Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "will not be releasing" his tax returns due to a federal audit, his campaign manager said on Wednesday, despite pressure to release them and provide a window into his finances before the Nov. 8 election. "Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit, and he will not be releasing them," campaign manager Paul Manafort said in an interview with CBS on Wednesday. "That issue will be dealt with when the audits are done."
L train alternative proposes rerouting E line
An East River gondola or even inflatable tunnel are just some of the far-fetched proposals made for when the L train shuts down between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 months in 2019. But a new one — that reroutes the E train via the G line — could be more grounded in reality. ReThink Studio , like many current L train riders, sees a problem with the solutions the MTA has givenso far to manage the shutdown that will suspend service from Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn to 8th Avenue in Manhattan:...
Parents are using Pokemon Go to name their babies
It was just a matter of time. Trends from "Twilight" (Bella) to Hashtag have been inspiring baby names for awhile now. So it’s no surprise that the Pokemon Go phenomenon is doing the same. BabyCenter.com, which notes its users baby naming trends, found that 50 percent of the moms who frequent their site are playing the game, according to Today.com. RELATED: First Pokemon Go dating service launches Though Pokemon-related names may not be making the top 10 list yet, they are still increasing in...
Anthony Weiner says he will challenge Trump Jr. for NYC mayor
The possibility of Donald Trump Jr. running for mayor of New York City drew a response from former mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, which ignited a social media feud between the two. On Tuesday, when a news reporter asked Weiner about the speculation surrounding a possible Trump Jr. run for mayor, the former congressman said, "I would come out of retirement just to beat him like a rented mule and then I'd turn the keys back over to de Blasio," Fox5 reported. RELATED: Three ways 'Weiner' shows...
BPD promises 'thorough investigation' after 7-year-old found dead at Carson Beach
Authorities are promising an extensive investigation into the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy who went missing from a city-run day camp and was subsequently found dead in the water near Carson Beach. Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Kyzr Willis went missing from the day camp he was attending at Curley Community Center near Carson Beach in South Boston.
Four arrested at DNC security perimeter
Several people were arrested Tuesday night after attempting to enter a Secret Service secure zone at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. Around 8:30 p.m., four people scaled an outer perimeter fence into the designated zone, authorities said. They were immediately arrested by Philadelphia Police Department and Secret Service officials. All four were arrested before they could enter the stadium, the Secret Service said in a statement released Tuesday night.
Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll
The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll. While Matteo Salvini addressed the crowd at a rally near the northern city of Cremona on Saturday, a blow-up doll was held up by supporters behind him.
Hillary delegate tossed from DNC for fight with Bernie delegate
Hopefully, Tennessee Democratic delegate Jerry Ogle had a chance to have a cheesesteak before being booted from the DNC Tuesday for allegedly attacking a Sanders delegate during the raucous first day of the convention. Ogle, a pro-Clinton delegate, was sent back home Tuesday for violating the party's "code of conduct" in an interaction with a pro-Sanders delegate, the Tennessean reported. Fellow Tennessee Democratic delegate and Bernie Sanders supporter Amanda Kruel tweeted a picture of Ogle...
Make Hillary likable again: Democrats seek to recast Clinton
When Hillary Clinton first ran for president in 2008 she was badly stung by a backhanded compliment from rival Barack Obama, who called her "likable enough" before going on to win the Democratic nomination and the White House. Eight years later, with her party's nomination to succeed Obama firmly in hand, the question of her likability, trustworthiness and honesty still hangs over her bid to become America's first woman president, this time in a Nov. 8 election against Republican Donald Trump. The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week is, in part, an effort to reintroduce her to American voters, more than half of whom view her unfavorably, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
Philly’s former top cop to address DNC in era of policing crisis
In the wake of the shootings by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, and the murder of several police officers in Dallas, former Philadelphia Police Department Charles Ramsey said the nation is sitting on a “powder keg.” But does Ramsey have any answers? When Ramsey addresses the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, it will be as one of the most respected figures in national law enforcement who was tapped by President Barack Obama to co-chair the Task Force on 21st...
Insider trading by ex-banker's father becomes focus in U.S. trial
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The relationship between a former Wall Street investment banker charged for insider trading and his father, who traded on information about mergers he learned from him, took center stage at the start of the son's trial on Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooke Cucinella told jurors in Manhattan federal court that tips by Sean Stewart, an ex-banker at Perella Weinberg Partners and JPMorgan Chase & Co, enabled his father and another man to make over $1...
Harvard University endowment chief Stephen Blyth resigns
BOSTON (Reuters) - Stephen Blyth, who had been appointed to oversee Harvard University's $37.6 billion endowment only 18 months ago, has resigned, the Ivy League school said on Wednesday. Blyth, who took a temporary medical leave in May, is departing for personal reasons, the school said. Robert Ettl, chief operating officer at Harvard Management Co, will continue to run the university's investment arm on an interim basis as the board looks for a permanent successor for Blyth. (Reporting by...
Charges dropped against remaining officers in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors dropped charges against the remaining three police officers in connection with the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the Washington Post and CNN reported on Wednesday. Last week the prosecutors failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction against a police officer in the case, and Baltimore's police union called on prosecutors to drop the charges against three officers still awaiting trial.
Judge frees Reagan attacker John Hinckley
John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said Hinckley no longer posed a danger to himself or others and could be released from a government psychiatric hospital in Washington.
Sarah Gadon and Logan Lerman on the odd way they met on 'Indignation'
Onscreen and off, Sarah Gadon and Logan Lerman have great chemistry. In James Schamus' adaptation of “Indignation,” based on Philip Roth’s 2008 novel, they play Marcus, a young Jewish collegiate, and Olivia, a troubled fellow student, who begin a turbulent relationship in Ohio during the Korean War. Paired together they’re more comfortable, giggly. Early into our chat, Logan — the 24-year-old former child star of the “Percy Jackson” movies and “Fury” — confesses he doesn’t trust doctors. Gadon...
Eagles head coach a big fan of Jon Dorenbos on America's Got Talent
There aren't too many magicians in NFL locker rooms. Come to think of it, there really aren't too many on TV either. But Jon Dorenbos has never been one to care about things like that. He's proven to pretty much everyone that he is both a talented football player and magician. And this offseason he's been making himself a household name. "I am pulling for him," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said with a jovial smile Wednesday. The Philadelphia long snapper has been advancing week after week...
'Gleason' is more than a mere triumph-of-the-human-spirit doc
‘Gleason’ Director: Clay Tweel Genre: Documentary Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes The waterworks start early. Steve Gleason, the NFL player who was diagnosed with ALS at 34, stares into the lens. His disease is in the middle of robbing him of his voice and soon other faculties, so his speech is slurred. He keeps at it anyway, for what we’re watching is a fuzzy, low-res video diary he’s recording for the son who’s about to be born, who will never know him as a strapping athletic god, and will be...
Julia Stiles on not making out with the hero in 'Jason Bourne'
Julia Stiles has something to brag about: She’s the only actor who’s been all of the “Bourne” movies that feature Matt Damon (other than Matt Damon himself, that is). Her character has changed a lot, too. When we met her in “The Bourne Identity,” Nicky Parson’s was a mere technician working for a shadowy part of the government. By “Ultimatum” she was on the run with Bourne. When we reunite with her in the new “Jason Bourne,” she’s essentially Edward Snowden, looking to leak files that expose a...
Sid Rosenberg: Was Aroldis Chapman trade a way for Yankees to needle the Mets?
Aroldis Chapman spent a little over a half a season with the Yankees before being pawned off to the Chicago Cubs for prospects. Nope, that's no typo. The Yankees traded away arguably their best player for unproven, yet highly-touted players, a move that the Yankees have not been known to make. It's actually the other way around, typically. We are used to the Bronx Bombers spending ludicrous amounts of money in the offseason on free agents and trading away prospects during the season for big...
Jets fans send GM Mike Maccagnan Dunkin' Donuts gift cards
Mike Maccagnan will likely be putting in some extra hours over the next few days in an attempt to bring Ryan Fitzpatrick back to the New York Jets. If he does, then he might just be making some runs to his beloved Dunkin' Donuts for some coffee. If that’s the case, Jets fans got him covered. Over 50 gift cards totaling $300 in value were collected by Jets fans in recent weeks and shipped to the team’s headquarters in Florham Park, N.J.. Maccagnan, a well known javaphile (sic), is often seen...
Myke Tavarres is the kind of underdog Philadelphia fans cling to
"If you do not try then you do not do, and if you do not do then why are you here?" This is the quote tattooed on Eagles' undrafted free agent Myke Tavarres, a rookie trying to make the 53-man roster as a linebacker and special teams contributor. "In high school I used to wrestle," Tavarres, an Oregon native, said. "My coach, before every match he read this quote and it got me through everything." Tavarres is an interesting professional football player. He didn't think about playing in the NFL...
Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham arrested for alleged assault
A Philadelphia Eagles linebacker was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after allegedly beating a hotel worker during an argument about an umbrella. Bradham was with a group of friends at the Hilton Bentley, according to a Miami Beach Police report, when an argument started over how long it took the employee to bring the group an umbrella. “Without provocation, [Bradham] struck the victim in the nose with a closed fist, causing the victim to fall to the ground,” the police report said. Nigel...