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Salzgitter Q3 Loss Narrows; Backs FY20 Forecast For Pre-tax Loss, Weak Sales

Live updates: Trump campaign notches court win over Pennsylvania ballot deadline

Do voter fraud claims cause uncertainty about election integrity?

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus discuss on ‘Hannity’

A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the Trump 2020 Campaign on Thursday, ordering that the commonwealth may not count ballots where voters needed to provide proof of identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9.

State law said voters had until six days after the Nov. 3 election — or Nov. 9 — to cure problems regarding a lack of proof of identification. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted three days after Election Day, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar submitted guidance that said proof of identification could be provided up until Nov. 12, which is six days from the ballot acceptance deadline. That guidance was issued two days before Election Day.

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Mary Trump Has A Surprise Prediction For Her Uncle’s Post-White House Plans

President Donald Trump is reportedly telling allies that he may run again in 2024, potentially announcing the move even before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January.

But at least one person who knows him well is deeply skeptical. 

Mary Trump, the president’s niece, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Trump’s talk of running again is just to feed his ego ― but he won’t actually do it for one simple reason.   

“He will never put himself in a position where he can lose like this again,” she said. 

In addition, she said, Trump would have to play a secondary role over the coming four years, something he’s not prone to doing. 

She also speculated that some combination of age, health and the law could catch up with him over the next four years:

At least one commentator has reached the same conclusion.

Paul Waldman wrote in The Washington Post that Trump will likely keep saying he’ll run. 

But he won’t actually do it. 

“He can keep telling everyone that he really won the 2020 election and it was stolen from him by fraud (and he will, ad nauseam), but the prospect of yet another loss would be too frightening,” he wrote. 

Peter Sutcliffe dead: Serial killer Yorkshire Ripper dies in prison

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Sky News tweeted: “Sky understands Peter Sutcliffe – the Yorkshire Ripper – has died.”

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Scores of Civilians Massacred in Northern Ethiopia, Amnesty Says

An attack in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region left scores of civilians dead, Amnesty International said.

The killings of “likely hundreds of people” took place in the town of May Cadera on Nov. 9, the London-based human-rights organization said in a statement Thursday. Ethiopian government forces have been battling fighters in the region loyal to Tigray’s ruling party since Nov. 4.

“We have confirmed the massacre of a very large number of civilians, who appear to have been day laborers in no way involved in the ongoing military offensive,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty’s director for east and southern Africa. “This is a horrific tragedy whose true extent only time will tell as communication in Tigray remains shutdown.”

Amnesty said that it was unable to confirm who was responsible for the killings, but cited witnesses who blamed forces loyal to the region’s ruling Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

Tigray President Debretsion Gebremichael denied his forces were involved. “We cannot have such an act in Tigray,” he said by phone Friday.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, didn’t answer calls seeking comment.

Elon Musk Says ‘Something Extremely Bogus Is Going On’ With Covid Tests

Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk said he’s taken four Covid-19 tests and two had come back positive. The chief executive officer of the electric-car maker also said on Twitter he was experiencing symptoms of a “typical cold. Nothing unusual so far.”

The billionaire, who often takes to social media, also mused that other people may be experiencing similar issues with unreliable coronavirus tests. Tests for the sometimes deadly virus that hasinfected almost 53 million people worldwide aren’t foolproof and often asymptomatic patients can be found to in fact have the disease.

Musk was in Europe earlier this year to oversee the construction of a factory in Berlin. Tesla also makes electric cars from a plant in Shanghai and one in California.

— With assistance by Charlie Zhu, Chunying Zhang, and Melissa Cheok

Salzgitter Q3 Loss Narrows; Backs FY20 Forecast For Pre-tax Loss, Weak Sales

German steel producer Salzgitter AG (SZGPF.PK,SZGPY.PK) reported Friday that its third-quarter consolidated result was loss of 98.3 million euros, narrower than loss of 126.2 million euros last year.

Earnings before taxes or EBT was negative 96.6 million euros, compared to loss of 104.6 million euros a year ago.

Earnings before interest and taxes or EBIT was negative 84.7 million euros, compared to loss of 87.6 million euros last year.

EBIT before depreciation and amortization or EBITDA loss, meanwhile, widened to 14.2 million euros from last year’s loss of 1.7 million euros.

External sales declined to 1.63 billion euros from prior year’s 2.11 billion euros.

Looking ahead for fiscal year 2020, Salzgitter Group now expects a pre-tax result roughly in the year-earlier range – a loss of 253.3 million euros – excluding potential special effects.

The company previously said it expects a negative pre-tax result in the low to mid-triple digit million euro range.

The company continues to project a notable reduction in sales.