There was talk of impeachment Monday at the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial — not former President Donald Trump's, which happened twice — but whether lawyers for his company were angling to impeach their own witness, longtime Trump accountant Donald Bender. Defense lawyer Susan Necheles said Bender, a partner at Mazars USA LLP who spent years overseeing tax returns for Trump's hundreds of entities, “surprised” her when he testified that he didn't actually do much work on the company's tax returns. Necheles was seeking permission to confront Bender with records showing he spent more time working on tax returns for the Trump Corporation, the company's main subsidiary, than he led on.
A South Carolina man and woman are accused of listening for two hours as a pregnant woman cried for help as she was beaten to death in their Marietta home. Twenty-two-year-old Clarrissa Winchester was found dead in the Saw Mill Road home Nov. 9, beaten in the head and neck. At some point, Winchester's baby was born.
The family of the late Katie Meyer, formerly Stanford University's star soccer captain, is suing the university for wrongful death, after Meyer took her life in her dorm room in February. Last week, Santa Clara County ruled that “there is no indication of foul play, and Meyer's death was determined to be self-inflicted,” prompting Meyer's family to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated reported. Meyer's death came almost immediately after she received notice that she faced disciplinary action for an incident in which she'd spilled coffee on a football player who allegedly raped her underage teammate.
Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco's 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the Northern city of Antwerp. Two police officials were injured in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.
If you were in a food coma over the weekend you might have missed the fact that Herschel Walker, the abortion-opposing, abortion-funding, Texas-dwelling Republican nominee for U.S. Senate representing Georgia, actually challenged MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid to a debate, and that Reid accepted. Nevermind that Walker has way bigger things to worry about, like the fact that investigators are being urged to look into whether he committed a felony by voting and running for office in Georgia while accepting a homestead tax exemption on his “primary” residence in Texas, or the fact that initial data on early voting in his runoff—which in the past has favored Democratic candidates—show that more than 181,000 votes have already been cast (with the largest chunk of those, more than 85,000, being Black voters, who during the general election overwhelmingly favored Walker's opponent Sen. Raphael Warnock).
Emergency officials in Hawaii are warning residents near Mauna Loa of Pele's Hair — but what is it and why is it dangerous? Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, began erupting at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, McClatchy News reported. The eruption is confined to Moku'āweoweo, the summit caldera of the 13,100-foot volcano, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's daughter made a public appearance again, this time with missile scientists and more honorific titles as her father's “most beloved” or “precious” child. The daughter, believed to be Kim's second child named Ju Ae and about 9 or 10 years old, was first unveiled to the outside world last weekend in state media photos showing her observing the North's intercontinental ballistic missile launch the previous day with her parents and other older officials. On Sunday, the North's official Korean Central News Agency mentioned her for the second time, saying she and Kim took group photos with scientists, officials and others involved in what it called the test-launch of its Hwasong-17 ICBM.
An sharp-eyed UPS deliveryman came through in the clutch on Florida's Space Coast. According to a Saturday Facebook post from Wild Florida Rescue, a “UPS guy named Matt called in about an unknown bird with a jug attached to it.” In the comments section, the organization explains that the creature was discovered in a retention pond in front of a church on North Wickham Road in Viera.
A federal judge ruled Khorry Ramey, 19, cannot watch her father's execution because she is too young. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death in 2015 for killing a police officer. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death in 2015 for killing a police officer when he was also 19 years old.
GM President Mark Reuss' Investor Day presentation has been a font of information. Most of it's been pretty straightforward, like the info about GM service centers working on Teslas and the GMC Acadia getting larger for its third generation. When discussing what's in store for the Corvette, Reuss mentioned two vehicles.
Yahoo Finance tech editor Dan Howley explains how in a series of tweets, Elon Musk claimed that Apple has essentially stopped advertising on Twitter since he took over the company.
Fast-forward to 2022, and the result is a median home sales price that's climbed to $397,549 across the country, which combined with more recent mortgage interest rate increases, is a significant burden for many prospective home buyers. How interest rate increases are impacting affordability Interest rates are the other major piece of the puzzle when it comes to housing affordability at the present moment. Over the past year, the Federal Reserve has increased the federal funds rate six times, which in turn, has driven up the cost of consumer borrowing, including for mortgages.
The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. U.S. and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing need for more sophisticated weapons as the war drags on. Boeing's proposed system, dubbed Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), is one of about a half-dozen plans for getting new munitions into production for Ukraine and America's Eastern European allies, industry sources said.
Yulia, the widow of the deputy head of the Pacific Higher Naval School [one of the Russian Navy's two higher educational institutions], Vadim Boyko, wrote an open letter to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, in which she says that her husband committed "self-execution" after being accused of failing Putin's conscription measures. Details: The woman asks Putin to oversee the investigation into the death of her husband, who, according to media reports, committed suicide at his workplace. In her letter, Yulia Boyko said that on 16 September, a conscription point was deployed at the school where her husband worked.
However, some places of work remain open during the holidays, so those in need of a break have to save their time off and schedule it in advance to ensure they'll have a moment to breathe — and that's exactly what Reddit user u/bearandthebunny did. In a now-viral exchange, u/bearandthebunny (who we'll call BAB for short) shared messages she received from her manager, who asked that she work during her approved time off. With one person out, her manager asked that she come in anyway and called the schedule he attempted to impose "non-negotiable."
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared poised to make it tougher to prosecute political corruption cases as they signaled sympathy toward appeals by an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a businessman of bribery and fraud convictions. The justices heard arguments in appeals by Cuomo's former executive deputy secretary Joseph Percoco and onetime construction company executive Louis Ciminelli, who were charged in a corruption crackdown by federal prosecutors in Manhattan centered on the halls of the state capital of Albany. The Supreme Court in recent years has reined in the types of conduct that can warrant prosecution as corrupt.
Donald Trump on Monday declared the Arizona midterm election “yet another criminal voting operation” and demanded that defeated gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake be “installed Governor of Arizona. Much of Lake's Trump-backed campaign was centered around bolstering unfounded claims of electoral fraud in the 2020 election, and the former TV anchor has lived up to her commitment to only accept election results if she won. Lake, who lost her bid for governor to Democrat Katie Hobbs, has refused to acknowledge the election results, instead filing a lawsuit requesting public records from Maricopa County that would detail which voters experienced issues casting their ballots, and information regard...
Disney CEO Bob Iger said his wife encouraged him to return to Disney to avoid a presidential run, CNBC reported. Iger opened a town hall with Disney staff on Monday with a quote from "Hamilton," per the report. Bob Iger joked on Monday that his wife, Willow Bay, told him to return as the CEO of Disney again so that he wouldn't run for US president, according to a report from CNBC.
-Republican officials who have embraced voter fraud theories resisted certifying the midterm election results in one Arizona county on Monday, defying a state deadline and setting the stage for a legal battle. In Cochise County, a conservative stronghold in southeastern Arizona, the two Republican members of the three-person board of supervisors voted to postpone certifying the county's election results. A spokesperson for Arizona's secretary of state said the office would file a lawsuit on Monday against Cochise County requesting an order to force the board to certify the results as required by state law.
A nine-second clip of a toddler disrupting fellow passengers on a plane is being widely debated online. Plane etiquette is a hot topic online – particularly when it involves families flying with young children. The internet is debating parents who let their toddler disturb fellow passengers on an eight-hour flight.
A struggling single mom says she was brutally raped by billionaire Leon Black at Jeffrey Epstein's New York City mansion, alleging the legendary investor's assault made it difficult to urinate for “several weeks” afterward. Cheri Pierson, who lived in New Jersey at the time, claims she was first introduced to Epstein by his former girlfriend, convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, after which she was handed off to Black. Pierson, who now resides in Virginia, came forward for the first time in a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court against Black and the late Epstein's estate, accusing the Apollo Global Management founder of overpowering her while she gave him a massage in early 2002.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's niece, a well known rights activist, has called on foreign governments to cut all ties with Tehran over its violent crackdown on popular unrest kindled by the death in police custody of a young woman. A video of a statement by Farideh Moradkhani, an engineer whose late father was a prominent opposition figure married to Khamenei's sister, was being widely shared online after what activist news agency HRANA said was her arrest on Nov. 23. "O free people, be with us and tell your governments to stop supporting this murderous and child-killing regime," Moradkhani said in the video.
The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. ( Nov. 28)
New York City pharmaceutical heiress Annabella Rockwell is claiming that her mother paid a $300-a-day "deprogrammer" after believing her daughter had been "brainwashed" by attending an all-female elite liberal college that left the young woman "totally indoctrinated" and estranged from the parents who raised her. "I left school very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad," Rockwell, now 29, recently told the New York Post. Rockwell, a former competitive figure skater who grew up on the Upper East Side, told the Post that at first she was elated to attend Mount Holyoke College — a $60,000-a-year women's institution in rural Massachusetts — in 2011.
The capital murder trial began Monday of a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in South Texas, telling investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his border hometown. If convicted of capital murder, Juan David Ortiz, 39, faces life in prison without parole because prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty. At the time of his arrest, Ortiz, a Navy veteran, was a Border Patrol intel supervisor.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”