News 5's John Kosich looks ahead to the final night of the RNC
News 5's John Kosich looks ahead to the final night of the RNC
Manhattan's top prosecutor told a U.S. court on Thursday he should be able to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, saying Trump cannot immunize himself from a criminal probe of his business practices by pursuing an appeal that has "no chance of success." Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan district attorney, urged the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan in a filing to reject Trump's emergency bid to block a subpoena to the president's accounting firm, Mazars USA, for eight years of tax returns. Trump has until Monday to respond in writing.
Sheskey was made an officer with the Kenosha Police Department on April 1, 2013, according to the department's 2013 annual report. In an August 2019 interview with The Kenosha News, Sheskey said of his work: "What I like most is that you're dealing with people on perhaps the worst day of their lives and you can try and help them as much as you can and make that day a little bit better. And that, for the most part, people trust us to do that for them."
Lou Holtz, a former college football coach, caused controversy during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night when he declared that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a "Catholic in name only." Biden has been vocal about his faith, which he says has helped him through difficult times in his life, like when his son, Beau Biden, died of brain cancer in 2015. Holtz made his judgment while delivering a speech praising President Trump, saying he is a man who "genuinely cares about people" and is someone Americans can "trust."
The Kenosha, Wisconsin police chief blamed two protesters who were fatally shot for their own deaths because they violated curfew. Chief Daniel Miskinis held a press conference on Wednesday to offer an update on the protests that have overwhelmed the city of 100,000 after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father of three, was shot in the back on Sunday by police. Miskinis said that the two victims who were shot during a protest on Tuesday bore some responsibility.
Leaders at the U.S. Army's Fort Hood in Texas created an environment that led to the death of Sgt. Elder Fernandes, who was missing for more than a week before he was found dead Tuesday, his family's attorney said. Fernandes was hanging from a tree in Temple, Texas, about 28 miles from Fort Hood. Temple police, the lead agency investigating because of where Fernandes was found, said foul play is not suspected in his death.
Donald Trump exploded with anger at one of his most senior aides about missing a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a former No 10 official. The US president's rant about the missed call happened “right in front” of former prime minister Theresa May in Washington, her ex-chief of staff Nick Timothy has revealed. Mr Timothy spoke about a “fairly extraordinary” lunch during which Mr Trump shouted at his then-national security advisor Michael Flynn.
As Hurricane Laura spreads farther inland across southwest Louisiana, forecasters are beginning to monitor a new tropical wave in the Atlantic near Africa early Thursday. The wave is moving west across the far eastern tropical Atlantic and is a couple of hundred miles east of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. update. The system is producing disorganized showers in the area and has a zero chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next two days, according to the hurricane center.
Wisconsin's attorney general says Jacob Blake — the Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday — was near a knife when the shooting took place, but he would not say whether Blake was carrying the knife when he was shot. The Kenosha Police Department officer who opened fire, identified as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year-veteran, held the shirt of Blake, 29, and opened fire as he tried to get in a vehicle, Attorney General Josh Kaul said at a news conference Wednesday. "Officer Sheskey fired the weapon into Mr. Blake's back," he said.
Witnesses who saw a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shoot Jacob Blake on Sunday told Insider what they saw happen. One man said he thought Blake was going back to the vehicle to check on his three young sons in the back seat. While that man now says he thinks the officer was justified in shooting Blake, several other neighbors who witnessed the shooting disagree and say police used unnecessary force.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana—Dawn over the Gulf Coast revealed initial damage from Hurricane Laura, which hammered the region hours after making landfall in the tiny parish seat Cameron as a Category 4 storm overnight. Winds of up to 150 mph put it among the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. Though weather gauges showed the strength weakening to Category 2 shortly after 5 a.m., officials feared an “unsurvivable” storm surge that was forecast to push a wall of water an unthinkable 40 miles inland. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced four fatalities linked to the storm, all caused by falling trees.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday cast the re-election of President Donald Trump as critical to preserving America's safety and economic viability, while cautioning Democrat Joe Biden would set the country on a path to socialism and decline. Amid widening protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin, Pence and other Republicans at their national convention described the Nov. 3 contest between Trump and Biden as a choice between "law and order" and lawlessness. "The hard truth is you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America," Pence told the crowd seated on a lawn at historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore.
The Internal Revenue Service says it will soon send “catch-up” stimulus checks to about 50,000 people. The checks will go to those whose original stimulus payments — which were part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act — wrongly went toward paying their spouse's past-due child support, the IRS said Tuesday in a news release. Spouses who submitted an Injured Spouse Allocation form with their 2019 or, in some cases, 2018 tax returns will be mailed the payments.
Michael Stepanek, 45, was arrested by police in Iowa City, Iowa, and charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury. Police said in a criminal complaint seen by Insider that Stepanek drove into a crowd of protesters who were blocking a street in Iowa City, Iowa, on August 21. Stepanek later told police that the demonstrators needed "an attitude adjustment."
Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday described the country's future as dire if escalating political tensions over demands by pro-democracy demonstrators for his government to resign aren't resolved. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said political polarization due to the growing protests could destroy the nation. If each side insists on defeating the other politically, our country will collapse,” he told reporters.
WASHINGTON – Wisconsin Lutheran College on Thursday said it is replacing Vice President Mike Pence as Saturday's commencement speaker because of "escalating events" in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Even before the shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday by Wisconsin police, the school's choice of Pence drew complaints from some students and alumni who said it would politicize the ceremony that falls two months before election day. In a statement Thursday, the school said that after "further review with careful consideration of the escalating events in Kenosha" the board and administration jointly decided to have the Rev.
Melania Trump's former close friend and adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff reportedly secretly taped the first lady making disparaging comments about her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka. Wolkoff drew on those tapes and years of friendship with Melania to write a book about their tumultuous relationship, "Melania and Me: My Years as Confidant, Advisor and Friend to the First Lady." In an excerpt of her book published Thursday, Wolkoff describes Melania's tense relationship with Ivanka and an effort by the first lady to minimize her stepdaughter's role in the inauguration.
There's nothing like a dip in the Pacific after a long day of work, especially when the job is on the sun-beaten deck or the engine room of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. So the crew of the national security cutter Kimball ended Wednesday with a special treat -- a carefully orchestrated swim call for more than 40 crew members. With a rescue swimmer in place and other precautions taken to ensure safety, the Coasties jumped in the water with swim fins and other paraphernalia, including a massive inflatable unicorn.
In the US, 55% of district leaders said teachers will be obligated to wear masks when schools reopen to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Angie Madden, a Georgia teacher, demonstrated how wearing a simple plastic bracket underneath a mask can help with both of those issues. Across the US, 55% of district leaders said school employees will be required to wear face masks when schools reopen in person in the fall.