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NY governor's ex-top aide will plead not guilty

Percoco , Cuomo's former executive deputy secretary who lives in South Salem, Westchester County, received between $70,000 and $125,000 total from Albany-based CHA Consulting Inc. Governor Cuomo is not implicated in the corruption scheme, but this is a big blow to one of his major economic programs, and to his political allies.


Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit Charlotte after mayor's plea

Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit Charlotte after mayor's plea

Clinton's plan, posted on her campaign's website, would raise the estate tax from the current 40 percent to 45 percent, the rate that existed in 2009. "At this point, we do have very stretched resources for security and they are working around the clock". Clinton will come to North Carolina Tuesday, but not Charlotte.


Chicago's mayor to deliver major speech on city crime

Chicago's mayor to deliver major speech on city crime

By contrast, New York, the largest USA city, experienced its safest summer in more than 20 years, according to its police department's crime statistics. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says the new positions will strengthen leadership on the force and help earn trust in the community. He used the invitation-only speech to cap off announcements in recent days that the city will add almost 1,000 police officers, expand the use of body cameras and require de-escalation training, reforms ...



Pulse gunman told police America needs to stop bombing Syria

Shooter Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. "In the 911 calls, Mateen said, ".I want to let you know I'm in Orlando and I did the shooting". Orlando is also fighting the release of about 28 minutes of a conversation between Mateen and a crisis-negotiating team. At one point in the standoff, police officials mistakenly believed Mateen had explosives.



Charlotte curfew ends after largely peaceful protest night

He didn't do anything."In the background, officers can be heard yelling, "Drop the gun."He doesn't have a gun". She continues recording and asks if an ambulance is called as officers stand over Scott. "The question is on the timing". North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency in the city. Police said an officer shot Scott on Tuesday after he failed to heed commands to drop a gun.