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Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claims

Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claimsFinancier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls and young women began as early as 1985 and targeted victims as young as 13 years old, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by nine accusers against his estate. The accusers, known as Jane Doe I through Jane Doe IX, are among more than 20 women so far to formally seek compensation from Epstein’s $ 577 million estate, after he killed himself on Aug. 10 in a Manhattan jail cell. Epstein’s death at age 66 was ruled a suicide, and came five weeks after his arrest on federal charges he trafficked dozens of underage girls from at least 2002 to 2005.



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The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power line

The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power lineFire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower. Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press on Monday that Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators have only determined the origin of the fire, not its cause. The location was at the base of power lines owned by Southern California Edison.



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'She completely objectified me': Husband of 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren jokes about how his relationship with the senator began

'She completely objectified me': Husband of 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren jokes about how his relationship with the senator beganThe 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren and her husband participated in the couple's first joint interview since the beginning of her campaign.



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A boat was up close and personal with Italy's Stromboli volcano and just barely got away as it began to erupt

A boat was up close and personal with Italy's Stromboli volcano and just barely got away as it began to eruptItaly's Stromboli volcano erupted off the coast of Sicily. And one boat off the coast got a little close to the scene just as the eruption started.



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The former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair is said to have found a dead cat's head outside his home after the magazine began pursuing a story about Jeffrey Epstein

The former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair is said to have found a dead cat's head outside his home after the magazine began pursuing a story about Jeffrey EpsteinNPR has dug into allegations that Jeffrey Epstein used intimidation tactics to stop stories that covered allegations of sexual misconduct against him.



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Jeffrey Epstein: sex abuse allegations against billionaire socialite began in 2005

Jeffrey Epstein: sex abuse allegations against billionaire socialite began in 2005Epstein’s friends have included Trump as he sought to manage money for wealthy clients, but allegations against him have been ongoing for yearsThe first allegations of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein came in 2005. Photograph: Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty ImagesJeffrey Epstein, 66, is a Brooklyn-born financier who made his name at the investment bank Bear Stearns before opening his own firm in 1982, managing money for clients with wealth in excess of $ 1bn.The business came with an intensive social schedule. Epstein set himself up as a party figure in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.He also sought to become to become a media player, seeking to purchase New York magazine against rivals, including the investor Nelson Peltz and the former movie producer Harvey Weinstein. In 2004, Epstein became an investor in Radar, a celebrity and pop culture magazine. The first allegations of sexual abuse came in 2005 when a woman contacted the Palm Beach police, alleging her 14-year-old stepdaughter had been taken to Epstein’s mansion by an older girl. The girl was allegedly paid $ 300 to strip and massage Epstein.That triggered an 11-month investigation that drew in the FBI. Interviews with alleged victims and witnesses showed that some of the girls involved were under 18.Epstein’s circle of friends and acquaintances has included Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Leslie Wexner, founder of the company that owns the Victoria’s Secret lingerie brand, and many other prominent names in law, entertainment and politics.Allegations surrounding Epstein’s personal life have been in and out of the news since he pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution.Under that plea agreement, Epstein registered as a sex offender in Florida. But under a non-prosecution agreement with a prosecutors, he avoided federal charges which could have carried a hefty jail term.That agreement was made with prosecutors headed by now US labor secretary Alex Acosta and has come under repeated scrutiny for being seen as too lenient.In February, a judge ruled prosecutors in the case violated the law by concealing from his underage alleged victims the existence of a plea deal that shielded the financier from federal charges.



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Why are we headed for a blowup with Iran? It began when Trump scrapped the nuclear deal

Why are we headed for a blowup with Iran? It began when Trump scrapped the nuclear dealAt minimum, Iran and America need a hotline to deconflict their military forces and avert a serious escalation. But that has been rejected before.



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New Zealand mosque attacker's plan began and ended online

New Zealand mosque attacker's plan began and ended onlineOn Wednesday, the Twitter handle @brentontarrant tweeted pictures of one of the guns later used in the mosque attacks in the city of Christchurch. The number “14″ was written on the side of the rifle as well, a reference to the “fourteen words”, a white supremacist mantra. The Twitter profile had 63 tweets, 218 followers and was created last month.



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College admissions scandal investigation began with tip from Los Angeles man: Report

College admissions scandal investigation began with tip from Los Angeles man: ReportMorrie Tobin was reportedly being investigated in connection with an unrelated securities-fraud case when he tipped the FBI off to Operation Varsity Blues.



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Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar Began Victory Speech With Islamic Blessing

Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar Began Victory Speech With Islamic BlessingIlhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress, began



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