Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in prison for quadruple murders

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16 (Reuters) – One of two Pennsylvania men charged in the killings of four young men lured to a farm with the promise of marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder, while the other suspect rejected a plea deal. (Cosmo DiNardo, left, and his cousin, Sean Kratz via Bucks County District Attorney) … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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The Atlantic Daily: What’s the Right Course of Action?

What We’re Following Diplomatic Setbacks: North Korea suspended talks with South Korea and threatened to cancel Kim Jong Un’s upcoming meeting with President Trump over an annual air-force drill by the U.S. and South Korean militaries. These developments call the recent progress toward denuclearizing North Korea into question—and illustrate the danger of what Uri Friedman calls “the international game of telephone” around Kim’s goals. Payment Confirmed: A financial disclosure form released on Wednesday by the Office of Government Ethics confirms that Trump made a six-figure payment to Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and fixer, in 2016—apparently to reimburse Cohen for his $130,000 payment to the adult-film star Stormy Daniels. David… Read More

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Feds: Healthcare company’s leaders gleaned luxury properties in $300M scheme

Prosecutors said the former CEO used fraudulent funds to avoid foreclosure on his mansion and to buy luxury apartments. From his perch as chief executive officer of Constellation Healthcare Technologies, prosecutors said, Parmjit “Paul” Parmar was able to amass real estate holdings whose value reached into the tens of millions. In addition to a sprawling mansion in Colts Neck, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the 48-year-old was able to use company profits to purchase two luxury apartments in New York City with views of the Hudson, and a condo in the city’s Financial District. On Wednesday, that all came crashing down as FBI agents arrested the former CEO on charges… Read More

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Senate Votes To Uphold Net Neutrality Rules

Watch Video “The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! … Now the fight continues. On to the House!” Those are the words of Sen. Ed Markey on Wednesday, posted just minutes after the Senate voted 52-47 to uphold net neutrality regulations. Senate Democrats cleared a last-minute hurdle when three Republican senators agreed to vote yes on the measure earlier that day — two more than had previously signed on. Now the GOP-led House will vote on whether it wants to keep net neutrality, but getting a simple majority there isn’t going to be easy. But securing a “yes” from the House isn’t the senators’ only goal. Midterm elections are coming… Read More

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Mueller’s team has told Trump’s lawyers they can’t indict a sitting president, Giuliani says

President Donald Trump’s new lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told CNN that the special counsel’s team has acknowledged they can’t indict a sitting president. Giuliani cited longstanding Justice Department policy that has held since the Nixon administration that sitting presidents cannot be indicted. “All they get to do is write a report,” Giuliani told CNN. “They can’t indict.” The special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has told President Donald Trump’s lawyers that they believe they can’t indict a sitting president, Trump’s new lead attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN on Wednesday. “All they get to do is write a report,” Giuliani told CNN. “They can’t indict. At least they acknowledged that to us… Read More

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