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President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.
While they said the payment was never made, the recording by attorney Michael Cohen adds to questions about whether Trump tried to quash damaging stories in the run-up to his 2016 election.
President Donald Trump’s refusal to publicly condemn Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election until a wall of bipartisan criticism forced a series of White House walk-backs appears to be following a familiar script.
Possible pivotal points in his presidency leave his supporters unfazed as Trump breaks norms, forcing his advisers to struggle with the fallout.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters," Trump famously said during a 2016 campaign rally.
Yes, each time Trump has weathered the criticism. Will it be any different now?
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer of mutual assistance in criminal investigations with the United States this week might have sounded diplomatic — President Donald Trump called it an "incredible offer" on Monday and the White House took it seriously.
But in Congress and the diplomatic community, it was received like a bat to the head. Many argued that by cooperating Trump would be exposing Americans serving their country to made-up charges just for doing their jobs. And on Thursday, after days of bipartisan backlash, the White House officially shot the idea down.
Behind Putin's offer appears to be an focus on a six-year-old U.S. sanctions law called the Magnitsky Act.
The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.
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The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.
Bayer said the safety of its Essure implant has not changed, but it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales.
The German company had billed the device as the only non-surgery sterilization method for women. As complaints mounted and demand slipped, it stopped Essure sales in Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Friday, killing at least four Palestinians, after gunmen killed an Israeli soldier near the border, officials said.
Israeli military officials said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, killing one soldier, NBC News reported. The military did not specify the condition of the other soldiers who came under fire.
"Hamas chose to escalate the security situation — and will bear the consequences for its actions," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
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Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.
JetBlue Airways Corp. is restructuring its operations and "eliminating a number of positions" through layoffs, buyouts and attrition, spokesman Doug McGraw confirmed Friday.
The low-cost carrier called mandatory meetings at its Long Island City headquarters Friday to lay out the details of the plan following a review of its organization over the last several months, CNBC reported.
The cuts will mostly impact the company's behind-the-scenes operations in New York, not flight crews, McGraw said. The company is trying to lessen the blow by cutting positions as people resign and offering compensation packages to employees who leave voluntarily, he said.
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Newly released video shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon.
The images show a man chopping down a tree. The sound of his ax hitting the trunk and bird calls can be heard.
The Mega Millions drawing took place Friday night, offering players a $433 million jackpot — the 6th largest in the lottery game's history.
The "Manhattan Madam" who boasted of providing prostitutes to New York's rich and famous, including Gov. Eliot Spitzer, says someone in special counsel Robert Mueller's office called her attorney Thursday to ask her to speak to investigators.
Kristin Davis, 41, said the Mueller representative asked if she would accept a subpoena or if the FBI would need to serve it to her, NBC News reported.
She said her lawyer called the representative back Friday to say she would accept it.
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The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas using an obscure U.S. law never tested in court has been framed by the casino-operator as an effort to avoid years of costly litigation — but the legal maneuver may not play out that way.
The company is not seeking money in the lawsuits filed in at least seven states over the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Instead, it wants federal courts to declare that it has no liability to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
MGM argues that the Oct. 1 shooting met two conditions of the law: it qualifies as an act of terrorism and federally certified security services were used at the venue where 22,000 concertgoers were gathered as gunfire rained down from the company's Mandalay Bay casino-resort.
Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme is buying a majority stake in Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies for an undisclosed sum.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme made the announcement Friday.
The man accused of opening fire at a Maryland newspaper, killing five employees, has been indicted on 23 counts related to the shooting, including five counts of first-degree murder.
A grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, in the June 28 shooting at the newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams said Friday in a release
Ramos is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Wendi Winters, Robert Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Ann Smith.