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Watergate's John Dean rips Trump: I doubt you have any idea what McGahn told Mueller

Sunday  22:25,   19 august 2018
thehill

Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn has told special counsel Robert Mueller.Dean's comments come amid reports that [...]
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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear program

Sunday  22:25,   19 august 2018
reuters

White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks. Bolton is one of the U.S. administration's leading[...]

MS-13, Violent and Unruly, Is Trying to Organize---Can It?

Sunday  22:25,   19 august 2018
online.wsj

A string of criminal trials that wrapped up this summer in Boston shows the difficulty of organizing an impenetrable criminal enterprise from a gang of undisciplined young members.The meeting in Richmond, Va., quickly dispensed with routine matters, [...]

An L.A. County deputy faked evidence. Here's how his misconduct was kept secret in court for years

Sunday  22:16,   19 august 2018
latimes

LOS ANGELES - They were at the tail end of their overnight shift when they spotted Gerald Simmons near a vacant lot in Inglewood. The two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they saw the 43-year-old toss a plastic baggie of rock[...]

Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt

Sunday  22:16,   19 august 2018
cnn

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but[...]

Your house isn't a piggy bank

Sunday  22:16,   19 august 2018
nerdwallet

Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first. U.S. homeowners are sitting on nearly…Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but[...]

Rising rates imperil world's priciest property market

Sunday  22:15,   19 august 2018
ft

<p>As a revitalised U.S. dollar hits the highest level in more than a year, it is not simply emerging markets that are grappling with the fallout. A booming Hong Kong property market is at risk.</p>The Hong Kong Monetary Authority was forced[...]

A Yelp reviewer called a restaurant’s pride flag ‘disgusting.’ Customers rallied in response.

Sunday  22:11,   19 august 2018
msn

"All are welcome at Zia Gianna, even this gentleman. We'd love to show him some kindness from the LGBTQ community because love always wins,” the restaurant owner said.Or at least her memory. The two spent countless hours together in the[...]

Tigers go with Farmer after mix-up

Sunday  22:10,   19 august 2018
msn

The Detroit Tigers had to change their starting pitcher for their game at Minnesota after a mix-up with Jacob Turner. The Tigers had planned to go with Turner, but the right-hander hadn't met a required 10-day waiting period since being designated[...]

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook could play Friday vs. Seattle

Sunday  22:10,   19 august 2018
vikingswire

Cook hasn't played since tearing his ACL in Week 4 last season.He's missed the first two games of preseason, but there's a chance we could see him soon. Per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, it could be on Friday when the team faces off[...]

A woman found human ashes in a novelty she bought at Goodwill. Her daughter went searching for the rightful owner.

Sunday  22:05,   19 august 2018
msn

The woman realized she'd mistakenly bought the ashes, and she asked her daughter: Should I bury them or take them to a river? Instead, her daughter posted a photo on Facebook.She’d just bought a decorative glass globe at the Goodwill store near[...]

State fairs serve as unique opportunity for farmers to talk tariffs

Sunday  22:05,   19 august 2018
foxnews

At state fairs around the country, the usual staples of greasy treats and finely groomed livestock are accompanied this summer by something a bit more unexpected – political discussion.  And it’s not just the customary presidential candidate[...]

Cam Newton responds to Kelvin Benjamin: ‘I wish him the best’

Sunday  22:05,   19 august 2018
pantherswire

Once inseparable friends and teammates, Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin have become estranged lately. Benjamin made some surprisingly harsh comments about Newton and the Panthers in an interview with the Athletic recently. Before their preseason[...]

Twitter has a problem with 'toxic' content. CEO Jack Dorsey says he's trying 'everything' to fix it

Sunday  21:55,   19 august 2018
cnn

Dorsey says he and his team are working extensively behind the scenes to stamp out some of the harassment and hate speech that has generated bad headlines lately. But it is a long-term effort, he says, and he is reluctant to commit to an exact[...]

Congress on Track to Avoid Government Shutdown, Mulvaney Says

Sunday  21:55,   19 august 2018
bloomberg

The U.S. Congress appears to be on track to avoid a government shutdown when the federal fiscal year ends next month, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. The U.S. House and Senate are ahead of schedule in writing spending bills needed to [...]