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Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime former personal attorney, has a theory. “His biggest fear is … he will end up with a massive tax bill, fraud penalties, fines, and possibly even tax fraud,” Cohen said in an interview with Yahoo News on Monday, the morning after the New York Times published a report detailing how Trump, a self-described billionaire, paid zero dollars in income taxes for more than 10 years. The article, which was based on tax return data obtained by the Times, also revealed that Trump paid only $750 in income taxes both in 2016, as he ran for office, and in 2017, after he became president.
The Fort Lauderdale police department released body camera footage showing former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, being tackled and arrested outside his home on Sunday evening. The video shows Parscale being tackled by officers after he eventually emerged from his home, shirtless and holding a beer. Responding officers, who observed bruises on Candice's face and body, seized 10 firearms from the couple's home, according to a police report obtained by Business Insider.
Anything can go wrong—from a faulty connection, a verbal slip-up, or, as was the case on Tuesday morning's Fox & Friends, Rudy Giuliani bellowing insane conspiracy theories at the nation with no obvious way to stop him. It's always a risk to allow Giuliani to share his wildly unpredictable stream of consciousness live. The man who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2001 has long been reduced to sharing the latest Trumpist conspiracy theories on any cable news channel that has the budget to cover any possible subsequent defamation lawsuits.
Multiple people died at a property in Oregon on Monday during what police described as a "hostage situation". Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a statement deputies responded to reports of a possible hostage situation at an address in Salem, at around 12:30pm. A trained hostage negotiatior was dispatched to the house on Juneva Place, but as the "incident unfolded, shots were fired," the Marion County Sheriff's Office statement added.
French President Emmanuel Macron became on Tuesday the highest-profile Western leader to visit the exiled opposition leader of Belarus, pledging European support for the country's people. Belarus has seen weeks of mass demonstrations since veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko was declared the landslide winner of an Aug. 9 presidential election that his opponents say was rigged. The authorities have arrested thousands of people, and all major opposition leaders are now jailed or in exile.
A Columbia TV news anchor was arrested in South Dakota on Sunday after she was accused of smashing a beer bottle into a man's head over a political argument, according to Sioux Falls police. Roesler has been charged with aggravated assault. The victim, a 32-year-old man, told police he and Roesler had been arguing about politics leading up to the incident.
One of Colombia's most wanted paramilitary leaders was flown back to his home country on Monday after spending 12 years in U.S. prisons for drug trafficking. Rodrigo Tovar, also known as Jorge 40, arrived on a deportation flight and was escorted by police to a room where officers took his fingerprints. “He is being held by immigration officials and the police” National Peace Comissioner Miguel Ceballos wrote on Twitter.
Another Confederate monument has been uprooted in the South, amid the US's heightened focus on racial and social injustice. In the city of Anniston, Alabama, a 115-year-old monument of Confederate artillery officer John Pelham, who died in the Civil War, was quietly removed just after midnight on Monday. The memorial, which was erected in 1905, referred to Pelham as "gallant" in an inscription on its base.
A 71-year-old mother was found dead after school officials asked police to do a welfare check at her home, according to Texas police. Teachers at the Forney Independent School District “sensed something was wrong” Friday when two students were absent and their parent could not be reached, a district spokesperson told McClatchy. The boys, ages 5 and 7, had not been in class since Monday, Sept. 21, according to KTVT.
Hours before his first debate with President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday released his 2019 tax returns and his campaign called on Trump, who has come under fire for not releasing his returns, to do the same. Biden, due to share the stage with Trump on Tuesday evening in Cleveland, took the step two days after the New York Times reported that Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 - and none in 10 of the previous 15 years - after reporting years of heavy losses from business enterprises. Trump had long sought to keep his personal financial records secret.
A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county official said Monday. The Prince George's County police officer who killed William Green in January was arrested on charges including second-degree murder and has a trial scheduled for next year. Michael Owen Jr., who was a 10-year veteran of the police department, has been jailed since his arrest.
A Boston University professor was ripped for implying Amy Coney Barrett is a “white coloniser” who uses her two adopted Haitian children as “props.” Ibram X Kendi is now facing backlash and calls for his sacking after making the claims on social media. Ms Barrett, a white woman, has seven children including two Black children she and her husband adopted from the impoverished Caribbean island.
Why do we care about President Donald Trump's tax returns? Is it just because they offer us another episode of reality TV, a window into the lives of the rich and famous? I would argue there are at least three things we learned from the president's returns that should concern us as voters, not just as voyeurs.
Mexico announced Monday it will close the “Puente Grande” federal prison made famous by the 2001 escape of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The prison was known for such lax standards that it earned the nickname “Puerta Grande,” or “Big Door.” The federal Public Safety Department did not give a specific reason for the closure, but said it was part of a modernization effort aimed at ensuring prisoners' rights and rehabilitation, and also part of a government cost-cutting effort.
As the Glass Fire continues to rip through California's Napa Valley, at least one family-owned vineyard has been devastated by the fire's impact. Chateau Boswell, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, was engulfed in flames, according to photos from the scene and local reports. Photos show destruction at the winery on Sunday, and video from ABC News shows the aftermath of the fire at the St. Helena-based business.
It's largely known as a moisturizing agent in cosmetics such as skin creams and lip balms, but squalene is also used in some adjuvants — common ingredients in vaccines that help create a stronger immune response. The compound has been used in U.S. flu vaccines since 2016 and has an “excellent safety record,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Squalene could also lower the amount of vaccine ingredients needed for each person, meaning more could be produced with less.
A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client. The attorney, Sidney Powell, was initially reluctant to discuss her conversations with the president or the White House, saying she believed they were protected by executive privilege. Flynn has emerged as something of a cause célèbre for Trump supporters, while critics of Attorney General William Barr's action — including former FBI and Justice Department officials — decry what they see as the politicization of law enforcement.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a new interview that he and his family weren't planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one became available. He told the journalist Kara Swisher in an episode of the new podcast "Sway" that he believed he and his kids weren't at risk of contracting the coronavirus. Musk has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus and has repeated falsehoods about COVID-19; there is no evidence that he or his family are any less susceptible to the highly contagious virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans of all ages.
The claim: RBG supported her ill husband and young daughter through Harvard Law while simultaneously excelling as one of nine women in her class Enrolling as one of the first women at one of America's elite law schools would be demanding for anyone. But now a meme highlighting how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg managed to support a young daughter and ill husband throughout her studies is drawing special attention to her accomplishments at home. In 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg enrolled in Harvard Law School, where she was one of 9 women in a class of 500 men.
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the lower-court acquittal of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been on death row since his conviction in 2002 over Pearl's killing. The Supreme Court ordered Sheikh to remain in custody but Faisal Siddiqi, the lawyer for Pearl's family, told The Associated Press on Monday the court will decide next week whether Sheikh will remain imprisoned during the course of the appeal, which could be years.
The fighters that appeared in the circulated video were part of a group of 1,000 Syrian rebel soldiers sent in two batches from Turkey on September 22 and 24. Hamza Brigade fighters were flown last Tuesday from southern Turkey to the Azeri airbase at Sumqayit [30 kilometers north of the Azeri capital of Baku]”, according to a source within the Syrian National Army (SNA) rebel outfit who requested anonymity. Two days later, on Thursday, another 500 fighters from the Sultan Murad brigades rebel faction were similarly flown out to Azerbaijan.
After handing the wallet over to the Polk County Sheriff Office's in Winter Haven, Florida, authorities discovered that the wallet belonged toSean Edwards, a suspected drug trafficker who was wanted for selling methamphetamine, a post on the official Sheriff's Facebook page said. “When Sean arrived, he was promptly arrested and searched,” the Facebook past said. Authorities concluded their Facebook post with an air of optimism.
Sweden also has a lower proportion of multigenerational households than most other European countries, and one of the smallest average household sizes in Europe: about 2.2 people per home. Sweden drew attention and condemnation for its decision to keep primary schools, restaurants, bars, and gyms open throughout the pandemic. But its small households may give the virus fewer opportunities to spread there — which can slow transmission.
Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn made a new public appearance in Lebanon Tuesday during which he launched an initiative with a local university to help the country that is undergoing a severe economic and financial crisis. It is Ghosn's second appearance in public since he was smuggled from Japan in late December to his ancestral Lebanon. Ghosn declined to elaborate about the details of his arrival in Lebanon, saying it happened in “dramatic circumstances” and also refused to answer questions regarding two Americans who allegedly helped him flee Japan to Lebanon through Turkey.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”