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Former school bus driver sentenced to probation after admitting to rape of teen girl: report

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A former New York school bus driver was reportedly sentenced to probation on Thursday after he admitted to raping a student.

Shane Piche, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in February, according to the Watertown Daily Times. He received 10 years of probation and must register as a sex offender.

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The man, who drove for the Watertown City School District, admitted as part of a plea deal to raping a 14-year-old girl he met while driving. The incident reportedly happened at his home.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office argued that Piche should be considered a Level 2 sex offender on the state’s sex offender registry — considered a “medium risk of re-offense.”

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Shane Piche, 25, was reportedly sentenced to 10 years of probation after he admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.  (Watertown Police Department)

But Judge James McClusky said since he didn’t have a criminal record and there was only one victim, he would be considered Level 1, or at a “low risk of re-offense,” according to the news outlet.

Piche, who was also reportedly charged for giving the girl alcohol, was also ordered not to be left alone with anyone under 17 years old.

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The victim’s mother in a statement to WWNY-TV said she “wish[es] Shane Piche would have received jail time for the harm he caused to my child. He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.”

“He’ll be a felon for the rest of his life,” Piche’s attorney, Eric Swartz said. “He’s on the sex offender registry for a long time. Maybe not the rest of his life because of the level but this isn’t something that didn’t cause him pain and this isn’t something that didn’t have consequences.”

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The Latest: LaPierre retains top post at NRA

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The Latest on the turmoil in the top ranks of the National Rifle Association(all times local):

4:05 p.m.

Wayne LaPierre, the fiery head of the National Rifle Association, survived a challenge to his leadership on Monday.

The NRA’s board of directors met in executive session on Monday. A spokesman for the NRA says that LaPierre was re-elected as its CEO. The group also elected Carolyn Meadows as its new president.

The decision to keep LaPierre at the helm was announced through the NRA’s magazine, American Rifleman. It was confirmed to The Associated Press by NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

The leadership elections came just two days after retired Lt. Col. Oliver North relayed to a stunned gathering of members that he would not serve a second term and had essentially been ousted. North had sought LaPierre’s resignation and urged members to examine the NRA’s finances and operations.

LaPierre has countered that North was seeking to extort him. He has refused to step aside.

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3:30 p.m

Under fire from inside and out, the National Rifle Association is holding a closed-door meeting of its board of directors to decide whether it’s time for a change in leadership and direction.

The organization is facing allegations from within of self-dealing, excessive spending and other financial mismanagement. And New York’s state attorney general has opened an investigation that could threaten the NRA’s tax-exempt status.

The 76-member board is expected to decide whether organizational changes — including the removal of Wayne LaPierre, its CEO and the longtime public face of the powerful gun lobby — need to take place to stave off punitive action by New York authorities.

The meeting began Monday and could extend into Tuesday.

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Charges filed after fire at Texas petrochemical facility

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Prosecutors have filed water pollution charges against a company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility where a large fire caused chemicals to flow into a nearby waterway.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Monday it filed five environmental criminal charges against Intercontinental Terminals Company.

Prosecutors allege following the March 17 fire, a dam at the facility broke, sending large quantities of toxic chemicals into nearby Tucker Bayou, which flows into Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

If convicted, ITC could be fined up to $100,000 for each charge.

ITC did not immediately reply to a call or email seeking comment on Monday.

The fire at the Deer Park facility, located southeast of Houston, burned for days and triggered air quality warnings.

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Ex-Heartland Payment Systems CEO to pay $250K penalty to SEC

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The former chief executive officer of one of the country’s largest payment processing companies has settled insider trading allegations with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Former Heartland Payment Systems CEO Robert O. Carr signed an order last week in U.S. District Court in Connecticut that requires him to pay a civil penalty of $250,000 to the SEC, according to a court filing. As part of the agreement, he didn’t admit or deny any of the allegations in the SEC complaint.

Carr was accused last year by the SEC of having given inside information and about $1 million to Kathie Hanratty, characterized as his girlfriend, to buy Heartland stock before the December 2015 announcement that the company was to be acquired by Georgia-based Global Payments Inc. The company sold for roughly $4 billion in 2016.

An attorney representing Carr didn’t return a message seeking comment Monday.

The SEC lawsuit alleged the information gave Hanratty’s investment a 25% gain.

Hanratty reached an agreement with the SEC last fall to pay back about $500,000.

Carr and Hanratty also face a lawsuit filed by Heartland and could face federal charges.

Carr founded Heartland in Princeton, New Jersey, in the late 1990s and grew it into one of the country’s largest payment processing companies. Along the way, he formed a foundation that paid college tuition for hundreds of economically disadvantaged students.

He also wrote a book about his journey from a working-class upbringing to millionaire entrepreneur.

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The Latest: Court reconvenes for hearing on militia leader

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The Latest on legal proceedings against the leader of an armed group that detained migrants near Mexican border(all times local):

2:35 p.m.

A federal court hearing has reconvened after an evacuation in legal proceedings against the leader of an armed group that detained immigrants at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Attorneys and court officials returned Monday to a hearing for Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who is being held on a weapons charge, after the courtroom was cleared without explanation by the U.S. Marshals Service.

The charge stems from a 2017 visit by an FBI agent to his home in New Mexico.

His arrest on April 20 followed widespread criticism after videos surfaced of members of the United Constitutional Patriots carrying firearms and detaining groups of immigrants crossing the border.

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Noon:

A federal courthouse has been evacuated ahead of a hearing for the leader of an armed group that detained asylum-seeking families near the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. Marshals Service said it could not immediately provide information on why the courthouse had been cleared Monday. Attorneys and court officials exited and gathered in front of the courthouse in Albuquerque.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the militia leader who has been indicted on a weapons charge, was escorted out of the courtroom where he had been waiting to appear before a magistrate judge for a detention hearing.

He faces weapons charges stemming from a 2017 visit by an FBI agent to his home in northwestern New Mexico.

He was arrested April 20 in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

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ADL director on California synagogue shooting: Anti-Semitism is a ‘vicious problem right now’

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Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said the shooting at a southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover proves “anti-Semitism is a virulent and vicious problem right now in America.”

Greenblatt made the comment on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, shortly after he landed in New York City from San Diego. He said he flew to San Diego on Saturday, shortly after authorities said a 19-year-old man armed with an assault-type rifle opened fire inside a synagogue as worshipers were celebrating the last day of Passover, killing a woman and injuring three others.

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, died of injuries she sustained in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, located in a suburb near San Diego. Three others were wounded and transported to the hospital, including the synagogue’s rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein. Goldstein was injured after suffering a gunshot wound to his hand. Noya Dahan, 8, and her uncle, Almog Peretz, 34, were also injured. Dahan was hit by shrapnel in the face and leg. Peretz was reportedly shot in the leg as he was trying to protect children in the synagogue. All three have been discharged from the hospital.

“I got there on Saturday afternoon and spent the evening praying with Rabbi Goldstein’s family and spent Sunday morning (with) Lori Kaye’s (family)” Greenblatt said on “America’s Newsroom.”

When asked how they are doing he answered, “It’s very, very hard.”

He added, “They are thankful for the fact that only one person was killed, but the loss of even one life is an enormous tragedy. And this, six months to the day of the shooting at the Tree of Life (Synagogue in Pittsburgh), the most violent anti-Semitic attack in American history and on the day, yesterday, when we kick off Holocaust memorial week. So looking at all these things come together reminds us that anti-Semitism is a virulent and vicious problem right now in America.”

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Authorities identified the alleged shooter in Saturday’s attack as 19-year-old John Earnest. He was taken into custody following the shooting.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said FBI and homicide agents have interviewed Earnest and they are looking into his social media accounts.

He said they are investigating reports that the 19-year-old, who had no prior contact with law enforcement before Saturday, had written an anti-Jewish screed online.

Gore said Earnest is also being investigated for a possible connection to arson that caused property damage at Dar-ul-Arqam mosque in Escondido, Calif. last month. No injuries were reported in that fire.

“He is a white supremacist. His manifesto clearly identified with a series of conspiratorial ideas that have been used to persecute Jews as well as other minorities for a long time,” Greenblatt said.

He added, “He’s someone whose bigotry, it may start with the Jews in terms of anti-Semitism, but anti-Semitism never ends with the Jews. It’s a disease. Hate will consume us all if we don’t respond to it.”

Greenblatt said there is a series of things that need to happen to combat the hate.

“First and foremost, our leaders need to lead and speak out clearly and consistently not only after a crisis but every day about the values that we hold dear,” said Greenblatt.

“Secondly, I think social media has a special responsibility here. Silicon Valley needs to not just innovate for financial returns, but it needs to work those algorithms to protect all of its users because Facebook and YouTube and these other platforms really are the front line today in fighting hate. It’s the place where white supremacists and many other kinds of bigots spread their poison.”

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On “America’s Newsroom,” Greenblatt also responded to a cartoon of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was called offensive because of “anti-Semitic tropes.”

The New York Times Opinion section issued a second apology Sunday over the cartoon, which showed an apparently blind Trump wearing a pair of sunglasses and being led by a dog depicted as Netanyahu. The dog had a Star of David collar. The cartoon appeared in the paper’s opinion section next to a column penned by Thomas Friedman.

“We are deeply sorry for the publication of an anti-Semitic political cartoon last Thursday in the print edition of The New York Times that circulates outside of the United States, and we are committed to making sure nothing like this happens again,” the opinion section tweeted Sunday.

“Such imagery is always dangerous, and at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, it’s all the more unacceptable,” continued the apology, which was widely shared on Twitter.

The new apology said that the decision to run the syndicated cartoon was made by a single editor working without adequate oversight.

The political cartoon was criticized globally by numerous social media users, who said the Times’ first statement was inadequate.

“Let’s not call it a cartoon. It’s propaganda pure and simple,” said Greenblatt in response.

He added, “It doesn’t belong in any mainstream American publication, certainly not the New York Times.”

He added, “It reminds us that anti-Semitism comes in many forms. We were just talking about new media, you also see it in traditional media. Sometimes it’s over chants of ‘Jews will not replace us’ in Charlottesville. Sometimes it’s thinly veiled like this supposedly criticism of Israel. But it’s anti-Semitism pure and simple.”

Greenblatt said he felt compelled to tweet in reaction to the drawing because “we feel so strongly about this” but added, “the ADL doesn’t just tweet, we act. So we’ve been engaged with the management at The New York Times.”

Greenblatt said, “I spoke to management at the Times before that second apology and I explained to them clearly, an apology is not enough. We need action and accountability. That means policies and procedures need to change. That means they need to not only own up to what they’ve done, they need to get out front of this.”

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“Just Imagine the man who murdered Lori Kaye in San Diego County on Saturday, he was influenced — we know from his manifesto — by this idea of Jewish control, Jewish manipulation, exactly the kind of image that The New York Times printed just a few hours earlier.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed

Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members’ derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes.

The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban Philadelphia. On Monday morning, about 30 students were sitting at the college-owned building, which is mainly used for Phi Psi parties and other social activities. As many as 100 protesters were there over the weekend.

“We’re trying to force the college to make the right decision on this,” senior Morgin Goldberg, 22, said.

Earlier this month, two campus publications, The Phoenix and Voices , released internal Phi Psi documents from 2012 to 2016 that they say were anonymously leaked. The redacted documents included jokes about sexual assault; derogatory comments about women, minorities and the LGBT community; videos and photos of sexual encounters where all parties may not have known they were being recorded — and even referenced a “rape attic.”

The college said Monday that the authenticity of the documents has not yet been verified.

Goldberg said the school must terminate the fraternity’s lease. Signs hanging read, “This house is ours” and, “Nothing has changed. Admin knew all along.”

Phi Psi, which is not affiliated with a national organization, was suspended in 2016 for violating Swarthmore’s alcohol and drug policy. It reopened for parties a year ago.

“We’re hoping the college and board will understand the gravity of what has been occurring,” Goldberg said.

A task force charged last year with exploring the role of Greek life on campus — Swarthmore has two fraternities and one sorority — is continuing its work and will be sharing its findings later this week, the college said in an emailed statement.

Swarthmore’s Phi Psi chapter posted on its Facebook page, condemning the language in the documents.

“They are not representative of who we are today,” the post read. “None of us would have joined the organization had this been the standard when we arrived at Swarthmore.”

After the protests started Saturday, Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith suspended activities at both Phi Psi and the school’s only other fraternity, Delta Upsilon. But demonstrators want the school to go even further.

“We don’t think (fraternities) have a place on campus,” Goldberg said.

The school’s only sorority functions as a community organization and does not have an on-campus house like the two fraternities. It does not hold parties, she said.

Swarthmore is home to about 1,600 students. It’s located about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southwest of Philadelphia.

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New Jersey dog impaled on lamppost expected to make full recovery: report

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A “very, very lucky” dog is expected to make a full recovery after being impaled on a lamppost after falling from a New Jersey apartment window, authorities say.

The female basset hound, named Libby, was home alone in a fourth-floor apartment unit at the Brownstones at Englewood South when she jumped through a window screen shortly before noon on Sunday, News 4 reported.

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The spike on the top of the lamppost pierced her left front leg and she was suspended approximately 20 feet off the ground.

Firefighters responded to the scene and used a ladder to retrieve Libby.

The dog’s owners told News 4 she was scheduled for surgery Monday and, incredibly, is expected to make a full recovery.

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“I don’t know if it was chasing a bird or what, but whatever that dog decided to do this morning, it was its lucky day,” Lt. David Haenelt of the Englewood Fire Department told The Record. “We are very, very lucky she is okay and that the Englewood emergency response was fast and brought her to the animal hospital.”

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Southern California terror plot involving military vet foiled by officials: report

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A veteran of the war in Afghanistan was arrested Friday and accused of plotting to attack a scheduled white nationalist rally over the weekend in Long Beach, federal investigators say.

Mark Steven Domingo, 26, faces one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, according to a federal complaint unsealed Monday.

Prosecutors say Domingo made online posts that “expressed support for violent jihad, a desire to seek retribution for attacks against Muslims, and a willingness to become a martyr.” Authorities added that after Domingo considered attacks targeting “Jews, churches and police officers,” he decided to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Long Beach rally, which police said was called off Sunday morning.

“This investigation successfully disrupted a very real threat posed by a trained combat soldier who repeatedly stated he wanted to cause the maximum number of casualties,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna in a statement. “Protecting Americans from terror attacks is the number one priority of the Justice Department, and anyone who plots to use a weapon of mass destruction will be held to account.”

Investigators conducted an online sting operation, during which Domingo allegedly told an undercover FBI source to find a bomb-maker and purchased several hundred nails to use as shrapnel.

“Domingo said he specifically bought three-inch nails because they would be long enough to penetrate the human body and puncture internal organs,” FBI Special Agent Tasha Coolidge said in an affidavit supporting the indictment.

The affidavit also alleges that Domingo posted an online video on March 2 professing his belief in Islam. The following day, he posted on an unnamed social media network that “america needs another vegas event … to kick off civil unrest,” a reference to the October 2017 mass shooting at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Domingo allegedly wrote that such an event would be “about weakening america [and] giving them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world.”

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Days later, after a white supremacist killed 50 people in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Domingo posted “there must be retribution.”

News of the alleged plot comes just days after a shooter opened fire in a San Diego synagogue, killing one woman and injuring several others.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Parents disavow California synagogue suspect, say son is part of ‘history of evil’

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The family of the 19-year-old man suspected of attacking a Southern California synagogue over the weekend disavowed their son Monday and offered condolences to the victims.

John T. Earnest’s parents said they raised him and his five siblings in a family, faith and community that rejected hate.

“Our son’s actions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold,” the parents said in a statement, which did not include their names.

The couple added that they are shocked and saddened that Earnest “is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”

“How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us, though we are confident that law enforcement will uncover many details of the path that he took to this evil and despicable act,” the statement said.

Earll Pott, a family attorney who issued the statement, said the parents will not provide a legal defense for their son, who will likely be represented by a public defender.

POLITICIANS REACT TO CALIFORNIA SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING: ‘NO ONE SHOULD EVER FEAR GOING TO THEIR PLACE OF WORSHIP’

Authorities say Earnest burst into the Chabad of Poway near San Diego on the last day of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that celebrates freedom, and opened fire with an assault-style rifle.

About 100 congregants were worshipping when the gunman killed Lori Kaye, 60, and wounded the synagogue’s rabbi, Yishoel Goldstein; 8-year-old Noya Dahan; and her uncle Almog Peretz.

The FBI said Monday that it had received tips about a threatening social media post approximately five minutes before Saturday’s attack. The tips to an FBI website and hotline included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or the location of the threat. The bureau said Monday that employees immediately tried to determine who wrote the post, but the shooting occurred before they could establish his identity.

One of the tipsters told The Associated Press that he called the FBI tip line at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, approximately 15 minutes before the shooting took place, because the post linked to a manifesto that said the author was responsible for a mosque arson in the city of Escondido last month. He says he found online that had the mosque attack had happened and feared the new threat was real.

The tipster, who refused to provide his name because of security concerns, said the call with the FBI lasted four or five minutes and the shooting happened soon after. He described the FBI as quick and professional and said he doesn’t know what the bureau could have done.

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Earnest’s parents, who are cooperating with investigators, said their sadness “pales in comparison to the grief and anguish our son has caused for so many innocent people.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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