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Long Island man who strangled neighbor’s pit bull faces animal cruelty charge

A Long Island man has been charged with animal cruelty in the choking death of Rex, a neighbor’s pet pit bull.

Toquoc Huynh appeared in front of a judge Thursday in a courtroom packed with pit bull lovers wearing t-shirts that said, “Justice for Rex,” according to reports.

“He choked him out, suffocated him and threw him to the ground,” Rex’s owner Dominic Primerano said of Huynh, according to WNBC-TV.

Huynh pleaded not guilty and said he choked Rex to get him to stop biting another neighbor’s golden doodle named Quincy.

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Rex with his owners Elana Greenfield and Dominic Primerano (Facebook)

Rex was killed in July in Hauppauge, L.I., after a scuffle with two unleashed dogs, Huynh’s Shih Tzu and the golden doodle, the station reported.

Huynh left the courtroom to taunts of “murderer” and “animal killer,” according to The New York Times.

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He had no comment for reporters, the paper reported.

Huynh told police in a written statement that he choked Rex to get him to stop biting the golden doodle, the paper reported.

“Rex stopped biting Quincy, but I kept choking Rex so he wouldn’t bite me and told the owner of Rex to get a leash,” Huynh wrote.

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Online petitions asking prosecutors to upgrade the charges against Huynh have received more than 330,000 signatures, the Times reported.

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Body wrapped in carpet found outside New York City Starbucks, police say

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The New York City Police Department is investigating after a man’s body was found rolled up in a carpet, just his feet sticking out, on a Manhattan sidewalk.

A pedestrian called police after spotting the carpet and exposed feet outside a Starbucks on 145th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem about 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to investigators.

Police told Fox News the body was also wrapped in cardboard.

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The man, who has not yet been identified, appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, police said, adding that he was fully clothed and may have sustained wounds to his head.

Police told Fox News it is unknown how long the body had been outside the coffee shop or how it got there.

WABC-TV reported that a red shopping cart located nearby is of interest, adding that investigators believe it may have been used to carry the body to the spot where it was dumped.

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The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said they will be examining surveillance video of the area.

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NYPD cops chase pot smokers, find kidnapped man beaten, bound in store basement

A man was found beaten and bound in the basement of a Bronx bodega when two cops who were chasing separate suspects entered the cellar early Wednesday morning, police said.

The cops ran into the bodega on Bussing Avenue near Digney Avenue in Wakefield at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday while they were chasing two suspects who had been smoking pot on a nearby street corner, authorities said.

While they were searching for the suspects in the store, an employee let them into the basement, where they discovered the kidnapped 49-year-old, cops said.

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The officers freed the man, who then told them he had been kidnapped three days prior by four people on a Bronx street corner, police said.

The victim — who sources said has a lengthy arrest record — said the four suspects forced him into a car near East 234 Street and White Plains Road in Wakefield at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, cops said.

They then drove him to the deli, brought him to the basement, beat him and chained him to a pole, he told police.

Cops arrested the owner of the deli, 49-year-old Orinthia Gifford, and charged her with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment for her role in the caper, authorities said.

Gifford’s 26-year-old daughter, who did not give her name, said Wednesday night she was shocked to hear about her mother’s kidnapping arrest, but knew her mother had been involved with “fugitives.”

“I know she got caught up with something to do with some fugitives. They chased them in here and I guess since she’s the owner, they took her in,” she said.

Police believe the kidnapped man knew all of the suspects who abducted him, authorities said. They were investigating if the kidnapping was connected to a drug-dealing operation, sources said.

Investigators identified the store employee who let the police into the basement as 35-year-old Richard Millwood. He is wanted in connection to the kidnapping.

He’s about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds and was last seen wearing all black, cops said.

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Police do not have photographs of the other suspects, but are still searching for them.

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NYPD cops chase pot smokers, find kidnapped man beaten, bound in store basement

A man was found beaten and bound in the basement of a Bronx bodega when two cops who were chasing separate suspects entered the cellar early Wednesday morning, police said.

The cops ran into the bodega on Bussing Avenue near Digney Avenue in Wakefield at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday while they were chasing two suspects who had been smoking pot on a nearby street corner, authorities said.

While they were searching for the suspects in the store, an employee let them into the basement, where they discovered the kidnapped 49-year-old, cops said.

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The officers freed the man, who then told them he had been kidnapped three days prior by four people on a Bronx street corner, police said.

The victim — who sources said has a lengthy arrest record — said the four suspects forced him into a car near East 234 Street and White Plains Road in Wakefield at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, cops said.

They then drove him to the deli, brought him to the basement, beat him and chained him to a pole, he told police.

Cops arrested the owner of the deli, 49-year-old Orinthia Gifford, and charged her with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment for her role in the caper, authorities said.

Gifford’s 26-year-old daughter, who did not give her name, said Wednesday night she was shocked to hear about her mother’s kidnapping arrest, but knew her mother had been involved with “fugitives.”

“I know she got caught up with something to do with some fugitives. They chased them in here and I guess since she’s the owner, they took her in,” she said.

Police believe the kidnapped man knew all of the suspects who abducted him, authorities said. They were investigating if the kidnapping was connected to a drug-dealing operation, sources said.

Investigators identified the store employee who let the police into the basement as 35-year-old Richard Millwood. He is wanted in connection to the kidnapping.

He’s about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds and was last seen wearing all black, cops said.

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Police do not have photographs of the other suspects, but are still searching for them.

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Jeb Bush shames ‘irate passengers’ complaining about airport security on 9/11

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush expressed disbelief Wednesday after witnessing two incidents of travelers getting angry about security measures at an airport — on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

“I am flying today and have seen two incidences where irate passengers are challenging basic security measures,” Bush tweeted. “On September 11. Amazing. I appreciate the patience and professionalism of American Airlines personnel.”

Bush – who made a White House run in 2016 – is the younger brother of George W. Bush, who was president during 9/11 when Al Qaeda terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people after hijacking three airplanes and flying them into the World Trade Center complex in New York City and the Pentagon, outside of Washington, D.C. Another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was also hijacked but crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers thwarted the terrorists’ attempts to steer the plane to Washington.

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Since the 9/11 attacks, security at airports across the nation has remained heightened and a number of additional measures were implemented.

One of the biggest changes post-9/11 was the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, which came into being when Congress passed a law creating the security organization only a few months after the attack. Before 9/11, airport security was generally handled by private security companies.

One of the main tasks of TSA agents is to inspect travelers and their luggage for weapons, explosive devices and any other banned substances before they head to their gate. This is why – unless a person has TSA PreCheck – travelers have to take off jackets, hats, shoes and belts, and empty their pockets before passing through body-scanning devices.

Along with the routine screening measures, some travelers, especially those on watchlists or who fit a certain profile, are selected for additional screening measures by TSA officials.

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The agency also regulates what travelers can carry on planes with items like knives, box cutters, darts, baseball bats and scissors now banned. The TSA further limits the amount of liquid travelers can take through security.

The 9/11 attacks saw changes inside the airplane too, with cockpits being sealed and locked to prevent passengers from entering and an increase of air marshals on flights.

While all the extra security has forced travelers to arrive at airports much earlier than before the attacks – with it being recommended that travelers show up three hours before their flight when traveling international – it has also been credited with preventing a similar type of attack to the one witnessed 18 years ago.

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Man who lost wife in 9/11 recalls fight to help survivors and victims in her honor

The roar of a plane flying low over his downtown Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, Sept.11, 2001, sent chills through Charles Wolf.

“I knew in that fraction of a second it was a twin-engine jet going full-throttle. I ran out onto the balcony which faced north – and it was dead silent,” Wolf, 65, told Fox News. “I stepped back through the sliding glass door, and all I heard was ‘Ka-boom.’ Then someone on the street said, ‘Oh my God, a plane has gone into the World Trade Center,’ and I yelled back, ‘Are you kidding me? My wife works there.’”

The days that followed passed in an agonizing blur for the musician, pilot, and businessman. Every time the phone rang, his heart leaped into his throat, and he scrambled in anticipation. But Friday came, and there was still no word from his bride, Katherine.

“I decided I need to help myself, so I decided to go to the barber and for a manicure. I’m a wreck,” Wolf remembered. “He couldn’t take me for a haircut, so I ran out the door without my umbrella. I could not speak my name.”

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Katherine Wolf worked for financial strategy firm Marsh & McLennan, located on the 97th floor of Tower One, the North Tower. She had been on the job just two weeks. A few days earlier, her boss asked if she would mind starting at 8.30 am instead of nine – putting her right in the terrorists’ flight path.

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Katherine Wolf, right, a victim of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, in Manhattan, New York.  (Charles Wolf)

That Friday afternoon, Wolf impulsively ran from his barber and over to the firm’s midtown office. He was quickly escorted to a meeting where other anguished co-workers, loved ones and friends of missing employees were passing a microphone around and asking desperate questions. He found the answer.

“Finally, someone asks what the highest floor anybody got out of was? And then the magic words,” Wolf recounted, adding that an executive had informed them that regardless of media reports, he had checked with other companies and nobody above the 91st floor had been found alive. “When I heard that, I said she is gone. She is gone.”

There was an odd comfort Wolf felt in facing such a painful truth. Out-of-turn, he stood back up to face the sea of strange and sobbing faces before him.

“So, I stood up… I don’t know where this came from, but I wanted to say something positive. I said, ‘As far as I am concerned, our people were vaporized.’ Everyone gasped, like a Greek chorus,” Wolf went on. “And I said, ‘Furthermore, we need to thank God that our people didn’t need to make the decision to stay there and burn, or to jump.’ And I sat down.”

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Cars smoulder in the street as the destroyed World Trade Center burns in New York on September 11, 2001. Two hijacked commercial planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center causing both 110-story landmarks to collapse in thunderous clouds of fire and smoke. REUTERS/Peter Morgan

Gradually, others deep in shock and sadness approached Wolf with questions. In those moments, he said, he went from grieving to offering comfort. It also marked the beginning of a protracted journey – one that would last almost 18 years – to ensure suffering families were adequately taken care of by the federal government.

In the ensuing months, with the smoke of the twin towers fading into memory, Wolf learned that some 2,200 men and 600 women were in the buildings, prompting a critical question. The imbalance indicated hundreds of widows were out there, left to care for their families.

“Who is left over? The women. What are the women going to be doing? Taking care of the family, that is their priority. The kids,” Wolf asserted. “They aren’t going to be focusing on the financial aspect of things. I said, ‘I am going to do this for the widows because they are going to wake up four or five years later and say, ‘Why didn’t we do something?” I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I did it. I said the press is going to be my megaphone.”

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, otherwise known as the VCF, had just been established to provide financial support “for any individual or a personal representative of a deceased individual who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist-related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001 or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes.”

At the time, Wolf recounted, the process for seeking financial compensation was wrapped up in a web of red-tape and political posturing. Some in the media were conflating charity with victim compensation, he noted, and groups were even accusing women of being “greedy grieving widows.” In June 2002, he took it upon himself to create www.fixthefund.org as an advocacy organization to “fix the problems in the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund of 2001” and assist others in wading through “the mess.”

“The first incarnation (of the fund) had a two-year limit for application but no monetary limit, Congress had to appropriate the money. The second time, they did put a time limit on it and a monetary limit,” Wolf said. “As we all know, cancer has a gestation period, and then the cancer started coming like a roar.”

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Smoke rises from the burning twin towers of the World Trade Center after hijacked planes crashed into the towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP)

The passage of time has brought thousands more victims, as first responders continue to be stricken by cancer and respiratory diseases. The attacks unleashed dangerous chemicals into the Manhattan air – asbestos, dioxins, and all kinds of carcinogenic materials.

First responders today are also afflicted by other illnesses, including heart problems.

According to a study conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week, a “significant association” has been detected between New York City firefighters who dashed into the burning building and an increased risk of long-term cardiovascular disease.

Medical researchers noted that those firefighters have a 44 percent higher chance of a cardiovascular ailment than even those who arrived at the scene the following day. Such risks range from a heart attack and coronary artery surgery to angina and angioplasty.

Analysts now expect that those who have died and will continue to die as a result of exposure to toxins in the attack aftermath may well outnumber the nearly 3,000 who were killed in the towers that morning.

JON STEWART: 9/11 VICTIMS ARE ‘AT THE END OF THEIR ROPE’ SEEKING HELP FROM CONGRESS

The road for relentless advocates like Wolf was a rough one. After fighting for funds the first time, the second reiteration of the bill to help victims and families was re-authorized in late 2010 with $4.2 billion sidelined for survivors and the mandate that it required re-authorization in 2015. After a political melee, the legislation was extended for another five years.

But by early this year, the fund was falling. The money and limitation were slated to run out. Following an intense and emotional campaign – fronted by Jon Stewart this summer – lawmakers signed on to make sure that those in need won’t be neglected.

In late July, President Trump signed the “Never Forget the Heroes” bill that permanently re-authorized the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. The act extended the VCF’s claim filing deadline from December 18, 2020, to October 1, 2090, and “appropriates such funds as may be necessary to pay all approved claims.”

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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wolf’s website now reads, “The Fund is Fixed!” It was a monetary triumph but it was also a moral victory, and an endeavor Wolf knows would have made his late wife “very happy.”

More than 51,000 victims have applied to the fund, and more than $5.5 billion has been extended to those suffering. Wolf encouraged others to come forward.

“A lot of people, the rescue workers, they are tough people. They pull themselves up by the straps, tough people. Real salt-of-the-earth,” Wolf said. “They don’t like to ask for help, which is very admirable. But this is something they did in the service of their country. Inquire, ask if you have any doubt whatsoever.”

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For Wolf, helping others keeps alive the memories of Katherine, whom he met in a church basement thirteen years earlier.

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Katherine Wolf died in the North Tower on September 11, 2001 (Courtesy Charles Wolf)

“When you move on, it doesn’t mean you have forgotten. When you move on, it doesn’t mean you don’t love the person you lost. It’s that time of the year when the emotions can get very raw again,” Wolf said. “One thing that really helped was when the new One World Trade Center peeked its head up from behind the buildings.”

It was a symbol of letting go but remembering at the same time.

“Repair and restoration,” Wolf added. “That is a big part of what I have been about for the past 18 years.”

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Rafael Nadal wins 4th US Open title, defeating Daniil Medvedev

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Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday.

This one was not easy for the second-seeded Nadal. Not at all. That’s because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal.

Medvedev broke in the last game of each of the next two sets to force a fifth. But his attempt to become the first man since 1949 to win a U.S. Open final after trailing by two sets to none came up just short.

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Nadal broke to lead 3-2 in the fifth and again for 5-2. But he failed to serve out the victory there, double-faulting on break point, then couldn’t convert two match points at 5-3.

At 5-4, Nadal saved a break point, and finally converted his third championship point to earn his fourth trophy at Flushing Meadows.

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Add that to 12 at the French Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open, and Nadal is now only one major trophy behind Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis history.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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Bianca Andreescu defeats Serena Williams in US Open final for first major title

This time, there was no controversy.

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title was denied in Saturday’s U.S. Open final by a much younger opponent.

This time, it was 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu who won her first major title, defeating the 37-year-old Williams 6-3, 7-5.

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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after scoring a point against Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Andreescu appeared to be cruising to a routine straight-sets win before Williams fought off a match point at 5-1 in the second set, then ripped off the next five games to make Andreescu earn the title in front of a partisan, pro-Williams crowd in Flushing Meadows.

Andreescu stopped the bleeding with a service hold to go ahead 6-5, then broke Williams’ serve to clinch the victory.

The final was hard-fought, but was blessedly free of incidents like the dispute between Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos that marred her 2018 final loss to Naomi Osaka.

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Serena Williams goes for record-tying 24th Grand Slam at US Open final against Bianca Andreescu

Serena Williams hits the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium Saturday in her latest bid to capture another historic record with her U.S. Open finals matchup against Canadian Bianca Andreescu.

If she wins, the 37-year-old will nab her 24th Grand Slam singles title, tying the legendary Margaret Smith Court, the current record holder. The victory would also give Williams the most U.S. Open singles titles (seven) and most U.S. Open match victories at Flushing Meadows (101).

She would also join a list of three other female tennis icons — Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, and Kim Clijsters — who won a Grand Slam singles title after becoming a mother.

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“It’s cool that I’ve been in more finals than anyone on tour after being pregnant. That’s kind of awesome,” Williams said ahead of the match. “It’s not easy to go through what I did and come back — and so fast. To keep playing, to also not be 20 years old — yeah, I’m pretty proud of myself.”

Williams, who is ranked eighth in the world, has looked strong the past two matches, defeating Qiang Wang in the quarterfinals before taking out Elina Svitloina 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals. In fact, she’s only dropped one set in the entire tournament — against up-and-coming American Caty McNally in the second round.

The tennis superstar is also attempting to win the U.S. Open a year after losing to Naomi Osaka in last year’s finals, a game that had its share of penalties and controversy.

When she was asked about last year’s final, Williams said: “It hasn’t really crossed my mind.”

At 19, Andreescu is 18 years younger than Williams and wasn’t even born when the American won her first Grand Slam in 1999 at the U.S. Open. This will be the biggest age gap in a women’s Grand Slam singles final in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The 15th-ranked Canadian is playing in her fourth Grand Slam but had never made it past the second round at the U.S. Open. She’s only lost two sets this tournament and won her previous matchup against Williams, who retired with a back injury in last month’s Rogers Cup.

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“It feels pretty good because you never know what can happen in a match. I’m trying not to take anything for granted right now. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing,” said Andreescu.

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Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andreescu has won 12 consecutive matches on summer hardcourts and hasn’t lost a completed match since March.

“It’s just surreal. I really don’t know what to say,” said Andreescu after defeating Belinda Bencic in the semifinals on Thursday.  “It’s a dream come true playing against Serena in the final of the U.S. Open. Hopefully, I can just keep the momentum going for the final.”

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Williams praised her opponent ahead of the match.

“She’s a great player,” she said. “She mixes things up. You never know what is going to come from her. She serves well, moves well, has a ton of power. She’s very exciting to watch. It’s good. I think it’s great for women’s tennis.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Judge allows consolidation of charges against Harvey Weinstein

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New York City judge on Friday approved a motion by prosecutors to consolidate the charges in the criminal trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Judge James Burke granted the motion in order to “simplify the issues at trial.” Weinstein will now face two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual act, one count of first-degree rape and one count of third-degree rape.

In granting the motion, Burke allowed prosecutors to merge two indictments against the former Miramax chief and drop two older sexual assault charges against Weinstein and replace them with new ones introduced last month.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO NEW INDICTMENT AS JUDGE SCOLDS HIM FOR TAKING OUT HIS CELL PHONE

Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Aug. 26 to two new charges that allege he raped “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra in 1993.

Prosecutors said the new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for Sciorra to testify against Weinstein at trial, which is set to begin Jan. 6.

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Weinstein’s case involves allegations from several women. He has denied all accusations of nonconsensual sex.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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