Why Manafort?s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye
WASHINGTON ? A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump?s former campaign manager, to ?provide information? to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. ?Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,? read the headline in the New York Times.
The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who?d become increasingly critical of Putin?s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov?s murder.
Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
Remembering the victims of London's terror attack
Floral arrangements were placed near Westminster Bridge and outside New Scotland Yard on Friday, part of tributes to the victims of Wednesday?s attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London. As dusk fell on Thursday, several thousand people gathered in London?s Trafalgar Square for a candlelit vigil to honor the victims and their families and to show London?s unity in the face of militant attacks.
I Survived the Master Cleanse-Then Gained All the Weight Back
Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Cuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.
Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution
(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.
Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the "false forms of security" promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.
Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer
Top Democrats claim ?victory? as GOP health bill fails