The top headlines for the week ending Sept. 26
Trump’s tax returns show inconsistencies
President Donald Trump avoided paying taxes for 11 years, according to the New York Times. The Times obtained Trump’s tax records for two decades in which they reportedly found that the billionaire only paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017. He also reported several years of losses from his businesses and receiving money from foreign and lobbying groups. Trump and his legal team said the Times’ report is false.
Tik Tok gets a second life
If you haven’t already, now may be the time to download Tik Tok. A previous deal meant to save the app fell through, and a ban on new downloads was supposed to start midnight Sunday. However, a federal judge has stepped in to stop the ban temporarily. The judge ruled that banning the app limits free speech. The lift on the ban will continue until there is an official hearing or until Nov. 12, the deadline set by Trump for the Chinese company behind the app to find an American buyer.
Trump selects Supreme Court pick
Trump has tapped Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court bench Saturday. Trump and Republicans in Congress are pushing for Barrett to be appointed before the November election. Democrats not so much. According to CNN, Barrett is pro-life and leans right when it comes to gun rights and immigration. Since Trump’s announcement nominating Barrett, pictures and videos of Barrett’s family have been circling on social media. Two of her seven children are adopted and were born in Haiti.
Call for transcripts in Breonna Taylor case
Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family want Kentucky’s attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury hearing last week that led to one officer’s indictment, but not in her death. Taylor was shot six times in March after police exchanged fire with her boyfriend while executing a no-knock warrant at her home. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced wanton endangerment charges against one officer for firing into a neighbor’s home. The decision has sparked more protests in the state.
Caribbean life in Atlanta set for small screen
A new reality series, set to debut in fall, will highlight Atlanta’s soca music circuit. “Carib Life ATL” will feature the story behind the split of Atlanta carnival and some people who contribute to the Caribbean entertainment in the Peach State. The reality show will air on OneCaribbeanTelevision.com, and a premiere date will be announced in coming weeks. Read more