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William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy and money laundering.,John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an information with racketeering conspiracy.,Charged with racketeering conspiracy: read more

Storley enters Friday’s fight with a 9-0 record, four of those wins coming as a part of Bellator.,Q: You’ve won all four fights you’ve had in Bellator.,I’d say a lot of my success is due to the work ethic that I got while involved in wrestling in high school and college.,Q: How much, if at all, different is it training for a wrestling match than an MMA fight?,Q: What advice would you give to wrestlers who are possibly thinking of a career in MMA?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut mother with her child in a stroller is dead after what appears to be a tragic accident at a Midtown subway station on Monday.,Just before 8 p.m., police responded to a call about an unconscious 22-year-old woman inside of the Seventh Avenue B-D-E subway station in Midtown.,MORE: De Blasio Pledges Crackdown On Growing Homeless Epidemic On City’s Subway Trains

The victim has been identified as Malaysia Goodson of Stamford, Conn.,“I understand that they can’t put elevators and escalators everywhere, it’s just too expensive, but if you can help someone it can go a long way so something like that doesn’t happen,” Frost said.,Only 118 of 472 subway stations across all five boroughs have elevators. read more

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following local students have been named to the University of Vermont dean's list for the fall semester: Erin Varnum, of Dighton and Benjamin Will, of South Dartmouth.,BRISTOL, RI - The following local students have been named to the fall dean's list at Roger Williams University: ASSONET Reese Schader DARTMOUTH Zachary Beaulieu, Olivia Chesney, Logan Desousa, Connor Humason, Meredith Nailor, Jessica Silvia DIGHTON Jacob Ferreira,  Adam Rose FALL RIVER Samantha DaRocha, Alexus Moniz, Monica Pavao, Cheyenne Quintal, Alexi Rebello, Mollie Rigby, Makenzie Rose, Sabrina Sousa SOMERSET Aliscia Carvalho, Hannah Carvalho, Gwenyth Darmody, Lily Fortier, Sydney Murphy, Lauryn Novo, Leia Stone, Nicholas Viveiros.,SWANSEA Karina Barao, Sydney Duquette, Katie Lepage, Alexander McCrae, Andrew Murphy WESTPORT Jacqueline Collins, Preston Duclos, Kady Long, Kayla Martel, Isaac Martin, Nicholas Oliveira, Keyana Pietraszek LITTLE COMPTON Ellie McCarthy TIVERTON Emily Blais, Mitchell Dasilva, Rebecca Farias, Bennett Flanagan, MacKenzie Maitland, Jacqueline Tosi EASTON - The following local students were named to the fall dean's list at Stonehill College: Class of 2019 Olivia Dexter of North Dartmouth, Nathan McShane of Somerset.,BRISTOL, RI — The following local residents were among the students who received their degrees in December as part of Roger Williams University's Class of 2018: Courtney Almeida of Westport, master's degree in criminal justice Sydney Costa of Fall River, bachelor's degree in legal studies Andrea Souza of Tiverton, certificate in paralegal studies WORCESTER — The following students have been named to the dean's list at Becker College for the fall semester: Eric Canto, of Westport, is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing.,FRANKLIN — Dean College announced the following local students have earned a place on the president's list for the fall semester: Nicole Cabral of Westport, Tyler McAloon of Berkley, Brendan Pacheco of Fall River   BOSTON — The following local students have made the dean’s list at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall semester: FALL RIVER Muhammad Hamza Hashmi, Michael Pimentel, Dipesh Tarun Pate, Marc Yokel, Sergio Adriano Monteiro Depina SOMERSET Cecile Rose Pacheco, Cassie Mariah Cordeiro, Zachary T Martin, Philip E Chagnon SWANSEA Ling Jiang, John Manuel Silveira   WEST HAVEN, Ct. — The following students from Somerset were named to the dean's list at the University of New Haven for the fall semester: Cameron Filipe, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, bachelor of science, forensic science Caroline Romano, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, bachelor of science, criminal justice

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Connecticut is poised Wednesday to usher in a successive Democratic top executive, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has been insistent he represents a new beginning for the state.,The successful businessman, who has not previously held elected office beyond a two-year stint on the Greenwich Board of Selectman, has promised he will be different in many ways from fellow Democrat and outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, offering a unique perspective to solving the state’s continued budget woes while providing a new sense of optimism.,(Photo by Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Lamont, who turned 65 last week, will take the oath of office in a 12:30 p.m. ceremony at the Gov. William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford, becoming the state’s 89th governor.,Lamont told reporters he expects to convey a “spirit of optimism” when he speaks at his inauguration and to state lawmakers, hoping to persuade people to believe in Connecticut again.,Lamont is the first Democrat in 142 years to succeed a fellow Democrat for an open governor’s seat in Connecticut. read more

Nearly three dozen Tribune Media television stations, including KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles, went dark Wednesday afternoon on Charter Communications Spectrum pay-TV service after the two companies failed to reach agreement on a new distribution deal.Customers in more than 6 million Charter Spectrum cable TV homes nationwide including 1.5 million in the Los Angeles region were swept up in the latest fee dispute between two major TV companies.,Theyre not being reasonable.Tribune Media has been demanding that Charter pay higher fees for the rights to retransmit the signals of 33 Tribune television stations in Charter Spectrum markets.,They are losing customers to cord-cutting and paying higher and higher fees for programming.Nielson added that Tribunes rates were considerably lower than other TV station owners, such as CBS or Nexstar Media Group Inc., which agreed in December to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion.,An impasse between Verizon Communications Inc. and TV broadcaster Tegna Inc. resulted in an outage Monday of network affiliate stations in Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Va., and Buffalo, N.Y. on Verizon Fios systems.Blackouts in 2018 were down from a record 213 outages in 2017, according to the American Television Alliance, a Washington lobbying group that represents pay-TV operators.The conflict is over so-called retransmission fees the money that cable, satellite TV and telephone companies must pay to broadcast local TV station signals as part of their channel lineups.,Television station owners in 2018 collected a combined $10 billion in such fees, up from $9.3 billion in 2017, according to the alliance.Charter and the Los Angeles Times are collaborating on a news magazine show called L.A. Times Today, which is scheduled to launch in February on Charter's Spectrum News 1 channel.

MANCHESTER, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Christmas cheer seemed to be running low at a mall in Connecticut Wednesday night.,Amid all the gift returns, things got a bit heated at the Buckland Hills Mall.,Police say a fight broke out in front of the mall’s Forever 21 store and spread throughout most of the second floor.,The mall brawl involved upwards of 300 people, most of whom are teenagers.,“I thought the second floor was going to fall down.”

Third year medical students Harris Syed, left, and Florence Lambert, right, from the Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, work with a standardized patient Felicia Michael in the Spratt Center for Simulation and Clinical Learning at Danbury Hospital as part of their training at the hospital.,less

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Charter Communications Spectrum customers could miss out on a holiday tradition: watching KTLA Channel 5s television coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.Charter and Chicago-based Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and 32 other television stations in Charter markets, including San Diego County, have spent the last few days trying to hammer out a new agreement under which Charter can transmit Tribunes station signals.,The two sides have been wrangling over key details of the carriage agreement, including a proposed fee hike by Tribune, with a looming deadline of 9 p.m. PT Monday thats New Years Eve.Without a new pact in place, or an agreement on a short-term extension, Charter would be forced to remove Tribune station signals from its cable lineup just hours before KTLA begins its marathon parade coverage.,2018 has been a bruising year for traditional pay-TV operators with the industry on track to lose 1.1 million customers this year, including more than 200,000 cable TV subscribers from Charter, according to recent estimates from MoffettNathanson Research.Weve offered Spectrum fair market rates for our top-rated local news, live sports and high-quality entertainment programming, and similarly fair rates for our cable network, WGN America, Tribune Media spokesman Gary Weitman said in a statement.,Disney-owned ABC stations in New York and Philadelphia would be included in the outage, however, Disney said this week that negotiations continue in earnest and we remain optimistic that we can reach a deal.In addition, station owner Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. is threatening to go dark on New Years Day on the small Madison, Wisc.-based TDS Telecom, which serves communities in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Oregon unless the companies reach a truce.There have been 137 television blackouts in 2018, including an unresolved and protracted dispute between satellite TV provider Dish Networks and Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications.,Television station owners this year will collect a combined $10 billion in such fees, up from $9.3 billion in 2017, according to the alliance.Retransmission fees have also been the sticking point in the current contract talks between Tribune and Charter, according to people close to the negotiations who were not authorized to comment publicly.The Tribune situation is not the only dispute that Charter is facing.The taxpayer-supported California Public Advocates Office filed a petition late last week to reopen the Public Utility Commissions approval of Charters 2016 takeover of Time Warner Cable, which turned Charter into the largest pay-TV operator in Southern California with about 1.8 million customer homes.The Public Advocates Office alleged in legal papers that Charter has not been forthcoming with information about how many homes in California now have access to internet download speeds of at least 300 megabits per second.