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The New York Times Alleges President Trump Avoided Paying Federal Income Taxes In Years Leading To His Presidency

Citing tax-return data, the New York Times reported on Sunday that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income. The Times also said the President also paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years through 2017, despite receiving $427.4 million through 2018 from his reality television program and other endorsement and licensing deals.... [Read Full Story]

One of The Three Louisville Police Officers Involved In The Breonna Taylor Shooting Is Indicted

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of three police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in her Louisville apartment. However, the charges relate to the firing of shots into the home next door – and not Taylor’s killing. A grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The other two involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted.  A wanton endangerment charge is a a felony that carries one to five years in prison if Hankison is convicted. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest and set a $15,000 cash bond.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Expected To Announce Supreme Court Nominee On Saturday

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will disclose his new nominee for the Supreme Court on Saturday,  Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign stop in the Pittsburgh area, “I’ve spoken to many (people) and we’re getting close to a decision.” The announcement is tentatively set for 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, the president said. Trump has said he will nominate a woman to fill the seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday.... [Read Full Story]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Strike Deal To Avert Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have reached a bipartisan deal to keep the government funded through early December and avoid a shutdown just before the election. Pelosi hailed the short-term spending legislation — known as a “continuing resolution,” or CR – in a statement on Tuesday, in which she pointed to $8 billion in increased spending on food-assistance programs that she secured, in exchange for agreeing to renewing funding for a farm bailout program strongly supported by Republicans.]... [Read Full Story]

Joe Biden Blasts President Trump’s Plan To Push For Supreme Court Nominee Prior To Election

On Sunday, democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans not to vote on any candidate nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court as the November election draws closer. Biden’s speech came one day after second Senate Republican voiced objections to Trump’s plan for a quick vote on a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday. Such an appointment by the president, if approved by the Senate, would cement a 6-3 conservative majority that could influence American law.... [Read Full Story]

Hurricane Sally Leaves Destruction Along Gulf Coast, Leaving 2 Dead

Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Cat 2 storm, with 100 mph winds, two and a half feet of rain and a surge of seawater. At least two people in Alabama and Georgia were killed. Heavy rains are expected to wreak havoc from Virginia to North Carolina throughout the night before the storm moves out over the Atlantic.... [Read Full Story]

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks USPS Operational Changes

A federal judge on Thursday placed a temporary block on operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service that have been cited for causing a slowdown in mail delivery. U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian granted a request from Washington and 13 other states to issue a temporary injunction against the policies implemented under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, saying backlogs in mail “likely will slow down the delivery of ballots” in November’s election.... [Read Full Story]

CDC Unveils Distribution Plan For A Coronavirus Vaccine

According to a Health and Human Services playbook released Wednesday, a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan aims to begin delivering doses in January with no out-of-pocket costs to patients. CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, “I think there will be vaccine that will be initially available sometime between November and December, but very limited supply and it will need to be prioritized.” Redfield said the vaccine then will become available to the general population in the third quarter of 2021.... [Read Full Story]

Health Agency Spokesman Michael Caputo To Take Leave After Posting Controversial Rant On Social Media

The top spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Michael Caputo, will take a two-month leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday. The move came two days after the New York Times reported that Caputo, a former adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said on Facebook that government scientists were engaging in “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic.... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Justice Department Launches Internal Inquiry Into Roger Stone Sentencing

The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone. The review by the department’s inspector general comes after Aaron Zelinsky, a career prosecutor, told lawmakers during a congressional hearing in June that his office received “heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice” to ease its sentencing recommendation for Stone, a political ally of the president.... [Read Full Story]

$100K Reward Offered In Search For Gunman That Left Two Deputies Critically Wounded

On Sunday, authorities announced a $100,000 reward in connection with the manhunt of a lone gunman responsible for shooting two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in an apparent ambush.The deputies were shot multiple times as they sat in their patrol vehicle in Compton. Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the patrol car, and open fire, then fleeing on foot. ... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Signs Executive Order To Extend Ban On Offshore Drilling Off Coast Of Florida

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order to extend and expand a ban on oil drilling off the coast of Florida. Trump said he would extend the existing moratorium on offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s west coast through 2032 and expand it to include the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.... [Read Full Story]

Rochester N.Y. Police Chief, Deputy Suddenly Step Down Following Protests Over Daniel Prude Death

Rochester, N.Y.’s police chief, La’Ron Singletary, announced his resignation Tuesday after days of protesting in response to the police killing of Daniel Prude. Mayor Lovely Warren also informed the Rochester City Council that in addition to Singletary, the entire command staff announced it would be vacating their roles today. She noted that none of the police leaders were asked to resign.... [Read Full Story]

Seven Police Officers In Rochester, NY Suspended Over Death of Black Man Killed In Custody

Seven Police Officers in Rochester, New York were suspended on Thursday over the asphyxiation death of a black man who they arrested in March. The brutal incident was revealed in videotape footage made public this week, which was recorded by an officer’s body camera. The video captures a group of officers putting a mesh hood over Daniel Prude’s head as he kneels naked and restrained on a Rochester street and snow falls around him.... [Read Full Story]