California enacts law requiring IMDb to remove actor ages on Request


California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that requires certain entertainment sites, such as IMDb, to remove — or not post in the first place — an actor’s age or birthday upon request. The law, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2017, applies to entertainment database sites that allow paid subscribers to post résumés, headshots or other information for prospective ...

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Three people, including 17-year-old girl, arrested for California triple homicide


Three people in California, including a 17-year-old girl, were arrested over the weekend for allegedly murdering a couple and one of their friends inside a home. Fullerton Police identified Frank Felix, 25, and Josh Acosta, 21, as two of the suspects for the triple homicide. Both were arrested Sunday morning and booked for a murder investigation. Less clear was the ...

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Inside the mind of a Trump voter: To my dad, there are no deal-breakers with Donald


He grew up in poverty in Brooklyn, attending public schools before helping to lead a multi-billion-dollar international company. He opposed the Vietnam War, he’s pro-choice, he appreciates the contributions of immigrants (though, especially, Jewish ones), and he thinks the government should provide health care for all, though he opposes tax increases on principle. For decades, he has supported Democrats and ...

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State party removes Cuomo foe from DNC


Syracuse Mayor and Gov. Cuomo foe Stephanie Miner was quietly booted by the state party the governor controls from her position on the Democratic National Committee. The state Democratic Committee last Monday made the move at its executive committee meeting in Buffalo. Miner was told of the decision a night before by a top party official, but didn’t put up ...

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf could receive up to $200 million upon leaving


John Stumpf, the very rich CEO of scam-ravaged Wells Fargo, would ascend to being ridiculously rich if took the Senate’s advice and left his job. Stumpf, who makes about $19 million a year, will walk away with between $123 million and $200 million whenever he leaves the company, according to two recent estimates. One of the bank’s top executives, Carrie ...

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NYS Senate Dems try to link GOP candidate to mortgage crisis


Here is the fifth item from my “Albany Insider” column that was cut for space: Democrats are trying to tie a Republican state Senate candidate on Long Island to the sub-prime mortgage crisis. GOP candidate Elaine Phillips was a vice president for mortgage-backed securities sales at Goldman Sachs from 1992 to 2009. “Elaine Phillips was personally involved in people’s lives ...

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Hyers tweet on Cuomo-related arrests criticized


Here is an expanded version of the fourth item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday: Mayor de Blasio’s former campaign manager Bill Hyers raised eyebrows last week by seemingly celebrating on twitter the arrests of nine Gov. Cuomo associates even while the mayor and his City Hall and campaign team are still under investigation. Referencing a part of the ...

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Trump campaign says former Bill Clinton mistress Gennifer Flowers won’t attend presidential debate


The mistress will be missing out after all. One day after Donald Trump threatened to put Gennifer Flowers in the front row at Monday’s presidential debate, the big-mouthed mogul’s campaign said that Bill Clinton’s former mistress wouldn’t be in attendance. “Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate tomorrow night,” Trump’s running mate Mike Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.” ...

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Donald Trump threatens to seat Bill Clinton’s ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers next to ‘dopey’ Mark Cuban at presidential debate


Donald Trump will have a special guest at Monday’s presidential debate — Hillary Clinton’s husband’s former mistress. The thrice-married Trump announced he was bringing Gennifer Flowers, 66, to the debate at Hofstra University on Monday after the Clinton campaign invited anti-Trump billionaire Mark Cuban. “If dopey Mark Cuban … wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put ...

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Fist-pumping activists turns Brooklyn J’Ouvert awareness rally into large protest against police killings of black men across the U.S.


A Brooklyn rally intended to bring awareness to black-on-black violence following two murders at the J’Ouvert celebration nearly three weeks ago morphed into a larger protest about the recent police killings of African-American men across the country. The march began at the corner of Empire Blvd. and Franklin Ave., in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where 22-year-old St. John’s University grad student Tiarah ...

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