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The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by <i>Rolling Stone,</i> and that it …

Guns

The Fast and Furious Michael Avenatti

The attorney Michael Avenatti stands just under six feet tall, with blatant blue eyes and thinning hair he shaves down to stubble, exposing the crumpled vein at his left temple. Before February, when he agreed to represent Stephanie Clifford — the pornographic film performer better known as Stormy …

Los Angeles

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.<p>The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively …

Donald Trump

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.<p>Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red …

Donald Trump

Hidden Camera: PROOF Police Departments are CORRUPT

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s bride: A ‘confident mixed-race woman’ marries into the Royal family - The Washington Post

Meghan Markle was glaring at her love interest. She leaned forward, fury clear in her expression as she asked the question: <i>Was it so hard to believe one of her parents was black?</i><p>“You think,” she spat, “this is just a year-round tan?”<p>Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. …

Royal Family

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

If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Here’s How It Works

For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish estate and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom, not to …

Corruption

U.S. and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

By Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>Missy Ryan<p>, Reporter<p>Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.<p>The flurry of statements …

Middle East

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.<p>During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not …

San Francisco

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

In late-night drama, Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown

By Erica Werner<p>, Reporter<p>Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Congress cleared a sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday and sent it to President Trump for his signature, staving off a government shutdown with less than 24 hours to spare.<p>Action by the Senate shortly before 1 a.m. capped a day of …

Military Spending

Trump’s Lawyer Resigns as President Adopts Aggressive Approach in Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — John Dowd resigned on Thursday as President Trump’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation as Mr. Trump signaled that he was prepared to ignore his advice and wanted a sit-down with investigators.<p>After days of uncertainty among the president’s lawyers about their status, Mr. …

Donald Trump

Facebook asked users if pedophiles should be able to ask kids for 'sexual pictures'

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is under fire for asking users whether pedophiles should be able to proposition underage girls for sexually explicit photographs on the giant social network.<p>The survey is the latest in a series of missteps by the Silicon Valley company, which has been criticized for …

Social Media

‘What The F*ck?’ Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg’s Mueller Meltdown Leaves Friends Petrified

Those close to Nunberg said they fear he was drunk while going on a cable news blitz.<p>Sam Nunberg, an early political adviser to Donald Trump, had a …

BlackRock says it's time to take action on guns, may use voting power to influence

The world's largest money manager is breaking its silence on the nation's current gun debate.<p>In a client update outlining its approach to the gun …

How to lose belly fat and drop a whopping 24 kg in just 4 months!

How to lose belly fat and drop a whopping 24 kg in just 4 months!<p>If how to lose belly fat is a concern that you have, you are in the right place. …

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now …

‘A horrific, horrific day’: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

By Lori Rozsa<p>, Reporter<p>Moriah Balingit<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p><i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder premeditated’</i><p>PARKLAND, Fla. — A heavily armed 19-year-old who had been expelled from a South Florida high school …

High School

Vehicles Are Becoming More Dependable. These Are the Best and Worst.

Vehicles are becoming more dependable than ever, a J.D. Power study found with brands Lexus, Porsche, and Buick earning the best scores. Meanwhile, …

Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press Wednesday.<p>At the same time, …

Donald Trump

Matt Lauer’s office sexcapades known to media elites, who roared with laughter over lewd jokes at 2008 ‘roast’

<b>Warning: This article contains graphic language and content.</b><p>Embattled NBC executives have been falling over themselves, insisting they had no idea about Matt Lauer’s pervy past. But if anyone doubts that New York’s media elite was aware of Lauer’s reputation, they should look no further than a …

Puerto Rico Is Burning Its Dead, And We May Never Know How Many People The Hurricane Really Killed

People whose bodies are cremated are largely not being counted in the official death toll. The government says it’s the fault of funeral directors, while funeral directors say they’ve received no guidance from the government.<p>AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Funeral home and crematorium directors are being …

What we know from the JFK files

The 2,800 newly released, previously classified files on President John F. Kennedy's assassination reveal the internal chaos and suspicion in U.S. …

Mexico City

The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan

To get something done in Afghanistan, you need to know Scott Guggenheim. But even the ultimate fixer isn’t sure anyone can solve the country’s problems.<p>KABUL—On November 9, 2016, Scott Guggenheim, a longtime American adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, rose early with the sun, got into an …

Inside The FBI's Half-Secret Relationship With Hollywood

Government documents reveal the relationship between the FBI and filmmakers.<p><b>When director Henry-Alex Rubin</b> requested the FBI’s help with his 2012 cyber drama <i>Disconnect</i>, he wanted notes on the screenplay’s accuracy. But he suspected they wanted something more.<p>“They understand that perception is …

What does North Korea want?

By Julie Vitkovskaya<p>, Projects editor<p><i>In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week.</i><p>North Korea and the United States have exchanged alarmingly confrontational statements in recent weeks, fueling fears a miscalculation could lead to …

North Korea

Google Allowed Advertisers To Target People Searching Racist Phrases

Google prompted BuzzFeed News to run ads targeted to keywords like "black people ruin neighborhoods," then allowed the campaign to go live.