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Feds say New Jersey man posted that he wanted to ‘bomb Trump Tower’

A man facing charges for supporting Hamas and making threats online said he wanted to “bomb Trump Tower” after visiting President Donald Trump’s signature property, federal law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday. In an announcement from the US attorney for New Jersey, federal officials said Jonathan Xie, a 20-year-old from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was arrested…MORE

READ: Michael Avenatti indictments

A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday in two alleged schemes, charging him with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving his former client, Stormy Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike. Read the indictments here: Click here to read full story »MORE

Nurse graduates from NYU, years after he worked there as a janitor

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients’ rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University. This week, the 29-year-old got his nursing degree from NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, after finishing an accelerated 15-month program. “It was a very intense program, I’ll tell you that.…MORE

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday in two alleged schemes, charging him with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving his former client, Stormy Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike. Prosecutors charged Avenatti, 48, with stealing about $300,000 of Daniels’ advance…MORE

All 12 resolutions at Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting fail

Amazon faced an unprecedented number of shareholder resolutions at its annual meeting on Wednesday. All of them failed, which is typical for shareholder meetings. Regardless, the high number of proposals reflect the increasing scrutiny Amazon faces as it spreads across industries. Specific vote counts won’t be released for several days, but may still demonstrate substantial…MORE

A healthy dog was euthanized so it could be buried with its owner

Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix, was euthanized to fulfill her late owner’s dying wish that the dog be put down — and then laid to rest with her. The dog arrived at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter in Chesterfield, Virginia, on March 8 after her owner’s death, where she stayed for two weeks. During…MORE

Tensions rise between Pompeo and Bolton

As national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jockey for influence amid a variety of pressing international concerns, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, there is growing tension between the two men, four people familiar with the matter say. That tension, sources say, doesn’t stem so much from policy differences as…MORE

Plane crashes after taking off from Indianapolis airport, killing two, police say

A plane crashed Wednesday near Indianapolis Regional Airport, killing both people on board, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said. “About 12:45 p.m. today a twin-engine, propeller-flown plane took off from (the airport) and crashed shortly after takeoff,” Perrine told reporters. The plane was capable of carrying 11 passengers, he said. Video from the scene…MORE

Wall Street’s love affair with Tesla is over

Tesla was once the darling of Wall Street. Not anymore. The automaker’s stock has plunged nearly 40% since the start of 2019, erasing most of the gains it made over the past several years. This week, Tesla shares fell below the $200 mark for the first time since 2016. The outlook isn’t nearly as bright…MORE

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