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Former President Donald Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit Tuesday against his niece, Mary Trump, and the New York Times, claiming they conspired to obtain his tax returns for the paper’s Pulitzer-winning story on his undisclosed finances. The lawsuit asserts that Mary Trump and three New York Times reporters — Susanne Craig, David Barstow, and Russell Buettner — were engaged in what the suit calls an “insidious plot” and an “extensive crusade” to obtain Trump’s taxes. In a statement, Mary Trump called her uncle desperate. Mary Trump appears on The Rachel Maddow Show on July 16, 2020. "As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”The New York Times said in a statement it plans to challenge the lawsuit.
Persons: Donald Trump, Mary Trump, — Susanne Craig, David Barstow, Russell Buettner —, Craig, Buettner, Trump's, Fred Jr, Donald J, Trump, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC “, Donald, he’ll, Donald Trump's, Danielle Rhoades Ha, Robert Trump, Mary Trump’s, , , “ Craig, Farrell Fritz, , Fred Trump Organizations: New York Times, The New York Times, MSNBC, New York State, The Times Locations: Barstow, New York, Dutchess County
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Australia on Wednesday morning, causing shaking in Melbourne, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries following the earthquake shortly after 9 a.m. local time (7 p.m. A woman in the Melbourne suburb of Carrum Downs told Seven News that she ran out of her house. They are very rare events in Australia, and as a result, I am sure people would have been quite distressed and disturbed," Morrison told reporters. South Australia Police said the earthquake was felt in Adelaide, which is around 450 miles from the area of the epicenter.
Persons: Mount Buller, Scott Morrison, Morrison Organizations: Geological Survey, Carrum Downs, Seven News, Washington , D.C, South Australia Police Locations: Australia, Melbourne, U.S, Mount, Carrum, Washington ,, Adelaide, Victoria
WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Tuesday that would fund the government through Dec. 3 and extend the debt limit until after the 2022 elections. House Republican leaders pressured their members to oppose the bill. Pelosi said the debt limit "is about paying bills already incurred." After all, they control the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate," he said. Democrats, however, noted that there was bipartisan support for raising the debt limit during the Trump administration.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Dan Meuser, Tom Cole, Trump, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marcy Kaptur, I'm, Israel, Stephanie Murphy, Hoyer placated Organizations: Republicans, Democrats, Senate, Republican, Democratic, White, Trump, Israel's, Party, Moderate, Iron Locations: Ky, Ohio, Afghanistan, Israel, America
One of the three teenagers charged in the attempted robbery and fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student at a New York City park in 2019 pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, authorities said. The teen, Luchiano Lewis, 16, also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, a spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. Tessa Majors, 18, was fatally stabbed at Morningside Park in Upper Manhattan on the night of Dec. 11, 2019. A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty last year, NBC New York reported. When they saw Majors, the teens planned to steal her phone, Lewis said in court.
Persons: Luchiano Lewis, Cyrus Vance Jr, Lewis, Tessa Majors, Alex Padilla, Vance’s, Majors, Barnard Organizations: Barnard College, Manhattan District, Columbia University, NBC, Majors Locations: New York City, Upper Manhattan, Virginia, NBC New York
shawn latourette, new jersey commissioner of environmental protectionThe state and environmental groups are scrambling to restore the cedar species in environments that aren’t as immediately threatened by impending storm surges. Foresters and environmental groups are largely focused on restoring forests in new homes, where they won’t be hit by sea level rise. “We’re trying to put this forest type back on the landscape,” State Forester John Sacco said. There are suites of organisms that occur with this forest type that you really don’t find in other forests. A healthy cedar forest will take decades to develop, and they’re playing catch up after losing more than 80 percent of the woodlands due to logging over the last two centuries.
Persons: , Kristin Meistrell, Meistrell, she’s, shawn latourette, “ We’re, Forester John Sacco Organizations: New Jersey Audubon Society, Foresters, New Locations: New Jersey
WASHINGTON — A long-delayed bill to provide financial support to U.S. government personnel believed to be suffering from Havana Syndrome is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the House passed it Tuesday. NBC News reported that diplomats affected by Havana Syndrome voiced frustration over continuing challenges in getting medical care and benefits in a tense hourlong conversation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken this month. The first incidents of the syndrome “medically confirmed” by the U.S. government were in Havana in 2016 and 2017. Many U.S. workers thought to be suffering from Havana Syndrome reported hearing a loud sound and feeling pressure in their heads. For years, those who have come forward reporting potential Havana Syndrome have complained about immense bureaucratic hurdles to getting proper medical care.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Sen, Susan Collins, , Collins, Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, Republican Marco Rubio, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Kamala Harris ’, William Burns, Rubio, ” Rubio Organizations: American, Neurological, White, Senate Intelligence, Democrat, Republican, NBC News, Havana Syndrome, CIA, State Department, U.S, NATO, National Academies of Science Locations: U.S, Havana, HAVANA, Maine, Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, Cuba, China, Vietnam, India, Western Europe, Austria, Germany, Russia
But the boys were left in the backseat of the vehicle while the man was at work, Lott said. The man made the discovery just after 5:30 p.m. after he drove to the day care center to pick up the boys. "The father was under some intense pressure at work that really had his mind somewhere else that day," Lott said at a news conference Tuesday. "And in his mind, he really believed that he had dropped the two boys off at day care. She said the boys' father made a "terrible mistake" that he will be reminded of for the rest of his life.
Persons: Leon Lott, Bryson, Brayden McDaniel, Lott, Naida Rutherford, Rutherford, It's Organizations: Sunshine, Early Learning Academy, Google, NBC Locations: South Carolina, Richland County, Blythewood, Columbia
A Wyoming coroner has confirmed that remains found at a campground in the state are in fact those of Gabby Petito, 22, and that the manner of death is homicide, the FBI announced Tuesday. "Coroner Blue's initial determination for the manner of death is homicide." The official cause of death will remain pending until final autopsy results are in, according to the statement. Investigators are committed to making sure anyone involved in Petito's death "is held accountable for their actions," Michael Schneider, special agent in charge of the FBI's Denver office, said Tuesday. ET): A previous version of this article misquoted an FBI statement identifying Gabby Petito's full name.
Persons: Gabby Petito, Brent Blue, Gabrielle Venora Petito, Michael Schneider, Mr, Brian Laundrie, Schneider, Petito, Laundrie, Gabrielle, Gabby, Petito's, Nicole Schmidt, Gabby Petito's Organizations: FBI, FBI Denver, Park, Carlton Reserve, North Port, YouTube, Sheriff's, Ford Transit Locations: Wyoming, Teton County, Denver, Bridger, Teton, Forest, Grand Teton, Florida, North Port , Florida, North Port, Tampa, Yosemite, Utah
President Biden signaled Tuesday that his administration will address the situation at the southern border, where an estimated 15,000 Haitian migrants fleeing disaster have traveled seeking asylum. "We'll get it under control," Biden told reporters during his visit to the United Nations when he was asked about images from the border that have prompted outrage in recent days. Press Secretary Jen Psaki also told reporters on Tuesday that Biden was briefed about the emergency at the Del Rio bridge, where migrants have set up encampments. She said the president has also been briefed on what she called "horrific" footage and photos of the treatment of Haitian migrants by border patrol agents, which has prompted an internal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. “[The president] believes that the footage, the footage and the photos, are horrific.
Persons: Biden, Jen Psaki, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas Organizations: United Nations, Department of Homeland Security, U.S . Border Patrol, Senate Homeland Security, Reuters, DHS, NBC News, ICE Locations: United, Del Rio, U.S, Haiti
The beloved Central Park owl who captivated jaded New Yorkers before being killed in a truck collision had dangerous, "potentially lethal" levels rat poison in her system, authorities said Tuesday. "The bromadiolone level is potentially lethal but it is unclear if it played a direct role in the death of this owl, i.e. whether the anticoagulant affected the owl's ability to avoid collision with the vehicle," according to the report. The park uses "rodenticides that are listed as 'low to moderately low' non-target animal risk," according to parks representative Crystal Howard. "Predatory birds must hunt for their food and often, like their prey, find their food outside of park boundaries," Howard said in a statement.
Persons: Barry, Crystal Howard, Howard, we’ve, Rockefeller Organizations: Park Conservancy, City, state's Department, Environmental, Health Unit, New York City Department of Parks, Parks, Rockefeller Locations: Gotham, New York
WASHINGTON — Haitians deported from the U.S. on Tuesday assaulted the pilots on board one of the flights when it arrived in Port-au-Prince and injured three U.S. immigration officers, according to a source familiar with internal reports of the incident. Unrest broke out shortly after a flight carrying single adult men arrived and released the men to Haitian authorities on the airport tarmac. Then, according to the source, several of the men stormed another recently arrived flight carrying families. Three ICE officers were also attacked on that airplane, each suffering non-life-threatening injuries, the source said. As of Tuesday, just over 1,000 of the Haitian migrants had been deported to Haiti, according to two sources familiar with the operations.
Persons: Prince, Alejandro Mayorkas, Organizations: Immigration, Customs, ICE, Department of Homeland Security, Homeland, DHS Locations: U.S, Port, United States, congregating, Del Rio , Texas, Haiti, Del Rio
Khatibzadeh spoke as Iran's new foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, was in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly, where he was expected to discuss reviving the nuclear deal with other governments. Iran has refused to meet with U.S. negotiators in the nuclear talks; Washington and Tehran must pass messages through European intermediaries, instead. All parties must stay true to the nuclear deal," Raisi said in a recorded speech by video. The monitoring regime was introduced as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. The U.S. will discuss how to proceed with Iran in talks with European allies and other world powers in New York on Wednesday.
Persons: Saeed Khatibzadeh, IRNA, Khatibzadeh, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Ebrahim Raisi, Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, We're, Biden, Raisi, Antony Blinken Organizations: Foreign Ministry, General Assembly, European Union, Iranian, U.S, Biden, U.S ., U.K, General, ., Capitol, Trump, International Atomic Energy Agency, . Security Locations: WASHINGTON, Iran, Vienna, Tehran, Iranian, New York, France, Germany, U.S, Washington, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Australia
In his first meeting with the cohort of State Department staffers affected in Cuba and China, Blinken spent more than an hour offering reassurances and fielding questions, with most affected staffers joining remotely by phone. “It's confounding and puzzling to everyone who works on this that we have not been able to determine the cause or attribution,” the senior State Department official said. Diplomats have bristled at the fact the FBI did not directly interview the diplomats affected. On the Sept. 10 call, when Blinken asked how the department could reduce the skepticism, at least one diplomat encouraged the State Department to publicly refute that report. “The FBI study is one I have actually read,” she told the diplomats, according to notes from the call.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Blinken, “ It's, they’re, , , Trump, Biden, “ That's, , Kamala Harris, William Burns, Pamela Spratlen, Spratlen Organizations: WASHINGTON –, State Department, NBC, Havana Syndrome, State Department’s Bureau of Medical Services, Pentagon, National Intelligence, NBC News, CIA, U.S, White House National Security Council, FBI, Diplomats Locations: WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON – U.S, Havana, Cuba, China, U.S, Vietnam, India,
In Tennessee, the patients first in line for the monoclonal antibody Covid-19 treatment are likely to be the ones who landed in the emergency room because they did not get vaccinated. Extraordinary demand coupled with the federal government’s need to cap shipments of these scarce drugs has forced Tennessee health officials to recommend limiting the treatment to unvaccinated patients with the worst cases of Covid-19. Tennessee, which is following the guidance of the National Institutes of Health, appears to be the first state to recommend limiting monoclonal antibody treatment to Covid-19 patients who are unvaccinated or vaccinated but immunocompromised. And all but Florida have below average Covid-19 vaccination rates. DeSantis, in particular, has touted expensive monoclonal antibody treatments (about $2,100 a dose) but has refused to mandate the far-cheaper vaccines (between $10 and $20 a dose) or proven safety measures like wearing masks.
Persons: , Sadiya Khan, Lisa Piercey, ” Piercey, , Piercey, Dr, Karen Bloch, Daniel Skovronsky, Eli Lilly, Biden, Jen Psaki, Ron DeSantis, Tate Reeves, Greg Abbott Organizations: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Tennessean, National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Republicans, Mayo Clinic, Company Locations: Tennessee, : Alabama, Florida , Texas , Mississippi , Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, COVID, Florida , Mississippi, Texas
When confronted by her security, Brown allegedly said: "I'll f---ing kill you and her." "Upon conducting a pat down search of Mr. Brown, LAPD officers recovered a knife from Mr. Brown's front pant pocket," he said. In a court order request statement, Grande's manager detailed a timeline of Brown's "sporadic" visits since mid-February of this year. "The fact that Mr. Brown has been regularly coming to my home for over six months terrifies me. I fear that absent a restraining order, Mr. Brown will continue to come to my home and attempt to physically harm or murder me or members of my family."
Persons: Singer Ariana Grande, Ariana Grande, Aharon Zebulun Brown, Brown, Grande, Peter Doomanis, Mr, Grande's Organizations: Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Police Department, North, Correctional, Authorities Locations: Los Angeles
Amid a crushing labor shortage, retail companies are dangling perks such as triple-digit sign-on bonuses, free college tuition and record-high wages in the scramble to staff up before the busy holiday shopping season. “Hiring intention in the upcoming quarter is higher than ever.”Between November and January, holiday retail sales are estimated to hit $1.3 trillion, an increase of around 8 percent since last year, according to Deloitte’s holiday retail forecast. It now takes 40 days to fill a retail position, a 21 percent increase from April this year, it reported. The lag in filling retail positions has retailers starting holiday hiring early this year, said Neil Saunders, a retail analyst with GlobalData. Tovinger, who said he has made a living selling clearance and discount items on eBay, plans to work the holiday season to save for a move to Wyoming with his girlfriend.
Persons: it's, , , Melissa Hassett, Amazon, that’s, Carletta Ooton, Neil Saunders, Saunders, Sara Gordon, Gordon, Andrew Tovinger, Tovinger, Ellen Banks Organizations: ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions, Walmart, Product Assurance, Bureau of Labor Statistics, GlobalData, APCO, eBay, NBC News Locations: Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Bronx, New York City
He’s on a hunger strike demanding the United Nations grant him a meeting, so he can address the issue of human rights in Cuba. Rocha is a native Spaniard, but he has family in Cuba and feels inextricably linked to what has taken place there. The human rights group Cubalex recorded approximately 800 detentions as demonstrators were arrested for speaking out. The U.S. and European and Latin American countries have denounced the lack of human rights and democracy on the island. “It doesn’t have to be with [United Nations Secretary-General] António Guterres; it doesn’t have to be with [United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights] Michelle Bachelet.
Persons: Nacho Rocha, it's, ” Rocha, he’s, Rocha, Fidel Castro, Cubalex, António, Michelle Bachelet, , , José Martí, they’re, Ingrid Rodríguez, Alex Tabet, she’s, He’s Organizations: United Nations, Cuban, Human, United Nations Human Rights, NBC, General, New York police, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Cuba, Sarasota , Florida, New York City, U.S, New, Central Park, Spain
In addition to the felony hate crime charge, Alberto Friedmann is also charged with felony aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, according to court records from Cook County. The woman heard the man yell using a racial slur, “Move your f------ car,” court records said. But the driver continued yelling racial slurs and exited his car and approached the woman’s car, court documents state. The defendant told the woman he spat on her “because he doesn’t like Black people,” court records said. The man did strike the rear driver’s side bumper, and the driver’s-side door of the woman’s car, records said.
Persons: Alberto Friedmann, Google Friedmann, John McNamara, , , Friedmann, motioned, McNamara, Shawn Ford Organizations: Ill, Google, National University of Health Sciences, Prosecutors, Records, NBC Chicago, NBC Locations: Chicago, Cook County, Oak Park, Lombard , Illinois, NBC Chicago, Illinois
The House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing to examine states' efforts to restrict abortion access, Democrats on the committee said Tuesday. According to the committee, the hearing will also examine possible federal legislative action to "protect and expand abortion rights and access." "When I was elected Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, I vowed to use my gavel to protect civil rights and civil liberties, including the constitutional right to abortion," Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said. Witnesses at the Oversight Committee hearing include Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, a Texas-based OB-GYN, and Maleeha Aziz, a community organizer at the Texas Equal Access Fund. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, and Rep. Judy Chu of California will also testify.
Persons: Carolyn Maloney, Ghazaleh, Maleeha Aziz, Cori Bush of, Barbara Lee of, Pramila, Judy Chu, Bush, Lee, Jayapal — Organizations: Fund, Rep Locations: Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, Cori Bush of Missouri, Barbara Lee of California, Washington, California
Murdaugh, 53, has been in the spotlight after the unsolved fatal shootings in June of his wife, Margaret, 52, and their youngest son, Paul, 22. At the time of the slayings, Paul Murdaugh was facing trial in connection with the boat crash in February 2019. Paul Murdaugh had pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of boating under the influence. Last month, state prosecutors officially dropped all charges against Paul Murdaugh as a matter of protocol. According to Cook, who was 19 at the time of the crash, Paul Murdaugh was able to purchase alcohol using Buster Murdaugh's driver's license.
Persons: Alex Murdaugh, Connor Cook, Murdaugh, Cook, Margaret, Paul, Paul Murdaugh, Mallory Beach, , Richard Alexander, Buster, Buster Murdaugh's Organizations: Facebook, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Locations: South Carolina, Hampton County, Parris, Beaufort County
A mother and daughter in California were arrested and charged with murder after they performed a botched butt implant procedure that resulted in a woman's death, police said. The incident happened in October 2019 but Libby Adame, 51, and her daughter, Alicia Galaz, 23, weren't arrested until August, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. "Shortly afterward, the victim died as a result," a police spokesperson said. Police told NBC Los Angeles that Adame and Galaz performed three butt augmentations on Rajpaul out of a private home. Authorities told KCAL-TV of Los Angeles that Adame and Galaz claimed they were experts but had no medical training.
Persons: Libby Adame, Alicia Galaz, weren't, It's, Karissa Rajpaul, Galaz, Robert Dinlocker, Dinlocker Organizations: Los Angeles Police Department, Police, NBC Los, LAPD, Authorities Locations: California, Adame, NBC Los Angeles, Los Angeles
The White House is taking additional steps to encourage ransomware victims to alert the federal government, just as the hackers behind those attacks are threatening victims from doing so. The Treasury Department on Tuesday warned victims of ransomware attacks that paying off hackers may violate U.S. sanctions. Ransomware victims often struggle with whether to pay their attackers, most of whom threaten to keep their files inaccessible and to release them to the public if not paid. Courtesy Allan LiskaAll major ransomware gangs demand payment in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, which rely on online exchanges to convert digital money to cash. Michael Phillips, a co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force, a cybersecurity industry partnership to fight ransomware, said that interfering with how ransomware hackers take money is a vital component to slowing them down.
Persons: Biden, they’re, Allan Liska, Suex didn’t, Michael Phillips, ransomware, , Phillips, Organizations: Treasury Department, FBI, Infrastructure Security Agency, Force Locations: Czech Republic
The FBI is opening counterintelligence investigations into China as often as every 12 hours, Director Christopher Wray testified Tuesday during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. Wray did not elaborate about the nature of the investigations into China, but has long warned about the dangers of cyber espionage and hacking coming from the country. "The greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China. It’s a threat to our economic security— and by extension, to our national security," he said in a speech last year. "The FBI and our partners throughout the U.S. government will hold China accountable and protect our nation’s innovation, ideas, and way of life — with the help and vigilance of the American people."
Persons: Christopher Wray, Wray Organizations: FBI, Senate Homeland Security Locations: China, U.S
WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced Tuesday an additional $28.6 billion in disaster relief and $6.3 billion in Afghan refugee aid has been added to a stopgap spending bill that needs to passed quickly in the coming weeks to avoid a government shutdown. On Monday, Democratic leaders announced plans to attach a debt limit extension to the stopgap funding bill, setting up a showdown with Republican senators. The Treasury Department has said the debt limit will be breached sometime in October if it's not lifted, which could disrupt the U.S. economy. The House bill includes $28.6 billion to address recent disasters, including Hurricane Ida earlier this year and from last year Hurricanes Delta, Zeta and Laura, wildfires, severe droughts and winter storms, according to a release. The continuing resolution would also suspend the debt limit into December 2020, which Senate Republicans are expected to balk over.
Persons: Rosa DeLauro, Conn, it's, Hurricane Ida, We're, we're, Pete Aguilar, McConnell Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Democratic, Republican, Treasury Department, Hurricanes Delta, Republicans, United, United States Government Locations: U.S, United States
Dozens of rare penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa, in what conservation experts have described as a freak accident. More than 60 African penguins were found dead on Boulders Beach near Cape Town, many with bee stings around their eyes, an occurrence researchers said was unprecedented. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds said in a statement that it suspects a bees' nest was disturbed in the area. There are 10,300 breeding pairs of African penguins left in South Africa and the foundation says some 40,000 breeding pairs have been lost in the last 20 years. The foundation is calling for the restriction of fishing around important African penguin breeding colonies.
Persons: postmortems, Dr, David Roberts, Ludynia Organizations: Southern African Foundation for, Conservation, NBC Locations: South Africa, Cape Town
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