When his skyscraper proved a disappointment, Donald Trump defaulted on his loans, sued his bank, got much of the debt forgiven — and largely avoided paying taxes on it.The latest in NYT's ongoing investigation »
Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation's capital on Tuesday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected under freedom of speech. Protesters from the conservative Islami Andolon Bangladesh group, which supports the introduction of Islamic law in the Muslim-majority country, carried banners and placards reading: “All Muslims of the world, unite” and “Boycott France.” It was the largest protest yet against the cartoons in recent days.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of "censorship" for locking the New York Post out of its account for two weeks. The New York Post on October 14 published an article on Hunter Biden that has several red flags pertaining to the sourcing. Dorsey said the story violated Twitter's terms of service for distributing hacked materials.
A viral social media post claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn't the public servant he's made out to be. The meme, shared on Facebook, depicts an encounter between Joe Biden and a person wearing a helmet who is turned away from the camera. There's a speech bubble over Biden's head which reads “I don't work for you!” as Biden points at the person, insinuating he said that to the person.
Prosecutors said they have filed seven additional sexual assault counts against adult film actor Ron Jeremy, which together with previous charges carry a maximum sentence of more than 300 years in prison. The seven new counts, filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, involve six women and go back to 1996, the prosecutor's office said in a statement. They add to other charges previously filed against Jeremy, 67, whose real name is Ron Jeremy Hyatt.
The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Oct. 26, 2020. Credit - Stefani Reynolds—Bloomberg/Getty Images The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed Democrats major victories in election legal battles in two critical swing states, letting extended deadlines for mail-in ballots in North Carolina and Pennsylvania remain in place for now. The Supreme Court declined to expedite a decision on Pennsylvania's extended deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, virtually guaranteeing it will remain in place through the election, and, in a separate ruling, declined to halt an appeals court ruling that kept the North Carolina deadline in place.
The only thing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is wary of sharing is her ambitions for higher office. Ocasio-Cortez's "aspirations are a matter of endless speculation," Vanity Fair writes, with a Senate seat, House leadership spot, or Cabinet post all suspected to be in the cards. Ocasio-Cortez doesn't necessarily shut those guesses down.
Jon Taffer, host of the hit show "Bar Rescue" on Paramount, scored a sit-down interview in Las Vegas with President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning for "The Jon Taffer Podcast." Taffer told Insider he was "surprised" by Trump's grasp of policy details in the hospitality sector, particularly with the workings of the PPP loan program and the tax codes for restaurants. Taffer said he also offered Democratic nominee Joe Biden an interview for the podcast, part of what he described as an effort to drill into both candidates' plans to help bars and restaurants recover from the pandemic.
A Michigan man looks to be on the run after allegedly conspiring to steal $2.5 million in coronavirus relief funds. Johnny Richardson, 25, and his girlfriend Micahia Taylor, 27, are accused of teaming up with Brandi Hawkins, a contract employee of the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, to embezzle the money.
The ruling came after the Texas chapter of the NAACP and Mi Familia Vota sued to force the state to adopt a list of safety requirements during the pandemic, including more polling locations, additional voting machines and an extra week of early voting on top of the six additional days already ordered by Abbott. Pulliam, however, dismissed that lawsuit in September, ruling that he lacked authority to order the changes because the power to administer elections and set voting procedures belongs to the Legislature and state agencies, not the courts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires. Azerbaijan said 21 people were killed when Armenian shells hit the town of Barda, northeast of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian-backed officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said Azeri shells had fallen on the enclave's two largest cities, killing one person.
US Air Force F-16s intercepted an unauthorized aircraft flying near a rally President Donald Trump held Wednesday afternoon in Arizona. The plane ignored initial intercept procedures, North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement, but it established radio contact when the F-16s deployed signal flares. When Trump saw the incident, he pointed at the sky and said, "Look at that.
A married couple whose 5-year-old daughter allegedly weighed only 7 pounds when she died earlier this year now face charges connected to her murder, according to Georgia authorities. Hall County sheriff's deputies arrested Jerrail Mickens, 31, and Porscha Mickens, 29, at their Buford home Tuesday on charges of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children. The couple's daughter, Kylie Mickens, was hospitalized in early June after her parents said she became unresponsive, police say.
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Clarence Martin, Jr. allegedly suffered from “mental issues.” A newborn was allegedly thrown from the second-floor balcony by her father on Saturday around 4 a.m. in Las Vegas. Clarence Martin, Jr. was arguing with the infant's mother, Nicole Poole, when he snatched her away to the balcony of their apartment and didn't return with her moments later, according to People.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is comprised of 538 delegates: People who cast the votes that formally elect the president. It's a system that tends to give smaller states a larger voice in the process of electing the president, and one that Clinton has publicly opposed in the past.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration's anti-China campaign to two Indian Ocean island nations considered particularly at risk for what American officials allege is Chinese exploitation. In one significant step, Pompeo announced that the United States would for the first time open an embassy in the Maldives. Pompeo visited Sri Lanka and the Maldives to press the two countries to be on guard against potential predatory lending and investment by China.
Authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man's car after he crashed on a Miami highway, police said. Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Brian Trotter, news outlets reported. A Miami-Dade police report said Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash on the Palmetto Expressway Sunday afternoon and found Coltrain and his silver Acura.
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden.
Police uncovered a Tennessee mother's skeletal remains last week, hidden under a pile of clothes in the apartment she shared with her four adult children, outlets report. “For them to stay in that apartment with your own mother's decaying body, I can't understand it and I guess I never will understand it,” Anthony Jolly told WSMV.
Patricia Comey, the wife of former FBI director James Comey, tried to stop him from making his surprise October 2016 announcement about reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, she told New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt. Comey's announcement, days before Election Day in 2016, damaged Clinton's candidacy, analysts have said. "You can't do this this close to the election.
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. While the Election Day vote traditionally favors Republicans and early votes tend toward Democrats, the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 227,000 Americans, has injected new uncertainty about the makeup of the electorate.
A man who was later identified as a North Carolina pastor is accused of urinating on a woman during a Delta flight earlier this month, The Winston-Salem Journal reported on Tuesday, citing authorities. Alicia Beverly told authorities that Daniel Chalmers peed on her while she was sleeping on Flight 874 from Las Vegas to Detroit on October 13, a police report obtained by The Journal said. "I jump up and I seen his private area out and I screamed and that woke everybody up," Beverly told Fox 2 Detroit on October 14.
The White House is just as impressed with the revelation of "Anonymous" as everyone else. On Wednesday, former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor revealed he was the one who wrote a New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book detailing how he was part of a "quiet resistance" within the Trump administration. It wasn't exactly a surprising announcement considering Taylor had already spoken out against Trump, including at the Democratic National Convention two months ago.
Holly Courtier, a 38-year-old California mom, was found Oct. 18 in Zion National Park visibly famished, pounds lighter and dehydrated. Upon her discovery, she left the park with her family and sought medical care. What started as a widespread plea for tips and support to find Courtier became an international sensation filled with vitriol and conspiracy theories about her disappearance.
In Nevada, Trump's campaign and state Republicans went to court to try to stop the counting of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots. Republicans say observers aren't allowed close enough to workers and machines at the busy vote-counting center in suburban Las Vegas to challenge signatures in the state's biggest and most Democratic-leaning county. Jesse Binnall, an attorney for the Republican Party and Trump campaign, told a judge Wednesday that the counting process observed in Las Vegas prevents what he called a “meaningful opportunity” to challenge the validity of mailed ballots.
“Many are longtime Republicans wrestling with what they see as a choice between two lousy candidates.”
“Some undecideds turn out to be people who’ve long felt alienated from the two big political parties.”
“They’re not following the 24-hour news cycle. The election and politics are just not a high priority.”
“One common trait: at this stage of the game, the undecided voter doesn’t fit into an easy political profile.”
“More realistically...these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election.”