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Genoa Bridge Collapse: 3 Arrested in Probe

Authorities in Genoa on Wednesday handed down warrants for the arrest of several top managers at the company tasked with overseeing a bridge that collapsed in the city in 2018 killing 43 people, the clearest attempt yet to hold the company’s leadership accountable for the tragedy.

Prosecutors issued warrants for the former chief executive officer and other officials at the motorway operator, Autostrade per l’Italia, which managed the Morandi Bridge, in a probe into highway neglect.

Giovanni Castellucci, the former C.E.O. of Atlantia, of which Autostrade per l’Italia is a subsidiary, Michele Donferri Mitelli, the former general director of maintenance for the company, and Paolo Berti, its chief operations and maintenance officer, were all placed under house arrest.

The decision was welcomed by the families of the victims, who have waited for years for someone to be held accountable.

“It is an extremely important day,” Egle Possetti, the head of

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Britney Spears Is ‘Afraid of Her Father,’ Will Not Perform Under His Conservatorship, Lawyer Says

Britney Spears has lost her bid to oust her father, James Spears, as the conservator of her estate—and the singer’s lawyer now says she will not perform as long as he remains in the position because she is afraid of him.



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On Tuesday Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend Spears, widely known as “Jamie,” from the position he’s held for the past 12 years. But she will consider future petitions for his suspension or removal from the position, according to the Associated Press, and she also granted the singer’s request that the Bessemer Trust, a corporate fiduciary, be named a co-conservator.

The hearing was conducted by phone and videoconference, the Los Angeles Times reports; the singer herself was absent but both of her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, were present.

Per the AP Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III

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Kristin Chenoweth Feared Her Boyfriend Would Dump Her Amid Pandemic

Quarantine troubles? Kristin Chenoweth revealed that in the beginning stages of the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns she feared her boyfriend, Josh Bryant, might end their relationship.

“I think I maybe had a crying moment,” Chenoweth, 52, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, November 11, reflecting on her freak-out. “And I said, ‘Are you ever going to? Are you going to break up with me?’ Because, you know, we were together 24/7.”

The Candy Land host noted that fear of the relationship ending came after seven weeks of quarantining with the guitarist in New York City.

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“That is really a testament to our relationship,” she explained. “He just held my hand. I think I held his at different times, and we were there for each other. That’s really what it’s about.”

The Broadway star revealed that the pair have kept up with their date

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How Traders Improve Tax Savings With Year-End Strategies

Year-end tax planning for traders varies based on eligibility for trader tax status (TTS) in 2020 and 2021. There are different strategies to consider for investors, TTS traders using the capital gains method, and TTS traders using Section 475 MTM ordinary gain and loss treatment. TTS traders operate as sole proprietors, spousal LLC/partnerships, or LLC/S-Corps.

Investors

The 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act (TCJA) suspended investment fees and expenses for investors, and the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act did not change that. After TCJA, the only itemized deductions for investors are margin interest expense limited to investment income and stock borrow fees. TCJA roughly-doubled the standard deduction, and with an inflation adjustment for 2020, it’s $24,800 married, $12,400 single, and $18,650 head of household. TCJA’s $10,000 cap on state and local taxes (SALT) leads many taxpayers to use the standard deduction.

TTS traders

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Sinead O’Connor reveals she’s entered rehab for trauma and addiction: ‘Now recovery starts’

She shared the news on her personal Twitter account.

“Nothing Compares 2 U” singer Sinéad O’Connor announced on Tuesday that she will be entering rehab that specializes in treating addiction and trauma.

The 53-year-old Irish singer also revealed that, in order to work on her mental and physical health, she will delay her tour for another year.

“Message for folks who have tickets for next year’s shows: those shows are being postponed until 2022 so that I may go into a one year trauma and addiction treatment program,” O’Connor revealed on her personal Twitter. “I had a very traumatic six years and this year was the end of it but now recovery starts.”

O’Connor unflinchingly revealed why she chose to enter rehab, admitting to fans in a follow-up tweet, “This year

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Kaley Cuoco talks filming sex scenes with Johnny Galecki after breakup

Kaley Cuoco is opening up about how awkward it was filming love scenes with ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki on “The Big Bang Theory.”

The two actors found romance together at the sitcom’s start but decided to go their separate ways nearly two years later, Cuoco explained while chatting on comedian Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast.

Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) get cozy in a scene from the series finale of “The Big Bang Theory” in 2019. CBS

“We dated really early on for almost two years,” she said, adding, “When we did the pilot, I was just crushing so hard on Galecki but he had a girlfriend. I was obsessed.”

Cuoco, 34, who played Penny on the long-running CBS sitcom, and Galecki, 45, who played Leonard, “fell mad for each other” after going out for drinks one night.

After their split, the pair were surprised to find their onscreen

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Masters 2020 tee times, dates, TV times, Augusta National info

But Jim Nantz will be on hand to say, “Hello, friends,” and the winner’s jacket remains green. Here’s what else you should know about this year’s Masters.

How can I watch the Masters on TV and streaming?

Thursday and Friday: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Saturday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., CBS

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CBS

Masters.com and the Masters app will stream the ESPN and CBS broadcasts. Those two options also will have featured-group coverage starting at 7:45 a.m. daily along with dedicated coverage of hole Nos. 4, 5 and 6; Amen Corner (Nos. 11, 12 and 13); and hole Nos. 15 and 16. Click here for featured-hole times. (ESPN Plus also will air the featured-hole coverage.)

Also of note: ESPN’s “College GameDay” football pregame show will air Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon from a position overlooking Ike’s Pond and the No. 9 green

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How Hallmark and Lifetime Made Christmas Movies Amid Pandemic

“We wanted to hit the ground running as soon as production was back up, so we took that down time to educate ourselves,” Hallmark’s Michelle Vicary says

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Amazon Ring recalls 350,000 doorbells after some caught fire

  • Amazon-owned Ring has recalled more than 350,000 smart doorbells in the US after reports of some them catching fire and causing damage.
  • Around 350,000 second-generation Ring doorbells sold in the US, and roughly 8,700 sold in Canada, have a potential fire hazard linked to their batteries, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday.
  • “The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation,” the CPSC notice said.
  • Ring has received 23 reports of doorbells catching fire and causing property damage in the US, and eight reports of minor burns.
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Amazon-owned Ring is recalling 350,000 smart doorbells in the US after reports of some of them catching fire, giving eight people minor burns. 

Around 350,000 second-generation Ring video doorbells sold in the US, and about 8,700 more sold in Canada, come with a potential fire hazard linked to

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New documentary highlights young veteran caregivers of color

A scene in the new documentary “Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation” shows siblings Kamaile, 23, and Kaleo, 18, from Hawaii talking about their “kuleana,” or responsibility to care for their grandfather, an 80-year-old Korean War vet with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“Sky Blossom,” in part, examines how cultural factors play into caring for a loved one. The film is an honest exploration of how five young people of color, ranging from 12 to 26, work as caregivers for a family member who is a veteran with disabilities.

The documentary premieres Wednesday, Veterans Day, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The film’s title refers to the phrase “here come the sky blossoms,” used by the troops when they were receiving aid from paratroopers, and is meant to highlight how younger generations are ascribing their own meaning to caregiving. One in 4 caregivers is a millennial, according to AARP,

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