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prosecutors ask court to send russia's ex-minister to prison


moscow — russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a former economic development minister to a high-security prison for 10 years.alexei ulyukayev, the highest-ranking russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained last year at the headquarters of russia's largest oil producer, rosneft, after a sting operation by russia's main intelligence agency. ulyukayev denies the charges and says rosneft's influential chief executive igor sechin has set him up.a prosecutor on monday in his remarks during cross-examination asked the court to find ulyukayev guilty of giving a $2 million bribe to sechin and send him to a high-security prison for ten years as well as fining him roughly $5 million.the circumstances of the case have ignited speculation that ulyukayev fell victim to a kr






prosecutors ask court to send russia’s ex-minister to prison


moscow (ap) — russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a former economic development minister to a high-security prison for 10 years.alexei ulyukayev, the highest-ranking russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained last year at the headquarters of russia’s largest oil producer, rosneft, after a sting operation by russia’s main intelligence agency. ulyukayev denies the charges and says rosneft’s influential chief executive igor sechin has set him up.a prosecutor on monday in his remarks during cross-examination asked the court to find ulyukayev guilty of giving a $2 million bribe to sechin and send him to a high-security prison for ten years as well as fining him roughly $5 million.the circumstances of the case have ignited speculation that ulyukayev fell victim to






russian prosecutors show $2 million in cash at moscow trial


moscow — russian prosecutors on wednesday displayed $2 million in cash, which they claim was a bribe, at the trial of a former economic development minister accused of corruption.alexei ulyukayev, the highest-ranking russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained in november 2016 at the headquarters of russia's largest oil producer, rosneft, after a sting operation by russia's main intelligence agency. ulyukayev denies the charges and says rosneft ceo igor sechin set him up.the circumstances of the case have ignited speculation that ulyukayev fell victim to a kremlin power play by sechin, a longtime associate of president vladimir putin.prosecutors at the hearing wednesday brought in a cardboard box full of dollar banknotes.ulyukayev, who has remained under house arrest, r






russian ex-minister gives final argument in corruption trial


moscow — wrapping up one of russia's most high-profile trials of the year, a former economic development minister charged with bribery on thursday accused an oil executive of setting him up and apologized for "turning back on other people's misfortunes."alexei ulyukayev, the highest-ranking russian official to be arrested since 1993, was detained last year at the headquarters of russia's largest oil producer, the state-owned rosneft, after a sting operation by russia's main intelligence agency. prosecutors say he accepted a $2 million bribe from rosneft's influential ceo, igor sechin, for giving the company the green light for privatizing another oil firm.the circumstances of the case have ignited speculation that ulyukayev was caught in a kremlin power play against sechin, a longtime asso






in russia, spotlight falls on oil boss


moscow—the corruption trial of a former russian economy minister is casting a spotlight on a kremlin power struggle and the clout of the country’s top oil boss.the trial revolves around a november meeting between igor sechin, who heads a state-controlled oil giant, and the then-minister, alexey ulyukayev, at the firm’s moscow headquarters. mr. sechin, who was sanctioned by the u.s. in 2014 after russia annexed crimea, has in recent...






is vladimir putin tired? | vladimir putin


there is suddenly too much entropy in the russian political universe. at least some people are acting as if there are no adults in the house. political campaigns seem to start without the kremlin's blessing, state tv channels contradict each other in their coverage of important stories, and infighting between kremlin factions gets into the open. a major player in that infighting has been igor sechin, the head of the oil giant rosneft, who helped engineer the arrest of economy minister alexey ulyukayev, but who is currently ignoring court summons for the same the case.all of this prompts one question: where is vladimir putin?the march 2018 electionsof course, the russian leader is very much still around, his busy schedule reflected in daily news broadcasts on state tv. but as political expe






is vladimir putin tired? | vladimir putin


there is suddenly too much entropy in the russian political universe. at least some people are acting as if there are no adults in the house. political campaigns seem to start without the kremlin's blessing, state tv channels contradict each other in their coverage of important stories, and infighting between kremlin factions gets into the open. a major player in that infighting has been igor sechin, the head of the oil giant rosneft, who helped engineer the arrest of economy minister alexey ulyukayev, but who is currently ignoring court summons for the same the case.all of this prompts one question: where is vladimir putin?the march 2018 electionsof course, the russian leader is very much still around, his busy schedule reflected in daily news broadcasts on state tv. but as political expe






residents in sunbury told to get out of homes


serena barber a resident in sunbury has told the bbc she was told to get out of her house."an officer banged on the door quite severely and said 'out now you've got two minutes'".






fox ‘presidential historian’ who dropped out of bible college says ‘trump is a m


a so-called “presidential historian” who dropped out of bible school told fox news this week that the founding fathers would be proud of the election of president donald trump. “i see the election of donald trump is a wonderful metaphor for independence day,” doug wead told fox news over the weekend. “the media said who we should vote for, wall street told us, old money told us, hollywood told us. everybody said, ‘here’s who you should vote for.’ and those stubborn independent americans said, ‘i believe we’ll take the other guy, thank you.'”according to wead’s biography, he attended central bible college in illinois for two years before dropping out. he later received an honorary doctorate from oral roberts university.watch the video below from fox news.






united apologizes to mom after giving her 2-year-old's seat away


united airlines has apologized to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son’s seat and hold the child on a flight — until her leg and arm went numb.shirley yamauchi, a middle school teacher from hawaii, was bound for a teacher’s conference in boston last week, she told hawaii news now. her traveling companion was 27-month-old taizo, whose ticket she said cost as much as hers — nearly $1,000.the first leg of thursday’s trip — hawaii to houston — went fine.so did the layover.but as yamauchi and her son sat waiting for takeoff to boston, a man walked up with the same seat number as taizo, the mother told abc affiliate kitv.“i told him, i bought both of these seats,” she told the station. “the flight attendant came by, shrugs and says, ‘flight’s full.’ ”a united spokesman told t






second grader reports weeks-long sexual assault on second day of school


the girl allegedly told her mother before, but was told it 'must have been a mistake.'        






a woman's act of kindness at mcdonald's leads to 167 customers who pay it forwar


last sunday, an older woman in the drive-thru line at mcdonald's in scottsburg, in told the cashier she wanted to pay for the $36 order of the man behind her. she didn't know him, but he was in a van with four children. she told the cashier, hunter hostetler, to tell the man "happy father's day!" when the man received the free order of food including four happy meals, he told the cashier he wanted to pay for the two cars behind him. and so the day went, until by the end of the day, 167 customers had paid it forward, buying someone else's meal. so who was the woman who started the good samaritan chain? “i keep looking for her, hoping i see her and can tell her what happened,” hostetler told abc news. “i don’t know if she knows, but i hope to see her again so i can tell her.” image: mike moz






united airlines gave toddler's seat away, mom held him for 3-hour flight


united airlines has apologized to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son’s seat and hold the child on a flight — until her leg and arm went numb.shirley yamauchi, a middle school teacher from hawaii, was bound for a teacher’s conference in boston last week, she told hawaii news now. her traveling companion was 27-month-old taizo, whose ticket she said cost as much as hers – nearly $1,000.the first leg of thursday’s trip — hawaii to houston — went fine.so did the layover.but as yamauchi and her son sat waiting for takeoff to boston, a man walked up with the same seat number as taizo, the mother told abc affiliate kitv.“i told him, i bought both of these seats,” she told the station. “the flight attendant came by, shrugs and says, ‘flight’s full.'”a united spokesman told th






united takes away kid's seat, makes mom hold him for hours


by avi selk, (c) 2017, the washington postunited airlines has apologized to a passenger who was forced to give up her 2-year-old son’s seat and hold the child on a flight — until her leg and arm went numb.shirley yamauchi, a middle school teacher from hawaii, was bound for a teacher’s conference in boston last week, she told hawaii news now. her traveling companion was 27-month-old taizo, whose ticket she said cost as much as hers, nearly $1,000.the first leg of thursday’s trip, hawaii to houston, went fine. but as yamauchi and her son sat waiting for takeoff to boston, a man walked up with the same seat number as taizo, the mother told abc affiliate kitv.“i told him, i bought both of these seats,” she told the station. “the flight attendant came by, shrugs and says, ‘flight’s full.'”a uni






trump: putin and i had 'good discussions' at apec summit


ex-police chief 'told about porn claims'sir paul stephenson says he was told material was allegedly found on damian green's computer in 2008.12 november 2017






i'm growing weary of my dear friend's oft-told tales


dear miss manners: i have a dear friend who just turned 80. i really do not believe he suffers from memory problems, as he has very good recall of both recent events and names, as well as those from the past.judith martin yet my friend has, for many years, brought up in our conversations the same facts or details of cases he has handled as a lawyer, or a lengthy retelling of one of his distant vacations or some event that occurred in his life.he never prefaces these with “have i told you this before?” or “did i ever tell you about the case i handled?” instead, he proceeds to describe in detail the facts as if he were telling them to me for the very first time.i have, on occasion, told him as he begins one of these oft-told tales that he had already told me about it. but i was hoping there






juror: 'holy spirit' said former congresswoman not guilty


jacksonville, fla. — a juror dismissed during deliberations in former u.s. rep. corrine brown's fraud trial in florida told his colleagues that the "holy spirit" told him she was not guilty.a transcript unsealed by the court monday gave details into why the unidentified juror was released during deliberations after another juror raised concerns over the comments.brown was found guilty of 18 of 22 charges associated with her use of money from a purported charity for poor children.the dismissed juror told the court he got information from "my father in heaven" while considering the case's outcome, and said he told his fellow jurors brown was not guilty.brown's attorney, james smith, has said he plans to ask for a new trial before she is sentenced. he objected to the juror's dismissal.






‘we love you, now leave’


president donald trump capped off a day that began with an epic tirade on the media with a wet kiss: “we love you very much,” he told the reporters in where. then he told them to get out. the tuesday white house meeting, which included the majority of gop senators, was an attempt to rescue the…






‘drunk’ mother slammed daughter into wall repeatedly after she incorrectly read


a middletown, pennsylvania girl under the age of 13 was beaten by her mother and kicked out of her home after her mother told her that she incorrectly recited bible verses. police announced thursday that they are filing aggravated assault against a child, strangulation and terroristic threats against rhonda kemp shoffner, 41, pennlive reported. the young girl told police that the mother had been drunk for three days and she had called family members for help. none of the family members would answer the calls, however. shortly after, the girl’s mother told the girl to kneel in the bathroom. the victim told police that she begged her mother, “please don’t hit me. i don’t want to get on my knees.” the mother was allegedly enraged and yelled at the girl “to get on her f*cking knees,” according






california sounds: miguel, anna st. louis and lee hazlewood


miguel, “told you so” (rca). on this teaser from the san pedro native’s forthcoming fourth album, “war and leisure,” the rock ‘n’ soul artist born miguel jontel pimentel rides a squiggly beat that recalls a chicago acid-house track at half-speed.the song features a chorus so catchy it’s a wonder no one’s harnessed the phrase before. swiping a line we’ve all thought at one point or another, miguel seems to relish singing it: “i don’t wanna say i told you so — but i told you so.”miguel - told you so (official video)miguel - told you so (official video)see more videosacross the song, miguel addresses the object of his seduction with the confidence of a cult leader: “i am gonna show you the world/and all that you desire,” he sings, adding, “i don't wanna control you/i wanna set you free, just






mother accused of baby's death told police she 'blacked out'


belfast, maine — a maine woman charged with killing her 7-week-old baby told the jury she had multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her son's death.thirty-two-year-old miranda hopkins took the stand monday in her own defense at court in belfast. the troy resident says she doesn't know how baby jaxson died in january. but she previously told police that one of her two autistic sons may have been responsible.police say hopkins had been drinking whisky and told investigators that she must have "blacked out." she said she woke up to find her baby cold and "beat to hell."the baby's cause of death was listed as blunt force head injuries.the state and defense have both rested their cases. closing arguments are expected to begin tuesday.






persistence pays off for this aer lingus delay


one delay of nora rousso’s aer lingus flight from paris to dublin leads to another, and now her return flight is delayed an entire day. is she entitled to any compensation?q: my daughter and i were booked on an aer lingus flight from paris to san francisco via dublin last year. our flight from paris was delayed — due to fog, we were told — and even though we arrived 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of our connection, we were told that the flight had “already departed.” an aer lingus representative told us to go downstairs and “get sorted out.” we waited in a horrendous line for seven hours. i’m not exaggerating. when we finally got to speak to an agent, we were told that the flight the next day was “full.” i don’t believe that this was true, because while in line i checked t






report: former trump campaign chair paul manafort charged in special counsel pro


manafort and his former business associate rick gates were told to surrender to authorities on monday morning, the new york times reported.        






wife unaware daughters dead in st. charles when estranged husband called


brittany and tiffany coffland were shot to death before their mother arrived at her estranged husband's st. charles condominium on the evening of march 10, according to a report released by st. charles police. according to the police report, anjum coffland said she received messages from her husband randall that morning stating he was going to kill himself. she said he contacted her in the afternoon and told her he had secrets, too, according to the reports.he told his wife to "come over so that he could tell and show her the secrets," according to the report.the mother told police her husband scared her, but she went over to the condo in the 400 block of south first street where he and their 16-year-old twin daughters lived. she said she went into the kitchen, turned around, and her husba






van hits pedestrians on london bridge, some said hurt


london — witnesses say a van drove up on the pavement on london bridge saturday night, plowing through pedestrians and leaving at least several injured.british police said they were dealing with an “incident” on the bridge and had also sent officers to the nearby borough market.witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground. one told the bbc a white van veered off the road and struck as many as six people.the bbc said that one of its reporters, holly jones, was on the bridge at the time of the incident. she told the news agency that the van was driven by a man and was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour.” she later said she saw police taking a man into custody.“he swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. he hit about two pe






woman told ex-husband on his deathbed that trump was impeached, so he could die


when michael elliott died, the last voice he heard was that of his ex-wife, his best friend.in a short phone conversation moments before elliott took his last breath, she told him what he wanted to hear.“i told him that everything’s going to be all right,” teresa elliott told the washington post. “and donald trump has been impeached.”michael elliott died “peacefully,” surrounded by friends and neighbors in his home in a suburb outside of portland, oregon, according to an obituary published in the oregonian.teresa elliott, who lives in texas, said she couldn’t make it to oregon in time. so on april 6, one of michael elliott’s friends called her and told her that he was about to die. the two talked as someone held up the phone to the dying man’s ear.relatedafterward, one of his friends took






europe reckons with its depleted armies


soldiers in germany’s light infantry battalion 413 near the baltic sea coast complained last year that they didn’t have enough sniper rifles or antitank weapons or the right kind of vehicles.during exercises, they told a parliamentary ombudsman, their unit didn’t have the munitions to simulate battle. instead, they were told to imagine the...






oregon man dies 'peacefully' after being told trump had been impeached


when michael elliott died, the last voice he heard was that of his ex-wife, his best friend.in a short phone conversation moments before elliott took his last breath, she told him what he wanted to hear."i told him that everything's going to be all right," teresa elliott told the washington post. "and donald trump has been impeached."michael elliott died "peacefully," surrounded by friends and neighbors in his home in a suburb outside of portland, oregon, according to an obituary published in the oregonian.teresa elliott, who lives in texas, said she couldn't make it to oregon in time. so on april 6, one of michael elliott's friends called her and told her that he was about to die. the two talked as someone held up the phone to the dying man's ear.afterward, one of his friends took the pho






a closer look at recent lies trump has told


for some, it will come as no surprise at all. for others, it will be blasphemy. but seth meyers is here to suggest that recently trump has told some lies, and he’s taking a closer look.full story at youtube.more great politics. posted by josh urich






judge tells martin shkreli to keep his mouth shut


martin shkreli is odd, his attorney told a federal court on wednesday. the former hedge-fund manager's investors and colleagues made fun of him behind his back and wondered whether he was autistic. some questioned his sexuality, the jury was told."is he strange? yes. will you find him weird? yes,"...






'i told you not to come over here': gary man held after allegedly hitting man re


a gary man told police he meant to kill a man in a machete attack after warning him not to come over to his house, court documents said.in a statement to gary police, tyrone d. hammons said when the doorbell rang saturday at his home in the 500 block of kentucky street in gary, he hit the visitor in the head with a machete, the probable cause affidavit said. hammons said he continued hitting the man with the machete and that the victim tried to fend off the blows, records said. when asked what his intentions were, hammons said he was doing it to kill the man.hammons, 52, was charged in lake superior court with attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly weapon.the victim told police that after being struck, he stumbled backwards and fell and that hammons repeatedl






woman says she was kicked out of apartment’s pool over fears her swimsuit would


an east tennessee woman claims that she was kicked out of her apartment complex’s pool over fears that her swimsuit would “excite” teenage boys who lived there.tori jenkins tells local news station wtvr that she was asked to leave the pool recently by a woman who complained about her pink one-piece bathing suit.“she basically told me that if i didn’t have kids, i wouldn’t understand,” jenkins explains. “if her kids were at the pool she wouldn’t want me in that swimsuit, how inappropriate i looked.”she claims the woman then told her she needed to either put on shorts or go to a part of the pool where she was less visible.tyler newman, jenkins’ fiance, first drew attention to the incident when he posted about it on facebook.“she was told that her body because it’s built more curvy than other






police arrest at least 2 demonstrators at uc berkeley


at least two demonstrators have been arrested thursday at uc berkeley, according to the university."both individuals’ affiliation to uc berkeley is unknown at this time," the university tweeted.a san francisco chronicle reporter recorded video of one of the arrests as it unfolded on campus.the man, who hasn’t been identified, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer performing his duties, police said. police say he refused to identify himself and remove a surgical mask covering half of his face.police first detained the man because they said he was holding a sign that was larger than what is allowed on campus. he told officers that he would cut down the size of his sign. officers then told the man that he was being detained and that he had to identify himself.“you’re crimi






what we learned in the nhl over the past week of play – la times


"this isn't a league that's built on moral victories," center jack eichel told the buffalo news. yet, coach phil housley believes success is within reach. "you can say what you want to say," he told the news after the loss to montreal, "but if we continue to play this way moving forward we're going to get a lot more wins."






man who was told he was just fat has 130-pound tumor removed


a california doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.roger logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on jan. 31 at bakersfield memorial hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to gulfport, mississippi.the tumor probably started as an ingrown hair that be e infected, swelled and developed its own blood supply, logan's surgeon, dr. vipul dev, told the bakersfield californian (http://bit.ly/2jvy3mj).it sprouted from his lower abdomen more than a decade ago.doctors told him: "you're just fat, it's just fat," logan told kero-tv in bakersfield.the tumor grew so m ive that it hung to the floor when he ."i used to equate it, you just put a st around your neck and carry three bags of ceme






police: fake contractor distracts resident during burglary


the following items were taken from glenview police department reports and press releases. an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.theft•an employee of the 2500 block of east lake avenue told police june 2 that someone took landscape lights. the reported loss is $2,500.•an employee of the 100 block of waukegan road told police june 3 that someone attempted to steal alcohol. there is no loss.•an employee of the 1100 block of waukegan road told police june 4 that someone left the store without paying for services. the reported loss is $32.•a visitor of the 4000 block of west lake avenue told police june 5 that someone stole a laptop from the building. the reported loss is $1,000.•police charged stephanie bakrins, 25, of the 9900 block of linda lane, des plaines, on june 5 with theft






aston villa did not report abusive scout to police


image copyrightsports argusimage caption ted langford was sentenced to three years in prison in 2007 for ual abuse between 1976 and 1989. aston villa sacked a scout accused of ually abusing boys in 1988 but did not go to police, the victoria derbyshire show has discovered.ted langford later admitted offences, dating from 1976 until after he left the club in 1989.tony brien, who was abused from age 12, said he felt senior figures at the club pressed him not to pursue the matter.then- istant manager, dave richardson, strongly denies any role in deterring mr brien from going public.mr richardson, who later be e head of youth development at the premier league, said he did everything possible to protect young players. he said he raised the matter with manager graham taylor and chairman doug ell