web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Bradford Betz

Iran to break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal, spokesman says

Iran is set to break its uranium stockpile limit set by the nuclear deal within 10 days, according to a spokesman for the country’s atomic agency.

The comment was broadcast live during a news conference on Iranian state television on Monday.

Westlake Legal Group AP19165289679640 Iran to break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal, spokesman says fox-news/world/conflicts/iran fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz bf03c82a-ce45-5d74-9079-4e3629149fd6 article

FILE: A false-color image showing the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair, bottom right, ablaze with smoke rising from it in the Gulf of Oman after what the U.S. described as a limpet mine attack by Iran.  (European Commission via AP)

The spokesman, Behrouz Kamalvandi, spoke to journalists at Iran’s Arak heavy water facility. He acknowledged that Iran has already quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.

POMPEO BLAMES IRAN FOR TANKER ATTACKS, SAYS US DOES NOT WANT WAR BUT WILL TAKE ACTION IF NEEDED

His comments come less than a week after suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, a key route for oil shipments in the region. Washington has blamed the attacks on Iran.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Hostilities between the two countries are at an all-time high after President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19165289679640 Iran to break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal, spokesman says fox-news/world/conflicts/iran fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz bf03c82a-ce45-5d74-9079-4e3629149fd6 article   Westlake Legal Group AP19165289679640 Iran to break uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal, spokesman says fox-news/world/conflicts/iran fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz bf03c82a-ce45-5d74-9079-4e3629149fd6 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview

Westlake Legal Group AP19165750625870 Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 5c3af0a9-c84e-5a8d-b2e6-e589abbb20ca

President Trump was apparently so perturbed by his chief of staff coughing during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office last week, that he asked his staffer to leave the room, according to a transcript from the station.

Trump had been asked a question about his tax returns when someone off camera – identified as Mulvaney – reportedly begins coughing.

“I hope they get it, because it’s a fantastic financial statement,” Trump said Stephanopoulos amid apparent coughing before saying: “And let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer.”

TRUMP SAYS HE WOULD ‘WANT TO HEAR’ DIRT ON 2020 RIVALS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, SUGGESTS HE WOULDN’T CONTACT FBI

“I don’t like that, you know, I don’t like that,” Trump reportedly said of Mulvaney’s coughing. “If you’re going to couch, please leave the room. You just can’t, you just can’t cough. Boy oh boy.”

“Your chief of staff,” Stephanopoulos reportedly clarified.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The interview, which was broadcast Sunday, proceeded with Trump saying although he wanted people to see his “phenomenal” financial statement, it’s “not up to me, it’s up to my lawyers.”

Westlake Legal Group AP19165750625870 Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 5c3af0a9-c84e-5a8d-b2e6-e589abbb20ca   Westlake Legal Group AP19165750625870 Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 5c3af0a9-c84e-5a8d-b2e6-e589abbb20ca

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

O.J. Simpson says Kris Jenner relationship rumors are ‘bogus’

O.J. Simpson took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to dispel rumors that he had fathered Khloe Kardashian with Kris Jenner, a rumor he says is being pushed by a man who is falsely claiming that he was his manager.

“But never – and I want to stress never – in any way shape or form had I ever had any interest in Kris, romantically, sexually, and I never got any indication that she had any interest in me,” Simpson said in a video posted on his Twitter page. “So all of these stories are just bogus. Bad, you know, tasteless.”

O.J. SIMPSON JOINS TWITTER ON 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF WIFE’S MURDER

Rumors that Simpson is Khloe’s biological father have persisted long before the famous reality TV series. The rumor even had been the subject of a National Enquirer report and an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which featured Khloe questioning whether she was adopted.

“Khloe, like all the (Kardashian) girls, I’m very proud of, just like I know Bob would be if he was here. But the simple facts of the matter is she’s not mine.”

Simpson blamed the rumor on Norman Pardo, a guy who “the media love to say is my manager.”

“I’ve always managed my own affairs, and I’d like to think very successfully,” Simpson said.  “So, when you see these guys like Norm, and these guys claim that they are my manager, it’s just not true. I’ve may have done a deal here or there with them, but none of these guys were anything remotely like a manager for me.”

Simpson has generally kept a low profile since his release from prison in October 2017 for robbery and kidnapping over an attempt to steal back some of his sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He appeared to join Twitter or the first time Friday, under the username @TheRealOJ32 — referencing the jersey number he wore — nearly 25 years to the day after his ex-wife’s murder.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19166713094726 O.J. Simpson says Kris Jenner relationship rumors are ‘bogus’ fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox news fnc/entertainment fnc c4d0034d-b7bb-5928-8da7-86cc3de0f75f Bradford Betz article   Westlake Legal Group AP19166713094726 O.J. Simpson says Kris Jenner relationship rumors are ‘bogus’ fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox news fnc/entertainment fnc c4d0034d-b7bb-5928-8da7-86cc3de0f75f Bradford Betz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

US-Russia relationship getting ‘worse and worse,’ Putin says

The U.S.’ relationship with Russia keeps getting “worse and worse,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday.

Putin made the comments to the Mir TV channel while discussing the sanctions that the U.S. has imposed on Russia, according to a Kremlin transcript obtained by Reuters.

Westlake Legal Group AP19158565146546 US-Russia relationship getting ‘worse and worse,’ Putin says fox-news/world/world-regions/russia fox news fnc/world fnc cebe439b-f5b5-534a-90e4-f814bb6c2391 Bradford Betz article

FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP)

“They are going downhill,” Putin said of his country’s relationship with the U.S, “they are getting worse and worse.”

LIZ PEEK: TEN REASONS WHY PUTIN WILL LIKELY OPPOSE TRUMP IN 2020 – WHAT WILL DEMOCRATS DO THEN?

The bleak assessment of U.S.-Russia relations comes ahead of the G20 summit in Japan later this month, where Putin is likely to meet with President Trump.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“The current administration has approved, in my opinion, several dozen decisions on sanctions against Russia in recent years,” Putin said.

Westlake Legal Group AP19158565146546 US-Russia relationship getting ‘worse and worse,’ Putin says fox-news/world/world-regions/russia fox news fnc/world fnc cebe439b-f5b5-534a-90e4-f814bb6c2391 Bradford Betz article   Westlake Legal Group AP19158565146546 US-Russia relationship getting ‘worse and worse,’ Putin says fox-news/world/world-regions/russia fox news fnc/world fnc cebe439b-f5b5-534a-90e4-f814bb6c2391 Bradford Betz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump Organization sells Beverly Hills property for $13.5 million

The Trump Organization has sold a Beverly Hills, Calif., home, one of its two remaining properties in Los Angeles County, for $13.5 million in an off-market sale, property records show.

The 5,400-square-foot home, which the organization bought in 2007 for $7 million, sits at 809 N. Canon Dr., near Sunset Blvd. L.A. County records list the buyer as an entity named Hillcrest Asia Limited.

Westlake Legal Group e7d1bfa3-Capture Trump Organization sells Beverly Hills property for $13.5 million fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/real-estate fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 380cfc7b-a3f9-531a-ae47-858ae8a81966

The Trump Organization has sold one of its properties in Los Angeles County for $13.5 million, records show. (Google Maps)

The company had also purchased a neighboring Greek Revival-inspired mansion in 2008 for $10.35 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. It then sold that property a year later at an $850,000 loss, the report said.

Eric Trump, who along with his brother Donald Trump Jr. run the family’s organization while their father is in office, released a statement explaining that the family decided to sell the Beverly Hills property because of their “hectic schedules.”

“[O]ur family has not had the chance to enjoy the property in recent years and it has seen minimal use,” Eric Trump said. “As such, it simply made sense to sell.”

“[O]ur family has not had the chance to enjoy the property in recent years and it has seen minimal use. As such, it simply made sense to sell.”

— Eric Trump

CNN’S JIM ACOSTA FIRES ANOTHER SHOT AT TRUMP, SAYS MEDIA IS MORE HONEST WITH AMERICANS THAN THE PRESIDENT IS

The property has reportedly been a nuisance for the organization. Beverly Hills has reportedly issued multiple fines on the home since Trump took office. Records show the Trump Organization paid more than $1,100 in fines throughout 2017 over some hedges that supposedly violated city code.

Though Trump has not occupied the home much, the neighborhood was the only voting bloc in the area to vote for him the 2016 presidential election, according to the Real Deal. Election data cited by the website showed Trump won the area with 54 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton’s 42 percent.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The sale effectively leaves the Trump Organization with one remaining property in Los Angeles County: the 250-acre Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Westlake Legal Group e7d1bfa3-Capture Trump Organization sells Beverly Hills property for $13.5 million fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/real-estate fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 380cfc7b-a3f9-531a-ae47-858ae8a81966   Westlake Legal Group e7d1bfa3-Capture Trump Organization sells Beverly Hills property for $13.5 million fox-news/us/us-regions/west/california fox-news/real-estate fox-news/person/donald-trump fox news fnc/politics fnc Bradford Betz article 380cfc7b-a3f9-531a-ae47-858ae8a81966

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Louisiana coroner claims first THC-related death, but some experts are skeptical

The coroner of a Louisiana parish is claiming that a 39-year-old woman died from a THC overdose in February.

Dr. Christy Montegut, who has served as St. John the Baptist’s coroner for more than 30 years, announced the supposed THC-related death in toxicology report released late last month, Fox 8 reported. The parish is about 30 miles west of New Orleans.

Westlake Legal Group AP19151725136808 Louisiana coroner claims first THC-related death, but some experts are skeptical fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc Bradford Betz article 6cfc1883-a969-58d7-99db-bedae7ea2bba

FILE: A jar of medical marijuana sits on the counter at Western Oregon Dispensary in Sherwood, Ore.  (AP)

“I’m thinking that this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure,” Montegut told The Advocate.

If true, Montegut’s claims would be the first in the U.S. But many experts remain doubtful given that no deaths – attributed solely to THC – have ever been reported despite billions of cannabis products consumed each year.

“We know from really good survey data that Americans use cannabis products billions of times a year, collectively,” said Keith Humphreys, a former adviser at the White House of National Drug Control Policy. “So, that means that if the risk of death was one in a million, we would have a couple thousand cannabis overdose deaths a year.”

ILLINOIS MAN WITH STAGE 4 CANCER SENTENCED FOR ORDERING THC CHOCOLATES

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are no reports of teens or adults dying solely from THC — the main ingredient found in cannabis.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Montegut, however, is standing by her report. She told The Advocate that the woman’s autopsy report “showed no physical disease or afflictions that were the cause of death. There was nothing else identified in the toxicology – no other drugs, no alcohol. There was nothing else.”

Westlake Legal Group AP19151725136808 Louisiana coroner claims first THC-related death, but some experts are skeptical fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc Bradford Betz article 6cfc1883-a969-58d7-99db-bedae7ea2bba   Westlake Legal Group AP19151725136808 Louisiana coroner claims first THC-related death, but some experts are skeptical fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc Bradford Betz article 6cfc1883-a969-58d7-99db-bedae7ea2bba

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill amid intensifying protests

Westlake Legal Group AP19163088047018 Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill amid intensifying protests fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz article 1f694cbd-5f93-50b2-881c-b3e0e36f0465

Hong Kong’s city legislature has postponed debating a controversial extradition bill after thousands of protesters blocked entry to a government building Wednesday out concern the measure would allow Beijing to exert greater authority over the semiautonomous territory.

The crowd of mostly young demonstrators filled nearby streets, overturned barriers and tussled with police outside the government headquarters and offices of the Legislative Council.

Several protestors cited by The Associated Press said they hoped the action would persuade the government to shelve the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance.

“We won’t leave till they scrap the law,” said one protester cited by Reuters.

Q&A: WHY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS PROTESTED IN HONG KONG

“The President of the Legislative Council has directed that the council meeting of June 12 scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today be changed to a later time to be determined by him,” the council said in a statement. “Members will be notified of the time of the meeting later.”

Staff members were advised not to go into work and those already on the premises were told to “stay at their working place until further notice.”

Under its “one country, two systems” framework, Hong Kong was supposed to be guaranteed the right to retain its own social, legal and political systems for 50 years following its handover from British rule in 1997. However, many regard China’s ruling Communist Party as having reneged on that agreement by forcing through unpopular legal changes.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Despite overwhelming opposition, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam defended the legislation as necessary to close legal loopholes with other countries and territories, Reuters reported. A vote was scheduled on June 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19163088047018 Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill amid intensifying protests fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz article 1f694cbd-5f93-50b2-881c-b3e0e36f0465   Westlake Legal Group AP19163088047018 Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill amid intensifying protests fox-news/world/world-regions/asia fox news fnc/world fnc Bradford Betz article 1f694cbd-5f93-50b2-881c-b3e0e36f0465

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Biden tells crowd he spent weekend celebrating granddaughter’s graduation with Obama

Westlake Legal Group AP19162693494122 Biden tells crowd he spent weekend celebrating granddaughter’s graduation with Obama fox-news/politics fox news fnc/politics fnc e294c3e0-c6f3-54d6-9379-d472cdb37868 Bradford Betz article

Joe Biden told an Iowa crowd Tuesday that he had spent the weekend with his buddy former President Barack Obama to celebrate the high school graduation of his granddaughter and Obama’s daughter.

Maisy Biden graduated from the same elite D.C. high school as Sasha Obama. The girls, like the former president and former vice president, are reportedly best friends.

Biden revealed that the celebration was the reason for his absence from the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday – a detail pounced on by his fellow Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential election.

“When I saw the program for today, I thought the same thing you all did, which is this: Joe Biden must really not like to travel,” said entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a Democratic candidate.

But Biden shrugged off the criticism Tuesday, admitting that he would “skip inauguration” to be with his family.

JOE BIDEN PROMISES TO ‘CURE CANCER’ IF ELECTED PRESIDENT

“One of my competitors criticized me got not going to Iowa to talk for 5 minutes,” Biden said in Davenport on Tuesday. “My granddaughter was graduating. It was my daughter’s birthday. I would skip inauguration for that.”

Biden and Obama’s friendship is well documented and, at the times, the subject of mockery. Most recently, Biden was ridiculed for tweeting an image of an interlocking “friendship bracelet,” baring his and the former president’s name in honor of Best Friends Day.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

David Axelrod, Obama’s former senior adviser, responded to the tweeting, writing: “This is a joke, right?”

“Fraid not,” read a reply from Bill Kristol.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19162693494122 Biden tells crowd he spent weekend celebrating granddaughter’s graduation with Obama fox-news/politics fox news fnc/politics fnc e294c3e0-c6f3-54d6-9379-d472cdb37868 Bradford Betz article   Westlake Legal Group AP19162693494122 Biden tells crowd he spent weekend celebrating granddaughter’s graduation with Obama fox-news/politics fox news fnc/politics fnc e294c3e0-c6f3-54d6-9379-d472cdb37868 Bradford Betz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Florida man tells deputy cocaine powder on nose, ‘not his’: police

A Florida man who was riding in the passenger-side seat in a vehicle that was pulled over early Sunday told the officer that the cocaine powder on his nose didn’t belong to him, according to investigators.

Fabricio Jimenez, 20, had been riding in the car that an officer pulled around 4:30 a.m. in suburban Tampa.

Westlake Legal Group cocaine Florida man tells deputy cocaine powder on nose, ‘not his’: police fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc fac82b3c-9f84-5afd-a64e-aed0ae3515d3 Bradford Betz article

The deputy who pulled over the vehicle that Fabricio Jimenez was riding in said she “immediately noticed (he) had a white powdery substance on his nose.” (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators said the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy “immediately noticed Jimenez had a white powdery substance on his nose she recognized to be cocaine.”

‘LOVE ISLAND’ STAR MIKE THALASSITIS DIED BY SUICIDE AFTER COCAINE, ALCOHOL BINGE: REPORT

A swab test by police came back positive for cocaine, officials cited by Fox 13 News said. Deputies said they found a small bag of cocaine on Jimenez and 250 grams of marijuana and 13 Xanax pills in the car.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Jimenez was arrested on drug charges, police said. He also faces probation violation charges stemming from a conviction last year for cocaine and marijuana charges, according to the Smoking Gun.

Westlake Legal Group cocaine Florida man tells deputy cocaine powder on nose, ‘not his’: police fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc fac82b3c-9f84-5afd-a64e-aed0ae3515d3 Bradford Betz article   Westlake Legal Group cocaine Florida man tells deputy cocaine powder on nose, ‘not his’: police fox-news/us/crime/drugs fox news fnc/us fnc fac82b3c-9f84-5afd-a64e-aed0ae3515d3 Bradford Betz article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Raptors urge some fans to stop cheering Durant’s injury

Some Toronto Raptors on Monday were seen urging fans to stop cheering after Warriors star Kevin Durant fell down with an apparent Achilles injury that will sideline him for the rest of the NBA playoffs.

Durant’s fall came midway through the second quarter of Game 5, as he tried to get past the Raptors’ Serge Ibaka. As Durant writhed in pain on the floor, the crowd cheering became more apparent.

Westlake Legal Group AP19162076478174 Raptors urge some fans to stop cheering Durant’s injury fox-news/sports/nba-playoffs fox news fnc/sports fnc Bradford Betz article 07061ac0-3bf6-5262-bd41-6147b2b77fcf

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks off the court after sustaining an injury.  (The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry could be seen motioning for the fans to stop before checking on Durant. Other players from both teams followed Lowry’s lead.

Their cheers caught the attention of the commentators who said: “I don’t like to hear the fans cheering.”

Comments on social media poured in, condemning some in the crowd.

“Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disgusting,” tweeted Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.

“Obviously he doesn’t reflect all Raptors fans, but this guy on the baseline waving goodbye to Kevin Durant … what is wrong with you???” wrote Jimmy Spencer.

“Watching Raptors fans cheer KD went down makes me sick,” wrote another user.

WARRIORS GM GETS EMOTIONAL, SAYS KEVIN DURANT HAS ACHILLES INJURY

But not all Raptors took part in mocking Durant’s injuries. Others gave a standing ovation and chanted “KD,” as Durant was assisted off the court.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Despite the setback, the Warriors narrowly won Game 5 Monday night with a 106-105 victory over the Raptors. Game 6 is Thursday at Oracle Arena.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group AP19162076478174 Raptors urge some fans to stop cheering Durant’s injury fox-news/sports/nba-playoffs fox news fnc/sports fnc Bradford Betz article 07061ac0-3bf6-5262-bd41-6147b2b77fcf   Westlake Legal Group AP19162076478174 Raptors urge some fans to stop cheering Durant’s injury fox-news/sports/nba-playoffs fox news fnc/sports fnc Bradford Betz article 07061ac0-3bf6-5262-bd41-6147b2b77fcf

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com