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  • BuzzFeed editor calls on Mueller to clarify what he’s disputing in Trump Tower investigation

    Now that the special counsel’s office has taken the rare step of disputing a news report about its investigation, BuzzFeed is challenging the special counsel to be more specific. “We stand by the reporting in this story,” BuzzFeed News editor in chief Ben Smith said on “Anderson Cooper 360” Friday evening. “We spoke to, as we described in the story, two federal law enforcement officials involved in the investigation — we’re not playing any games with that characterization — who […]

  • Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown in Saturday speech

    President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon — what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official. The official told CNN that Trump’s idea is to put something on the table to get Democrats to engage with negotiations. Trump is not expected to back down from his demand for a border wall, but […]

  • St. Louis man among four Americans killed in Syria bombing

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man has been identified as one of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing Wednesday in Syria. According to the Department of Defense, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York; and DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri were killed Wednesday in the explosion in Manbij. All three died “as a result of wounds sustained from […]

  • Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as “not accurate” Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, in a statement. […]

  • George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail, calls for an end to the shutdown

    Former President George W. Bush called for federal lawmakers to “put politics aside” and end the government shutdown in an Instagram post Friday that showed him giving pizza to his Secret Service detail. “@LauraWBush and I are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of Federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck,” he wrote in the post, with a photo of himself bringing his detail boxes of pizza. “And we thank our fellow citizens […]

  • $1 home deal leaves Italian mayor ‘flabbergasted’ by response

    SAMBUCA, Italy – Tempted by the deal offering homes for just over $1 in the town of Sambuca on Italy’s island of Sicily? You and everyone else. Since CNN Travel broke the news about the €1 ($1.14) offer aimed at revitalizing a beautiful but depopulated community, there’s been a stampede to buy. Within 48 hours of the story going live, the town has been inundated with tens of thousands of inquiries from people hoping to grab their piece of the rural Italian […]

  • Former Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for fatally shooting Laquan McDonald

    Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to 81 months in the killing of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, more than four years after the shooting. Van Dyke was found guilty in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm — one for each time McDonald was struck — for the 2014 shooting, which prompted protests throughout Chicago and fueled the ongoing nationwide conversation about police shootings. Van Dyke was sentenced on […]

  • The biggest US banks made more than $120 billion in 2018

    You wouldn’t know it from watching their stocks, but the biggest US banks just had a banner year. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) brought in more than $120 billion combined in profit last year, the result of President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts and a booming economy. That’s a record showing. It also dwarfs the amount they made in 2017, when many banks faced large, one-time […]

  • Boy grabs wheel, avoids crashes after grandfather suffers stroke while driving

    CANTON, Mass. – A young Canton boy is credited with saving his grandfather’s life this week, as the man suffered a stroke while driving. “It was pretty crazy. When extreme moments happen you have to act,” said Benjamin Bubis. The 12-year-old admits that ‘extreme moment’ still feels like a dream. The two were traveling on 495 Tuesday on the way to soccer practice. “I started to talk to him at one point and he didn’t respond. I started yelling at him, […]

  • Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project, report says

    President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed. The law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed that Trump directed Cohen to claim negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended months earlier than they actually did. The law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Cohen confirmed to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump issued the order to […]

  • 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled after consumers find wood inside

    Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal health officials say. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on Oct. 25, 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The nuggets are gluten-free and have an expiration date of Oct. 25, 2019, and UPC Bar Code “72745-80656” on the label. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide. “The problem was discovered when the firm received three […]

  • BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

    President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed. The law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed that Trump directed Cohen to claim negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ended months earlier than they actually did. The law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Cohen confirmed to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump issued the […]