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Trump says he would testify in upcoming hush money trial

Published Fri, Apr 12 2024 5:55 PM EDT Updated 14 Min Ago Donald Trump said Friday that he would testify under oath in his criminal hush money trial, which is set to begin in New York on Monday. “All I can do is tell the truth,” said Trump, who is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records, “and the truth is that there’s no case.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee spoke at a press conference with House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., at Trump’s Florida resort home Mar-a ...


Judge declines to delay Trump's NY hush money trial over complaints of pretrial publicity

Updated 6:25 PM EDT, April 12, 2024 NEW YORK (AP) -- The judge in Donald Trump's hush money criminal case on Friday turned down the former president's request to postpone his trial because of publicity about the case. It's the latest in a string of delay denials that Trump has gotten from various courts this week as he fights to stave off the trial's start Monday with jury selection. Among other things, Trump's lawyers had argued that the jury pool was deluged with what the defense saw as &q ...


Florida blocks heat protections for workers right before summer

April 12, 2024 2:07 PM ET Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a law that prevents cities or counties from creating protections for workers who labor in the state's often extreme and dangerous heat. Two million people in Florida, from construction to agriculture, work outside in often humid, blazing heat. For years, many of them have asked for rules to protect them from heat: paid rest breaks, water, and access to shade when temperatures soar. After years of negotiations, such rules we ...

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Protester who threatened city council facing 18 felony counts

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A pro-Palestinian protester arrested after telling the Bakersfield City Council, “We’ll see you at your house, we’ll murder you,” has been charged with 18 felony counts. Riddhi Patel, 28, is charged with eight counts of threatening a public official and 10 counts of making terroristic threats, according to court records. Held on $1 million bail, she’s due in court at 3 p.m. Patel made the threat, which was captured on video, during the public comment section of Wed ...


House plans to send Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate on Tuesday

Posted April 12, 2024 at 3:48pm The House plans to deliver impeachment articles for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate Tuesday afternoon, after a delay sparked by Senate Republican efforts to ensure an impeachment trial. Senate Democrats have said they plan to quickly dismiss or otherwise dispense with the two articles of the historic impeachment of a sitting Cabinet secretary for “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” and “breach of public trust” tied ...


Trump attorney who became a crucial witness against him has departed legal team

(CNN) Evan Corcoran, an attorney for Donald Trump who became a critical witness in the classified documents case against the former president, no longer represents him, CNN has learned. According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Corcoran left Trump’s legal team in recent months, a notable departure as the criminal case remains in limbo in south Florida. Corcoran’s quiet exit from Trump’s orbit could pose a significant issue for the former president, with the potential for prosecutors to call him as a key witness if the case goes to trial. He also was one of the last attorneys on Trump’s defense team to have handled his federal investigations from the beginning, as his legal peril skyrocketed.


Trump and Johnson build alliance on the falsehood of the stolen election

(CNN) House Speaker Mike Johnson will stand Friday with Donald Trump at an appearance that will amplify the former president’s most damaging falsehood: that America’s democratic elections are catastrophically tainted by fraud. The country’s most powerful elected Republican, who is seeking to save his job under threat from Trump-aligned members of his own party in Congress, will travel to meet the true power in the GOP at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The visit comes as the the ex-president’s allies are eviscerating his authority and even threatening to topple him.

Tom of Temecula

New 'red flags' raised over Trump's bond money after link to Grand Caymans revealed

(Raw Story) “This just stinks to high heaven." That is the opinion of one former insurance expert when shown documentation showing that the company that is backing Donald Trump's $175 million appeal bond has backed their own bet with funds supposedly held in the secretive tax haven of the Grand Caymans. According to a report from the Daily Beast's Jose Pagliery, the more questions are raised about the Knight Specialty Insurance Company and its ability to come up with the money should the former president lose his financial fraud appeal, the murkier things get, setting off "red flags" from industry and financial experts.


Biden administration to forgive $7.4 billion in student debt for another 277,000 borrowers

(CNBC) The Biden administration announced Friday that it will forgive $7.4 billion in student debt for 277,000 borrowers. The latest round of loan cancellations is a result of the U.S. Department of Education’s recent changes and improved oversight of income-driven repayment plans and the popular Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. “As long as there are people with overwhelming student loan debt competing with basic needs such as food and healthcare, we will remain relentless in our pursuit to bring relief to millions across the country,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement.

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Biden cuts short weekend trip amid rising tensions in Middle East

41 min ago - 04/13/2024 01:10 PM EDT President Joe Biden cut short a weekend trip to his Delaware beach home to return to the White House where he will monitor events in the Middle East. The White House announced Saturday that Biden would be leaving Rehoboth Beac ... (Politico)

Swalwell mocks Trump, Johnson talk of election integrity: 'Absurd'

1 hr ago - 04/13/24 9:42 AM ET Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) called a joint press conference on “election integrity” from former President Donald Trump and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) “absurd” Friday, given the indictments Trump faces over ... (The Hill)

Democratic tech group aims to shake up Republican statehouses in 2024

3 hrs ago - April 13, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT Tech for Campaigns, a Democratic organization made up of tech industry workers seeking to influence state elections, is expanding its playing field to include six states where Republicans have commanding majorities in stat ... (NBC News)

Democrats investing more in Vargas during Bacon-Frei GOP primary fight in NE-02

4 hrs ago - By: Aaron Sanderford - April 13, 2024 5:00 am OMAHA — Nebraska’s 2nd District Republican primary U.S. House race, with challenger Dan Frei running to Rep. Don Bacon’s right, appears to be opening left-leaning wallets, too. National Dem ... (Nebraska Examiner)

Iranian troops accused of seizing Israel-linked ship

4 hrs ago - Iran has been accused of seizing a commercial ship with links to Israel early on Saturday morning as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz. The MSC Aries was boarded by Iranian special forces about 50 miles (80km) off the coast of the United Arab Em ... (BBC)

Maine lawmakers reject bill for lawsuits against gunmakers and advance others after mass shooting

5 hrs ago - Updated 8:00 AM EDT, April 13, 2024 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers turned down a proposal to allow residents to sue gunmakers over injuries stemming from illegal gun sales while advancing several other proposals after last year’s Lew ... (AP)

26 barges break loose and float down Ohio River, causing damage and prompting bridge closures in Pittsburgh

6 hrs ago - Updated 3:18 AM EDT, Sat April 13, 2024 CNN — A marina in Pittsburgh sustained extensive damage after 26 barges, most of which were loaded with dry cargo, broke loose late Friday night and floated uncontrolled down the Ohio River, according to ... (CNN)

Planet Fitness outlets receive bomb threats after far right derides gym policy

6 hrs ago - Sat 13 Apr 2024 07.00 EDT More than 40 Planet Fitness locations across the country have received bomb threats after a conservative movement against the gym’s trans-inclusive locker room policy went viral online. In the weeks since the backlash ... (The Guardian)

Audio recordings of James Crumbley's allegedly threatening jail calls released

7 hrs ago - Tresa Baldas Gina Kaufman 11.25 p.m. April 11, 2024 Days after James Crumbley was sentenced to prison for his role in his son's deadly Oxford High School shooting, authorities released audio recordings of jailhouse calls in which Crumbley allegedly ... (Detroit Free Press)

Kansas governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for minors, anti-abortion bills

8 hrs ago - April 12, 2024 / 11:49 PM EDT Kansas' governor on Friday vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she called a "vague" bill making it a crime to coerce someone in ... (CBS News/AP)

Arizona governor says local prosecutors can't bring charges in abortion cases

9 hrs ago - Published: Friday, April 12, 2024 - 3:54pm Updated: Friday, April 12, 2024 - 5:46pm Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says local prosecutors are still barred from bringing charges for abortion-related crimes even though the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated ... (KJZZ//NPR)

DeSantis signs bills targeting civilian review boards, recording police up close

9 hrs ago - Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting Florida as a state friendly to law enforcement. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) By Skyler Swisher April 12, 2024 at 4:37 p.m. Trumpeting his support of law enforcement, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills on Friday that wil ... (OrlandoSentinal.com)

US biotech executive sentenced to 7 years in jail for COVID test fraud

9 hrs ago - April 12, 2024 6:28 PM EDT Updated 10 hours ago April 12 (Reuters) - The chief executive of a U.S. biotechnology company that falsely promised investors it could produce a quick and accurate COVID-19 test was sentenced to seven years' in jail on Frid ... (Reuters)

Sydney mall stabbings: Man shot and reports of fatalities at Westfield Bondi

9 hrs ago - A man has been shot and multiple people, including a nine-month-old baby, have reportedly been stabbed in an incident that sparked panic at a Sydney mall. Crowds could be seen fleeing Westfield shopping centre at Bondi junction where local media say ... (BBC)

Kamala Harris hammers Trump on abortion in Arizona visit

10 hrs ago - The state’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an 1864 near-total ban on abortion is enforceable. Updated April 12, 2024, 5:27 PM CDT By Megan Lebowitz and Zoë Richards Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday went after former President Donal ... (nbc news)

Russian troops advance in Ukraine as Kyiv runs low on air defenses

16 hrs ago - KYIV — As Ukrainian officials plead for more Western arms and a U.S. aid package remains stalled in Congress, Russia is advancing on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, seizing new territory and intensifying attacks to capture the town of Chasiv ... (Washington Post)

Kentucky GOP lawmakers remove Democratic governor's role in filling US Senate vacancies

17 hrs ago - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Friday removed the Democratic governor from any role filling future U.S. Senate vacancies — a move supporters said was unrelated to recent scrutiny about the health of the state's se ... (AP)

Biden's message to Iran about retaliatory strike on Israel: 'Don't'

17 hrs ago - President Joe Biden told reporters Friday afternoon he expects an Iranian strike on Israel to occur "sooner than later" amid urgent concerns that Iran was about to retaliate for the bombing of its consulate in Damascus, Syria, earlier this month. Ask ... (ABC News)

Biden hails work to reduce racial wealth gap as he seeks voter support

17 hrs ago - April 12, 2024 5:43 PM EDT Updated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden hailed his administration's efforts to close the racial wealth gap, one of the country's most persistent inequalities, in a speech to Reverend Al ... (Reuters)

Judge rejects defense efforts to dismiss Hunter Biden's federal gun case

18 hrs ago - April 12, 2024 at 7:17 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Delaware refused Friday to throw out a federal gun case against Hunter Biden, rejecting the president’s son’s claim that he is being prosecuted for political purposes as w ... (Washington Post/AP)


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