TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to provide medical treatments that help transgender youth transition is unlikely to get a hearing. The proposal from four conservative GOP members of the Kansas House has drawn condemnation from LGBTQ lawmakers and advocates. It is among measures in more than a dozen state legislatures targeting transgender youth in sports or medical treatments for them. Republican House health committee Chair Brenda Landwehr said Thursday that the measure probably will not have a hearing because the panel has too much other work, such as proposals for modernizing the state’s mental health system.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man was sentenced Thursday to 21 to 63 years in prison for conning seven people out of millions of dollars in an elaborate land investment scheme starting in 2008.Paul White had been convicted at Suffolk County court in December of seven counts of grand larceny following a two-month-long trial. White was ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution to his victims.“Instead of investing their money, White spent their money,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “He financed a comfortable lifestyle, including the purchase of a farm for himself in Cleveland County, North Carolina, that he turned into a game reserve and used for hunting.”Prosecutors said the 56-year-old con man claimed to be a financial adviser operating under the name of Professional Investment Advisor Inc., when he promised elderly investors lucrative federal tax benefits in commercial real estate transactions. The victims instead lost their retirement savings, authorities said.Judge James Hudson also sentenced him to 1 and 1/3 to 4 years in prison for his scheme to defraud conviction.
USC interim head coach Frank Cruz is a jokester.Ask him what has caused the Trojan pitching staff’s recent dominance, and says it’s because he took over pitching coach duties. Ask him about junior right fielder Alex Sherrod, who is six for his last 12 with six RBIs, and he’ll tell you to ask the lefty why he can’t hit the ball to the opposite field.Hello Seattle · Junior right fielder Alex Sherrod leads the Trojans, winners of five of their last six contests, against last-place Washington. Sherrod has been instrumental during USC’s mid-season surge, driving in six runs in his last 12 at bats. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan “My last 10 at-bats or so, I’ve hit the ball within like three feet of the foul line,” Sherrod said with a smile. “All my hits have been right down the line; I’ve grounded out to the first baseman a bunch.”Sherrod has spearheaded the Trojans’ (16-20, 6-6) recent run, during which they have won six-of-eight. Today, they look to keep that momentum alive, as they start a three game series at Washington.The Huskies (11-23, 2-7) were picked to finish last in the Pac-10 coming into the season, and are currently tied for last in the conference. USC took two of three from Washington last year, but the Huskies have won four straight over the Trojans in Seattle, including a sweep two years ago.“They always play well at home,” Cruz said. “That field up there is a bit of a different surface. It takes some getting used to.”Though the outfield at Husky Ballpark is natural grass, the infield is made of FieldTurf. Only the mound and home plate area have actual dirt. Given the weather in Seattle, it cuts down on field maintenance, but it also makes for a slightly different game.“It’s a little slower,” Cruz said. “You’ve really gotta spank the ball to hit it through that infield.”The slow infield should help a Trojan pitching staff that has dominated the last two weekends.Junior starter Andrew Triggs went seven strong innings two weeks ago against then-No. 11 Stanford, then dealt six and two-third innings of two-run ball last Friday against Oregon, striking out nine while walking just two.“Triggs is looking a lot more confident,” Cruz said. “Hopefully he’s over that hump, because he was struggling earlier in the year.”Triggs has been overshadowed, however, by the Trojans’ back-end starters. Junior righthander Austin Wood has thrown 14 and one-third innings in his last two starts, allowing just one run while recording 13 strikeouts and four walks.But both Triggs and Wood have been outshined by the Trojans’ final starter, Logan Odom. The senior leads the starting rotation with a 2.80 ERA, good for third-best on the team. In his last four games, he’s posted a 1.71 ERA.“We expect some good pitching on both sides this weekend,” Cruz said. “They’ve got this lefty they’ll throw on Thursday, and we haven’t hit lefties too well this year.”Washington hasn’t hit well against lefties or righties as of late. In its last four Pac-10 games they’ve scored just seven runs, hitting just .195 in that stretch. Including their three and four run “outbursts” in their two Pac-10 wins over Oregon, the Huskies have scored just 20 runs in their nine conference games.
Meghan McCain Whines That She Can’t Attack llhan Omar Because Trump Is Too Racist One officer, identified as Robert Lewis, is heard telling another officer, “At first I thought maybe he shot somebody.”“He did,” says the unidentified officer.“Oh, he did? So he hit the person?” Lewis asks.“In the stomach.”“Shut up,” Lewis says. “Shut up,” he adds again. Watch the disturbing video below:MPR News reports, “Prosecutors at Noor’s trial argued that police on the scene didn’t cooperate with the investigation of Ruszczyk’s death. And some of the most critical conversations from the night weren’t captured by bodycams.”The 33-year-old Somali-American spoke out for the first and only time during the trial, using the same defense many cops who shot and killed unarmed people have used — he was in fear for him and his partner, Matthew Harrity.Noor said he saw a woman in a pink shirt with blond hair outside of his partner’s window, prompting him to yell, “Oh Jesus!” Noor claimed the woman raised her right arm. “I fired one shot,” he said before adding, “My intent was to stop the threat and save my partner’s life.” Bill Cosby Gets Sentenced For His Sexual Assault Conviction Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor who killed an unarmed Australian woman named Justine Damond in July of 2017, was found guilty of third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Now there are more details coming out about that tragic night, including video footage,See Also: Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3 To 10 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault ConvictionBody cam footage that was just released yesterday shows Noor in a panic after shooting Damond. An officer, identified as Officer Jesse Lopez says to Noor, “You alright? Yeah. Just keep to yourself, keep your mouth shut.” Lopez is also being heard telling another officer to turn off the camera inside the cop car. He said he immediately realized he had shot an innocent woman.“I felt like my whole world came crashing down. I couldn’t breathe,” explained Noor who cried on the stand.The Associated Press reported that the prosecution “pounced on that during her cross-examination, asking Noor if he believed ‘concern’ was enough to fire his weapon. Noor said it was when looking at all the circumstances and to protect himself and Harrity from death or great bodily harm. [Prosecutor Amy] Sweasy also attacked Noor for making a quick decision without being able to see Damond’s hands, or whether she was carrying a weapon or a cellphone.”Noor became a police officer in 2016.On the evening of July 15, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., Damond, 40, called 911 to report a possible assault near her house. Harrity and Noor were the officers who arrived on the scene. SEE ALSO:All The Ways Cops Are Still Trying To Cover Up LaQuan McDonald’s ExecutionOutrageous! Figurines Of White Cherub Crushing Head Of Black Angel Removed From Dollar StoreMeet Jogger Joe, The Man Who Took Racist Cue From BBQ Becky In Tossing Homeless Man’s Clothes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMoreShare to EmailEmailEmail Justine Damond , Minneapolis , Mohamed Noor More By NewsOne Staff Gov. Cuomo Slams Mayor Bill De Blasio For The Eric Garner Case But He Also Failed The Family A$AP Rocky Being In A Swedish Prison Will Not Stop Her From Going To The Country That Showed Her ‘So Much Love’ Hennepin County has released the mug shot for Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Justine Damond. | https://t.co/yBNfBvpfLV pic.twitter.com/B0KQ0f4IuJ— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) March 20, 2018The officer’s body cameras weren’t on and there isn’t a video of the shooting. Noor will be sentenced June 7 and is facing over 30 years in prison. He is the first police officer in Minnesota to be convicted of an on-duty shooting.