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Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong

President Donald Trump’s former attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen said his former boss knew that having Cohen arranging payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump was wrong, and that he is “done being loyal” to Trump. Reiterating what he said in his guilty plea in August,…MORE

China is temporarily slashing tariffs on US auto imports

China is temporarily slashing tariffs on US auto imports

China said Friday it will temporarily reduce tariffs on imports of American-made cars as it tries to negotiate a trade deal with the United States. Citing the meeting earlier this month between US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the Chinese Finance Ministry said in a statement that it will remove the additional…MORE

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

‘Historic moment’ as abortion bill passes Irish parliament

Ireland’s Prime Minister has hailed a “historic moment” for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament. The bill is now set to be signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins, following a marathon debate in parliament’s upper house Thursday, and will come into force…MORE

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Celebrities such as Piers Morgan and nearly 800 other members of a London golf club will earn £85,000 ($107,100) each after agreeing the sale of their Wimbledon Park Golf Club to the organizer of the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has acquired the land, which lies across the…MORE

A human heart for donation was left behind by mistake on a Southwest flight

A human heart for donation was left behind by mistake on a Southwest flight

A Southwest flight was forced to turn around after a human heart meant for donation was accidentally left on board, the airline said. The heart had arrived Sunday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where it was due to be unloaded, officials said. But it wasn’t until after the pilot took off for Dallas that the airline…MORE

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws bad female driver and inept dad commercials

Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for “unmanly” behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials. The new rules, announced Friday by advertising watchdog the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), ban companies from including “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious…MORE

American student stabbed to death in the Netherlands, police say

American student stabbed to death in the Netherlands, police say

A 21-year-old American student was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, allegedly by her roommate, police confirmed Friday. According to a police statement, authorities received reports of a quarrel at an apartment on Kralingse Kerklaan on Wednesday. When they entered the apartment, the statement said, police found Sarah Papenheim with stab wounds and attempted to resuscitate…MORE

Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, dead at 81

Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning artist who called herself a “song stylist,” has died, her manager said. She was 81. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness, her manager, Devra Hall Levy, said. The vocalist from Chillicothe, Ohio, initially focused on R&B music but later excelled at jazz ballads and…MORE

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