Clinton to release tax returns, pressures Trump to do the same
Hillary Clinton will release her 2015 taxes this week. Her campaign hopes doing so will pressure Donald Trump to do the same. Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, will also release 10 years of his returns. It is standard for presidential candidates to release their tax returns during their campaign so that voters can see where they spend and donate their money. “You will learn a whole lot more about Donald Trump if he produces his income tax returns,” Warren Buffett, the billionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway, said at a Clinton rally. Trump has declined to release any of his tax returns because he says he is under IRS audit. However, the government agency has said that an audit does not restrict Trump from being able to release the returns.
Hulu moving to subscription-only
The streaming service Hulu announced Monday it will be transitioning to having all users pay for its service. Up until now, Hulu provided ad-supported content, and some of it’s content was available for free. “For the past couple years, we’ve been focused on building a subscription service that provides the deepest, most personalized content experience possible to our viewers,” Ben Smith, Hulu senior vice president and head of experience, told The Hollywood Reporter. “As we have continued to enhance that offering with new originals, exclusive acquisitions, and movies, the free service became very limited and no longer aligned with the Hulu experience or content strategy.” Yahoo announced on Monday that it will launch a new site, Yahoo View, which will offer users free access to Hulu’s content. Hulu will begin notifying customers of the change this week, and will offer those who are not already subscribers a free 30 day trial.
DEA to keep nearly $18k found at Union Station
A judge has ruled Wednesday that federal agents will keep nearly $18,000 found in a backpack on an Amtrak train in Washington’s Union Station. Two New York City women made formal claims for the cash, but the judge ruled they were not credible enough to receive the money. The cash, instead, will be handed over to the Drug Enforcement Agency. The backpack full of cash was found in 2014 when a good Samaritan told police he had found a backpack containing $17,900 and mistakenly carried it off a train. Authorities traced the backpack to a man named Peter Rodriguez, who was later arrested for selling drugs.
Police grab man climbing New York City Trump Tower
Police arrested a man who spent three hours climbing the glass façade of Trump Tower on Wednesday using large suction cups after they grabbed him and hauled him to safety through an open window. The man, identified by police as a 20-year-old Virginia man, said he wanted an “audience” with Donald Trump, which is why he climbed as high as the 21st floor before being taken in by police. “I reached out. I took hold of his hand and I said, ‘Sir, would you come with me,’” said detective Christopher Williams, who made the grab. A day before the ascent, the man posted a video on Youtube. “I am an independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter. I guarantee that it’s in your interest to honor this request,” he said. “Believe me, if my purpose was not significant, I would not risk my life pursuing it. The reason I climbed your tower is to get your attention. If I had sought this via conventional means, I would be much less likely to have success because you are a busy man with many responsibilities.”
Explosion, fire in Silver Spring apartment complex leaves several missing
An explosion and three-alarm fire and an apartment building on Piney Branch in Silver Spring have left about 30 people injured and five to seven people still unaccounted for. Part of the building collapsed and debris has been strewn across the area. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the fire was reported just before midnight Wednesday. The fire damaged two four-level apartment buildings in the Flower Branch Apartments. About 90 people have been displaced. A search dog has found the scent of a possible victim under the debris pile. “We don’t know if that is a victim who is alive or a victim who is deceased,” Goldstein said. “Based on air currents, that could be an issue that the victim is over here, and it’s coming through the rubble pile, and coming out at a different point on the pile.” Fire investigators are not sure whether the explosion or the fire came first, and are interviewing residents to piece together the sequence of events.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
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Washington Redskins: End of Season
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Aug 12 9 PM Janet Jackson, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Aug 13 2 PM Star Wars Marathon, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
Aug 13 8 PM Kool and The Gang, Bootsy Collins & Morris Day and The Time, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA