National Newswatch

Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

Mar 19 2018 — — Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed saying they could entrap politicians in compromising situations with bribes and Ukrainian sex workers. In an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News, the company’s chief executive Alexander Nix said the British firm secretly […]

Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona

Mar 19 2018 — — Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian. Police in the city of Tempe said Monday that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit. Sgt. Ronald Elcock says in an email […]

Republicans warn Trump to keep hands off Mueller

Mar 18 2018 — — Key Republicans on Sunday warned President Donald Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump began Sunday morning by criticizing the special counsel on Twitter, one day after his lawyer issued a statement saying he prays for the Justice Department to end Mueller’s investigation. Republicans strongly cautioned the President and his team to […]

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

Mar 18 2018 — — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.” There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he faced seven minor candidates and his most […]

AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false documents with NYC

Mar 18 2018 — — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighbourhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. […]

Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes fourth presidential term

Mar 18 2018 — — Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so. Polls opened at 8 a.m. Sunday in Russia’s […]

Michael Flynn campaigns in 1st appearance since guilty plea

Mar 17 2018 — — Disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn campaigned for a Republican congressional candidate in California Friday in his first public appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. Friday’s event to endorse Republican Omar Navarro in his challenge of 14-term Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is the latest signal that Flynn is re-entering political life […]

Trump’s possible China tariffs bring loud protests – in US

Mar 17 2018 — — 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 have officials braced […]