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Dearborn: Arab Americans gear up to vote, defying Trump

Shia mosque in DearbornAs Election Day draws closer, Arab Americans are heading to the polls with the rhetoric of this year's presidential campaign ringing in their ears.

Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni hopes that after many months of listening, his community will take its turn to speak out on November 8.

"There's a realisation in this election that we have to be serious," Kazerooni says. "We cannot afford to be apathetic."


Sheriff Joe Arpaio fuels voter intimidation fears with Arizona plans

Joe ArpaioJoe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has been charged with criminal contempt in a racial discrimination case, is preparing to deploy his deputies at polling stations on election day in a move that voting rights activists warn amounts to intimidation.

Poll workers assigned to the county’s 640 polling places have been instructed by the election recorder, Helen Purcell, to contact Arpaio’s office for all non-life threatening police needs on election day. Principals whose schools have polling places have also been told that Arpaio’s deputies will be “stationed around the valley for easy dispatch should there be any need for an officer”.


F.B.I. Says It Hasn’t Changed Its Conclusions on Hillary Clinton Email Case

FBI says has not changed conclusion on HillaryThe F.B.I. informed Congress on Sunday that it has not changed its conclusions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, removing a dark cloud that has been hanging over her campaign two days before Election Day.

James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, said in a letter to members of Congress that “based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”


Appeals court lifts voter-intimidation injunction against Trump and Stone

Appeals court lifts intimidation banA federal appeals court has lifted a district court's order aimed at limiting intimidation of voters casting ballots in Ohio and perhaps elsewhere in the country.

A three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order Sunday morning halting the effect of the injunction U.S. District Court Judge James Gwin imposed Friday at the request of the Ohio Democratic Party.


Trump protester: I was beaten for holding a 'Republicans against Trump' sign

Trump protester attackedThe man whose protest saw Donald Trump rushed off the stage by Secret Service agents has said the Republican nominee’s supporters turned on him when he held up a sign reading: “Republicans against Trump.”

The man, who identified himself as Austyn Crites from Reno, told the Guardian he was holding the sign at a rally when Trump supporters wrestled him to the ground.


Melania Trump modeled in U.S. prior to getting work visa

MelaniaMelania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press.

The details of Mrs. Trump's early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them. Trump has proposed broader use of the government's E-verify system allowing employers to check whether job applicants are authorized to work. He has noted that federal law prohibits illegally paying immigrants.


Report: National Enquirer bought rights to Trump affair story, but never published

Trump affair covered upThe National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy playmate for exclusive rights to her story about having an affair with Donald Trump, but it never published the story, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Karen McDougal, Playboy's 1998 playmate of the year, claims to have had an affair with Trump from 2006 to 2007, while he was married to his current wife, Melania Trump, according to the report. American Media Inc., which owns The National Enquirer, confirmed the payment, but said it was for a column.


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