TIMELINES 9/28/17

TIMELINES 9/28/17

Ex-N.Y. state senate leader’s corruption conviction vacated, faces retrial On Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court threw out the conviction of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on federal corruption charges. This ruling comes two months after the court vacated the conviction of former New York […]

TIMELINES 9/21/17

TIMELINES 9/21/17

Juggalos Descend on D.C. to Fight FBI Gang Distinction Followers of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse — known as Juggalos — held a march Saturday on the National Mall, alleging discrimination after the FBI labeled the group a gang in a 2011 report. According to band members, some fans have lost their jobs, custody of their […]

Governor of Puerto Rico addresses nation in face of Category 5 Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló addresses the nation in the face of danger; Hurricane Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is expected to make landfall in the coming hours Watch Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s address: https://vimeo.com/234556644 My fellow Americans, as I speak to you right now the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is just hours away from […]

TIMELINES 9/14/17

TIMELINES 9/14/17

A.G. Schneiderman Warns of Cyberattacks Following Equifax Data Breach Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cybercriminals following the Equifax data breach. Last week Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over […]

TIMELINES 9/7/7

TIMELINES 9/7/7

Dwindling Upstate Workforce A Labor Day report from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said the workforce is at its highest since before the Great Recession. However, the growth is only happening in New York City and Long Island. Furthermore, New York’s work force is older and growing at a slower rate than the rest of […]

Hurricane Harvey devastates southern Texas, Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey devastates southern Texas, Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey whipped itself  into a Category 4 hurricane and made landfall in Rockport, Texas August 25, breaking a record no one is cheering about. Harvey dumped more rain in a single storm in the U.S. since keeping track of weather events began. Houston, fourth largest city in the country, saw its streets turn into […]