Francesco Cali, Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family, Gunned Down In New York

Francesco Cali, Reputed Boss Of Gambino Crime Family, Gunned Down In New York

Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, believed to be the boss of the notorious Gambino crime family, was killed on Staten Island late Wednesday, the New York Police Department said. Cali, 53, was shot six times outside his home shortly after 9 p.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, an NYPD official…
Trouble For Tucker: Advertising Plunges After Racist, Sexist Comments Resurface

Trouble For Tucker: Advertising Plunges After Racist, Sexist Comments Resurface

Fox News host Tucker Carlson appears to be hemorrhaging sponsors after old racist and sexist comments resurfaced this week.  An analysis by Samba TV found that Carlson had 39 advertisers on the Monday before the tapes uncovered by Media Matters made big headlines, and just 14 advertisers the day after, TheWrap reported. “This is a sizable fall-off…
OSHA Attrition Under Trump Is Leading To Lax Safety Enforcement, Analysis Finds

OSHA Attrition Under Trump Is Leading To Lax Safety Enforcement, Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON ― The number of workplace safety inspectors has fallen during the two-plus years of the Trump administration, leading to fewer in-depth investigations of on-the-job dangers, according to a new analysis of Labor Department records. The National Employment Law Project, a worker advocacy group, said staffing and inspection data show the Occupational Safety and Health…
Samantha Bee Delivers Comprehensive Takedown Of ‘White Supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

Samantha Bee Delivers Comprehensive Takedown Of ‘White Supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

The host of “Full Frontal” described “Tucker Carlson Tonight” as “a revolting trash heap of racist talking points.” Carlson’s past racist, sexist, homophobic and misogynistic comments on the shock-jock radio program “The Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” which have resurfaced this week, were “vile and disgusting and presumably the audition tape that got him a…
Facebook, Instagram Had A Major Outage, And A Worldwide Existential Crisis Ensued

Facebook, Instagram Had A Major Outage, And A Worldwide Existential Crisis Ensued

Facebook and Instagram experienced an hourslong outage across the U.S. on Wednesday, and throngs of social media-savvy citizens experienced an existential crisis. In the absence of the extremely popular platforms, many flooded Twitter to celebrate, despair or express deep suspicions over the outages. Snapchat, another popular encrypted messaging app, was also down on Wednesday. Retired…
Trump Judicial Pick Kenneth Lee Says He ‘Regrets’ Controversial College Writings

Trump Judicial Pick Kenneth Lee Says He ‘Regrets’ Controversial College Writings

Kenneth Lee, one of President Donald Trump’s many judicial nominees, said Wednesday that he regrets his past controversial writings on AIDS in the LGBTQ community and sexual assault. “When you’re 18 or 19, you think you know everything, even though you really don’t,” Lee told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing. “When you’re…
George Conway Urges ‘Serious Inquiry’ Into Trump’s Mental Health After Latest Lie

George Conway Urges ‘Serious Inquiry’ Into Trump’s Mental Health After Latest Lie

George Conway, an attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, is calling for a “serious inquiry” into President Donald Trump’s “condition of mind.” Conway, a persistent Trump critic despite his wife’s position in the administration, slammed the president’s “brazen, pathological mendacity” for lying over even mundane matters.  “Even his donors and supporters…
Beto O’Rourke To Announce Presidential Run: Reports

Beto O’Rourke To Announce Presidential Run: Reports

EL PASO, Texas/WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - Beto O’Rourke, the Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a source close to the campaign said on Wednesday. O’Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term U.S. representative from West Texas, will…
Paul Manafort To Serve 7 And A Half Years In Prison In Mueller Cases

Paul Manafort To Serve 7 And A Half Years In Prison In Mueller Cases

WASHINGTON ― A federal judge sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to additional prison time on Wednesday, bringing his total prison sentence in the cases against him to about seven and a half years. “This defendant is not public enemy No. 1, but he’s not a victim either,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson…
Rosie O’Donnell Says Her Father Sexually Abused Her When She Was A Child

Rosie O’Donnell Says Her Father Sexually Abused Her When She Was A Child

Rosie O’Donnell recently revealed that her father sexually abused her when she was younger.  “It started very young,” O’Donnell tells Variety’s New York bureau chief, Ramin Setoodeh, in his upcoming book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View.” Her mother died when O’Donnell was 10 years old, and her father, Edward Joseph O’Donnell,…

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Manafort Sought Trump Job For Alleged Briber; Eager Kushner Responded: ‘On It!’

Manafort Sought Trump Job For Alleged Briber; Eager Kushner Responded: ‘On It!’

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was apparently eager to help when Paul Manafort sought a top Trump administration job for a banker who has since been charged with trading loans to Manafort for a position. After the 2016 election, former Trump campaign chairman Manafort contacted Kushner seeking a major appointment for Stephen Calk, former…
Theresa May quitting does not change EU’s Brexit stance: Commission

Theresa May quitting does not change EU’s Brexit stance: Commission

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England | Peter Summers/Getty Images Leaders express sadness at UK prime minister’s resignation but are committed to Withdrawal Agreement. By David M. Herszenhorn 5/24/19, 1:09 PM CET Updated 5/24/19, 2:17 PM CET The EU's position on the…
Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates

Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates

“I have done everything I can,” Mrs. May said. Facing a cabinet rebellion, Theresa May announced on Friday morning her decision to leave office. She spoke briefly after meeting with Graham Brady, a powerful leader of backbench Conservative lawmakers. Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May said it was in the “best interests…