Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors have subpoenaed a Manhattan private school for information related to Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg’s two grandchildren. The WSJ reported that the subpoena was served to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which Weisselberg’s grandchildren attend, and that Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan prosecutors that hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of tuition checks were signed by either Allen Weisselberg or former President Donald Trump. Frank Perrone Jr., an attorney for Columbia Grammar, would not confirm or deny the existence of the subpoena to CNN. “We do comply with lawful requests from the authorities,” Perrone said. “But the school’s position is that we can’t comment and don’t comment on issues involving students, their families or alumni.” The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, led by Cy Vance, is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated any state laws, which could include tax fraud, insurance fraud or other schemes to defraud. A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to comment to CNN. The WSJ reports that Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan prosecutors that she…

Si la mayoría de protestas son pacíficas, ¿por qué la militarización? Iván Duque le responde a Amanpour

(CNN Español) — Mientras las protestas en Colombia continúan y el cuestionamiento sobre el uso de la fuerza por parte de la policía va en aumento, el presidente Iván Duque habló en exclusiva con CNN acerca de las manifestaciones que han captado la atención del mundo. En conversación con Christiane Amanpour, Duque sostuvo que siempre ha defendido el derecho a la protesta pacífica y lo ha garantizado. En ese sentido, mencionó las condiciones en las que el Ejército responde en las ciudades y las 65 investigaciones a militares o policías por presuntos delitos. Esta es la transcripción completa, en español, de la entrevista que se emitió este miércoles. Duque en CNN: Tenemos cero tolerancia al abuso policial 12:48 Hemos hablado muchas veces de sus planes para su país, así que permítame comenzar preguntándole ¿por qué los manifestantes se encuentran con una respuesta altamente militarizada, que su país, usted, el gobierno normalmente reserva para combatientes, rebeldes, carteles de la droga y cosas por el estilo? ¿Por qué un helicóptero se desplegó sobre las calles de la ciudad y por qué la policía militarizada disparó así? Bueno,…

Gia Coppola Talks to Manny the Movie Guy about “Mainstream” Starring Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke

In “Mainstream,” Andrew Garfield stars in a role like you’ve never seen him before.  He is Link, a mysterious but charismatic stranger who fascinates Frankie (Maya Hawke), a struggling filmmaker.  What follows next is a fun satire on internet stardom. From writer/director Gia Coppola, “Mainstream” from IFC Films is now out in select theaters and on-demand.  I spoke with Coppola about the making of the movie, working with Andrew Garfield, and social media’s toxic culture. For more of my “Mainstream” interview, click here.

Riverside County expands eligibility to those 12 and older for COVID-19 vaccination

Riverside County health officials are expanding the eligibility for those who want to get vaccinated to those 12 and older, effective Thursday, May 13. The eligibility expansion, which follows federal and state health recommendations that were finalized Wednesday, opens vaccine eligibility to more than 140,000 of Riverside County youngsters. “This expansion to those as young as 12 opens up another segment of the community and brings up closer to the goal of herd immunity,” said Dr. Geoffrey Leung, public health officer for Riverside County. “It is more critical than ever to make sure parents and guardians have confidence in vaccines because they are the ones deciding whether their children will get vaccinated.” Those who 12 and older – who are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine – will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to get vaccinated. Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are available to those who are 18 years and older. More than 1.8 million vaccinations – both first and second doses — have been administered in Riverside County through the county-run clinics and those operated by about 200…

Police seek person of interest in Mother’s Day shooting in Indio

Indio police Thursday sought public help in locating a 22-year-old man said to be a “person of interest” in a Mother’s Day shooting that left a teenage boy critically wounded. Detectives investigating the shooting reported about 4 p.m. Sunday in the area of Daisy Street and John Nobles Avenue want to talk to Tasaun Thomas, who police said should be considered armed and dangerous, said Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron. SEEKING INFO-On 5/9/21, IPD officers responded to a call of a male being shot in the area of Daisy St & John Nobles Ave. Tasaun Thomas has been ID’d by witnesses as being involved in this incident. He has an active warrant for the case & should be considered ARMED & DANGEROUS. pic.twitter.com/GkiUhrMyAx — Indio Police Dept (@Indiopd) May 13, 2021 Police responded to a shooting report and found an injured 15-year-old boy at the location. Detectives learned that multiple suspects fled the scene in a four-door sedan and witnesses later reported Thomas was allegedly “involved in this incident,” according to police, who did not elaborate. The boy, whose name was withheld, was taken…

CIF-SS First Round: Girls Tennis & Girls Soccer Results

Another busy day in the Coachella Valley, several schools and teams for both girls’ tennis and girls’ soccer, had home matches competing in the first round of CIF-SS playoffs. GIRLS TENNIS FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFFS:  Coachella Valley’s girls’ tennis team was hosting Heritage high school for their first-round match at Desert Mirage high school. The mighty Arabs have been playing their league team matches with only six players and nine matches, as all the coaches agreed upon in the DVL. Although to participate in CIF playoffs, they had to have nine players and compete in 18 matches. On top of that, the Arabs’ head coach told us that several players had just got vaccinated, so they were short a few players in today’s match against Heritage, which resulted in an automatic -3 points. Coachella Valley was unable to get past this, and they would lose their first-round match today, 12-6. Twentynine Palms will be moving on to the second round of playoffs, after they beat Duarte, 12-6. Their next match is this Friday at home against Patriot high school, at 3 pm. GIRLS SOCCER FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFFS: Coachella…

Traffic Alert: I-15 resurfacing from Hesperia to Stateline

Caltrans is alerting commuters of road work on a continuing project aimed at resurfacing Interstate 15. This project will expand from Hesperia to Mountain Pass, just west of the Nevada State line and is expected to be completed in the Fall. Alternating lane closures, both north and southbound, will continue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. at various locations throughout this span of freeway. On and off ramps will be subject to closure between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Caltrans warns: — Signage will be placed two miles ahead of impending lane closures. — Outside lanes may be closed during construction with no full closures. — Tuesday through Saturdays nightly and into Sunday mornings. — No closures on the northbound I-15 on Friday nights. — No closures on the southbound I-15 on Sunday nights into Monday morning.  

110 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 New Deaths Thursday in Riverside County

Riverside County health officials are reporting 110 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1 additional death Thursday bringing the countywide totals to 299,565 cases and 4,594 deaths. There are 21 new COVID19 cases and no new deaths in the Coachella Valley. This is the update for the Coachella Valley city-by-city: Desert Hot Springs: 4,229 (+4) cases, 73 deaths Cathedral City: 7,135 (+1) cases, 111 deaths Palm Springs: 3,750 (+1) cases, 125 deaths Rancho Mirage: 1,104 (+2) cases, 50 deaths Palm Desert: 3,963 (+2) cases, 118 deaths Indian Wells: 197 cases, 6 deaths La Quinta: 3,434 (+3) cases, 61 deaths Indio: 12,326 (+5) cases, 223 deaths Coachella: 7,928 (+4) cases, 97 deaths Thousand Palms: 1,048 cases, 9 deaths Bermuda Dunes: 652 cases, 10 deaths Thermal: 470 cases, 9 deaths Mecca: 1,134 cases, 19 deaths North Shore: 358 cases, 1 death Oasis: 881 cases, 9  deaths Sky Valley: 223, 5 deaths Cabazon: 326 cases, 7 death Anza: 150 cases, 1 death There are 1,459 active cases of coronavirus. This number is derived from the total number of confirmed cases and the subtraction of the total number of recoveries…

Disney+ growth has slowed. That’s bad news for Disney

Streaming has carried Disney through the pandemic with Disney+ growing to more than 100 million subscribers. Yet the biggest star in Disney’s media universe shined a little less bright on Thursday. Disney+ now has 103.6 million subscribers, below the 110 million that many on Wall Street were expecting. Disney’s stock was down as much as 4% in after hours trading after the news of its subscriber growth drop. This is very similar to what happened to Netflix, whose stock took a tumble following sluggish subscriber growth in the last quarter. As for Disney’s revenue, that also was soft, coming in at $15.6 billion for the quarter, 13% below last year’s figure, the company said in its second quarter earnings announcement. That, too, was also slightly below what the market expected. When it came to profits, though, Disney rebounded in a big way. The company reported earnings of $912 million in the most recent quarter, up 95% from $468 million last year. The coronavirus pandemic hit Disney across all its businesses, and it’s still disrupting them. Revenues at Disney’s parks unit, which just reopened Disneyland in…

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