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A drawing of the New York City skyline originally sketched by President Donald Trump in 2005 is up for auction at the Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions, NBC News reported.
The 11.5-by-9-inch piece that Trump sketched for a charity event is set for a starting bid at $9,000.
The drawing, completed a year after the premiere of Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," appears to show Trump Tower flanked by skyscrapers, hugged by what could be a flowing river or a wavy thoroughfare. The signed sketch has a "light smudge and abrasion to [its] right side," the auction house says in its lot description, but it is generally in "near fine condition."
"It's neither good nor bad. It's curious. I don't get any pleasure from it. But it is intriguing," said longtime New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl.
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A security guard employed by cash vault and transport company Garda stole $100,000 in cash in his first day on the job, police in New Jersey say.
Fairfield police say 19-year-old Larry Brooks was caught on the company's surveillance cameras stealing $100,000 while working.
Law enforcement officials on Long Island say they're looking forward to President Trump's visit on Friday and are "extending a warm welcome" to the president -- but some residents have a different message.
Trump is arriving in Suffolk to discuss the federal war on the violent MS-13 gang, blamed for 17 murders in the county over the last year and a half. He tweeted Thursday, "Big progress being made in ridding out country of MS-13 gang members and gang members in general. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!"
Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain discuss their opposition to the "skinny repeal" of "Obamacare."
With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Thursday that the criticism was "kind of hurtful."
In an interview with Fox News Thursday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Sessions was asked whether Trump's comments about him were fair.
"Well, umm it's kind of hurtful but the president of the United States is a strong leader," he said, according to transcripts of the remarks. "He is determined to move this country in the direction that he believes it needs to go to make it great again. And he has had a lot of criticism and he's steadfast determined to get his job done, and he wants all of us to do our job. And that's what I intend to do."
Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to Trump, opening a mission in El Salvador to step up international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13.
A special counsel is overseeing the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also examining whether anyone in President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians.
Here's a look at some of the Americans whose names come up often in connection with the investigation.
Wealthy investors say former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli told them he was managing tens of millions of dollars' worth of investments, that they were making double-digit returns and they could withdraw their money at any time.
Prosecutors in closing arguments Thursday at Shkreli's securities fraud trial said it was all a brazen con. The defense countered that no one should feel sorry for the alleged victims because they were high-rollers who ended up doubling or tripling their money.
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune of over $90 billion, CNBC reported.
According to Forbes and Bloomberg, the Amazon CEO had a net worth of over $89 billion as of the close of markets Wednesday, while Bill Gates had a net worth of just over $90 billion.
Amazon's share price jumped by more than $15 a share overnight, and was recently trading near that level, while Microsoft is down slightly. If the stocks hold up today, Bezos — who around 80 million shares of Amazon — will add more than $800 million to his fortune. That would put him past Gates, assuming the valuations of their non-stock holdings haven't changed.
Of course, Amazon stock could fall or Microsoft could rally. But even if Bezos doesn't end the day as the richest man, he will likely take the crown from Gates more permanently in the coming days and weeks.
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A new postage stamp has been issued by the United States Postal Service commemorating the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will take place on Aug. 21. It is the first time a U.S.
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted an amicus brief opposing the extension of Title VII discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation.
The brief was submitted in the Second Circuit case of Zarda v. Altitude Express. The plaintiff in that case, Donald Zarda, alleges he was unlawfully fired for being gay. The Justice Department's brief argues that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin and sex, does not protect Zarda from this form of discrimination.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an independent federal agency tasked with enforcing federal anti-discrimination law, has already filed a brief in support of the plaintiff. The Justice Department has therefore created a split in the federal government’s position on the same case.
The brief came on the same day President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. military will no longer "accept or allow" transgender people to serve.
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President Trump awarded five first responders the Medal of Valor for protecting members of congress when a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice.
Four tickets to a Yankee game, golf for a dozen in the oceanside resort of Westhampton, New York, cocktails included, even Lasik eye surgery — all were prizes for Public School 116’s Spring Benefit Auction in May. Fund raising for the New York City elementary school has come a long way from bake sales and car washes.
In all, the school’s PTA raised more than $360,000 during the fiscal year ending June 30 and even that is pocket money compared to the $1 million or more routinely taken in by a cluster of schools in Manhattan’s priciest neighborhoods.
Schools across the country use donations to pay for everything from music instruments to computers, money officials say they need given cuts in state and local funding. Rich and not-so-rich parents eager to ensure their children lack for nothing fill in the gaps.
“A lot of parents are very happy to help,” said Falu Shah, the vice president of external fundraising for P.S. 116’s PTA. “Everybody — at least for the final fundraiser, the auction, a lot of parents who are not regularly in PTA — get involved. We want to encourage parents to do that because you don’t have to come regularly but at least for this one thing where our school depends on your funding.”
But what about schools in poorer neighborhoods where parents cannot afford such luxuries? What kind of divide is created when they cannot match their counterparts’ fundraising abilities?
A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.
Three of the injured were hospitalized Wednesday night, authorities said at a news conference. Two of them were treated and released, but the other remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday morning.
Tyler Jarrell, 18, of Columbus, Ohio, was identified by police as the person killed in the accident.
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