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What's next for Paul Manafort?

The former Trump campaign chairman's trial could go to the jury this week — but his legal drama is far from over.<p>A verdict in Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial could come as early as this week, but it will hardly be the last word on his fate.<p>A conviction would threaten to jail Manafort, 69, for the …

Donald Trump

‘The Whole World Will Miss Her’: Celebrities, Fans Mourn Aretha Franklin

Notables from the music industry and beyond shared their grief<p>Around the world, fans, entertainers and music-industry executives expressed their grief over Aretha Franklin, who died of advanced pancreatic cancer on Thursday.<p>“I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing,” Clive Davis, chief …

Aretha Franklin

#Darkest #Hour: #PaulManafort gets acquitted or hung jury! #TrumpTriumps I will delete all 3 of my Social Medias. My word is my Bond. I been up all nite preparing for Doom. I know this #GOP GOT A #SCAM AND ALL OF PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON IN ON IT! Called #Politics #WhiteWashed!

I got an #integrity #bet; that Mr #Trump will #resign; before he is #Disgraced. Make #Mama proud! My Son #Taught Me; that a #Real #Champion folds with #His #Glory not #His #Disgrace. #Word!

Jury Submits Note To Court In Paul Manafort Trial

The jury in the Paul Manafort trial submitted a note to the court Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear what the note says.<p>The jury is deliberating on the …

Paul Manafort

Omarosa And Her Trail Of Receipts

Black women, even the ones with garbage politics, always hold on to the proof.<p>I don’t think I’ve ever met a black woman who didn’t keep everything.<p>My great-grandmother’s tendency to hold on to receipts for over 20 years used to baffle me until I started to meet other black women like her. A family …

Donald Trump

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …


Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism

After last weekend's rally, things go from bad to worse for white supremacist leaders.<p>Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American …

Rights & Freedoms

Ex-Trump exec: He's racist through and through

Former President of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Jack O'Donnell says President Donald Trump has a long history of racism and is "a racist through and through."

Donald Trump

Veterans Group Sues to Block VA Shadow Rulers

A liberal veterans group is suing to block the influence of three outside advisers who have been secretly influencing the Department of Veterans …

U.S. Department of Justice

Admiral who helped take out Bin Laden dares Trump to revoke his clearance

Retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, who led the Navy SEAL raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, wrote a letter to President Trump in …

Osama Bin Laden

Ask a Sex Therapist: What Should I Do if My Partner Is Kinkier Than I Am?

<i>Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolution, a biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin that answers all your most confidential questions to help you achieve the healthy, safe, and joyful sex life that you deserve.</i><p>This week we’re getting started with a …


Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Donald Trump

Aretha Franklin Reigned as Queen, in Voice and in Image

There are so many refractory facets to consider in the life of the vocal genius Marianne Faithfull once characterized as “the voice of God” that talking about Aretha Franklin’s fashion sense feels a bit like speaking of Benjamin Franklin’s knack for flying a kite.<p>Yet a performer who left an …

Aretha Franklin

Olympic gymnasts Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross reveal abuse by Larry Nassar

Two more Olympic gymnasts — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross — revealed that they too were abused by former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar.<p>Several months since Nassar was convicted on federal child pornography and state sexual abuse charges, the two gold medal winners realized their voices needed to be …



Eddie Murphy is about to be a father again - for the 10th time. MTO News has learned that his baby mother Paige Butler is pregnant again. Paige and …

Social Media

Odell Beckham feels as good as he looks

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Odell smiled.<p>That is a good sign, for the superstar wide receiver, for the Giants and for their fans, all eager to see the Odell …

New Jersey

A Woman Sued a Dating Agency Over Lack of Available Men and Won

<i>The Guardian</i> reported on Wednesday that Tereza Burki, a 47-year-old divorcee who was hoping to wrangle a moneyed man through an elite dating agency …


First Lady Melania Trump plans cyberbullying summit

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.<p>The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks …

Donald Trump


Kandi and Todd may be the latest couple to have their marriage destroyed by reality television, a Bravo insider confirmed to MTO News. The insider …

Social Media

Women told to prep defense over murder of Kim Jong Un's half brother

<b>SHAH ALAM, Malaysia</b> -- Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their …

North Korea

Rumor Roundup: Brock/WWE meeting, Mysterio status, Renee’s future

Speculating on the rumors surrounding pro wrestling is a favored pastime of many fans, perhaps second only to actually watching the matches. In this …

Pro Wrestling

Remembering Aretha Franklin: Live updates

Aretha Franklin

The Backup QB Who Gets Paid A Lot To Never Play

Quarterback Chase Daniel is guaranteed to make at least $7 million over the next two years playing football for the Chicago Bears. But Daniel is …


Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K-a-month campaign job

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality TV star who became a top White House aide to President Donald Trump, on Thursday released exclusively to …

Donald Trump

White House can't shield information on trans military ban, judge rules

A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration’s request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military.<p>The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on …

Donald Trump

WHOA: We found video footage of Donald Trump being super racist

The president's racism has been hiding in plain sight for decades.<p>Donald Trump built a fortune and a career using little more than some Hollywood …

Donald Trump

Barack and Michelle Obama Put Trump To Shame With Beautiful Tribute To Aretha Franklin

As Trump was classlessly remembering Aretha Franklin as a former employee, Barack and Michelle Obama released a beautiful statement reflecting on the …

Aretha Franklin

'He's gonna kill us': Nebraska farmers freak out as Trump's trade war threatens their businesses

President Donald Trump’s trade war against multiple countries has been hammering the price of American soybeans, and many farmers say they’re …

Donald Trump

Here are 5 of Aretha Franklin’s most important contributions to civil rights

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin—who battled pancreatic cancer and other severe health problems—has died, her publicist told the Associated Press …

Civil Rights