Quick Glance: Trump found liable for fraud in New York civil lawsuit
- The court determined that the documents presented here contain fraudulent valuations that the defendants used in their business.
- Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Mr. Trump last September, accusing him, his two adult sons, and the Trump Organization of lying about his net worth and asset values between 2011 and 2021.
- Mr. Trump previously denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the New York case as another politically motivated "witch hunt" brought by a biased prosecutor.
- As part of the Tuesday decision, the Trump Organization was instructed to cancel its business licenses in New York and propose independent monitors within 10 days to oversee the process.
Quick Glance: Canada's House speaker resigns over inviting a Nazi fighter to Parliament
- Canada's House speaker resigns for inviting an individual who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II to Parliament to attend a speech by the Ukrainian president.
- After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an address in the House of Commons, a standing ovation was given to 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka when Speaker Anthony Rota highlighted his presence.
- Rota introduced Hunka as a war hero of the First Ukrainian Division.
- Rota stepped down after a meeting with the House of Commons' party leaders.
Quick Glance: California governor raises taxes on guns to fund schools
- California will double taxes on guns and use the money for school security and violence prevention programs.
- The new law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, adds an additional 11% tax on guns and ammunition.
- California will be the only state with its own tax on guns and ammunition.
- Newsom, known as one of the country's most liberal governors, has often opposed tax increases, even for causes he supports like combating climate change.
Quick Glance: US Astronaut Rubio Lands in Kazakhstan, Delighted to Finally Be Home
- US astronaut Frank Rubio breaks record for longest space flight by an American, landing in Kazakhstan with two Russian cosmonauts.
- Rubio, 47, says with a smile, 'Delighted to finally be home,' after landing with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, 48, and Dmitry Petelin, 40.
- Rubio receives a Russian matryoshka doll while Prokopyev is seen smiling beside the capsule, holding a watermelon he requested on landing.
- Rubio is the first American to spend a full year in space.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of taking bribes from three New ...
Quick Glance: Senator Menendez proclaims innocence in corruption allegations
- Senator Bob Menendez proclaimed his innocence on Wednesday regarding bribery allegations from three businessmen in New Jersey, as demands for his resignation from fellow Democrats grew.
- Last week, federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Menendez, 69, and his wife for allegedly accepting gold bars and hundreds of thousands of dollars to utilize the senator's influence in favor of Egypt's government and obstruct investigations of the businessmen.
- Wang stated that Menendez could be released on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond.
- After exiting the courthouse, Menendez and his 56-year-old wife, Nadine Menendez, passed by dozens of reporters without answering questions, entered a black car, and departed.
Quick Glance: Nasa celebrates successful rescue mission: Asteroid sample reaches military base
- Capsule with most dangerous asteroid material safely landed in Utah desert
- Scientists hope samples will help explain the origin of life on Earth
- Contents of the capsule will be inspected under sterile conditions
- Researchers from around the world can request samples to support future generations
Quick Glance: Record Number of Migrants Heading to US Border
- Migrants cross the Rio Grande to continue their journey through Mexico to Eagle Pass, Texas, USA.
- An asylum seeker is attended by Red Cross medical personnel due to high temperatures while traveling from Nava to Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, on the way to the US border.
- Asylum seekers cross the Rio Grande to finish their journey to Eagle Pass, Texas, USA.
- Migrants gather near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to US Border Patrol agents and request asylum.
Quick Glance: Rising Oil Prices Drive US Drilling, Costs Increase - Dallas Fed
- Oil and gas activities in three key energy producing US states are increasing with the recent rise in energy prices.
- Survey shows optimism in the oil industry despite increased costs for oilfield services.
- Exploration activities are driving the increase, with the survey's business activity index rising to 10.9 in the third quarter.
- Cost inflation remains a factor, but rising oil prices may finally encourage more drilling.
Quick Glance: Biden's dog bites again: Secret Service officer injured
- Biden's dog Commander injures another Secret Service officer.
- The dog has had multiple unpleasant encounters with the individuals who protect the White House.
- The President and First Lady express their gratitude to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for their efforts in safeguarding them, their family, and the nation.
- The White House is developing additional leash protocols and training for Commander.
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that a government shutdown is not evitable, but that if there is one ...
Quick Glance: Biden: No Inevitable Government Shutdown
- Biden believes nothing is inevitable in politics.
- A government shutdown is possible if a budget deal is not reached.
- A government shutdown could impact important work in science and health.
- Biden calls on Republican friends in the House of Representatives to fund the government.
Quick Glance: Rich Countries Import Solution to Nursing Shortages
- Investigation reveals international bidding wars for healthcare workers
- Exploitation of nurses and strain on poorer health systems
- AMN Healthcare reports 300% increase in foreign nurses placed in US hospitals
- Pandemic intensifies demand for Filipino nurses and triggers mass resignations
Quick Glance: Donald Trump held accountable for fraud in New York civil case
- Engoron also ordered the cancellation of certificates that allowed some of Trump's businesses, including the Trump Organization, to operate in New York, and appointed a receiver to manage the businesses' dissolution.
- The judge described how Trump, his adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric, the Trump Organization, and other defendants fabricated valuations and inflated Trump's net worth to meet their business needs.
- Christopher Kise, a lawyer representing Trump, stated, 'Today's scandalous decision is completely detached from the facts and the applicable law.'
- James expressed anticipation in presenting the remaining aspects of her case in court.
Quick Glance: Hollywood writers strike ends after guild leaders approve contract
- Hollywood's writers strike is declared over after union board members approve a contract agreement with studios.
- The writers still need to vote on the contract in October, but the strike will be lifted to allow them to work during the voting process.
- The writers were given the details of the contract for the first time after the board votes.
- SAG-AFTRA actors vote to potentially expand their strike to include the video game market.
Quick Glance: Former Trump Aide Hutchinson Criticizes Matt Gaetz Over Dating Rumors
- In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Hutchinson denies having a relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz.
- Hutchinson emphasizes that she has higher standards in men and that she only had a friendly working relationship with Gaetz.
- According to Hutchinson's upcoming book, Gaetz allegedly tried to seduce her at Camp David but was scolded by Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
- Hutchinson also accuses Rudy Giuliani of groping her on January 6, a claim which Giuliani denies.
According to a judge, former US President Donald Trump intentionally ...
Case against ex-president
Quick Glance: Trump Faces Fraud Charges: New York Judge Holds Him Accountable
- Former US President Donald Trump suffered a major legal defeat.
- Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump and his company can be held liable for fraud.
- Trump manipulated the value of his Trump Organization for years, committing fraud.
- Trump is accused of inflating his wealth by up to $3.6 billion to obtain loans more easily.
Quick Glance: EU: X Identified as Primary Source of Disinformation
- Over 6,000 unique social media posts were examined
- Study analyzes disinformation risk in Spain, Poland, and Slovakia
- TrustLab conducts study to support the EU's code of practice on disinformation
- X, formerly known as Twitter, is subject to the EU's Digital Services Act (DSA)
Quick Glance: Calls for Bob Menendez's Resignation
- Senator Bob Menendez to make first remarks following indictment
- Democratic senators call for Bob Menendez's resignation
- Many Democratic officials in New Jersey also call for Menendez's resignation
- Democratic Representative Andy Kim to challenge Menendez
Quick Glance: US Senate Considers Cannabis Banking Reform, Industry Demands More
- A US Senate committee will vote on a bill to grant the legal cannabis industry access to banking.
- The disconnect between federal and state governments is concerning for the $13.2 billion legal marijuana industry.
- Meanwhile, 22 states have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.
- The CEO of the National Cannabis Industry Association expressed frustration with the ongoing discussions.
Quick Glance: UAW President Criticizes Trump's Loyalty to the 'Billionaire Class' Ahead of Visit
- UAW President Shawn Fain criticizes former President Trump, stating that he serves a 'billionaire class,' one day before Trump's visit to Detroit to speak with union members.
- Fain added, 'He serves a billionaire class, and that's the problem in this country.'
- Fain stated, 'All you have to do is look at his track record.'
- Fain said, 'And the ultimate proof of how much he cares about our workers was in 2019 when he was the president of the United States.'
Pava LaPere was the founder and CEO of EcoMap Technologies.
Quick Glance: Police search for suspect in Baltimore tech CEO's murder
- Baltimore police and U.S. marshals are searching for the man suspected of killing Pava LaPere, a 26-year-old tech executive.
- EcoMap Technologies, the company co-founded by LaPere, will hold a vigil in her honor at Baltimore's Washington Monument on Wednesday evening.
- Baltimore acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley announced an arrest warrant for Jason Billingsley, 32, of Baltimore, for first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and other charges.
- Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott described LaPere as a 'very young, talented, devoted Baltimorean' at the news conference, saying he had gotten to know her over the years.
Quick Glance: SEC Chief: New California Law Could Transform SEC Climate Regulation
- A pending California law could impact federal regulators' approach to forthcoming climate regulations.
- SEC Chair Gary Gensler's testimony highlighted the potential for the California law to support the agency's efforts to regulate corporate climate disclosures.
- California Governor Gavin Newsom intends to sign legislation requiring large companies to disclose their carbon footprints.
- The bill addresses the complex issue of measuring and reporting Scope 3 emissions, which are linked to supply chains and end-users.
Sri Lanka handpicked India. The nation extended its support to ...
Quick Glance: India examines America's friendship
- Relations between Canada and India have significantly deteriorated.
- Many in India believe that the Americans have abandoned Mr. Trudeau.
- Instead of raising the alarm, it expressed concerns and urged India to cooperate with the Canadian investigation.
- India may have underestimated the strength of Western solidarity.
Quick Glance: Proposals for three Alabama district maps to strengthen black voters' rights
- A court-appointed special master presented three proposals on Monday to enhance the black voting-age population in a newly configured district in Alabama.
- This is the latest development in a closely watched redistricting case with implications for control of the US House of Representatives in the upcoming elections.
- Two other plans for the district would result in a black population of 48.7% or 48.5%.
- All of these exceed the approximately 40% black population in the second district, which had been rejected by federal judges as improperly diluting black political power in this Deep South state.
Colin Kaepernick, who hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2017, formally requested that he join the New York ...
Quick Glance: Colin Kaepernick Requests to Join Jets' Practice Squad
- The former NFL quarterback provides multiple reasons why he would be a good fit for the Jets' practice squad following Aaron Rodgers' Achilles injury in Week 1 of the 2023 season.
- Unlike other veteran quarterbacks considered as possible options for the Jets, Kaepernick has not retired from the league despite not playing since 2016.
- Kaepernick's letter was shared on Instagram by J. Cole with permission from the quarterback, after the Jets signed another veteran quarterback, Trevor Siemian, to their practice squad on Tuesday.
Donald Trump committed fraud by exaggerating wealth, judge says: The ruling comes days before the civil trial is set to begin on New York AG Letitia James' ...
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani for unauthorized access and sharing of personal data
- Hunter Biden files lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani for wrongfully accessing and sharing his personal data.
- The lawsuit is part of Hunter's efforts to push back against Republicans who have spread his private data, including alleged emails and embarrassing images.
- The suit accuses Giuliani and attorney Robert Costello of hacking, manipulating, copying, and disseminating Biden's data, resulting in a complete breach of his digital privacy.
- Biden also calls for an investigation into Giuliani, Costello, and the owner of the Wilmington computer repair shop.
Quick Glance: Bank of America CEO: Fed prevails against inflation for now
- Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan speaks before Senate committee on banking
- The Federal Reserve has emerged victorious in the battle against inflation for now
- Interest rates are expected to remain high for a longer period
- Moynihan was en route to Washington following his remarks in New York
Quick Glance: Federal Judge Declares Ban on Certain Drag Shows Unconstitutional
- A federal judge declared that Texas cannot enforce a new law restricting some public drag shows as it is unconstitutional.
- U.S. District Judge David Hittner found that Senate Bill 12 infringes on the First Amendment and limits free speech.
- The law, now deemed unconstitutional, prohibited performers from dancing suggestively or wearing certain prosthetics in front of children.
- Similar laws in other states that restrict drag performances have also been ruled unconstitutional by federal courts.
Quick Glance: Paul Ryan warns Republicans about impending shutdown
- Internal conflicts within the House GOP have been occurring for weeks.
- Ryan, however, is uncertain if House Republicans will be able to accomplish it in time.
- Ryan served as Speaker of the House during the 2018 government shutdown, which lasted a record-breaking 35 days.
Quick Glance: Mixed Feelings Surround Indian American Presidential Candidates
- For the first time, there are two serious Indian American presidential candidates: Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley.
- According to Pew, Indian American voters tend to lean more Democratic than other Asian American groups.
- The debate about the prominence of Ms. Haley and Mr. Ramaswamy is happening in Indian American homes and places of worship.
- Venu Rao, a Democrat and retired engineer, states that Ms. Haley and Mr. Ramaswamy reflect the ideological diversity among South Asian Americans, even if he disagrees with their positions.
Quick Glance: Eric Trump criticizes court ruling on Mar-a-Lago value
- Eric Trump criticized a judge's valuation of Mar-a-Lago in a fraud case, claiming the Florida property could be worth over a billion dollars.
Quick Glance: Mark Milley's Controversial Legacy as America's Top General
- Milley's conduct was unquestionably extraordinary in the final months and days of the Trump administration.
- Concerned about Trump's mental decline, Milley instructed senior operations officers not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.
- Milley publicly apologized for creating a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.
- Republican lawmakers and former Trump administration officials accused him of undermining civilian control of the military.
During Volodimir Selenski's visit to Canada, a 98-year-old Ukrainian was celebrated as a war hero out ...
Quick Glance: Canada: Controversy over Honoring SS Veterans in Parliament
- 98-year-old Ukrainian mistakenly celebrated as war hero
- Embarrassing mishap by Canadian Parliament Speaker
- Trudeau promises financial aid to Selenski
- Canada as a refuge for Ukrainians from the Waffen-SS
Quick Glance: Amazon sued for price manipulation and unfair competition
- US regulators and 17 states are suing Amazon for allegations of using its market position to increase prices and overcharge sellers.
- They are seeking a permanent court injunction to prevent Amazon from continuing its unlawful behavior and restore competition.
- The complaint accuses Amazon of engaging in anti-competitive practices that discourage sellers from offering lower prices on other websites.
- The lawsuit also claims that Amazon forces sellers to use its Fulfillment by Amazon logistics service to qualify for Amazon Prime, despite their preference for alternative shipping services.
Quick Glance: Farewell to Megan Rapinoe: Soccer icon departs U.S. national team
- In her final game for the national team, Megan Rapinoe bids farewell as an international soccer player.
- She became both a hero and a villain at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.
- Rapinoe's soccer career is not yet over.
- She will finish the season with her club team, OL Reign.
Quick Glance: Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom Set to Face Off in November Debate
- Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom will go head-to-head in November.
- DeSantis is currently polling second in the race for the Republican nomination, trailing frontrunner Donald Trump by over 40 points.
- Both politicians are newcomers on the national political stage, with concerns over the age of President Biden and ex-President Trump.
- The November debate between the two governors is mostly an exercise in positioning for the 2028 presidential election.
www.derstandard.at/story/3000000188735/orf-beendet-nach-leak-von-spoe-papier-zusammenarbeit-mit-sora The ORF declared its collaboration with the opinion research institute Sora ended on Wednesday. The day before, a strategy paper that Sora had designed ... Show more
Quick Glance: Controversy over Leaked Sora Strategy Paper for SPÖ
- An unintentional leak of a strategy paper from the Sora Institute intended for SPÖ consultation.
- Both SPÖ and Sora emphasize that it is an independently created presentation.
- There was no commission from SPÖ for it.
- FPÖ leader Kickl expresses dismay over the paper.
Quick Glance: 15-year-old schoolgirl fatally stabbed outside Croydon shopping centre
- A young girl was fatally stabbed in south London.
- The incident occurred around 8.30am on Wellesley Road outside the Whitgift shopping centre.
- Police have arrested a teenage boy.
- Chief Superintendent Andy Brittain expressed: 'Our thoughts are with the family of this young girl, who are faced with this tragic news.'
Quick Glance: Travis King in US Custody after North Korea Expulsion
- US soldier Travis King after crossing border into North Korea
- No trace of Travis King since he left South Korea in July
- 23-year-old reconnaissance specialist illegally entered North Korea in July
- According to North Korean media, he fled due to 'inhuman treatment' and racism within the US military
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