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President Donald Trump filed for an extension on his 2017 taxes, the White House told NBC News Tuesday.
"The President filed an extension for his 2017 tax return, as do many Americans with complex returns. He will file his tax return by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
The White House did not respond to questions about whether Trump's taxes remain under audit or if he will commit to releasing the return after filing it.
Trump broke with decades of presidential tradition by refusing to release his tax returns as a candidate. He's said he would release them after the Internal Revenue Service audit.
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The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don't get charged sales tax on some online purchases.
The justices heard arguments in a case that deals with businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under a decades-old Supreme Court rule, if a business is shipping a product to a state where it doesn't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax.
More than 40 states are asking the Supreme Court to abandon that rule, however. They say that as a result of the rule and the growth of internet shopping, they're losing billions of dollars in tax revenue every year.
Sacramento police released 54 new video and audio clips Monday that add fresh details about the department's response following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.
The March shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, sparked an outcry in California's capital city and became the latest flashpoint in a national conversation about police shootings of young black men.
The police were responding to calls of someone breaking car windows. They said they thought Clark had a gun, but he was unarmed.
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The families of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for falsely claiming the 2012 massacre didn't happen.
Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, filed separate defamation lawsuits Monday in Texas, NBC News reported.
Jones has repeatedly claimed the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, was a "hoax" concocted by gun control activists to chip away at Second Amendment rights.
The lawsuits allege Jones' insistence that the shooting was staged led others to make death threats against the victims' families. The parents are seeking at least $1 million in damages.
Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.
The Louisiana State University's Center for River Studies is home to the newly opened Lower Mississippi River Physical Model, a 10,000-square-foot (930-square-meter) reproduction of nearly 200 miles (322 kilometers) of the lower Mississippi from the town of Donaldsonville northwest of New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. The model will help experts study one of the most important rivers in North America and how sediment from it can be used to fight coastal erosion.
"Not only can we model the flows and the water stages of the water levels in the Mississippi River, we can also model or simulate the transport or the movement of the Mississippi River sand down the river, and we can do all that in roughly one hour to replicate one year on the river," said Clint Willson, the LSU professor who heads the Center for River Studies.
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Newly released surveillance video shows a woman in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed so she could steal her identity.
The video released by the Lee County Sheriff's Office shows 56-year-old Lois Riess of Bloomberg Prairie, Minnesota, talking to 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson April 5 at the Smokin' Oyster Brewery in Fort Myers Beach.
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Gregory Eubanks went out for food on Friday night and then disappeared. His family called his phone over and over, but it went straight to voicemail. They searched for his car. They filed a missing persons report. But there was still no sign of him.
Two days later, the 41-year-old was found outside his smashed van down an embankment in Prince George's County. After Eubanks was thrown from the vehicle, he survived for two days by drinking rainwater, his relieved family told News4.
"He said he just kept saying to himself, 'I'm not going out like this. This is not going to be the end of my story,'" Eubanks' cousin Tre Drew said.
Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, released video on Monday of officers using force when arresting a Harvard University student during an incident that sparked controversy over the weekend.
Selorm Ohene, 21, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure, allegedly related to being high on LSD on Friday night, according to police.
The video shows police officers scuffling with Ohene and an officer punching him while he is being detained.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at "extremely high levels" in preparation for a potential summit with dictator Kim Jong Un.
At Mar-a-Lago with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump also confirmed that North and South Korea are negotiating an end to hostilities before next week's meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The meeting will be the third inter-Korean summit since the Koreas' 1945 division.
Magician-turned-actor Harry Anderson was found dead at his home in North Carolina Monday. He was 65. The actor was perhaps best known for his role as the judge in the sitcom "Night Court,"...
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Hundreds of travelers from Minnesota who were left stranded in Mexico after Sun Country Airlines canceled flights due to a storm at home had to scramble to find flights on other airlines because the carrier had ended its seasonal service south of the border.
Sun Country, based in Eagan, Minnesota, said the flights from Los Cabos and Mazatlan that were canceled Saturday were the last of the season. Sun Country spokeswoman Kelsey Dodson-Smith said the airline couldn't send another plane to collect the stranded passengers because it would mean canceling other flights to other destinations, The Star Tribune reported.
Passengers will receive a refund for the return portion of their flight, the company said.
A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret — that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The disclosure came as a New York judge disappointed a lawyer for Trump by letting prosecutors proceed with the cataloguing of evidence including multiple electronic devices that were seized in raids while a system is set up to ensure that records protected by attorney-client privilege aren't disclosed to investigators.
Sacramento police released new footage from the night Stephon Clark, 22, was shot and killed on March 19. Videos released Monday shows footage from 23 dashcams, 28 body cameras, two 911 calls and additional...
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When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant.
As the days turned into weeks and the weeks into months, Mitchel had nearly lost all hope she would ever see her most treasured jewelry again.
But on April 3, the 65-year-old Mitchel got what she calls her "tiny miracle." The pouch filled with her jewelry was plucked from a 6-foot (2-meter) pile of mud down the street from her house.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home, the Supreme Court said.
Sotomayor, 63, will wear a sling for several weeks and undergo physical therapy. She is not expected to miss any time on the bench. The justices are hearing arguments this week and next.
The court said the fall occurred Monday morning and that a doctor confirmed the break in the afternoon. Sotomayor was in court Monday and did not appear to be in pain.