Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, claims he has the right to seek at least $20 million in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels for allegedly violating a nondisclosure agreement 20 times. Cohen, through his limited liability corporation Essential Consultants, made the claim in papers his lawyer filed in federal court Friday. He also ...]
The White House on Friday tried to knock down rumors that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster could be the next to go. But sources say he's likely to lose his job, and Chief of Staff John Kelly could also be on his way out. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports.
Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov was found strangled in his home Monday. But his death is just one of 14 untimely deaths of Russian exiles living in Britain that are now being looked at by investigators. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata explains.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is running for re-election against seven other candidates. But there's no real contest, with Putin widely expected to win. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer explains why.
NEW YORK (AP) — The news organization ProPublica issued a detailed correction of a story about Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's choice for the next CIA director, and the waterboarding of a detainee the year after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It wasn't alone: Other organizations, including The Associated Press, have issued their own ...]
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is appointing a retired Navy captain to lead an overhaul of the state Emergency Management Agency after an employee mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack. The state Department of Defense says Thomas Travis is the agency's administrator effective Friday. The false missile alert sent to cellphones and ...]
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats have endorsed candidates for attorney general, agriculture commissioner and the Public Service Commission. Grand Forks lawyer David Thompson was unopposed Friday for the Democratic endorsement for the state's top law enforcement officer, a position Republican Wayne Stenehjem has held for nearly two decades. Delegates meeting at the ...]
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan auditors who conducted a fake "phishing" attack on 5,000 randomly selected state employees said Friday that nearly one-third opened the email, a quarter clicked on the link and almost one-fifth entered their user ID and password. The covert operation was done as part of an audit that uncovered weaknesses in ...]
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Revenue Authority said Friday it will auction off assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government to pay a tax debt — a move that family members call politically motivated. Assets of the cigarette maker Premier Tobacco Company, which belongs to the family of ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. It's a deep dive into Haspel's past that reflects key questions about her future: Would she support President ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian government hacking operation aimed at the U.S. power grid did not compromise operations at any of the nation's power plants, federal regulators and the industry said Friday. Corporate networks at some of the 99 nuclear power plants licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were affected by the 2017 hack aimed ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering sweeping tariffs on imports from China, with an announcement possible as early as next week. And that has industry groups and some lawmakers scrambling to prevent the next front in a potential trade war that could reverberate across the U.S. economy. Early indications from the White House ...]
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Revenue Authority says it will put assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government up for auction to pay off a debt to the tax body. The Revenue Authority said stock in cigarette maker Premier Tobacco Company that belongs to the family of Diane ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — With whispers of a staffing purge permeating the West Wing, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown. Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his days on the job are numbered, assured a group of staffers their jobs ...]
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he'll have an announcement soon on whether he'll make a run for his old office. After speaking Friday at a Chamber of Commerce event in Edina, Pawlenty declined to say whether he's definitely in. He called it "an answer for another day." Pawlenty says recent fundraising ...]