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Lawyer says he gave Trump team dirt on Schneiderman

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York lawyer said he told President Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, years ago that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was abusing women.<p>Schneiderman, a frequent legal nemesis of the president, resigned this week after The New Yorker published the …

Donald Trump

Dossier author was told FBI had a source inside Trump Organization

WASHINGTON – The former British spy who compiled a controversial dossier alleging coordination between then-candidate Donald Trump and the Kremlin was told that the FBI had "a source" inside the Trump Organization whose information lent some credibility to his findings, a witness told congressional …

Donald Trump

Mike Pompeo offers aid to North Korea in exchange for forfeiting nukes

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has offered economic help to impoverished North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons, as the two countries prepare for a historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.<p>A day after returning from a trip to Pyongyang, Pompeo said he had “good” and …

North Korea

Apple Music has also unplugged R. Kelly from its playlists

Spotify and Pandora publicly banned R. Kelly's music from their own playlists while he faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, but Apple Music had already quietly done the same, according to <i>Rolling Stone</i>. While you can still find the artist's tunes on all three services, the trio has …

Apple Music

Iran vows to restart nuclear program if deal collapses

<b>Tehran (CNN) —</b> Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions.<p>In a statement published Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he would …

Middle East

Sarah Sanders says AT&T paying Cohen was the ‘definition of draining the swamp’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump when asked about the payments between AT&T and the president’s …

Donald Trump

It’s Time for Trump Voters to Face the Bitter Truth

Republicans elected a president who promised to take on D.C.—instead, Trump has presided over an extraordinary auction of access and influence.<p>Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” while running for office. Voters gave him the opportunity to follow through when they propelled him to the White …

Donald Trump

Anna Faris Responds to Chris Pratt's 'Divorce Sucks' Comment and Says She's Still a Romantic

Anna Faris recently opened up about her divorce from Chris Pratt and responded to his comments last month that “divorce sucks.”<p>While promoting her …

Relationships

Trump’s latest rage-filled tirade unmasks Paul Ryan’s lies

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>In January 2017, at a town hall meeting broadcast live to the nation on CNN, Paul Ryan made a heartfelt promise to an anxious “dreamer” mom: He and president-elect Donald Trump would do everything in their power to make sure she could remain in the United States.<p>“What we have to do …

Donald Trump

First launch of SpaceX’s revamped Falcon 9 carries Bangladesh’s space ambitions

Today brings historic firsts for both SpaceX and Bangladesh: the former is sending up the final, highly updated revision of its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, and the latter is launching its first satellite. It’s a preview of the democratized space economy to come this century.<p><b>Update</b>: Success! …

Space Travel

Rudy Giuliani showed up in court. His client wasn't the President.

<b>(CNN) —</b> One day after Rudy Giuliani announced he was leaving his law firm to offer his "sole concentration" to President Donald Trump, Giuliani appeared in a Broward County, Florida, courtroom Friday to represent a woman accused in an insurance fraud case.<p>The former New York City mayor, who …

Donald Trump

Lawmaker anger builds after White House aide mocks 'dying' McCain

Former Vice President Joe Biden said decency in the Trump administration has hit "rock bottom" and Meghan McCain asked why the staffer hasn't been fired.<p>WASHINGTON — Furor built Friday among lawmakers in both parties and family members following reports that one of President Donald Trump's aides, …

Donald Trump

Arizona woman accused of sending 65,000 text messages after first date with man she met online

PHOENIX --- An Arizona woman accused of sending 65,000 text messages to a man she met online said she thought that she'd met her "soulmate."<p>Paradise Valley police arrested Jacqueline Ades, 31, Tuesday on suspicion of stalking and harassing a man she met online, according to Maricopa County court …

Crime

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

TORONTO (AP) — Masai Ujiri believes Dwane Casey deserves to be recognized as the best coach in the NBA, but the Toronto president doesn't think Casey should be leading the Raptors.<p>So the Raptors fired Casey, praising him on his way out the door.<p>Hours after the Raptors announced they were parting …

Basketball

'Pharma bro' fraudster Martin Shkreli ordered to pay $388,000 in restitution to swindled investor

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered "pharma bro" scammer Martin Shkreli to immediately pay a defrauded hedge fund investor about $388,000 in …

Corruption

Xi Says China To Lower Trade Barriers As Beijing Files WTO Complaint Against U.S.

<b>Updated at 4:40 a.m. ET</b><p>China's President Xi Jinping says his country will "significantly lower" import tariffs on automobiles as part of a broader move to open up its economy amid a major trade dispute with the U.S.<p>In a speech at the Boao Forum for Asia, a business forum held on China's southern …

China

The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto merger just got a major green light — but farmers are terrified

A blockbuster deal between Bayer and Monsanto appears to be moving ahead.<p>On Monday, the US Department of Justice approved the German pharmaceutical and chemical group's bid to buy the US seed giant for more than $60 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. Bayer agreed to sell off additional …

Agriculture

Federal Reserve proposes new capital rules for Wall Street

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new rules that could allow some large banks to reduce the amount of capital they must hold as a cushion against a future economic shock.<p>The proposal may clear the way for some large banks to reduce their capital levels in the future but …

Economy

Russia Vetoes U.S. Resolution On Syria In U.N. Security Council

<b>Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET</b><p>At a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday, Russia has vetoed a resolution on Syria drafted by the United States on the latest apparent chemical weapons attack, at a time when President Trump is considering launching new military action.<p>Meanwhile, inspectors from the …

Middle East

The Mark Zuckerberg vs. Ted Cruz Showdown Was the Most Explosive Part of Today's Facebook Testimony

For the better part of its first two hours, Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress on Tuesday was a tedious affair. The problem, it seemed, were …

Social Media

Raids on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump as well as information related to the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing one of …

Donald Trump

The Latest: UN nixes Russian text on Syria gas attack probe

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the developments in Syria (all times local):<p>1:15 a.m.<p>The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian resolution that would have welcomed an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into a suspected poison gas attack in the suburbs of …

Middle East

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

Four U.S. officials said Russia's signal scrambling has seriously affected military operations.<p>WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The …

Military

The White House just let slip a big secret about firing Robert Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 24 hours removed from Donald Trump musing that "many people" have told him he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders made clear that that the White House has researched such a move and believes Trump has the ability to do it.<p>"He certainly believes he has the …

Donald Trump

Here Is the Gender Pay Gap in Every U.S. State — and What Could Be Behind It

There are some huge differences.<p>Women in America earn around 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. That means that, across the board, women have to …

Demographics

The FBI just proved Donald Trump wrong on attorney-client privilege

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "Attorney--client privilege is dead!"<p>That tweet was a direct reaction to the fact that the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday, seizing scores of documents including some privileged …

Donald Trump

Trump slams Bergdahl decision: 'Complete and total disgrace'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the decision allowing Bowe Bergdahl not to serve prison time is a "complete and total disgrace."<p>He tweeted, "The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military."<p>Trump's tweet comes after …

Donald Trump

Trump: I don't remember meeting at center of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn't "remember much" about a March 2016 meeting with his campaign foreign policy adviser that is …

Donald Trump

I've spent months covering Republican tax policy. This bill is way worse than I expected.

The party had some legitimately good ideas. They’re not in this bill.<p>I’m not the target audience for the Republican tax bill.<p>My general take on what’s wrong with the American tax code is that income taxes should be filed automatically by the IRS, that the government doesn’t tax harmful activities …

Trump Didn't Tell the Truth About Russia

In February, the president was asked a series of questions about his campaign’s contacts with Russia. His answers don’t hold up.<p>Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated, he gave a press conference in which he addressed subjects including the probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. …