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'St Andrew of COVID is milking his 15 minutes': Former Cuomo aide writes blistering attack calling him a 'snarling dog' who is lapping up the limelight of the crisis

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Alexis Grenell used to work as Cuomo's deputy director of intergovernmental affairs when he was New York's Attorney General A former Cuomo aide has written a blistering attack on the New York Governor, calling him 'St Andrew of COVID' and claiming he is lapping up the limelight at a time when the entire world is in crisis. Alexis Grenell used to work as Cuomo's deputy director of intergovernmental affairs when he was New York's Attorney General.  In an article published by The Nation on Friday, she said that while he'd 'undeniably' shown good leadership at the start of the year, he has since descended into being snarky and argumentative. She used his recent outburst at journalists who had asked him if schools would be open the next day as an example, calling it the kind of 'tantrum' he was known for throwing before the pandemic turned him into a hero.   'Cuomo undeniably offered a vision of competent, humane government at the height of th

America's first black cardinal hopes to have a 'positive' relationship with Catholic Joe Biden despite disagreeing on abortion - after blasting Trump for tear gassing protesters to pose with a Bible outside a church

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The Catholic Archbishop of Washington DC says he hopes to have a positive relationship with President-elect Joe Biden.   Wilton Gregory - who has just been nominated by Pope Francis to become America's first black cardinal - made the remarks from Rome, where he is currently quarantining ahead of his meeting with the Pope.  'I want to begin whatever conversations ensue in a positive vein, rather than in an adversarial mode,' Gregory told CBS This Morning on Friday.  Biden will be the country's second Catholic president, and the first in more than half a century. John F. Kennedy, who served as Commander-in-chief from 1960 until his assassination in 1963, has been the only Catholic to hold America's highest office.  The President-elect is a devout Catholic, who attends Mass each Sunday and frequently references his faith in his public speeches and interviews.  Gregory says that while he and Biden may disagree on some fundamental issues - including abortion - he hopes t

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Eric Clapton is roasted on Twitter for releasing song with Van Morrison that slams COVID-19 lockdowns - after the singer called the government 'fascist bullies'

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Music legends Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have been slammed on Twitter for joining forces to record a new song that is critical of COVID-19 lockdowns. Morrison, 75, revealed on Friday that he had collaborated with the legendary guitarist, also 75, for the new track titled 'Stand and Deliver' that is due to be released on December 4. Clapton - who is the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times - recorded the song but it was written by Morrison.  Morrison has been highly critical of the lockdowns imposed across the world in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.  Music legends Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have been slammed on Twitter for joining forces to record a new song that is critical of COVID-19 lockdowns. The pair, both 75, are pictured above performing in London in March before coronavirus restrictions were enforced He has previously released three other songs as part of his anti-lockdown crusade that, in particular, protests the me

Moment 18-year-old mom throws her newborn into a canal in Guatemala because she 'didn't want him' and feared the baby would ruin her relationship with her boyfriend of four months

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A teenage mother has been caught on surveillance video tossing her newborn son into a canal because she 'did not want him'. Alexia López, 18, was seen on camera throwing her three-day old son into the waterway in Huehuetango, Guatemala, on Saturday night as her 28-year-old boyfriend Jose Clemente looked on. Unaware of the crime, several motorists drove past López and Clemente before the pair turned around and walked down the road. Alexia López said she threw her three-day old baby boy into a canal in Guatemala on Saturday because she did not want him and because her boyfriend Jose Clemente family would not have approved of his relationship with her since he was not the father of the newborn. López was arrested after confessing to the crime Tuesday but was released hours later because the police said they did not have evidence to charge her José Clemente watches as his girlfriend Alexia López tosses her son into a canal in Guatemala on Saturday, just three days after she had

Sex attacker, 18, who forced a woman into a sex act in a cemetery is jailed for eight years for three separate assaults

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A teenage sex attacker who launched three terrifyingly violent sex attacks on young women attacked the second and third victims while on the police's radar. Oliver Luke, 18, who wept as he was sentenced, strangled the women and forced them into sex acts both in private and at public areas such as a St Austell cemetery and the grounds of Camborne Conservative Club. Luke, of Loscombe Lane in Four Lanes near Redruth, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by penetration, sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.  Oliver Luke , 18, launched three terrifyingly violent sex attacks on young women attacked the second and third victims while on the police's radar Prosecuting the case, Peter Coumbe, described how in October last year the first victim, in her mid-20s, was at her home with friends, one of who invited Luke. The victim and Luke didn't know each other but when friends left it was just her and Luke in the

Jeremy Corbyn claims Keir Starmer reneged on deal to re-admit him to Labour party after anti-Semitism row... and he plans to prove it in upcoming legal case

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Jeremy Corbyn will try to prove that his successor as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer went back on a private deal to readmit him to the party in a forthcoming legal case. The former leader will attempt to establish that staff from Sir Keir's office attended private meetings where an agreement was discussed.  Mr Corbyn was suspended from the party after claiming the scale of Labour anti-Semitism under his leadership was 'dramatically overstated'. Jeremy Corbyn (pictured right) will try to prove that his successor as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer went back on a private deal to readmit him to the party in a legal case In the wake of the decision, he published a statement to 'clarify' his response to an Equality and Human Rights Commission report that found the party discriminated against Jewish people. However, Sir Keir continued to withhold the whip and Mr Corbyn – who was leader from 2015 to this year – now sits as an independent MP.  Sources close to Sir Keir dispu

Cops hunt porch pirate dressed as an Amazon delivery driver who is stealing packages from outside homes in Virginia

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Police in Virginia are searching for information on a man who poses as an Amazon delivery driver to steal packages left unattended in front of houses.  The unidentified thief hit a home on Cary Street Road in Richmond just before 11am on Tuesday, leaving a package he brought with him before swiping the three unattended boxes already on the porch.  He is seen in grabs of surveillance footage released by the Richmond Police Department wearing a uniform with an arrow on the shoulder which is similar to that seen on Amazon vans.  Yet once he'd picked up the boxes, he returned to a waiting four-door blue sedan with no Amazon delivery truck in sight.  Cops are looking to identify this man seen posing as an Amazon delivery driver so he can steal unattended packages from the front porches of homes in Richmond, Virginia The man picks up the packages and then returns to this blue four-door sedan The thief placed the packages in the back seat of the car, which cops believe to be a Nissan Sent

'The city itself was pretty wild': An inside look at the glamour and grunge of New York City's thriving music scene in the 1970s and '80s from CBGB to Danceteria where the Rolling Stones, Ramones and Blondie performed and partied

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Punk and poet Patti Smith embracing photographer Robert Mapplethorpe at hot spot Max's Kansas City in 1978. The Rolling Stones relaxing with drinks – a bottle for Keith Richards – at DJ-driven Danceteria in 1980. The Ramones and Richard Hell performing at punk playground CBGB in 1977.  New York City was a hive of artistic endeavors in the 1970s and '80s that buzzed throughout its vibrant nightlife where celebrities, glitterati and hopefuls performed and played at chic clubs and Downtown dives where decadence and drugs were plentiful.  And photographer Allan Tannenbaum was there to chronicle it all. 'There was a lot of creative energy,' he told DailyMail.com. 'It was glowing.' A New Jersey native, Tannenbaum said he wasn't crazy about the city in the 1960s. 'It was ugly and dirty. In the '70s, it wasn't much better. It was very gritty.'  It was a stormy decade for the Big Apple, which at one point was on the brink of bankruptcy. Services were

'He was protecting his family': Tragedy as the body of a 16-year-old boy is recovered after he saved his cousin's life while swimming with friends in rough conditions

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Matiyas Bekuretsion disappeared after going swimming at Scarborough Beach The body of a 16-year-old boy who went missing after he heroically rescued his cousin while swimming in rough conditions has been recovered.  Matiyas Bekuretsion vanished while swimming with three friends in rough conditions at Scarborough Beach in Perth about 8pm on Monday. His body was discovered on Wednesday after a member of the public reported a body washed up at a beach in Trigg.  DNA testing had to be conducted to confirm it was Matiyas, police said, so it wasn't announced until Friday. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.  Matiyas, who was not a strong swimmer, hoisted his 19-year-old cousin to safety when he noticed the current was beginning to get rough. But moments later he disappeared himself, and has not resurfaced. 'Matiyas was a hero and his last breath was him fighting to save somebody else,' his cousin Nahom previously told The West Australian.  'It was honourable, (he