Month: November 2019

President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle

WASHINGTON – President Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block New York prosecutors from obtaining eight years of his tax returns, setting up a landmark separation of powers battle. The request followed a federal appeals court’s rejection last week of Trump’s claim of absolute immunity […]

Venice declares state of emergency following ‘apocalyptic’ floods

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings. Thoroughfares were turned into raging torrents, stone balustrades were shattered, boats tossed ashore and gondolas smashed against their […]