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New York Tax Officials Probing Trump Family Tax Practices

New York state officials are probing the tax practices of President Donald Trump and his family; this following a New York Times report on their use of tax avoidance schemes that they called “deceptive and potentially fraudulent.” The Department of Taxation and Finance has opened an investigation; it can collect fines and penalties and also refer criminal actions to the attorney general’s office. The alleged actions took place three decades ago, likely putting any criminal liability past the statute of limitations. “The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation,” said department spokesman James Gazzale in a statement. A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office declined to comment. ...Read more

Johnny Depp Talks Backlash From Ex-Wife Amber Heard’s Abuse Allegations

Johnny Depp is opening up about the difficult year he’s had after his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, accused him of physically abusing her. According to previous reports, Depp and Heard ended their marriage in early 2017 after she accused him of attacking her and throwing an iPhone in her face, which he denies. At the time, she phoned the police, who arrived and found no evidence of a crime. Depp  agreed to pay her $7 million to finally end the marriage, but still maintains her allegations are completely false. Speaking in an interview with GQ magazine for its November edition, Depp opened up about the backlash he’s received and being labeled an abuser of women. Depp said: “I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know. Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too.” Depp confirmed that police found no evidence of wrongdoing on his part when they were called on the day in question, and alleged that Heard refused to let an EMT check her. “We probably shouldn’t be talking about this,” Depp said during his interview, “I am worried. I worry about the people that bought it and I worry about her. It’s just not right. I will never stop fighting. I’ll never stop. They’d have to f—ing shoot me. An episode like this takes time to get over.” ...Read more

Sylvester Stallone Offers First Look At The Fifth Installment Of ‘Rambo’

Sylvester Stallone shared a first look at the upcoming Rambo 5 on Instagram, with the caption, “Tonight we start filming.”  In this latest installment, when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Stallone’s Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexico border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. The “Rambo” franchise launched in 1982 with First Blood, followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008). There is no official word on a release date for Rambo 5, but you can view the photos of Stallone as Rambo in the link below. ...Read more

No. 1 Ranked Simona Halep Suffers Back Injury, May Miss Finals

Top-ranked Simona Halep of Romania may have to withdraw from this month’s WTA Finals after a scan on Tuesday revealed she had suffered a herniated disc in her back. The French Open champion was injured while training at last week’s Wuhan Open, where she lost in the second round to Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova. Halep then aggravated the problem during her China Open first-round match on Sunday against Ons Jabeur and was forced to withdraw after losing the first set. “I had an MRI on my back and found out I have a disc hernia,” Halep said on Twitter. “I will discuss with doctors in the next few days but hope to be back soon and will keep you updated.” ...Read more

Colorado Rockies Beat Chicago Cubs In Extra Innings To Advance To NLDS

The Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Tuesday in a wild game that kicked off the Major League Baseball postseason. Colorado’s Tony Wolters’ two-out single off Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks in the 13th inning sent the Rockies to the National League Divisional Series. The Cubs won 95 games this year and were the World Series champs just 2 years ago, but ended their season last night. The Rockies will face the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS series, with Game 1 set for Thursday night. The Oakland A’s face the New York Yankees tonight in the American League Wild Card Game. ...Read more

Dow Closes At Record, But Facebook Drops On S&P And Nasdaq

On Tuesday, the Dow hit a record closing high but another drop in Facebook shares weighed on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, driving both to finish in the red. The Dow was boosted by names such as Boeing and Caterpillar as investors remained upbeat on trade-sensitive companies following the deal negotiated between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Meanwhile, Facebook fell 1.91 percent. The social media company disclosed its worst security breach eve on Friday, and faces continuing calls for legislation to force technology firms to take responsibilities for online security seriously. ...Read more

First National Emergency Alert Test Being Sent Out To Mobile Phones Across The Country

About 225 million mobile devices across the U.S. will receive a test emergency alert on Wednesday. It’s the first nationwide test for a wireless phone emergency alert. It will be sent at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that it will sound like an Amber Alert or flood warning. The subject will read: “Presidential Alert.” The text will say: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” A test of broadcast systems will happen at 2:20 p.m. EDT. FEMA officials say the test will last about a half-hour; meaning people may get it at different times. They expect about 75% of all wireless users to get the alert. The alert would be used in the event of a major nationwide emergency. ...Read more

Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman: The Movie’ Returning To Theater For 40th Anniversary

Superman: The Movie, the 1978 film with Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, will play in more than 500 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time, and again on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The return comes in time for the 40th anniversary of the film’s premiere and the 80th anniversary of the character’s creation. Max Fleischer’s 10-minute-long animated Superman short “Mechanical Monsters” will screen before Superman: The Movie — its first time shown on the big screen since its debut in 1941. Superman: The Movie was Reeve’s first time as Kal-E. Tickets are now available for purchase on FathomEvents.com and through participating theater box offices. ...Read more

Taylor Swift To Open American Music Awards With Her First Performance In Over 3 Years

Taylor Swift is heading back to the American Music Awards stage for the first time in over 3 years.  Swift announced on Tuesday that she’s set to open the show with “I Did Something Bad” in what will be her first performance since she sang “Blank Space” in 2014. Swift made the announcement via video which first aired during “Good Morning America.” With her cat Meredith, Taylor said in the video, “Good morning, America, it’s Taylor. I just wanted to say I’m going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance, so I wanted to…,” as Meredith wandered away, Swift continued, “Don’t be too excited about it, my god.”  Swift is nominated for four trophies: Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, Favorite Album – Pop/Rock and Tour of the Year. You can see Swift’s announcement in the article below. 
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Le’Veon Bell To Report To Steelers During Week 7-8 Timeframe

The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is reportedly planning on returning to the team during their bye in Week 7. Bell is hoping the team will re-sign him to a long-term contract, and sources say Bell is expected to report during the Week 7-8 time frame. The Steelers are on a bye in Week 7. Bell plans to be ready for the Week 8 matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 28 in Pittsburgh and will decide how much practice time he needs accordingly, a source said. The Steelers are exploring trade options for Bell,  and Bell’s plan to report later this month would not dissuade the Steelers from making a trade. ...Read more