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Imposter: The Man Who Came Back from the Dead review – bizarre true-crime tale of man who faked his own death – The Irish Times

It was the coronation chicken that gave him away. Early in the first episode of Imposter: The Man Who Came Back from the Dead (Channel 4, Monday), it is revealed that Scottish-based Anglo-Irish aristocrat Arthur Knight had never heard of the hallowed sandwich filling. This struck a pub landlord as odd: imagine living in the UK and not knowing about coronation chicken?His chicken knowledge gap wasn’t the only fishy thing about Knight, as Channel 4 reveals in this grippingly bizarre documentary. Knight, it is claimed, was an alias for Rhode Island-born Nicholas Rossi, who faked his death and then moved across the Atlantic, where he persuaded future wife Miranda he was a well-to-do orphan from the old sod (his “Irish” accent is about as authentic as those of the demented hobbits in the Amazon Lord of the Rings show).Knight to this day insists he has nothing to do with Rossi. As does his wife. “My husband is not American. He is not Nicholas Rossi,” she tells Channel 4. “We were such a normal couple before this all happened. We love the National Trust.”Miranda may believe him but many do not and the life he had built for himself in Scotland unravelled during the pandemic. Knight woke from a Covid coma surrounded by police, who arrested him on foot of rape allegations in the United States made by Rossi’s former wife, who says he was a violent domestic abuser.Rossi comes across as a cack-handed master of disguise who took on many aliases, few persuasive. We are told he (briefly) convinced a vegan cheese influencer that he was a Harvard-educated marketing genius. She hired him and then tried to fire him when she realised he was never going to deliver a promised website redesign. He apparently demanded that she pay him anyway, then spread false rumours about her online.Another alleged victim was English woman Michelle Minnaar, who says she met Rossi online, where he claimed to be a political consultant from Rhode Island. Days later, he allegedly turned up unannounced on her doorstep, gaslit her into handing over money and later raped her – before absconding, wondering why she’d changed the locks and called the police. “I felt emotionally, psychologically and mentally raped already,” she recalls in the documentary. “The physical part was just icing on the cake.”The end of the story is just a Google search away, but if you don’t know how it all plays out, it’s worth staying with The Man Who Came Back from the Dead, as it continues on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the hard-to-credit tale of a skewed individual who seems to have been a pretty inept trickster yet led police a merry dance for years. It’s cliche to say fact is stranger than fiction, but, in this case, my goodness, is it true?

San Jose: Man arrested after punching through ice cream store window, covering child in glass – The Mercury News

SAN JOSE — Police announced an arrest in connection with a bizarre episode last month in which a man was recorded shattering an ice cream store window with a single punch, scattering glass all over a child who was sitting inside.The April 26 incident at the Baskin-Robbins on Aborn Road spurred an assault investigation by the San Jose Police Department and the arrest of a 36-year-old man. But the child, as well as the parent or guardian who quickly grabbed and carried the child away, have not been located by police.[embedded content]Security video released by police shows the sequence unfold around 5:30 p.m., beginning with a child entering the store and sitting on a padded bench, with his back against the large store windows facing Aborn Road.Seconds later, the suspect runs up from behind a tree and punches through the window, raining shattered glass on the child. The assailant then appears to point or gesture at the child and the guardian, who swiftly grabs the child away and takes them to safety toward the front of the store.Police said in a Tuesday news release that the store reported the incident May 2. Because the victims have not been located, it is unclear what, if any, injuries the child suffered.There appears to be no connection between them and the suspect, who police say was arrested May 15 in San Jose and booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse crimes. The district attorney filed felony charges against him Monday.Anyone information for investigators, including the identities of the child and guardian, can contact Detective Lucas Gaarde at 408-277-4161 or by email at 4560@sanjoseca.gov. Tips can also be left with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or siliconvalleycrimestoppers.org. Most Popular

Jan. 6 Defendant Tells Judge He Isn’t Worried Because Trump Will ‘Be Back In Office’

LOADINGERROR LOADINGA man accused of firing a gun outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, told a federal judge on Monday that he had “nothing to worry about” because Donald Trump was “going to be back in office in six months.” John Banuelos made the comment during his arraignment in Washington, D.C. Judge Tanya Chutkan had, only moments earlier, advised Banuelos to be careful about what he said in court, according to CBS News reporter Scott MacFarlane, who attended the hearing. Advertisement Earlier during the arraignment, Banuelos said he didn’t trust the public defender who was representing him. He called the lawyer a “public pretender” and said “they’re f**king with me,” MacFarlane reported.Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has repeatedly said he supports freeing all or most Jan. 6 rioters. He has at times qualified the statement, saying he would pardon “many” or a “large portion” of the rioters. “I can’t say for every single one, because a couple of them, probably, they got out of control,” he said in May 2023. But other times, he has unconditionally referred to freeing all rioters: “Start treating the January 6th Protestors fairly,” he said in a statement in November 2022. “Let them all go now!”“As President Trump has promised, he will pardon January 6th protestors who are wrongfully imprisoned by Crooked Joe Biden’s Justice Department, and those decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis when he is back in the White House,” Karoline Leavitt, national press secretary for the Trump campaign, told NBC News in April. Advertisement Banuelos appeared via video Monday from a jail in Chicago, where he has been held since his arrest in March. He told Chutkan he feared for his life in Washington and asked the judge why he was being held behind bars. She responded by referencing the charges against him and a magistrate judge’s determination that he was a community or flight risk, MacFarlane reported.Banuelos pleaded not guilty to six counts against him, including charges of civil disorder; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; unlawful possession of a firearm on Capitol grounds or buildings; unlawful discharge of a firearm on Capitol grounds or buildings; and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds. Other Jan. 6 defendants carried firearms with them during the attack, but Banuelos is the first defendant accused of firing his weapon. According to an FBI agent’s statement of facts, Banuelos was identified in photos from Jan. 6 wearing a “Trump 2020” cowboy hat. During the riot, he allegedly kicked metal barricades at a police line near the Capitol building and joined a crowd that “forcefully push[ed]” against officers in an attempt to breach a police line. Advertisement Video captured by Vice News, and cited in the statement against Banuelos, allegedly shows him flashing a handgun during the riot.At around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Banuelos allegedly scaled scaffolding that had been set up for Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, pulled a firearm from his waistband and fired two shots in the air. The shots were “not captured on video,” according to the statement of facts, though they were allegedly “audible” on police officers’ body-worn cameras and in other footage from the day.Banuelos told someone that he was in a Vice video, according to the statement of facts. A Twitter account with Banuelos’ name also allegedly responded to an account that had tweeted his FBI “wanted” poster with a video that appeared to show Banuelos racking the slide of a semi-automatic weapon. When interviewed by the FBI agent in January this year, Banuelos “denied intending to threaten anyone and claimed that many of his posts were done by artificial intelligence,” according to the agent. According to the National Crime Information Center database, Banuelos was not licensed to carry a firearm on Jan. 6, 2021, the agent said.Six months after the Capitol attack, witnesses told Salt Lake City police that Banuelos fatally stabbed a 19-year-old man in Salt Lake City — though according to police records, Banuelos claimed he was acting in self-defense. The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office later told a detective “we have determined that we are unable to proceed” with prosecuting Banuelos. During an interview with police about the stabbing, Banuelos said, “I’m from Chicago. I was in the D.C. riots. You can look me up, OK? The FBI hasn’t came and got me yet,” according to a detective’s notes, Salt Lake City news outlet KSL reported.Advertisement FBI agents contacted Banuelos after NBC News first publicly identified him as an apparent Capitol rioter in 2022. But prosecutors said they didn’t begin “monitoring Banuelos’ cellular location data” until the footage that appeared to show him firing his gun emerged this year.Our 2024 Coverage Needs YouIt's Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your HelpThe Future Of Democracy Is At StakeOur 2024 Coverage Needs YouYour Loyalty Means The World To UsAs Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we'll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can't find elsewhere. Reporting in this current political climate is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we thank you for your support.Contribute as little as $2 to keep our news free for all.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.The 2024 election is heating up, and women's rights, health care, voting rights, and the very future of democracy are all at stake. Donald Trump will face Joe Biden in the most consequential vote of our time. And HuffPost will be there, covering every twist and turn. America's future hangs in the balance. 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Rudy Guiliani launches bizarre coffee brand as he grapples with crippling bankruptcy – The Independent

Sign up for the daily Inside Washington email for exclusive US coverage and analysis sent to your inboxGet our free Inside Washington emailAfter being New York mayor, Trump lawyer, and criminal defendant, Rudy Giuliani is now trying his hand at coffee salesman as he grapples with bankruptcy and debt of $148m. As proceedings in his bankruptcy case rumbled on this week, Mr Giuliani launched “Rudy.Coffee”, offering three styles of coffee beans. The first 100 bags are signed by the former mayor, the products’ website claims, and will begin shipping in June.The three variations come with tag lines such as “fighting for justice” with an image of Mr Giuliani from his time as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York; “enjoying life,” with an image of a flip-flop-wearing Mr Guiliani sitting on a beach; and “America’s mayor,” with an image of a smiling Mr Giuliani holding a cup.While former president Donald Trump has chosen to sell sneakers and bibles to cover his legal fees, his former lawyer is flogging three coffee types: “bold,” “morning,” and decaf. The bags weigh two pounds each and can be purchased for $29.99. The site apparently includes a message from Mr Guiliani himself. “I’ve moved at a fast pace, and have had many different roles in life, but the one constant thing has been a good cup of coffee, which is now proven to have health benefits. Please enjoy my delicious fresh roasted specialty coffee. It’s quality you can trust,” he says.TV doctor Maria Ryan, Mr Giuliani’s girlfriend, also posted an ad for the coffee on X on Tuesday.Rudy Giuliani launches new coffee venture

Julia Fox Shares The Political Reason She Hasn’t Had Sex In More Than 2 Years

LOADINGERROR LOADINGJulia Fox has a political impetus for abstaining from sex. The “Uncut Gems” actor announced on TikTok last week that she’s been celibate for over two years. She made the revelation in the comments of a video response to a controversial and now-defunct ad campaign by the dating app Bumble that declared: “A vow of celibacy is not the answer.” Fox wrote: “2.5 years of celibacy and never been better tbh.”Appearing on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Monday, Fox joked that “nothing good comes from having sex, including children,” before noting that she decided to become celibate following the Supreme Court’s 2022 rollback of abortion rights. Advertisement “I think, with the overturning of Roe v. Wade and our rights being stripped away from us, this is a way that I can take back the control,” she explained. “It just sucks that it has to be in that way, but I just don’t feel comfortable until things change.” Watch a clip of Fox’s “Watch What Happens Live” chat below. Fox ― who shares a 3-year-old son, Valentino, with ex Peter Artemiev ― said she doesn’t have an end date in mind yet. And though she missed having sex “in the beginning,” she told Bravo’s Andy Cohen that she’s more focused on other areas of her life at the moment. “I think it’s just like getting over anything ― smoking, drugs, whatever it may be,” she said. “Eventually you just forget, and then all that energy that you were putting toward sex, you can put it toward other things.” Advertisement As for self-pleasure, Fox said she only masturbates “once or twice a month,” quipping: “Sometimes I’ll start, and then I get tired and lose interest.” Fox’s admission may come as a bit of a surprise to fans, given her early days working as a dominatrix and brief, if highly publicized, romance with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, in 2022. In an interview with The New York Times last fall, however, Fox said she didn’t document her sex life with Ye in her memoir, “Down the Drain,” because there “wasn’t any.” “It wasn’t really about that,” she added. Our 2024 Coverage Needs YouIt's Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your HelpThe Future Of Democracy Is At StakeOur 2024 Coverage Needs YouYour Loyalty Means The World To UsAs Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we'll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can't find elsewhere. 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Trump Says He Is ‘Looking At’ Restricting Contraception Access

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 in New York. via Associated PressFormer President Donald Trump hasn’t ruled out backing restrictions on contraception, and suggested Tuesday that limiting access to the morning-after pill should be left up to individual states.Still, the former president mostly dodged the issue when pressed by an anchor for Pittsburgh’s KDKA News, teasing the release of a “very comprehensive policy” in “a week or so” to address contraception, which includes various forms of birth control.Advertisement “We’re looking at that, and I’m going to have a policy on that very shortly. I think it’s something you’ll find interesting,” Trump told the anchor. When asked specifically about the morning-after pill — a type of emergency contraception, which does not cause abortion — Trump said the issue should be up to the states, echoing what he’s said previously about abortion access. “You know, things really do have a lot to do with the states, and some states are going to have different policy than others,” Trump said in a video of the interview shared with HuffPost.Trump hasn’t delivered a clear message on abortion beyond saying it’s a state issue and that he wouldn’t support a national abortion ban. He has previously responded to questions about reproductive health care access by saying his campaign will reveal his position later. Advertisement The former president’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about his stance on contraception.In an April interview with Time Magazine, Trump teased an announcement about his views on mifepristone, one of the two drugs that constitute what’s commonly called the abortion pill. The drug is currently at the center of a Supreme Court case that could further erode abortion access. Trump, however, hasn’t yet made that announcement, nor was he asked about it during the interview Tuesday.Project 2025, the policy plan drafted by a group of conservative policy organizations aligned with Trump, suggests that he revive an 1873 anti-obscenity law that bans using the mail for anything “intended for producing abortion.” That law hasn’t been enforced for decades.The Biden campaign was first to blast out a clip from the Pittsburgh interview. It followed up with a statement that shows how critical the issue will be to the president’s 2024 reelection bid. In the last two election cycles, Democrats managed to beat Republicans in tough races by embracing a focus on abortion rights.“Women across the country are already suffering from Donald Trump’s post-Roe nightmare, and if he wins a second term, it’s clear he wants to go even further by restricting access to birth control and emergency contraceptives,” said Biden-Harris campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika. “It’s not enough for Trump that women’s lives are being put at risk, doctors are being threatened with jail time, and extreme bans are being enacted with no exceptions for rape or incest. He wants to rip away our freedom to access birth control too.” Advertisement Trump was also asked in the interview whether he would veto a 15-week national abortion ban from Congress, but said he didn’t think Congress would get to that point. “It’s up to a whole group of people beyond Congress,” he said.In a follow-up post on Truth Social on Tuesday, Trump said, in all capital letters, “I do not support a ban on birth control, and neither will the Republican party.”Our 2024 Coverage Needs YouIt's Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your HelpThe Future Of Democracy Is At StakeOur 2024 Coverage Needs YouYour Loyalty Means The World To UsAs Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we'll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can't find elsewhere. Reporting in this current political climate is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we thank you for your support.Contribute as little as $2 to keep our news free for all.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.The 2024 election is heating up, and women's rights, health care, voting rights, and the very future of democracy are all at stake. Donald Trump will face Joe Biden in the most consequential vote of our time. And HuffPost will be there, covering every twist and turn. America's future hangs in the balance. Would you consider contributing to support our journalism and keep it free for all during this critical season?HuffPost believes news should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay for it. We rely on readers like you to help fund our work. Any contribution you can make — even as little as $2 — goes directly toward supporting the impactful journalism that we will continue to produce this year. Thank you for being part of our story.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.It's official: Donald Trump will face Joe Biden this fall in the presidential election. As we face the most consequential presidential election of our time, HuffPost is committed to bringing you up-to-date, accurate news about the 2024 race. While other outlets have retreated behind paywalls, you can trust our news will stay free.But we can't do it without your help. Reader funding is one of the key ways we support our newsroom. Would you consider making a donation to help fund our news during this critical time? Your contributions are vital to supporting a free press.Contribute as little as $2 to keep our journalism free and accessible to all.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.As Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we'll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can't find elsewhere. Reporting in this current political climate is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we thank you for your support.Contribute as little as $2 to keep our news free for all.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.Dear HuffPost ReaderThank you for your past contribution to HuffPost. We are sincerely grateful for readers like you who help us ensure that we can keep our journalism free for everyone.The stakes are high this year, and our 2024 coverage could use continued support. Would you consider becoming a regular HuffPost contributor?Dear HuffPost ReaderThank you for your past contribution to HuffPost. We are sincerely grateful for readers like you who help us ensure that we can keep our journalism free for everyone.The stakes are high this year, and our 2024 coverage could use continued support. 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There’s A Scene In The New Donald Trump Biopic That Left Audiences Shocked

Jeremy Strong as Roy Cohn and Sebastian Stan as Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's film "The Apprentice."Cannes Film Festival/ The ApprenticeThe new Donald Trump biopic “The Apprentice” includes what some critics and audience members are describing as a scene where a young Trump rapes his then-wife Ivana.In the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night, Ivana Trump (played by Maria Bakalova) shows Donald (Sebastian Stan) a book about the female orgasm. According to Variety, Donald then tells Ivana he isn’t attracted to her and throws her on the ground and penetrates her, saying, “Is that your G-spot? Did I find it?”Advertisement The scene drew gasps from the Cannes audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Many reviews and articles about the movie describe it as a rape scene, though not all do. Some viewers who saw it at the Cannes Film Festival told Variety they considered it a depiction of “rape” or “sexual assault.”Ivana Trump accused Donald of rape in a divorce deposition in 1990. Donald denied the accusation, and Ivana later said the incident left her feeling “violated” but not raped “in a literal or criminal sense.” She died in 2022.In May, a jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse against the writer E. Jean Carroll. In her 2019 book “What Do We Need Men For,” Carroll wrote that Trump raped her in a New York City dressing room in 1996.“The Apprentice” has been criticized for doing too much to humanize Trump, who was president from 2017 to 2021 and who has been indicted for four different criminal charges. At least 23 women have accused him of various acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault.Advertisement Ali Abbasi directed the movie, which chronicles Trump’s career as a real estate businessman in the 1970s and ’80s. He said in a news conference that the film is about deconstructing mythological-like figures and humanizing them. “The most despicable monster that you can think of... also liked a dog or fell for someone or was nice to somebody at some point,” Abbasi said.Abbasi’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Emails to the representatives of Gabriel Sherman, the film’s writer, were not immediately returned.Trump’s campaign said that Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee, will sue the filmmakers “to address the blatantly false assertions.”Greta Gerwig, Cannes’ jury president, said that she watches every film “with an open mind and an open heart.”“I don’t want to make any assumptions about what [‘The Apprentice’] is, but I very much look forward to it,” she said. “I look forward to all the films.”Advertisement Need help? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.RelatedDonald Trumpivana trumpCANNESali abbasi

Reactions Pour In For Rudy Giuliani’s Name Brand Coffee

LOADINGERROR LOADINGRudy Giuliani’s latest racket is brewing up some strong reactions.Giuliani announced the arrival of his own coffee brand, Rudy Coffee, this weekend, in what appeared to be an attempt to distract from his extensive legal issues and ongoing bankruptcy.On Sunday, the former Donald Trump lawyer happily hawked his product in an obviously AI-enhanced video, showing off three varieties of beans, all emblazoned with Giuliani’s own face and slogans, including “fighting for justice,” “enjoying life” and “America’s mayor.”Advertisement Reactions quickly poured in online as people ruthlessly mocked the $30 price tag for Giuliani’s two-pound bags of java, which he described as the “finest beans imaginable.”Though some people worried about the havoc Rudy’s roast would wreak on their stomachs, others called the former New York City mayor out for the obvious grift.Others wondered if a cup of his coffee could cause a literal meltdown, similar to when Giuliani appeared to drip black dye from his head during his infamous press conference about alleged voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.i’ve watched this 3x this morning 💀 the way he screams “RUDY COFFEE” gets me every time https://t.co/Y7AUeMTrHo— aaron (@aaronology101) May 21, 2024Advertisement While the inspiration behind Giuliani’s latest venture is unclear, it does seem like he’s in need of a new gig.Earlier this month, Giuliani was suspended from his radio hosting gig with WABC Radio after refusing to stop peddling conspiracy theories about how the 2020 election was stolen. According to the New York Post, he earned $15,000 a month from the job.Giuliani’s promotional push for his coffee comes shortly after he was served with indictment papers during a party in Florida celebrating his upcoming 80th birthday. The indictment is related to a case about an alleged conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in Arizona.Giuliani was arraigned on Tuesday; he pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges he is facing in the case, according to The Associated Press.See some more choice reactions about Giuliani’s coffee right here:"Good to the last drip" pic.twitter.com/87JB0UQD5v— BruceGoldberg (@bgoldbergpdx) May 19, 2024Advertisement My mug after drinking Rudy Giuliani’s coffee: https://t.co/0NpCatiQO5 pic.twitter.com/RMyLtOZrtY— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) May 21, 2024When you need a bitter start to the day— Donald 🗽🇺🇸🏴🇺🇦🌻 (@007__NIL) May 19, 20241 SIP OF THE RUDY COFFEE https://t.co/k6MBFdFKdZ pic.twitter.com/YuK7utzqG0— Jarson (@PunishedOmbies) May 21, 2024Missed opportunity that he didn’t call his coffee A Rudy Awakening https://t.co/wb85TpicAB— mikey reid (@mrmikeyreid) May 21, 2024It tastes like hair dye and disappointment.— 🌊🇺🇸Alan Smithee🌊🇺🇸⚖️☮️ (@AlanSmitheeDGA) May 20, 2024Advertisement Do not drink Rudy Giuliani’s coffee beans https://t.co/N6SE33XaDu pic.twitter.com/iLESrgOm4P— 7/11 Truther (@DaveMcNamee3000) May 21, 2024Poor Rudy Giuliani really has “Hide The Pain Harold” vibes in the promotional photos for his new coffee brand. pic.twitter.com/YmkPLuPVEW— Blair Wigley (@BlairWigley) May 18, 2024Good to the last grift— Anthony LoPresti (@AnthonyLoPresti) May 19, 2024Our 2024 Coverage Needs YouIt's Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your HelpThe Future Of Democracy Is At StakeOur 2024 Coverage Needs YouYour Loyalty Means The World To UsAs Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. 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Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Fighting ‘Fraudulent’ Sale Of Graceland

LOADINGERROR LOADINGMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The granddaughter of Elvis Presley is fighting an attempt to publicly auction his Graceland estate in Memphis after a company tried to sell the property based on claims that a loan using the king of rock ’n’ roll’s former home as collateral was not repaid.A public auction for the estate had been scheduled for Thursday this week, but a Memphis judge blocked the sale after Riley Keough sought a temporary restraining order and filed a lawsuit saying the loan is fraudulent, court documents show. Keough, an actor, is Presley’s granddaughter and the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley.Advertisement A public notice for a foreclosure sale of the 13-acre estate posted earlier in May said Promenade Trust, which controls the Graceland museum, owes $3.8 million after failing to repay a 2018 loan. Keough inherited the trust and ownership of the home after her mother’s death last year.Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough attends The 2024 Met Gala. She has filed to block the sale of her grandfather's estate, accusing the firm Naussany Investments and Private Lending of fraud.Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty ImagesNaussany Investments and Private Lending said Lisa Marie Presley had used Graceland as collateral for the loan and the company would sell the estate to the highest bidder, according to the foreclosure sale notice.Keough, on behalf of the Promenade Trust, sued last week, claiming that Naussany presented fraudulent documents regarding the loan and unpaid sum in September 2023.Advertisement “Lisa Maria Presley never borrowed money from Naussany Investments and never gave a deed of trust to Naussany Investments,” Keough’s lawyer wrote in a lawsuit.Kimberly Philbrick, the notary whose name is listed on the documents, indicated that she never met Lisa Marie Presley nor notarized any documents for her, the court filing said. The Associated Press texted Philbrick at numbers believed to be hers, but she didn’t immediately respond.W. Bradley Russell, a lawyer for Keough, declined comment Tuesday.Kurt Naussany, who was identified in court documents as a defendant, directed questions in an email to Gregory Naussany. Gregory Naussany told the AP in an email: “The attorneys can make comment!” Court records do not show a lawyer for the company.A photo of Elvis Presley's Memphis, Tennessee, estate Graceland in 2018.GAB Archive via Getty ImagesThe court documents included addresses for the businesses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Hollister, Missouri. Both were for post offices. A Kimberling City, Missouri, reference was for a post office box.Advertisement An injunction hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Shelby County Chancery Court.“Elvis Presley Enterprises can confirm that these claims are fraudulent. There is no foreclosure sale. Simply put, the counter lawsuit has been filed is to stop the fraud,” Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. said in a statement Tuesday.Graceland opened as a museum and tourist attraction in 1982 as a tribute to Elvis Presley, the singer and actor who died in August 1977 at age 42. It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. A large Presley-themed entertainment complex across the street from the museum is owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises.Tim Marshall, of Queensland, Australia, went to the gates of Graceland on Tuesday as part of a weekslong U.S. tour with his partner. Marshall, 54, said he heard the news about the Graceland sale attempt.“I was surprised,” Marshall said. “We don’t know enough about it. I think it would be not very good if they lose it.”___Associated Press reporters Sarah Brumfield in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Heather Hollingsworth in Mission, Kansas, contributed to this story.Advertisement ___This story has been corrected to reflect that Russell is a lawyer for Keough, not Naussany Investments.Our 2024 Coverage Needs YouIt's Another Trump-Biden Showdown — And We Need Your HelpThe Future Of Democracy Is At StakeOur 2024 Coverage Needs YouYour Loyalty Means The World To UsAs Americans head to the polls in 2024, the very future of our country is at stake. At HuffPost, we believe that a free press is critical to creating well-informed voters. That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. 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Congress Could Repeal A Rule That Would Save Americans $1.5 Billion A Year

LOADINGERROR LOADINGThe Senate is set to vote this week on whether to repeal the first major update to national standards for gas furnaces in four decades in a move experts say would save real estate developers and landlords a few hundred dollars but cost ratepayers and renters thousands in heating bills for wasted energy. At least a handful of Democrats are expected to break with the chamber’s majority and join Republicans to pass legislation revoking the Department of Energy’s regulation. Starting four years from now, the rule finalized last September requires manufacturers to make the least efficient gas furnaces on the market today waste 15% less energy, cutting back on more carbon dioxide than the entirety of France emits in a single year and saving ratepayers money. Advertisement The vote could come as early as Tuesday evening, with the House of Representatives following soon after with a sister bill. While mostly symbolic — President Joe Biden is almost certain to veto the legislation — the vote represents yet another flex of fossil fuel companies’ political muscle ahead of the presidential election. The industry is heavily betting against a second term for Biden, even though the last four years have brought record production and exports of U.S. oil and gas. Drilling and sales of American fuel overseas may be up. But for the last two years, sales of heat pumps — essentially two-way air conditioners that heat and cool — nationwide have eclipsed gas furnaces, the gap growing in 2023. That poses a threat to gas utilities — and the sector is fighting back on multiple fronts. Utilities have historically enjoyed monopolies over geographical areas, giving the companies a captive market of ratepayers whose monthly bills help pay to maintain the pipeline network. The nationwide shift toward electric appliances and heating systems threatens to throw gas utilities off balance, requiring companies to cut costs, decrease investor payouts and raise prices on loyal customers. Advertisement Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation to revoke President Joe Biden’s gas furnace rule under the Congressional Review Act.Chip Somodevilla via Getty ImagesSlashing the 13% of America’s planet-heating emissions that come directly from burning fossil fuels to heat and cook in homes and buildings means replacing gas furnaces and stovetops with electric alternatives. The landmark climate-spending laws Biden passed include billions in subsidies to support the transition. The regulation in question does almost nothing to nudge homeowners toward replacing fuel furnaces with electric heat pumps. Instead, the rule requires that gas furnaces sold after 2028 convert at least 95% of fuel into heat, up from 80% under the previous regulation. The mandate effectively banned what are called “non-condensing” or non-weatherized gas furnaces that, as a result of relying on just one heat exchanger instead of two, waste more energy. Contractors often recommend non-condensing furnaces to buyers looking to cut back on upfront expenses, since condensing models — which have two heat exchangers — need extra ductwork for venting. Renovating existing homes to include new exhaust vents can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of installing a new furnace.The rule does not require anyone to replace an existing furnace. Rather, the first major overhaul of furnace standards since Congress first gave the Energy Department the authority to do so in 1987 simply mandates that all models clear a higher bar. (The standards were last updated in 2007, but with only minor tweaks.)Advertisement Manufacturers of both the old and new models of gas furnaces broadly supported the Biden administration’s rule.In comments submitted to the Energy Department during the rulemaking process, Carrier, Trane and Daikin backed the agency’s plans to set a 95% efficiency target for non-weatherized furnaces. Others, such as Rheem and the trade association AHRI, did not raise concerns about the 95% levels. “Daikin stands ready to provide only condensing furnaces for U.S. consumers, similar to how such technology has been a minimum requirement in Canada since 2010,” Daikin, the parent company of the Goodman brand, said in a statement after the rule was finalized. Some large utilities that sell both gas and electricity even supported the rule. But the nation’s two largest trade groups representing gas utilities only — the American Gas Association and the American Public Gas Association — sued in January to block the Energy Department from implementing the rule. The lawsuit is pending. “To be clear, the new standards will not require anyone to replace their furnace; rather, they will ensure that all purchasers... have a wider range of efficient options that will result in energy bill savings.”- Energy efficiency advocates to CongressAdvertisement In the meantime, the APGA threw its weight behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who introduced legislation to revoke Biden’s gas furnace rule under the Congressional Review Act.“I’m committed to doing everything in my power to push back against this rule that puts the radical left’s fringe climate agenda before the needs of the American people,” Cruz said in a press release.The regulation certainly benefits the worldwide effort to cut planet-heating emissions. The Energy Department’s analysis found that, as of 2022, gas furnaces in homes accounted for nearly one-fifth of all residential energy usage. By updating the standards, the agency estimated that U.S. emissions would drop by 332 million metric tons — equal to the annual carbon pollution from 42 million homes, or roughly 34% of households in the U.S. — over the next 30 years. At a time when Americans’ debt to utilities has swelled to a record $20.3 billion, with $2.5 billion added last year alone, the regulation’s benefits to cash-strapped ratepayers are likely the most urgent. With less energy going to waste, U.S. utility bills on the whole would drop by $1.5 billion per year, the Energy Department found. The average household that replaces an old furnace with a new condensing unit would see annual heating bills drop by about $50 per year, according to calculations from advocacy groups that called on Congress this week to vote against the rollback bill. “Savings will be much higher for families that live in colder climates, especially if they live in an older, poorly insulated home,” reads an open letter published this week and signed by a dozen environment and consumer watchdog groups. “To be clear, the new standards will not require anyone to replace their furnace; rather, they will ensure that all purchasers — including builders of new homes, owners of rental properties, and homeowners — have a wider range of efficient options that will result in energy bill savings.”Advertisement The rule requires that gas furnaces sold after 2028 convert at least 95% of fuel into heat, up from 80% under the previous regulation.Smith Collection/Gado via Getty ImagesRenters in particular stand to benefit from the new rule, the groups said, because they “rarely get to choose their own furnace but are stuck paying the energy bills and are disproportionately lower income households that need the bill savings the most.”Momentum to decarbonize buildings started gathering in 2019 when Berkeley, California, became the first city to ban new construction from hooking up to the gas system. More than 140 cities and local governments followed suit, adopting similar policies. In response, more than half of U.S. states ultimately passed laws preempting the local prohibitions — essentially banning the bans. Industry groups, meanwhile, filed suit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruling against Berkeley’s ban last year. Around the same time, local governments tried using their power to vote on what building codes made it into the third-party codebook used across the country as a model for construction guidelines. Yet even there the gas industry thwarted its opponents, lobbying the nonprofit International Code Council to strip provisions to make the wiring for electric appliances and car chargers standard in all new construction.Advertisement When proponents of greener codes once again won widespread support for including similar pro-electrification measures in the latest update to the codebook — this time using a new process that reduced the input from governments and gave industry more say — gas utilities still managed to block the proposals from taking effect at the last minute. Critics, including a few progressive-leaning lawmakers in Congress, called the latest gutting of the nation’s building codes “a scandal.” To those same gas trade groups now backing Cruz’s rollback bill, however, it was just the start. One week later, as part of a settlement to end the federal litigation it lost last year, the city of Berkeley agreed to repeal its gas ban. 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That's why our journalism is free for everyone, even though other newsrooms retreat behind expensive paywalls.Our journalists will continue to cover the twists and turns during this historic presidential election. With your help, we'll bring you hard-hitting investigations, well-researched analysis and timely takes you can't find elsewhere. Reporting in this current political climate is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we thank you for your support.Contribute as little as $2 to keep our news free for all.Can't afford to donate? Support HuffPost by creating a free account and log in while you read.Dear HuffPost ReaderThank you for your past contribution to HuffPost. We are sincerely grateful for readers like you who help us ensure that we can keep our journalism free for everyone.The stakes are high this year, and our 2024 coverage could use continued support. Would you consider becoming a regular HuffPost contributor?Dear HuffPost ReaderThank you for your past contribution to HuffPost. We are sincerely grateful for readers like you who help us ensure that we can keep our journalism free for everyone.The stakes are high this year, and our 2024 coverage could use continued support. If circumstances have changed since you last contributed, we hope you'll consider contributing to HuffPost once more.Support HuffPostAlready contributed? Log in to hide these messages.RelatedJoe Biden u.s. congressnatural gasGas Industry Guts Building Codes Meant To Make Going Electric CheaperThe Gas Industry Gutted Green Building Codes. Now, Republicans Want To Go Further.This 'Real Scandal' Could Be A Major Setback On The ClimateHouse Democrats Urge Powerful Body Overseeing Building Codes To Keep Climate ProvisionsMarco Rubio Tries To Thwart Biden’s Plan For Greener Houses

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