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Donald Trump says he's not running for New York governor, calls state GOP 'dysfunctional'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he will not run for governor and criticized the state's Republican Party for failing to unify behind him. "While I won't be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won," he posted on Twitter, "I have much bigger plans in mind- stay tuned, will happen!" The executive vice-president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Trump, Michael Cohen, confirmed that Trump will not run but said he could not elaborate on Trump's bigger plans.

Trump tells NJ Republicans Christie will 'be fine' after scandals

SOMERSET, N.J. - Real estate developer Donald Trump told a group of New Jersey Republicans he expects New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make it through the scandals that are plaguing his administration. "He's doing fine and it's going to be fine," Trump told the Somerset County Republican Organization, where he received the group's "Republican of the Year" award Wednesday night. "We all go through these patches," said Trump. "I wish him well."

Miss Universe to be crowned in Russia for first time

Women representing 86 countries will vie for the Miss Universe crown Saturday at the final of the 61-year-old beauty contest, which is being held in Russia for the first time. But the decision to stage the show in Moscow has sparked a fresh debate over Russia's new law banning "homosexual propaganda", a measure that prompted the original US co-host to pull out. The glitzy contest will be held at a concert hall on the edge of Moscow and beamed around the world's television screens to an audience of around two billion people.

Glitz and politics as Russia hosts Miss Universe for first time

Russia on Tuesday began hosting Miss Universe for the first time in the pageant's 61-year history, with contestants from 86 countries shimmying along a catwalk in a concert hall in Moscow. Politics came near to overshadowing the glitz as one US host refused to come in protest at an anti-gay law, while the contest's owner, Donald Trump, declared US leaker Edward Snowden, who is living in hiding in Russia, persona non grata.

Donald Trump says he is thinking about buying NY's Plum Island, site of animal-research lab

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Donald Trump is thinking about adding an island to his already flashy portfolio. The real estate mogul and TV reality star said Tuesday he's considering purchasing New York's Plum Island, but has yet to make a final decision. "I'd be interested in looking at it," Trump told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "It is a very complicated subject and nobody knows what is going to happen."

FBI HQ in DC gets The Donald's attention

Flamboyant New York property developer and reality TV star Donald Trump is casting his eye on what some Washingtonians consider an architectural eyesore in the US capital -- FBI headquarters. He told The Washington Post in an interview posted online Wednesday that he might take an opportunity to acquire the Brutalist-style premises on Pennsylvania Avenue in return for erecting a new and bigger home for the storied federal law enforcement agency.

Trump outlines plans for luxury hotel in Washington landmark

By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to turn a towering Washington landmark into one of the world's top luxury hotels, part of a rejuvenation of the U.S. capital's downtown. The entrepreneur and TV personality said "cost is no object" when it came to restoring the 1890s-era Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue midway between the White House and the Capitol.

Column: MTV's Miley Cyrus mess, Donald Trump and the law, and who benefits from federal fines

By Steven Brill 1. Ask about the Miley Cyrus sleaze: In the wake of MTV's universally-panned decision to feature 20-year-old Miley Cyrus in a cringe-producing sex pantomime with 36-year-old Robin Thicke during the telecast of the MTV Video Music Awards, reporters ought to be sticking microphones in front of producers and executives at MTV and its parent Viacom.

Some students call Trump U. a scam; 'What I learned there I could read on the Internet'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Bob Guillo spent almost $35,000 hoping to learn some of Donald Trump's real estate secrets. Instead, he says, he left the sessions of Trump University cash-poor, with little more than a photo of himself next to a life-size cardboard cutout of the mogul, who never even showed up. "They told everybody to get their credit card limits raised to buy real estate, but the true purpose was to pay $35,000 for the next bunch of seminars," said Guillo, of Manhasset, on Long Island.

Donald Trump accused of fraud

New York, Aug 26 (EFE).- New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke out Monday in defense of the $40 million civil lawsuit his office filed against mogul Donald Trump, who in turn blasted the prosecutor as a "political hack." Trump also suggested that President Barack Obama could be behind the accusation against him. The billionaire was one of the main instigators of the claim that Obama was not born in the United States.
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