Feds charge Rikers Island guard with smuggling drugs to jail

NEW YORK – Federal authorities have charged a Rikers Island correctional officer with smuggling drugs into the New York City jail. Court records unsealed this week show 23-year-old Simon Gordon faces bribery and drug charges following an investigation by the city’s Department of Investigation. Gordon was released Monday on $25,000 bail. His defense attorney declined to comment Wednesday. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

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#1 This applies to both romantic and platonic relationships! #3 Don’t feel ashamed about feeling the need to spend time hiding away from the world – take the time you need to rest and repair #5 Society as lead us to believe that our ultimate goal is to be beautiful because according to the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy beauty = value. Beauty standards exist, they are narrow and limited, some people fall into the category of what is considered “beautiful” and some don’t. The truth is we don’t need to be beautiful!!! It’s not the most important in life – we are so much more than that. Let us be weird, ugly, gross, have bad taste. It doesn’t mean we’re …

Lady Gaga Performs ‘Shallow’ Without Bradley Cooper At Grammys And Delivers

Lady Gaga’s performance at the The singer took the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday night to showcase her duet from the hit romance “A Star Is Born.” Gaga performed sans co-star Bradley Cooper, but the number was all the more extra for it. picked up three awards for her album “Joanne” and the record-breaking song from the film. a surprise appearance with Michelle Obama was certainly a highlight for all the Little Monsters at home, nothing could compare to a solo Gaga gig, especially considering her outrageous dance moves. Gaga is set to perform the duet live with Cooper at the Academy Awards later this month, where she’s nominated in multiple categories. manage to impress an audience …

Virginia Lawmaker Backs Off Plan To Seek Impeachment Of Lt. Gov. Fairfax

Democratic Del. Patrick Hope had said he wanted to introduce articles of impeachment Monday against Fairfax after two women recently accused the Democrat of sexual assault in the 2000s. Fairfax has vehemently denied the claims and called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate. said on Twitter early Monday that he had circulated a draft of the impeachment action with his colleagues and received what he called “an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback.” Hope now says “additional conversations … need to take place before anything is filed.” Impeachment was always unlikely to happen during this legislative session, but lawmakers could revisit it later this year if the political crisis continues.

Brandi Carlile Recalls Coming Out Struggle In Emotional Grammys Speech

Brandi Carlile emerged triumphant from the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday, but she made it clear her early struggles coming to terms with her sexuality continue to influence her music.  By the Way, I Forgive You” and Best American Roots Performance for that LP’s first single, “The Joke.” Her most poignant remarks came after picking up the award for Best American Roots Song for “The Joke,” which “Americana music is the island of the misfit toys [and] I am such a misfit,” Carlile, who wore Libertine’s “Chandelier” suit, told the crowd. “I came out of the closet at 15 years old, when I was in high school, and I can assure you that I was never invited to any parties.” Watch Carlile’s full speech below.  …

ISIS has stashed away millions to fund new wave of attacks against the West, UN experts warn

This frame grab from video posted online Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, by supporters of the Islamic State group, purports to show a gun-mounted Islamic State group vehicle firing at members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour, Syria. (Militant Photo via AP) On Monday, Kurdish-led coalition forces battled to clear the village of Baghouz, where the remaining jihadis are holed up in fortified positions. TRUMP: ISIS COULD LOSE REMAINING TERRITORY WITHIN WEEK But the operation was slowed by landmines and sniper fire as fighters desperately battled to hold off the onslaught. A U.N. Security Council report into the threat posed by ISIS warned the group still has up to 18,000 armed terrorists ready to …

Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says

Lenovo’s Watch X was widely panned as “absolutely terrible.” As it turns out, so was its security. The low-end $50 smartwatch was one of Lenovo’s cheapest smartwatches. Available only for the China market, anyone who wants one has to buy one directly from the mainland. Lucky for Erez Yalon, head of security research at Checkmarx, an application security testing company, he was given one from a friend. But it didn’t take him long to find several vulnerabilities that allowed him to change user’s passwords, hijack accounts and spoof phone calls. Because the smartwatch wasn’t using any encryption to send data from the app to the server, Yalon said he was able to see his registered email address and password sent in …

Nearly 60 percent of Virginia’s African-Americans want Gov. Northam to remain in office: poll

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. (Eastern Virginia Medical School via AP) “He’s been a good governor, and he’s been good, as far as I know, to black people,” Butler said. In an interview Saturday, Northam said he wants to heal the wounds that some feel after the racist photo emerged. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “There are still some very deep wounds in Virginia, and especially in the area of equity. … There are ongoing inequities to access to things like education, health care, mortgages, capital, entre­pre­neur­ship,” he said. “And so this has been a real, I think, an awakening for Virginia. It has really raised the …

New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites

(CNN)A new Pentagon report on threats in space warns that China and Russia are both developing capabilities to threaten the US’ preeminent position, including lasers that could target and destroy US satellites. They also house sensors involved in detecting enemy missile launches. The report comes as the Chinese government has been increasingly stepping up its space program, becoming the first nation to land a probe on the far side of the moon in January. The growth of China’s space capabilities and the need to help safeguard US satellites have been cited by the Trump administration as a reason why the US needs a Space Force. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to respond to the new US report. Anti-satellite …

Teen Goes Against Anti-Vaxx Mom And Gets Vaccinated At School, Mom Has A Major Meltdown

Twipzi posted a conversation they had with their anti-vaxx mom after getting vaccinated at school in fear of suspension, and her meltdown seems ridiculous. “I’m a freshman in high school, and my mom never let get my vaccines in grade 7, which caused me to be suspended in grade 7 and 8,” they wrote. “This year, the kids who hadn’t gotten them were called down to get them, and I had missed 4 very important vaccines. I got them, and I was given a note to show my mom what I had gotten. When I told my mom, she got mad because I didn’t ask her, and she wasn’t given any heads up about it (she was given notice). She …

Woman stabbed to death ‘was caring sister’

‘A wonderful heart’ In a statement issued through police, Ms Mendes’ sister said: “My sister was lovely, always thinking about everyone but mostly her children. “She had a wonderful heart and there was no one else like her. She was a caring sister and worried about everyone. “She was always making sure everyone was OK.” A fundraising campaign has raised more than £26,000 to support Ms Mendes’ family and her children. Image caption Ms Mendes died at the roadside where she was attacked Appealing for witnesses to come forward, he asked anyone who had dashcam or helmet footage to review it in case they had anything to help police piece together a timeline of what happened. Related Topics Ewell Original …

Border Towns ‘Safer Than Any City Trump Has Lived,’ Says Texas Congressman

Donald Trump’s fake narrative that U.S. border towns are lawless frontiers, declaring that they’re in fact “safer than any city the president has ever lived in.” McAllen, Texas (population 145,000), in Gonzalez’s district didn’t have a single homicide last year, the congressman pointed out in an interview Saturday on MSNBC. He added: “I can assure you McAllen is safer than any city the president has ever lived in. It’s much safer than New York City, it’s much safer than Washington, D.C. I could walk around the middle of the night in the city of McAllen without a single threat … this campaign rhetoric that has continued for two years really needs to stop. People need to look at FBI stats and …

OakNorth raises $440 million from SoftBank and Clermont

British startup OakNorth has raised a $440 million funding round from SoftBank’s Vision Fund as well as the Clermont Group. The company is creating a digital bank and focuses on loans for small and medium enterprises and the technology behind those loans. Today’s funding round is the biggest funding round in a European fintech company. OakNorth has raised $848 million in primary funding since its creation. With this funding round, the company plans to double down on what it already does. The company can issue fast and flexible loans to businesses and property developers in the U.K. OakNorth uses big data and machine learning to assess the risks and monitor its portfolio. The company has lent more than $3.7 billion …