hasarrestedThomas Gilbert, Jr. and charged him withthe homicide of his hedge fund founder father, which occurred Sunday afternoon at Thomas Gilbert Sr.s tony Beekman Place apartment on the East side of Manhattan. Gilbert Sr. was found with a gunshot wound to the head and the murder weapon resting on his chest. InvestigatorstoldNews they believe Gilbert Jr. staged the scene to look like a

The Gilberts had reportedly fought recently over money, with Gilbert Sr. threatening to reduce Gilbert Jr.s $400 weekly allowance and stop paying rent on his Chelsea apartment. Gilbert Jr. sneaked in past the doorman around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and sent his mother out to get him a sandwich before allegedly fatally shooting his father in the head. Gilbert Sr.s body was discovered by his wife, who dialed 911 and gave investigators her sonsaddress.

Gilbert Jr. was formallychargedthis morning with homicide and criminal possession of aweapon.

Man Kills Wealthy Father for Reducing Allowance

How Did WeWorks Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?

McConnell Is Blocking Any Plan to Prevent Russian Election Attack in 2020

Scientists Find Mystery Mass Under Moons Surface

How Did WeWorks Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?

McConnell Is Blocking Any Plan to Prevent Russian Election Attack in 2020

Scientists Find Mystery Mass Under Moons Surface

This doesnt look to be dying down anytime soon

A case that outraged the country four years ago

The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students pleaded guilty Wednesday, four years after the slayings.

Craig Stephen Hicks, 50, entered the plea to three counts of first-degree murder in a Durham courtroom packed with dozens of the victims family and friends. It came two months after the new district attorney dropped plans to seek the death penalty in hopes of concluding a case that she said had languished too long.

Ive wanted to plead guilty since day one, Hicks told Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson. The judge said Hicks had agreed as part of his plea bargain to accept three consecutive life sentences without parole.

Police say that in February 2015, Hicks burst into a condo in Chapel Hill owned by 23-year-old Deah Barakat and fatally shot Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and her 19-year-old sister Razan Abu-Salha.

Biden apparently running to be a small-town mayor in 1953

Joe Biden meets a voters granddaughter in an Iowa coffee shop and asks her age. She says shes 13. He addresses her brothers. Youve got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister.

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Hong Kong Protests: Photos and Videos of Massive Crowds and Police Clashes

Demonstrations over an extradition bill turned violent in Hong Kong Wednesday.

JUST IN: President Trump has asserted executive privilege over subpoenaed documents relating to the House Oversight Cmte.s investigation into the Trump admin.s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a letter sent by DOJ to Chairman /BwvNMF04G4

Representatives of at least 22 foreign governments appear to have spent money at Trump Organization properties, an NBC News review has found, hinting at a significant foreign cash flow to the American president that critics say violates the U.S. Constitution.

The extent and amount of foreign spending at Trumps hotels, golf clubs and restaurants is not known, because the Trump Organization is a private company and declines to disclose that information. Trump promised to donate any profits from foreign governments, and the Trump Organization has sent $343,000 to the U.S. Treasury for 2017 and 2018. The company did not release underlying numbers to support that figure.

Amid two lawsuits accusing Trump of accepting illegal foreign payments, NBC News sought to compile the most comprehensive possible list of foreign spending at Trump properties based on information in the public record. In June 2018, a report by the watchdog group Public Citizen came up with 10 foreign governments that had spent money at Trump venues. More information has since become public.

Trump fans: theres no reason to vote, the presidents got this thing in the bag

The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today. Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media. Their new weapon of choice is Fake Polling, sometimes referred to as Suppression Polls (they suppress the numbers). Had it in 2016, but this is worse..

The problem that Joe Biden exhibits in praising bipartisanship is one of understanding, not of will.

Is promising the prosecution of your political adversary really the way to go here?

Kamala Harris _Mastersher DoJ would have no choice but to prosecute Trump after he leaves the WH. Ive seen prosecution of cases on much less evidence.

The worst Ebola outbreak since 2014 continues to pick up steam

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had the virus.

The World Health Organization and Ugandan health authorities said Tuesday that the Congolese boy had traveled from Congo on Sunday and entered Uganda with his family and sought medical care.

In a tweet Wednesday, WHO said the boy had died Tuesday night.

The young patient – 5- year-old index case of Ebola died last night.

Two more samples were sent to UVRI and have tested positive. We, therefore, have three confirmed cases of Ebola in Uganda, the tweet said, referring to the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Rare find: theres a White House employee Trump actually likes, and doesnt appear to be plotting against

In six months on the job, [White House counsel Pat] Cipollone has turned the White House Counsels Office into a central hub of activity and made himself a constant presence in the Oval Office. A 53-year-old former corporate lawyer with an affable style, he has also made enough of an impression on Trump that the president has begun asking aides for their assessment of the White Houses top lawyer a sign that, at the least, Cipollone has his clients attention.

He has the presidents ear, hes earned the presidents respect and that allows people in this building not just to survive but to succeed in doing their jobs, said Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to the president.

A tragic development: the Senate may cut its vacation short

The lack of a spending deal with fewer than 20 legislative days remaining until the August recess is prompting some GOP senators to discuss the possibility of cutting short the Senates August break.

Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), who is up for reelection next year, said he will ask Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell(R-Ky.) to consider trimming the annual recess in order to tackle government spending bills.

The effort to shorten the recess was successful in 2018 after Perdue and other lawmakers sounded the alarm on a pileup of spending measures. This year, the Senate is even further behind schedule on its to-do list.

Senators have done little legislating this year and still have on their agenda a border supplemental spending bill, defense authorization, a highway reauthorization and the annual appropriations bills.

Another crack in Trumps strategy of stonewalling Congress

Donald Trump Jr. isreturning to the Senate Intelligence Committeeto be interviewed behind closed doors on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The appearance of the Presidents eldest son Wednesday comes after a lengthy and contentious fight that spilled into public view after the committee issued a subpoena to Trump Jr. and he initially balked at testifying for a second time.

Trump Jr.s alliesmounted an aggressive campaigntargeting Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr for the subpoena, accusing the North Carolina Republican of helping the Democrats by continuing his committees investigation even after special counsel Robert Mueller had wrapped up his probe. Many of those criticizing Burr included his own Senate Republican colleagues.

But Burr did not back down from the subpoena, and the committee and Trump Jr. struck a deal for him to testify for two-to-four hours on roughly a half dozen topics, including the key questions the committee has for the Presidents eldest son about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and the Trump Tower Moscow project.

First on CNN: Donald Trump Jr. to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors Wednesday

A History of the Long Fight to Secure Funding for 9/11 First Responders

Why Jon Stewart was so frustrated on Tuesday when he lobbied lawmakers, once again, over the treatment of emergency workers at Ground Zero.

A rare climate realist within the Trump administration

A top financial regulator is opening a public effort to highlight the risk that climate change poses to the nations financial markets, setting up a clash with a president who has mocked global warming and whoseadministration has sought to suppress climate science.

Rostin Behnam, who sits on the federal governments five-memberCommodities Futures Trading Commission, a powerful agency overseeing major financial markets including grain futures, oil trading and complex derivatives, said in an interview on Monday that the financial risks from climate change were comparable to those posed by the mortgage meltdown that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.

Mr. Behnam was appointed by President Trump to a seat on the commission that, by law, must be filled by a Democrat. He said that unusual status gave him a measure of political protection that other appointees within the administration might not benefit from.

The commission is designed to operate more independently from the White House than many federal agencies, and legal experts said it would be difficult, though not impossible, for Mr. Behnams boss to fire or demote him.

Reagans chief economic adviser Martin Feldstein has died

Feldstein died on Tuesday morning, according to his assistant, Norma McEvoy. She did not provide further details.

Nearly two years into Reagans first term, Feldstein becamechairman of the CEAand the presidents top economic adviser, at a time when the administrations economic policies were under attack by deficit hawks.

Tax revenue was falling short of projections as inflation slowed, putting the budget in the red. Feldsteins advice was to raise taxes the opposite of what Reagan had promised voters in the 1980 presidential campaign.

Reagan, who was trying to increase military outlays while reducing overall government spending and taxes, sided with Feldstein over political aides. He approved revenue-raising levies on corporations, though he stuck with his promise not to raise taxes on working families.

Rep.Steve King, the Iowa Republicanwho was stripped of his congressional committee assignmentsearlier this year, was not allowed to fly aboard Air Force One on Tuesday as President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa, two GOP officials say.

King, who represents the states 4th District in Western Iowa, asked the White House to join the Presidents entourage, but administration officials rejected the request, two officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

While King has a history of making incendiary remarks around race and immigration, King was removed from his committee assignments and rebuked by members of his own party after giving an interview with The New York Times in January in which he made racist comments. In the article, King, as part of a defense of what he said was the culture of America, asked how certain terms had become controversial in modern discourse.

White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization how did that language become offensive? he told the Times. Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?

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Listening to You (If Youre a Spanish Soccer Fan)

Facebook isnt spying on you. Spains top professional soccer league is, though.

More details emerge on the death of a 27-year-old transgender woman at Rikers

Layleen Polanco, a figure in the citys ballroom scene, was pronounced dead in a Rikers cell at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, about an hour after a jail officer noticed her there unconscious, according to the Department of Correction.

The restrictive housing unit where Polanco died stays in lockdown for 17 hours out of the day. During the other seven hours, detainees can attend activities, such as programming and group therapy, the DOC said.

Jail officials put Polanco in solitary as punishment for her part in a fight, sources said.

Joe Biden defends his pledge to restore norms:

Folks, Im not naive. You know, some say that this is an old-fashioned way of doing things, he says. Look, I dont think its naive, I dont think its old-fashionedway of doing things that says the system has to be restored.

McConnell says he hasnt looked at the 9/11 first responder health issue lately and will have to take a look at it

Jon Stewart Yelled at Members of Congress for Ignoring 9/11 First Responders

When youre in Trumps orbit, your jobs never secure

President Trump appears to be having 2nd thoughts about his choice of Patrick Shanahan as his next secretary of defense, asking several confidants last week in Normandy about alternative candidates, according to 4 people familiar with the conversations.

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