Local company helps family who was scammed. Hannah Buehler reports.
Local company helps family who was scammed. Hannah Buehler reports.
Rick Tyler, a leading Republican analyst and so-called Never Trumper, told Yahoo News on Monday that his former boss Sen. Ted Cruz is “just a coward” for publicly supporting Trump even though Cruz knows he's a bad president. “You have a choice in this world: You can be a political leader and talk about principle,” Tyler told the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. Tyler, an MSNBC commentator and communications consultant, is a longtime Republican Party operative who rose to prominence as communications director for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a seminal figure who many consider a precursor to Trump as the first hyperpartisan figure of the age.
Over two dozen former Republican members of Congress are backing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The Biden campaign on Monday announced that former Republican Senator Jeff Flake and more are joining a "Republicans for Biden" effort as they endorse the former vice president in the 2020 election, Fox News reports. "These former members of Congress are supporting Joe Biden because they know what's at stake in this election and that Trump's failures as president have superseded partisanship," the campaign told Fox News.
A wedding reception in Maine has been linked to 53 confirmed coronavirus cases and counting. Nearly half of those cases consist of people who didn't go to the wedding, Maine's CDC reported. A wedding reception in Millinocket, Maine, has been linked to 53 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Court documents made public on Monday revealed that the New York State attorney general's office is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into alleged financial improprieties at President Trump's real estate company and is accusing the business of trying to stall the probe. The investigation has looked at a series of signature Trump properties, including Trump Seven Springs, a sprawling 213-acre estate in Westchester County, N.Y.; the 40 Wall Street office tower in Manhattan's financial district; an office tower in Chicago; and the president's golf club in Los Angeles. The investigators are trying to determine whether the Trump Organization reported the forgiveness of more than $100 million in loans in connection with the Chicago office tower as income, what tax benefits Trump claimed for multimillion-dollar conservation easements granted at Seven Springs and the L.A. golf club, and the details of a 2015 refinancing of the office building on Wall Street.
Israeli youths have unearthed hundreds of gold coins stashed away in a clay vessel for more than a thousand years. The treasure was discovered on Aug. 18, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Monday, by teenagers volunteering at an excavation in central Israel where a new neighbourhood is planned to be built. "The person who buried this treasure 1,100 years ago must have expected to retrieve it and even secured the vessel with a nail so that it would not move.
Black Lives Matter and Back the Blue protesters were involved in violent clashes in Portland, Oregon, Saturday. According to reports, the two groups of demonstrators hurled projectiles and attacked each other with weapons. The city has been the site of ongoing protests against police brutality since the death of George Floyd in June.
The pool attendant Jerry Falwell Jr. claimed tried to extort him after having an affair with his wife revealed Monday that he was involved in a seven-year sexual relationship with the suspended Liberty University president and his spouse. In an explosive Reuters interview, Giancarlo Granda said his relationship with the couple began after they met in March 2012, when he was a 20-year-old employee at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. The now 29-year-old said that throughout the relationship, which ended in 2018, he would have sex with Falwell's wife, Becki Tilley Falwell, in front of the evangelical leader.
Days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Barack Obama gave him an urgent warning: North Korea was a serious threat and might soon be capable of marrying a nuclear warhead to a long-range missile that could reach American shores. Almost four years after that meeting at the White House, as Trump faces the prospect of possibly turning over the presidency to Joe Biden, there is little evidence the danger has been reduced, despite the most sustained and aggressive diplomacy of Trump's tenure. If anything, North Korea poses a greater threat, according to Korea specialists: The country has tested and developed more weapons; its leader, Kim Jong Un, has become less isolated; and international resolve to confront North Korea has weakened after Trump's three meetings with Kim.
The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country. From the city of Sturgis, which is conducting mass testing for its roughly 7,000 residents, to health departments in at least six states, health officials are trying to track outbreaks from the 10-day rally which ended on Aug. 16. An analysis of anonymous cell phone data from Camber Systems, a firm that aggregates cell phone activity for health researchers, found that 61% of all the counties in the U.S. have been visited by someone who attended Sturgis, creating a travel hub that was comparable to a major U.S. city.
Germany's new "Air Force One" was just delivered to the armed forces on Thursday after arriving at Lufthansa Technik for completion work in May. The Airbus A350-900 XWB will be replacing the country's A340-300 fleet acquired from flag carrier Lufthansa. The purchase came in 2019 following mechanical issues with the existing VIP aircraft, one of which forced Chancellor Angela Merkel to fly commercial to the G20 in 2018.
The attorney general of New York is taking legal action against the Trump Organization amid an investigation into the company. Attorney General Letitia James' office in a legal filing on Monday asked a judge to force the Trump Organization to provide information it has been seeking in a probe of the company's financial dealings, The Washington Post reports. The investigation is focused on whether the Trump Organization "improperly inflated the value of Mr. Trump's assets on financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits," a filing said, per CNN.
President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of mail-in ballots is dividing his party ahead of the Republican National Convention this week amid new signs it may be discouraging his own voters as much as it is the Democrats. A USA TODAY review of mail ballot requests in several battlegrounds shows Democrats appear to be gaining an advantage in states such as Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida as Trump hammers away with allegations of fraud. The growing chasm between the president's rhetoric on vote-by-mail and what on-the-ground Republicans see as a central component of their turnout strategy could make for a tricky dynamic at this week's GOP convention, where the party wants to build excitement to increase turnout, not depress it.
A Pearl Harbor ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II — possibly the last opportunity for many elderly U.S. veterans to commemorate the day — will be limited to survivors of the war living in Hawaii because of coronavirus concerns. The plan before Friday had been to allow about 200 people, mostly WWII veterans, their families and government officials, to gather on the battleship USS Missouri, which hosted the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay. Tony Vericella, the executive director of the 75th WWII Commemoration Committee, said in a phone interview Monday that the decision to limit attendance was a difficult one, but organizers are working on new ways to honor those left out in a virtual setting.
Unpaid strippers and minors in a hookah bar were part of Miami-Dade police breaking up two social media-advertised weekend gatherings in North Miami-Dade. Cops arrested three people at each place on charges of violating county COVID-19 emergency orders. An arrest report says that's 40-year-old North Miami resident Gerald Silvene, who appears in a Thursday post holding stacks of $1 bills.
At least 56 cases of the novel coronavirus have been linked to a Starbucks in Paju, South Korea. Health officials attributed the outbreak to customers not wearing face masks, and a lack of proper ventilation inside the store, possibly related to the air conditioning. None of the employees at the cafe were infected.
Richard Spencer, a prominent neo-Nazi who coined the term "alt-right," said over the weekend that he would vote for Joe Biden in the November election. "I plan to vote for Biden and a straight democratic ticket," Spencer tweeted on Sunday. Biden's campaign forcefully disavowed Spencer's endorsement shortly after, describing him as part of the "vile forces of hate who have come crawling out from under rocks" in the US.
The Republican strategy has focused on energising the president's base of supporters, and they see the younger Mr Trump as their ace in the hole. Trump family dominate convention schedule He has an unusual rapport with the president's supporters, many of whom live in rural parts of the country and also love to hunt. "He's viewed as a conduit to the Trump base," explains Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist with ties to the White House.
The claim about former President Barack Obama has roots in "pizzagate," a debunked QAnon-esque conspiracy theory spawned during Hillary Clinton's second presidential campaign. It alleges that Clinton ran a child sex trafficking ring in the basement of Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., restaurant.