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    Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas introduced Pelosi, but she was booed by the progressive audience. Pelosi spoke about carbon pollution and climate change, according to the New York Post. "As speaker of the house, I am here to thank you for your dazzling advocacy, entrepreneurial thinking, and determination as global citizens," the 82-year-old Pelosi told the unimpressed crowd. "It's thanks to your help that the United States recently enacted historic climate legislation, which will be a game changer," she continued as the audience became less interested. "It will slash carbon pollution by 40% by 2030, it will give a historic, a historic $370 billion to fight the climate crisis." \[email protected] I was at the global citizen festival in Central Park Manhattan, and they brought Nancy Pelosi out and she got heavily booed. \ud83d\ude02\u201d — Kyle Tomczak (@Kyle Tomczak) 1664078228 \u201cNancy Pelosi gets savagely booed while appearing at Global Citizen festival in Central Park NYC to talk about climate change #GlobalCitizenFestival\u201d — Megan Palin (@Megan Palin) 1664068500 The crowd was much more receptive to the musical acts at the...
    Donald Trump baffled his audience at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina Friday night, going off on a bizarre tangent to give his thoughts on the New York Jets' last NFL game. The 45th President took to the stage for a Save America rally ahead of the midterm elections, discussing all things immigration, crime, the 2020 election - and, strangely, the New York Jets' win over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.  'The Jets game last week,... so there's like a minute and 37 seconds left, they're down by 13 points and they were having a tough game, and they don't even have the ball,' Trump began, with onlookers blankly awaiting the relevancy of New York's Week 2 win. 'I think the chances of them winning was one one-hundredth of one per cent, and nobody would take the bet. 'They got some kind of fumble, they threw a long pass it was caught, they got to seven... and then they got an onside kick, this took place over like about a minute and a quarter. 'They received... they got an onside kick,...
    The Brooklyn Public Library is offering access to banned books to teens across the country as more states restrict material deemed sexually explicit or racist. As more states moved to ban certain books in public schools, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) started a program called Books Unbanned, which offers those aged 13 to 21 access to a free e-card for a 'limited time.'  '[The BPL e-card is] providing access to our full eBook collection as well as our learning databases,' the library's website said. It provides access to 25,000 books to both residents and non-residents, according to Politico.  At the end of the day, the BPL says that disseminating information is part of its mission and it felt compelled to help as more states moved toward bans and has helped more than 5,000 people.  'We’re saying this is what libraries do, we provide access to these materials,' BPL CEO Linda Johnson told Politico.  'Literature is such a powerful thing and it’s something which allows you to get to know yourself better, your world, it allows you to see new things and we...
    'This investigation revealed that Donald Trump engaged in years of illegal conduct to inflate his net worth, to deceive banks and the people of the great state of New York,' state Attorney General Letitia James said at a news conference. NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York's attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to permanently disrupt the Republican's ability to do business in the state. Attorney General Letitia James dubbed it "The art of the steal." The lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan, is the culmination of the Democrat's three-year civil investigation into Trump and the Trump Organization. Trump's three eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, were also named as defendants, along with two longtime company executives. In its 222 pages, the suit struck at the core of what made Trump famous, taking a blacklight to the image of wealth and opulence he's...
    The MOL Maneuver container ship sails into port under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the lower bay of the New York Harbor on March 25, 2021 in New York City.Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images Historic import and export container processing in the month of August pushed the Port of New York and New Jersey to the No. 1 spot outpacing both the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This comes as the flow of trade continues to move away from the West Coast with logistics managers worried about a labor strike or lockout. The Port of Los Angeles ranked third in the nation in August, moving 805,314 total containers. That was 37,877 less than the Port of New York and New Jersey, which moved 843,191. The Port of Long Beach came in second, moving 806,940 export and import containers. "We are exceeding pre-Covid numbers. It is astonishing, and it is a credit to the men and women who are moving the cargo with such efficiency," said Kevin O'Toole, chairman of the Port Authority. "Our planning with rail...
    by William A. Jacobson   The New York Attorney General’s Office is a powerful institution, comprised of over 650 assistant attorney generals and 1,700 employees, with statutory criminal and civil enforcement authority over almost every aspect of life in the state. With that great power comes great responsibility to be politically neutral, to enforce the laws not for political gain and not to exact political revenge. Concerns over past prosecutorial abuse of power led to the creation in 2021 of the New York Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct, designed to hold prosecutors “to the highest ethical standards in the exercise of their duties.” Political neutrality of prosecutors in the conduct of their duties is at the core of what our system of justice should look like. Unfortunately, political neutrality is not what Attorney General Letitia James has delivered. Instead, James ran for office on a promise to get Donald Trump on something, anything, and has conducted herself in office to exact political revenge on the former president, his businesses, and his family. Her legion of prosecutors and investigators have poured over and looked into every nook and...
    In this article AAPLFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTAaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the first inning against the New York Mets during Summer Camp play at Yankee Stadium on July 19, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.Elsa | Getty ImagesYankees slugger Aaron Judge is striving to break the American League single-season home run record on Friday. The only place to watch the Yankees take on the Red Sox on Friday is Apple TV+, a streaming service, which is causing concern from some Yankee fans who want to watch the game on its usual TV channel, YES Network, and with the team's own regular broadcasters. On Friday, before the game was set to start, Yankee fans railing against Apple found a new ally: New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on Apple to allow the game to be broadcast on YES Network. "New Yorkers paid their cable bills expecting to see live sports programming. Now they are being asked to pay extra if they want to watch...
    Share this: Jonnel Doris was appointed CEO of Start Treatment & Recovery Centers (START), a leading healthcare organization, offering addiction treatment, behavioral health services. Including behavioral and biomedical research, which has served New York City’s disenfranchised, economically challenged, and minority communities since 1969. Doris most recently served as Commissioner for the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and subcommittee Co-Chair of the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE). He replaces START CEO Dr. Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., who is moving on to other endeavors, after a 10-year tenure. START, founded 53 years ago by trailblazing researcher and behavioral sciences pioneer Dr. Benny Primm, is dedicated to transforming the perception of addiction and behavioral health disorders by bringing dignity and respect to the lives, families, and communities it serves. The organization has a longstanding history of advocating for communities of color, promoting health equity through its impact on national policy, and providing treatment guidelines for substance use disorders, viral hepatitis, and HIV. To date, START has served over 53,000 patients at multiple centers across New York City....
    According to police, Washington sexually assaulted five people — four women and one man — in the Bronx over the course of about two hours on the morning of September 15. Police say that Washington: Broke into the home of an 18-year-old male. He groped the man's buttocks underneath his underwear and repeatedly asked for a dollar. The man offered him a dollar, but Washington did not take it. Crawled up an apartment fire escape about 40 minutes later and began banging on the window where a 26-year-old mother was at home with her infant child. When the woman opened the curtain, she found Washington masturbating on the fire escape. Managed to force his way into an apartment elsewhere in the same building and tried to rape a 49-year-old mother. Washington forced her onto a bed, attempted to disrobe her, spread her legs apart, smelled her, and began masturbating. The woman then fought back, biting Washington's hand and eventually hitting him in the head with a hammer until he left. Stole a woman's panties from another apartment and began...
    AARON JUDGE has a strict diet plan to keep him fueled in his quest for history. The New York Yankees star is after the home run record this season. 2Aaron Judge tips the scale at 280lbs - and he has a nutrition plan to keep him energizedCredit: INSTAGRAM 2Aaron Judge is chasing home run history for the New York YankeesCredit: Getty Images - Getty The two-meter tall baseball player also tips the scale at 280lbs. And he places a huge focus on staying his nutrition to stay energized. Judge spoke to muscleandfitness.com about his workout and diet plan. He explained: "The biggest thing is veggies for me — eating your greens. Read More on Aaron JudgeJUDGEMENT DAY Inside Aaron Judge's workout routine from flipping 600lb tires to pilatesSCREEN WAR Yankees locked in Apple TV war ahead of Aaron Judge's potential historic game "I focus on getting a large portion of greens with every meal, no matter what it is. "In the morning, if I’m eating an omelet, I like to get some spinach and other vegetables in it. ...
    Don Emmert/Getty Images The New York Times stood by its reporting on the health of Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a Thursday statement, the publication said: Iranian state media has reported comments made by an official that a New York Times correspondent must “admit a mistake” in her coverage of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in order to attend a press conference with President [Ebrahim] Raisi. We stand by our reporting by Farnaz Fassihi on the health of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which was corroborated by senior sources. Iranian officials were given the opportunity to comment on our story and chose not to respond. We stand by our reporting on the health of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which was corroborated by senior sources. Iranian officials were given the opportunity to comment on our story and chose not to respond. Read our full report: https://t.co/rzvhxGQd5j pic.twitter.com/bNpIoD4a0I — NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 22, 2022 Fassihi reported on Sept. 16, citing “four people familiar with his health situation,” that Khamenei “canceled all meetings and public appearances last week after falling...
    A’s fans might not recognize Mark Canha by the New York Mets jersey he’ll be wearing at the Coliseum this weekend. But the bruises should look familiar. Nobody in the majors was hit by more pitches than Canha last season (27) with the A’s. The plunking hasn’t stopped since Canha become a free agent and signed a two-year deal with New York over the winter. Canha has been hit by an MLB-high 24 pitches, and his new team just set a modern-era team record by getting hit with 106 pitches this season. And they still have 11 games left to pad those stats, starting with a three-game series in Oakland that begins Friday night. “It’s like a broken record at this point,” Canha told reporters Wednesday after he was hit twice in a loss in Milwaukee, the second one allowing the Mets to match the 2021 Reds’ previous record. “We just kind of roll our eyes when it happens now and move on. There’s nothing you can do except capitalize on it, make it hurt, and it’s all you can...
    NEW YORK sports fans are in for a shock on Friday night when they watch the Yankees. The Bronx baseball team take on rivals Boston Red Sox in a potentially historic game for Aaron Judge. 1Aaron Judge is chasing home run history this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty But fans tuning in to watch the MLB rivals could be in for a surprise. The game will not be broadcast on YES Network - the television station that carries Yankees games. And it will not be on national television either on FOX or ESPN. Instead the game is being broadcast LIVE on Apple TV in a major moment for the streamers. Read More Sport StoriesCLOSE CALL Yankees fans thought Judge had hit record 61st HR - but TV cameras fooled themJUDGE & JURY Yankees fan catches Aaron Judge's 60th homer and trades ball back to MLB star Apple TV have exclusive rights to stream a double header every Friday night this season. And Judge's possible historic game as well as the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry represent a huge occasion in their deal....
    YANKEES star Aaron Judge remains one home run away from history - but only just. The star outfielder, 30, has crashed an incredible SIXTY homers so far this season. 3Yankee fans were out of their seats as Judge went for history against the Red SoxCredit: Reuters 3But he fell just yards short of a record-equalling 61st home run of the seasonCredit: AP 3Judge is on course to pass Roger Maris' all-time AL recordCredit: Reuters Judge passed Babe Ruth's American League tally of 59 with a huge homer in a stunning turnaround against Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. Yankee fans were engaged in an epic scrum to find the potentially priceless ball in the stands. But the supporter who won the battle traded the momento back to Judge for some signed balls and bats. With one more mighty blow, Californian-born Judge will move level with Roger Maris' all-time AL record. Read More on The US SunJUDGE & JURY Yankees fan catches Aaron Judge's 60th homer and trades ball back to MLB starCLEVELAND CHAOS Watch crazy moment two MLB...
    The Bronx was on the edge of its seat as Aaron Judge looked to have hit the home run that would tie a long-held franchise record in Thursday night's game between the Yankees and Red Sox but it ultimately just fell short of the wall.  But Yankees could find some solace in the fact New York clinched its playoff birth with an extra-inning, walk-off 5-4 win against the Red Sox after Josh Donaldson´s 10th-inning single. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Judge - who has 4 walk-off home runs to his name - stepped up to the plate to try and add another to his season-long tally.  On a 2-2 pitch delivered by Matt Barnes, Judge swung and connected with the ball, sending it deep to center field.  The 404-foot drive caught just in front of the center field wall and fell, landing in the glove of Red Sox outfielder Kike Hernandez. Number 61 for Aaron Judge was so close. [email protected] | #RepBX pic.twitter.com/rQPGnQBSxy— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 23, 2022 Aaron Judge looked to have hit the home run that...
    "I politely declined. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding headscarves. I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has required this when I have interviewed them outside Iran," Amanpour continued. "The aide made it clear that the interview would not happen if I did not wear a headscarf. He said it was 'a matter of respect,' and referred to 'the situation in Iran' - alluding to the protests sweeping the country," she noted. "Again, I said that I couldn't agree to this unprecedented and unexpected condition," Amanpour noted. "And so we walked away. The interview didn't happen. As protests continue in Iran and people are being killed, it would have been an important moment to speak with President Raisi," she concluded. \u201cAnd so we walked away. The interview didn\u2019t happen. As protests continue in Iran and people are being killed, it would have been an important moment to speak with President Raisi. 7/7\u201d — Christiane Amanpour (@Christiane Amanpour) 1663850355
    Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, falsely claimed Thursday that the Catholic Church believes in exceptions for rape and incest for abortion.  At a Democratic National Committee event in New York City, Biden decried the GOP's abortion efforts as demanding ' no exceptions — rape, incest, no exceptions.' 'I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic,' he said. 'My church doesn't even make that argument.'  Biden specifically cited the efforts of 'Graham and others,' referring to Sen. Lindsey Graham's 15-week abortion ban bill.  The Catholic Church not only makes no exception for rape and incest, it goes beyond Graham's 15-week ban and says abortion is wrong from the moment of conception.  Joe Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, falsely claimed Thursday that the Catholic Church believes in exceptions for rape and incest for abortion Biden, a devout Catholic, falsely claimed his church allows exceptions for rape and incest when it comes to abortion  Biden and his sister Valerie chat with their priest at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. after Mass on Sept. 10  'Human life...
    MSNBC host Ari Melber dismissed Fox News as a “MAGA snowflake bubble” after Lara Trump appeared on the network. She criticized a lawsuit by the New York attorney general against her family’s company. On Wednesday, New York AG Letitia James announced a $250 million suit against the Trump Organization alleging it overinflated assets to get low-interest loans. It’s also seeking to prevent Trump family members who work for the company from ever running a business in the state again. Lara Trump’s husband Eric Trump serves as an executive vice president at the company his father Donald Trump owns. Melber aired a clip of Lara defending the company on Fox News – several of whose hosts have vehemently criticized James’ actions – earlier in the day. “Sadly this has become commonplace for all of us in the Trump family, this sort of treatment and investigation and these allegations that always end up being false,” Trump said. “And you know what? We’re holding up fine because we know that there was no wrongdoing, that nothing happened here.” Melber turned to attorney and...
    NYPD Crime Stoppers A photo of a man, later identified as Justin Washington, released to identify an attempted rape suspect. Justin Washington was accused of rape and given a plea deal of 30 days in jail in New York before he allegedly went on a sex crime spree and attacked five more people. The New York Post reported that Washington, 25, was accused of raping a teenager in Manhattan. Officials said he went on to assault five other people in the Bronx one month later. In some of those cases, he was accused of breaking into their homes, touching them sexually and robbing them, law enforcement told the Post. He is currently incarcerated at the Eric M. Taylor Center in Elmhurst, New York, according to his jail record. The New York Department of Correction log says he is being held on $150,000 bail. READ NEXT: Pieper Lewis: Iowa Teen Who Killed Rapist Ordered to Pay $150K to His Family
    Getty Former New York Jets running back Tevin Coleman breaks tackles against the Miami Dolphins. When the New York Jets drafted running back Breece Hall, it was obvious that the plan was a youth movement at the position. Michael Carter was selected the year before and general manager Joe Douglas even signed undrafted rookie Zonovan “Bam” Knight ahead of camp. Three backs under the age of 24 years old — which is why many believed they’d keep the stalwart of the room (Tevin Coleman) at the 2022 roster cutdown. He brought that experience, security, reliability and versatility as an established pass-catcher and blocker. It made a ton of sense, and then the curveball came in from Douglas and the coaching staff. Coleman would be released in favor of Knight and Ty Johnson. In the end, Knight was sent to the practice squad as well, and the big-name veteran was left without a job. That only lasted a couple of weeks.Tevin Coleman Reunites With Kyle Shanahan, 49ersOn September 21, the San Francisco 49ers announced that they had re-signed Coleman...
    Share this: New York Attorney General Letitia James hit former president Donald Trump with a US$250 million lawsuit on Sept. 21, 2022, citing “staggering” amounts of falsified business information and fraud. The civil lawsuit alleges that Trump, his company – the Trump Organization – and three of his children lied to lenders and insurers about billions of dollars’ worth of assets. This follows a three-year investigation  into Trump’s New York-based real estate business. “The Conversation” spoke with Bridget J. Crawford, an expert on tax and property law at Pace University, to help navigate the various dimensions and the potentially broader, criminal implications of this lawsuit.
    Share this: Donald Trump and his company could face a range of stiff penalties if a court sides with New York’s attorney general in a sprawling fraud lawsuit filed against the former president Wednesday. For now, the Republican isn’t at risk of going to jail. The lawsuit brought by Attorney General Letitia James seeks civil penalties only for what she said was a decade of illicit attempts by Trump to mislead lenders, lower his insurance rates or reduce his taxes. Trump’s legal team contends that his financial practices were normal in the real estate industry and that James is waging an unfair political vendetta. His company has noted that some of the lenders that James alleges might have been deceived by Trump’s financial statements profited richly from the loans they gave to him.
    "To support that, she's claiming that he inflated his assets on his financial statements. Now, I’m not even sure she has a good case against Trump himself," Barr explained. Second, Barr said he is persuaded of partisan motivations because James also targeted Trump's adult children. "But what ultimately persuades me that this is a political hit job is [James] grossly overreaches when she tries to drag the children into this. Yes, they had roles in the business, but this was his personal financial statement," he explained. "It was prepared by the CFO. Accounting firms were involved in it. The children aren’t going to know the details of that, nor are they expected in the real world to do their own due diligence and have it reviewed independently." Ultimately, Barr predicted the lawsuit will backfire. "This, to me, looks like gross overreach, which I think is going to end up backfiring on them because I think it will make people sympathetic for Trump — that this is another example of people piling on because of Trump derangement syndrome, this...
    (CNN)Amid the 200-plus page lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James against Donald Trump this week, one allegation comes bursting through: The former president is simply not as rich as he has long said he is.Consider: * Trump estimated that his triplex unit in Trump Tower was more than 30,000 square feet and was worth $327 million at one point. The apartment, according to James' suit, was 11,000 square feet. And she noted that no apartment in the history of New York real estate has ever sold for that sort of sum.* Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was valued as high as $739 million, but should have been, according to James, assessed more in the $75 million range.* Trump's property on Park Avenue was assessed in 2010 as worth $72.5 million, but Trump's company claimed in financial statements that it was worth $292 million, the lawsuit stated.Read MoreIt goes on like that, but you get the idea. Time and again, according to James' lawsuit, Trump vastly exaggerated the value of his properties in order to gain favorable loan terms on...
    Two restaurants in New York are among the 10 best new eateries in the country, according to a roundup by Bon Appétit Magazine.  Columbia County’s Cafe Mutton, located in the City of Hudson, and Semma, in New York City “exemplify exactly how special a restaurant can be,” the outlet said. Cafe Mutton, which reviewers dubbed the country’s most uncompromising restaurant, was praised for its “decadent, unpretentious cooking” served in a “warm cottage-like” environment. Earlier Report: City Of Hudson Eatery Among 50 Nationwide To Make NY Times' List Of 'Restaurants We Love Most' Owner and chef Shaina Loew-Banayan, who uses they/them pronouns, has been cooking “since circa their bat mitzvah and are super excited to bring casual, happy food” to Hudson, reads the restaurant’s website. Its menu offers several brunch options, including tortilla espanola with pimenton aioli, and rice porridge with chicken, poached egg, scallions, and chili crisp. Cafe Mutton also serves dinners on Fridays only, with a menu featuring beer-battered soft shell crab with tarragon aioli, and fettuccine with broccoli rabe and ricotta. In Manhattan, Bon Appétit praised Semma for...
    Donald Trump was once paid in gold bars that were wheeled into the Trump Tower apartment, new book claims as he faces sweeping $250m lawsuit from New York AG Letitia James for 'lying about the value of his property.' The forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman called 'Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America' and obtained by CNN, reveals new details about his business dealings, including the gold bar payment.  She wrote that Trump used to sometimes receive lease payments in cash and that a leaseholder once gave him the gold bars covering the cash portion of the lease on a parking garage. The parking garage was in the General Motors building in Manhattan, bought by Trump in 1998. According to Haberman's book, Trump was clueless about what to do with the gold bars. He told Matt Calamari who was a security guard that became CEO of Trump's Organization to take the bars to his apartment in Trump Tower. But it is not known where the gold bars ended up. CNN reported that...
    Princess Mary of Denmark has stepped out in New York after the Foreign Office offered its 'profound apologies' to the Danish Royal family for mistakenly inviting the royal to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. The mother-of-four, 50, cut a stylish figure in an orange print dress, teamed with a smart black blazer as she attended the WWF and Ellen MacArthur Foundation meeting 'Global Plastics Treaty Business Coalition'. Concentrating on mobilising the business world in the elimination of plastic pollution, the gathering came during Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark's visit to America for the UN General Assembly. Frederik and his mother Queen Margrethe II, who has since tested positive for Covid-19, attended the Queen's funeral and mourning events in London on Sunday and Monday. However, the Foreign Office confirmed on Tuesday that it had sent an invite to Princess Mary in 'error'.  Princess Mary of Denmark (pictured) has stepped out in New York after the Foreign Office offered its 'profound apologies' to the Danish Royal family for mistakenly inviting the royal to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral The mother-of-four (pictured), 50, cut a stylish...
    Prince Albert of Monaco made a solo appearance in New York last night as he addressed the UN - after attending the Queen's funeral in London with his wife Princess Charlene.  The 63-year-old donned a pair of thick framed glasses as he took to the podium for  the historical event in New York, as the United Nations' 77th session got  underway.  However it is not known if his wife, Olympic swimmer Charlene, 43, has joined in the States for the visit.  Days ago, the couple had their highest profile appearance to date at the Queen's funeral in London. It came after a difficult 18 months, where their marriage was plagued by rumours of a third love child, before Charlene spent some 10 months in South Africa.  Prince Albert of Monaco made a solo appearance in New York last night as he addressed the UN - after attending the Queen's funeral in London with his wife Princess Charlene Days ago, the couple had their highest profile appearance to date at the Queen's funeral in London. It came after a difficult 18 months,...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump's business practices included some eyebrow-raising moments, such as once being paid with gold bars that were wheeled into his Trump Tower apartment, according to reporting obtained by CNN from a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.Haberman reveals new details about Trump's business dealings in the New York City real estate world and beyond, from a veiled threat to the owner of a magazine preparing to report on his inflated net worth to an acknowledgment that his businesses had to sometimes interact with the mob, according to the reporting obtained by CNN.Exclusive: Im just not going to leave: New book reveals Trump vowed to stay in White HouseSeparately, Trump's other business practices are now under renewed and intense scrutiny in the wake of the New York attorney general's sweeping lawsuit, announced Wednesday, against Trump, some of his children and his company alleging scores of fraudulent financial activities that the former President used to enrich himself.In one striking episode, Haberman writes that Trump would occasionally receive portions of lease payments in cash, including when a...
    The New York City Department of Education has fired another 850 teachers and aides for refusing to comply with its COVID vaccine mandate, bringing the total number of school staff terminated over the mRNA shots that have not prevented the spread of infection to 2,000. Some 1,300 department employees agreed to comply with the vaccine mandate by September 5 after taking a year of unpaid leave with benefits, the New York Post reported. The department informed personnel they would have to be vaccinated by that date or be “deemed to have voluntarily resigned.” According to the Post, department officials said 450 staff – about 225 teachers and 135 aides – obtained the shot by September 5 and have returned to work. The remaining 850 employees were terminated. The firing of the teachers comes as a massive teacher shortage has taken place in the United States after 280,000 teachers left the workforce in the wake of the pandemic. WKBW reported in March that Jolene DiBrango, executive vice president of New York State United Teachers said about 180,000 teachers must be hired in the...
    Former President Donald Trump's political action committees have paid over $1 million in fees to his lawyer in the New York investigation, Alina Habba. Most of this money, $943,000, has been paid since April by Trump's Save America PAC, according to campaign finance disclosures, ABC News reported. The payments are set to increase drastically in light of New York Attorney General Letitia James's sweeping Wednesday lawsuit seeking $250 million. Trump's PACs have paid a significant amount in legal funds, with the Save America PAC alone paying $7 million since its launch in 2020, according to the outlet. 'ART OF THE STEAL': NEW YORK AG LETITIA JAMES UNVEILS FRAUD LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP AND CHILDREN James's newest lawsuit claims that Trump and his organization "repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than [what] would otherwise have been available to the company." Trump has fervently denied the accusations. "It is abundantly clear that the Attorney General’s Office has exceeded its statutory authority...
    Former President Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday he had thought New York Attorney General Letitia James would settle her case against him, which he said he had problems with because he is not guilty. The remarks came as the ex-president railed against James' $250 million lawsuit, claiming Trump lied about his property values.  Speaking with Sean Hannity from his home in Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday, Trump doubled down on his assertion that his property values are high, pointing to the decadence of Mar-a-Lago. That is when he revealed: 'I actually never thought that she would bring a case, and she brought it. And the reason I thought was because she didn't have a case.  'I was of the impression that she wanted to settle,' he claimed. 'But I had a problem because how do you pay something even if it's a small amount of money if you're not guilty.' The former president went on to refer to the lawsuit as 'just a continuation of a witch hunt that began when I came down the escalator of Trump Tower,' and suggested that James had been after him since she first...
    (CNN)An intricately detailed, 200-plus page civil lawsuit lays out New York Attorney General Letitia James' case that former President Donald Trump, three of his children, his companies and his business executives defrauded lenders, insurers and other entities. "This conduct cannot be brushed aside and dismissed as some sort of good-faith mistake," James told reporters Wednesday."No one, my friend, is above the law," she added.Trump and his company used "false and misleading" financial statements, her lawsuit alleged, "repeatedly and persistently to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than would otherwise have been available to the company, to satisfy continuing loan covenants, and to induce insurers to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums." Trump responded to the lawsuit by calling James "a fraud who campaigned on a 'get Trump' platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch." New York attorney general files civil fraud lawsuit against Trump, some of his children and his businessRead MoreFiling the lawsuit allows...
    Former Attorney General Bill Barr took to the airwaves Wednesday to condemn New York AG Letitia James' civil lawsuit against Donald Trump – chiding her for trying to 'drag the children' into the matter. Barr – who recently condemned Trump for having kept government documents at his Florida club – blasted James' suit as 'gross overreach' and suggested it may have been politically motivated. 'This, to me, looks like gross overreach, which I think is going to end up backfiring on them, because I think it will make people sympathetic for Trump, that this is another example of people piling on because of Trump derangement syndrome, this strong desire to punish him,' Barr told Fox News. 'It's hard for me not to conclude it's a political hit job,' said Barr. Barr went on to accuse James of 'targeting' Trump, and pointed out as Trump himself has in the past that the AG campaigned on a pledge to investigate the then-president. Former Attorney General Bill Barr accused New York AG Letitia James accuse of 'targeting' Trump, and said she overreaches by trying...
    It’s not that the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club was critical to the New York Attorney General filing a $250 million lawsuit against the Trump Organization on Wednesday. But it may have helped. That’s because, in a Trumpian twist of fate, the raid very well may bolster one part of New York AG Letitia James’ case against the former president: that he never fully turned over all the financial documents he was supposed to supply to her office. Tucked deep in the 222-page lawsuit—on page 205, to be exact—is a section on how the raid may prove that Trump and his lawyers never produced all the financial documents they were supposed to turn over to New York investigators, even after Trump was held in contempt of court for not handing over all of his business records. “Even after almost two years of litigation it appears that it may still be the case that not all responsive documents were produced,” the lawsuit reads. “Among other things, in litigation over a search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago on August 8, 2022,...
    Getty Dennis Smith Jr. of the New York Knicks looks on during their game against the Boston Celtics. Over the last several seasons, the New York Knicks have seen a rather high turnover rate ranging from their roster all the way to their front office personnel. And while many of their departees may find themselves still looking for work, one former Knickerbocker in Dennis Smith Jr. was recently scooped up by an Eastern Conference rival. According to a September 21 report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the sixth-year veteran has agreed to a one-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Free agent guard Dennis Smith Jr. has agreed to a one-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, his agent Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management told @TheAthletic @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2022 Dennis Smith Jr., viewed as a key returning piece in the 2019 trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, played in a total of 58 contests with the Knicks and posted averages of 8.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and a steal per...
    New York Knicks newcomer Jalen Brunson has confirmed his engagement to long-term girlfriend, Ali Marks, as the couple shared photos of the romantic proposal on their high school basketball court.  The 26-year-old former Dallas Maverick posted two close-up pictures of himself and Marks along with the caption 'Forever', as his future wife showed off her glittering new ring. Marks, who is a physical therapist, 'dog mom' and recent graduate from Northwestern University, additionally shared two behind-the-scenes pictures of the proposal in the gymnasium of Stevenson High School, where she and Brunson first met, in Illinois.  Jalen Brunson and long-term girlfriend Ali Marks announced their engagement on Tuesday The romantic proposal took place at Stevenson High School - where Marks and Brunson met The couple are high school sweethearts and an old snap of them going to prom together was shown on a big screen inside the gymnasium Brunson, who is pictured on one knee proposing on the gym's basketball court like a true player, has been recently inducted into the school's Hall of Fame, according to The New York Post....
    Former President Trump launched a fresh attack on New York attorney general Letitia James after she sued him for $250 million on accusations that he lied about his property values.  He called James, who is black, 'racist' and accused her of bringing forward the case to help her 'really bad poll numbers.'  'Another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order A.G. candidate, highly respected Michael Henry,' Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social.  'I never thought this case would be brought - until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a “get Trump” platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch!'  New York AG Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office is suing former President Donald Trump and his adult children James said that the president and his children engaged in 'numerous...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference regarding former US President Donald Trump and his family's financial fraud case on September 21, 2022 in New York.Yuki Iwamura | AFP | Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James said Wednesday her office believes it has uncovered federal crimes by former President Donald Trump and others, including bank fraud and lying to financial institutions. James said her office has sent a criminal referral to federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the IRS. The revelation of possible federal crimes by the former president came as James announced a civil lawsuit accusing Trump, three of his adult children and some of his longtime business associates of submitting years of fraudulent financial statements in order to achieve various financial benefits. "We believe the conduct alleged in this action also violates federal criminal law," James said, "including issuing false statements to financial institutions and bank fraud." "We are referring those criminal violations that we have uncovered to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Internal Revenue...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in New York. New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C. AP Photo/Brittainy Newman Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed a $250 million lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing the former president of committing a variety of fraudulent business practices for a decade in the run-up and during his presidency. James—who also named Trump’s adult children, top executives at his companies, and a slew of LLCs owned by the former president—is accusing the Trumps of falsely valuing various properties they owned, hundreds of times, to secure beneficial terms for loans and insurance coverage and to reduce what they owed in taxes. James is seeking $250 million in repayments—a figure she says represents the minimum amount she believes Trump benefitted from the alleged fraudulent activity. She...
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:07 PM New York – Morocco stressed in New York on Wednesday the need to strengthen the role of mediation in preventing and mitigating humanitarian crises and improving the living conditions of civilians in conflict zones. In this regard, the Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, H.M. Under the personal supervision of King Mohammed VI, the kingdom conducted direct mediation with the United States, leading to a post-Allenby/King Hussein border opening. Connecting the West Bank and Jordan, the UN Speaking at the 12th cabinet meeting of the Group of Friends of Mediation, the State Department recalled Nasser Bourita, Minister of African Cooperation and Foreign Affairs of Morocco. During the meeting held at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister added that Morocco is committed to the important role of the UN in ensuring international peace and security. He noted that in the current international environment and the proliferation of conflicts in international relations, “mediation is one of the most important tools at our disposal for conflict prevention and resolution”. When used to prevent...
    (CNN)Donald Trump is not big on loyalty to anyone else -- with one major exception.When it comes to his immediate family -- especially his three adult children -- Trump is uncharacteristically loyal, demonstrating a fatherly pride and protectiveness that he shows to no one else in life."I have a lot of good relationships," Trump has said. "I have good enemies, too, which is okay. But I think more of my family than others."In all of his endeavors -- from his real estate business to his reality TV empire to his White House tenure -- Trump has installed his children as his deputies, a clear signal that he only really trusts the people who are related to him by blood.Consider that fact in light of the news on Wednesday that New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against Trump as well as his three eldest children (Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric), alleging they broke a variety of state laws including insurance fraud, the falsification of business records and false financial statements. Read More"These acts of fraud and misrepresentation were similar...
    New York Times senior political reporter and CNN analyst Maggie Haberman said that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil suit against former President Donald Trump, his three oldest children and the Trump Organization is “going to sting” more than the investigations relating to his presidency. Appearing on CNN’s Inside Politics With John King, following James’ press conference on Wednesday announcing the lawsuit, Haberman called James’ announcement of the legal action “a sweeping condemnation of Donald Trump’s business practices over a very long period of time.” Haberman continued: And remember, he didn’t just start engaging in these practices over the period of time she’s talking about. You know, he’s been in business for a long time. And I think a key point of what she is saying here, John, is there were tangible things that people could see that looked real. And he’s saying that he just massively inflated the value to turn them into something else as he was either dealing with lenders or as he was dealing banks and so forth. This is going to drag out for a...
    Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump are all being sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James in a massive civil lawsuit alleging they and others associated with his businesses “grossly inflated” his assets by “billions” of dollars. In a Wednesday news conference James says she is also referring criminal charges to federal authorities, including the Justice Department and the IRS, and her goal is to prohibit some of Trump’s businesses from operating in New York. Trump falsely inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loan rates and other benefits, and deflated the value of his assets to pay lower taxes, James said Wednesday, after a years-long investigation. She alleges he inflated his net worth “by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and to cheat the system, thereby cheating all of us.” James repeatedly stressed Trump and others many times “pleaded the fifth,” which in civil cases can be seen as a possible sign of guilt, or, in legal terms, “adverse inference.” James explained how Trump falsely inflated the value of his...
    (CNN)New York state Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil fraud lawsuit on Wednesday against former President Donald Trump, three of his children and a pair of business associates, capping more than three years of investigation into the Trump Organization.The probe came to a head recently when Trump -- who had failed with his own lawsuit seeking to stop the investigation -- declined to answer questions under oath during a deposition, invoking his Fifth Amendment rights hundreds of times. "No one in this country can pick and choose how the law applies to them, and Donald Trump is no exception," James said in May. "As we have said all along, we will continue this investigation undeterred." Read: New Yorks civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and family membersJames, 63, is no stranger to the tense showdowns with powerful political figures. It was the result of her investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- a fellow Democrat whose ticket she ran on when first elected attorney general in 2018 -- that ultimately led to his...
    Sure, hitting 60 homers in a single season is tough, but try wrestling that historic ball from of a scrum of fortune-seeking Yankees fans. Mike Kessler, a 20-year-old City College of New York student, experienced exactly that on Tuesday in the Bronx, somehow extracting Aaron Judge's 60th home run of the year from a throng of spectators in the Yankee Stadium bleachers. Judge's ninth-inning longball not only moved him into within one home run of Roger Maris' Yankees and American League records, but also helped propel New York to a 9-8 comeback win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Teammate Giancarlo Stanton ultimately won the game with a walk-off grand slam later in the frame. But as much as Judge accomplished Tuesday night and throughout his historic 2022 campaign, it was Kessler who came away with a sense of victory. 'It bounced off someone's hand,' Kessler told The New York Post. 'I reached and grabbed it and just bear-hugged it. I just smothered it. It got off to the side. It was a mad pile.' Here’s the dog pile of people...
    (CNN)The New York state attorney general filed a sweeping lawsuit Wednesday against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization, alleging they were involved in an expansive fraud lasting over a decade that the former President used to enrich himself.In the more than 200-page lawsuit, Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, alleges the fraud touched all aspects of the Trump business, including its properties and golf courses. According to the lawsuit, the Trump Organization deceived lenders, insurers and tax authorities by inflating the value of his properties using misleading appraisals.Read: New Yorks civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump and family members"These acts of fraud and misrepresentation were similar in nature, were committed by upper management at the Trump Organization as part of a common endeavor for each annual Statement, and were approved at the highest levels of the Trump Organization -- including by Mr. Trump himself," the lawsuit states.Trump and his children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Allen Weisselberg, former CFO for the Trump Organization,...
    (CNN)New York's attorney general, Letitia James, filed a civil fraud lawsuit Wednesday against former President Donald Trump, some of his children and his business, according to court records.Read the filing:
    New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled a civil fraud lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and three of his adult children Wednesday for the Trump Organization's manipulation of its asset valuations. James is calling for Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump to be barred from serving as "an officer or director in any corporation" or similar entity in New York. Furthermore, she is calling for Trump and his business empire to be barred from "entering into any New York State commercial real estate acquisition or from applying for loans" in New York for the next five years. James also revealed that her office uncovered evidence that the Trump Organization violated multiple state laws and is referring the matter to the appropriate agencies. NY ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATING TRUMP TEASES 'MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT' "Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than would otherwise have been available to the company," she explained during a...
    by Madeleine Hubbard   New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) on Wednesday filed a civil fraud case against former President Donald Trump, court records show. Court records, obtained by CNN, shows that the defendants include the former president and his three eldest children: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump. Other defendants include Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey Mcconney, The Trump Organization, Inc. and other businesses associated with Trump. The more than 200-page lawsuit alleges that all Trump businesses were rife with fraud and that the Trump Organization deceived tax officials, lenders and insurers by inflating property values through misleading appraisals. “These acts of fraud and misrepresentation were similar in nature, were committed by upper management at the Trump Organization as part of a common endeavor for each annual Statement, and were approved at the highest levels of the Trump Organization — including by Mr. Trump himself,” the court filing states. The Democrat attorney general is seeking $250 million in funds and to permanently prohibit Trump and his three eldest children from being director of a business registered in...