Thursday April 26, 2018

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Cosby goes berserk moments after guilty verdict is read

Bill Cosby went berserk Thursday — just moments after he was convicted of sexual assault — as lawyers argued over whether he should be allowed ?to remain ?free on bail. “He has a plane,” District Attorney Kevin Steele told the judge. That’s when Cosby suddenly stood up and screamed, “He doesn’t have a plane, you a–hole!  More…

Bill Cosby’s lawyer falls asleep during testimony

As rapt jurors listened to the judge overseeing Bill Cosby’s sex assault retrial read back prior testimony, the entertainer’s lead lawyer snoozed in his chair.  More…

Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from a Delta Air Lines flight attendant on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.  More…

Copperfield may be forced to reveal illusion secrets in multimillion-dollar injury case

He can’t make this just disappear. Magician David Copperfield is expected to testify as early as Friday in a multimillion-dollar injury case filed by an audience member who was left brain damaged by a Las Vegas illusion gone awry.  More…

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth.  More…

Topless protester gets close to Bill Cosby as retrial begins

A topless protester with "Women’s Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday as the comedian walked into a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of his sexual assault retrial.  More…

Stoneman Douglas students must now use clear backpacks

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to campus Monday after their spring break, as a slew of new security measures took effect — including a rule requiring clear backpacks.  More…

Congressman Darren Soto’s wife arrested at Walt Disney World

The wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto was arrested at Disney Springs on Sunday on a charge of disorderly intoxication. Amanda Soto, 33, appeared intoxicated, and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Heller helped her call an Uber vehicle to take her home but Soto began yelling profanities at Heller and the driver. Soto was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, where “she began banging head against the window.  More…

‘Palm Sunday Massacre’ killer now lives next to a daycare

He killed eight kids and two mothers in one of the city’s most infamous mass shootings, and as soon as he was sprung from prison in January, Christopher Thomas told authorities he was headed to his mom’s Bronx home — which is right next to a children’s day-care center.  More…

Stars are rewriting their wills to include CGI do’s and don’ts

Hollywood stars can now be digitally recreated so convincingly, that actors are reportedly specifying in their wills what they’ll permit their images to do — long after their death. “We can recreate dead actors,” Mike McGee, co-founder of the special effects company Framestore recently said.  More…

ESPN president brought down by cocaine extortion plot

John Skipper was forced to resign at ESPN after he was extorted by a person he bought cocaine from. Skipper’s departure from ESPN in December sent shockwaves through the industry, and the abrupt nature of it is now clear. “They threatened me, and I understood immediately that threat put me and my family at risk, and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well,” Skipper said.  More…

Man who says he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway stabbed to death

A Florida man who came forward last year — claiming to have helped dispose of Natalee Holloway’s body — is now dead, according to police. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday during a failed kidnapping attempt in Sarasota County.  More…

Coffee shop refuses to serve uniformed police officers

An Oakland, Calif., coffee shop won’t serve cops in uniform — and police say they are using it as a teachable moment. The employee-owned Hasta Muerte Coffee recently sent a letter to the local police union declaring it “does not serve the police” after denying service to a sergeant who came in for a cup of joe.  More…

Frances McDormand’s Accused Oscar Statue Thief, Terry Bryant, Seen in Series of Mugshots

The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar Sunday night has been in trouble with the law before. A series of seven mugshots obtained by Inside Edition shows Terry Bryant following previous arrests.  More…

3 people attack, injure barber over bad haircut

The New York Police Department says three people attacked a barber in the Bronx who got angry at a client for refusing to pay for a haircut.  More…