President Joe Biden visited the site of a collapsed condominium building in Florida. The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer have been charged with tax crimes. And the battle over Britney Spears’ guardianship escalated after Bessemer Trust asked to step down.
This is Laura. It’s Thursday. I’m up to my eye level in the news, so let’s go.
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Biden visits the site of a condo collapse
Resuming his role as chief comforter, Biden on Thursday highlighted the ‘life and death’ situation that brought together all levels of government as he visited a South Florida community reeling from the collapse of a 12 story condominium where dozens of people are still missing. Keep up to date with the latest coverage from Biden’s visit here.
Rescue efforts were halted Thursday night due to concerns about the instability of a section of condos still standing. Rescuers stopped work at the site overnight when engineers on site identified that a column had moved 8 to 10 inches and three cracks were expanding. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said search and rescue teams will continue as soon as it is safe to do so.
The death toll continues to climb slowly: Levine Cava announced that two of the six bodies found in the rubble on Wednesday were children aged 4 and 10. This brings the death toll to 18; 147 people are still missing.
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- Remember those who died in a condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida.
Trump Organization, Chief Financial Officer accused of tax evasion
Criminal charges were unveiled Thursday against the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg, detailing an alleged tax evasion plot spanning more than a decade, posing the gravest threat to the real estate business to date of the Trump family long run by former President Donald Trump. The Trump Organization and its CFO Weisselberg have been charged with criminal tax evasion, conspiracy and falsifying business records. Weisselberg, who was taken to the courtroom in handcuffs, was also charged with robbery for failing to pay taxes on $ 1.7 million on company benefits.
What everyone is talking about
Washington football team fined $ 10 million after sexual misconduct investigation
With the investigation into allegations of widespread sexual misconduct within the Washington football team organization having ended, the NFL has fined the franchise $ 10 million, the league said Thursday. The investigation, conducted by an independent lawyer, lasted about a year and included interviews with more than 150 people, many of whom were current and / or former employees of the team who were given anonymity in exchange for their testimony. . News of the longstanding misconduct and harassment allegations became public after a lengthy investigation by the Washington Post last summer. The reports detailed incidents in which cheerleaders were covertly filmed at various stages of their undressing, and other female employees were subjected to sexual advancements and obscene comments from team employees. .
- Judge blocks Trump-inspired Florida law crack down on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; DeSantis promises to appeal.
- In a seismic change for college sports, The NCAA adopts a temporary name, image and likeness policy.
- Another genre option will be added to passports. Here’s what you need to know.
- He risked his life help US troops in Afghanistan before seeking asylum in Iowa. So why is he at risk of deportation?
- A confirmed Puerto Rican as the oldest living male in the world at 112 years old.
A statue fit for a princess
To honor their mother on what would have been her 60th birthday, Prince Harry and Prince William met publicly on Thursday for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s new statue. William, 39, and Harry, 36, walked into the garden of Kensington Palace side by side, smiling, before greeting the guests separately. Together, they revealed the slightly larger-than-life bronze statue of Diana surrounded by three bronze children, believed to symbolize her universal and generational impact on humanitarian causes. Harry and William commissioned their mother’s statue in 2017 to honor her legacy after her death in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The new statue can be found in the palace’s Sunken Garden, one of his favorite spots during his stay there.
The judge rejects Britney Spears’ request for guardianship; trust demands to withdraw
A week after Britney Spears came to court and condemned his guardianship, managed by her father James “Jamie” Spears, a judge rejected the singer’s request to remove him from his position as curator. And “due to changed circumstances,” Bessemer Trust is asking to step down as co-custodian of Spears’ estate, according to court documents filed Thursday. In the filing, the company said it believed Spears’ guardianship was “voluntary” and that it had consented to the company acting as a co-curator, until the singer publicly revealed that ‘She wants the arrangement to end in an explosive hearing on June 23. the latest news here.
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