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Trump may face a reckoning in case brought by female accuser

In the weeks leading up to his election, Donald Trump went on a tear against a list of women who had accused him of touching them inappropriately. One was Summer Zervos, who had been a contestant on his reality television show.<p>"False stories. All made up. Lies. Lies. No witnesses. No nothing. All …

Donald Trump

South Korea, U.S. launch air drills amid North Korean warnings of nuclear war

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States launched large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons programme that has raised global tensions.<p>The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, called …

North Korea

Mueller Is Moving Quickly Compared To Past Special Counsel Investigations

For months, there were rumors about a possible indictment against Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser and key campaign aide. He …

CVS-Aetna deal to change how big employers buy health benefits

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's (NYSE:CVS) proposed purchase of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) will change the way many major U.S. corporations buy health coverage for employees and raise new questions over the cost of those benefits, benefit consultants said.<p>CVS on Sunday said it planned to buy Aetna …

'Well Done Mate': Australian Lawmaker Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Australian Member of Parliament Tim Wilson seems to have become the first lawmaker to propose from the House floor, asking his longtime partner Ryan Bolger (who was seated in the gallery) to marry him as the chamber debated legalizing same-sex marriage.<p>Wilson said Australia's debate over same-sex …

LGBTQI

The Cost of Trump's Attacks on the FBI

When cabinet officials don’t push back on Trump’s efforts to delegitimize their agencies, they leave their staff frustrated and demoralized.<p>In July, I had dinner with a friend who has worked as a lawyer in the Justice Department for decades. My friend bemoaned the recent tweets by the president of …

Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia is about to release a group of 'de-radicalized' militants who were once at Guantanamo Bay — and the Trump administration is not happy about it

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Guantánamo, the first non-Saudis to graduate from its 13-year-old deradicalization program. The imminent release of the nine Yemeni men, however, comes at a tense time for the kingdom and a potentially awkward …

Middle East

With Aetna Deal, CVS Looks To Turn Stores Into Health Care Hubs

CVS Health is looking to create a national network of community medical clinics that will serve as "America's front door to quality health care."<p>That's the goal, according to a statement by CEO Larry Merlo on his company's deal for Aetna. It's an ambitious one for CVS, a company better known as a …

Health Care

Redefining Farming

The countryside is changing and an essential question is rising up the rural agenda – how can we produce more food for a growing population but use …

Farming on Mars Gets Boost With First Earthworms Born in ‘Mars’ Soil

Living on Mars just became a bit more realistic after a team was able to produce two healthy earthworms in simulated Martian soil, Space.com reported …

The populist mask is slipping for Trump and the GOP

Dec. 1, 2017, will be remembered as the day when the vast majority of Americans fully grasped the consequences of the 2016 elections. They installed a man in the White House “likely to be under investigation for criminality for a very, very long time to come.” And they gave power to a Republican …

Donald Trump

2016 RNC Delegate: Trump Directed Change To Party Platform On Ukraine Support

<b>Updated at 3:36 p.m. E.D.T. on December 4.</b><p>President Trump may have been involved with a change to the Republican Party campaign platform last year that watered down support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine, according to new information from someone who was involved.<p>Diana Denman, a Republican delegate …

Russia

Why the lion is art’s most powerful symbol

Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon.<p>Anyone who has visited Trafalgar Square in London will know that tourists tend to gravitate to one feature above all others: the set of four enormous bronze lions, …

Ancient History

Attorney: Ex-cop who shot black man had no 'racial animus'

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer who shot an unarmed black man to death in the back as he fled a traffic stop never had any "racial animus" toward minorities in the community, his attorney said Monday.<p>The sentencing hearing for ex-officer Michael Slager opened up with his …

Justice

CVS, Aetna merger: What it means for you

U.S. retail pharmacy CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) reached a $69 billion deal to buy Aetna (NYSE:AET), one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, which provides coverage for more than 46 million Americans.<p>Aetna counts 23.1 million medical members, 14.5 million dental members and 15.2 million …

Forests

WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.<p>The description of the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's Monday morning perfectly encapsulates his entire presidency

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.<p>1. He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we …

Donald Trump

U.S. drills in South Korea trigger ‘nuclear war’ warning from North

Two dozen U.S. stealth jets were among hundreds of aircraft involved in war games in South Korea on Monday intended as a show of strength to neighboring North Korea.<p>Dubbed Vigilant Ace, the annual military drills come amid heightened tensions in the region triggered by Kim Jong Un's missile and …

North Korea

Meek Mill's lawyers seek judge's removal, citing FBI probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill's lawyers renewed their call for a judge who sentenced him to step aside on Monday, saying "there was an FBI investigation" into her conduct and his gun and drug case.<p>The imprisoned musician's legal team wrote in a court filing that he and his representatives …

Criminal Sentencing