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Trump says he took the Fifth in New York civil investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings. About an hour after arriving at Attorney General Letitia James’ Manhattan offices, Trump announced that he “declined to answer the questions under the rights and privileges afforded to every citizen under the United States Constitution.” “I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question,” the statement said. “When your family, your company, and all the people in your orbit have become the targets of an unfounded politically motivated Witch Hunt supported by lawyers, prosecutors and the Fake News Media, you have no choice.” During more than six hours at the office building, Trump used Truth Social, the social media platform he founded, to review the decor — “very plush, beautiful and expensive” — and to suggest the attorney general was squandering time investigating him instead of attending to crime in New York.
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Newborn Diana monkey surprises keepers at U.K. zoo

Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Zookeepers at a U.K. zoo arrived at work to an unexpected surprise -- a newborn Diana monkey. The Paignton Zoo in Paignton, U.K., heralded the arrival of the baby Diana monkey on Tuesday morning, zoo officials said. The baby was only a few hours old when it was discovered by zookeepers.

Victoria County potential site for new $5.56 billion refinery in Bloomington

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – 25 News Now has learned Victoria County is one of two potential sites for a new $5.56 billion refinery with the other site being Payne County and Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Prairie Energy Partners, a wholly owned company of Southern Rock Energy Partners, has submitted a Chapter 313 Agreement application with the Bloomington I.S.D. to select Victoria County as the project site, it is imperative Prairie Energy Partners secures the Chapter 313 Agreement.

Here’s how you can get paid $1K to taste and rate Trader Joe’s fall foods

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Do you count down each year to the release of all food items? Here’s the perfect job for you. Website FinanceBuzz says it wants to “help shoppers to get the best fall finds while spending less on groceries.” As a result, FinanceBuzz says it is searching for someone to taste and evaluate all the fall-inspired foods at Trader Joe’s.

Liberty University looking for new president

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Liberty University says it has hired an Atlanta-based company — CarterBaldwin Executive Search — to conduct an extensive nationwide search for the Lynchburg school’s next president. According to the university, CarterBaldwin is routinely listed among America’s top 40 executive search firms, providing...

DHHR reports active COVID-19 cases increased to 3,111; 9 deaths since last report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of August 10, 2022; there are currently 3,111 active COVID-19 cases statewide. Additionally, nine deaths have been reported since the last report, with a total of 7,201 deaths attributed to COVID-19. DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 71-year-old male from Barbour County, a 72-year-old male from Kanawha County, a 58-year-old male from Randolph County, an 84-year-old female from Mason County, a 97-year-old female from Braxton County, a 97-year old male from Mercer County, a 66-year old male from Monroe County, a 91-year old female from Lincoln County, and an 80-year old female from Ohio County.

Saying "I Do?" This Hotel Gave Away Wedding Packages to 10 Couples

This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Go: Visiting Boise, Idaho? If so, consider a stay Grove Hotel offering luxury without sacrificing comfort. From breathtaking views of the green Boise foothills and a central location for downtown activity, this Boise hotel will make sure that you don’t leave the City of Trees feeling unfulfilled.

From Soaring Attendance to Deals, Buzz Titles and Jason Blum, 10 Takes on Locarno

Click here to read the full article. In its first full-on post-pandemic edition, Locarno roared back into action as an industry hub over Aug. 3-9, smashing attendance records with delegates at industry arm Locarno Pro soaring from 2019’s prior record of 1,040 to 1,300. That reflects the year-round work of festival artistic director Giona Nazzaro and industry head Markus Duffner at Locarno Pro, building on foundations laid by Nadia Dresti over 2010-19. Sky rocketing attendance also says much about the state of the international film industry as it is is rocked by titanic sea change propelled by global, regional and local...

Google wants Apple to ‘fix texting,’ calls green bubbles ‘difficult to read’

Google is blaming Apple for a litany of problems faced by people sending text messages between iPhones and Android devices — and is calling on Tim Cook’s company to “fix texting.”  Apple has refused to update the technology it uses for text messages, resulting in blurry videos and problems with group chats when exchanging messages with Android devices, according to Google.  Popular iMessage features like read receipts, typing indicators and texting over WiFi could also exist between Apple and Android devices if Apple were to update its technology, Google says.  The search giant even blasted Apple for making text messages on iPhones appear...