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Source: Fox News

Former Florida police officer gets 25 years in shooting death of stranded driver

Today 05:10 GMT

A former police officer in Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in the shooting death of a driver whose car had broken down.

His sentencing marks the first time in 30 years that a Florida law enforcement agent has been convicted and sentenced for an on-duty killing.

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Source: Fox News

Illinois boy's parents put him in cold shower, beat him to death, prosecutors say

Today 05:10 GMT

Two Illinois parents who were charged with killing their 5-year-old son after reporting him missing last week allegedly abused him so badly it killed him, according to prosecutors.

Details of the abuse the boy allegedly endured at the hands of his parents, Joann Cunningham, 36, and Andrew Freund Sr., 60 was released in a criminal complaint Thursday. FLASHBACK: FBI, POLICE CONDUCT FRANTIC SEARCH FOR 5-YEAR-OLD ANDREW FREUND IN SUBURBAN CHICAGO. Court documents allege that he died after he was beaten and forced to stand in a cold shower for a long period of time.

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Source: The Guradian

In rare sentencing, ex-Florida officer gets 25 years for killing musician

Today 05:10 GMT

The fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja was the first Florida law enforcement agent in nearly 30 years to be convicted and sentenced for an on-duty killing – and one of only a few officers nationwide.

Raja’s attorneys had argued that he acted in self-defense both as a police officer and under Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, which a previous judge rejected. Raja, of Asian descent, was in plain clothes for an auto burglary investigation team when he spotted Jones’ SUV at 3.15am on 18 October 2015.

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Source: Fox News

Netflix could lose ‘The Office,’ ‘Friends,’ report says, leaving fans outraged

Thursday 21:51 GMT

As more media companies are starting their own streaming services, Netflix could be losing some of its top-watched shows, such as “The Office” and “Friends” — and people aren’t happy about it. NBCUniversal, which owns the rights to “The Office,” announced it was working on its own streaming service in January.

Another Twitter user even threatened to use another streaming service instead if “The Office” were to leave Netflix, saying: “Great...once you remove The Office, I’ll switch to #Hulu to watch #Seinfeld The Office is the only reason I have Netflix.” Amid the uproar, the streaming giant reminded fans that “The Office” isn’t gone yet.

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Source: Fox News

Elon Musk blasted by 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson for not giving credit for 'quiet' leaf blower idea

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Dozens of Twitter users following Wilson, who played "Dwight Schrute" on the popular NBC sitcom "The Office," agreed with the star — especially as summer fast approaches. "I’m reading this tweet while my neighbor’s leaf blower blares through my window," one frustrated fan replied.

The 53-year-old actor and comedian is calling the tech mogul out for "stealing" one of his ideas: a "quiet" electric leaf blower.

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Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: OpenAP Adds Buying; Netflix After 'The Office'; Juul’s New CMO; Esports Fashion Rises

Today 02:25 GMT

Eager to turn the page on last week’s defection by a founding member-turned-budding competitor, the alliance of TV networks called OpenAP says its platform will let ad buyers actually buy ads in time for the fall season.

Now NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming service, and has begun internal discussions about removing “The Office” from Netflix when the contract expires in 2021, The Journal reports.

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Source: The Guradian

The kiss-off: should hugging be banned at work?

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

If the thought of touching anyone in your office makes you shudder, then you will empathise with those who say hugging and kissing should be banned at work.

Though that thing where they stand behind you at your desk and start massaging your shoulders: I’d definitely ban that.

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Source: Global News

Parkland shooting suspect’s lawyer asks off his case as client is set to inherit over $432,000

Today 02:25 GMT

The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appears in court. Cruz is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder arising from the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: BBC

Why don’t we help graduates navigate office life?

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Of course, we’ve all been there at the start of our own careers … because we don’t do a very good job of teaching students and recent graduates how to navigate office life.

If you’ve spent much time working with recent graduates – people who have just finished university without much work experience – you’ve probably witnessed your share of odd office behaviour. For instance, the new grad who shows up dressed for a night of clubbing, or the entry level worker who doesn’t realise the CEO in a Fortune 500 company doesn’t want his opinion about their new brand strategy, or the new grad who takes all her calls on speakerphone without noticing the colleagues glaring in her direction.

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Source: Fox News

Bodycam footage of officer-involved shooting near Yale University released by police

Thursday 12:40 GMT

Connecticut State Police on Tuesday released body camera footage of the officer-involved shooting near Yale University that sparked a week of protests.

The video, captured by Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton’s body camera, started after Eaton and Yale University Officer Terrance Pollock stopped a red Honda Civic just after 4:00 a.m. on April 16 about a mile from the Yale campus, Fox 61 reported.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump says stocks have hit records ‘close to or over a 100 times’ since he took office — but he may be understating it

Thursday 19:06 GMT

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the stock market has delivered all-time highs around 100 times since he took office — a reference to records hit by the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index a day earlier.

Trump has repeatedly blamed the monthslong drought without a record on aggressive policies by the Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell. Earlier this month, POTUS said “I would say in terms of quantitative tightening, it should actually now be quantitative easing...

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Source: Global News

Fatality inquiry into shooting death of RCMP Const. David Wynn to begin

Thursday 11:45 GMT

The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer shot and killed on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into his death.

Shelly Wynn, who plans to attend the three-day fatality inquiry, points out that although the hearings aren’t called to assess blame, they are meant to recommend how such tragedies can be avoided.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: Fitch’s Chief Risk Officer on Crisis-Era Lessons and Future Plans

Wednesday 12:40 GMT

She has taken steps during the past two years to protect the company—best known for its credit ratings division—from cyber threats, having recently kicked off a search for its first chief information security officer.

There are more opportunities to strengthen internal controls at Fitch, Ms. Fahey said in an interview with Risk & Compliance Journal’s Kristin Broughton, particularly as the company looks to expand its businesses that focus on research and training.

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Source: Fox News

Bronx Republican preparing 2020 run against 'Bolshevik' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

She’s a medical journalist and former publicist with no political background, but Bronx native Ruth Papazian, 61, sees it as her duty – however much a long shot – to swipe the seat of 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 2020 congressional elections.

A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but her representatives have previously stated that they “welcome” competition and Democratic values.

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Source: The Guradian

Police officers attacked with unknown liquid in Derby

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

Several police officers have been taken to hospital after being sprayed with an unknown liquid in what is being described as a “deplorable” attack in Derby city centre.

Derbyshire police said a number of officers experienced side-effects from the substance following the incident at about 4.45am on Monday. The force said the officers had since been discharged from hospital and tests were continuing to discover the source of the liquid.


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