By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday for raping his stepdaughter, who revealed the sexual abuse in a college application essay. Albert Tarrats, 62, of Brooklyn appeared in State Supreme Court where he denied the claim and appealed for clemency. “There was never any abuse,” said Tarrats, who is illiterate, in a statement read by his defense attorney Ernest Hammer. “He never hurt [his stepdaughter],” the statement said.
Restrictions Eastbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Restrictions Westbound: Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information
Conditions: Rock blasting scheduled Tuesday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Extended closures scheduled Wednesday and Thursday from 8 p.m. lasting two or more hours. During rock blasting closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures there are no services eastbound past mp 53 at the summit or westbound past mp 70 near Easton. I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62)
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.