President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.
Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his will, mocks the investigations into his conduct as candidate and president as a "witch hunt" and insists he will survive the threats.
But a shift began to unfold over the weekend after prosecutors in New York for the first time linked Trump to a federal crime of illegal hush payments. That left some of his associates fearful that his customary bravado is unwarranted. For some Republicans, the implication that the president may have directed a campaign finance violation, which would be a felony, could foreshadow a true turning point in the Republican relationship with him when special counsel Robert Mueller releases his report on the Russia investigation.
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A Connecticut judge has ruled that electric car manufacturer Tesla illegally sold vehicles from its gallery in Greenwich, agreeing with the state's conclusion.
In the ruling last week, Judge Joseph Shortall wrote "if Tesla was not engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at the gallery, it's difficult to see what it was engaged in at that location."
Local authorities were warning the public to avoid the area near the city’s Christmas market after a shooting left at least 3 people dead and several others injured.
One of four people missing in an underground West Virginia coal mine has emerged and officials are sending more search teams to find the others.
A statement from Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday says the person who emerged from the mine gave search crews information about their whereabouts.
The state Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training said it began assisting the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office in the search on Sunday after an ATV the four were believed to be riding was found near the mine entrance. The search is at Elk Run Coal Co.'s Rock House Powellton Mine, near Clear Creek.
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A local attorney who was already charged with defrauding his clients was arrested again for allegedly using his ex-wife’s accounts to spend money on strip clubs, pornography and an extramarital affair.
Joshua Janis, 38, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, is charged with identity theft, forgery, access device fraud and theft.
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The gunman who shot and wounded three law enforcement officers in Houston on Tuesday afternoon has died of an apparent gunshot wound according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
A fourth-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child's family.
McKenzie Nicole Adams, 9, a U.S. Jones Elementary School student, was found dead in her home on Dec. 3 by her grandmother, according to Tuscaloosa News.
Eddwina Harris, the girl's aunt, told Tuscaloosa News that the bullying her niece experienced stemmed from her friendship with a white boy at her school.
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A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago.
Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail.
Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Braziel thanked supporters and apologized to the victim's wife, Lora White.
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A cycling safety advocate is in critical condition as a result of injuries she suffered when she was hit by a truck while biking in Encinitas.
Roberta Walker was struck in southbound lanes of North Coast Highway 101 south of Phoebe Street at around 6 a.m. Saturday. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department told NBC7 the driver of a Dodge RAM rear ended her while both were in the slow lane.
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A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in the crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office has agreed to do community service to resolve a separate New Jersey legal case.
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A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said.
The shooting happened right after the midday service had ended at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Sao Paulo.
"It's so sad," said Wilson Cassante, a press officer with the archdiocese. "It's hard to imagine the pain this has caused."
Attention Jimmy Dean sausage lovers: check your freezer because your links might be under recall due to possible metal contamination.
Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC has recalled more than 29,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with Democratic Senate and House leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the White House. Their discussion grew contentious over Trump’s...
Harrowing police body cam footage shows a group of police officers working quickly to rescue a family from a burning second-floor apartment, one of them scaling the house to hand off children and grandparents to his colleagues below as they shouted his name from below.
One of the rescuing officers was off-duty Port Authority Police Officer John Shaughnessy, who was just coming out the door of his North Brunswick townhouse with his dog about 10:30 p.m. when he saw flames leaping from the first floor of condo units just 50 yards from his own.
Shaughnessy sprang into duty, dropping his dog off and immediately running to the fire in the Governor's Pointe condos on Albury Way to join other first responders in banging on doors and windows to wake people up and get them out.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills fellow Republicans approved in a lame-duck legislative session.
The lengthy Facebook post , where Walker praised the measures without saying whether he will sign them, is the clearest signal yet that the outgoing Republican governor is generally supportive of the bills restricting powers of the office.
The post comes as Walker faces increasing pressure from Republicans , including a prominent donor and former governor, to veto the measures.