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President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair with Trump. Trump spoke by phone Thursday to "Fox & Friends."...
Farmington residents are voting Thursday on a $106.29 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, a proposal that would raise the town’s property tax rate by half a mill. As of 3:50 p.m., 5 percent of the town’s 19,000 registered voters had turned out at the polls. Under the town charter, the budget...
Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad. Cosby, 80, could end up spending...
The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who've questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote - 57-42 - represents the political scrutinyPompeo is likely...
A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a large refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring several people and prompting fire officials to urge people living near the still-burning plant to evacuate their homes. No fatalities have been reported, but at least 11 people were being treated...
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Quito (EFE).- Los gobiernos de Ecuador y Estados Unidos firmaron hoy en Quito un convenio de cooperación que les permitirá desarrollar estrategias comunes para combatir el crimen organizado trasnacional y el narcotráfico. El acuerdo,... The post Ecuador y EEUU firman un convenio de cooperación en la lucha contra el crimen y las drogas appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
México y EEUU acuerdan acelerar trabajo con Centroamérica sobre migración México (EFE).- México y Estados Unidos expresaron hoy su acuerdo sobre la importancia de mantener y acelerar el trabajo con los países del Tri... The post MIGRACIÓN: México y EEUU acuerdan acelerar trabajo con Centroamérica appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
Las dos Coreas se preparan para una histórica cumbre planificada al milímetro Goyang (Corea del Sur) (EFE).- Las dos Coreas se pararan hoy para la celebración este viernes de una cumbre h... The post ARMAS NUCLEARES: Las dos Coreas se preparan para una histórica cumbre planificada al milímetro appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
Mueren dos de los cinco bomberos hondureños quemados sofocando un incendio forestal Tegucigalpa (EFE).- Dos de los cinco bo... The post HONDURAS: Dos bomberos quemados en incendio appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
Los latinos triunfan en la música y seguirá creciendo su influencia Las Vegas (EE.UU.) (EFE).- Los latinos triunfan en el mundo de la música y su peso seguirá creciendo a nivel global, pa... The post MÚSICA: Latinos triunfan e influyen en EEUU appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
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CANTERBURY — Firefighters said 12 dogs were killed following a house fire Thursday afternoon. Canterbury Fire Chief Jason Matteau said over 60 firefighters were on scene of the fire, consisting of eight to 10 departments. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. FOX61 News will provide updates as soon as they become available. NEW DETAILS: #Canterbury FD Chief: 60+ FF’s on scene. 8-10 depts. 12 dogs presumed dead, wind was issue fighting fire. No […]
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s child advocate reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be home-schooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them. Child Advocate Sarah Eagan presented her office’s findings to state lawmakers as part of an investigation into last year’s dehydration and malnutrition death of Matthew Tirado. The 17-year-old disabled Hartford boy suffered prolonged abuse and neglect, hadn’t been in school for […]
SUPERIOR, Wis. – Evacuations have been ordered in Superior, Wisconsin after an explosion and series of fires at the Husky Refinery. At least five people were transported to hospitals after an explosion at the oil refinery that was reported at 10:06 a.m. There have been no fatalities reported. The initial fire was out and the scene was declared stable by 11:20 a.m., according to Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger. But a second fire erupted just after noon. Superior police ordered […]
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad. Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the […]
HARTFORD — Danny Meyer is the man behind Shake Shack, which started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in NYC back in 2003, and now has restaurants all over the world. The latest Shake Shack opens Friday in Corbins Corner, West Hartford – and he joined us Thursday to talk about the success behind one of the restaurant worlds best known spots, and how eating there can help raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang […]
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Bill Cosby has been found guilty on sexual assault charges in a case that destroyed the legacy of one of America's most influential comedians long before the verdict came down.Cosby, 80, was originally charged in 2015. He was convicted on all three counts of aggravated assault related to an encounter with a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, in his Cheltenham home in suburban Philadelphia. Cosby Survivors Hail Guilty Verdict as Victory for #MeToo He was accused of drugging and molesting Constand in 2004. During the trial, five other women testified to also having been drugged and assaulted by Cosby.The initial trial last year, also held at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, garnered national attention. It ended in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked. 'Time's Up, Bill': Celebs React to Cosby Guilty Verdict He now faces up to 10 years in prison on each count. A sentencing date has not been set. His attorneys said they will appeal the verdict.Judge Steven O'Neill ordered Cosby to surrender his passport. Cosby will then be able to remain out on $1 million bail and stay at his home in Elkins Park until sentencing. Bill Cosby's Wife Accompanies Him to Closing Arguments As the verdict was announced, some of his accusers let out joyous yells from the back of the courtroom. Constand remained poker-faced, as did Cosby. He briefly looked down to the floor, but otherwise had little reaction to the jury's reading of the guilty findings. Minutes later, however, Cosby lost his temper as District Attorney Kevin Steele argued that Cosby is a flight risk. In a short exchange that followed, Cosby called Steele "an asshole."Both trials, which lasted a few weeks each, became media spectacles and attracted large numbers of detractors, and some supporters, of the elderly celebrity. His case played out during the rise of the #MeToo movement. During jury selection for the retrial, most prospective jurors acknowledged they knew of #MeToo.Kristen Houser of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center told the Associated Press that knowledge of the movement might change the way jurors in the first trial thought of the year it took for Constand to go to police with her accusations."The #MeToo movement is amplifying what experts have been saying for decades: People are ashamed, they're confused, they can't believe somebody they trust would hurt them, and then they worry that others won't believe them," Houser said at the start of the retrial.Gloria Allred, an attorney representing 33 women who have accused Cosby of assaulting them, said the outcome has turned a hashtag into reality."We are so happy that finally we can say that women are believed and not only on hashtag MeToo, but in a court of law where they were under oath, where they testified truthfully, where they were attacked, where they were smeared, where they were denigrated, where there were attempts to discredit them," Allred said, standing with five accusers.One of those women, Janice Baker-Kinney, said she and the other accusers are "so grateful" to the jury."We are vindicated, we are validated and we are now part of the tsunami of women's power and justice," Baker-Kinney said. "We are not shutting up and we're not going away. Get over it!"Cosby's attorney, Tom Mesereau, said he is "very disappointed by the verdict.""We don't think Mr. Cosby is guilty of anything," Mesereau said in a short statement.The original trial and the subsequent retrial centered around a 2004 encounter between Cosby and Constand in the comedian's Cheltenham home.In the second trial, five other women testified in addition to Constand. They also alleged during the trial that Cosby molested them as well.One legal scholar predicted prior to the retrial that the second attempt could be tougher for Cosby's defense team."You've seen previews and coming attractions, but things have changed," Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson told the Associated Press prior to the retrial. This time, Constand "is not alone, and there is strength in numbers."Constand, the former director of operations for Temple University women’s basketball, took the stand earlier in the trial. She detailed how she met Cosby, how they became friends and occasional dinner mates and eventually how she was drugged and sexually assaulted at Cosby’s Elkins Park home. She said the incident took place in Jan. 2004.Over the course of roughly 16 months in 2003 and 2004, Constand and Cosby spent several evenings together — a mix of dinner parties with small groups and meet-ups at places like Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.Constand is a native of Canada now living in Toronto. She spent a little more than three years at Temple, where Cosby formerly served as a trustee and patron of the school’s basketball program. She is now a self-employed massage therapist.Cosby settled a civil lawsuit with Constand years ago. Unlike at the first trial, jurors at the retrial were allowed to hear some details about the $3.4 million settlement between the two.For years after the settlement a decade ago, the case was thought to be over. But in 2014, new attention to long-simmering allegations of Cosby’s use of quaaludes during encounters with women dating back to the 1960s re-emerged.In the years since, some 50 women have come forward with accusations of sexual malfeasance by Cosby dating as far back as 40 years. Twenty-seven of those women shared their stories with NBC's Kate Snow on Dateline NBC.A different district attorney for Montgomery County, Risa Ferman, decided in 2015 to charge Cosby. After Ferman left the office to become a judge, her successor, Kevin Steele, pressed on with the case.The Philadelphia native rose to stardom in the 1970s with his stage performances, and he became a household name for his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s.Temple University, in a statement released hours after the verdict was handed down, said the trustees will consider the conviction in deciding whether to strip Cosby of his honorary degree.Photo Credit: Matt Slocum/AP
Route 169 is closed in Canterbury because of a fire. Fire officials said the fire on Route 169, or North Canterbury Road, is now a three-alarm structure fire. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the front of the home. Crews were ordered out of the building and were forced to attack the flames from outside. Cosby Found Guilty: Comedian Drugged, Violated Woman; Accusers ‘Vindicated’ The building is located across the street from the Better Val-U Supermarket.Firefighters are responding from Canterbury, Lisbon, Plainfield, Scotland, Mortlake, Moosup, Central Village, Jewett City, Atwood Hose, Hampton, and Danielson. Trump: Cohen Represents Me in 'Crazy' Stormy Daniels Case The American Red Cross has been called in to assist the family.No additional information was immediately available. New Details Emerge in Villanova Official Love Triangle Slay Photo Credit: Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications
Wesleyan University's president is moving to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after the comedian was found guilty on sexual assault charges on Thursday.Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated assault related to an encounter with a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, in his Cheltenham home in Pennsylvania. He was accused of drugging and molesting Constand in 2004. During the trial, five other women testified to also having been drugged and assaulted by Cosby. Bill Cosby Guilty of Drugging & Molesting a Woman In light of his conviction, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth announced he intends to ask the Board of Trustees to revoke the honorary degree Wesleyan awarded Cosby in 1987.Roth will make his request when the Board of Trustees meets in May. Cosby Survivors Hail Guilty Verdict as Victory for #MeToo In June 2016, the University of Connecticut revoked an honorary degree awarded to Cosby in 1996. It was the first time the school had ever rescinded an honorary degree. Cosby Found Guilty: Comedian Drugged, Violated Woman; Accusers ‘Vindicated’ The court case has destroyed the legacy of the once influential comedian. He was originally charged in 2015, but the initial trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked.Cosby now faces up to 10 years in prison on each count. A sentencing date has not been announced. His attorneys said they plan to appeal the verdict.Photo Credit: Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP
Standing outside the courtroom where Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman, Lili Bernard wept and asked a reporter to pinch her. She felt like she was dreaming.Cosby’s conviction on Thursday was only for accusations made by one woman — Andrea Constand, whom a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jury found was sexually violated by Cosby at his home in 2014 — but Bernard and other accusers who were in the courtroom or watching around the country saw it as a major milestone in the burgeoning #MeToo movement. Cosby Found Guilty: Comedian Drugged, Violated Woman; Accusers ‘Vindicated’ "It's also a victory for all sexual assault survivors, female and male. It's a victory for womanhood," Bernard said. "I thank the jury so much for positioning themselves on the right side of history. I just want to hug them."Bernard says Cosby drugged and raped her in the early 1990s. Dozens more women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct and abuse over decades, going back to the era when he was a popular and powerful comedian. Cosby has denied the allegations, including the charges of aggravated indecent assault he was convicted of. Cosby Jury to Decide: Serial Rapist or Con Artist's Mark Many of Cosby's accusers have said that, for years, they felt unable to come forward with their stories and stayed silent because they wouldn't be believed. The #MeToo movement was aimed at ending that fear of speaking up, and it gained steam as Bill Cosby was first brought to trial in 2017. But the trial ended in a hung jury. Bernard said Thursday that the mistrial left her with "a tremendous sense of disappointment," but Cosby's conviction on all three counts has redeemed her faith in humanity. Jury in Cosby Retrial Ends Day 1 of Deliberations "What the #MeToo movement is saying is that women are worthy of being believed," Bernard said.Renowned attorney and women's rights champion Gloria Allred, who represented dozens of Cosby's accusers, said Thursday's verdict made her happier than any other in her 42-year career."We are so happy that finally we can say that women are believed, and not only on #MeToo but in a court of law where they were under oath, where they testified truthfully, where they were attacked, where they were smeared, where they were denigrated, where there were attempts to discredit them," Allred said.She was joined by Bernard and other of Cosby's accusers, many of whom sat through many days of the two-week retrial.They cheered when Allred proclaimed, "Bill Cosby, three words for you: guilty, guilty, guilty!"Victoria Valentino, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1969, said she was grateful to the jury and insisted the #MeToo women is not going away: "We are now part of the tsunami of women's power and justice. We are not shutting up and we are not going away. Get over it."The jurors all indicated they were aware of #MeToo but said before the trial they could remain impartial. Cosby's lawyers slammed #MeToo, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching.The verdict resonated for other major figures in the movement.Its founder, Tarana Burke, tweeted about footage of Bernard and other women walking from the courtroom stunned and in tears after the verdict was read."This made my cry," Burke said.Rose McGowan, who has accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, said she was "profoundly happy" to see Cosby's survivors crying tears of relief."Cosby is guilty. I’m sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can now exhale. Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up," McGowan tweeted.Weinstein hasn't yet faced charges based on McGowan's accusations or the many others from women who have spoken out since the #MeToo movement began, and he has denied them, like Cosby did. But police departments in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere have confirmed they are investigating allegations, which could lead to the next big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.Liz Lane and The Associated Press contributed to this report.Photo Credit: Pool
A boil water advisory was in effect in Danbury for days after a water main break left tens of thousands of people without water, but it is over.Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton estimated the city lost several million gallons of water from the system. Cosby Found Guilty: Comedian Drugged, Violated Woman; Accusers ‘Vindicated’ “This was rare in a sense that it was a style that we've never seen in a break before and it was a one-of-a-kind piece so you can’t order from your local Home Depot or something like that,” Boughton said.City officials are urging residential customers to "flush" their water to clear the plumbing of possibly contaminated water to avoid illness. Learn more here. Trump: Cohen Represents Me in 'Crazy' Stormy Daniels Case The city also posted instructions for food service establishments, businesses and schools and childcare facilities on its website.