CASTRO’S HOUSE OF HORRORS/NY MINI

INSIDE CASTRO’S HOUSE OF HORRORS: First pictures of the chains and pole kidnapper used to enslave his victims as he is sentenced to life plus 1,000 YEARS for 10 years of torture and rape

  • Ariel Castro sentenced to 1,000 years in prison today in Cleveland
  • Graphic, disturbing pictures shown in court of torture and rape paraphernalia used
  • Court heard Castro would make the girls hold a gun to his head and dare them to shoot him
  • Victim Michelle Knight made an emotional speech to the court and dramatically came face-face with Castro
  • Revealed that Castro wrote in a letter to police, ‘Bottom line, I am a sexual predator’
  • Officer Barbara Johnson testified the girls were very thin, pale and very scared when rescued
  • Michelle Knight launched herself at an officer and said, ‘You saved us, you saved us!’
  • Michelle Knight was emaciated and covered in bruises
  • Detective Harasimchuk also told the court all three girls were vaginally, orally and anally raped throughout their time in captivity

By RACHEL QUIGLEY

PUBLISHED: 08:34 EST, 1 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 EST, 1 August 2013

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382530/Cleveland-kidnap-victim-speak-court-horrific-abuse-Ariel-Castro-sentenced.html#ixzz2akXVkydX
Ariel Castro (center) 53, stands between attorneys Craig Weintraub (left) and Jaye Schlachet as his sentence is read to him by judge Michael J. Russo in the courtroom in Cleveland

Credit: Reuters

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BREAKING NEWS Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:40 PM EDT
Fabrice Tourre, Former Goldman Trader, Is Found Liable in Mortgage Deal

Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader at the center of a toxic mortgage deal sold to investors on the eve of the financial crisis, was found liable on Thursday for civil securities fraud.
Five years after the crisis, he is the only employee of a big American bank to lose a courtroom battle to Wall Street’s top regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission. The S.E.C. took only a handful of employees to court over the crisis, but most cases were settled.
After two of deliberation, the nine-person jury concluded that Mr. Tourre misled investors about the mortgage deal, capping a more than two-week civil trial in one of the most prominent cases involving the 2008 crisis.
Of the seven charges facing Mr. Tourre, the jury found him liable on six.

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http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/former-goldman-trader-is-found-liable-in-mortgage-deal/?emc=edit_na_20130801

BREAKING NEWS Thursday, August 1, 2013 2:31 PM EDT
Italian Court Upholds 1-Year Prison Sentence for Silvio Berlusconi

Italy’s highest court on Thursday definitively confirmed a prison sentence for tax fraud for Silvio Berlusconi, dealing a severe blow to Italy’s most dramatic politician. But it also called for a re-examination of a ban on his holding public office, a compromise that might stave off an imminent collapse of Italy’s left-right coalition government.
The sentence the court confirmed was four years, but it was automatically reduced to one year under a law aimed at combating prison overcrowding.
The decision by the Court of Cassation was the first time Mr. Berlusconi has received a definitive conviction in 20 years of tangles with Italy’s judicial system. In the other cases brought against Mr. Berlusconi over the years — which range from tax evasion to buying judges to embezzlement — he was either acquitted on appeal or the statute of limitations ran out.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/world/europe/ruling-on-berlusconi-case-by-italys-top-court-is-expected.html?emc=edit_na_20130801

BREAKING NEWS Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:59 AM EDT
Russia Grants Snowden 1-Year Asylum

After a month holed up in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking details of surveillance programs, has received temporary refugee status in Russia and left the airport, his lawyer saidThursday.
The movement from the airport’s international transit zone marked a significant change in Mr. Snowden’s status for the first time since he left the United States and began leaking details of the National Security Agency’s surveillance.
The refugee status in Russia marks the first formal support from another government for the 30-year-old leaker, and seems likely to elicit strong objections from the United States.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/world/europe/edward-snowden-russia.html?emc=edit_na_20130801

At Oshkosh, Terrafugia’s flying car finally soars for the public
At the EAA AirVentures air show, Terrafugia’s Transition flying car took to the air and put on quite a show. And then drove away.

Fox News:

NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s lawyer says he has left the transit zone of Moscow’s airport after WikiLeaks reported he successfully acquired refugee status in Russia. Snowden has been holed up in the airport since arriving from Hong Kong on June 23.
More on this story http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/01/snowden-reportedly-leaves-moscow-airport-enters-russia-on-refugee-status/

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Top News
Standard & Poor's building in New York. Industry participants say the agency has once again been moving to capture business by offering Wall Street underwriters higher ratings than other agencies will offer.

DEALBOOK

Banks Find S.&P. More Favorable in Bond Ratings

By NATHANIEL POPPER

Standard and Poor’s has been giving higher ratings than its big rivals to certain mortgage-backed securities, according to an analysis conducted for The Times.

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Senate Panel Presses N.S.A. on Phone Logs

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID E. SANGER

Senators of both parties sharply challenged the collection of records of all domestic phone calls, as the latest leaked N.S.A. document provided new details on the way the agency monitors Web browsing around the world.

Supporters of a higher minimum wage demonstrated outside a McDonald's in Detroit.

A Day’s Strike Seeks to Raise Fast-Food Pay

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE

From New York to several Midwestern cities, thousands of fast-food workers have been holding one-day strikes during peak mealtimes, drawing attention to their demands for much higher wages.

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QUOTATION OF THE DAY

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World
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Despite West’s Efforts, Afghan Youths Cling to Traditional Ways

By AZAM AHMED and HABIB ZAHORI

While Afghan youths cultivate Western values – American jeans and smartphones – they are bound to their society’s conservative ways despite the best efforts of the West.

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Supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, protested his ouster in Rabaa al Adaweya square in Cairo on Wednesday.

Egypt Vows to End Sit-Ins by Supporters of Deposed President

By KAREEM FAHIM and RICK GLADSTONE

An order by the government to security forces to break up the protests aroused fears of a new round of violent clashes.

Via dei Fori Imperiali is a wide, busy artery that passes the Colosseum.

ROME JOURNAL

Road Through Roman History Creates Colossal Headache

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

A plan to ban private vehicles on Via dei Fori Imperiali, a wide, busy artery that passes the Colosseum, has pit the mayor and conservationists against residents and shops.

For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World »

U.S.
East Fremont Street. The number of visitors set a record in 2012, but people spent less per capita, signaling a new caution.

Crowds Return to Las Vegas, but Gamble Less

By ADAM NAGOURNEY

Though tourists have returned, and jobs and construction are up, some fear another bubble and see a fundamental shift away from gambling.

Pfc. Bradley Manning's defense challenged prosecutors to provide firm data.

In Sentencing, U.S. Tries to Prove Harm by Manning

By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN

The government sought a 136-year prison term for Pfc. Bradley Manning, saying his leaks eroded trust among nations and between American soldiers and Afghans.

A parent at a Normandy School District meeting signals his approval for a plan to allow students there to transfer to an accredited district. Normandy has one of Missouri's worst disciplinary rates.

In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools

By JOHN ELIGON

Enacting a state law allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to better ones has been complicated by class, race, geography and social perceptions.

. Photographs  Slide Show: Race Plays a Role in School Transfers in St. Louis
Politics
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, at microphones, on Wednesday, when the House passed the student loan bill 392 to 31.

An Unusual Feat in Congress: Student Loan Bill Breezes On

By JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER

Democrats and Republicans eagerly voted to reset and cap student loan interest rates after a failure last month forced rates to double.

Senator Harry Reid, center left, and President Obama after a meeting on Wednesday with the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Weighing Choice for Fed, Obama Offers His Party a Defense of Summers

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and MARK LANDLER

The president also attended a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, to be followed by a session with party senators.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking on Wednesday at the Pentagon about looming across-the-board spending cuts.

Hagel Gives Dire Assessment of Choices He Expects Cuts to Force on the Pentagon

By THOM SHANKER

Regardless of whether sequester cuts are lifted or reduced, the defense secretary indicated that the Army and Air Force would most likely shrink.

For more political news, go to NYTimes.com/Politics »

Business
The New York Stock Exchange after the Federal Reserve said it would keep its rates unchanged.

U.S. Economy Grew 1.7% During the 2nd Quarter, Topping Forecasts

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and CATHERINE RAMPELL

The Commerce Department reported that the economy, adjusted for inflation, expanded at a better-than-expected annual rate in the April-June quarter.

. Economix: A Not-So-Great Great Recession
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Bond Purchases by Fed Will Continue, at Least for Another Month

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM

The Federal Reserve said its purchase of $85 billion a month in securities would continue, citing the weak pace of growth during the first half of the year.

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The Manhattan skyline at sunrise during the 2003 blackout. New devices may stop future breakdowns.

New Tools for Keeping the Lights On

By MATTHEW L. WALD

New instruments have been installed to try to prevent another huge power failure like the one that cut off electricity for 50 million people in 2003.

For more business news, go to NYTimes.com/Business »

Technology
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New Habits Transform Software

By QUENTIN HARDY

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. Bits Blog: A Shifting Workplace Experience
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By VINDU GOEL

Shares in the company have risen about 34 percent since it announced a surprisingly strong earnings report last week.

. DealBook: Facebook’s I.P.O. Breakthrough
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STATE OF THE ART

Chromecast, Simply and Cheaply, Flings Web Video to TVs

By DAVID POGUE

Using Wi-Fi, the Google Chromecast makes Internet material watchable on a television for $35. Repeat, $35.

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Sports
Alex Rodriguez hopes to rejoin the Yankees on Monday, but a suspension from Major League Baseball could come before that.

Possibilities Are Swirling as Rodriguez Confronts a Race Against Time

By DAVID WALDSTEIN

Alex Rodriguez, close to being able to rejoin the Yankees, is expected to receive a lengthy suspension. But talks are taking place about a possible deal.

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Mets Stand Pat, Play Hard and Fall to the Marlins

By ANDREW KEH

Jenrry Mejia did not match his last outing, but he lasted six innings in a loss for the Mets, who remained inactive as baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline passed.

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ON BASEBALL

At Trading Deadline, Filling a Void Not Yet There

By TYLER KEPNER

The White Sox were eager to trade Jake Peavy. The Red Sox were eager to acquire him. But it took the possible Biogenesis suspensions to make the deal happen.

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Arts
A Feast for the Eyes Leads to One for the Ears

By BEN RATLIFF

The jazz critic Ben Ratliff recalls an introduction to a vast range of music via a book of record jacket designs, “Album Cover Album.”

A rendering of the Culture Shed, a proposed 26-acre arts and events space at Hudson Yards on Manhattan's Far West Side.

City Allots $50 Million to Arts Project Tied to Bloomberg Allies

By ROBIN POGREBIN

Some cultural groups are taken aback by the size of a $50 million New York City ap

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