• Daily Updates Manafort accountant recalls backdated documents
Daily Updates Manafort accountant recalls backdated documents

Another series of emails warned him of an upcoming deadline to pay property taxes on one of his homes in NY before penalties kicked in. Manafort was aware of the reported loan, which served to reduce his income, she said. The judge said: "But you still went ahead and used it?" Mark Reinstein via Getty Images Paul Manafort stands between Presi...

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  • Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort
Star Witness Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Manafort

Aside from admitting to the false expense reports , Gates said he also created a fake letter to an investment company for a different colleague, Steve Brown. Prosecutors said last week that they meant to call him to the stand before resting their case this week. The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign cha...

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  • California plane crash killed 3 co-workers
California plane crash killed 3 co-workers

The twin-engine 1973 Cessna light plane, bound for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, had roughly a mile to go till the airport when it crashed on the parking lot in front of the Staples store. All five victims were passengers on the plane, according to the report. According to the FAA, the pilot of the aircraft, which is registered to a San ...

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  • My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal
My son's meeting with Russian lawyer was legal

The president has denied knowledge of the meeting at his Trump Tower campaign headquarters in NY in the face of news accounts saying his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen , is prepared to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that he heard Trump's son tell his father in advance about the meeting.

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  • Denmark Fines Woman for Wearing Niqab
Denmark Fines Woman for Wearing Niqab

She was given a 1,000 kroner fine ($155; £120) after refusing to take it off at their request. Under the new law, police will be allowed to order people to remove face veils in public areas. Chief of Police at North Zealand Police, David Borchersen, tells Politiken that the presence of police in Hørsholm Midtpunkt relates exclusively to the tumult ...

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  • Child pulled from Tampa river dies, woman in custody
Child pulled from Tampa river dies, woman in custody

Rescue divers pulled the unconcious girl from the water almost half an hour later and she was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police responded to the scene and believe that the woman is believed to be the girl's mother.

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  • Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah fishing port kill 26
Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah fishing port kill 26

Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, earlier said hundreds of thousands of people depend on Al-Thawra, the country's largest hospital. According to Al-Arabiya, the spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said the Houthi militias carried out the killing of civilians in Hodeidah , denying that the coalition h...

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  • Video shows man taunting bison at Yellowstone National Park
Video shows man taunting bison at Yellowstone National Park

The man continues to taunt the bison until it turns around and charges him. We noticed behind us a man in socks and no shoes walking up the road towards the bison. That was shortly before Glacier National Park rangers responded to the call at the Many Glacier hotel, where one of the guests creating the disturbance was Reinke.

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  • Explosive drones detonate in 'attempt' on Venezuelan president
Explosive drones detonate in 'attempt' on Venezuelan president

State television in Venezuela showed President Maduro abruptly cutting short a speech on Saturday, causing hundreds of soldiers present to break ranks and scatter. Larissa Costas later tweeted that seven soldiers were injured during the attack. Venezuela, a once-wealthy oil nation, is in the grips of a five-year crisis under President Maduro's ...

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  • A Russian helicopter has crashed in Siberia killing 18 oil workers
A Russian helicopter has crashed in Siberia killing 18 oil workers

The Mi-8 helicopter, operated by Russia's national airline Utair, was carrying three crew members and 15 passengers, the country's transport ministry said. "The first take-off was carried out by an Mi-8 with an external cargo suspension without passengers on board", the ministry said in a statement. According to the TASS news agency, the helicopt...

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  • Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire
Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire

Forecasters said the highest threat areas included the so-called Carr Fire near the city of Redding and the Mendocino Complex of two fires north of San Francisco . The Carr Fire is 39% contained, but firefighters are reinforcing fire breaks to prevent strong, erratic winds from causing it to flare up again this weekend.

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  • 'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000
'Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe Reward Fund' reaches $200,000

As many as 40 investigators a day have been working on prioritizing - and then checking out - any leads that have poured in . The family of a missing University of Iowa student now believes she is being held captive and has increased the reward for her return.

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  • Trump's intel chief still doesn't 'fully understand' what happened in Putin meeting
Trump's intel chief still doesn't 'fully understand' what happened in Putin meeting

Last week, the president's lawyers submitted a counteroffer to Mueller with specific conditions for an interview with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported . Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani rejected the idea that Trump's tweets could be used against him in an obstruction-of-justice case. The latest proposal by the special counsel comes as Tru...

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  • Carr Fire: What we know Thursday
Carr Fire: What we know Thursday

Cal Fire said that "steep terrain, erratic winds, and previously unburned fuels are contributing to spot fire potential". Incident Commander Brett Gouvea said weather was helping. Map showing the perimeter, in red, of the east side of the River Fire (part of the Mendocino Complex of Fires) at 11:46 p.m. PDT July 31, 2018.

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  • Ontario Tories announce changes to welfare programs
Ontario Tories announce changes to welfare programs

They also announced they would cancel a basic income pilot project in three cities. The pilot program, launched in 2017 by the previous Liberal government, was expected to last three years, according to The Guardian . Numerous program's participants seemed shocked and frustrated to learn that their monetary plan for the next three years wa...

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  • John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does
John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does

Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, has had a rocky tenure in the West Wing and was widely expected to leave his job this summer. Kelly was Homeland Security chief when Trump named him to succeed Reince Priebus past year after he resigned.

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  • Trump's attorney claims 'collusion is not a crime'
Trump's attorney claims 'collusion is not a crime'

Rep. Steve Cohen told CNN that he believes President Donald Trump's son and son-in-law will be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for communications with Russian Federation during the 2016 elections. Trump wrote on Twitter. Giuliani also said Mueller has "conflicts of interest". "I haven't spoken to the President a...

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  • Florida GOP governor candidate, 'Pitbull Trump Defender,' releases campaign video
Florida GOP governor candidate, 'Pitbull Trump Defender,' releases campaign video

President Donald Trump's latest head-scratching comment has lit up the internet. "Big league", the candidate says, "so good". "They will do anything they can to not help the Trump agenda". "Everyone knows my husband Ron DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump ". Scott didn't join Trump at the rally but appeared with him at an earlier event...

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  • Airline reports plane accident in Durango, Mexico; 101 on board
Airline reports plane accident in Durango, Mexico; 101 on board

Some survivors had burns on a quarter of their bodies, according to a local health official. One passenger, identified as Jackeline Flores, told reporters she and her daughter escaped from a hole in the fuselage as the aircraft filled up with smoke and flames.

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  • Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

Scientists from the Cascadia Research Collective observed the pair off the Hawaiian Islands and confirmed that the existence of the hybrid in August 2017. However, it wasn't until a biopsy that they were able to confirm their suspicions. Many animal hybrids are possible, but few survive past the first generation.

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  • Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial
Manafort's lawyers blame Gates in bank fraud trial

President Trump offered support yesterday to his former campaign chief Paul Manafort , who is on trial for alleged financial wrongdoing, comparing his plight to Al Capone . "That's what Rick Gates was being paid to do". Mr Manafort, who has been jailed for almost two months, wore a black suit and appeared fully engaged in his defence, whisperin...

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  • Details released for North Korean remains repatriation ceremony at Hickam
Details released for North Korean remains repatriation ceremony at Hickam

North Korea is building new missiles just weeks after President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong Un , according to a report from The Washington Post . Between 1990 and 2005, 229 sets of remains were returned to the United States, but co-operation halted as relations deteriorated alongside the development of North Korea's nuclear programme.

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  • Korea Constructs New Missiles While Trump Claims Denuclearization Success
Korea Constructs New Missiles While Trump Claims Denuclearization Success

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Two family members of Americans missing in action in North Korea during the Korean War , Diana Brown Sanfilippo and Rick Downes, also flew with the Vice President on Air Force Two for the event.

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  • Facebook bans pages aimed at U.S. election interference
Facebook bans pages aimed at U.S. election interference

Facebook has been unable to tie the accounts to Russian Federation, whose Internet Research Agency was at the center of an indictment earlier this year for interfering with the 2016 election. But while Facebook was quick to emphasize the company isn't yet attributing the campaign to Russian Federation, there are still some connections .

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  • A 3D printed firearm isn’t as simple as it sounds
A 3D printed firearm isn’t as simple as it sounds

The 3D printed technology provides a way to create untraceable guns without serial numbers and without the owner needing a background check, things gun control advocates say are risky. Assembling your own gun is legal, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , provided you don't sell it. "As we argued in the suit we ...

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  • Why 4 million people in this Indian state risk losing citizenship
Why 4 million people in this Indian state risk losing citizenship

NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela said that people can apply for these claims, objections and corrections from August 30 to September 28. "Now, we desire that it should be extended to all the north eastern states". Bengali campaigner Nazrul Ali Ahmed is adamant that the NRC is simply a Hindu witch hunt against ethnic minorities. "We have divided Guwa...

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  • USA spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles
USA spy agencies suspect North Korea building new missiles

Trump said in a Twitter post following the summit with Kim in Singapore last month: "Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office". The satellite image purportedly also shows two new buildings, according to a tweet by Joseph Dempsey from the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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  • Paul Manafort trial: jury selection under way
Paul Manafort trial: jury selection under way

Manafort's personal income tax returns were false, whether he willfully failed to file reports of foreign accounts, and whether he conspired to commit, or committed, bank fraud", defense lawyers wrote. Prosecutors want to show memos, campaign ad scripts, political rally plans and other work Manafort did in an effort to prove that he made over $60mi...

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  • Trump threatens to ‘shut down’ government if Dems don’t support border measures
Trump threatens to ‘shut down’ government if Dems don’t support border measures

Congress must pass a spending bill by the end of September to avert a government shutdown, and Trump on Monday reiterated his demand that immigration reforms, including $25 billion for construction of a wall on US border with Mexico , be included in any spending package.

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  • MH370 investigators 'unable to confirm' cause of disappearance
MH370 investigators 'unable to confirm' cause of disappearance

However, they were not ruling out any possibility since the in-air turn back was done manually and the systems in the plane were also manually turned off. The "command of the English language" between Kuala Lumpar and Ho Chi Minh airports "needs improvement", the document added. It said without the benefit of the examination of the aircraft wre...

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  • Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity over assault ditched by court
Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity over assault ditched by court

Grace was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa's former Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Maite Nkoana-Mashabane following her alleged assault of South African model Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg a year ago.

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  • 10,000 more told to leave homes as northern California wildfires intensify
10,000 more told to leave homes as northern California wildfires intensify

They're investigating to see if the Bledsoe home got a warning call or a door-knock. The sheriff cited evidence that door-to-door notifications were made in the area. At least one person was arrested on suspicion of stealing from evacuated homes and authorities were keeping watch for other potential looters, said Deputy Travis Ridenour, whose home ...

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  • University Of Kentucky Student Missing In Israel After Late-Night Swim
University Of Kentucky Student Missing In Israel After Late-Night Swim

Jones' body washed up early Monday morning, The Times reported . She and two other students on Saturday went for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea when they got caught in a rip current. Companies such as CIEE commonly coordinate education overseas involving university students, who work with the USA and other universities and arrange travel, logisti...

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  • Jeremy Hunt accidentally describes his Chinese wife as Japanese in Beijing
Jeremy Hunt accidentally describes his Chinese wife as Japanese in Beijing

Hunt went on to speak about the strong connections to China in his family: "My wife is Chinese and my children are half-Chinese and so we have Chinese grandparents who live in Xian and strong family connections in China". Hunt attempted to minimize the damage by demonstrating knowledge about where his wife's family lives. Hunt is also set to ...

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  • Another Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers
Another Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers

In that incident, Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish activists when they raided a six-ship flotilla trying to reach the Gaza Strip in defiance of the blockade. "In fact, the only "necessary measures" would be to end the blockade of Gaza and restore freedom of movement for all Palestinians". Two years ago, 13 women including Mairead Maguire a...

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  • Zimbabwe's historic election: A look at the top candidates
Zimbabwe's historic election: A look at the top candidates

Against a backdrop of a small lake on the grounds of his home‚ Mugabe denounced Zanu-PF‚ a party of which he is regarded as one of the founding fathers. In a media briefing on Sunday, Chamisa said the elections were just a formality as he prepares for the inauguration after the elections. Elections during Mr Mugabe's authoritarian rule were mar...

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  • Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes
Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes

Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr ., along with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and senior campaign aide Paul Manafort took part in the meeting with Nataliya Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer and acknowledged Kremlin informant. Avenatti isn't buying any of that, and on Thursday, he demanded that Cohen and President Trump "release the informati...

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  • Iran's Quds force chief tells Trump: Threaten me, not Rouhani
Iran's Quds force chief tells Trump: Threaten me, not Rouhani

Trump tweeted Sunday if Iran threatened the USA, it would "suffer consequences". Soleimani called Trump a "gambler" and said his language belongs in "nightclubs". "Don't threaten to kill us; we're thirsty for martyrdom", he was quoted as saying by the hard-line IRGC affiliated Fars news agency. The remarks, made by Qasem Soleimani, commander ...

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  • Firefighter killed battling Carr Fire identified
Firefighter killed battling Carr Fire identified

Rick Plummer, director of marketing for Dignity Health's Mercy Medical Center in Redding, said he left the Carr fire command post about 11 p.m. Thursday and arrived home to find a wall of flames a half-mile away and closing in. The fire was earlier estimated to have claimed almost 30,000 acres and was about 6 percent contained, but authorities said...

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  • Greek wildfires: drone footage shows extent of devastation
Greek wildfires: drone footage shows extent of devastation

This general view shows the burned home of Greek film-maker Theo Angelopoulos in the village of Mati, near Athens on July 26, 2018. "In other words, cars became trapped and people abandoned them trying to flee going towards the sea". After waiting for rain to put out the fires, heavy downpours on Thursday afternoon caused flash floods that stranded...

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  • IS fighters ambush city, villages in southern Syria
IS fighters ambush city, villages in southern Syria

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity. On July 24, Israel said it shot down a Syrian plane that had entered its airspace over the Golan, a claim denied by Damascus, which said the plane was carrying out operations against Isla...

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  • West Bank settlement terror attack victim named as Yotam Ovadia
West Bank settlement terror attack victim named as Yotam Ovadia

The attacker was identified by Palestinian media as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, from the village of Kobar. "The best answer to terror is the momentum of settlement in Judea and Samaria", Lieberman tweeted . More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem . The US spec...

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  • Philippine president signs Muslim self-rule in south into law
Philippine president signs Muslim self-rule in south into law

The new political entity, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), will have greater fiscal autonomy, a regional government, Parliament and justice system . The deal was negotiated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the largest Muslim rebel group in the south, although about half a dozen smaller IS-linked radical groups rema...

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  • Putin
Putin "ready" to visit D.C., invites Trump to Russian Federation

Mattis said there had been no decision. At the Helsinki summit, Mr Trump failed to confront Mr Putin over Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 United States election. The Interfax news agency said he expressed readiness to invite Trump. "Be my guest. He has such an invitation , I told him that", Mr Putin said while speaking at the Brazil, Rus...

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  • Cairo Zoo Denies Its Zebras Are Really Donkeys With Painted Stripes
Cairo Zoo Denies Its Zebras Are Really Donkeys With Painted Stripes

He may be in for a surprise-zebra stripes are shaped differently, and don't come off on your hand when you touch them. Mr Sarhan told Extranews that the enclosure contained two animals and that both had been painted. A closer look confirmed these suspicions while highlighting the fact it was clearly a donkey that had been painted to appear as a z...

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  • White House says remains of Korean War soldiers returned
White House says remains of Korean War soldiers returned

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting at the Peace House at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea , April 27, 2018.

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  • Russian Federation will push hard for Democrats in November election
Russian Federation will push hard for Democrats in November election

And if he says that, I would accept that. McConnell declined to back up a tweet Trump sent Tuesday suggesting any potential Russian interference in the fall midterm elections would be created to favour Democrats. Corker is pushing for sanctions against the 12 Russian intelligence officials who hacked into Democratic National Committee computers d...

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  • Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen
Prosecutors have at least 12 recordings by Trump lawyer Cohen

That recording was among the more than 4 million documents the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized in April when it raided Cohen's properties. The Trump-friendly supermarket tabloid never ran her story that claimed she had an affair with Trump, in a tactic known by staffers at that newspaper as "catch-and-kill".

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  • Giuliani: Trump didn't offer to pay cash on tape
Giuliani: Trump didn't offer to pay cash on tape

CNN on Tuesday night played a 2016 recording of a conversation between Donald Trump and his then-lawyer Michael Cohen that appears to show that Mr Trump was informed of an attempt to prevent news of an alleged affair with a Playboy model from coming to light.

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  • Hottest day of the year 2018
Hottest day of the year 2018

A Met Office spokesman said: "Whilst many places are likely to remain dry, there is the potential for thunderstorms to develop during Friday afternoon, lasting well into the evening". Rail journeys are being disrupted by the hot weather as train speeds are reduced to stop tracks from buckling, with trains on Chiltern Railways between London and Oxf...

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