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Dean Skelos seeks early release over coronavirus fears, but prosecutors push back

2 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

Former New York state senator Dean Skelos is seeking to end his federal prison sentence early because of fears over coronavirus - but prosecutors are arguing that he may well be safer behind bars than heading back to New York. Skelos filed a sealed emergency motion seeking to finish his term in home confinement, according...
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Dean Skelos seeks early release from 4-year corruption sentence due to coronavirus

Dean Skelos seeks early release from 4-year corruption sentence due to coronavirus

2 monthes ago   |   By NY Daily News

Convicted political heavyweight Dean Skelos wants to get sprung early from prison, citing the threat of the coronavirus. The request from the ex-state Senate majority leader, who was sentenced to 51 months behind bars, was revealed in papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court Tuesday. His letter...
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UFC star Conor McGregor: I'm retiring from fighting

UFC star Conor McGregor: I'm retiring from fighting

Conor McGregor, who is considered the biggest star in UFC history, posted on Twitter late Saturday night that he's retiring from the Octagon. The announcement, which came after... Read more ...

Amanda Nunes makes history in dominant UFC title defense

Amanda Nunes makes history in dominant UFC title defense

LAS VEGAS - Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes Saturday night, earning a dominant unanimous... Read more ...

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

The damage inflicted on the job market since February has highlighted a widening line of inequality based on education. Read more ...

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters took to the streets for another day of marches and rallies across the Big Apple on Saturday, with many anti-cop demonstrators urging the... Read more ...

‘I've decided to retire from fighting': UFC star Conor McGregor announces...

‘I've decided to retire from fighting': UFC star Conor McGregor announces his retirement again

Conor McGregor announced on Twitter he has decided to retire from fighting, but many commenters are skeptical, considering the number of times he has done this before. The... Read more ...

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Saturday's 3 p.m. funeral for George Floyd will be a private, friends and family service at a North Carolina conference center - but mourners numbering in the thousands have... Read more ...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after another night of protests

The remembrance of George Floyd's life in the state he was born follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the U.S. Read more ...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for allegedly shoving man to ground

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who allegedly pushed a... Read more ...

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews are battling a 40-acre fire in Sonoma County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire. Read more ...

Buffalo cops expected to face charges after pushing 75-year-old protester

Buffalo cops expected to face charges after pushing 75-year-old protester

The officers are anticipated in court Saturday, according to sources cited by a local NBC affiliate. Their colleagues from the department's Emergency Response Team are expected... Read more ...