The Wider World

Trump’s returns are revealed


Income tax returns of former president Donald Trump were released on Saturday, finishing a long struggle between him and Democrats in Congress over those documents.

According to the Associated Press, the paperwork covered the years 2015 to 2020 and included both the personal filings of Trump and his wife, Melania, and also his business dealings.

Among the details of the data were the revelations that the billionaire paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, and none in 2020.

He did pay $641,931 in 2015, about $1 million in 2018 and $133,445 in 2019.

The AP also reports that he had bank accounts in China, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Suspect arrested in Idaho killings

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Pennsylvania on Friday for the murder of four University of Idaho students last month.

According to The New York Times, Bryan C. Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ home in Effort, Pa., where he had been staying.

The victims – three women and one man – had been stabbed to death on Nov. 14.

Also in the news … Hospitalizations for the coronavirus are on the increase across the United States. According to United Press International, admissions for COVID-19 are up 4.2 percent over last week, and ICU use for treating coronavirus patients is up over 9 percent.

Sports: Bruins lose heart-breaker

The UCLA Bruins football team led most of the game Saturday in Sun Bowl in El Paso, but lost in the final seconds  to the Pitt Panthers 37-35.

The blue-and-gold had a 28-14 halftime lead, but couldn’t stop Pitt often in the second half, and the Panthers took a 35-28 lead into the final minute. But backup QB Ethan Garbers – playing in place of the injured Dorian Thompson-Robinson – led the Bruins on a dramatic scoring drive to take a 35-34 edge with 23 seconds to go.

However, Pitt quarterback Nick Patti was able to move his team to within field goal range, and Ben Sauls hit his fifth three-pointer of the afternoon with four seconds to play and seal the win.

UCLA and Pitt both finished the season with 9-4 records.

Weather: Much rain, some clouds

The rain hit the West Orange County area a day early on Friday, but it’s still forecast to give us a bath on Saturday. The forecast is for a 91 percent chance of the wet stuff, with a daytime high of 64 and an overnight low of 43. Sunny skies should return – briefly – on Sunday with a high of 64/43. Mostly cloudy conditions will move in on Monday with a high of 62/50, starting a week of showers and rain.

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