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  • Brennan considers taking Trump to court

    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week.

    "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to...


  • WSJ: White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release

    The White House rejected Turkey's offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after Andrew Brunson is released, a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal.

    The rejection could lead to the US imposing additional sanctions against Turkey sometime this week, the Journal reported. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the United States is...


  • Woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship

    A British woman has been rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard after spending what she said was close to 10 hours treading water overnight in the Adriatic Sea after falling off a cruise ship.

    The 46-year-old woman, who identified herself only as Kay, spoke to Croatian news outlet HRT shortly after arriving back on land.

    "I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star," she told HRT. "I was in the water for 10 hours, so these wonderful guys rescued me. I'm very lucky to be alive."

    She was then led by...


  • NYT: Michael Cohen investigated for more than $20M in bank fraud

    Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud are looking at more than $20 million in loans obtained for his and his family's taxi companies, The New York Times reported Sunday night, citing people familiar with the matter.

    Authorities are also looking into whether Cohen broke campaign finance or other laws in coordinating hush money for women who alleged that they had affairs with Trump. The inquiry is at the end stage,...


  • Long Island beach closed after hypodermic needles wash ashore

    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Hypodermic needles washed up on a Long Island beach, which is closed until further notice, authorities said Saturday.

    More than 30 needles were found along the shore of East Atlantic Beach from Ohio to Clayton avenues in Hempstead, authorities said.

    Police responded, removed and properly disposed of the needles. Samples were also sent to a lab for testing. No injuries were reported.

    Authorities ask that anyone who comes in contact with any hazardous materials, like...


  • Get your own James Bond Aston Martin for $3.5M

    Soon, you'll be able to buy your very own silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 just like the one Sean Connery, as James Bond, first drove in the 1964 movie "Goldfinger." The rotating license plates and other gadgets will be included and it will come from the same Aston Martin factory that created the original DB5s.

    As you might guess, Q's handiwork is not cheap. Only 25 will be made available for direct sale to customers at a price of £2.75 million or about $3.5 million. These will be "continuation...


  • NYT: Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation

    President Donald Trump's legal team does not know the extent to which White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, The New York Times reported Sunday.

    The news follows a Saturday report by the Times that McGahn had been cooperating with Mueller extensively. The President's lawyers told the Times on Sunday that they believed that McGahn's approximately 30 hours of interviews with the special counsel had not included any testimony harmful to the...


  • Iranian foreign minister: US 'addicted to sanctions'

    The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday in an exclusive interview from Tehran.

    "I believe there is a disease in the United States and that is the addiction to sanctions," he told CNN, adding that, "Even during the Obama administration the United States put more emphasis on keeping the sanctions it had not lifted rather than implementing its obligation on the sanctions it lifted."

    The interview is the first the key...


  • Houston man sentenced for attempting to blow up Confederate statue

    A 26-year-old man was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after he tried to blow up the Dick Dowling Confederate monument in Houston.

    Andrew Schneck had been charged with attempting to maliciously damage property receiving federal financial assistance, according to federal court documents. He pleaded guilty in March.

    The case went to federal court because Hermann Park, where the Dowling statue is located, receives federal funding for its maintenance. During the Civil War, Dowling had...


  • Teen arrested after posting video of stolen AR-15 on Instagram, police say

    An 17-year-old boy was arrested Saturday after he bragged on Instagram about having a AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, Boynton Beach police said.

    The video drew the attention of police because a similar weapon was stolen from an unmarked police car parked at a Boynton Beach shopping center last week. A spokesperson for the Boynton Beach Police Department said Moses Clay Jr. was the thief.

    Clay is facing charges of burglary and grand theft.

    After being tipped off to the Instagram video, a Boynton Beach...


  • Indian rape victim still fighting for justice

    It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal.

    It was a spring afternoon when 15-year-old Maya walked into the shop in her village in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan to buy some onions for her mother.

    The shop, a small single-story brick building, is among the few solid structures in the village and a clear marker of wealth and prestige.

    Maya's home, in contrast, is a small hut open to the elements on three sides....


  • MTV VMAs 2018: What we know about music's most unpredictable show

    The occasionally controversial and always unpredictable MTV's Video Music Awards will be presented Monday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

    From Beyoncé and Cardi B to J-Lo and Jay-Z, here's what we know about the Moonman trophies, tributes and must-watch performances in the works.

    Who's nominated?

    Cardi B will open the show and leads in the Moonman race with 10 nominations. It's been an eventful year for the rapper dominating the charts, dropping her album "Invasion of Privacy" in...