President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president's wishes and skip a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016, even though they continued for months after that. The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released two transcripts of closed-door interviews with Cohen from earlier this year, along with some exhibits from the testimony. Cohen, who is serving a three-year prison sentence, pleaded guilty last year and admitted that he misled Congress by saying he had abandoned the Trump Tower Moscow project months earlier than he actually did.
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A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred him to another holding facility even after he was diagnosed with the flu.
The teenager, identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was the fifth minor from Guatemala to die after being apprehended by U.S. border agents since December.
Advocates demanded that President Donald Trump's administration act to safeguard the lives of children in detention as border crossings surge and the U.S. Border Patrol detains thousands of families at a time in overcrowded facilities, tents, and outdoor spaces.
A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a "crazy" decision that his lawyers would appeal.
A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College — an estimated 40 million U.S.
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Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer's assets to family members. Some writing is extremely hard to decipher, however, and the four pages have words scratched out and phrases in the margins.
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A newborn child who was cut from his mother's womb after she was murdered in Chicago last month opened his eyes for the first time Sunday, a spokesperson for his family said. Family of Marlen Ochoa, the 19-year-old pregnant woman who police say was strangled before her baby was "forcibly removed" from her womb, visited the hospital over the weekend as the newborn child remains in critical condition following his birth.
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Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a taskmaster who expected his female followers to be as obedient as “hungry dogs,” whether he wanted them to send nude photos to him or buy him groceries paid for out their own pockets, a former devotee testified Monday at Raniere’s federal trial.
Lauren Salzman told a Brooklyn jury that as members of a secret master-slave society within an upstate New York group called NXIVM, women were so brainwashed, they would jump at all hours whenever asked for “acts of care.”
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was briefly detained Saturday in Las Vegas after an encounter with a security guard at a music festival, according to Las Vegas police
Cellphone video obtained by TMZ appears to show Elliott involved in a verbal disagreement with his girlfriend while at the Electric Daisy Carnival.
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A horse injured during a Sunday race at Santa Anita Park was euthanized, becoming the 25th horse fatality at the track since December and the second in the past four days, authorities confirmed Monday.
Spectacular Music, a 3-year-old gelding, sustained a pelvic injury while running his first career race.
Monitoring services like Bark and Gaggle say a growing number of students are using cloud-based platform Google Docs as a DIY social media network. In some instances, students are using the tool meant for...
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Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."
President Donald Trump on Monday discussed the decision to have former White House counsel Don McGahn defy a Congressional subpoena, and criticized a ruling that would allow Congress to subpoena his financial...
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Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% of its global salaried workforce.
The major revamp, which had been under way since last year, will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.
In the U.S. about 2,300 jobs will be cut through buyouts and layoffs. About 1,500 have left voluntarily or with buyouts, while another 300 have already been laid off. About 500 workers will be let go starting this week, largely in and around the company's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside Detroit.
Authorities are investigating after video surfaced on social media showing New Jersey police punching a 19-year-old suspect in the face as he was pinned to the ground, then dragging him across a street with one shoe over the weekend.
Cyprian Luke, of Morristown, was being taken into custody by Dover police early Sunday on charges of assault, criminal mischief and violating court orders when the footage apparently was shot. The exact sequence of the series of clips isn't exactly clear, and News 4 does not have information on what happened prior to the footage.
Dover's public safety director said the Morris County prosecutor's office is investigating and he could not comment further given the ongoing nature of the investigation. News 4 asked if the officers seen in the video had been placed on administrative leave and was told the cops were put "off duty."