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Republican Rep. Hunter indicted for misusing campaign funds
Republican Rep. Hunter indicted for misusing campaign funds
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 23:01:47Z

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used campaign funds to pay for personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal officials said on Tuesday. Hunter, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, has been accused of conspiracy, wire fraud, falsification of records and other charges, said Adam Braverman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.

Famously Thicc, High-Maintenance Cat Finds New Human As Extra As He Is
Famously Thicc, High-Maintenance Cat Finds New Human As Extra As He Is

Bruno is off the market, guys.

The Latest: Manafort stares at jury as guilty verdicts read
The Latest: Manafort stares at jury as guilty verdicts read
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 20:58:36Z

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local):

Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe
Paul Manafort Found Guilty In First Trial Test Of Mueller Probe

ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen
Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 20:32:33Z

Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of "a long-standing persecution". The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, 42, a Harvey Weinstein accuser and leading figure in the #MeToo movement, had paid actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett $380,000 over the alleged 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.

Paul Manafort Convicted at Fraud Trial in Setback for Trump
Paul Manafort Convicted at Fraud Trial in Setback for Trump

A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, at his fraud trial, handing a crucial victory to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort was found guilty on five counts of tax fraud, one count of failing to file a financial document with the government

Post Malone
Post Malone's Gulfstream private jet made an emergency landing after blowing out two tires during takeoff

A Gulfstream G-IV private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires while taking off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday. The jet made a successful emergency landing at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, New York shortly before 4:00 pm on Tuesday. The Gulfstream jet was en

The Latest: Former governor compares activists with Nazis
The Latest: Former governor compares activists with Nazis

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the toppling of a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (all times local):

Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren's Far-Reaching New Bill Aims To Actually Drain The Swamp

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a sweeping plan on

Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Matt Adams claimed on revocable waivers
Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Matt Adams claimed on revocable waivers

UPDATE: That was quick. The Nats have traded Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals. UPDATE: And they've traded Murphy to the Cubs. The Nats' 2018 season is effectively over. 2:28 PM: Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Bryce Harper, Matt

Michael Cohen Implicates Trump In Illegal Election Interference Plea
Michael Cohen Implicates Trump In Illegal Election Interference Plea

Michael Cohen, who worked for more than a decade as Donald Trump's loyal

Colorado man hears murder charges in death of wife, two children
Colorado man hears murder charges in death of wife, two children
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 18:23:48Z

A Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters appeared in court on Tuesday to hear the charges against him, days after his family members' bodies were discovered at the oil field where he worked. Chris Watts, 33, barely spoke and did not formally enter a plea to the charges during his court appearance in Greeley, Colorado, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Denver. The sensational case began in the nearby community of Frederick last week when Watts' wife, Shanann, and their two daughters, ages 3 and 4, were reported missing in the former mining town.

S&P hits record high, equals longest-ever bull run
S&P hits record high, equals longest-ever bull run

The benchmark S&P 500 touched a record high on Tuesday and equaled its longest-ever bull-market run, as U.S. stocks rose on encouraging earnings reports and hopes that the United States and China could ...

Argento denies sexual assault, says Bourdain made payment
Argento denies sexual assault, says Bourdain made payment

Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement. Argento, who has alleged that film producer Harvey Weinstein

Former Trump lawyer Cohen discussing plea deal with prosecutors: source
Former Trump lawyer Cohen discussing plea deal with prosecutors: source

NBC News said Cohen, 51, has not reached a plea agreement, but one could be reached as early as Tuesday, NBC News said. Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, declined to comment. The probe is being led by the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan.

The Trump Administration Released a Plan to Fight Climate Change. It Could Actually Make Things Worse
The Trump Administration Released a Plan to Fight Climate Change. It Could Actually Make Things Worse

The root of the issue is simple: the Trump administration has no interest in fighting climate change.

Dad of slain pregnant woman breaks down in Colorado court as murder charges read against son-in-law
Dad of slain pregnant woman breaks down in Colorado court as murder charges read against son-in-law

Chris Watts is accused of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, last week.

Kremlin says it does not understand Microsoft's U.S. hacking allegations
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 16:48:14Z

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not understand allegations from Microsoft that hackers linked to Russia's government had tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks. The software giant said it had thwarted the Russia-linked attempts last week, which it suggested showed Moscow was broadening its attacks in the build-up to November mid-term elections. "We don't know what hackers they are talking about," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call when asked about Microsoft's accusations.

US inmates launch nationwide strike
US inmates launch nationwide strike

US prisoners on Tuesday declared a nationwide strike demanding changes to correctional institutions including living conditions, pathways to parole and voting rights restoration. The US incarceration rate is the world's highest: about 2.2 million people were behind bars at the end of 2016, a figure the American Civil Liberties Union says represents approximately one-fifth of the global population of prisoners. The strike -- set to continue through September 9, according to organizers -- was called in response to a deadly riot in April at a maximum security prison in South Carolina, Lee Correctional Institution.

Tiger Woods says the PGA Tour
Tiger Woods says the PGA Tour's Player of the Year race is over

On Tuesday morning, Woods answered 26 questions from the assembled media at Ridgefield Country Club. It's not real complicated," said Woods, who has won the award a record 11 times, before expanding a bit. Woods won four of his six starts to begin 2008, including that epic playoff win at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist
Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist

In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity. Every few weeks, Bell puts messages of protest on the side of the Trump International Hotel. Activist groups have paid his crew to travel as far away as Finland to project images on prominent

Arctic
Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time   

The thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, experts have warned. One meteorologist described the phenomenon - recorded for the first time this year - as "scary". Scientists said it could prove catastrophic for polar bears and seals, threatening their survival. The sea off the north coast of Greenland had long been known as "the last ice area" because it was expected to be the last place to remain frozen, given it had the oldest and thickest ice. Others said it could force scientists to revise their theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand global warming the longest. The sea off the north coast of...

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet
Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet on Tuesday, with President Hassan Rouhani insisting that Tehran's military strength was only designed to deter enemies and create "lasting peace". Images on state television showed Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new "Kowsar" fourth-generation fighter at the National Defence Industry exhibition in Tehran. "When I speak of our readiness to defend, it means we seek lasting peace.

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen
Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen

Italian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of "a long-standing persecution". The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, 42, a Harvey Weinstein accuser and leading figure in the #MeToo movement, had paid actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett $380,000 over the alleged 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.

Trump Implies Taking Away Security Clearances Is Punishment For Criticizing Him
Trump Implies Taking Away Security Clearances Is Punishment For Criticizing Him

President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued to lash out at former top

Asia Argento Denies Payment To Actor Was Over Sexual Assault
Asia Argento Denies Payment To Actor Was Over Sexual Assault

Actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento is speaking out against a

Hours-long battle ends in Kabul after militants killed
Hours-long battle ends in Kabul after militants killed
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 14:54:24Z

Militants rattled the Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday in an hours-long attack that saw parts of the city showered with mortar fire, sparking intense clashes with security forces who used air strikes to quell the assault. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, was near the presidential palace

Facebook moves to rate users on trustworthiness: report
Facebook moves to rate users on trustworthiness: report

Facebook Inc has started scoring its users based on their trustworthiness in an attempt to fight misinformation, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive. The social media giant ...

Trump
Trump's environment agency seeks to roll back Obama-era clean power plan
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 14:31:29Z

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's regulatory efforts to combat climate change, in a move critics said would have dire environmental and health consequences. The proposal released by the Environmental Protection Agency would grant states the ability to write their own weaker regulations for the plants and give them the ability to seek permission to opt out of regulations on power plant emissions. The effort to re-write the plan is the latest move by the EPA under President Donald Trump, a Republican, to roll back environmental protections put in place by Obama, Trump's Democratic predecessor.

Husband and Wife Die After Being Caught in Riptide off New Hampshire Beach
Husband and Wife Die After Being Caught in Riptide off New Hampshire Beach

Michael and Laura Cote were both unconscious when they were pulled from the water at the Seabrook shore about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Accused former Nazi guard arrested, deported to Germany
Accused former Nazi guard arrested, deported to Germany
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 14:14:57Z

Acting on a 2004 deportation order, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement took Jakiw Palij, now 95, into custody and sent him to Germany, the White House said in a statement. Palij was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1949, becoming a United States citizen eight years later, the White House statement said. In 2001, Palij told Department of Justice officials that he had trained at the Nazi SS Training Camp in Trawniki, in German-occupied Poland, in 1943, the White House said.

Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found
Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found

Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of a 20-year-old Iowa college student who vanished from a small town one month ago, a spokesman for a reward fund said Tuesday. Greg Willey of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said he learned of the discovery from a close family friend of Mollie

EPA Proposes Gutting Obama
EPA Proposes Gutting Obama's Signature Climate Rule To Lower Power Plant Pollution

The Trump administration proposed its replacement Tuesday to gut a

Jon Stewart Rescues Goats That Wandered Onto NYC Subway Tracks
Jon Stewart Rescues Goats That Wandered Onto NYC Subway Tracks

Jon Stewart perhaps hasn't gotten this kind of billing since he hosted "The Daily Show."

We Need To Know Brett Kavanaugh's Role In Bush-Era Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
We Need To Know Brett Kavanaugh's Role In Bush-Era Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

GOP leaders recently decided they wouldn't request records that Supreme Court

More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms - This Time Targeting Conservatives
More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms - This Time Targeting Conservatives

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it had uncovered -- and thwarted -- fresh

Man admits wife
Man admits wife's murder, blames her for daughters' deaths

DENVER (AP) - The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their mother inside the family'

Eyeing U.S., Iran says to boost military might, unveils new fighter jet
Eyeing U.S., Iran says to boost military might, unveils new fighter jet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic's military prowess was what deterred Washington from attacking it, adding that under President Donald Trump the United States was becoming isolated even from its own allies. "We should make ourselves ready to fight against the military powers who want to take over our territory and our resources," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television ahead of Wednesday's National Defence Industry Day. "Why does the United States not attack us?

Malaysia
Malaysia's Mahathir cancels China-backed rail, pipeline projects
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 08:53:04Z

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project and a natural gas pipeline project in Sabah will be canceled for now, according to media reports. Mahathir made the comments while addressing

Taiwan says China
Taiwan says China 'out of control' as it loses El Salvador to Beijing
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 08:51:10Z

Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries worldwide, many of them small, less developed nations in Central America and the Pacific, including Belize and Nauru. Speaking in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan would not bow to pressure, describing El Salvador's decision as further

Trump
Trump's Fed attack sees dollar dive and stocks struggle

Critical comments by U.S. President Donald Trump about the country's central bank held back some stocks on Tuesday, while the dollar fell for the fourth consecutive day in its worst spell since March. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump said late on Monday he was "not thrilled"

Melania Trump's Anti-Cyberbullying Tweet Does Not Go Over Well
Melania Trump's Anti-Cyberbullying Tweet Does Not Go Over Well

Melania Trump's "Be Best" campaign continues to receive an icy reception.

Exclusive: Trump doesn
Exclusive: Trump doesn't expect much from China trade talks this week

U.S. President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. Trump said in an interview that he had "no time frame" for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose tariffs on virtually all goods

Trump Promised to Bring Back Coal. It
Trump Promised to Bring Back Coal. It's Declining Again

More than any other recent president, Donald Trump came to office promising to revive coal and restore mining jobs. The industry, which will be a focus of Trump's visit to West Virginia on Tuesday, has rebounded slightly from a devastating 2016, when cheap natural gas was crushing coal in the power

Tweeters Erupt Over Donald Trump's 'Racist' Praise Of Border Patrol Agent
Tweeters Erupt Over Donald Trump's 'Racist' Praise Of Border Patrol Agent

President Donald Trump faced yet more accusations of racism on Monday after he

China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan
China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan
  • World
  • 2018-08-21 05:45:53Z

China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations Tuesday as the Central American nation ditched Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island. Beijing has been using its economic clout to peel away international support for the democratically-ruled island, leaving

Mexican state confirms man arrested by ICE in IE is wanted for homicide
Mexican state confirms man arrested by ICE in IE is wanted for homicide

An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico.

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms
Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

The company says a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake Web domains that mimicked two conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate.

With push from PETA, animal crackers bust out of their cages
With push from PETA, animal crackers bust out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which

Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina
Protesters topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina
  • US
  • 2018-08-21 04:18:39Z

About 300 demonstrators gathered at the base of Silent Sam, a memorial to the Confederate soldiers killed during the Civil War, at about 7 p.m. (2300 GMT) to hold a protest and march. About two hours later, the statue, which had been standing on the Chapel Hill campus since 1913, was on the ground, local media reported. Protesters pulled the statue with rope and threw dirt on it, local media reported.

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