Donald Trump is making headlines again Tuesday, this time over something his lawyer said while trying to defend the Republican presidential candidate against decades-old allegations of rape, NBC's "Today" show reported. Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization reportedly told the Daily Beast: "You're talking about the front-runner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as private individual who never raped anybody...And of course, understand that by the very definition, you can't rape your spouse. The comments, which went viral overnight, came in response to an article published Monday that resurfaces allegations that Trump raped his then wife Ivana Trump in 1989. Trump has denied those accusations in the past. His campaign said in a statement overnight, "This is an event that has been widely reported on in the past, it is old news and it never happened. It is a standard lawyer technique, which was used to exploit more money from Mr. Trump especially since he had an ironclad prenuptial agreement. It is just a way for the badly failing and money losing Daily Beast, which has been reporting inaccurately on Mr. Trump for years, to get some publicity for itself." Previously, Ivana Trump issued a statement saying that she felt "violated"- treated without the usual love and tenderness- by Trump, and that she did not mean to use the term "rape" literally or criminally.
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Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee reiterated his comments on the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, saying if he was president, he would use the same language when referring to potential deals with Iran.
"We need to use strong words when people make strong threats against an entire group of people as the Iranians have made toward the Jews," the former Arkansas governor said on NBC's "Today" show.
On Monday, Huckabee refused to apologize for criticizing President Obama's nuclear weapons deal with Iran by comparing it to the Holocaust.
"He would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven," he said in a recent interview about the plan.
Huckabee said the response from Jewish people to his comments has been "overwhelmingly positive" and that he even heard from Holocaust survivors and their children.
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Santa Cruz police late Monday said they found a young girl's body believed to be that of Madyson Middleton, an 8-year-old girl who went missing late Sunday. The body was found in a dumpster, police said. Police also said they have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to the case. Madyson, who goes by “Maddy,” was riding her white Razor scooter, wearing a purple knee-high dress with black leggings, helmet and long dark hair pulled to the side in a braid. The girl, standing at 4 feet tall and weighing 48 pounds, was captured on video surveillance, which Santa Cruz police shared with the public."She was in the courtyard where she was supposed to be," her mother, Laura Jordan told NBC affiliate KSBW. "I already fell apart. Now, I'm just in survival mode. I can't explain how difficult this is." Jordan added that her daughter has never run away, and that she's checked with all her friends, and assisted police in knocking on every door in the area.
Austin Lorber and his fishing partner David Le were on kayaks about a mile and a half off of La Jolla in Southern California. David threw out a mackerel and felt something take the bait. “As soon as he hooked up we noticed a fish jump way out of the water, probably five or six feet,” Lorber said. “I looked back thinking it was a dorado because those are typically what will jump like that that we get around here. And then … I saw a shark. Makos around here are the only ones that will jump like that.” The mako, typically an open-water swimmer, likely followed the abundance of bait and game fish in San Diego waters close to shore. A GoPro camera captured the big reel.
A court in the Libyan capital has sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death over killings during the country's 2011 uprising.
The Tripoli court handed down the sentence Tuesday for Seif al-Islam, who is currently being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government. The court sentenced eight others to death as well, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.
A New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court.
Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after the elaborately staged June 6 escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat.
Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said the 51-year-old northern New York resident will be arraigned Tuesday morning in county court on charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitating. Wylie said she is expected to waive her right to a grand jury hearing.
Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.
He said the "urgent task" of generating jobs for a population that is expected to double to around 2 billion people in the coming decades will be "an enormous undertaking." But he said it can be achieved with U.S. help.
"Africa will need to generate millions more jobs than it is doing now," Obama said in a speech to the entire continent delivered from the headquarters of the African Union, a member organization of African nations. "And time is of the essence."
Fiat Chrysler will buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls.
Secretary of State John Kerry is set to appear on Capitol Hill at a House hearing on the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Police investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann have contacted authorities in Australia following the discovery of a child's remains in a suitcase, NBC News reported.
The British girl was three years old when she disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. No one has been charged with her disappearance and there have been no confirmed sightings.
Earlier this month, South Australia Police found what they believed were the remains of a girl, aged between 2 ½ and 4 years old, dumped in a case on the side of a highway near the city of Adelaide.
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Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Los Angeles is emerging as the back-up city. “Los Angeles could bid with a couple of years notice,” said Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College and the author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.” “They don’t need seven years notice. They have almost all their venues already intact.”
Neal Falls, the Oregon man who may be linked to 10 or more missing or murdered women, was carrying a list of six other women when he was killed last week by a West Virginia sex worker, police said Monday.
Charleston, West Virginia, police released a Post-It-like note they found in Falls' pocket July 18 after the sex worker, who hasn't been publicly identified, shot him with his own gun as he tried to strangle her. A copy of the note was obtained by NBC station WSAZ of Charleston, NBC News reported
The list includes the names, ages and phone numbers of six other women he met on the same website as the sex worker who killed him.
Police previously have said they found a "kill kit" in the trunk of Falls' car — including handcuffs, knives and another gun.
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For centuries, humans have taken animal companions into their homes. But the utility of the animals goes beyond simple companionship. The evidence is increasingly clear that having a pet can lead to a longer, healthier life. Here are some of the ways a pet can help your health: