Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, responding to media reports, acknowledged Wednesday night that he was unfaithful to his wife "a few years ago" before being elected. But his lawyer denied sensational allegations aired by a local TV station that Greitens threatened to distribute naked photos of the woman with whom he was having a relationship if she ever said anything about it. The woman, who has not been named publicly, was Greitens' hair stylist, according to media reports confirmed by The Washington Post with a source familiar with the situation.
On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He lived well, paying $25,000 a month for a Spanish Colonial Revivalin a gated community near Laguna Beach, California. He also employed a personal chef, drove a couple of Mercedes, and maintained a gambling account at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
There are signals of a possible breakthrough in one of the biggest sticking points in NAFTA discussions after Canada joined Mexico in indicating room for negotiation in the auto sector. The development comes one day after markets dipped on Canadian fears odds are rising U.S. President Donald Trump will walk away, and suggests officials are looking for progress in upcoming talks in Montreal as a way to keep negotiations moving.
President Donald Trump, who reportedly drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day, can switch up his routine. Coca-Cola announced Wednesday that it gave the beloved brand a makeover and plans to introduce new fruit-flavored versions of the soda. The original Diet Coke will stay the same, but it will be joined by Diet Coke Ginger Lime, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry, Diet Coke Zesty Blood Orange and Diet Coke Twisted Mango.
The House voted Thursday to extend the government's authority to spy on foreigners' digital communications, hours after President Donald Trump sowed confusion over the bill by sending a tweet that resurrected his prior claims that his campaign team had been spied upon. The measure, passed 256-164, would extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act through 2023. The program allows the National Security Agency to intercept calls or emails from suspected foreign terrorists outside the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration issued guidance to states early Thursday that will allow them to compel people to work or prepare for jobs in order to receive Medicaid for the first time in the half-century history of this pillar of the nation's social safety net.
NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire didn't see it coming. "I had no signs at all that I was ill," McGuire told TSN 690 in Montreal on Wednesday. "My work habits hadn't changed, my workout habits hadn't changed. My eating habits hadn't changed. I hadn't lost weight and hadn't gained weight." But after undergoing a routine checkup in September, McGuire's doctor asked that he undergo further tests that revealed he had Stage 1 prostate cancer. Last Wednesday, surgeons successfully removed his prostate.
Walmart is raising its starting hourly wage from $9 to $11 and expanding its parental leave benefits, the company announced Thursday. The country's largest employer, which has more than 1 million hourly workers, said the changes were motivated in part by anticipated savings from the newly passed tax plan, which offers sweeping tax cuts for corporations. Walmart is the first retailer in the S&P 500 to raise wages citing the tax law, and its across-the-board pay increases could pressure other companies to follow suit.
Peter Hoekstra, the newly minted U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, held his first conference with the Dutch media at his new residence in the Hague on Wednesday. It did not go well. Dutch journalists peppered Hoekstra, who became Trump's ambassador after serving 18 years as a Republican congressman from Michigan, with questions on unsubstantiated claims he made in 2015 about the chaos the "Islamic movement" had brought to the Netherlands.
More than a week ago, one of YouTube's biggest stars uploaded a video containing extensive footage of an apparent suicide victim hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest. Now, the platform has announced that Logan Paul, whose channel has 15 million subscribers, will lose access to Google's premium ad program. His upcoming projects with YouTube Red - the platform's subscription service - are also on hold. "In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred," a YouTube spokesman said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.