Kenneth Gasper Agrees To Plea Deal After Being Accused Of Threatening To Kill Long Island Rep. Andrew Garbarino

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A retiree who admitted his role in an alleged death threat against his congressman was called to court Monday and for the first time spoke publicly about what prompted his arrest in the disturbing politically charged case. The 64-year-old retired Long Island Rail Road worker huddled with his attorney prior to… Continue reading Kenneth Gasper Agrees To Plea Deal After Being Accused Of Threatening To Kill Long Island Rep. Andrew Garbarino

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Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Bill Cosby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to reject a bid by prosecutors to revive his criminal sex assault case. The 84-year-old actor and comedian has been free since June, when a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned his conviction and released him from prison after nearly three years. The state’s… Continue reading Cosby asks Supreme Court not to revive sexual assault case

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Ex-tribal chairman’s casino bribery trial set for April

BOSTON (AP) — A former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will have his day in court to face bribery, extortion and other charges related to the tribe’s planned casino project. Cedric Cromwell’s criminal trial opens April 19 in Boston federal court after being delayed for months by the coronavirus pandemic. He’ll be on trial… Continue reading Ex-tribal chairman’s casino bribery trial set for April

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Mass. officials urge colleges to roll back COVID-19 precautions to ‘near normal’ levels

Baker administration officials are pushing for Massachusetts colleges and universities to roll back COVID-19 precautions for students and faculty. In a letter to college and university presidents, Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Lou Sudders and Education Secretary James Peyser called for them to roll back remote learning, mask requirements and limiting group activities and… Continue reading Mass. officials urge colleges to roll back COVID-19 precautions to ‘near normal’ levels

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Canada PM tests positive for COVID, rips anti vaccine demo

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is “feeling fine” and will continue to work remotely from home. Trudeau said two of his children have COVID-19 and a test Monday revealed he has it as been infected as well. And he used a televised virtual press… Continue reading Canada PM tests positive for COVID, rips anti vaccine demo

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Opinion | The Dangerous Appeal of Neil Young’s Righteous Censorship

The great uprising against comedian Joe Rogan led by a small posse of over-the-hill rockers has ended in surrender before it really got started. Rogan, whose Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Spotify attracts one of the largest audience in the medium (an estimated 11 million listeners), bowed to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in a… Continue reading Opinion | The Dangerous Appeal of Neil Young’s Righteous Censorship

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Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Set For Trio Of Rocket Launches

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — SpaceX is scheduled to launch three rockets over the course of three days, starting with an Italian Earth-observation satellite on Monday. The Hawthorne-based company had to scrub the launch of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 four times from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Following the most recent delay Sunday, the COSMO launch was… Continue reading Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Set For Trio Of Rocket Launches

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‘We’re Here To Support Women’: Community Group Offers Free Self-Defense Classes In North Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A rise in crime across Minneapolis has created an effort to give women the necessary skills to protect and defend themselves. The Strength Group, a nonprofit focused on community safety, is offering free classes in north Minneapolis. Sensei Gina Wood leads the training she hopes will help women defend themselves, replacing the… Continue reading ‘We’re Here To Support Women’: Community Group Offers Free Self-Defense Classes In North Minneapolis

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California drought: After drenching December, dry January, Sierra Nevada snowpack falls below average

Like the 49ers fourth-quarter lead in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, California’s once-impressive Sierra Nevada snowpack is steadily shrinking. Only a month ago on New Year’s Day, after big atmospheric river storms in October and December, the statewide Sierra snowpack stood at an impressive 168% of normal for that date, boosting hopes that the state’s severe… Continue reading California drought: After drenching December, dry January, Sierra Nevada snowpack falls below average

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Los Gatos: Police investigating pair of attacks on hiking trails

LOS GATOS — Police are investigating a pair of separate attacks on trails at St. Joseph’s Hill Open Space Preserve over the past month, potentially involving the same man described as assaulting trail-goers while threatening them with a knife. The most recent assault was reported at about 5:10 p.m. Sunday, when a woman told police… Continue reading Los Gatos: Police investigating pair of attacks on hiking trails

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