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Trump Pulls Out of North Korea Summit Meeting with Kim Jong-un

WASHINGTON — President Trump, citing a flurry of hostile statements from North Korea, pulled out of a highly anticipated summit meeting with Kim Jong-un on Thursday, telling the North Korean leader “this missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.”<p>But Mr. Trump said later that the meeting …

North Korea

Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.<p>But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told …

Morgan Freeman

Trump’s Blocking of Twitter Users Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

Apart from the man himself, perhaps nothing has defined President Trump’s political persona more than Twitter.<p>But on Wednesday, one of Mr. Trump’s Twitter habits — his practice of blocking critics on the service, preventing them from engaging with his account — was declared unconstitutional by a …

Social Media

Mueller Hopes to Wrap Up Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says

WASHINGTON — The special counsel hopes to finish by Sept. 1 the investigation into whether President Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry, according to the president’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said on Sunday that waiting any longer would risk improperly influencing voters in November’s …

Donald Trump

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election

WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor …

Donald Trump

Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records

A law-enforcement official released the documents after finding that additional suspicious transactions did not appear in a government database.<p>Last week, several news outlets obtained financial records showing that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, had used a shell company to …

Corruption

At Least 28 Palestinians Die in Protests as U.S. Prepares to Open Jerusalem Embassy

■ At least 1,000 Palestinian demonstrators were also wounded along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported, as the mass protests that began on March 30 and that had already left dozens dead erupted again.<p>■ The relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv was …

Israel

Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies and sowing uncertainty before a risky nuclear negotiation …

South Asia

Michael Cohen Took Cash From Oligarch-Connected Firm After Election

The Daily Beast can confirm a key part of the claim Michael Avenatti made Tuesday about Donald Trump’s lawyer.<p>The Daily Beast can confirm that Donald …

Donald Trump

Eric Schneiderman Resigns as New York Attorney General Amid Assault Claims by 4 Women

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York State attorney general who rose to prominence as an antagonist of the Trump administration, abruptly resigned on Monday night hours after The New Yorker reported that four women had accused him of physically assaulting them.<p>“It’s been my great honor and privilege …

Donald Trump

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse

Eric Schneiderman has raised his profile as a voice against sexual misconduct. Now, after suing Harvey Weinstein, he faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own.<p><i>Update: Three hours after the publication of this story, Schneiderman resigned from his position. “While these allegations are unrelated to my</i> …

Sexual Harassment

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Said to Have Known of Payment to Stormy Daniels Months Before He Denied It

WASHINGTON — President Trump knew about a six-figure payment that Michael D. Cohen, his personal lawyer, made to a pornographic film actress several months before he denied any knowledge of it to reporters aboard Air Force One in April, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.<p>How much …

Donald Trump

Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Did Not Violate Campaign Laws

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday directly contradicted his earlier statements that he knew of no payment to Stormy Daniels, the pornographic film actress who says she had an affair with him.<p>Mr. Trump said he paid a monthly retainer to his former lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, and …

Donald Trump

Rudy Giuliani says Trump paid Michael Cohen back for $130,000 given to Stormy Daniels

Contradicting President Trump, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that the president repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 given to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she claims to have had with Trump.<p>Giuliani, who recently joined Trump's …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Former Doctor Says Office Was Raided and Files Seized

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime physician said in an interview published Tuesday that after he told The New York Times that Mr. Trump took a drug to promote hair growth, two Trump aides staged what he called “a raid” of his Manhattan office in February 2017 and removed all of Mr. Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Bornstein claims Trump dictated the glowing health letter

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Dr. Harold Bornstein described in hyperbolic prose then-candidate Donald Trump's health in 2015, the language he used was eerily similar to the style preferred by his patient.<p>It turns out the patient himself wrote it, according to Bornstein.<p>"He dictated that whole letter. I didn't …

Donald Trump

The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What They Mean

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently provided President Trump’s lawyers a list of questions he wants answered in an interview. The New York Times obtained the list; here are the questions, along with the context and significance of each. The questions fall into categories based on …

Donald Trump

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.<p>At a …

North Korea

Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election.<p>But newly …

Russia

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault in Retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him …

Justice

White House Withdraws Jackson Nomination for V.A. Chief Amid Criticism

WASHINGTON — To senior White House aides serving the last three presidents, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson was the war-tested doctor who served in Iraq, helped them cope with their high-pressure jobs and ran his medical staff with the rigor befitting his rank of rear admiral in the Navy.<p>But inside the White …

Donald Trump

After Trump Hints V.A. Nominee Might Drop Out, an Aggressive Show of Support

WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, his nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, is in serious trouble amid accusations that as the White House doctor he oversaw a hostile work environment, improperly dispensed prescription drugs and possibly drank …

Donald Trump

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.<p>The complaint, filed in federal …

Donald Trump

Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine

Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank.<p>The penalty, part of an expected settlement on Friday between the bank and two regulators, the …

Finance

Comey Memos Provide Intimate Look Into Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke in intimate and candid terms to the former F.B.I. director James Comey about some of the most sensitive matters before the agency, including the salacious dossier detailing Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia and the investigation into Michael T. Flynn, the president’s …

Donald Trump

Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and longtime friend of President Trump, will join the president’s legal team in an effort to “quickly” resolve the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties to Trump associates.<p>Mr. Trump will also bring on …

Donald Trump

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” …

Donald Trump

Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 Minutes of Chaos and Terror

Tens of thousands of feet above the earth, the passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die.<p>Moments earlier on Tuesday morning, they had been playing Sudoku, catching up on their reading for church and curling up together to watch funny movies as their Southwest …

Airplanes

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea as an envoy for President Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un, and plans for a possible summit between the two leaders are underway, Trump confirmed Wednesday.<p>The extraordinary meeting between one of Trump’s most trusted emissaries and the …

North Korea