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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Multiple potential jurors who were dismissed from the securities fraud trial against Martin Shkreli had expressed strong objections toward the former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for his drastic increase in the price of a life-saving drug.Jury selection for 34-year-old Shkreli’s trial has proved difficult, with nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed in just two days for the securities fraud trial in New York.Of 178 jurors, 47 were selected on Monday, while 16 out of 69 jurors were selected voir dire on Tuesday.One potential juror, a woman in her 20s, said she had heard of Shkreli and his influence on the "price of drugs.""He just seemed to care about himself," she told pool reporters at the Federal District Court in Brooklyn.Shkreli made headlines in 2015 for raising the price of Daraprim, an anti-parasitic drug used to treat infections from $13.50 to $750 a tablet after acquiring the drug from another pharmaceutical company.Days later, Shkreli told ABC News that the company would lower the price of Daraprim "to a point that is more affordable and is able to allow the company to make a profit, but a very small profit."The drug is used by those with cancer or HIV. Before Shkreli's announcement, Turing Pharmaceuticals released a statement saying it was aiming to create new medications to treat the disease in an effort to reduce the side effects and that the higher price would subsidize costs for developing new drugs.A woman in her 40s who said she had been a health care professional for "half of her life," said she doesn’t think she was an appropriate choice for a juror."I have friends on the drug," she said. "I've cried with them. I don't think I'm the right person to sit."A man in his 40s told reporters that he had a "very negative opinion" of Shkreli, while another woman in her 40s said she was "opinionated" and has a "problem with corporate greed."Shkreli is on trial for charges unrelated to drug pricing. He was arrested in December 2015 on multiple charges of securities and wire fraud related to different companies he founded, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare.In recent video live streams posted online, Shkreli has expressed confidence about his trial."I'm so innocent, and I intend to prove it," he said.Jury selection in the trial will continue on Wednesday.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the red on Tuesday amid a tech sell-off and after Senate Republicans delayed their health-care vote.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 98.89 (-0.46 percent) to finish at 21,310.66.The Nasdaq tumbled 100.53 (-1.61 percent) to close at 6,146.62, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,419.38, down 19.69 (-0.81 percent) from its open.Crude oil was about 2 percent higher with prices over $44 per barrel.Winners and Losers:  Shares of Alphabet Inc. sunk 2.5 percent after the European Union fined the Google parent company about $2.7 billion for breaching competition rules in its comparison shopping service.Sprint Corp. is reportedly in talks with Charter Communications and Comcast Corp. as the cable giants are exploring offering wireless service to its customers. Sprint's stock jumped 2 percent.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New surveillance video shows the chaotic and terrifying scene inside an Apple store as gunfire erupted in a mall in New York state, causing shoppers and workers to scramble for their lives.The Albany District Attorney's Office released the Nov. 12, 2016, video, which captured the scene from inside and outside the store at the Crossgates Mall in Albany.In the video people are falling over each other, hiding under tables and running to safety. One woman nearly caused a stroller carrying a child to flip over.According to authorities, "Multiple accounts of shots fired near a crowded area of the mall near the Apple Store were reported to law enforcement. At the time of the incident there were thousands of patrons and employees present at the mall. The incident happened just yards away from 'Santa Land,' where multiple families were lined up to take holiday photos."On Friday, Tasheem Maeweather, 20, of Albany, was sentenced to 3.5 years to seven years in prison for first-degree reckless endangerment in the incident, according to a news release from the District Attorney's office.Maeweather's lawyer Lee Kindlon confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that Maeweather was at the mall at the time of the shooting but he said his client wasn't involved. Kindlon told ABC News that he is working on an appeal."I think that the defendant's conviction on reckless endangerment will be overturned," Kindlon said. "Justice is a process. At trial, the people weren't able to show my client possessed or fired a gun that day. ... In time, through the appellate courts, I have confidence that the law is on our side."No weapons were recovered at the scene of the shooting and no one came forward with injuries after the shooting incident, according to the District Attorney's Office. However, blood was found at the scene, authorities said.At Maeweather's jury trial, an off-duty state trooper testified that he'd not only seen Maeweather at the mall but also had seen him shooting a gun, according to the Altamont Enterprise.In May, Maeweather, who authorities say was on probation at the time of the shooting and wearing an ankle monitor, was acquitted on three other charges related to the incident: attempted murder, attempted assault and weapons possession."Citizens of Albany County should always expect to be safe when visiting public spaces," District Attorney P. David Soares said in the news release. "This defendant violated our sense of safety and has left a traumatic and indelible memory for those who were present that day."
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  • Courtesy Ritz Carlton(NEW YORK) -- Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton is testing the waters on another high-end venture: yachting.The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is scheduled to take to the sea in late 2019, according to the company.Voyages will last 7-10 days and will include ports in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.The small capacity vessel will accommodate up to 298 passengers and feature 149 suites, each with its own private balcony. The yacht will also feature two 138-square-meter lavish duplex penthouse suites, with modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by the Ritz-Carlton and the Tillberg Design of Sweden.Ritz-Carlton yachts will feature a restaurant by chef Sven Elverfeld, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and a Panorama Lounge and wine bar, offering a wide variety of on-board entertainment.Reservations begin May 2018.
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  • Transportation Security Administration(BOSTON) -- Can you bring a live lobster on a plane? Yes, as long as it's in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container" and it's been screened by Transportation Security Administration agents.That's the travel tip the TSA's Twitter followers learned on Monday when the agency's spokesman, Michael McCarthy, posted an image of an agent holding a 20-pound live lobster. The lobster was found alive and well inside checked baggage at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday.Despite this lobster's size and intimidating claws, the crustaceans are allowed through airport security in carry-on and checked bags as long as they are inspected, according to the TSA.This particular lobster met those requiements and was allowed on its way."The lobster was traveling in a cooler in checked luggage and was allowed to continue," McCarthy tweeted.
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  • SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The classic wedding tradition for every bride to have good luck is, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Now, Taco Bell would like to add something hot and spicy, and maybe something crunchy.The company has announced on its website that starting in the summer of 2017, the Tex-mex fast food chain is offering opportunities to get married at its Taco Bell flagship restaurant in Las Vegas at its second-floor wedding chapel.According to the website, “All you have to do is get your marriage license, visit the restaurant in person this summer, walk up to the counter and order a wedding right off the menu.”The $600 wedding package includes a ceremony in the chapel inside the restaurant with an ordained officiant within as little as four hours; private area for a reception for up to 15 of your closest family and friends; and custom merchandise -- including a sauce packet garter and bow tie, “Just Married” T-shirts for the bride and groom, Taco Bell-branded champagne flutes and, of course, a Taco 12 Pack filled with tacos and a Cinnabon Delights cake for dessert. There's also a Sauce Packet bouquet available for the bride to use during the ceremony.Stay tuned to the Taco Bell website for the official date when weddings will begin.
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