Trump told reporters "We're doing this for the Christmas season," "Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers."
The United States Trade Representative office said Tuesday that new tariffs on certain consumer items would be delayed until Dec. 15, while other products were being removed from the new China tariff list altogether. It cited health and security factors. The duties had been set to go into effect on Sept. 1, so the announcement eased concerns about the holiday shopping season.
New photos have emerged showing the fresh-faced 17-year-old wearing a crop top and shiny pants alongside Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime girlfriend who allegedly recruited Giuffre as the financier’s sex slave... A rep for Campbell denied she was friends with Epstein and said he had been invited to the party by Briatore, The Sun reported.
Sprecher, 65, was picked up by the feds around 6 a.m. at his home on West 122nd Street in Morningside Heights, which agents were searching, the sources said. The case was brought by Homeland Security Investigations in conjunction with the NYPD...
15 defendants are in custody after a DEA operation led to several arrests this morning as part of a federal drug investigation. Operation Mad Hatter has resulted in the identification of several drug traffickers and the seizure of large quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and heroin.
During the course of Operation Mad Hatter, investigators have seized 17 kilograms of methamphetamine, 4 kilograms of cocaine, 249 grams of crack cocaine, over 1 kilogram of heroin, over 200 diverted prescription pills, over $107,000 in assets, and numerous firearms...
Bacterial speciation is a fundamental evolutionary process characterized by diverging genotypic and phenotypic properties. However, the selective forces that affect genetic adaptations and how they relate to the biological changes that underpin the formation of a new bacterial species remain poorly understood. Here, we show that the spore-forming, healthcare-associated enteropathogen Clostridium difficile is actively undergoing speciation. Through large-scale genomic analysis of 906 strains, we demonstrate that the ongoing speciation process is linked to positive selection on core genes in the newly forming species that are involved in sporulation and the metabolism of simple dietary sugars. Functional validation shows that the new C. difficile produces spores that are more resistant and have increased sporulation and host colonization capacity when glucose or fructose is available for metabolism. Thus, we report the formation of an emerging C. difficile species, selected for metabolizing simple dietary sugars and producing high levels of resistant spores, that is adapted for healthcare-mediated transmission.
Sugar-rich diets refer to simple carbohydrates like bread as well. It isn't just talking about sugar additives, it's talking about carbs in general.
Attorney General William Barr delivered the stern warning to the late pedophile’s cronies during a speech to the Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans — saying, “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.” Barr did not name any suspects, but the feds’ list is most likely headed by Ghislaine Maxwell...
Ghislaine Maxwell is believed to be living in London, where she has a historic townhouse in the swank Belgravia section near Hyde Park and a brick country cottage about 90 miles southwest of the city. She was last photographed in public by The Post, which in January 2015 caught her coming out of an Upper East Side townhouse in which she lived at the time... about nine blocks from Epstein’s townhouse... Workers in the neighborhood said they often saw Maxwell jogging in the morning and said she would wave while walking her dog, a Hungarian Vizsla, until she abruptly moved out... A lawyer for Maxwell did not return a request for comment...
His team tested the vaccine in 35 women who were not infected with chlamydia. Some received a placebo. Every single woman who got the vaccine showed an immune response, compared to none of the women who got the placebo shot. "We hope this will be the first of many trials, so we can measure efficacy in the real world," Follmann told NBC News...
Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Mr. Craig’s criminal trial for making false statements to investigators to resume Wednesday, restarting the jury selection process from scratch. Mr. Craig’s attorneys raised concerns about Judge Jackson shielding the jury selection process Monday from the public and and press. She had ordered the courtroom closed while prosecutors and the defense questioned potential jurors. On Tuesday, defense attorney William Murphy said secretive process may have violated Mr. Craig’s constitutional right to a public trial.
Two French government ministers called on Monday for an investigation into the activities in France of Jeffrey Epstein, the US financier found dead in an apparent suicide while being held on sex-trafficking charges... "The American investigation has highlighted ties with France. It therefore seems fundamental to us, and for the victims, that an investigation should be opened in France so that all the light is shed on this matter," France’s Gender Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa said in a joint statement with the child welfare minister, Adrien Taquet. “Epstein’s death must not deny his victims the justice they are entitled to,” the ministers added, noting that an investigation would help ensure young women are given better protection in future.
Researchers believe dark matter makes up about 80% of the universe's mass, but its origins and composition remain among the most elusive mysteries in modern physics.
Using a new, simple mathematical framework, the study shows that dark matter may have been produced before the big bang during an era known as the cosmic inflation when space was expanding very rapidly. The rapid expansion is believed to lead to copious production of certain types of particles called scalars. So far, only one scalar particle has been discovered, the famous Higgs boson.
"We do not know what dark matter is, but if it has anything to do with any scalar particles, it may be older than the big bang," Tenkanen explains. "With the proposed mathematical scenario, we don't have to assume new types of interactions between visible and dark matter beyond gravity, which we already know is there."...
CNN reported that a summary of the draft stated that the White House “has received more than 15,000 anecdotal complaints of social media platforms censoring American political discourse.” The Trump administration is preparing to share some of these complaints with the FTC. CNN reported on August 9 that the order is currently titled “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship.”
The complaints were gathered from the Trump administration’s website which asked for users to report their instances of bias at the hands of social media companies like Facebook and Google. In the spirit of this, the FTC will be asked by the administration to open a “public complaint docket” for these complaints.
The owner of New York’s most exclusive sex club — which has hosted Gwyneth Paltrow and Bill Maher, among others — has sold the business and is writing a tell-all about his experiences at the wild erotic club. Damon Lawner, the founder of Snctm, which sells memberships for up to $425,000 a year and hosts erotic parties for the 1 Percent at some of New York’s most luxurious hotels, says he’s sold the club to a group called the Circle, and that he’s now free to spill the beans on the club in what he’s calling a “tell-all.” Lawner told us, “I am going to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth — as much as my lawyer and editor will allow me to say in print. It’s going to be an exciting read.”
Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains.“I guess I expected to see mostly soil and mineral particles,” said the US Geologic Survey researcher. Instead, he found multicolored microscopic plastic fibers. The discovery, published in a recent study titled “It is raining plastic”, is raising new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth.