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    Donald Trump said Sunday he requested 10,000 National Guard troops deployed to Washington, D.C. before January 6 after realizing his rally would be larger than anticipated – but says the request was rejected by congressional leaders. In his latest defense, the former president told Fox News late Sunday evening that he was not actually watching the events unfold in real-time and claimed he reacted immediately when he was alerted to the ongoing attack on the Capitol. His assertion comes after his anticipated return to the political scene on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he delivered a 90-minute keynote address to a crowd of adoring supporters. Trump insisted he wanted the National Guard on standby to deploy to the nation's capital, and told Fox's 'The Next Revolution' host Steve Hilton that he was under the impression the message was conveyed to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi....
    CNN'S Chris Cuomo has been slammed for not covering his brother's nursing home Covid scandal as the governor is branded a "liar." The host has been blasted for not mentioning his brother's controversy on the same day that he denied any wrongdoing. 5Chris has been blasted for not covering the storyCredit: CNN Political commentator Liz Wheeler wrote: "Your daily reminder that @ChrisCuomo still refuses to cover his brother @NYGovCuomo’s COVID nursing home scandal. Not. A. Word." Another Twitter user said: "Still no word from @ChrisCuomo on allegations his brother is responsible for 1000s of nursing home deaths." "You gonna cover the scandal involving your more successful brother killing all those people in the nursing home or what?," one user fumed. Viewers were waiting for Chris to speak about the nursing home scandal on Monday night's show, after the governor finally spoke out about the allegations. 5His brother spoke out about...
    NANCY Pelosi is under fire for Capitol riot security failures and Republicans want an inquiry into whether she ignored the threat. Rodney Davis, Jim Jordan, James Comer and Devin Nunes sent a letter to Pelosi on Monday saying that "many important questions" from the infamous event "remain unanswered," according to Fox News. 6Pelosi has come under fireCredit: Rex Features The quad mentioned claims that former Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund made that he approached the sergeants at arms to ask for help from the National Guard two days before the deadly riot. In a letter to the House Speaker, Sund said the former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he didn't feel that the "intelligence supported it." "As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities," they wrote. "The Speaker is responsible for all...
    Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnya, arrives to attend a hearing at a court in Moscow – AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Russian state prosecutors on Monday said they would back an effort to jail opposition politician Alexei Navalny for up to three and a half years at a court hearing taking place on Tuesday despite international condemnation. After a second weekend of nationwide protests in support of Mr Navalny, a court is expected to rule on whether to convert a previous suspended sentence on fraud charges into a custodial one. On Sunday, thousands of people took the streets for the second straight weekend, with police estimated to have detained more than 5,300 people nationwide. The protests are seen as a growing problem for Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, who is the country’s longest serving leader since Josef Stalin. More protests have been organised for Tuesday. Mr Navalny...
    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Russian state prosecutors said they would back an effort to jail opposition politician Alexei Navalny for up to three and a half years at a court hearing on Tuesday, as the Kremlin said it would not heed U.S. complaints about his case. Riot police used forced to break up protests across Russia on Sunday calling for Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, to be freed. More than 5,300 people were detained in a massive show of force. That prompted U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to condemn what he said was the persistent use of harsh tactics against peaceful protesters and journalists, and to call for Navalny’s release. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Moscow would ignore Blinken’s comments about what he said were illegal protests inside Russia and warned against Washington imposing any new sanctions. “…We are not prepared to...
    Washington (CNN)Alejandro Mayorkas' nomination to be Homeland Security secretary moved forward Tuesday after a Senate panel vote as a top Democrat rejected Republican calls for another hearing that would delay his confirmation. President Joe Biden's nominee was voted out of the Senate Homeland Security Committee with all Democrats voting yes, paving the way for Mayorkas to helm the third-largest federal department. GOP Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Rob Portman of Ohio also voted yes.Meanwhile, Republicans also want a hearing for Mayorkas before the Senate Judiciary Committee, in addition to his hearing before the Homeland Security Committee that was held last week. Several GOP senators, led by Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, called for the additional hearing, citing Mayorkas' role overseeing many of the Biden administration's immigration policies, the lawmakers said in a letter released Tuesday But Sen. Dick Durbin, who will now chair the Judiciary Committee, threw cold water...
    The National Guard will maintain a presence in Washington, D.C. with a minimum of 5,000 troops remaining in the nation's capital through at least mid-March, a spokesman revealed over the weekend. 'As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March,' Major Matt Murphy of the National Guard Bureau told The Epoch Times on Saturday. He continued: 'We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district, and federal agencies.' Thousands of National Guardsmen and women were deployed to Washington, D.C. over the last few weeks after the storming of the Capitol on January 6. There were concerns another major demonstration or attack could be coordinated for Joe Biden's inauguration.   At least 5,000 National Guard troops...
    New York : Using the online tool “Get My Payment” recipients of the second stimulus check can track it. Photo: Benjamin Dada / Unsplash He Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clarified on its website that, as part of the distribution process of the second round of stimulus checks, the beneficiaries will not be able to update the information online to request that the payment arrive through direct deposit. The process for distributing the “Economic Impact Payments” began at the end of last December with the first bank transfers. Many of the recipients were unable to use the money until January 4, the official payment date, even though the funds were reflected as deposited in the account. Those who received the money electronically are the Americans who provided the bank information before, some before the first stimulus check began to be distributed as part of last tax...
    U.S. attorneys have opposed Mossimo Giannulli's request to leave prison early and serve out the remainder of his five-month sentence at home, days after the fashion designer urged the court. A federal document filed by U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling on Jan. 19 obtained by Fox News shows that prosecutors are in opposition to Lori Loughlin's husband's request, and are asking the federal court to side with them and deny his request. "The government respectfully submits this opposition to defendant Mossimo Giannulli's motion to reduce his sentence. Giannulli contends that the measures taken by the Bureau of Prisons protect him from the COVID-19 pandemic have been 'far more extreme' than what the Court contemplated in imposing sentence, and that his sentence should, as a result, be reduced by more than half," Lelling wrote in his response. The U.S. attorney notes that while the prosecution "acknowledges that he spent an extended period in quarantine --...
    ARSENAL transfer target Neto has demanded a Barcelona exit in search of first-team football, according to reports. According to SPORT, the Brazilian keeper is fed up of playing second fiddle to German international Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. 2Barcelona's Brazilian keeper Neto in action. And it is claimed Neto, 31, has handed in a transfer request days after being linked with Mikel Arteta's Gunners. Neto is understood to have a staggering £177m release clause included in his contract. But Spanish reports say that Neto has pleaded with Barca to lower his price tag making it easier for him to depart. And the Catalan Giants are understood to be open to letting the once-capped Brazil interntion leave the club. ⚽ Read our Arsenal live blog for the latest news from The Emirates 2 Most read in FootballExclusiveBIG SAM SNUBRose to reject WBA as Spurs outcast eyes LaLiga or Bundesliga transfer moveLive BlogUNITED...
    The United States government is planning to begin requiring all international travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before flying into the country. Miami World/The newspaper The measure would take effect from January 26, according to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC order will require coronavirus testing of all passengers flying from abroad, including returning Americans, and comes at a time when there is concern about the spread of the new variant of the virus registered in the United Kingdom. and of which several cases have already been found in the United States. Since the end of December, the country has already required the presentation of a negative coronavirus test carried out a maximum of 72 hours before the trip to those who fly from British airports. The measure affects a relatively small number of travelers because, in March, President Donald Trump, already restricted...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a citywide curfew starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. The curfew will be in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday. This comes as Trump supporters clashed with police on the steps of the Capitol, which is now on lockdown. Some supporters have stormed the building. Today, Im ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7. pic.twitter.com/lp6Pt3DcYC — Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 6, 2021 “During the hours of the curfew, no person, other thank persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public place within the District,” Bowser said. “The curfew imposed by the Mayor’s Order shall not apply to essential workers, including working media,...
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot met privately with Anjanette Young Thursday morning, hours before Chicago’s Inspector General Joe Ferguson confirmed his office will probe the wrongful raid of Young’s home and City Hall’s handling of the aftermath.  A previously planned meeting this week between Young and the mayor was canceled after the two sides disagreed on some of the terms. Young and her attorney, Keenan Saulter, had sought both a meeting with the mayor and a public forum with Lightfoot and aldermen. The mayor rebuffed the request for the forum but said she was still open to meeting privately. In a joint statement, Saulter and the mayor’s press office said the Thursday meeting was a “step towards Ms. Young’s healing.” “Today we met and had a lengthy, very candid and productive conversation about the unacceptable raid on Ms. Young’s house and her pain. We also discussed a number of...
    By Jarrett Renshaw and David Shepardson | Reuters WILMINGTON, Del. – President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg, his former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, to lead the U.S. Transportation Department, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Buttigieg, 38, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has never held federal office, dropped his presidential bid and endorsed Biden in March, helping the former vice president build momentum toward capturing their party’s presidential nomination. A spokesman for Biden’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A representative for Buttigieg also did not respond to a request for comment.
    Central Hudson Gas & Electric is warning customers to exercise extra caution after a man was robbed by two men posing as employees of the utility company.  The men approached the victim’s door in the Village of Catskill in Greene County and identified themselves as Central Hudson employees on Thursday, Dec. 10, who were replacing a transformer in the area, and requested to inspect the victim’s circuit breaker panel, the company said.  It was later determined that the subjects stole cash after gaining entry to the home. “Central Hudson follows strict protocols when communicating and interacting with our customers,” said Charles A. Freni, president, and CEO. "Employees and authorized contractors carry photo identification, and will always display it upon request." If there is ever any doubt about the authenticity of contact, whether in person, online, or by phone, customers should call Central Hudson at 845-452-2700 to inquire about any suspicious...
    The FIA and Ferrari shared a close bond with each other. Considering Ferrari’s rich history in the sport as a regular team since its inception, seldom have the two been at loggerheads. However, after Sainz being denied the opportunity to test, the Italians may have developed some bitter feelings. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the post-season Abu Dhabi testing, the event labeled as Young Driver’s Test. From the name, one could deduce that they designed it for inexperienced drivers. However, after Renault got permission for Alonso testing here, others came down with their requests. Renault is looking forward to the return of two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard has been practicing hard but will need as much time in the car as he can get. Thus, Renault had made the request to let him test at Abu Dhabi. However, this did not sit well with other...
    FEDERAL prisoner Brandon Bernard will be executed despite campaigns by Kim Kardashian West and others supporting him, after a judge denied a request to lift his death sentence conviction.  Bernard, 40, is set to be executed on Thursday and would be the ninth federal prisoner to be put to death after the Trump administration resumed executions after a 17-year hiatus.  6A jury gave Brandon Bernard the death sentence Credit: Twitter 6Kim Kardashian West asked her Twitter followers to sign a letter urging President Donald Trump to commute Brandon Bernard’s sentence to life in prisonCredit: Getty Images Bernard’s lawyers argued that prosecutors withheld a witness who spoke of their client’s low rank in the gang he was with that robbed and murdered Todd and Stacie Bagley in 1999.  But in an order written on Tuesday, Judge James Sweeney of the US District Court of the Southern District of Indiana said that...
    A federal judge in Wisconsin quickly ruled against a request by the GOP in yet another one of Sidney Powell’s so-called “Kraken” lawsuits during a status conference on Tuesday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Pamela Pepper began the hearing by noting she would deny the plaintiff’s request for an evidentiary hearing and spent the overwhelming majority of the rest of the proceedings explaining why this was her chosen and necessary course of action. The case concerns William Feehan, an elector for President Donald Trump, whose lawsuit requests a court order that would: (1) overturn and decertify Wisconsin’s election results; (2) mandate a statewide manual recount of ballots cast in the presidential election; (3) impound all election equipment—including software and ballots; and (4) declare Trump won the Badger State’s Electoral College votes. Pepper highlighted the “extreme” nature of Feehan’s request and noted his legal team’s original lawsuit did not actually contain the...
    Loading the player... A family is still looking for answers after their loved one was tragically killed by police. Casey Goodson was shot by a deputy on the US Marshal’s fugitive task force as he entered his Colombus, Ohio home on Friday. There were no other witnesses to the shooting and it is unclear why the 23-year old was shot by Jason Meade who has been identified as the shooter. The matter is being investigated by the Columbus Division of Police instead of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) which typically investigates police shootings due to the agency’s refusal to take the case. Read More: Nearly half of 83 people who attended Ohio wedding test positive for coronavirus “We received a referral to take a three-day old officer-involved shooting case,” said a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office on Monday, CNN reported. “Not knowing all the...
    KELLY Clarkson's ex Brandon Blackstock "demanded $5.2 MILLION a year in spousal support" as she calls his request "unreasonable." The singer recently won temporary primary custody of the two kids she shares with the talent manager. 2Brandon Blackstock is asking for over $5.2 million per year for spousal and child supportCredit: Getty Images - Getty A source close to the former couple told PEOPLE that Brandon, 43, is seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support. The source said: "Brandon's been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees. "Kelly's offered to pay for all the kids' expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month." 2Kelly recently got temporary primary custody of their kidsCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show If Bandon's request is approved, he'd receive more...
    Britney Spears made a push in court on Tuesday to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from her conservatorship. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny denied that request, saying she would not rule out hearing a similar motion in the future, CBS Los Angeles reports. Penny appointed the Bessemer Trust Co. to share conservator duties with Spears' father. Spears had previously requested Bessemer Trust Co. take over completely, saying her father had no intention of working with the Bessemer Trust as co-conservator. In court documents, Spears claimed her father meant "to retain full functional control of her assets, books and records in the face of Britney's objections," the Associated Press reports.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox A conservatorship is put in place when a judge appoints a responsible person or organization – the "conservator" – to care for another adult who cannot care for himself or...
    Ranking the five-year windows of every NFL team This Is the Age When Jealousy Is Most Likely to Ruin Your Relationship Norwegian Air Tumbles as Government Turns Down New Aid Request (Bloomberg) -- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA said it’s facing “a very uncertain future,” sending the stock plunging, after Norway ruled out providing financial support to a carrier that’s fighting to survive as the coronavirus crisis roils global travel markets. © Bloomberg A passenger aircraft, operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, sits grounded at Stavanger Airport in Stavanger, Norway, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Norwegian, the low-cost carrier fighting to qualify for a bailout, presented a plan to relieve part of its heavy debt burden that would largely wipe out existing shareholders and warned most flights would stay grounded until next year. The government in Oslo said Monday that it won’t be providing special package funding to Norwegian despite...
    By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Taiwan-based company and opponents to plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex have agreed that site preparation can continue except in wetlands and in five known or possible sites of enslaved people’s graves. “It’s important that these sites be protected,” Center for Biological Diversity attorney Julie Teel Simmonds said Thursday. She represents environmental and citizens’ groups in a lawsuit asking a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to overturn permits granted by the Army Corps of Engineers. They had asked last week for an order halting all work until the judge could rule. The agreement lets current preliminary work continue, said Janile Parks, spokeswoman for FG LA LLC, Formosa Plastics Group’s Louisiana member. The corporation plans 10 chemical plants and four other “major facilities” on 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, between Baton Rouge and...
    Britney Spears has taken a major step in her conservatorship. The 38-year-old singer has filed to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed as her co-conservator, Us Weekly reports. The filing will be addressed at a hearing later this month. Jamie has been the conservator over his daughter's estate for a majority of the conservatorship's existence since it was established well over a decade ago. The outlet obtained docs filed Tuesday that reveal Britney had previously requested that Bessemer Trust Company serve as her conservator. BRITNEY SPEARS REVEALS SHE'S THE 'HAPPIEST' SHE'S 'EVER BEEN' AMID CONSERVATORSHIP EXTENSION Jamie agreed to serve as a co-conservator alongside the trust company. Britney Spears has reportedly requested that her father be removed as her conservator. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD) The documents also reportedly stated that Britney's business managing company, TriStar, resigned and a replacement was hired by Jamie without his daughter's knowledge. "The...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Taiwan-based company and opponents to plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex have agreed that site preparation can continue except in wetlands and in five known or possible sites of enslaved people’s graves. “It’s important that these sites be protected,” Center for Biological Diversity attorney Julie Teel Simmonds said Thursday. She represents environmental and citizens’ groups in a lawsuit asking a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to overturn permits granted by the Army Corps of Engineers. They had asked last week for an order halting all work until the judge could rule. The agreement lets current preliminary work continue, said Janile Parks, spokeswoman for FG LA LLC, Formosa Plastics Group’s Louisiana member. The corporation plans 10 chemical plants and four other “major facilities” on 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans....
    Election 2020 protests: More than 100 events, marches planned to protect the results of Tuesdays vote 4 Bakery Chains Quietly Vanishing This Year How Would States Such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania Handle Presidential Recount? As the 2020 presidential election votes continue to trickle in, here's how close race states, including Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia would handle a recount. © Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/Getty Georgia Election Officials Continue Ballot Counting ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 04: Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots to count. Like other states, Georgia has it's own unique rules to follow if a recount is called. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia permit a...
    As a record-breaking amount of mail-in voting continues to be counted following an inconclusive election night, candidates' leads in key battleground states are dwindling, and the odds that a number of states will conduct recounts grows increasingly more likely. Here's a list of the states that are still in play — and what it would take for a recount. ARIZONA The Associated Press has already called Arizona for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, but other outlets, like ABC, say the race is too close to call. With 84% of the expected vote reported, Biden is up by about 100,000 votes. Candidates cannot request a recount in the state of Arizona, according to Ballotpedia. An automatic recount will be triggered if the margin of the final vote is less than or equal to 0.1% of the votes cast. Biden currently has a roughly 3% lead. GEORGIA After...
    Angelina Jolie's bitter divorce battle with Brad Pitt has hit yet another bump in the road after the actress parted ways with one of her high-priced attorneys. Priya Sopori, a Los Angeles-based former federal prosecutor who has been working with Jolie's lead lawyer, Samantha DeJean, is out after filing a 'Notice of Withdrawal of Attorney of Record' with LA Superior Court, DailyMail.com has learned. Experienced trial bulldog Sopori is a partner with California law firm Greenberg Glusker LLP. It's not clear whether Jolie - who is fighting Pitt's efforts to win 50/50 custody of their children - fired Sopori or if the attorney made the decision to quit. But the change in her high profile team at this late stage signals Jolie's resolve to get what she wants has only hardened. A source close to Jolie told DailyMail.com: 'Angelina has fought tooth and nail to get what she wants in...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A week ahead of the Nov. 3 election, applications in Pennsylvania for mail-in or absentee ballots have exceeded 3 million, with Tuesday the last day to request one. State data shows that, of those applications, more than 57% have been returned to counties. 2020 Election Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware More than 9 million Pennsylvanians have registered to vote, a record high. If turnout is 70%, which was the rate in 2016’s presidential election in Pennsylvania, that means 6.3 million people will vote. The majority of people, 1.9 million, applying for mail-in or absentee ballots are Democrats, according to state data. About 760,000 are Republicans and 350,000 are registered independents or third-party voters. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. MORE FROM CBS PHILLY: Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus? 30 Police Officers Injured During Hours-Long Unrest In Philadelphia After Fatal Police-Involved...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judge denies Trump’s request that US replace him as defendant in rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Supreme Court could soon revisit a challenge to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision on extending the deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots — this time, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Court, possibly casting a tie breaking vote. As Breitbart News reported last week: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Republican application to stay the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant the Democratic Party’s request to make several changes to mail-in voting that critics have decried as vulnerable to fraud. As Breitbart News reported last month, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled … that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time.” Republicans sought a stay. The Supreme Court, however, split 4-4 on the request, leaving the decision of the lower court in place. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the...
    A judge denied a request made on behalf of a former Minneapolis police officer to use body camera footage from a 2019 arrest of George Floyd as evidence in trial, CBS Minnesota reported.  Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill denied Attorney Earl Gray’s request to use the footage from May 6, 2019 as evidence in court, according to documents filed Friday, CBS Minnesota reported. A transcript of the video, which shows Floyd being arrested a year prior to his death, is allowed for presentation in trial, however. Body camera footage from the 2019 arrest. Screenshot/Video/CBS Minnesota Floyd died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes. Gray represents former officer Thomas Lane who, like two other officers at the scene — J. Kueng and Tou Thao — was charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, according...
    President Trump gave no sign about whether he would have Attorney General William Barr stay on in his administration should he win the election. The president said he was "not happy" with the operations of the Justice Department, but declined to comment when asked if he would request Barr to lead it in a second term. "I have no comment. Can't comment on that. It's too early," Trump told Newsmax TV. "I'm not happy with all of the evidence I have. I can tell you that. I'm not happy." Trump's response comes after a Justice Department investigation, led by U.S. Attorney John Bash, found no "substantive" wrongdoing into “unmasking” requests by Obama administration officials into retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn in the Russia investigation. The findings "fell short of what Trump and others might have hoped," according to the Washington Post. However, the scope of Bash's findings is not...
    Week in celebrity photos for Oct. 5-9, 2020 How to handle financial stress Minor leaguers score win in quest for fair wages as Supreme Court dismisses MLB request Minor league baseball players scored a win in their effort for higher wages Monday in the Supreme Court.  What did MLB learn from COVID-19? Will there be a full season next year? USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next White Car With Front-End Damage Sought In Hawthorne Hit-And-Run CBS Los Angeles Chris Harrison Addresses the "Wild Rumors" About Clare Crawleys Bachelorette Season E! Baseball fan signs with Oakland A’s after throwing 96 mph fastball TODAY Cleveland Indians pitching coach Carl Willis goes Beyond the Dugout with rapid-fire questions WKYC-TV Cleveland Astros take on rivals Oakland As in Game 1 today ABC 13 Houston...
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — The president of the Carroll County teachers union says educators remain concerned about their safety—with many scheduled to return to the classroom Monday and some students coming back for in-person instruction two weeks later. “Their anxiety levels and stress levels are through the roof,” said Teresa McCulloh of the Carroll County Education Association. “We are concerned with masking, the cleaning and sanitizing and maintaining the six-foot social distancing.” Wednesday was the deadline for teachers to submit leave requests. At least 238 are taking personal and medical leave, creating a shortage larger than any she can ever remember in her more than three decades as an educator in the county. Related Coverage:  Baltimore City Schools’ CEO Talks Reopening, Layoffs; Baltimore County Reverses Decision To Bring Teachers Back Next Month ‘We Are Not Disposable’ | More Than 400 Employees In Baltimore City Schools To Lose Jobs Due To...
    Oilers have been talking to Coyotes about Oliver Ekman-Larsson The best deals to look for on Amazon Prime Day 2020 Ubers push to expand its food delivery empire just hit another roadblock as the DOJ scrutinizes its plan to buy Postmates © Reuters Uber has become increasingly reliant on food delivery during the pandemic. Reuters The DOJ is taking a closer look at Uber's plans to buy Postmates, Uber disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday. The "second request," as it's called, puts the deal on hold indefinitely until both companies "substantially comply" with the government's request for more details and it gives the deal a green light. But the DOJ's request signals it's "concerned about the deal," Sam Weinstein, a former DOJ antitrust lawyer, told Business Insider. Uber pivoted to buy Postmates after merger talks with Grubhub reportedly fell through over similar  antitrust concerns as the platform faces...
    Dr. Dre's legal team have labelled Nicole Young's request for $2 million a month spousal support as 'absurd'. Amid the increasingly nasty divorce battle between the duo, who split over the summer after 24 years of marriage, Young had listed her monthly expenses amounting to over $2.5 million earlier this month. Dre hit back explaining that he already foots the bill for everything Young, 50, needs and also slammed her lawyers for requesting $5 million in fees. Dr. Dre's legal team has labeled Nicole Young's request for $2 million spousal support a month 'absurd' as the rapper claims he has been paying all her expenses According to TMZ, the rapper, born Andre Romelle Young, says he is letting Young stay in his Malibu mansion worth between $20-25 million.  He says he has his security team bring Young meals prepared by his personal chef meals 3-5 times per week. RELATED ARTICLES...
    A FORMER Louisville cop has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Brett Hankinson, the only officer to be indicted in Taylor’s case, made his plea during a telephone court appearance on Monday afternoon. 5 Brett Hankinson, the only officer to be indicted in Taylor’s case, pleaded not guilty to three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degreeCredit: Reuters 5 Breonna Taylor, 26, an EMT, was shot dead when officer executed a no-knock warrant at her apartment in MarchCredit: Taylor Family Hankinson, who was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department for his role in the incident, was hit with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree last week. On March 13, Taylor was shot dead when Hankison, Detective Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly were executing a no-knock warrant at her apartment as part of an investigation into a suspected...
    The Trump campaign on Tuesday asked Twitter to label a video posted by Joe Biden's campaign as manipulated media over a clip that they say takes President Trump's words out of context and has been repeatedly fact-checked as incorrect manipulation, but the company declined to do so, according to emails obtained by Fox News. The video purports to contrast what Trump says in public versus in private on the coronavirus, accusing him of lying to the public. One of the examples of Trump's public comments in the video is from a Feb. 28 campaign rally at which Trump appears to be calling the coronavirus a hoax. "The coronavirus, and this is their new hoax," Trump is heard saying in the Biden video. BIDEN HITS BACK AT TRUMP'S CALL FOR PRE-DEBATE DRUG TESTS: 'THE COMMENTS ARE JUST FOOLISH' The splicing is identical to how the Biden campaign cut a video of the Feb....
    KYLIAN MBAPPE'S stunning Paris Saint-Germain transfer request has sent the Spanish press into a frenzy. The World Cup winner, 21, has been most strongly linked with a record-breaking £400million move to Real Madrid. 4The Spanish press went into overdrive after Mbappe signalled his intention to leave PSG 4Marca told Mbappe 'we're waiting for you' on their front page French icon Mbappe idolises fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane - but Manchester United, City and Liverpool are also keen. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   Now the biggest Spanish papers have ramped up the hype by telling the striker: "We're waiting for you." Madrid-based Marca splashed that rather ominous message across their front page. They then go onto claim that Bernabeu bosses will wait to see how Mbappe's situation evolves over the coming year. Crucially, they report Real - famed for their Galactico transfer policy - will...
    TOTTENHAM'S request to have 8,000 fans back inside their stadium for this weekend's Everton clash was rejected due to a change in the Government's coronavirus rules. Spurs hoped to allow a small percentage of supporters into the £1billion ground and submitted an application. 3Tottenham's application to have 8,000 fans at White Hart Lane for their Premier League opener with Everton was rejectedCredit: PA:Empics Sport But despite recent pilot events - such as at Brighton's pre-season clash with Chelsea - a rise in Covid-19 cases looks set to put a hold on the phased mass reintroduction of fans into venues. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday there would be a review of plans to have spectators at live matches again. And it is understood Tottenham were among the clubs to see their request for the opening weekend of the new Premier League season denied. Jose Mourinho goes up against...
              The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday said it will not extend Governor Northam’s order barring eviction notices and proceedings as a newly implemented federal eviction moratorium takes effect.  Northam asked the court for an extension of the temporary eviction order in a letter on Thursday, saying more time is needed to better understand the federal order and for the General Assembly to pass legislation to further protect Virginians.  The court’s letter rejecting Northam’s extension request cites a memo from Karl Hade, executive secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, informing all judges and clerks in the Commonwealth about the new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The federal eviction moratorium was issued by the CDC as an emergency action, which temporarily halts evictions through the end of 2020 with specific guidelines and provisions attached.  “Governor Northam is pleased to...
    Dr. Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young has given a justification for her request for a stunning $2 million per month in her divorce proceedings. Young, 50, broke down the massive figure in new legal documents obtained by TMZ. According to the filings, the vast majority of her expenses are listed as 'Entertainment,' and she's seeking $900,000 per month to cover those costs. The breakdown: Nicole Young, 50, explained why she requested $2 million in monthly spousal support from her husband Dr. Dre, 55, in legal documents obtained by TMZ; shown in 2016 Young also says she needs $10,000 per month to keep the house clean and to get her laundry done, and she needs another $135,000 to pay for new clothes each month.  She including $60,000 monthly for education costs, including tuition and living expenses, though she didn't specify if that was for her own education efforts or if...
    Some receive their stimulus check with direct payment to their bank accounts, with a paper check, or on a debit card Illustrative image of a debit card sent by the Treasury Department. Photo: Department of the Treasury / Courtesy Those people who cannot receive their stimulus check by direct payment, will receive their financial support through a paper check that will arrive in the mail and, in some cases, by credit card, as reported on the IRS website. The Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS), which is a section of the Treasury Department that works with the IRS to determine the distribution of stimulus checks, is the one that decide which taxpayers will receive their money through a debit card. This means that, at the moment, it is not possible for people to ask to receive their financial support with a debit card,...
    BARCELONA chief Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected Lionel Messi's request to hold a meeting regarding his exit - with the president holding out for his £624million release fee. Bartomeu is said to have denied the wantaway star a meeting to negotiate his exit from the Nou Camp. 3Bartomeu is said to have denied Messi's request for a meeting regarding his summer exitCredit: Reuters 3Bartomeu will only allow Messi to leave Man City if his £624m release clause is triggeredCredit: AFP - Getty The Barca president will only meet Messi to discuss terms of a contract extension, according to El Periodico. Bartomeu is only willing to allow the 33-year-old superstar to leave if his release clause is met in full. That means, any potential club - such as Manchester City or Juventus - will have to shatter the world-record transfer fee at £624m. Neymar's £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain...
    Ghislaine Maxwell has lost her bid to be transferred out of solitary confinement and into general population as she awaits trial inside a 'hell-hole' Brooklyn prison.  On Tuesday, Judge Alison J. Nathan denied the request from Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam after her lawyers argued that she is unable to properly prepare for trial due to being monitored 24/7.   The judge also rejected a request by Maxwell's lawyers for prosecutors to disclose the identities of three alleged victims who claim to have been sexually abused by Epstein and Maxwell when they were underage.  Judge Nathan called the disclosure of the identities 'premature' as the case isn't scheduled to go to trial until next year.     Judge Alison J. Nathan denied Ghislaine Maxwell's request to be moved out of solitary confinement to the general population at Brooklyn prison on Tuesday (seen in a court sketch in July)  The 58-year-old's lawyers argued...
    Jamie Lynn Spears is set to play a more significant role in her sister Britney Spears’ conservatorship, new court records show. The 29-year-old former Nickelodeon star has been named the trustee of Britney’s “SJB Revocable Trust,” which was initially set to protect the pop star and her children’s finances, according to The Blast, which obtained the documents. Jamie Lynn has reportedly requested that the court authorize Fidelity Financial Management serve as a financial advisor and create “blocked accounts” to hold her 38-year-old sister’s assets. According to The Blast, the “Zoey 101” star will ensure these assets and cash will be used for Britney’s two children, Sean and Jayden Federline, if the singer was to pass away. The document states, “Upon the settlor’s death, the entire principal of the Trust …  shall be promptly distributed by the Trustee to the trustee or co-trustees of the BJS Kids & Family Trust, to...
    BARCELONA and Lionel Messi have become the butt of the jokes after their capitulation against Bayern Munich. The Catalan giants, five-time Champions League winners, were humiliated in the first half after conceding four goals in the opening 31 minutes. 2Messi painted a dejected figure in Barcelona's capitulationCredit: Getty Images - Getty It could have been even more with the German champions ripping Barca to shreds. Not even the world's greatest player Messi could inspire his side to mount any sort of a comeback as he looked defeated and dejected walking around the field. But others watching from their sofas were revelling in Barcelona's demise and claimed the Argentine star will hand in a transfer request at the full-time whistle. Taking to social media, one said: "Messi will spend his half-time penning his transfer request for a move to West Ham." Another said: "Messi should just hand in...
    KELLY Clarkson clapped back at a troll on social media that blamed her "work ethic" for her divorce. The critiques followed the 38-year-old's stint as a judge on America's Got Talent as she replaced an ailing Simon Cowell. 9 Kelly clapped back at a troll that criticized her work ethicCredit: Instagram 9 The troll said her poor work ethic is why her marriage didn't work outCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9 Kelly called out the woman for "shaming" herCredit: Twitter The singer tweeted on Thursday: "Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friends asks for a favor because that’s actually what 'good old country girls' do.... this can’t be who you are deep down. I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please." Kelly's tweet was in response to a fan, who wrote:...
    TAMAR Braxton has been let go from her contract with WeTV although the network has confirmed it will still air her new series Get Ya Life! on September 10. WeTV will honor Tamar's request to be released from the contract, and told TMZ in a statement that they will "work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network." 1 Tamar had allegedly been battling some demons during the filming of her show's first seasonCredit: WEtv The statement read: "Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network." Reps for the network confirmed the series, which airs on September 10, will not...
    The House Judiciary Committee’s trainwreck hearing of William Barr came to a head when the Attorney General was initially denied a five-minute break during the Democrats final few speakers on Tuesday. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) went to introduce Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) to question the Attorney General when Barr asked, “Mr. Chairman, could we take a five-minute break? Could we take a five-minute break, Mr. Chairman?” Nadler screamed “No!” in response. “That’s a common courtesy of every witness,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) yelled as chatter loudened. “I’ve waited 45 minutes, I’ve waited an hour for you this morning,” Barr said to Nadler, who was late after he was involved in a car crash. “I haven’t had lunch. I would like to take a five-minute break.” “Mr. Attorney General, we are almost finished,” Nadler responded. “We are going to be finished in a few minutes. We can certainly take a break...
    Google Translate, the tech giant’s translation app, listed “a police officer” as the primary definition of “demon.” The secondary definition of demon, according to the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley, is “an evil spirit or devil.” The web giant removed the definitions altogether after Breitbart News requested comment on the company’s strange definition. Users on reddit’s /r/Conspiracy subreddit were the first to recently notice that when the term “demon” was typed into Google’s Translate system, the first definition that the site returns is “a police officer.” Although the Internet giant removed the definitions after a Breitbart News request for comment, a screenshot of the definition can be seen below: An archived version of the Google Translate page can be found here. One Reddit user named /u/Djingus_ noted that the term “demon” has been used in Australia as a slang term for “detective/officer” according to a dictionary of Australian...
    At least 600 Florida teachers have requested living wills as they prepare for schools in the state to reopen even as coronavirus numbers swell. "I heard from one teacher who said she's contemplating just quitting her job to protect herself," Charles Gallagher, a St. Petersburg lawyer whose firm is among several offering free living wills, told NBC news. "It's heartbreaking that people have to give up professions they love because of safety concerns." Gallagher told the outlet he was "taken aback by the story" of three Arizona teachers who died of COVID-19 and one who died while teaching summer school, which inspired him and several other attorneys to offer pro bono living wills.  As of this week, over 600 Florida teachers have contacted Gallagher alone.  This week the Florida Education Association (FEA) sued Gov. Ron De Santis (R) over his administration’s push to reopen schools next month despite surging coronavirus cases in the state. ...
    WASHINGTON - Iranian lawyers representing three men sentenced to death for involvement in antigovernment protests last November say they have asked the judiciary for a retrial of their clients, potentially averting executions that many Iranians and President Donald Trump fear are imminent. Defense lawyers Babak Paknia and Hosein Taj were quoted Wednesday by Iranian state media as saying they and a third attorney, Mostafa Nili, jointly submitted a request to the office of Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi to overturn the death sentences against their three clients and retry the men. Nili tweeted that he, Paknia and Taj got full access to their clients’ court files for the first time earlier in the day. Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentences against defendants Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saeid Tamjidi last Friday, according to an earlier tweet by Nili. The men, all in their mid-20s, had been convicted of vandalism, arson,...
    Igor Derysh July 14, 2020 6:29PM (UTC) Refrigerated trucks are en route to Texas and Arizona as morgues struggle to deal with the rising number of deaths resulting from the surge in coronavirus cases in the two states. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, told reporters that at least one morgue in Maricopa County, home to nearly 60% of the state's population, was "near capacity." A morgue run by the city's Abrazo Health system was also at 97% capacity, she said. : "We are losing too many Arizonans," Gallego told local news outlet KNXV. "I'm heartbroken . . . It's been a rough week for me." A spokesperson for Abrazo said in a statement that the area's hospitals still "have adequate morgue space," but the trucks were requested as part of an emergency plan "to handle overflow morgue capacity, if needed." Gallego claimed that the city has been plagued by inaction from...
    Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne is at odds with the WNBA’s panel of physicians after her request to opt out of the 2020 season was denied. “The independent panel of doctors the league appointed to review high-risk cases have advised that I’m not high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble,” Delle Donne told ESPN in a statement. The 30-year-old two-time WNBA MVP has battled chronic Lyme disease since 2008, and is continuing to recover from January back surgery, which repaired three herniated discs. Players who are considered high-risk or have other medical reasons to opt out of the WNBA’s Florida bubble will still receive their full salary. Otherwise, if a player wants to opt out, she will forgo her salary. “I love my team, and we had an unbelievable season last year, and I want to play! But the question is whether or not the...
    AN alleged victim of Ghislaine Maxwell is to try to block her bail. Annie Farmer is due to address a judge as the socialite requests to be released from jail. 1An alleged victim of Ghislaine Maxwell will try to block the socialite's bail through the courts at a hearing in New YorkCredit: EPA Brit Maxwell, 58, is accused of giving Ms Farmer an un­solicited massage while the girl was topless. The accusations come as part of grooming charges related to late tycoon Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring. Maxwell will appear at the bail hearing in New York by video-link from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Centre. Alleged victims, including Ms Farmer, get a chance to ad­dress Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan over the phone to oppose her £4million bail. A source said: “They are ­horrified that Maxwell could go free and will do everything to stop it.” Maxwell denies the allegations and her...
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats charged with national security oversight say the Trump administration is effectively refusing to testify before Congress about an initiative to reduce global conflict and improve women's security that was spearheaded by Ivanka Trump.The stand-off is deepening House Democrats' concerns about the administration's attitude toward oversight and about some of its policies concerning women and girls, which they say that may be undermining the Women, Peace and Security Strategy unveiled in June 2019. It also illustrates the challenges of conducting government business as the coronavirus pandemic maintains its grip on the country. The WPS strategy, which won bipartisan praise, recognized the link between women's empowerment and global peace and security, and noted that countries that marginalize women socially and politically are more likely to experience conflict. The departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security and the US Agency for International Development unveiled plans to implement the strategy on June...
    President Donald Trump declared victory over John Bolton, his former national security adviser, despite a judge denying a request from his administration to block Bolton’s book from publication. The Trump administration filed a court injunction demanding that the book not be published, as it included information they deemed classified. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth sternly criticized Bolton’s reckless behavior with his memoir but acknowledged that it was too late to stop the book from publication. “Defendant Bolton has gambled with the national security of the United States,” Lamberth wrote in his court memorandum. “He has exposed his country to harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability.” The judge argued that since the book had already been printed, shipped, and obtained by media outlets, the court would not order the dramatic step of seizing and destroying all copies of the memoir. “By the looks of it, the horse...
    Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday is good to go after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a legal challenge trying to stop it and the mayor rescinded his curfew order at the president's request so MAGA supporters could camp out ahead of the big event. The court also ruled the masks and social distancing are not required as Oklahoma's June 1 reopening plan allowed business owners to use discretion on those matters. The Trump campaign said they would hand out masks to attendees but it would be  a personal decision as to whether or not people wore them. Supporters had been lined up and camped out in front of the BOK Center ahead of Saturday night's event, but were going to have to go home under a 10 p.m. curfew instituted by G.T. Bynum, the Republican mayor of Tulsa. They are now free to stay. Bynum rescinded the...
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