December 18th, 2018

World News

Former Trump adviser settles suit over false info on website

By The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump, has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing false information on the InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March. In the settlement reached Monday, Stone acknowledged that he publicly ... Read More »

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Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum

By Moises Castillo, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico – The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two U.S. lawmakers supporting them on a tiny piece of American soil at the country’s border with Mexico. The Hondurans had camped out in an area of San Diego’s Otay Mesa ... Read More »

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CBS gives no indication it will release Moonves findings

By David Bauder, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

NEW YORK – CBS offered no indication Tuesday that it would publicly release the findings of the report that led the network to deny a $120 million exit package to Leslie Moonves, the chief executive who was dismissed for sexual misconduct. Moonves, once the most powerful executive in the television industry, lost the payout Monday ... Read More »

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Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

By Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison. Lawyers for Flynn, who admitted lying to the ... Read More »

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Shutdown talk recedes after White House eases wall threat

By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appeared to be pulling back Tuesday from a government shutdown over his $5 billion request for border wall funds, with the first signs of movement toward a possible end to the standoff. The White House set the tone early when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated ... Read More »

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Miss America may be leaving Atlantic City … again

By The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss America may be leaving Atlantic City again. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Press of Atlantic City report the Miss America Organization is looking for cities around the country interested in hosting the competition. The newspapers obtained the group’s call for proposals from interested cities via a public ... Read More »

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Belgian premier nixes early polls, then submits resignation

By Lorne Cook, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

BRUSSELS – Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for a United Nations compact on international migration. “I am taking the decision to offer my resignation. I am now going to see the king” to inform him,” ... Read More »

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Leaders start shutdown talks after Trump eases wall threat

By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate’s top Republican and Democratic leaders began negotiating Tuesday after the White House indicated President Donald Trump does not want a federal government shutdown over his demand for $5 billion for a border wall with Mexico. During a meeting on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed $1.6 billion for border ... Read More »

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Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge expresses disgust

By Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and accusing him of selling out his country. Lawyers for Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general who pleaded guilty ... Read More »

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Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge states disgust

By Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on December 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and warning that he could send the retired Army lieutenant general to prison. Lawyers for Flynn, who pleaded guilty ... Read More »

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