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Analysis: 8 'wow' moments in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void. [Source]

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Daniels' lawyer uses Cohen prop in heated debate: 'Where is he?'

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, brought a prop of Michael Cohen to a heated debate with Cohen's attorney, David Schwartz.

Analysis: Trump is being sued by an 'Apprentice,' a porn star and a Playboy model

If you have been trying to keep up with the various legal battles brewing around President Donald Trump over his pre-presidential treatment of and relationships with women, today was especially busy. And that's saying something.

Polygraph: Stormy Daniels was being truthful

Stormy Daniels was "truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006," according to a polygraph test report from 2011.

Stormy Daniels' friend: She fears for life

Stormy Daniels' friend Alana Evans says both she and Daniels have received threats from people formerly in the adult film industry.

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What’s behind President Trump’s curious silence about a porn star and her story?

Women in Bill O'Reilly defamation suit want settlement agreements made public

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March 20 (Reuters) - Four of Starboard Value's nominees to Newell Brands Inc's board of directors withdrew their nominations, a day after the company rebuffed the activist hedge fund's challenge by giving billionaire investor Carl Icahn four board seats.

'Stranger Things' stars to get major raise

The stars of Netflix's "Stranger Things" are set for a major pay raise for season three of the hit show.

'Big Little Lies' stars share Season 2 preview

The filming for the second season of "Big Little Lies" has started, and some of the stars are stoking the excitement.


Saudi Prince Alwaleed reached secret agreement with government: BBG TV

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed made secret agreement with govt, process ongoing: BBG TV

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Weinstein Co files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.


UPDATE 2-Weinstein Co files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements

NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.


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US and South Korea announce start date for annual military exercises

The US said Monday that its major "Foal Eagle and Key Resolve" annual military exercises with South Korea will start April 1, an announcement that comes as President Donald Trump readies for a potential major summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which could happen as early as May.

Trump attorney taunts Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen, a longtime attorney and confidant of President Donald Trump, joked about the ongoing litigation he and the President have with Stormy Daniels, suggesting he might use winnings from the case to take a long trip.


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White House officials made to sign non-disclosure agreements: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ordered senior staff after they joined the White House to sign non-disclosure agreements following several leaks in the early months of his administration, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.


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Opinion: Trouble for Trump if Mueller meets Stormy

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, has a talent for stirring the publicity pot relating to his controversial porn star client. He dropped his latest morsels Friday during a drive-by of CNN and MSNBC's morning shows. In an interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day," he said six additional women had come forward alleging sexual relationships with President Donald Trump and that his office was in the "early stages of vetting those stories." Avenatti also claimed two of the women have nondisclosure agreements.

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Petras, Kim (1992- )

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Tennis: Osaka stuns Halep as rising stars reach Indian Wells final

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Trump attorney joins Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Attorneys defending President Donald Trump and the company of his personal legal counsel, Michael Cohen, have filed to move the lawsuit against their clients by porn star Stormy Daniels to federal court and are claiming she could owe as much as $20 million for violating a nondisclosure agreement.


Trump lawyer seeks $20 million damages from Stormy Daniels: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

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Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.

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CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at how first lady Melania Trump keeps a low profile after porn star Stomy Daniels' claims of an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump.

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels physically threatened over Trump: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels was physically threatened and warned to remain silent about her relationship with President Donald Trump, her lawyer told MSNBC and CNN on Friday.

The President's personal lawyer and the White House deny allegations of an affair between Daniels and Trump

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, the porn star suing President Donald Trump, claimed Friday that she has faced physical threats.


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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches for Stormy Daniels’s Legal Fund

Kimmel said, “Now you can give money to a porn star — just like the president of the United States.”

Stormy Daniels' lawyer alleges there are 6 more women with similar stories

The lawyer representing the porn star Stormy Daniels says six additional women have come forward with similar experiences to that of his client as of Thursday evening -- some who he says also claim to have nondisclosure agreements.


Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

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Analysis: There's a lot of smoke around Trump on the Stormy Daniels story

The legal and political storm around Stormy Daniels -- and her allegations that she had an extramarital affair with President Donald Trump in the mid-2000s -- just keeps growing.

Porn star's mom: I would vote for Trump every time

The mother of Stormy Daniels, a porn star in the center of a controversy roiling President Donald Trump's second year in office, said she is a staunch supporter of the President.


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Daniels' lawyer says other women are considering legal cases against Trump

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels says that, on the heels of her lawsuit against Donald Trump, several other women are now exploring the possibility of legal action against the President.


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Startup founder charged with fraud

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Stormy Daniels crowdfunding her legal fees in suit against Trump

The porn star suing President Donald Trump is using a crowdfunding effort to cover her legal fees and other related expenses.

Trump would call Daniels 'all the time' during affair, her friend says

Keith Munyan, a close personal friend of Stormy Daniels, confirmed to CNN he listened in on several private phone conversations between the porn actress and the man who would become president.

Lawyer says Trump Organization wanted a muzzle on Daniels

The attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, says it's clear the Trump Organization is linked to the arbitration agreement with his client and wanted to put a "muzzle" on her.

Friend: Trump called Daniels all the time

Keith Munyan, a close personal friend of Stormy Daniels, confirmed to CNN he listened in on several private phone conversations between the porn actress and Donald Trump, noting that Trump "would call all the time." CNN's Sara Sidner reports.


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Hearing set in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump

A hearing date has been set for the lawsuit adult film actress Stormy Daniels filed against President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen's company to dissolve their non-disclosure agreement.

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Stormy Daniels discussed alleged affair with Trump on 2007 radio show, host says

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Trump lawyer ignores porn star's offer to return hush money

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Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation

President Donald Trump has been seeking counsel from confidantes on how he should handle the Stormy Daniels situation, a source close to the President tells CNN.

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Porn star offers to repay $130,000 in dispute over alleged Trump affair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump's personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship.


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BERLIN (Reuters) - The man known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" who in 2015 became one of the last people to be convicted for crimes in the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews during World War Two, has died aged 96, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.


Adult-film star offers to pay back alleged Trump affair hush money: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who says she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to give back the $130,000 that Trump's personal lawyer paid her to keep mum about the alleged relationship.

The adult film star offers to return the money to end her silence on her alleged affair with Trump

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels is offering to return the $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump's attorney in exchange for dissolving a so-called "Hush Agreement."

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Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and...

Presidential Election of 2016

Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

An adult film star who says she had an affair with President Trump will return $130,000 she got from Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer if doing so means she can speak freely, her lawyer said in a letter.

Daniels to make new claims about Trump in upcoming interview


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Stormy Daniels' lawyer has 3 questions for Trump

Attorney to Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, explains why his client has decided to come forward now with her story about an alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump.


Japan's Coincheck to start repaying customers Monday after digital money heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, reeling from government reprimands over lax standards after $530 million dollar theft of digital money, said it would from Monday start repaying customers affected by the heist.

United States Politics and Government

As ‘60 Minutes’ Prepares Stormy Daniels Interview, Lawyers Battle

Lawyers for the president and the porn actress sparred over the weekend, as “60 Minutes” prepared to show an interview it conducted with her last week.

For Stormy, controversy blows up into a club scene bonanza

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Lawyer: Stormy getting offers for her story

CNN's Michael Smerconish presses Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, on whether the porn star has received offers to pay the $1 million penalty if she decides to breach the nondisclosure agreement of her alleged affair with President Trump.

Stormy Daniels says Trump scandal has been good for business

Interest in Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, is at an all-time high, and she's using it to her advantage, she told CNN after a performance Friday at the Solid Gold gentleman's club in Pompano Beach, Florida.

How Stormy Daniels could impact the Russia investigation

Porn star Stormy Daniels and special counsel Robert Mueller are among the most talked about figures in Washington these days. At this point, they are central figures in separate stories, but could it be long before their paths intersect?


EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for "calm-headed behavior" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.

Stormy Daniels: Controversy is overshadowing my films

Porn star Stormy Daniels spoke to CNN's Nick Valencia about how the controversy surrounding her alleged affair with President Trump is affecting her work.

Porn star's attorney: Cohen used his Trump Organization signature in email

A newly obtained email from President Donald Trump's personal attorney to the lawyer for the porn star who is suing Trump includes Michael Cohen's autosignature with his full title: executive vice president and special counsel to Donald J. Trump. The email also refers to Cohen's office being closed.


Missouri aluminum smelter to restart after tariff, utility relief

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - The owner of a shuttered aluminum smelter in southeastern Missouri said on Friday the firm would restart two of the plant's three production lines following President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs of 10 percent on imported aluminum and 25 percent on steel.

Cohen: I used home equity line to pay Daniels

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer used funds from his own home equity line to make a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf, he told CNN.

Cohen used Trump Org. email in Stormy Daniels deal

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer used his Trump Organization email account to communicate details of a payment transfer to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with the President before his time in office, Daniels' attorney confirmed to CNN Friday.

Sanders: Nothing else to add about Stormy Daniels

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made clear Friday she has nothing else to say about the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Law firm handling Stormy Daniels case for Cohen also did legal work with Trump campaign

The lawyer handling the Stormy Daniels scandal for President Donald Trump's corporate and personal representative, Michael Cohen, comes from the same small New York law firm that earned thousands of dollars from the Trump campaign at the end of last year.

Clifford, Stephanie

Stormy Daniels: Timeline of a Trump Scandal

Accusations, payoffs and lawsuits: Here’s a guide to the latest White House scandal, which involves a porn star named Stormy Daniels.

United States Politics and Government

Washington Memo: The President and the Porn Star: A Story’s Slow Rise Above the Din

For nearly two months, Stormy Daniels has not been the biggest story out of the Trump White House. Is that changing?

Porn star's attorney: 'Cover-ups matter'

The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who's suing President Donald Trump, said Friday that the American people need to hear from his client "because cover-ups matter."


Two million children in Congo at risk of starvation, U.N. warns

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are estimated to be at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition if they do not get the aid they need, the United Nations warned on Friday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: The Stormy Daniels Scandal Gets Serious

Trump’s porn star payoff may have violated campaign finance law.


Italy's 5-Star readies proposals to other parties for government deal

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Friday his party was preparing economic policy proposals for other parties as a way of finding common ground to form a government after Sunday's inconclusive election.

Former Trump lawyer: Stormy Daniels will lose

President Donald Trump's former divorce attorney, Jay Goldberg, says porn star Stormy Daniels will lose her recent lawsuit against President Donald Trump "without question."

Clifford, Stephanie (1979- )

Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Opens Door to Further Trouble for Trump

The actress’s case, seeking to break an agreement to keep silent about an alleged affair with the president, could lead to his having to testify in a deposition.

Woman named in Stormy Daniels' document accused Trump of unwanted advances

A woman who previously accused Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact was named in the non-disclosure agreement signed by porn star Stormy Daniels as having "confidential information" about Daniels' alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Nancy Pelosi was on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.' Here's what happened

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi came to "werk" in her appearance on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."


The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.

Stormy Daniels could back Trump into a corner

Analysis: Yes, Stormy Daniels is a real issue

Two questions here, as the Stormy Daniels story swirls into another news cycle: Does the President's personal life, much less this one's, really matter? And what would've happened on Election Day in 2016 if voters knew then what they might soon find out directly from Daniels?

Analysis: It's 'likely' Stormy Daniels will get to tell her Donald Trump story

On Tuesday, porn star Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen. At issue was the non-disclosure agreement Daniels and Cohen had signed just before the 2016 election -- a move aimed at ensuring her silence about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006. Daniels is claiming that because Trump himself never signed the hush agreement, it is null and void -- and that she is free to tell the story of her alleged relationship with the now-president of the United States.

Reporter who interviewed Stormy Daniels speaks

Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who interviewed Stormy Daniels for InTouch magazine in 2011, tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what she learned from her conversations with the former porn star about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.


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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish inventor Peter Madsen denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homebuilt submarine in August, telling a court on Thursday he disposed of her body after she died breathing in exhaust fumes.


'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.


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NBA star surprises Parkland students

Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade made a surprise visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after last month's shooting.

Trump upset with Sarah Sanders over Daniels response

President Donald Trump is upset with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders over her responses Wednesday regarding his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, a source close to the White House tells CNN.

The adult movie star has drawn the White House into a politically damaging sexual melodrama

Stormy Daniels is playing Donald Trump at his own game.


White House says Trump won arbitration order against Stormy Daniels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the "intimate relationship" she claims they had.

Stormy Daniels' attorney claims Trump's lawyer pressured her today

The attorney representing the porn star who is suing President Donald Trump says the President's personal lawyer had a restraining order issued against her and continues to pressure her to keep her silent.

Analysis: Why Sarah Sanders' non-answer on Stormy Daniels matters

Sarah Sanders was asked a simple question by CNN's Jeff Zeleny on Wednesday afternoon: Did President Donald Trump know that his personal lawyer made a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star alleging that she had engaged in an extramarital affair with Trump?


Trump won Stormy Daniels legal case in arbitration: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has already won a legal case against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in arbitration, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued seeking to invalidate a "hush agreement" she signed with Trump's lawyer.

Presidential Election of 2016

Trump Lawyer Obtained Restraining Order to Silence Stormy Daniels

The order was obtained last week to keep the porn star quiet about her alleged affair with Mr. Trump.

Sanders says, as far as she knows, Trump unaware of porn star payment

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday she wasn't aware that President Donald Trump knew of a payment made by his personal lawyer to the porn actress Stormy Daniels in October 2016.

Opinion: Stormy Daniels deserves fairer treatment

The real story here is not the allegations that the President slept with a porn star just after his wife gave birth to their son, it's that his lawyer and others are attempting to shut up a business woman canny enough to leverage her position --and trash her when she refuses to stay quiet, writes Jill Filipovic.


Review: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Champions’ Is Off to a Winning Start

In this NBC sitcom, which Ms. Kaling created with Charlie Grandy, a melodramatic boy moves in with the father he’s never met.

Analysis: 8 'wow' moments in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.

Broadway star's daughter killed

Tony award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles' 4-year-old daughter was killed when they were both struck by a car.


StanChart reaches provisional agreement to sell Real Estate unit to Actis

LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered has reached a provisional agreement to sell its real estate investment unit to private equity firm Actis, the bank's Chief Financial Officer Andy Halford told Reuters on Wednesday.


AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi Arabia fund

(Reuters) - Magic Leap, a secretive startup working in the augmented reality space, said on Wednesday it raised $461 million in its latest funding round, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm.


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Kraft Heinz launches incubator for 'disruptive' food startups

March 7 (Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co has launched an incubator program for food and beverage startups, joining a growing list of U.S. food companies looking at new ways to spur growth as consumers shun processed packaged food in favor of healthier offerings.


An Opera Diva and a Broadway Star Trade Places, and Advice

Renée Fleming is singing in “Carousel” on Broadway. Kelli O’Hara is tackling Mozart at the Met Opera. Here is what they had to say to each other.

Please don't start a global trade war, President Trump


AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 mln from Saudi Arabia fund

March 7 (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a secretive startup working in the augmented reality space, said on Wednesday it raised $461 million in its latest funding round, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm.

International Trade and World Market

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is Trump About to Start a Trade War?

Probably not, because his tariffs are narrowly drawn. But protectionist pressures are intensifying and could become dangerous in a weaker economy.

Interior Design and Furnishings

Design Books to Kick-Start Your Decorating Projects.

Here are six new books to help you put plans for renovation, reorganization and other stalled projects into action.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer speaks about payoff

During an interview on NBC's "Today," Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti confirms President Trump knew about his attorney's payout to the porn star.

It isn't over for New York City. It's just getting started.

Winter Storm, Texas, Stormy Daniels: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'

(Reuters) - Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging he never signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them.

Trump, Donald J

Stormy Daniels Files Suit, Claiming Trump Never Signed ‘Hush Agreement’

The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Trump purposely did not sign the agreement so he could later disavow any knowledge of it, if necessary.

The porn star says the President didn't sign a hush agreement about an alleged affair between the two

A new lawsuit filed by the porn star known as Stormy Daniels claims President Donald Trump never signed a hush agreement regarding an alleged sexual encounter between the two and therefore the agreement is void.

Read Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

'Sex and the City' star takes another step toward running for governor

Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon is reportedly gearing up to launch a progressive primary challenge to New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


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U.S. primaries start with Democratic push in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The 2018 U.S. primary elections kick off on Tuesday in Texas, where Democrats hope record-high levels of early voter midterm turnout and anger over President Donald Trump’s policies will help them flip congressional seats from Republican control.


Israeli healthcare startup Medial EarlySign raises $30 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Medial EarlySign, whose machine-learning based technology is meant to help improve patient management, said on Tuesday it raised $30 million, bringing its total funding to $50 million.


North Korea makes 'agreement' with South Korea after historic meeting: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his "firm will to vigorously advance" inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North's official news agency said on Tuesday.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Columnist: Italy’s Five-Star Electoral Performance

Italians opt for illiberal chaos, splitting Europe further.

'Star Wars Rebels' marks epic finale

The following contains spoilers about the "Star Wars Rebels" series finale.


North Korea leader wants to advance Korea ties, makes agreement with South: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his "firm will to vigorously advance" inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North's official news agency said on Tuesday.

WSJ: Cohen complained about porn star payment

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen complained to friends he had not been reimbursed for a six-figure payment to Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.


Germany to start work on trade, China, Syria war: Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy, the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats (SPD) approved joining a coalition with her conservatives.

WSJ: Trump's attorney complained he hadn't been reimbursed for payment to porn star

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen complained to friends he had not been reimbursed for a six-figure payment to a porn star alleged to have had an affair with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.


Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power after inconclusive vote

ROME (Reuters) - Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament.


Google to Sell Zagat to The Infatuation, an Upstart Review Site

The deal will bring a new owner for Zagat, once the 800-pound gorilla of restaurant recommendations, at a time when competition is stronger than ever.


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Italy faces political gridlock after 5-Star surges

ROME (Reuters) - Italy faces a prolonged period of political instability after voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, spurning traditional parties and flocking to anti-establishment and far-right groups in record numbers.


China to start EV battery recycle programs in four regions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to start electric vehicle (EV) battery recycle programs in the greater Beijing Hebei Tianjin region, the Yangtze River, Pearl Delta River and Central China areas to curb pollution, the industry ministry said on Monday.


NBA star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant has won five NBA titles, but taking home an Oscar on his first attempt was a bigger thrill than the victories earned with the Los Angeles Lakers, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said on Sunday.


Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election

ROME (Reuters) - Italy faces a prolonged period of political instability after voters delivered a hung parliament in Sunday's election, spurning traditional parties and flocking to anti-establishment and far-right groups in record numbers.


Italy elections point to stalemate, maverick 5-Star advances

ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone's third-largest economy into a political gridlock that could take months to clear.

Star gives special jersey to family of slain student

Joaquin Oliver loved NBA star Dwyane Wade.


Alaska's Iditarod race starts with smiles, barks and protests

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - With light snow falling, spectators cheering and hundreds of dogs barking, sixty-seven mushers and their teams took off for a ceremonial 11-mile jaunt through Alaska's...


Russia's Gazprom says has started terminating gas contracts with Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's gas giant Gazprom has started a procedure to terminate contracts with Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz in an arbitration tribunal in Stockholm, Gazprom deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said on Saturday.


Italy's 5-Star rallies voters as rivals fret

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement told roaring supporters it was close to winning a looming election at the end of campaigning on Friday as its main rivals worried about the anti-establishment party's popularity.


Star gymnast sues U.S. Olympic Committee over Nassar sex abuse

(Reuters) - U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman has sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics over decades of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, saying they put "money and medals" before the safety of athletes.


Start of trial on AT&T, Time Warner merger may be delayed by one day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The start date for the trial over whether wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc can buy Time Warner Inc may be delayed by a day to March 20, Judge Richard Leon said on Friday.


Italy's 5-Star rallies voters as center-right frets

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement closed its election campaign with an upbeat rally in Rome on Friday after leaders on the center-right, its biggest rival, were caught on an open microphone bemoaning the anti-establishment party's popularity.


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5-Star, League may score surprise gains in Italy's election: pollsters

ROME (Reuters) - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy's election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant League could be in a position to become the next prime minister, pollsters say.The 5-Star Movement was already the leading single party according to all opinion polls issued before their publication was banned two weeks ago, with around 28 percent of the vote.

'Star Trek' Klingon tourist center opens in Sweden

A theater in Stockholm has been transformed into a "Klingon tourist center" in a good-humoured bid to lure visitors to the warrior species' home planet Qo'noS.


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Alaska's renowned Iditarod race, mired in controversy, to start Saturday

ANCHORAGE, Ala. (Reuters) - The world’s most famous dog race is mired in a doping scandal, under pressure from animal-rights activists and coping with a drop in revenue. Still, the show will go on: Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts on Saturday.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, U.S. dollar fall on fears Trump starting trade war

* Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 422 points on tariffs news


Art Review: ADAA: A Fair to Remember Starts a Month of Art Show Madness

The gathering of art dealers at the Armory this weekend overflows with breakthrough work in modern and contemporary art.


Prepared for Bumps, the Met Starts Charging Non-New Yorkers

The museum says the demise of its pay as you wish model is an economic necessity. It goes into effect Thursday.

Actors and Actresses

How John Boyega Went From ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper to Sci-Fi Producer

The 25-year-old actor is among a new wave of British actors, many from African backgrounds, who are shaking up the movie industry.