James Comey, the former director of the FBI, speculated Sunday that if President Donald Trump weren’t the leader of the country he’d be “in serious jeopardy of being charged” as part of the government’s sweeping indictments of the lawyer Michael Cohen. During a conversation with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday evening, Comey spoke about his time in the White House, his newfound status as a perpetual target of Trump’s Twitter tirades and his thoughts on special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into the 2016 presidential election.
Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights activist accused of working as an agent for the Kremlin in the U.S., has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, according to several media reports Monday. Butina, 30, was arrested in July and charged with illegally acting as an agent of the Russian Federation. U.S. authorities charged that she had used her close ties to the National Rifle Association and conservative operatives to wage a covert influence campaign and even tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In what looked like a scene from Avatar.(Photo: Simon Pierce/Caters News) Incredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the
Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost fully booked for the holiday. Bethlehem store owners also said they were benefiting from a surge of visitors to Israel in its 70th anniversary year. Filing past a sixteen-meter Christmas tree in Manger Square, lines of pilgrims squeeze through the narrow sandstone entrance to Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, a centuries-old basilica whose grotto, Christians believe, is where Jesus was born.
Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial school in Torrance, California, according to news reports. “It is with much sadness that I am informing families of St. James School that an internal investigation has revealed that, over a period of years, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang have been involved in the personal use of a substantial amount of School funds,” Monsignor Michael Meyers wrote in a letter dated Nov. 28.
At least four deaths have been blamed on "mammoth" snowstorm in the Southeast, causing drivers to abandon their cars on the road due to dangerous conditions.
Teachers and administrators agreed Sunday to suspend the nation’s first-ever charter school strike, ending a four-day work stoppage at one of the largest charter networks in Chicago. The strike against the Acero charter school network affected only about 7,500 of Chicago’s 371,000 public school students.
First came the abrupt resignation on Monday night of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, which sent stock, bond and currency markets tumbling when they reopened on Tuesday. Then Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party faced defeat in three key states that he carried in his 2014 national victory, in what amounts to his biggest political setback since taking office. “The results reveal the declining political stock of Narendra Modi going into the national elections,” said Katharine Adeney, director of University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute.
Protesters known as the “Yellow Jackets” display their national flag as they march on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on Dec. 8, 2018. PARIS — The City of Light was a ghost town Saturday. “I’ve never seen Paris like this before,” said my translator, Anne Millereau, on an eerily deserted street one block from the Champs Élysées and not far from the Arc de Triomphe, where apartment buildings were darkened and not even a dog-walker could be seen on the sidewalk.
Police are investigating anti-Semitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh, including the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where a gunman killed 11 people and injured six others at a synagogue in October. “Such hate-filled material will not be tolerated in Pittsburgh ― not by residents, City officials nor Law Enforcement,” the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said in a statement Sunday. Photos circulated online Sunday, the eighth night of Hanukkah, purporting to show the pamphlets in question.
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A costly British exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal is increasingly likely, France's European affairs minister said on Monday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote on a deal in the face of defeat. "We must not lose sight of the fact that despite the latest developments, a rejection of the withdrawal agreement is more and more likely," Nathalie Loiseau told lawmakers. "The risk of a no-deal exit would also be an exit that would be undoubtedly extremely costly for the United Kingdom but which would be damaging for the EU too." "Some are drawing up other scenarios and the confusion in London remains particularly strong," she added.
Authorities say an Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion. Sixteen-year-old Aaron Trejo was charged as an adult with murder on Monday in the Sunday killing of Breana Rouhselang and the fetus. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is suspected in the death of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found near her northern Indiana home in a restaurant's dumpster.
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The financial executive of the telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. was arrested on December 1 at the request of the United States, which accuses her of fraud regarding the ban on trade with Iran. The arrest of the daughter of the founder of Huawei triggered a fall of the markets in Asia and Europe and an increase of tensions between China, Canada and the United States.
Policymakers in the United States have long believed that U.S. assistance to Taiwan, such as arms sales and an implicit promise to militarily assisting Taipei if China invades Taiwan, is critical to maintaining the peace and security across the Taiwan Strait. Such belief, however, has recently been challenged.
Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the Force India Formula One team, will discover his fate at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The loans from the state-owned IDBI bank were intended to bail out his failed carrier Kingfisher Airlines.
A bipartisan group of 44 former Senators released a forceful editorial on Monday urging current members of the chamber to protect the “rule of law” and “be steadfast guardians of our democracy” as special counsel Robert Mueller ramps up his investigation surrounding the 2016 presidential election. In a letter published by The Washington Post, the group, which includes several long-serving members from both sides of the aisle including Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Al D’Amato (R-NY) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), warned of an approaching “dangerous period” that compelled them to “speak up about serious challenges to the rule of law” and the Constitution. “We are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and the House’s commencement of investigations of the president and his administration,” the group wrote.
After spending much of the day in negative territory, stocks largely finished higher on Monday, shaking off a slew of concerns, including rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, the delayed Brexit vote and a worrisome signal from the bond market. The Dow Jones industrial average erased a 507-point decline to close higher by 34 points, or 0.1 percent, at 24,423 on Monday. "Everything is all over the map. Investors are trying to find some kind of direction," said Chris Cook, founder and president of Beacon Capital Management.
Speaking to a spokeswoman for the school district, CNN reports Sinclair had been placed on administrative leave as of last Thursday. “Principal Sinclair was in her first year as an employee at Elkhorn Public Schools,” she said.
Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will take a $4.6 billion charge related to its Oath media assets - which includes digital media sites Yahoo and AOL - and a severance charge of up to $2.1 billion for voluntary buyouts in the fourth quarter. The largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscribers said in a regulatory filing that it saw fewer benefits than it expected from the combination of businesses that make up Oath. Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.48 billion in 2017 and AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015.
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of a hospital in eastern Congo that has treated tens of thousands of victims of the country's conflicts for two decades, and Iraqi activist Nadia Murad received the prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. "I insist on reparations, measures that give survivors compensation and satisfaction and enable them to start a new life," he said.
On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six people their lives ― six good people. I seriously injured two others. I didn’t even think I was drunk, which I know sounds ridiculous, but I was drinking a lot in those days
President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. Macron is perceived by many in France as arrogant, for instance telling an unemployed man he could find a job if he "crosses the street" and advising a retiree not to complain. Facing exceptional protests, French President Emmanuel Macron is promising to speed up tax relief for struggling workers and to scrap a tax hike for retirees.