Kanye West Retains Johnny Depp’s Attorney From Defamation Trial

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Kanye West has hired an attorney in the wake of his recent antisemitic remarks.

TMZ reports Ye is retaining Camille Vasquez, one of the attorneys who helped Johnny Depp in his defamation trail with ex-wife Amber Heard. Vasquez, along with her Los Angeles-based law firm Brown Rudnick, will provide Kanye with legal counsel on a “variety of business matters.”

Ye sparked backlash this month by making harmful and offensive comments on social media and in interviews, including tweeting that he planned to go “death con 3 on Jewish people,” a likely reference to DEFCON 3.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he wrote. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

Twitter subsequently removed his tweet for violating its rules. Ye’s latest Drink Champs episode was taken down shortly after premiering this week; it contained antisemitism and misinformation about the death of George Floyd. An already-taped appearance on LeBron James’ The Shop was scrapped for similar reasons.

On Friday, Balenciaga announced it has no “plans for future projects” with West, as Women’s Wear Daily reported that the Kering-owned fashion house had balenciaga-breaks-up-with-ye-anti-semitic-threats-hate-speech-1235397358/” data-ylk=”slk:cut ties with Ye” class=”link “cut ties with Ye, although a specific reason was not provided.

“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” a Kering rep told the publication.

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High-speed internet coming to areas of Omak, Bridgeport and Coulee Dam after $48 million grant given to tribes | Columbia Basin

This week, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation announced an over $48 million grant it received from the federal government to build broadband internet across the reservation. Construction will happen over the next five years. Fiber will be directly connected to homes on the reservation. If a direction connection to fiber internet isn’t possible, wireless services will be established to with the goal to provide high-speed internet across the entirety of the reservation.

This grant was funded by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with funds that Congress appropriated in the fiscal year 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was enacted in November 2021. Each individual tribal applicant could receive a maximum of $50 million under the NTIA program. The Colville Tribes received the amount that it requested.

Colville Business Council Chairman Jarred-Michael Erickson said today, “A grant of this size is fantastic news for our people. While it won’t fund everything we need by itself, it is certainly a big step forward. I want to thank all our staff who have worked hard to make this possible, including our Information Technology people such as Tiffany Circle,and our grant people like Matthew Pleasants. Our goal is to have a day in the near future when you can access the internet anywhere on the Reservation and get the same quality of connection that you could anywhere in the State of Washington.”

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Insurance companies can’t drop customers in burn areas

FORESTHILL, Calif. — California temporarily banned insurance companies Thursday from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for residents near a 2-week-old blaze that’s become the largest in the state so far this year.

Several days of sporadic rain helped firefighters reach 60% containment on the Mosquito Fire in Sierra foothills about 110 miles northeast of San Francisco. At least 78 homes and other structures have been destroyed since flames broke out Sept. 6 and charred forestland across Placer and El Dorado counties.

Sheriff’s officials in both counties announced Wednesday that they were lifting the last of the evacuation orders that during the fire’s height kept some 11,000 people out of their homes.

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara invoked a law Thursday at protecting homeowners in the wildfire-plagued state who say they are being pushed out of the commercial insurance market.

Lara ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance for one year for Californians who live near one of several major wildfires that have burned across the state in recent weeks.

The Department of Insurance estimates the moratorium will affect policies covering about 236,000 people in portions of Placer, El Dorado and Riverside counties.

“Wildfires are devastating even if you did not lose your home, so it is absolutely critical to give people breathing room after a disaster. This is not the time to be having to search for insurance,” Lara said in a statement.

The law was implemented in 2019, when more than 15 major wildfires burned homes across the state.

Scientists say climate change has made the West warmer and drier over the last three decades and will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive. In the last five years, California has experienced the

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Chinese NGO reveals US violation of human rights

BEIJING — The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) on Tuesday released a report, revealing a series of crimes committed by the United States in the Middle East and surrounding areas that seriously violated international law.

Titled US Commits Serious Crimes of Violating Human Rights in the Middle East and Beyond, the CSHRS report focused on Washington’s systematic violations of human rights, including launching wars, massacring civilians, and damaging the right to life and survival; forced transformation, unilateral sanctions, severe infringement of people’s rights to development, life and health; creating “clash of civilizations” and abusing imprisonment and torture, and violating freedom of religion and human dignity.

It underlined that the United States has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity, arbitrary detention, abuse of torture, torture of prisoners, and indiscriminate unilateral sanctions in the Middle East and surrounding areas.

Facts show that the United States has seriously violated the basic human rights of people in the Middle East and other places, causing permanent damage and irreparable losses to countries and people in the region, the report said.

As the nature of American hegemony and the barbarity, cruelty and perniciousness of its power politics have been completely exposed, people of the world would have a better understanding of the hypocrisy and deception of the American democracy and the American human rights, the report noted.

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America First Legal launches ‘Woke Wagon’ database to reveal ties of Biden admin officials

EXCLUSIVE: A conservative legal group is launching a “Woke Wagon” database of the personnel information of Biden administration employees — in an effort to provide transparency and highlight what they say are the woke and radical ties of many of those working in the administration.

America First Legal is launching the database, which will be a public-facing, searchable trove of resumes and other personnel information of employees in the Biden administration. It is in some ways a mirror version of the Trump Town database launched by ProPublica during the Trump administration.

Gene Hamilton, who worked as a senior Justice Department lawyer in the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital that there is never the same demand for transparency in Democratic administrations as with Republican administrations — and that his group is seeking to change that.

“There are many, many, many, many decisions being made by political appointees in the departments and agencies all across the administration and the American people don’t even really know who these people are,” he said.

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“They didn’t vote for them, they didn’t go through Senate confirmation, and so this is about ensuring that the American people can have the level of transparency and insight into who it is that’s being put into these positions of trust and making the key decisions that are being made across the Biden administration,” he said.

AFL has been filing Freedom of Information Act requests to get documents, including salary information, ethics waivers. It has also sued non-responsive agencies and now has a “critical mass” of information.

The database currently includes hundreds of contacts and documents, and is designed to be easily accessible by journalists, think tanks and regular Americans looking

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Amber Heard’s insurance company seek order not to pay her damages to Johnny Depp | Entertainment

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Amber Heard’s insurance company don’t want to pay her damages to Johnny Depp.

The ‘Aquaman’ actress was ordered to pay her ex-husband $10.35 million in compensatory and punative damages after a jury in Virginia ruled she had defamed him when she wrote an article in 2018 about being a victim of domestic abuse, while she was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, and she was hoping her $1 million liability policy with New York Marine and General Insurance Co. would see her not having to foot the bill.

However, while the policy covers various types of wrongful conduct, including defamation, TMZ noted that under California law – which governs the policy – an insurance company is not liable to pay if the insured party committed wrongful, willful misconduct, and the firm noted that not only did the jury find Amber had committed willful defamation, it was also deemed to be malicious.

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New York Marine are seeking a declaration from the judge that based on the policy and the law, they are not responsible to pay the damages for the ‘Danish Girl’ star.

Amber recently admitted she could understand why people might dismiss her and her ex-husband as “Hollywood brats” for taking their differences to trial, but she claimed there was much more to the case than a former couple airing their dirty laundry in public.

She said: “I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how this has been covered and thinking that this is Hollywood brats at their worst.

“But what people don’t understand is that it is actually so much bigger than that. This is not only about our First Amendment right to speak.”

The 36-year-old star also said she was astounded by the “vitriol” at her on

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Amber Heard’s insurance company doesn’t want to pay her damages to Johnny Depp, Entertainment News

Amber Heard was ordered to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp US$10.35 million (S$14.5 million) in compensatory and punitive damages after a jury in Virginia ruled she had defamed him when she wrote an article in 2018 about being a victim of domestic abuse.

The Aquaman actress was awarded US$2 million in compensatory damages and she was hoping her US$1 million liability policy with New York Marine and General Insurance Co. would see her not having to foot the bill.

However, while the policy covers various types of wrongful conduct, including defamation, TMZ noted that under California law – which governs the policy – an insurance company is not liable to pay if the insured party committed wrongful, willful misconduct, and the firm noted that not only did the jury find Amber had committed wilful defamation, it was also deemed to be malicious.

New York Marine are seeking a declaration from the judge that based on the policy and the law, they are not responsible to pay the damages for Amber.

Amber recently admitted she could understand why people might dismiss her and her ex-husband as “Hollywood brats” for taking their differences to trial, but she claimed there was much more to the case than a former couple airing their dirty laundry in public.

She said: “I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how this has been covered and thinking that this is Hollywood brats at their worst.

“But what people don’t understand is that it is actually so much bigger than that. This is not only about our First Amendment right to speak.”

The 36-year-old star also said she was astounded by the “vitriol” at her on social media, and she went on to claim she saw Johnny’s fans lining the streets outside the courtroom

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Ohio’s new fireworks law is now in effect; These local communities have banned them

Ohio’s new fireworks law is now in effect and Ohioans can set off consumer fireworks on several holidays throughout the year like New Year’s Eve, Labor Day Weekend and this Fourth of July Weekend.

Fireworks in Ohio: Many confused about what you can and can’t do this Fourth of July under new law

At least nine Miami Valley communities have already banned private use” class=”link “banned private use.

This includes the city ​​of Daytonwhich banned them last year.

Other communities that have banned private use of fireworks include Beavercreek, Xenia, Trotwood, Kettering, Germantown, Oakwood, Kettering and Vandalia.

The city of Springfield reminded residents Tuesday that setting off private fireworks remains prohibited.

Ohio’s new firework law goes into effect; How police plan to enforce it

“When you get out into urban areas such as Dayton, you have a lot of people living a lot closer together than you say your rural townships or out into the country and fireworks effects can be a lot more pronounced in that setting,” Major Jason Hall with Dayton Police Department said.

Hall said firework complaints get on their radar when people call 911 and when their officers are out on patrol.

He said his department will ticket people illegally setting off fireworks, but that’s not what they ultimately want to do.

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“We’re looking to gain voluntary compliance with this ordinance, our goal is not to go out there and cite people but it is to have people voluntarily comply to provide for the safety and well-being of the community,” Hall said.

But some think the ban isn’t going to prevent people from setting off fireworks.

“Eventually people are going to find a way around it anyway, they’re going

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