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'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central …

Donald Trump

After Hurricane, Texas Town Takes It Upon Itself to Fortify

ROCKPORT, Texas—After Hurricane Harvey thrashed their coastal home here last year, tearing off chunks of roof and leaving a sodden shell, Bill and Susan O’Bryant vowed: Never again.<p>They are now rebuilding a well-armored home, adhering to stringent building standards devised by the insurance …

Extreme Weather

Turf War Between Kushner and Sessions Drove Federal Prisons Director to Quit

WASHINGTON — When Jared Kushner hosted a high-profile summit meeting on federal prison reform at the White House last Friday, some in attendance noticed that the man who was ostensibly in charge of the federal prison system, Mark S. Inch, a retired Army major general, was nowhere in sight.<p>Only Mr. …

Jared Kushner

Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest Comes After Monthslong Downward Spiral

After a long and public unraveling, Harvey Weinstein, the once powerful movie producer, was arrested in New York on Friday on sexual assault charges.<p>Mr. Weinstein faces criminal charges in connection with accusations that he forced one woman, Lucia Evans, to perform oral sex on him during a …

Harvey Weinstein

They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?

HIBBING, Minn. — In West Virginia, a woman woke after a day of drug use to find her girlfriend’s lips blue and her body limp.<p>In Florida, a man and his girlfriend bought what they thought was heroin. It turned out to be something more potent, fentanyl. She overdosed and died.<p>In Minnesota, a woman …

Crime

America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine

President Trump has declared war on Amazon, the nation’s second most valuable company. Amazon is creating more jobs than all but a handful of entire states. And nearly every major city in the country is vying to land the second headquarters of this global retailer and the 50,000 high-paying …

Donald Trump

Arrested on Rape Charges, Weinstein Posts $1 Million Bail

In a mirror image of his days presiding over Hollywood red carpets, the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was led in handcuffs past a gantlet of photographers on Friday as he appeared in court to face charges that he had raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex.<p>Mr. Weinstein’s …

Crime

IED explosion at Ontario Indian restaurant injures at least 15. Two men sought.

Canadian authorities are searching for two suspects after an improvised explosive device detonated at a crowded restaurant in Ontario, injuring at least 15 people, three of whom suffered critical injuries from the blast.<p>Police said there were no immediate indications that the explosion late …

Extremism

‘You don’t deserve American food!’: Muslim students attacked at McDonald’s, police say

John Jay Smith kept muttering to police “they killed my son,” but really all that the five young men had done was eat some food in a McDonald’s parking lot.<p>It was sometime past 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. The five friends were having a mini tailgate, finishing their burgers and fries while standing …

McDonald's

Trump's North Korea withdrawal was erratic, bombastic and totally predictable | View

<i>By Robert Schlesinger</i><p>More than a century later, the 45th president of the United States seems to be reworking President Theodore Roosevelt famous aphorism: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."<p>"Scream loudly about the size of your stick, and see how far that goes," could easily be …

Donald Trump

Sebastian Vettel would stop Lewis Hamilton from joining Ferrari says former teammate Mark Webber

Sebastian Vettel would stop Lewis Hamilton from joining him at Ferrari, his former team-mate Mark Webber has claimed.<p>Vettel insisted earlier this …

Motor Racing

Oklahoma restaurant shooter had license as armed guard; attack stopped by 2 armed men

Police in Oklahoma Friday evening were still trying to understand why a man armed with a handgun and shooting-range protective gear opened fire at random inside an Oklahoma City restaurant.<p>But it's clear the attack, which left three people shot, could have been worse if it wasn't for the quick …

Law Enforcement

Trump’s nonsensical ‘Spygate’ conspiracy theory ends with a whimper

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/24/18, 9:00 PM ET<p>Mueller probe's many threads are why details can't be public<p>Rachel Maddow looks at several …

Donald Trump

Motor racing: Verstappen ready to take a gamble in Monaco

MONACO (Reuters) - Monaco's famed casino holds no attractions for Max Verstappen but the 20-year-old Dutchman is much more willing to take a high-speed gamble on the unforgiving streets of the Mediterranean principality.<p>Red Bull have been dominant in practice for Sunday's showcase grand prix, a …

Motor Racing

Trump’s Reckoning Arrives

The president’s unpredictability once worked to his advantage—but now, it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures.<p>“Gradually and then suddenly.” That was how one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters described the process of going bankrupt. The phrase applies vividly to the accumulating …

Foreign Policy

The North Korea summit crumbled after China lined up against it

<i>News analysis</i><p>Why did Kim Jong Un recently harden his demands for the summit and stop working on plans for the Singapore meeting with White House and State Department officials? The answer, according to senior administration officials and outside experts, is China.<p>President Donald Trump hinted …

North Korea

President Trump Is a Better Dealbreaker Than Dealmaker

His blown-up North Korea summit proves it.<p>At 8:30 <i>P.M.</i> on Wednesday, I was speaking with a senior Administration official involved in the preparations for President Trump’s summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. The chances, the official told me, were still “seventy-thirty” that the …

Donald Trump

Louis C.K. Put Me in a Lose-Lose Situation

It’s been six months since I spoke publicly about Louis C.K. in the New York <i>Times</i>. Nevertheless, I’m still getting media requests to talk about it. …

Comedy

Trump's company wouldn't say what his new $107K business was, until after we tracked it down

NEW YORK — For more than a week, nobody at the Trump Organization wanted to talk about the mysterious new corporation from which President Trump earned more than $100,000 last year.<p>The new venture, T Retail LLC, came to light on Trump’s 92-page financial disclosure statement released last week, …

Donald Trump

Harvey Weinstein Has Been Arrested And Charged With Rape, A Criminal Sex Act, And Sex Abuse

He was released after posting $1 million in bail, and has to wear a monitoring device.<p>Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged Friday with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct involving two separate women, the first criminal proceedings initiated against …

Crime

Harley-Davidson workers stunned by plant closure after tax cut

Tim Primeaux has worked at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City, Missouri, for 17 years. He was sure he was going to retire from the company.<p>That all changed when Harley-Davidson told its 800 employees in January that the plant will be closing next year. Operations will be shifted to the …

Kansas City

Trump says U.S. military 'ready if necessary' after cancellation of North Korea summit

President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which was set to take place June 12 in Singapore, and said the American military is prepared to act if there's any fallout.<p>Trump said the military "is ready if necessary" to respond to any …

North Korea

HPD

<i>Welcome to the Robin Miller Mailbag presented by Honda Racing / HPD. You can follow the Santa Clarita, California-based company at:</i> <i>hpd.honda.com and</i> …

Motorsport

How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump

If Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finds evidence that Mr. Trump broke the law, he will have decisions to make about how to proceed. We explain them.

Russia Probe

The Army Corps is leaving, hurricane season approaching and 13,870 are still without power in Puerto Rico

<b>(CNN) —</b> With hurricane season about a week awayand thousands of Puerto Ricans still without electricity, the US Army Corps of Engineers last Friday officially halted its work to restore power lines downed by Hurricane Maria in September.<p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it had approved …

Caribbean

The Worst, Most Thuggish Trump Official Just Had a Reporter Violently Ejected From a Government Forum

After months of unceasing scandal, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, before Tuesday, could have been fairly described as …

Donald Trump

Rod Rosenstein Cedes to Trump Demand to Investigate Trump’s Investigators

On Sunday, President Donald Trump issued a “demand” that his Justice Department investigate whether his campaign was “infiltrated or surveilled” by …

Donald Trump

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to …

Donald Trump

Chuck Schumer Is the Worst Possible Democratic Leader on Foreign Policy at the Worst Possible Time

President Trump chose Gina Haspel, who supervised torture during the George W. Bush administration, to run the Central Intelligence Agency. He …

Foreign Policy

With Medal of Honor, SEAL Team 6 Rewards a Culture of War Crimes

On March 3, 2002, a small SEAL Team 6 reconnaissance team led by Slabinski landed atop Takur Ghar, a 10,000-foot peak above the Shah-i-Kot valley in …

Military