Editor's note: This is the second in a series on the 11 chosen as part of the annual Women Who Mean Business awards by the United Way of Acadiana. When Karen King attended high school in Rayne, she aspired to become an accountant and eventually attend law school to be a tax attorney. “That was not a well-thought-out plan,” she recalled. “I didn’t really like accounting.” It may have worked out for the better. King has worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office for 20 years and her leadership skills and advocation for other has garnered her being named among the 2022 the Women Who Mean Business award winners. King is among 11 women who will be recognized during a ceremony presented by Home Bank at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette, 1913 Kaliste Saloom Road. The award, presented by United Way of Acadiana, is to honor Acadiana women who are active leaders in their profession. She is assistant U.S. Attorney in the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s office for … [Read more...] about Women Who Mean Business: Karen King’s journey to U.S. Attorney’s office ‘a natural fit’
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Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Carl Court/Getty Images and Cindy Ord/Getty Images for GLAAD Kevin Spacey will face a New York jury on October 6 for allegations that he sexually assaulted Anthony Rapp some 25 years ago, when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was just 14 years old. Rapp filed a civil lawsuit against Spacey in 2020, accusing him of making an aggressive, unwanted sexual advance in 1986; the disgraced House of Cards star would have been around 26 years old. Rapp, who first accused him of sexual misconduct in October 2017, filed his suit amid mounting allegations against Spacey. Rapp’s case has been characterized by twists and turns. At first, Rapp was not alone in suing Spacey in this suit — the civil complaint actually included another accuser who went by C.D. in court papers. C.D. was dropped from the suit less than one year later, however, after refusing to publicly reveal his name. And as Rapp’s case progressed, Spacey faced increasingly serious … [Read more...] about Kevin Spacey’s New York Sexual-Assault Trial, Explained
A century-old police ledger featuring a mugshot of a one-time suffragette and anti-war campaigner convicted of conspiring to kill the prime minister is going under the hammer. Alice Wheeldon was a women's rights campaigner who opposed the First World War. Her face is shown gazing from the pages of the 500-page book, alongside black and white photographs of others convicted of a host of offences between 1890-1920. Mrs Wheeldon, of Derby, was convicted at the Old Bailey of plotting to kill David Lloyd George in 1917, during the war, and was jailed for 10 years. But the record showed she was discharged from HMP Aylesbury just months later - at the end of 1917 - on the request of Mr Lloyd George himself. The spell in prison appears to have taken its toll on her health, with a later note recorded under her mugshot in the ledger in bold red ink: "Died 21.2.19". She was convicted in March 1917 alongside her daughter Winnie Mason, a school teacher, and son-in-law Alfred Mason, … [Read more...] about Police ledger with 1917 mugshot of anti-war campaigner who plotted to kill PM to be sold
JEFFREY Dahmer was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. During the trial, Wendy Patrickus was tasked with defending Dahmer and now she has opened up about working on behalf of the serial killer in a new Netflix documentary. Who was Jeffrey Dahmer's defense attorney Wendy Patrickus? Jeffrey Dahmer has been the focus of many documentaries over the years, after he was convicted of 17 murders , in Milwaukee, Wisconsin . In 2022 he will be the focus of yet another documentary, Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes. Participating in the Netflix series is Wendy Patrickus, who was once Jeffrey Dahmer's defence attorney. Patrickus was just 25 when she was assigned to Dahmer's Case, was one year out of law school and had just moved to Milwaukee. Read More on Jeffrey Dahmer EVIL ACTS Inside Jeffrey Dahmer's twisted mind & how he 'wanted to be murdered' … [Read more...] about Who is Jeffrey Dahmer’s defence lawyer Wendy Patrickus?
Enlarge this image Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington on June 25, 2017. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington on June 25, 2017. Susan Walsh/AP Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four other members of the far-right group tried to change history and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutor Jeffrey Nestler told jurors hearing the first seditious conspiracy trial to result from the assault on the U.S. Capitol last year. "They concocted a plan for an armed rebellion to shatter a bedrock of American democracy," Nestler said. Using text messages, video and recorded calls, the Justice Department is trying to persuade the jury at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., that the defendants set out to overturn … [Read more...] about Oath Keepers planned an armed rebellion, prosecutor tells jury in sedition case
Two more legal challenges emerged last week against the Biden administration for its policy to cancel up to $10,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers. The student loan cancellation plan, which applies to individuals earning less than $125,000 annually, faced its first lawsuit on September 27 from the Pacific Legal Foundation, which argued that the White House illegally bypassed Congress by invoking a law meant to aid Iraq War veterans and their families. Two days later, multiple Republican state attorneys general filed a complaint advancing the same argument. “In addition to being economically unwise and downright unfair, the Biden Administration’s Mass Debt Cancellation is yet another example in a long line of unlawful regulatory actions,” the complaint said. “No statute permits President Biden to unilaterally relieve millions of individuals from their obligation to pay loans they voluntarily assumed.” The complaint highlighted opposition to the student debt … [Read more...] about ‘Unfair, Unconstitutional, And Unwise’: Two More Lawsuits Hit Biden Over Student Debt Cancellation | The Daily Wire
Congressional Republicans have pledged to launch several investigations into the Biden administration if they retake a majority in Congress during November's midterm elections. The GOP remains favored to win a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, and party leaders have made it clear they hope to wield their power to investigate President Joe Biden, his family and aspects of his administration. Republican promises of Biden investigations come after years of decrying investigations into former President Donald Trump as politically motivated. Trump has faced several investigations surrounding the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, his businesses and now over classified documents. The investigations have hampered his public image among Democrats and independents—though he remains popular among the GOP. Here is the full list of investigations that Republicans pledge to launch if they retake the House. President Joe Biden and His Son Republicans have long promised … [Read more...] about Full list of people Republicans plan to investigate after midterms
CHRIS Cuomo is a journalist, best known as the presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show on CNN. His brother, Andrew Cuomo , resigned as New York State Governor due to sexual harassment allegations in August 2021. Who is Chris Cuomo? Chris Cuomo is a 52-year-old American television journalist and political commentator. Chris is the brother of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of ex-New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Prior to his role with CNN, he was the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and was also the co-anchor for ABC's 20/20. After his dismissal from CNN on Saturday, December 4, 2021, following a previous suspension from the news station, he will be returning to primetime television on NewsNation on October 3, 2022. He attended Yale, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and Fordham, where he earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1995. He is also a licensed attorney. MORE FROM CHRIS CUOMO … [Read more...] about Who is Chris Cuomo?
I played Division I football as a cornerback at Clemson University. The players provide America with many things. We give fans memories and celebrations, we give them a time to escape the problems of America, and we give our audiences and white teammates the illusion that we are equal on and off the field. “I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers; it didn’t matter,” the Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre once told a reporter at USA Today . But although Favre may be happy to declare his kinship with Black people, I’ve never heard him mention the injustices we face daily. Rather, he has publicly criticized Black athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said the athletes’ demonstration “ created more turmoil than good .” Recently, we learned that he has been accused of misusing funds intended to help the poorest residents of his native state, who are … [Read more...] about Does Brett Favre Care About Poor People?