Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics: Tabloid Company Agrees to Cooperate in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry Supported by Dec. 13, 2018 Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • In a major step in the investigation of hush-money payments made to two women who said that they had affairs with President Trump, prosecutors announced that The National Enquirer’s parent company was cooperating. The company played a role in keeping the women silent ahead of the 2016 election. • In the same sweep, Michael D. Cohen, a former lawyer for Mr. Trump, implicated the president in the hush-money scandal during his sentencing on Wednesday, in which he received three years in prison. • Rudolph W. Giuliani’s work as Mr. Trump’s … [Read more...] about On Politics: Tabloid Company Agrees to Cooperate in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 13, 2018 / 10:00 AM GMT By Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker and Nicolle Wallace WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election are now critical to saving his presidency. On Wednesday Trump was delivered another blow when federal prosecutors announced an agreement with American Media Inc, in which the publisher of the National Enquirer admitted to making a $150,000 payment in 2016 to … [Read more...] about Trump confides to friends he’s concerned about impeachment
Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. The company released a statement early Thursday saying its plans also include establishing locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, with more than 1,000 employees at each. The tech giant, which is based in Cupertino, California, says the new campus in Austin will start with 5,000 employees and provide jobs covering engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support. It will be less than a mile from existing Apple facilities. Austin already is home to more than 6,000 Apple employees, representing the largest population of its workers outside of its headquarters. Irene O'Shea became the oldest woman to skydive at 102 when the Australian grandmother took part in a jump for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia on Dec. 9. She broke her own 2017 record for the same category. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018) "Apple has been a vital part of the … [Read more...] about Apple Announces Plan to Build $1 Billion Campus in Texas
Beijing -- China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of China.Lu said Canada was informed about the detentions, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. He said the cases are being handled separately by local bureaus of the national intelligence agency in Beijing, where Kovrig was picked up, and the northeastern city of Dandong, where Spavor had been living."The legal rights of the two Canadians are being safeguarded," Lu told reporters at a daily briefing.The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer … [Read more...] about China confirms 2 Canadians held amid 3-way feud with U.S. over Huawei executives arrest
AS we rapidly approach Christmas many will be looking forward to indulging in all the season has to offer - good food, good company and lots of rest. And many of us will return from the holidays to our busy lives refreshed and ready to face into 2019.But we know that this time of year isn't easy for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one, facing a marriage breakdown, dealing with a family fall-out or who are out of work and facing considerable financial and emotional pressures.There are many legitimate reasons why people don't work. They may be caring for a relative, battling an illness, have little to no confidence or come from an environment where there is inter-generational unemployment. I've worked in the recruitment sphere for over 25 years and have learnt that being out of work is intrinsically linked to poor mental health. As a society we should sympathise with those who are out of work, because the picture is not an easy one.Depression, isolation and loneliness are … [Read more...] about Why there is no such thing as a bad job . . .