The accident appears to have first reached the public through eagle-eyed SpaceX aficionados on a message board which updates with even the smallest changes in anything related to the company's plans. Their methods include everything from drone flyovers to driving by the site.
It's hard to tell what damage has precisely happened to the hopper in its fall, but it appears to be more complex than simply righting back up again. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded to questions on Twitter by saying that it will "take a few weeks to repair." He stressed, however, that only the nosecone has been damaged. "Actual tanks are fine," he offered in an brief update, referring to the hopper's fuel tanks.
Former Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge in federal court in White Plains on Wednesday, admitting he failed to pay more than $900,000 in federal and state taxes over six years.
Marraccini, 54, admitted that between 2011 and 2016, he failed to report on tax returns more than $2.3 million in revenue from his business, Coastal Construction Associates, as well as $224,000 in rent he received on two houses he owned in Purchase and another house in Rye.
Senate Democrats blocked a White House–backed plan to end the 34-day partial shutdown, turning it down in a 50-47 vote on Thursday.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with Republicans to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster.
In an unexpected development, GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Tom Cotton (Ark.) voted against Trump's plan. Lee is considered a fiscal hawk, and Cotton is one of the Senate’s most conservative members on immigration.
According to a news release, Mathis took the girl, who had run away from a residential treatment house in Duluth, to a nearby apartment where through a combination of physical beatings, sexual assault, electric shocking and psychological control, he coerced her into submitting to sexual acts with Koech.
Koech also took nude photos of the girl and Mathis attempted to extort money from her parents in return for her safe release. The girl was eventually rescued by Duluth police officers and was found hiding in a closet 20 days after going missing, a news release said.
Salmond, who was Scotland's leader from 2007-2014 and took the country to the brink of independence, says he is “innocent of any criminality whatsoever.”
There are 14 charges against the 64-year-old who has been released on bail. He is accused of two charges of attempted rape, nine of sexual assault, two of indecent assault and one breach of the peace.
Mike Poplardo is an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford. In May of 2018, he spent two days on a “mini-unit” designed to prepare students for college. During this lesson, he showed students the Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College.”
The documentary (which includes commentary from this reporter), hosted by Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, tells the stories of several male students who say they were falsely accused of sexual assault, in one instance also talking to the female accuser for her perspective. It also debunks some common myths surrounding sexual assault statistics.
“The parties are DIRECTED to appear for a status conference before the undersigned on January 28, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. in Courtroom 4D South to discuss issues concerning the irrevocable trust (the “Trust”) that is paying the legal fees of all Defendants (except Clare Bronfman) and certain witnesses.
“All Defendants are required to attend. In particular, the court plans to address issues it has identified in its review of the Trust’s indenture and the declaration that Defendants submitted in response to the court’s 266 January 9, 2019 order. The court will schedule the anticipated Curcio hearings at a later date. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/23/2019. (Haddad, Andrew) (Entered: 01/23/2019)”.
In 2012, documentary filmmaker Maria Stanisheva raised $6,000 on Kickstarter to make a movie about Phillips, centering on his then-wife’s struggle with cancer and a trip the family planned to try to cure her with Native American methods that involved a ceremonial healing ritual.
After the confrontation with the Catholic high school student, the media rushed to defend Phillips, in part under the false pretense that he was a Vietnam War veteran.In reality, Phillips was never deployed to Vietnam. And it looks like Phillips’ misleading Vietnam story helped documentary’s crowdfunding campaign.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a request to pay the Coast Guard on Thursday after Republicans refused to also open the rest of the federal government.
"President Trump is responsible not only for thousands of Coast Guard personnel not getting paid but hundreds of thousands of other federal employees also not getting paid," Schumer said.
The media industry's current round of cuts and consolidation is accelerating. Sizable layoffs at Buzzfeed, Gannett and Verizon Media (home of AOL, Yahoo, HuffPost and others) were announced Wednesday, totaling over 1,000 jobs cut.
Verizon Media will cut roughly 800 jobs, or 7% of its global workforce across the organization, as well as certain brands and products...
Buzzfeed will cut roughly 250 jobs, or roughly 15% of its workforce, including jobs within its news division.
Gannett cut over 20 jobs Wednesday, per Poynter, with more expected as the company tries to shed costs amid buyout talks.
Mexico said Wednesday that more than 10,000 people have requested visas to cross its southern border as it seeks to grant legal documents to members of a rapidly growing U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Central America.
The soaring number of migrants requesting visas has raised questions about whether such mass movements may become a regular phenomenon. The border city of Tijuana has struggled to accommodate about 5,000 people who arrived in November in the last caravan. About 1,800 are still there, according to Cesar Palencia, the head of migrant affairs for the city — many facing long waits for asylum interviews with U.S. officials.
Michael Ertel, the newly appointed Secretary of State of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has resigned after photos emerged of him posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim in blackface at a private Halloween party 14 years ago.
The photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat were shown to the Governor's Office on Thursday morning. Hours later it issued a statement.
"The governor accepted Secretary Ertel's resignation," the Governor's Office said.
Japan's supreme court has upheld a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilised before their gender can be changed on official documents.
The decision, issued Wednesday but published on Thursday, upholds a law that requires any individual wishing to change their documents have "no reproductive glands or reproductive glands that have permanently lost function," referring to testes or ovaries.
In a report published Thursday by PlainSite, an independent research shop led by Aaron Greenspan, analysts calculated that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been regularly lying to investors and the public about the company's user metrics, and that the company could be overestimating the number of users by as much as 50%.
The team detailed their findings in a 70-page report published on their website.
"Facebook has been lying to the public about the scale of its problem with fake accounts, which likely exceed 50% of its network. Its official metrics—many of which it has stopped reporting quarterly—are self-contradictory and even farcical. The company has lost control of its own product."
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