The Daily Populous

Friday March 24th, 2023 night edition

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On Saturday, the former president said he would be arrested on Tuesday in the probe by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

The letter said the chairmen's accusations "only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene.".

It confirmed that Bragg's office was "investigating allegations that Donald Trump engaged in violations of New York State penal law.".

If indicted, Trump would be the first U.S. president to face criminal charges.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally ahead of the midterm elections, in Miami, Florida, U.S., November 6, 2022.

Trump has denied he ever had an affair with Daniels, and has called the payment a "simple private transaction."

Reporting by Karen Freifeld; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Luc Cohen; Editing by Tim Ahmann, Noeleen Walder and Howard Goller. »

Finland opens airspace for NATO surveillance and intelligence flights

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In a historic move, Finland has opened its airspace for NATO surveillance and intelligence missions, allowing the alliance to monitor Russian activities more closely in the region.

This decision comes after Finland and Sweden joined a new initiative launched by 16 NATO Allies in February 2023, called Alliance Persistent Surveillance from Space (APSS).

By opening its airspace for NATO surveillance and intelligence missions, Finland hopes to enhance its situational awareness and deterrence posture in the Baltic Sea region. »

Bravery medals for Ballina women who raced into 'rough, crazy' surf to save drowning girls

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The young women have been awarded bravery medals by the Governor General Bella used an esky lid to help keep one of the girls afloat.

Armed with the makeshift flotation device, Bella and her friend Elyse Partridge raced into dangerous surf to save two 11-year-old girls who were struggling.

The girls were caught in a rip and swept onto the rocks at the southern end of Angels Beach. »

Beloved TMNT graphic novel The Last Ronin is becoming a video game

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A new, very different style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is currently in development: an adaptation of The Last Ronin, the 2020 graphic novel that told a grim, futuristic story about the turtles.

The identity of that lone remaining Ninja Turtle was something of a mystery when The Last Ronin comic series was announced.

The Last Ronin video game adaptation is being developed by an unnamed studio, and is likely a “few years off” from release, Rosen said. »

Federal prosecutors reveal Proud Boys witness was informant

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FILE - Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl, left, and Ethan Nordean, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump, Jan. 6, 2021.

Prosecutors knew in December that the person was a potential trial witness but didn’t inform defense lawyers until Wednesday that the witness has been a federal informant, she said.

Federal authorities haven’t publicly released much information about their use of informants in investigating the Proud Boys’ role in a mob’s attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. »