May 18, 2019

Trump's golf scores hacked to make him look like a worse-off player

President Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Four fake scores were posted to President Trump's U.S. Golf Association account, an act that has since been concluded as a hack into Trump’s GHIN profile, Golfweek confirmed.

The big picture: Trump’s page posted scores well above his scores of 70s and 80s — 101, 100, 108 and 102. Despite the hack, stories have previously circulated that President Trump is not the most honest golfer — claims he denies — according to retired sports writer Rick Reilly in his book, "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump."

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Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,251 people and infected almost 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges

Clients use an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Wells Fargo agreed to a pay a combined $3 billion to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for opening millions of fake customer accounts between 2002 and 2016, the SEC said in a press release.

The big picture: The fine "is among the largest corporate penalties reached during the Trump administration," the Washington Post reports.