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EXCLUSIVE: 'She played the victim.' Melania Trump's former aide slams first lady's belated Capitol riot statement, saying it's 'disappointing' she spoke out only after she penned scathing op-ed condemning her

Melania Trump's former aide has slammed the first lady's belated statement on the Capitol riot, exclusively telling Melania 'played the victim' and only spoke out in response to her op-ed condemning her for not speaking out. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who authored the New York Times bestseller Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of my Friendship with the First Lady, penned a scathing piece for The Daily Beast, saying she is 'ashamed' to have ever worked for Melania, adding she couldn't believe 'how blind I was to the depth of her deception and lack of common decency.' On Monday, five days after the mob's attack, Melania finally put out a statement,  saying she 'absolutely condemns the violence', which was incited by her husband President Trump, and called for 'healing' as the couple prepares to leave office. But Melania quickly pivoted to the 'salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading acc

Theranos employees 'destroyed crucial blood test database that proved their product was a fraud' as ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes 'used company money to fund lavish lifestyle that included stays at luxury hotels'

Theranos, the blood-testing start-up that promised to revolutionize health care only to collapse after its hyped product turned out to be a dud, destroyed incriminating evidence proving that it engaged in fraud, prosecutors allege. Federal authorities also allege the company’s star CEO Elizabeth Holmes, 36, and her former lover and COO, Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani, 56, used funds from investors to subsidize an extravagant lifestyle while peddling a fraudulent product. Prosecutors submitted a filing to federal court in San Francisco on Monday alleging that Theranos executives destroyed data that proved their blood-testing product was inaccurate. Knowingly misleading investors by providing false data is a federal crime. The company knew about its inaccurate testing data that was collected over a period of three years, according to The Register. Elizabeth Holmes , the founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for a court hearing in San Francisco in this January 2020 file photo. Federal prose

Pet owner's grim warning about $32 Kmart dog crates after her Cavoodle called Marley was IMPALED on a loose metal wire while trying to escape

A 'traumatised' pet owner whose dog was horrifically injured by a Kmart crate has demanded the company stop selling them.  Lara Robertson woke up to the anguished yelps of her Cavoodle at 11.30pm Monday night in her Lake Macquarie home in New South Wales.  She walked out to find two-year-old Marley with a crate bar impaled through his mouth, and had to spend ten minutes removing the bar as her pup 'screamed'. Two-year-old Cavoodle Marley was 'screaming' after he was impaled by a Kmart crate Lara Robertson said her dog tried to escape his crate to follow her husband Andy Murphy has been injured by the crate bar, and his owner Lara said he is 'traumatised' by the horrific incident Lara Robertson said she spent ten minutes trying to remove the crate bar from the mouth of her beloved pet dog Murphy   ' night my husband went to work and my cavoodle tried to get out of the cage,' Mrs Robertson said.  'He put his snout through to open the lock,

Canadian couple are fined $2,400 after wife, 24, walked her husband, 40, on leash to bypass COVID curfew

The government of Quebec, Canada, has been keeping its residents on a metaphorical short leash when it comes to COVID restrictions, which has prompted a local woman to put her husband on a literal leash so that the pair could go outside during curfew.  But police in Sherbrooke, Quebec, quickly sniffed out the deception and fined the pair more than $1,200 each.   The bizarre incident took place at around 9pm on Saturday, about an hour into the curfew, on King Street East. A 24-year-old resident of Sherbrooke, Quebec, was caught by police walking her 40-year-old husband on a leash after an 8pm COVID curfew had gone into effect (stock image)  Under the restrictions imposed by the provincial administration last week, people are prohibited from leaving their homes between 8pm and 5am, except to walk their dogs in the vicinity of their homes.  Police patrolling the streets spotted a 24-year-old woman walking her 40-year-old husband on a leash on the sidewalk in the direction of Sherbrooke

'Sheldon lived the true American dream': Trump pays tribute to one of his biggest donors - Boston tenement-born casino mogul Sheldon Adelson - who's died aged 87 - and leaves an estate worth over $30bn

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson who died on Monday night aged 87 afer a long illness.  The billionaire mogul and power broker, who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics, was being treated for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  At one point the third richest man in the world, Adelson first announced that he was being treated for the cancer back in 2019.   His funeral will be held in Israel with a memorial service held in Las Vegas at a later date.   Trump, whose campaign Adelson donated millions to, led the tributes on Tuesday saying that the mogul 'lived the true American dream'.  'His ingenuity, genius, and creativity earned him immense wealth, but his character and philanthropic generosity his great name,' Trump said in a statement.   Las Vegas Sands chairman and major Donald Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, pictured, above died on Monday aged

Victoria records its seventh consecutive day of no Covid cases as fresh calls are made to open the borders

Victoria has gone one week without a locally acquired coronavirus case after the New South Wales outbreak jumped the border. The state reported zero local infections and three in returned travellers in hotel quarantine on Wednesday after 17,908 tests were conducted.  There are currently 35 active cases across Victoria.  The latest data comes after more than 31,000 permits to enter Victoria were approved by the state government since the launch of its new 'traffic light' system on Monday evening. Victoria has gone one week without a locally acquired coronavirus case after the New South Wales outbreak jumped the border. Pictured: A Victoria Police officer gestures to colleagues at a border checkpoint  But the Morrison government has reignited concerns over state border closures as Australians grapple with inconsistent travel restrictions in different parts of the country. Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack is concerned Victoria didn't consult the federal government on it

MS-13 gang member, who was wanted for executing his ex-girlfriend in front of their three-year-old daughter in California, shoots himself dead in front of Dallas police

A MS-13 gang member wanted for murdering his ex-girlfriend in front of their daughter in California shot himself dead as cops swarmed in to arrest him in Texas.  Herbert Nixon Flores, 46, had been at large since last Wednesday after a surveillance camera captured the horrific moment he executed Karen Ruiz, 31, in the driveway of a home in Pacoima, California, where she was dropping off their three-year-old girl. The Irving Police Department said the FBI Fugitive Task Force from Los Angeles had pinned Flores' location to Arlington, where he was visiting family members. Agents saw Flores getting in a vehicle Saturday and driving towards Dallas as the Dallas Police Air Unit and cops on the ground tracked his movements.  Herbert Nixon Flores died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday in Dallas moments before cops were set to arrest him for murdering Karen Ruiz, the mother of his three-year-old daughter, in Pacoima, California, last Wednesday Still image from a surveillance camer