The Wall Street Journal: Federal prosecutors probing Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine

October 14, 2019@6:06 PM TFP Editor 0

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are examining Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine, including his finances, meetings and work for a city mayor there, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators also have examined Giuliani’s bank records, according to the people. Witnesses have been questioned about Giuliani since at least August by investigators, who also want to know more about Giuliani’s role in an alleged conspiracy involving two of his business associates, the people said. The investigation is being led by the U.S. attorney’s office [Read More]

Engineer weighs in on Hard Rock Hotel collapse: ‘Logically, it doesn’t make sense’

October 14, 2019@6:01 PM TFP Editor 0

CLOSE Multiple injuries were reported following the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the morning of Oct. 12, 2019. Carl Cole via Storyful, Lafayette Daily Advertiser NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday morning, structural engineer Walter Zehner’s phone rang with news of a devastating construction collapse on a site he once worked. The plan for 1031 Canal St. had completely changed since Zehner left the project approximately three years ago, moving from a mixed use retail/residential design to what was [Read More]

Watch: Mexico Prevents Caravan Of 2,000 Migrants From Reaching US Border

October 14, 2019@5:50 PM TFP Editor 0

Watch: Mexico Prevents Caravan Of 2,000 Migrants From Reaching US Border Mexico is so far upholding its agreement with President Trump to limit the flow of migrants into the US.  Over the weekend, Mexican authorities halted a caravan of more than 2,000 migrants headed to the Mexico–US border, reported AP News. Authorities intercepted the migrants in Tapachula, a city located in the southeastern state of Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border. The caravan included migrants from Central America, Africa, and the Caribbean.    AP said [Read More]

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

October 14, 2019@5:36 PM TFP Editor 0

California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, “created an unacceptable situation that should never be repeated.” The agency ordered a series of corrective actions, including a goal of restoring power within 12 hours, not the utility’s current 48-hour goal. “The scope, scale, complexity, and overall impact to people’s lives, businesses, and the economy of this action cannot be understated,” [Read More]

Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate Naming of Diamond Valley Lake East Dam

October 14, 2019@5:23 PM TFP Editor 0

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metropolitan Water District of Southern California WHAT:   Metropolitan Water District is honoring the memory and achievements of its former general manager and general counsel through the naming of the Carl Boronkay East Dam at Diamond Valley Lake. Boronkay, who served as general manager from 1984 to 1993 and as general counsel from 1980 to 1984, was a water industry pioneer who forged new paths and policies that positioned Southern California for a future of water reliability.     WHEN:   Wednesday, Oct. [Read More]

Pope’s bodyguard resigns over leak in financial probe

October 14, 2019@5:21 PM TFP Editor 0

The Vatican‘s security chief, who served as Pope Francis‘ main bodyguard, resigned Monday over leaks related to a financial investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the holy city. The departure of Domenico Giani, 57, came after a Vatican police flyer identifying five Vatican employees who were “preventively suspended” as part of the financial probe was published by Italian newsweekly L’Espresso and its daily newspaper, La Repubblica. The Vatican said the flyer harmed the employees’ dignity and the Vatican gendarmes police. Gianni had served three popes, including Pope Benedict XVI, [Read More]

Livability: The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019

October 14, 2019@5:17 PM TFP Editor 0

Think college towns are just for rowdy undergrads? Think again. These energetic cities across the country are home to innovative small businesses, tons of fun activities, family-friendly annual events and thriving downtown scenes complete with arts, culture and delicious local cuisine. Plus, you’ll benefit from living and working near a college or university, where dedicated students and ingenious faculty members are conducting cutting-edge research and working to solve some of the world’s biggest problems — and their creativity and enthusiasm is contagious. To determine the [Read More]

Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ As Trump Authorizes Sanctions

October 14, 2019@5:10 PM TFP Editor 0

Erdogan Holding 50 US Tactical Nukes ‘Hostage’ As Trump Authorizes Sanctions Amid all the media and pundit outrage since Turkey’s President Erdogan launched his so-called ‘Operation Peace Spring’ into northeast Syria last week, vowing to wipe out Syrian Kurdish forces who’ve long held the border areas, what’s been largely missing is acknowledgement of the uncomfortable fact that NATO ally Turkey has long hosted a major portion of America’s nuclear Cold War-era arsenal stored across Europe.  And as Erdogan threatens to “open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants” to [Read More]