Lauren Salzman told the jury she and the other women who were branded with Raniere’s initials “would be totally nude and sit on the floor below him.”... On Friday, Salzman identified actress Allison Mack as a high-ranking member of the secret subgroup... Salzman testified that any resistance to the orders of the leader known as “Vanguard” was considered an “ethical breach.”... Salzman also testified Raniere sought to control her by taking nude photos of her over her objections, giving her instructions on how to groom herself and convincing her to join threesomes with other women. He also nicknamed her “Forlorn” because she had trouble hiding her unhappiness...
The move is reminiscent of Ronald Reagan, who in 1986 signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act that put the onus on employers by making the act of knowingly hiring undocumented people a criminal offense. Since March, the Social Security Administration has mailed out “no-match letters” to more than 570,000 employers, telling them of the mismatched information on their employers.
Just 10 percent of this group took the drugs with the hope they could help them reduce their reliance on alcohol. But as it turns out, the majority of the participants still experienced a change in their drinking habits after taking the drugs. The survey results showed a dramatic change in the number of alcoholic drinks people consumed before taking a “moderate or high dose” of either LSD or psilocybin and the number of drinks they were consuming a year later.
Douglas Harrison, the Border Patrol’s interim San Diego sector chief, said Friday that the efforts are intended to help overstretched staff in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for illegal crossings. Starting Friday, there will be three flights a week from Rio Grande Valley to San Diego for families only, each one carrying up to 135 people.
A Wells Fargo personal banker pleaded guilty on Thursday to knowingly opening bank accounts for people working with the Sinaloa cartel. Thirty-year-old Luis Figueroa of Tijuana admitted he took part in the money laundering scheme that stretched across the US. Between 2014 and 2016, money laundering organizations recruited people who would open bank accounts for the cartel's drug money, according to the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of California. The operation laundered over $19 million dollars in narcotics proceeds.
The terrorist, whose real name was Mohammed Emwazi, became the face of the terror group, appearing in multiple propaganda videos where he beheaded innocent people, including Americans and Britons. A documentary for British TV station Channel 4, which is airing on Monday, reveals that the extremist met his fate when U.S. forces identified him after a drone flew at night over Raqqa, at that point an ISIS stronghold. Within 15 seconds a missile was launched to wipe out Emwazi... The intelligence agencies also looked at the pattern of the veins in his left hand and matched it with an archive picture of him...
A special operations pilot at the Air Force Academy is facing charges of rape, rape of a child and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, the school announced Thursday. Maj. Travis J. Burns will appear in military court Monday for an Article 32 hearing, which "is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding," an academy news release says.
The middleman who confessed to paying bribes over trades he helped arrange between Deutsche Bank AG and a Dutch housing firm said he was also getting commission payments from other major lenders, including Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc., Societe Generale SA and BNP Paribas SA. /blockquote>
District Judge Michael Fitzgerald, who is overseeing the case in federal court in California, ruled in favor of Furie on several counts. But he said the issue of comments made by Furie on his ownership of Pepe the Frog is disputed enough to advance it to trial... InfoWars had pointed to public interviews given by Furie where he suggested he had given up control of his creation, as well as his “killing” of Pepe in their argument that the copyright didn’t stand.
The cartoonist argued that remarks he made about wanting people to profit off the frog were sarcastic...
Up until now, these voices have been noticeably stilted and robotic, but researchers from AI startup Dessa have created what is by far the most convincing voice clone we’ve ever heard — perfectly mimicking the sound of MMA-commentator-turned-podcaster Joe Rogan.
... Also found in the vehicle were several personal effects of Hunter Biden, then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, like two of his DC driver’s licenses, multiple credit cards, and personally identifying information like a Delaware Attorney General badge and a U.S. Secret Service business card that police said bore his name.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 26-year-old Juliana Cote made a public Facebook post on Thursday that showed a photo of a small, fake firearm accompanied by the shooting threat. Deputies showed up at Cote's home, which they said is near Egypt Lake Elementary School. According to investigators, Cote admitted to creating the Facebook post.
The levels of glyphosate detected in the Impossible burger by Health Research Institute Laboratories were 11 X higher than the Beyond Meat Burger. The total result (glyphosate and it’s break down AMPA) was 11.3 ppb... "Only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate has been shown to destroy gut bacteria, which is where the stronghold of the immune system lies"... Burger King, White Castle, Hard Rock Cafe, Red Robin, Cheesecake Factory** and hundreds of other restaurants now carry the product where it does not have to be labeled or described as GM on the menu.
... The US has completely abandoned commercial principles and disregarded law. Its barbaric behavior against Huawei by resorting to administrative power can be viewed as a declaration of war on China in the economic and technological fields. It is time that the Chinese people throw away their illusions. Compromise will not lead to US goodwill... The trade war launched by the US is becoming more and more like real war. At its core is the US resorts to unscrupulous means to suppress China while China is committed to crushing US arrogance...Huawei cannot lose, nor can China...
Though it's not quite as strict as the law that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey just signed into law, an anti-abortion bill passed by lawmakers in Missouri on Friday would ban abortions after more than eight weeks. And with the state's governor poised to sign it, Missouri is about to become the latest state to pass a restrictive abortion law as Republicans angle to get the issue back in front of the Supreme Court.
The body of Ariana Funes-Diaz was found in a creek in Prince George’s County on Wednesday -- a month after she was reported missing. Police on Thursday charged Josue Fuentes-Ponce, 16, of Bladensburg, Md.; Joel Escobar, 17, of Northeast Washington; and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi, 14, of Lothian, Md., with the murder. All were charged as adults... Funes-Diaz was killed to keep her from becoming a snitch, police said.
Attorney General William Barr said his review of the origins of the Russia investigation is focused on U.S. intelligence gathering before the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened its formal inquiry in July 2016 and could lead to rule changes for counterintelligence investigations of political campaigns. “Government power was used to spy on American citizens,” Mr. Barr told The Wall Street Journal, in his first interview since taking office in February. “I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly.”
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!
A majority (58 percent) thinks it is at least somewhat likely the FBI broke the law when it first started investigating the Trump campaign... Republicans (77 percent) are 35 points more likely than Democrats (42 percent) to believe there is at least a chance illegal activity happened.