A scowling Donald Trump raised his voice on the witness stand Wednesday while an attorney grilled him and then rolled his eyes at the “Apprentice” star’s answers, prompting a federal judge to scold both men in open court and order them to behave.
The admonition came during Trump’s second and final day on the stand at a civil trial where he is accused of making false promises to an investor to lure her into purchasing condos at his glitzy Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.
“You have been dancing around and boxing each other,” U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve told Trump and plaintiff’s attorney Shelly Kulwin. “You’ve got to stop it.”
“Let’s get control of ourselves,” she added before a brief recess.
After cooling down during the final minutes of his testimony, Trump heated back up as he spoke to reporters on his way out of the Chicago courthouse.
“This is a disgrace,” Trump said, blasting the 87-year-old investor whose lawsuit led to this week’s trial. “She’s trying to rip me off.”
Jacqueline Goldberg’s suit claims Trump carried out a bait-and-switch in which a profit-sharing plan was promised then withdrawn after she agreed to buy two condos for around $1 million apiece at the 92-story luxury building; it opened in 2009.
After court adjourned Wednesday, Kulwin responded to Trump’s claim that he, not Goldberg, is the victim.
“The notion is ludicrous,” he told reporters.
Just days after the state Board of Health approved the regulations this month, under pressure from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), they claimed their first victim. Hillcrest Clinic in Norfolk, which for 40 years had provided reproductive health services, including abortions, closed last weekend.
Hillcrest was partly a victim of its own success in providing women with ready access to birth control. Like most other clinics around the state, it saw demand for abortions dwindle as more women took advantage of options to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Still, even after years of protests, arson, a pipe bombing and an attack by a man wielding a semiautomatic weapon, Hillcrest performed more than 1,600 abortions last year, about 7 percent of the state total. The principal reason it closed its doors was that complying with the regulations would have saddled it with $500,000 in renovations — an unaffordable expense.
A leading Australian priest who sexually preyed on a disabled and vulnerable woman on Sydney’s north shore for 14 years has been allowed to return to preaching and running community groups at one of the nation’s busiest churches.
The recent decision by the Catholic Church to allow Father Tom Knowles to return to full duties at St Francis’ in Melbourne’s central business district after about 16 months of “administrative leave” has outraged his victim and victims’ groups.
Father Knowles’s reinstatement comes after the church apologised to Jennifer Herrick, paid her $100,000 in compensation and acknowledged “the harm that can be caused to vulnerable people in such a case”.
A SCOTS pastor accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in the United States is to face trial next month.
Malcolm John Fraser - born in Aberdeen and brought up in Elgin - allegedly told his victim she would “go to hell” if she told anyone, according to papers lodged by prosecutors in Washington State.
Fraser, 39, the assistant pastor at Sound Doctrine Church in the city of Enumclaw, faces two counts of first-degree rape of a child. The case was due to be heard earlier this month, but has been postponed to 16 January, with a preliminary hearing on 4 January. The newest delay stems from a request by Fraser’s legal counsel.
According to Ian Goodhewof, spokesman for the King County prosecutor’s office, Fraser’s attorney filed a motion “to have the computers of the Enumclaw police department forensically examined for e-mails potentially relevant to the case”.
Superior court judge Beth Andrus ruled that the request be acted upon by 4 January and set the new trial date.
Fraser was arrested by Enumclaw police on 20 March this year. According to police papers, he is alleged to have had repeated sexual contacts with a girl during 2005 and 2006.
Police say two robbers held up two men and shot and killed one of them in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
The incident happened just before 1:00 a.m. on the 2000 block of Castor Avenue.
According to Officials, the two victims, both 24-years-old, were told by the suspects to “give it up” but they only handed over a pack of cigarettes.
The suspects became angry and then opened fire causing the two men to run into a house where one of them lived.
The gunman kept firing, spraying the front of the house with bullets.
One of the victims was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim was shot in the leg and is listed in stable condition.
A woman walking to a store in East Oakland was struck and killed during a gun battle between people on the other side of the street Wednesday night, police said.
The woman was walking with a relative and was hit by an errant bullet at 6:53 p.m. in the 9100 block of International Boulevard, police said. The other person was not injured, police said.
Police did not identify the victim, but a longtime friend of the woman identified her as Ramona Rochelle Foreman, 49.
“She was a good person. She never did anything to anybody,” said Al Roberts, who has a 30-year-old daughter and a 32-year-old son and three grandchildren with the victim. “I can’t believe it’s her lying there.”
Foreman lived about four blocks away from the store, Roberts said, and took care of her elderly mother.
The body of one of the victims of Air France Flight 447 was recovered from deep in the Atlantic Ocean, French authorities said Thursday. Even though the body had been submerged for two years, authorities were able to locate it. It was still attached to the seat of the Air France plane, the French Foreign Ministry said.
Fuller was featured in an LGF story yesterday.
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -The meeting room at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church on the city’s northwest side was packed with local dignitaries, witnesses to the mass shooting Jan. 8, some of the witnesses to the shootings and the first responders to the scene for a taping of an ABC-TV special, a town hall event, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Host of the program, This Week, is Christianne Amanpour. The show will air at 7 a.m. Sunday on KGUN9-TV.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at close range last Saturday by a lone gunman. She survived. A total of six people were killed. Nineteen were shot.
Jared Loughner, 22, a former Pima Community College student, is the sole suspect in the shootings. He is in FBI custody.
Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.
According to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, “You’re Dead.”
Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.
Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.
Among the dignitaries at the town hall taping were Mayor Bob Walkup, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and former Congressman Jim Kolbe.
ABC News dubbed the town hall, “After the Tragedy: An American Conversation Continued.”
A press released stated that the event will restart the conversation that Giffords began. “Among those who will join the Town Hall: family members of victims, citizens who took heroic action and community leaders,” the press release stated.
A KGUN9 News crew was at the town hall. KGUN9 will air a report on KGUN9 News Saturday at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Saturday’s 10 p.m. newscast will be a one hour 9 On Your Side special report entitled, “One Week Later.”