The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 evening edition

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AP Photo/ Evan Vucci Donald Trump defended himself on Monday from mounting criticism over his taxes.

Trump argued that he "brilliantly used" US tax law "to pay no more tax than I am legally required.".

Trump's campaign previously neither confirmed nor denied the accuracy of The Times report on his taxes, which came after a reporter was mailed three pages of Trump's 1995 tax returns.

Instead, a campaign statement accused The Times of "illegally" publishing the returns and praised Trump for using the tax code to his advantage, a line that Trump's surrogates repeated.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others insisted that Trump was a "genius" for taking advantage of the tax codes.

"But I'm working for you now, I'm not working for Trump," Trump said, to raucous cheers.

"I've been saying from the beginning of this campaign how ridiculous, complex, and yes, unfair the tax system is. »

The Army May Have Found Its Next Rifle In A Colorado Garage

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The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants.

The Army will run the rifle through its paces to determine if his idea is worthy of the battlefield.

And he’s not apologizing for the rifle’s humble origins in a Colorado Springs garage. »

Cop Who Locked Darren Rainey in Scalding Shower Until He Died Keeps Having Sex on Duty

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On June 23, 2012, Florida Corrections Officer Roland Clarke locked inmate Darren Rainey in a shower with scalding-hot water as punishment for defecating in his cell.

Audio, photos, and text messages appear to show Clarke again visiting a woman at her home while on duty and in uniform, and even having sex with her on multiple occasions.

Bridgett Hodges Harvey, an attorney representing him in his divorce case, also did not respond to emails or phone calls. »

Pizza delivery driver saves kidnapped woman after she mouths ‘help me’

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. – An alert pizza delivery driver helped save a woman from her abusive ex-boyfriend, police say.

Police arrested Dean Hoffmann after the pizza delivery driver noticed a woman inside the house mouthing the words "help me.".

"I'm grateful (the delivery driver) was paying attention, because it could have been a lot worse," said Amy Hammarlund, neighbor. »

Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ iconic audio engineer, has died at age 72

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Geoff Emerick, the sound engineer who helped to shape the sound of some of The Beatles’ most iconic releases, has passed away at the age of 72.

“While on the phone with Geoff Emerick, he had complications and dropped the phone.”.

Born in 1945, Geoff Emerick began working at EMI (later Abbey Road Studios) as an assistant engineer at age 15. »