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28 Jun 2017 02:20 AM EST

The Jury selection in the New York trial of "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli has entered its third day after some potential jurors said they could not be fair to a man who gained notoriety by raising the price of a life-saving drug more than 5,000 percent.U.S. prosecutors have accused Shkreli, of running a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran.Shkreli has pleaded not guilty to charges of securities and wire fraud.The difficulty of finding a jury became apparent onthe first day with potential jurors variously describing Shkreli as "evil" and a "snake." More jurors cited the length of the trial, expected to last up to six weeks, as a hardship.

27 June, 2017
Kelly Osbourne and Leslie Jones Tweet Customer Service Nightmares with Starbucks and Ritz-Carlton

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Starbucks storefront at W 27th St. & 6th Ave. in NYC (Image Source: Kelly Osbourne Twitter) Celebrities are no different than the rest of us—they, too, have customer service nightmares. Kelly Osbourne and Leslie Jones tweeted recently about... Read more

16 June, 2017
New York Governor Says Amtrak Should Pay For Penn Station Disruption

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that Amtrak should pay for changes the state must make to accommodate repairs this summer at Pennsylvania Station, the country's busiest train hub. Amtrak's push to repair its Penn Station infrastructure from July 10 through Sept. 1 will take... Read more

15 June, 2017
Man Shot In Ankle After Argument Near NYC's Barclay Center

On Wednesday, police have said that a man has been shot in the ankle near the Barclays Center in New York City after an argument. Police said the shooting on Wednesday happened outside a shopping center across the street from the Brooklyn arena. The center is home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets... Read more

9 June, 2017
NY Court Rules Chimpanzees Are Not People

On Thursday, a New York state appeals court unanimously concluded that chimpanzees do not deserve the same rights as people. The 5-0 decision is the latest defeat for the Nonhuman Rights Project in their long debate over whether caged chimpanzees are actually legal "persons" entitled like humans... Read more

6 June, 2017
New York City May Restrict Sex Shops

On Tuesday, New York's highest court has ruled to enforce a 2001 law to reduce the number of bookshops and video stores that offer sexual content. The unanimous decision by the state Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling to stop the increasing spread of "adult" establishments. Judge... Read more

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