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


Posted: Thu-Feb-2020



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

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COVID-19 outbreak: Here's what's happening around the world Thursday
Italy Soccer Virus Outbreak

Countries with their first confirmed cases of coronavirus should "move swiftly" to contain the virus, WHO's director-general said Thursday, noting that the concern over cases outside of China is growing as the number of people infected mounts.

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Turkish official says 29 soldiers killed in airstrike by Syrian government forces
SYRIA-SECURITY/IDLIB

An airstrike by Syrian government forces in Syria's northwestern Idlib region killed more than two-dozen Turkish soldiers, the local governor in Turkey's southeastern province of Hatay said early Friday, raising an earlier death toll.

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By the numbers: Coronavirus outbreak charted
Virus Outbreak South Korea

Coronavirus has spread to every continent except Antarctica and U.S. health officials have warned that it's likely to turn into a global pandemic. There has been a rash of new cases over the past week, and officials fear the virus could spread undetected in other countries.

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Which presidential hopeful would be best for Canada? Ex-ambassadors share their picks
Democratic Debate Candidates South Carolina Feb 25

The Democratic race to pick a presidential nominee will hit overdrive with 14 states voting on Super Tuesday next week. We asked four Democratic Party insiders who have all served as ambassadors to Canada to share who they are picking and why.

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There are 2 different species of red pandas, genetic study shows
SCIENCE-REDPANDA/

Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species but rather two distinct ones, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals.

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Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe
Black Hole Explosion

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a super-massive black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away.

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Trial dates scheduled for Lori Loughlin, others in college admissions cases
College Admissions-Bribery

A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery and fraud scheme to face the first trial to result from the scandal in October.

... read more


TSX shut down for 'technical halt' as stock markets sell off
anxious stock trader

The company that owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange ordered a "technical halt" to all trading on Canada's largest stock exchange on Thursday, a day when stock markets around the world saw heavy losses.

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Ex-Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in prison for children's book scandal
Embattled Mayor Sentencing

Catherine Pugh, the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children's books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city's highest office.

... read more


Earth has captured a new mini-moon
mini-moon

Earth has a tiny new companion in its journey around the sun — at least for now.

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6 dead, including gunman, in Molson Coors brewery shooting in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Shooting

An employee opened fire Wednesday at Milwaukee's Molson Coors complex, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said. The gunman was identified as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Britain wants to see 'good progress' on Canada-style trade deal with EU by June
BRITAIN-POLITICS/JOHNSON

Britain unveiled a negotiating mandate on Thursday for trade talks with the European Union that puts it on a collision course with Brussels, saying it was ready to walk away if "good progress" was not made by June.

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Turkey says it's helped rebel forces take back key Syrian town
Syria

Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Thursday retook a strategic northwestern town in Syria, opposition activists said, and cut off the key highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo, days after the government reopened it for the first time since 2012.

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Greek residents on Lesbos, Chios protest overcrowded migrant centres
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GREECE-PROTESTS

Demonstrators gathered Thursday for a fourth consecutive day on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest government plans to build new migrant detention centres.

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Modi appeals for calm in India as citizenship protest death toll rises to 20
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals for calm after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades.

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for religious pilgrims over coronavirus fears
Saudi Daily Life

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.

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Trump campaign files libel suit against New York Times over Russia opinion article
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Times, accusing the newspaper of intentionally publishing a false story last year related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Philadelphia plans to open 1st supervised injection site in U.S. next week
US Election 2018-Pennsylvania Governor

A Philadelphia nonprofit group has detailed plans to open the country's first medically supervised injection site next week to combat overdose deaths despite outrage from neighbours and opposition from the local U.S. Attorney.

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Air New Zealand to test out bunk beds in economy class
plane bed new zealand

The airline says it plans to launch the service on its direct flight between New York City and New Zealand's capital, Auckland, that will begin operating in October 2020.

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Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations
Placido Domingo

Spain's culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star.

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Guam Islanders Who Suffered 1940s War Atrocities Are Finally Getting Paid
More than 3,000 native Guamanians will get payments of $10,000 to $25,000 as compensation from the U.S. government for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during World War II. ... read more


Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Pilgrims As Iranian Vice President Diagnosed With Coronavirus
It appeared Saudi officials worried about the risk of pilgrims spreading the virus as they had in Iran. ... read more


Japan's Prime Minister Asks All Schools To Close Over Coronavirus
The government has urged that big gatherings be scrapped for two weeks while pledging that the 2020 Summer Olympics will go ahead in Tokyo. ... read more


Syrian Opposition Fighters Retake Key Town From Government
The government’s attempt to recapture opposition stronghold Idlib has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe and the war’s largest single wave of displacement. ... read more


Japanese Woman Tests Positive For Coronavirus For A Second Time
The tour bus guide in Japan is the first person in the country to do so. ... read more


Coronavirus Spreads Faster Outside China, Stoking Global Fears
The new disease - COVID-19 - was also detected for the first time in Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania and Algeria. ... read more


Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Annual Umrah Pilgrimage Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Over 6 million Muslims traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Umrah pilgrimage in 2017. ... read more


Coronavirus Fears Reach The Vatican As Pope Francis Marks Ash Wednesday
Amid the growing COVID-19 outbreak, Catholic churches in Italy and the Philippines took steps to protect the faithful. ... read more


Brazil Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Latin America
A 61-year-old man contracted the virus during a two-week work trip to Italy, according to Brazil's health ministry. ... read more


At Least 20 Dead From Delhi Riots During Trump Trip
While violence between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a citizenship law gripped New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi hosted a lavish reception for Trump. ... read more


U.S. Military: Soldier Based In South Korea Tested Positive For New Coronavirus
This marks the first known case of the disease in the American military. ... read more


3 Fugitive Baboons Captured In Sydney After Running Amok Near Hospital
The male baboon was en route to a vasectomy procedure with two females in tow to keep him calm, authorities said. ... read more


Coronavirus Spread Would More Likely Cancel Than Postpone Tokyo Olympics: IOC
The International Olympic Committee says it has a three-month window to decide the fate of the 2020 games. ... read more


Nero Worship: Trump And Modi Revel In Bromance As Delhi Burns
As religious violence continued for the third day in Delhi, US President Donald Trump extolled the virtues of Indian democracy in the company of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read more


Death Toll Rises In New Delhi As Hindu Mobs Attack Muslims During Trump Visit
India has been rocked by violence since Parliament approved a new law that excludes a fast-track path to citizenship for Muslim refugees. ... read more


Memes, Farce And Violence Mark Trump's Breathless 36 Hours In India
Shortly after the U.S. president congratulated Prime Minister Modi for leading a "peaceful" country, rioters created an atmosphere of terror in Delhi. ... read more


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dead At 91
The autocrat ruled Egypt for nearly three decades until explosive protests drove him out of power in 2011. ... read more


Chitetsu Watanabe, World's Oldest Man, Dies At 112
The Japanese man credited smiling to his longevity. ... read more


CDC Raises Travel Advisory For South Korea To Highest Level As Coronavirus Cases Surge
“We are faced with a watershed moment in the case of the coronavirus,” South Korea's president said earlier this month. ... read more


World Should Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO
The World Health Organization's director-general said the focus needs to be on containing COVID-19. ... read more


Syria war: 29 Turkish troops killed in air strike in Idlib
Turkey has begun hitting back at Syrian government targets, Turkish state media say. ... read more


Coronavirus in Europe: epidemic or 'infodemic'?
Italy suffers losses as the epicentre of coronavirus in Europe, as infections spread to more countries. ... read more


Coronavirus: Outbreak at 'decisive point' as WHO urges action
The WHO's head Dr Tedros says new cases outside China are now the "greatest concern". ... read more


Post-Brexit talks: UK prepared to walk away in June if no progress
Michael Gove says the UK will not accept any alignment with EU laws, as he announces the UK's strategy. ... read more


Putin dismisses rumours he uses body doubles for security
The Russian president says the idea was mooted during the Chechen War in the early 2000s. ... read more


Mitholz: Swiss town faces 10-year evacuation over arms dump
Authorities say the World War Two weapons cache buried near Mitholz poses an "unacceptable" risk. ... read more


Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov 'survives hammer attack'
Tumso Abdurakhmanov says he is the latest victim of a series of attacks on Chechen exiles. ... read more


PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal
The UK will endeavour to continue in an EU science programme after Brexit. ... read more


Maria Sharapova goes quietly into retirement - but it will not be the last we hear of her
Maria Sharapova may be going quietly into retirement but it certainly will not be the last we hear of her, writes Russell Fuller. ... read more


Greek protests: Dozens hurt as island clashes intensify
Police and protesters clashed on Lesbos and Chios over plans to build new migrant centres. ... read more


Coronavirus: Two new cases confirmed in UK
The virus was passed on in Italy and Tenerife and brings the total number of UK cases to 15. ... read more


Lyon 1-0 Juventus: Lucas Tousart earns the hosts victory
Lyon produce a spirited display to take a surprise lead after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus. ... read more


How does the UK's Eurovision entry stack up against the competition?
James Newman will represent the UK at Eurovision, but how does his song compare to the competition? ... read more


How a serious accident led to business success
After a terrible skiing crash, Susanne Najafi embarked on her path as a serial entrepreneur. ... read more


Who wants to follow in Merkel's footsteps?
Three rivals are vying to take over as head of the centre right CDU in a race to lead Germany. ... read more


In pictures: The Caretos of Podence
Revellers, known as Caretos, race through the streets of the Portuguese village of Podence. ... read more


Coronavirus: How dangerous is disease for asthmatics, and other questions
Can my pet get coronavirus, how does it affect pregnancy and more questions answered. ... read more


'Scent of terror' created in protest against Moscow perfume store
A team in Moscow has created the putrid scent, in a protest against plans for a perfume store in a historic building with a terrible past. ... read more


Outdoor heaters: Paris campaigners want them banned
A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use. ... read more


Greek clashes erupt over new migrant camps
Demonstrators try to block authorities from replacing overcrowded camps on Lesbos and Chios. ... read more


After mystery coronavirus case, health officials go into detective mode
The UC Davis patient is not believed to have had exposure through travel or a known infected individual — so health officials have to find the "invisible line of transmission," one expert said. ... read more


This time, Sanders 'rigged' the system against himself
Analysis: As the Democratic front-runner claims that a plurality of delegates should give him the nomination, his own actions come back to haunt him. ... read more


Dow plunges nearly 1,200 points as coronavirus fears send markets diving
The blue-chip index has lost a total of 3,200 points this week, the most since the financial crisis. ... read more


'Management doesn't listen': Inside the employee-led revolt at Shutterstock
"Employees have a lot of opportunities to work here, to work elsewhere," a company executive said in response to questions about the company's China deal. ... read more


'I can't even': Emails reveal EPA officials' reaction to Trump rant on toilets, showers
The president's claims about water pressure caught the attention of his environmental agency. ... read more


University of Michigan wrestler says he was booted off team for reporting abusive doctor
Former Michigan wrestler Tad Deluca alleges he was punished for reporting in a nine-page letter what he says the late Dr. Robert Anderson did to him repeatedly under the guise of a medical examinations. ... read more


Victims, shooter in Molson Coors attack identified by Milwaukee police
Police identified the five employees who were killed, and the co-worker who opened fire, at the campus known locally as Miller Valley. ... read more


'Love Is Blind' makes you ponder why they didn't seek therapy instead of love
It can be easy to find love when you deliberately go in search of it. It can also be easy to get defensive and continue making the same mistakes as ever. ... read more


Canada to cease security funding for Harry and Meghan
"The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status," the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said. ... read more


Ex-Baltimore mayor gets 3 years in prison for children's book scam
Catherine Pugh resigned after federal authorities said she arranged for bulk sales of her “Healthy Holly” children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. ... read more


Man who faked being gay to gain lesbian's trust is convicted of raping her
In Georgia, where the attack took place, rape can carry a sentence of 25 years in prison to the death penalty. ... read more


Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years
Henri Michelle Piette kidnapped his victim in 1997 when she was 12 and subjected her to nearly 20 years of physical and sexual abuse before she escaped. ... read more


Jeff Bezos' philanthropy highlights just how much trouble we're really in
The wealthy have a clear incentive to make minor tweaks to the existing system instead of overhauling it to create a truly sustainable society. ... read more


Woman who said husband died in boating accident is charged in his death
Larry Isenberg went missing in February 2018 while on a boat ride with his wife, Lori Isenberg. She was arrested this week for first-degree murder. ... read more


'Drag Race' stars slam Republican attempts to ban drag queen library events
Lawmakers in Missouri and Tennessee have introduced bills that could put librarians in prison for hosting Drag Queen Story Hour events at public libraries. ... read more


George Clooney 'saddened' over child-labor claims at Nespresso
A U.K. documentary alleges that young children in Guatemala are forced to work long hours for little money picking coffee beans that help supply Nespresso. ... read more


Here's how much money you give up if you don't grab your employer's 401(k) match
Passing on a company’s match is basically giving up part of your total compensation. ... read more


'Fear versus dreams': Coronavirus outbreak spread sparks fears for American travelers
With spring and summer coming, some Americans are concerned about or reconsidering their travel plans as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. ... read more


Feds slam USC's handling of gynecologist's sexual abuse allegations
A federal investigations found the private college in Los Angeles failed to act on years of reports that a campus doctor sexually abused patients. ... read more


Mass protests for legitimate elections redefine Dominican Independence Day
"We won't stop until we achieve our mission and rescue democracy, which the government has kidnapped," a Dominican American said at a protest in New York. ... read more


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After mystery coronavirus case, health officials go into detective mode
The UC Davis patient is not believed to have had exposure through travel or a known infected individual — so health officials have to find the "invisible line of transmission," one expert said. ... read more


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This time, Sanders 'rigged' the system against himself
Analysis: As the Democratic front-runner claims that a plurality of delegates should give him the nomination, his own actions come back to haunt him. ... read more


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Dow plunges nearly 1,200 points as coronavirus fears send markets diving
The blue-chip index has lost a total of 3,200 points this week, the most since the financial crisis. ... read more


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'Management doesn't listen': Inside the employee-led revolt at Shutterstock
"Employees have a lot of opportunities to work here, to work elsewhere," a company executive said in response to questions about the company's China deal. ... read more


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'I can't even': Emails reveal EPA officials' reaction to Trump rant on toilets, showers
The president's claims about water pressure caught the attention of his environmental agency. ... read more


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University of Michigan wrestler says he was booted off team for reporting abusive doctor
Former Michigan wrestler Tad Deluca alleges he was punished for reporting in a nine-page letter what he says the late Dr. Robert Anderson did to him repeatedly under the guise of a medical examinations. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3247606/200227-milwaukee-police-ac-527p_e2de1485962c265b0665e372372c27f7.jpg
Victims, shooter in Molson Coors attack identified by Milwaukee police
Police identified the five employees who were killed, and the co-worker who opened fire, at the campus known locally as Miller Valley. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3246281/200226-mark-cuevas-jessica-batten-love-is-blind-ac-945p_05c95b6be30556493045d6648bb57661.jpg
'Love Is Blind' makes you ponder why they didn't seek therapy instead of love
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Canada to cease security funding for Harry and Meghan
"The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status," the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_09/3247031/200227-catherine-pugh-ew-1233p_c6dca7409f461100a292c6fefd6bb231.jpg
Ex-Baltimore mayor gets 3 years in prison for children's book scam
Catherine Pugh resigned after federal authorities said she arranged for bulk sales of her “Healthy Holly” children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. ... read more


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Man who faked being gay to gain lesbian's trust is convicted of raping her
In Georgia, where the attack took place, rape can carry a sentence of 25 years in prison to the death penalty. ... read more


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Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years
Henri Michelle Piette kidnapped his victim in 1997 when she was 12 and subjected her to nearly 20 years of physical and sexual abuse before she escaped. ... read more


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Jeff Bezos' philanthropy highlights just how much trouble we're really in
The wealthy have a clear incentive to make minor tweaks to the existing system instead of overhauling it to create a truly sustainable society. ... read more


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Woman who said husband died in boating accident is charged in his death
Larry Isenberg went missing in February 2018 while on a boat ride with his wife, Lori Isenberg. She was arrested this week for first-degree murder. ... read more


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'Drag Race' stars slam Republican attempts to ban drag queen library events
Lawmakers in Missouri and Tennessee have introduced bills that could put librarians in prison for hosting Drag Queen Story Hour events at public libraries. ... read more


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George Clooney 'saddened' over child-labor claims at Nespresso
A U.K. documentary alleges that young children in Guatemala are forced to work long hours for little money picking coffee beans that help supply Nespresso. ... read more


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Here's how much money you give up if you don't grab your employer's 401(k) match
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'Fear versus dreams': Coronavirus outbreak spread sparks fears for American travelers
With spring and summer coming, some Americans are concerned about or reconsidering their travel plans as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. ... read more


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Feds slam USC's handling of gynecologist's sexual abuse allegations
A federal investigations found the private college in Los Angeles failed to act on years of reports that a campus doctor sexually abused patients. ... read more


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Mass protests for legitimate elections redefine Dominican Independence Day
"We won't stop until we achieve our mission and rescue democracy, which the government has kidnapped," a Dominican American said at a protest in New York. ... read more


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