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Ex-NY Assembly Speaker found guilty in corruption retrial

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker found guilty in corruption retrial

A jury is still deliberating in the corruption case against former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. "As a unanimous jury found, he sold his public office for private greed", Berman said. Both Silver and Skelos forfeited their seats in late 2015 after each was convicted in a separate corruption trial. But like Silver, the Supreme Court's decision helped invalidate their convictions in 2017.


Strong to severe storms possible Saturday; then showers dampen Mother's Day

Strong to severe storms possible Saturday; then showers dampen Mother's Day

Today was a gorgeous end to the work week under plentiful sunshine and highs in the 60s region-wide. Sunday: A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers, low around 46. Skies becoming partly to mostly cloudy Wednesday morning. Friday's forecast will be similar to Thursday with temperatures dropping slightly into the upper 70s.


Hours ahead of Karnataka polls, Congress drops 'bribery' bomb on BJP

Hours ahead of Karnataka polls, Congress drops 'bribery' bomb on BJP

Men account for over 2.52 crore voters, women around 2.44 crore, while there are 4,552 transgender electors. The Janata Dal (Secular) which had been a kingmaker in the past is in the fray in 200 constituencies with its alliance partner Bahujan Samaj Party contesting for 18 seats.


Scientists Record Biggest Wave Ever in Southern Hemisphere at 78 Feet

Scientists Record Biggest Wave Ever in Southern Hemisphere at 78 Feet

The record was set during a powerful storm near Campbell Island in Southern Ocean, some 700 kilometers (430 miles) south of New Zealand. The readings from Tuesday. But unlike the wave heights recorded by ocean buoys, the height of this wave was decided by a matter of estimation, based on comparing it to Koxa's crouching height in photos.


Dick Cheney urges Central Intelligence Agency to revive harsh interrogation and backs Gina Haspel

Dick Cheney urges Central Intelligence Agency to revive harsh interrogation and backs Gina Haspel

She'd be the first female Central Intelligence Agency director, a barrier well worth breaking. "Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying", he said . "I think you will find me to be a typical middle-class American", she said in her opening statement . She further stated that she agreed that during the debriefing of al-Qaeda detainees the valuable information was obtained as subjected by the other members at Central Intelligence Agency.


America's oldest living World War II veteran turns 112

America's oldest living World War II veteran turns 112

Overton turned 112 on Friday, May 11. "I love to have an birthday", he also told the paper, adding that he hopes toldquo;are living a second five years. This is how Overton keeps living his life without dying. He's the oldest man in America and the oldest veteran, and believed to be the third-oldest man in the world.