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Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump's tax returns in probe of hush money payments


Posted: Mon-Oct-2019



The Manhattan District Attorney's office subpoenaed eight years' worth of the president's tax as part of its investigation into the Stormy Daniels payment

Headlines:
Brexit talks face uphill struggle as Oct. 31 deadline looms
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The United Kingdom and the EU said Monday that Brexit talks were making progress — but not yet enough to ensure a deal by the end of the month — as the government tried to look beyond the country's stalled EU exit with a policy platform read by the Queen in Parliament.

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Nobel in economics awarded to 3 based in U.S. for work on alleviating global poverty
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The Nobel in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, all based in the U.S., "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

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Japan rescuers search for missing after Typhoon Hagibis kills dozens
ASIA-STORM/JAPAN

'There was a huge river flowing in front of me,' said a 74-year-old resident of Nagano after the worst of deadly Typhoon Hagibis passed over the town north of Japan's capital. Residents were waking up to devastation as crews worked to dig through mudslides and search riverbanks for people in the wake of the typhoon, which has left thousands of homes on the country's main island flooded, damaged or without power.

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Family of Texas woman shot dead by police officer in her home pushes for quick and thorough probe
Police Shooting In Home Texas

A white police officer who shot and killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbour's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, a lawyer for the woman's family said.

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Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces after U.S. announces withdrawal
SYRIA-SECURITY/TURKEY-USA

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.

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Spanish court sentences 9 Catalan separatist leaders over failed independence bid
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Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to terms ranging from nine and 13 years each in prison for sedition over their role in a failed bid for independence in October 2017.

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Trump shown killing media and political opponents in parody video
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) condemned on Sunday a video that depicted a fake image of U.S. President Donald Trump slaughtering members of the news media, shown at a gathering of his supporters.

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Ecuador, Indigenous leaders agree to reverse austerity cuts and end deadly protests
Ecuador Political Crisis

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country's Indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.

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Why it's hard — but not impossible — for Republicans to rival Trump in a primary
Trump Impeachment Polls

Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to face a primary challenge from his own party. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush all dealt with intra-party opponents.

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Poland's governing conservatives claim election win
Poland Election

Poland's conservative ruling party Law and Justice won the most votes in a general election held Sunday in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in the parliament to govern for four more years.

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'A new page in history is turning': Polls suggest political outsider Kais Saied winner in Tunisia election
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A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings.

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Hunter Biden defends work in Ukraine, China in face of Trump attacks
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Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. vice-president Joe Biden, for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China, after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has embroiled the president in an impeachment inquiry.

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U.S. ambassador hand-picked by Trump will testify in impeachment probe this week
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A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based solely on what President Donald Trump told him, according to a person familiar with his upcoming testimony in the impeachment probe.

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Snowbirds pilot safe after ejecting from plane in Georgia crash
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The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Ga., and no one on the ground was injured.

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3 confirmed dead in waning California wildfires
California Wildfires

Firefighters were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles's northern edge and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighbourhoods, as three deaths have now been tied to blazes across Southern California.

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2 now declared dead in New Orleans hotel collapse
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A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans's historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20.

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Video game company backpedals after disqualifying esports player for political comments
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Video game behemoth Activision Blizzard is returning prize money and reducing its ban on a Hong Kong-based pro esports player who made political comments on air after a win.

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4 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at illegal gambling house in Brooklyn
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Police were investigating Sunday whether a gambling dispute, robbery or something else led to the shooting deaths of four people at an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn that was just blocks from a police precinct.

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Is the U.S. in a constitutional crisis? Current standoff is unlike anything in American history
Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Michigan on Dec 9

After a week in which the White House issued a blanket refusal to co-operate with what it describes as an 'invalid' impeachment inquiry, constitutional scholars are divided about whether this moment represents a constitutional crisis.

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge runs marathon in under 2 hours
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Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours, although it will not count as a world record.

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Father of British Teen Killed In Crash With U.S. Diplomat's Wife Recalls Finding Son
Harry Dunn described seeing his son for the last time following the crash with an American who later invoked diplomatic immunity and left the U.K. ... read more


Syrian Forces Deploy Inside Kurdish-Held Territory After U.S. Retreat
The Syrian government began deploying on Monday in a major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his principal ally Russia. ... read more


Spain Finds Catalan Leaders Guilty Of Sedition In Landmark Ruling Over Independence Bid
Much is at stake, both for Spain and for its wealthiest region, in this trial over an independence drive that attracted worldwide attention. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Leaves Thousands Of Homes Flooded, Damaged Or Without Power
As many as 36 people are dead from the storm, which caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. ... read more


Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape Detention As Turkey Approaches Northern Syria
Kurdish forces will work with the Syrian government to fend off Turkey’s invasion, a major alliance shift after Trump ordered U.S. troops out of the area. ... read more


Hundreds Of ISIS Supporters Escape As Turkish Troops Near Kurdish-Held Syrian Town
A U.S. military official said the situation across northeastern Syria was "deteriorating rapidly." ... read more


Fighting In Northeastern Syria Has Already Displaced Over 130,000 People, UN Warns
Relief agencies have estimated that up to 400,000 civilians in the conflict zone may require aid and protection. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis Pummels Japan, Killing At Least 33
A major rescue operation is underway in parts of central and northern Japan following the typhoon's landfall near Tokyo on Saturday. ... read more


Fierce Typhoon Hagibis Slams Into Tokyo, Millions Told To Evacuate
Winds ripped through buildings and tipped cars, killing at least one person. ... read more


Turkey Continues Heavy Bombardment Against Syria's Kurds, Captures Key Border Town
Turkey’s continued push into Syria comes days after President Donald Trump cleared the way for Turkey’s air and ground offensive. ... read more


Abiy Ahmed Wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize For Helping To Resolve Border Conflict With Eritrea
The Norwegian Nobel Institute also praised the “important reforms” that Ethiopia’s prime minister has launched at home. ... read more


Missiles Strike Iranian Oil Tanker Traveling Off Coast Of Saudi Arabia, Officials Say
It was the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. ... read more


Iran Women Attend FIFA Soccer Game For First Time In Decades
Women have been banned from many sporting events in Iran since 1981, during the early years of the country’s Islamic Revolution. ... read more


In 2017 Catalans Voted For Independence. Now Spain’s Future Hangs In The Balance Again.
Spain's top court is expected to decide any day now on the fate of the politicians and activists behind Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum. ... read more


Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke Win Nobel Literature Prizes For 2018, 2019
Two Nobel Prizes in literature were announced after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy. ... read more


Ukraine President Insists There Was 'No Blackmail' In Phone Call With Trump
Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Thursday that the U.S. president had not blackmailed him during the call, which helped trigger an impeachment inquiry into Trump. ... read more


Marco Rubio Asks For National Security Review Of TikTok Owner's Musical.ly Deal
The senator argued TikTok is used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content. ... read more


Turkey Launches Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters In Syria
The U.S., which has long been allied with the Kurds, pulled out troops from Syria, paved the way for Turkey to begin its operation. ... read more


Turkey Launches Operation Into Northeast Syria, Erdogan Says
He said the offensive aimed to eliminate a “terror corridor” along the southern Turkish border. ... read more


2 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire Near German Synagogue In Anti-Semitic Attack
A shooter tried to storm a packed synagogue during Yom Kippur worship services, officials said. ... read more


Catalonia leaders jailed for sedition by Spanish court
Nine politicians and activists get up to 13 years for their role in the illegal 2017 referendum. ... read more


Euro 2020: Uefa probes Turkey footballers' military salute
Players salute their nation's troops fighting in Syria during an international match with Albania. ... read more


Budapest election: Hungary's Orban in shock defeat
The poll represents the first electoral blow to the nationalist prime minister in nearly a decade. ... read more


Poland election: Ruling Law and Justice party win poll
The conservative nationalist Law and Justice party wins Sunday's general poll, with most of the results in. ... read more


Paris police killings: Five arrested over knife attack
They are said to have links to the man who killed four colleagues at the Paris police HQ on 3 October. ... read more


Brexit talks continue in Brussels ahead of crunch summit
Negotiating teams will meet again after the PM warned there was "still a significant amount of work" to do. ... read more


Turkey-Syria offensive: Syrian army heads north after Kurdish deal
President Assad's forces move towards border towns after reaching a deal with Kurdish forces. ... read more


Queen's Speech: New laws on crime, health and the environment
Crime and health take centre stage, but opposition parties dismiss the programme as "election manifesto". ... read more


Nobel economics prize winner: I want to inspire women
Esther Duflo, who won the prize as part of a team of three, is only the second woman since 1969 to win. ... read more


Catalan Football Federation suspends matches after separatist leaders jailed
The Catalan Football Federation suspends all matches in the region after nine Catalan separatist leaders are jailed. ... read more


German Halle gunman admits far-right synagogue attack
Stephan Balliet confesses to the killing of two people, during a hearing with an investigating judge. ... read more


Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85
Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floated above the Earth for 12 minutes in 1965. ... read more


East Germany 1989 - the march that KO'd communism
A giant anti-communist protest in Leipzig in October 1989 doomed the East German state. ... read more


John le Carré: 'Politicians love chaos - it gives them authority'
The writer discusses why "human decency has to survive" ahead of the release of his latest spy novel. ... read more


Euro 2020 qualifying: Who needs what to reach the finals?
Who needs what in October's Euro 2020 qualifiers? We look at the home nations plus see who can qualify from the other groups. ... read more


Thomas Cook collapse a big threat to Spain's tourist industry
The sudden demise of Thomas Cook has left the tour industry and its staff in limbo in Spain. ... read more


Paris killings: Terror at heart of police HQ jolts France
The murder of four people is being seen as the worst assault in France since the Paris attacks of 2015. ... read more


Hillary Allen: How American skyrunner returned to the race that almost killed her
American runner Hillary Allen tumbled 150ft down a mountain in north Norway during the 2017 Tromso Skyrace. She returned to finish it this year. ... read more


Ukraine conflict: Can election deal in east finally bring peace?
An agreement to hold elections in Ukraine's separatist-held areas threatens to polarise the country. ... read more


Turning Paris's underground car parks into mushrooms farms
Paris is renovating many of its underground car parks and some are now growing mushrooms. ... read more


Why Democrats are sure Adam Schiff is the perfect person to take on Trump
The chairman of the House Intel committee, who is leading the impeachment inquiry, couldn't be more different than his prey. ... read more


Kurdish forces strike deal with Assad, Putin to repel Turkey
Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the region. ... read more


Report: Internet meme showing Trump shooting media, political opponents shown at president's resort
Trump has consistently used criticism of the media to rile up his supporters, often referring to journalists as the “enemy of the people." ... read more


Gunpowder, robes and ritual: Key Brexit week kicks off with Queen's speech
The state opening of Parliament is about as flamboyant as it gets, with ceremonies dating back 400 years. ... read more


Protests mounting after deadly police shooting in Fort Worth
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed by a white male police officer while babysitting her 8-year-old nephew at her home in Fort Worth, Texas. The deadly shooting comes two weeks after former officer Amber Guyger was convicted for murdering Botham Jean in his own home in Dallas, Texas. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY. ... read more


Drone video shows aftermath of Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Following the massive building collapse in the French Quarter of New Orleans, drone video shows the extent of the damage at the under construction Hard Rock Hotel. ... read more


China already snapping up U.S. farm goods, Trump claims
The president provided no support for his assertion that China "almost immediately" began complying with terms of the tariff agreement he announced Friday. ... read more


Trump finally found a line even his white evangelical superfans won't cross
After Trump announced he was unilaterally pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria, a potential crack appeared in Trump’s evangelical foundation. Here's why. ... read more


Elizabeth Warren ramps up battle with Facebook
"We need to do a lot more to hold Facebook accountable," Warren tweeted Sunday. ... read more


Shooting at New Hampshire wedding may be linked to killing of minister
Authorities said they were looking into whether the two incidents are connected. ... read more


Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese-backed firm, will forgo foreign business if dad is elected
Biden's attorney wrote that Hunter "never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the president of the United States." ... read more


U.S. diplomat's wife in fatal U.K. crash apologizes to victim's family
"Sorry just doesn't cut it," said the mother of Harry Dunn, 19, who was killed. ... read more


Man walks 351 miles to have sex with teen girl. Instead he met an undercover cop.
Tommy Lee Jenkins, 32, began contacting what he believed was a 14-year-old girl named “Kylee” on Oct. 1. ... read more


Three dead following Southern California wildfires
Warm, dry offshore winds were expected to give way to cooler Pacific breezes. ... read more


Trading Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day: For some, an overdue change
“Celebrating Columbus Day continues a dangerous narrative that erases Native American voices” Congresswoman Deb Haaland told NBC News. ... read more


Typhoon Hagibis kills as many as 36 as Japan continues rescue efforts>
Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded by in flooded homes Sunday. ... read more


ID, wallet, keys all in your hand: Sweden moves into the future with microchipping
Imagine carrying just about everything you need beneath the surface of your hand - your wallet, keys and ID, all in a microchip. That’s reality in Sweden, as some early-adopters implant the tiny devices beneath their skin. ... read more


How to use Amazon's Alexa to streamline your morning and bedtime routines
Put your virtual assistant to work. Here are 12 ways that Alexa can make life at home easier for the whole family. ... read more


Ecuador deal cancels austerity plan, ends indigenous protest
Under the deal, the president will withdraw an austerity package that included a sharp rise in fuel costs and indigenous leaders will call on an end to protests. ... read more


Alabama police question man in 3-year-old girl's kidnapping
An Amber Alert issued Saturday said Kamille McKinney, whose family calls her “Cupcake,” was in “extreme danger.” ... read more


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Gunpowder, robes and ritual: Key Brexit week kicks off with Queen's speech
The state opening of Parliament is about as flamboyant as it gets, with ceremonies dating back 400 years. ... read more


Protests mounting after deadly police shooting in Fort Worth
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed by a white male police officer while babysitting her 8-year-old nephew at her home in Fort Worth, Texas. The deadly shooting comes two weeks after former officer Amber Guyger was convicted for murdering Botham Jean in his own home in Dallas, Texas. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY. ... read more


Drone video shows aftermath of Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Following the massive building collapse in the French Quarter of New Orleans, drone video shows the extent of the damage at the under construction Hard Rock Hotel. ... read more


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Elizabeth Warren ramps up battle with Facebook
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Shooting at New Hampshire wedding may be linked to killing of minister
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Man walks 351 miles to have sex with teen girl. Instead he met an undercover cop.
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