Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.

The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern president. The justices also could weigh in more broadly on Trump’s claim that sitting presidents can’t be prosecuted or investigated for crimes.

He wants the court to decide the case by late June, under a deal to keep the Manhattan district attorney from enforcing the subpoena in the meantime. The returns are held by Trump’s accountants.

https://apnews.com/019be473afbe4cddbc21aff91f4fa611

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GOP Gov. Matt Bevin Concedes Tight Kentucky Gubernatorial Race.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded a tight Kentucky gubernatorial race after a formal review of county vote totals in last week’s election, making Democrat Andy Beshear the winner by roughly 5,000 votes. https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-matt-bevin-concedes-tight-kentucky-gubernatorial-race-after-recanvass-11573759780

Shooting at Saugus High School injures at least 6; teen suspect at large

At least six people were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School when a gunman opened fire on the Santa Clarita campus early Thursday, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at the campus at 21900 Centurion Way sometime before 8 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Television footage from the scene showed teenagers walking in a line behind armed law enforcement officials with their arms raised in the air. Several students were placed on gurneys and transported to ambulances in the school’s parking lot.

Rosedell and Highland elementary schools, located nearby, were locked down as authorities search for the shooter. The suspect is described as a 15-year-old boy wearing a black hat and black clothing, sheriff’s officials said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-14/shooting-reported-at-saugus-high-school-in-santa-clarita-police-searching-for-teen-suspect

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey.

Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the captain of the Liberia-flagged vessel headed west. Then, weeks later, as it neared Venezuelan waters, the VL Nichioh suddenly stopped transmitting its location, course and speed in violation of international maritime rules, essentially vanishing on the high seas without a trace.

Two Police Officers Shot A Black Teen In The Back, Killing Him. They Won’t Be Charged.

Two Colorado Springs police officers who shot and killed a black teen as he was running away will not face charges in his death.

De’Von Bailey, 19, was killed on Aug. 3 after he ran away from officers investigating a reported armed robbery. The shooting was captured on body camera video, which showed the officers later recovering a gun from Bailey’s body. But attorneys for Bailey’s family said the video also showed that Bailey was not threatening officers; he never pointed the gun at anyone and it wasn’t visible in the video until after he was shot.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/no-charges-devon-bailey-shooting-colorado

Bill Taylor Reveals New Phone Call on Ukraine: Impeachment Takeaways

Two State Department officials responsible for U.S. policy in Ukraine testified Wednesday in a House impeachment hearing, giving the public its first live, televised look at the evidence against President Donald Trump.

Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent answered questions from Democratic and Republican staff and members of the House Intelligence Committee for several hours.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-13/taylor-reveals-new-phone-call-on-ukraine-impeachment-takeaways

Twelve killed in Slovakia bus crash

– A lorry carrying gravel collided with a passenger bus, killing 12 people in western Slovakia on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest road accident in a decade, police said.

The accident occurred in rainy weather on a winding two-lane road near the city of Nitra, 90 km (56 miles) east of the capital Bratislava.

The truck was probably overloaded and wobbled, causing it to strike the bus on its side, Interior Minister Denisa Sakova told reporters as she headed to the site of the accident.

The bus then crashed into a ditch, with several people trapped underneath, she added.

The dead included four high school students.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said in a statement he would end an official visit to Cyprus a day early to return to Slovakia and visit the site of the accident as well as the injured in nearby hospitals.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-slovakia-crash-idUSKBN1XN1RX