4 states sue U.S. to void cap on state and local tax deductions

Four U.S. states sued the federal government on Tuesday to void the new $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes included in President Trump's 2017 tax overhaul.

  • Meghan Markle steps out for sailing in bargain £60 trainers - and you can still buy them!
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    Meghan Markle steps out for sailing in bargain £60 trainers - and you can still buy them!

    The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in chic, sporty look for the opening day of the Invictus Games on Sunday to watch the sailing. Joined by Prince Harry, Meghan co-ordinated with her husband dressed in a sporty Invictus Games tracksuit, but made it her own by wearing it with a pair of stylish KREWE sunglasses. The Duchess completed her outfit with bargain Tretorn trainers - which are still available to buy online for just £57.02, according to blog Meghan's Mirror. With her hair scraped back in her trademark messy bun and natural makeup, Meghan looked well-rested as she enjoyed the afternoon on the water.

  • Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez give us ab goals in latest couples photo
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    Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez give us ab goals in latest couples photo

    The one benefit of Gorka Marquez and Katie Piper being eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing? The photo – captioned "making me smile since day 1" - showed Gemma and Gorka holding hands and gazing at each other while laughing on the beach. Gorka and Gemma have been dating since meeting during Strictly in 2017.

  • Jamal Khashoggi latest: chilling CCTV shows journalist speak to fiancée for the last time before entering Saudi consulate
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    Jamal Khashoggi latest: chilling CCTV shows journalist speak to fiancée for the last time before entering Saudi consulate

    Chilling images have emerged of Jamal Khashoggi speaking to his fiancée for the last time before he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul never to return. The CCTV images show the journalist, who Saudi Arabia has said was murdered, wearing a black jacket, a grey shirt and grey trousers walking through a gate and towards the building. One image, first shared by TRT World, shows him in conversation with wife-to-be Hatice Cengiz.

  • Prince William sweetly opens up about the way Prince George takes after late grandmother Princess Diana
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    Prince William sweetly opens up about the way Prince George takes after late grandmother Princess Diana

    Prince William has spoken candidly in a rare conversation about his late mother, Princess Diana – revealing that Prince George has taken after her in the sweetest way. During a reception held for the finalists of the Radio 1 Teen Awards at Kensington Palace, the Prince chatted happily with the Teen Heroes of 2018 – speaking with one about his passion for dancing. In a video shared on the palace Twitter account, he said: "George is doing dancing as well, he loves it.

  • I was against it all along – but now I want a second referendum and I believe that Leave would win
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    I was against it all along – but now I want a second referendum and I believe that Leave would win

    For some time now, The Independent has been campaigning for a ‘Final Say’ for the people on the terms of the Brexit deal. There are precious few concrete reasons to imagine a new vote would be any more noble a spectacle than the last one. In a short promotional video for the People’s Vote the football podcast host and former Channel 4 Italian football presenter James Richardson said the following: “In the last two years we have learnt a lot about the realities of Brexiting.

  • The Duchess of Cornwall nails the little black dress look - and wait until you see her earrings
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    The Duchess of Cornwall nails the little black dress look - and wait until you see her earrings

    The Duchess of Cornwall pulled out all the stylish stops at the Man Booker Prize, which was held at the Guildhall in London. Speaking to guests at the star-studded bash, the wife of Prince Charles looked glowing as she took to the platform,  wearing a fabulous little black dress that had a flattering crew neckline and crochet sleeves. Wearing her trademark bouffant hair in a glam, voluminous style, as she presented the award to Anna Burns, you could just see her stunning earrings.

  • Cockatoo Owner Compiles Most Memorable Moments With Unruly Pet
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    Cockatoo Owner Compiles Most Memorable Moments With Unruly Pet

    Harley the cockatoo has become famous with one memorable incident after another at her family home, usually involving the destruction of household objects. This video compilation provides some of the highlights, but there are surely more to come! Credit: Harley the Cockatoo via Storyful

  • Proposed EU ban on daylight saving time could cause clock chaos in no-deal Brexit, warn peers
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    Proposed EU ban on daylight saving time could cause clock chaos in no-deal Brexit, warn peers

    The House of Lords has warned that EU plans to scrap daylight savings time would be disastrous for the UK.

  • David and Victoria Beckham's Cotswolds home 'hit by attempted break-in' while couple are in Australia
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    David and Victoria Beckham's Cotswolds home 'hit by attempted break-in' while couple are in Australia

    David and Victoria Beckham's home in the Cotswolds has been targeted in an attempted break-in, according to reports. The former footballer and fashion designer were on their way to Australia with sons Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper when the attempted break-in took place on Friday, Mail Online reported. CCTV images showed three people, one seen wearing a balaclava, near the property in Great Tew, Oxfordshire.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for calling him a 'quivering coward' — and he even invited the Irishman to Russia in December
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    Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for calling him a 'quivering coward' — and he even invited the Irishman to Russia in December

    Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has forgiven Conor McGregor for insulting him before the UFC 229 event. McGregor called Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov a "quivering coward" in the build-up to the historic mixed martial arts event. Nurmagomedov Sr. said McGregor was welcome to attend a martial arts competition in Dagestan in December.

  • UK urged to take back ISIS 'Beatles' suspected of beheadings in Syria and Iraq
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    UK urged to take back ISIS 'Beatles' suspected of beheadings in Syria and Iraq

    The UK has been urged to take back two suspected ISIS members, from a group dubbed The Beatles, by a senior US military commander. El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are each accused of being part of a four-man group, given the nickname due to their British accents, suspected of 27 beheadings. Major General Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, called on the UK to take back British Islamic State fighters.

  • The Cry finale: Find out how the dark BBC One drama ended
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    The Cry finale: Find out how the dark BBC One drama ended

    Since the finale aired on Sunday night, we finally know the whole truth about what happened to baby Noah and Alastair, and whether Jo really was guilty of any crimes. After the shocking revelation in the penultimate episode that Jo was actually on trial for the murder of Alastair, not baby Noah, the finale shows how her husband's death came about. In a flashback, it is revealed that although Alastair convinces Jo she gave their baby the wrong medicine, it was actually he who fed Noah the wrong, ultimately fatal dosage, and lied to Jo to avoid the repercussions.

  • Strictly Come Dancing latest: Ed Balls says Katya Jones made a 'big mistake' over Seann Walsh kiss
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    Strictly Come Dancing latest: Ed Balls says Katya Jones made a 'big mistake' over Seann Walsh kiss

    Ed Balls has said that Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones made a “big mistake” when she kissed Seann Walsh after a boozy night out. Jones, who is married to fellow professional Neil, apologised after being snapped sharing a “drunken” kiss with Walsh, who was in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries at the time. Balls, who partnered Jones in her first series in 2016, blasted his “good friend” for making a “big mistake” and joked that he was too old to be hit by the Strictly curse.

  • Bricking it: Why the Haunting of Hill House is the scariest TV show ever
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    Bricking it: Why the Haunting of Hill House is the scariest TV show ever

    It has given goosebumps to Stephen King and reportedly scared some viewers to the point of nausea. A family moves into a haunted house, where things bump and gibber in the night. All the way back to Wilkie Collins and Algernon Blackwood, this is one of the genre’s most time-worn set-ups.

  • Brexit news latest: 'One false step could trigger confidence vote' against embattled Theresa May, MPs warn
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    Brexit news latest: 'One false step could trigger confidence vote' against embattled Theresa May, MPs warn

    Theresa May began a crunch week to save her leadership today as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling vowed that the Cabinet will veto any deal that means being trapped “in limbo” under European Union rules. With pressure mounting to find a way out of the Brexit talks deadlock, senior MPs said a confidence vote could be triggered if the Prime Minister makes one false step in the next four days due to a loss of faith on all sides of the Conservative Party. Mrs May came out fighting with a combative article in The Sun vowing to take “the right choices, not the easy ones” and a statement in the Commons telling MPs that “95 per cent” of a Brexit deal had been agreed.

  • The origin of Halloween and how Celtic trick-or-treating became Americanised
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    The origin of Halloween and how Celtic trick-or-treating became Americanised

    Every year as autumn begins, supermarket shelves buckle under pumpkins and Google histories become clogged with fancy dress inspiration searches. There can only be one reason: Halloween, the spooky celebration observed every year in a number of countries on October 31.

  • Dynasty then vs now: How the reboot's cast compares
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    Dynasty then vs now: How the reboot's cast compares

    They haven't just changed the setting. From Digital Spy

  • What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?
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    What are the Brexit terms that have been agreed so far?

    Theresa May will tell MPs "95%" of the UK's divorce deal with the EU has been agreed. The prime minister will deliver a bullish message to the House of Commons later on Monday, when she will state "the shape of the deal across the vast majority of the withdrawal agreement is now clear". Last week, the EU ruled "not enough progress" has been achieved in Brexit talks and so shelved plans for a special summit next month to sign off on a UK divorce deal.

  • Ireland blasphemy referendum: Country to vote on removing the offence from country’s constitution
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    Ireland blasphemy referendum: Country to vote on removing the offence from country’s constitution

    On 26 October, voters in Ireland will go to the polls to decide on whether blasphemy should be removed as an offence from the country’s constitution. The law on blasphemy is generally seen as outdated, and while this is not as contentious a social issue as others like same sex marriage and abortion, a referendum is still required to alter the constitution. The referendum will take place on the same day as the country’s presidential election, in which the incumbent Michael D Higgins is expected to be re-elected.

  • Tottenham need to rediscover their swagger despite best ever start to a Premier League season
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    Tottenham need to rediscover their swagger despite best ever start to a Premier League season

    It is difficult to judge Tottenham. Spurs have made their best start to a Premier League season but there’s something not quite right about Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: How the new Queen biopic nearly didn't happen
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    Bohemian Rhapsody: How the new Queen biopic nearly didn't happen

    Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic of Queen centring on the band’s flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, finally arrives in UK cinemas on 24 October. Finally reaching us with Mr Robot star Rami Malek as Mercury, the film faces the difficult challenge of satisfying the group’s devoted fans, without alienating the novice, while simultaneously capturing the essence of one of the most charismatic and entertaining performers in pop. Stand-up comedian John Robins, a Queen superfan to the point of mania, is precisely the sort of Freddie diehard the project has set itself the near-impossible task of pleasing.

  • UK fintech star WorldRemit transfers in Corcoran as new boss
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    UK fintech star WorldRemit transfers in Corcoran as new boss

    A former chief executive of Paddy Power Betfair (Other OTC: PDYPF - news) ‎ is to become the new boss of WorldRemit, one of Britain's fastest-growing and most valuable financial technology companies. Sky News has learnt that Breon Corcoran will be named this week as WorldRemit's new chief as it nears the status of becoming the UK's latest technology "unicorn" - a start-up worth at least $1bn (£764m). Mr Corcoran, who played a key role in the 2015 merger of Paddy Power (EUREX: 27913021.EX - news) and Betfair Group (Other OTC: BTFRF - news) , left the combined company within the last year.

  • 10 best pregnancy pillows
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    10 best pregnancy pillows

    Pregnancy can be an anxious time. Sleep expert Sammy Margo says most expectant mothers will deal with some interrupted sleep during their pregnancy. “The main issue is finding a comfortable position, particularly towards the third trimester,” she says.

  • World's longest sea bridge set to open as 34-mile, £14bn crossing is finished
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    World's longest sea bridge set to open as 34-mile, £14bn crossing is finished

    The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge is set to open in south-east China, stretching 34 miles and costing £14billion. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the sixth longest bridge on earth, is opening nine years after building first began. It consists of three cable-stayed bridges and one undersea tunnel, and is 14 miles longer than the most narrow width of the English Channel. The bridge was originally meant to be opened in October 2016, but has been beset by delays following legal challenges and a number of injuries and even deaths to workers. Further controversy surrounded its construction when a number of contractors were arrested for falsifying concrete safety test results. However, the sprawling structure is now complete and is expected to be opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping on October 23. The bridge will connect Hong Kong and Macau to Zhuhai as part of China’s plan for a ‘Greater Bay Area’ covering 56,000 sq km across 11 cities in south China.

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    BASF, Nornickel join forces in electric vehicle battery push

    FRANKFURT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Germany's BASF and Russia's Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) have signed a nickel and cobalt supply deal to address growing demand for batteries to power electric vehicles, they said on Monday. The agreement between BASF and Nornickel, the world's second largest nickel producer and a major cobalt maker, highlights the burgeoning market for metals needed for battery production. Part of the deal is a long-term supply agreement for nickel and cobalt feedstocks, while BASF will build a plant to produce battery materials in Harjavalta, Finland, adjacent to a nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Nornickel.