Month: January 2024

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to new charges in ‘Rust’ film set shooting case

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to new charges in ‘Rust’ film set shooting case

Alec Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges over the death of a young woman who was fatally shot on the set of a budget Western, US court documents showed Wednesday. Issued on: 01/02/2024 – 00:43Modified: 01/02/2024 – 00:42 3 min Baldwin, a producer and star of the film, was charged last month for his role in the 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins during the filming of period piece “Rust” in New Mexico. He was holding a Colt .45 when it discharged, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Baldwin has repeatedly denied responsibility, insisting he did not pull the trigger on the gun, which should not have been loaded with a live round. The incident sent shockwaves through Hollywood, and led to calls for a tightening of the rules around the use of firearms on movie sets. But it also led to accusations of sloppy management, with some in the industry saying regulations were already tight, and that they had simply not been properly followed during the making of “Rust.” Baldwin’s lawyers Luke …

How to Watch the 2024 NHL All-Star Game Online: Schedule, TV, Live Stream and More

How to Watch the 2024 NHL All-Star Game Online: Schedule, TV, Live Stream and More

The 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend is right around the corner. Festivities kick off tomorrow with 44 of the the NHL’s top players set to take the ice in Toronto. The next few days feature a triple-header of events, beginning with the return of the NHL All-Star Player Draft that will break the competition down down into four teams. Once the 11-player squads have been assembled, they will compete in a 3-on-3 single-elimination format. Watch NHL All-Star Weekend on Sling TV Celebrity captains this year include Justin Bieber, Tate McRae, Will Arnett and Michael Bublé. Bieber and Arnett are both big fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, so much so that Justin even helped design his favorite team’s jersey for this Saturday’s All-Star Game in conjunction with the NHL and Adidas. Who will be crowned champion? Read on to find out how to watch the 2024 NHL All-Star Game online, including the schedule, performers, and livestream options. How to Watch the 2024 NHL All-Star Game Without Cable The 2024 NHL All-Star Game will be broadcast on ABC. If you …

Ukraine needs American weapons, not more GOP drama

Ukraine needs American weapons, not more GOP drama

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. Republicans need to recover their senses about the dire moral and strategic tests Ukraine and the West face in Europe. First, here are three new stories from The Atlantic: A Test of Will and Commitment Wars test people and weapons on a battlefield, but eventual victory rests on much more than combat. Wars also stress-test political institutions, ideas, and the courage of entire societies. At this moment, the United States is on the verge of failing a challenge of will and commitment, much to the delight of the neo-fascist Russian regime that has turned Ukraine’s fields and homes into an immense abattoir. President Joe Biden, most of NATO, and many other nations recognize the crisis, but the world could face a Russian victory—and an eventual escalation of Russian aggression against Europe—solely because of the ongoing drama and inane bickering …

Danny Masterson transferred to Charles Manson’s former prison for 30-year sentence

Danny Masterson transferred to Charles Manson’s former prison for 30-year sentence

Danny Masterson, the former star of “That ’70s Show,” has been transferred to the same maximum-security prison in California that housed Charles Manson from 1989 until his death in 2017 — years short of the length of time the convicted rapist is expected to be held there himself. Corcoran State Prison, which opened just one year before it brought in Manson, has an approximate population of 3,445 inmates, many of whom are serial rapists and murderers. In past years, the facility has also been home to Rodney Alcala — the “dating game killer,” and Sirhan Sirhan — convicted assassin of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy. According to California state prison records, Masterson is not eligible for parole until July 2042. Last week, his request for bail was denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge based on the reasoning that he has “every incentive to flee” if released from prison, compounded by his ongoing divorce proceedings from actress Bijou Phillips, writing that the “defendant has no wife to go home to,” per reporting by Entertainment Weekly.  Source link

Man pleads guilty in B scheme to dodge NY money laundering rules

Man pleads guilty in $1B scheme to dodge NY money laundering rules

Las Vegas Review-journal | Tribune News Service | Getty Images A man described as an “experienced anti-money laundering specialist” pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling more than $1 billion in lucrative, high-risk transactions through small financial institutions, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The massive transfer, which included hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign jurisdictions, occurred without proper oversight and without any Suspicious Activity Reports being filed, as the law requires, the DOJ said. The man, 56-year-old Gyanendra Asre of Greenwich, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to one count of failing to maintain an anti-money laundering program in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced May 3. A lawyer for Asre did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, meanwhile, on Wednesday assessed a $100,000 civil penalty on Asre and banned him from participating in any financial institution’s affairs for five years. “Asre was an experienced anti-money laundering specialist …

The Best Early Presidents’ Day 2024 Appliance Deals: Save on Samsung, LG, and More

The Best Early Presidents’ Day 2024 Appliance Deals: Save on Samsung, LG, and More

Major deals on must-have appliances are headed your way this Presidents’ Day. The holiday, which falls on Feb. 19 this year, is the perfect time to upgrade your home with that new fridge or washer you’ve had your eye on. Every year on the third Monday of February, you can expect a cavalcade of slick deals from your favorite stores on home goods from vacuums to microwaves and everything in between.  But you don’t have to wait until then to save some serious cash. You can upgrade your home and collection of supplies and appliances today with a newer, more powerful microwave or serve up quick eats with a high-capacity air fryer right now. With super savings from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon, you can bring home affordable appliances before Presidents’ Day ever rolls around.  Below, find some of our favorite early Presidents’ Day deals you can shop right now. Snag a bigger, better fridge with plenty of space to stock weeks’ worth of groceries. Wash a week’s worth of laundry from the …

Netflix Nabs Sundance Doc ‘Daughters’

Netflix Nabs Sundance Doc ‘Daughters’

The Sundance documentary Daughters has landed at Netflix. The feature follows four young girls as they prepare for a daddy daughter dance, which is a chance to reunite with their incarcerated fathers as part of a fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C. prison. Daughters took home the audience award in the documentary competition and earned the festival favorite award. Directors Angela Patton and Natalie Rae are behind the feature. Patton is the CEO of Girls for a Change, a non-profit that launched the Date with Dad Program, which holds a dance for the daughters of men incarcerated in a D.C. prison. The documentary details a ten-week program the men enter upon in preparation for the dance, as well as the anticipation the girls feel for the big day. “Daughters peaks an hour in with the father-daughter dance, which is astonishing and as potent as you could hope for. From the preparations for the dance, on both sides of the prison walls, to the moment at which the girls tentatively walk down the hallway to where …

Domino Day review – this fertile, fun witch drama is Buffy for a new generation | Television

Domino Day review – this fertile, fun witch drama is Buffy for a new generation | Television

Every generation deserves an attempt to get its own Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am not quite sure what generation we are up to now – I took my eye off the ball sometime around Z – but whatever it is, they should be glad they fall into the one that gets Domino Day as its submission. As supernaturally slanted stories of young women discovering their power and its temptations, the dark ways of the world, solidarity and sisterhood go, it is not half bad. Domino (Siena Kelly) is a young Mancunian witch (and barista and part-time tattooist) who must feed off the energy of others to stay alive. She sources her meat from dating apps – I do not know how un-hot young witches manage – and rare is it that one of her hookups doesn’t prove himself worthy of being drained. Things go awry in the first episode, however, when one dirtbag-cum-attempted-rapist secretly sets up a device to film them together. Thus he ends up with video evidence of her secret. Soon, Domino learns that her powers have a scorched-earth …

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Parents Arrested in Case of Social Media Model Charged With Killing Boyfriend

MIAMI (AP) — The parents of a social media model charged with fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend in South Florida have been arrested in Texas on charges related to the case, jail records show. Deborah Lyn Clenney, 57, and Kim Dewayne Clenney, 60, were taken into custody Tuesday in Austin, Texas, on an out-of-state warrant, according to the records. A Miami-Dade circuit judge had signed arrest warrants for the couple last week, charging them each with a felony count of unauthorized access to a computer. Their daughter, 27-year-old Courtney Clenney, faces the same new charge. Jail records show she’s been held without bond on a second-degree murder charge since August 2022. Clenney, who had used the name Courtney Tailor on such platforms as Instagram and OnlyFans, fatally stabbed Christian Obumseli at the couple’s Miami apartment in April 2022 as the culmination of a “tempestuous and combative relationship” that began in November 2020, prosecutors said previously. Clenney has acknowledged killing Obumseli but said she was acting in self-defense. Her attorney, Frank Prieto, previously said that Obumseli …

FBI says it’s shut down China Volt Typhoon infrastructure hacks

FBI says it’s shut down China Volt Typhoon infrastructure hacks

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray said Wednesday that the bureau had disrupted a major Chinese government-backed effort to hack into U.S. water, communications, transportation and energy facilities that could enable it to shut down essential services and foment chaos in the event of a conflict. Wray testified in a House committee hearing that the FBI used court-authorized operations to wrest control of hundreds of routers that the Chinese group known as Volt Typhoon had been using as springboards to get inside sensitive infrastructure. Wray also urged lawmakers to support investments in U.S. cyberdefense, warning that China’s hacking force far outnumbered America’s. “If you took every single one of the FBI cyber agents, intelligence analysts and focused them exclusively on the China threat, China’s hackers would still outnumber FBI cyber personnel by at least 50 to 1,” he said. The hacking campaign attributed to Volt Typhoon was first publicly reported in May, when Microsoft said it had found traces embedded in critical infrastructure in Guam, the closest U.S. territory to Taiwan and which is home to …