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Battle over Trump tax returns


In an effort to keep his income tax returns from being given to a committee of the House of Representatives, former president Donald Trump has filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The appeal was filed Monday, reports the Associated Press.  What’s requested is “at least” a temporary hold on the transfer of those records from the Department of the Treasury to the House committee investigating his finances.

Trump has had little success asking the courts to intervene on his behalf, but if he can delay the handover until January, the “new” House – considered likely to have a Republican majority – could drop the issue.

Kidnap suspect wanted to

“break Nancy Pelosi’s kneecaps”

PAUL PELOSI (Wikipedia).

A federal complaint lodged Monday accused the suspect arrested in the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of having plans to kidnap her and break her kneecaps.

According to The New York Times, David DePape, 42, wanted to ask Ms. Pelosi political questions and break her kneecaps with a hammer if he felt her answers were lies.

In additional to federal charges of attempted kidnapping and assaulting the relative of a federal official, the San Francisco attorney general announced six state charges including attempted murder.

Arraignment is expected on Tuesday.

Sports: Game Three postponed by rain

The third game of the 2022 World Series – scheduled to be played Monday (today) in Philadelphia – was postponed to Tuesday because of rain. The series is tied at one victory each for the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies..

Also … The Los Angeles Clippers are hosting the Houston Rockets tonight and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-1 to improve their record to 6-5-0.

Check back for results.

Weather: Cloudy, then partly sunny

The National Weather Service’s forecast for the West Orange County area calls for patchy fog in the morning on Tuesday, followed by mostly cloudy skies and a daytime high of 70. The overnight low should be 57, with a 30 percent chance of rain. On Wednesday, the forecast calls for a chance of showers before 11 a.m., then partly cloudy skies. The daytime high should be 67 and an overnight low 49. 


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