Thursday , 13 December 2018

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Wall Street Journal: Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation

The investigation was first reported by The Wall Street Journal Thursday afternoon. Citing conversations with people familiar with the investigation, which is being handled by the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan, the Journal reported that prosecutors are also looking into whether the committee accepted donations from individuals looking to gain influence in or access to the new administration. The newspaper …

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Trump seething after Cohen sentencing

President Trump’s public silence belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth, after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports.

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Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet

Additionally, 36% of those polled found her unfavorable, a 6-point increase since October. The 11-point drop-off is notable for Trump, who has for most of 2018 maintained positive polling numbers, staying in the high-40s to high-50s. However, unlike the numbers of her husband, who has steadily maintained a favorable rating of about 40%, public opinion of the first lady has …

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Childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sold

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)- The home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has a new owner. CBS46 learned Wednesday the Federal Government purchased the historic site. The King Center would not confirm the price of the sale, but sources tell us the home sold for $1.9 million. The home was originally purchased in 1909 by the grandparents of Dr. King Jr.  …

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Court justice accused of drunk-driving crash

HERKIMER, N.Y. — A Herkimer Town Court justice has been charged with DWI after allegedly crashing his vehicle into the former Kmart. Police say 49-year-old Michael Petucci crashed his SUV into the side of the former Kmart building in Herkimer Wednesday night. The Ford Explorer was badly damaged in the crash that happened around 9:30 p.m. The impact of the hit …

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Fmr jail cook accused of having sex with inmates

CANTON, N.Y. — The former head cook at a St. Lawrence County jail has been indicted on rape and other charges and other sex crimes. Authorities said Jennifer Parker, 43, worked with inmates in the facility’s kitchen. Advertisement Acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Thursday that a grand jury indicted Parker on 16 counts of rape, criminal sexual …

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Mystery: Man's ashes, memorabilia found in barn

Brian Roche MYSTERY: Man’s ashes, memorabilia found in Pennsylvania barn Urn containing Johnny Seldon Combs’ ashes found in Bedford County barn Share Shares Updated: 1:44 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT THE STORY. >> JOHNNY COMES, 57 YEARS OLD, DIED BRIAN: ACCORDING TO HIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2000. OBITUARY, JOHNNY COMBS WAS BORN IN KENTUCKY LIVED …

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They went into an abandoned mine to steal copper, police say. They got trapped.

Three people were brought to the surface and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, Samantha Smith, a spokeswoman with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, told CNN late Wednesday. Kayla Williams, 25, of Artie; Erica Treadway, 31, of Pax; and Cody Beverly, 21, of Dorothy were alert, talking and walking without assistance, Raleigh County Sheriff Scott Van Meter …

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Maria Butina admits to conspiracy against US

Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests. Butina said she acted “under direction of” a Russian official whom CNN has identified as Alexander Torshin, the recently retired deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia. “Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with …

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Opossum recovering after being beaten repeatedly with hammer

SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. – A Virginia opossum is recovering at an Oklahoma wildlife organization after officials say it was repeatedly beat with a hammer. According to WildCare Oklahoma, the opossum was brought by Animal Control “after being rescued by someone who repeatedly beat the opossum with a hammer when it could not escape.” WildCare officials say the animal had wounds to …

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