mr Macron condemned the violence but said the protesters' anger was "deep, and in many ways legitimate".
The minimum wage would increase by 100 euros per month from 2019, he said.
A planned tax increase for low-income pensioners would be cancelled, overtime pay would no longer be taxed, and employers would be encouraged to pay a tax-free end of year bonus to employees, he added.
However, he refused to reinstate a tax on the wealthy, saying "this would weaken us, we need to create jobs".
Qualcomm said a Chinese court ruled on Nov. 30 that Apple had infringed on two Qualcomm patents and issued a preliminary injunction that bars Apple from selling the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X in China. The ruling did not apply to Apple’s three newest iPhones: the XS, the XS Max and the XR.
Apple said in a statement, however, that it continued to sell all iPhone models in China.
“Qualcomm’s effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world,” an Apple spokesman, Josh Rosenstock, said...
Under normal conditions on the night of maximum activity, from midnight to 4 a.m. local time with ideal dark-sky conditions, an average of at least 60 to 120 Geminid meteors should burst across the sky each hour. (Light pollution will greatly cut down on the numbers, however.) The best time for Geminid viewing will come at 2 a.m., when the constellation Gemini will stand almost directly overhead.
Don't expect meteors to appear at equally spaced intervals of, say, 1 per minute. Instead, you'll probably experience what some have called the "clumping effect." You may see a sudden burst of activity, followed by a lull of several minutes or more.
A few more tips: Look up for as wide a view of the sky as possible. Perhaps listen to some music as you watch. Lastly, give your eyes time to dark-adapt before you look — and good luck!
“The bilateral currency swap agreement between India and UAE is expected to reduce the dependency on hard currencies like the US dollar,” the embassy said.
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