Michael Cohen claims President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to make hush money payments during the 2016 election campaign to two women who alleged they had affairs with him. Cohen — Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer who was this week sentenced to three years in prison for crimes involving campaign finance and lying to Congress — made the claim during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that aired early Friday. “I gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty,” Michael Cohen tells @ABC News' @GStephanopoulos.
A Georgia police officer and a suspect died Thursday night after a traffic stop led to a foot chase and shooting just east of Atlanta, authorities said. DeKalb County police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference that the unidentified officer and suspect died at an Atlanta hospital from injuries sustained during the Thursday evening shooting, according to news outlets. "Tonight, a DeKalb County Police officer died in the line of duty serving its citizens of DeKalb County," Conroy said.
A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in the state of New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl -- who illegally crossed the border from Mexico along with her father and dozens of others -- died of "dehydration and shock," the newspaper reported, citing the US Customs and Border Protection. The child -- whom CBP said "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days" -- began having seizures over eight hours after being detained, was flown to a hospital and died there, the Post said.
CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens, with details emerging from an ongoing investigation into Moonves' conduct and news surfacing of other instances of sexual misconduct at CBS. In the latest revelation, CBS acknowledged that it reached a $9.5 million confidential settlement last year with actress Eliza Dushku, who said she was written off the show "Bull" in March 2017 after complaining about on-set sexual comments from its star, Michael Weatherly.
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he had no mandate to reopen Brexit negotiations with Britain, while the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he "admired" Prime Minister Theresa May. Tusk and Juncker were speaking at a news conference after two days of talks at an EU summit that were dominated by the issue of Brexit and saw the other 27 national leaders of the bloc offer May only vague assurances over their Brexit deal. quot;I have no mandate to organize any further negotiations.
“Our position on the solution hasn’t changed,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a conference in Doha on Saturday. Last week, Sheikh Tamim spurned an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend a gathering of Gulf monarchies, which was seen as a sign of thawing relations after 18 months of Qatar’s boycott by the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The overture came as Saudi Arabia sought to defuse pressure over the killing of a vocal critic in Istanbul.
Cohen goes from pariah to media darling; Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel react.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. "It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was also sitting next to his wife on the overnight flight in January. Ramamoorthy had molested the victim while unbuttoning her blouse and unzipping her trousers as she slept. Prosecutors asked the court for a sentence of nearly 11 years but James Amberg, Ramamoorthy’s defence lawyer, had asked the court for a sentence of less than 10 years.
Fox & Friends worries what Michael Cohen had taped, says Trump needs an "A Team" of lawyers given that Cohen might have corroborating evidence, and attacks Cohen for being disloyal to Trump. After President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohenappeared Friday on “Good Morning America” to explain his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, the folks on “Fox & Friends” said he was being “disloyal” to the president. On Friday morning’s “Fox & Friends,” hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade questioned how truthful Cohen could be now that he’s been found guilty of lying to Congress.
Prominent insurance company Pacific Life has pulled its commercials from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program because of his controversial comments that immigrants are making America “dirtier. A company statement posted on Twitter noted: “We strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements. Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in.
The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington. Ottawa confirmed on Thursday that China had detained two Canadian nationals under what Beijing has said is suspicion of threatening its national security. The resulting crisis is to blame on "a trade war between China and the United States," Fred Bild, a former Canadian diplomat and Asian studies professor at the University of Montreal, told AFP.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted with a standing ovation as he took the stage amid speculation about whether he will launch his own 2020 campaign for president. He did not directly address the possibility of another run in the speech that marks his final scheduled public event in 2018.
Brazil on Friday launched the first of five attack submarines built with French technology in a 35 billion-real ($8.9 billion) program planned to end in 2029 with delivery of a nuclear-powered submarine. President Michel Temer and his right-wing successor, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, both pressed the button that lowered into the sea the 1,700-ton submarine named Riachuelo at a Rio de Janeiro naval base. Temer's wife, Marcela, had christened the vessel, by smashing a champagne bottle against its hull.
img class="editorial" src="http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/autoclassics_668/bf679b69a9377acaee2546fbbe5a54da"/ The opportunity to own the very first 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will cross the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 18, and all of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's mission to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby will be on stage to hype up the crowd in an effort to push the sale price even higher to help the charity. br/ The buyer of the first new Shelby GT500 will be able to choose from all of the available colors and options.
SplashData is out with its eighth annual compilation of the Worst Passwords of the Year, a ranking it produces after evaluating more than 5 million passwords that have been leaked on the Internet. If you use any of these, we can’t stress this enough. As SplashData puts it themselves, anyone using any of these passwords is putting themselves “at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen.
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says a young Italian journalist who was badly wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died. French President Emmanuel Macron says authorities are working to clarify how the suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack was not stopped before he could act. Cherif Chekatt had been on a French intelligence watch list for radicalism before he allegedly killed four people and wounded several others in Tuesday's attack.
An explosive court ruling to wipe out Obamacare has revived the acrimonious health care battle in Washington and tossed a political bomb in President Donald Trump’s lap as he gears up to run for re-election. The case may not be resolved in the courts before 2020, legal experts said, which could make it a defining issue in the race for the White House and Congress. Democrats immediately jumped on the Friday night ruling to warn that health care coverage for millions of Americans was at stake due to the Republican-led lawsuit that sought to void popular parts of Obamacare, including protections for pre-existing conditions and a ban on annual lifetime limits.
Cash deposited in Robinhood's new checking and savings product that was rolled out this week by the fintech investing platform is not insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the nonprofit membership corporation said Friday. Robinhood made headlines on Thursday when it announced that the new products can earn 3 percent, much better than what traditional banks offer on checking and savings accounts. It's also the highest yield among online banks and other fintechs known to provide generous deposit rates.
Demonstrators took to the streets of Baidoa in southwest Somalia for a second day Friday protesting the arrest of a former Islamist militant leader who was vying for the regional presidency. Tyres burned, roads were blocked and shots fired as police tried to break up crowds of hundreds of angry protesters in the city where regional presidential elections are due to be held on 19 December. Muktar Robow, who defected from the jihadist Shabaab movement last year, was detained by the government on Thursday, accused of "organising a militia" and seeking to "undermine stability", and flown to the capital Mogadishu.
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Authorities said her father spoke in Spanish to Border agents and signed a form indicating she was in good health, though a Guatemalan official said Friday that the family's native language was a Mayan dialect. CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said agents "did everything in their power" to save her. The episode drew immediate questions from members of Congress and others about whether more could have been done.
"After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven one thing-there was NO collusion with Russia. The report released on Friday showed that Mueller's office and other Justice Department offices assisting with the probe had spent $8.5 million combined from April 2018 through September 2018. A total of about $4.6 million came from Mueller's office and the other $3.9 million came from other Justice Department offices providing assistance, through the report says that money would have still been expended "irrespective of the existence" of the special counsel.
The incident led to several crashes as motorists exited their vehicles and scrambled to pick up the cash.