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Donald Trump yesterday asked the US Supreme Court to partially overturn a decision of the Court of Appeal this prevented the Special Captain, examining privilege protection documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago resort in August, from examining 100 documents with classification marks.

The motion to leave the ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit represents the former president’s last chance to reinstate the 100 documents in the special main examination – and potentially exclude some of them from the investigation to find out if he illegally retained national defense information.

In the emergency request, Trump’s lawyers argued the appeals court lacked jurisdiction to overturn the trial judge’s ruling and rule that the Justice Department should regain access to the 100 documents. and that the special master should be forbidden to examine them during the examination.

The technical motion argued that while the 11th Circuit was not wrong in allowing the Justice Department to regain access to the 100 documents for its criminal investigation, it had no jurisdiction to curtail the special master process.

  • What else emerged about the documents? A lawyer for Donald Trump refused to report to the National Archives that the former president had turned over all Oval Office documents as required for fear that the allegation is a liereports the Washington Post.

  • What did we learn from Maggie Haberman’s Confidence Man? The former president really dislikes Mitch McConnell, and he apparently relentlessly mocked Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and adviser, and made numerous diplomatic faux pas. here are the Key points to remember.

Ukraine continues to liberate territories in the east and south, according to Zelensky

A Ukrainian soldier smokes a cigarette after finding and identifying the corpse of a comrade in Lyman, Ukraine. Photographer: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

Ukraine continued to liberate territories in the east and south of the country, Volodymyr Zelenskiy saidwhile Russian Ministry of Defense maps appeared to show rapid withdrawals of its invading forces.

The ministry’s daily video briefing made no mention of setbacks, but on maps used to show the location of alleged Russian strikes, the shaded area designating Russian military control was smaller than the day before.

Maps included in Tuesday’s daily military briefing showed that Russian forces no longer controlled the village of Dudchany on the west bank of the Dnieper, where Ukrainian forces were scrambling to reclaim territory captured at the start of Moscow’s offensive .

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the four laws ratifying the Russian Federation’s claimed annexation of the occupied Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Russian forces do not fully control any of the four areas.

Elon Musk to buy Twitter for $44 billion after U-turn

Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE conference and exhibition in March 2020, in Washington.
Elon Musk had been warned that he had a slim chance of successfully pulling out of the Twitter deal. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

Elon Musk has offered to complete his proposed $44bn (£38bn) acquisition of Twitter by a dramatic turnaround on its decision to withdraw from the agreement.

Musk’s lawyers confirmed in a court filing on Tuesday that the world’s richest man was ready to proceed with the deal on the agreed terms after months of legal drama.

The filing follows a report from Bloomberg on Tuesday that Tesla’s chief executive wrote to Twitter offering to close the deal at the original price of $54.20 per share, resulting in a temporary halt to trading in the shares. shares of the company as the price skyrocketed more than 12% in New York. Shares closed up 22.2% at $52.

Musk had been set for a courtroom confrontation with Twitter on October 17with several legal commentators warning that he had a slim chance of succeeding in his bid to nullify the deal.

  • Why has he changed his mind again? Anat Alon-Beck, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, said Musk seemed to be “finally listening to his lawyers.” Musk had to be questioned under oath by Twitter lawyers on Thursday and Friday as part of the Delaware trial preparations. “It would be silly not to at least try to buy the company now and avoid [a deposition]Alon-Beck said, saying Musk “has no defense at trial.”

In other news…

A surface-to-surface missile is fired at sea.
South Korean and US militaries fired missiles into the sea, a day after a missile test by North Korea was condemned by the international community. Photo: South Korean Defense Ministry/Reuters
  • South Korea’s military has apologized after a missile it launched during a drill on Tuesday malfunctioned and crashed to the ground, sparking alarm among nearby residents who thought they were being attacked by North Koreawho had tested the launch of a missile earlier in the day.

  • Actor Kevin Spacey faces the first in a series of sexual abuse claimsdecades old, tomorrow in New York in a lawsuit that could come to eclipse a distinguished stage and screen career that included two Oscars and many other accolades.

  • The death toll from Hurricane Ian continued a grim and steady climb yesterday as officials in Florida outlined the next steps in the recovery effort. and Joe Biden prepared to visit some of the hardest hit areas. Unofficial figures recorded more than 100 killed by the category 4 storm.

  • The cabinet of the new British Prime Minister is at war with the Home Secretary accusing his fellow Tory MPs of a coup against Liz Truss. On another chaotic day at the Conservative Party conference, ministerial discipline has broken downwith colleagues disagreeing over key policies and bitter infighting.

Stats of the day: Hans Niemann probably cheated in over 100 chess games, survey finds

Magnus Carlsen playing Hans Niemann in round three of the Sinquefield Cup.
Hans Niemann, right, plays against Magnus Carlsen in last month’s Sinquefield Cup in St Louis. Photograph: Crystal Fuller/Saint Louis Chess Club

The latest bombshell in the scandal that shook the chess world to its foundations fell yesterday when an investigation into Hans Niemann’s games revealed that the American grandmaster had cheated much more frequently than previously disclosed. The 72-page report, produced by Chess.com and originally reviewed by the Wall Street Journalfound that Niemann “probably received illegal assistance in more than 100 online games” as recently as 2020, including in events where prizes were at stake.

Don’t miss this: Seniors bear the brunt of Hurricane Ian as Sunshine State retirement turns sour

Ced Franklin is assisted by sheriff's officers before being evacuated after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Matlacha, Florida.
Ced Franklin is assisted by sheriff’s officers before being evacuated after Hurricane Ian caused widespread destruction in Matlacha, Florida. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

Hurricanes almost always hit older communities particularly hard; a study found that Hurricane Irma in 2017 killed more than 400 nursing home residents as the storm knocked out power. Half of the nearly 1,000 deaths during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were people aged 75 or older. In a state like Florida – popular with retirees looking for a warm climate, cheap property and beautiful beaches – hurricanes hit the elderly hard. There have been many dramatic rescues and narrow escapes of elderly people who found themselves stranded as storm surges flooded their neighborhoods.

Climate control: California’s three-year drought continues with no relief in sight

A sign is displayed about water reduction at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, California amid the state's current record drought.
A sign is displayed about water reduction at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, California amid the state’s current record drought. Photography: Mario Tama/Getty Images

California has had its three driest years on record and the drought shows no signs of abating, officials said on Monday. The dry spell paved the way for catastrophic forest fires and strained water resources and caused usage conflicts. “We are actively planning for another dry year,” said Jeanine Jones, drought manager for the state Department of Water Resources, who was discussing California’s status at the end of its water year, which ended September 30. Fueled by the climate crisis, rising temperatures are exacerbating and intensifying drought conditions.

Latest Thing: 2,554 Pound Monster Pumpkin Breaks US Record

Scott Andrusz, right, poses with the record pumpkin in Clarence, New York on October 1, 2022.
Scott Andrusz, right, poses with the record pumpkin in Clarence, New York. Photography: AP

He set out to crush the dreams of his rivals and he succeeded. Retired commercial farmer Scott Andrusz spent sleepless nights tending to a giant gourd in his field and eventually found a new US record – a plump pumpkin weighing 2,554 pounds. The last record holder for the heaviest pumpkin grown in the United States took care of his price pie in upstate New York and pureed the previous record holder, a grower in New York. Hampshire whose 2,528 monsters set the national standard in 2018, but in the end it wasn’t a patch on Andrusz.

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