NEW YORK — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a Queens neighborhood in 2015, tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, nearly 50 percent more than it paid. Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s firm was
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him. In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and raised fresh concerns about the objectivity and
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At least two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the city and killed two people and injured two others. Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted an explosion in southwest Austin had injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized. There were preliminary reports of two possible explosions, but officials later tweeted only one
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday that he has evidence Russia has been stockpiling a nerve agent in violation of international law “very likely for the purposes of assassination.” Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the trail of blame for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury “leads inexorably to the Kremlin.” His comment came after a Russian envoy suggested the toxin
MOSCOW –– Russian President Vladimir Putin has cemented his position in power at the Kremlin by winning what early results indicated will be his largest-ever victory. According to exit polls published by state media, Putin won 73.9 percent of the vote. The Central Election Commission said that with about a third of the ballots counted, more than 73.1 percent were for Putin. Putin has been in power as president or prime minister for nearly two decades, and won with 63.6 percent in
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially “gruesome and painful” execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man’s veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday. Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in 1996 in eastern Missouri. Bucklew, 49, was moments away from execution in May 2014 when the U.S. Supreme
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents’ permission was returned home and the man was in custody after the two were found in Mexico, authorities said. Federal agents and Mexican authorities found 16-year-old Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly in Playa del Carmen on Saturday and they were flown to Miami, authorities said. Police said the girl, who was in good
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the death of a baby boy. Police were called to a sudden death at a home in far northwest Milwaukee around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say the 3-month-old boy was found dead at the home. An autopsy was planned. The name of the boy was not immediately released.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and wounded during an apparent armed robbery. Police say the shooting happened around 3:50 a.m. Sunday on North 51st Boulevard. The victim was shot by another man and then drove himself to a hospital for treatment. Police say his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police continue to search for any suspects.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old Milwaukee man has died after his car crashed into a tree and started on fire following a shooting. Police say the man was driving when someone fired a shot from another vehicle. The victim crashed and died from his injuries. Police are treating his death as a homicide. A 38-year-old man who was a passenger in the victim’s car suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening. Investigators