August 14th, 2020

World News

Cohen’s book foreword: Trump ‘wouldn’t mind if I was dead’

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

NEW YORK – Michael Cohen’s memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press. The book is called “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.” “”˜Disloyal’ is the most devastating business and political horror story ... Read More »

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Prosecutors dispute Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend’s claims

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

NEW YORK – Prosecutors on Thursday disputed claims by lawyers for a British socialite that they are too slowly releasing evidence and improperly withholding the names of women who were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein while they were children. In court papers, Manhattan prosecutors defended their handling of charges brought last month against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, ... Read More »

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Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

WASHINGTON – A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the ... Read More »

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FBI seeks help from public to find woman last in Florida

By The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

MIRAMAR, Fla. – The FBI is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Georgia woman whose toddler was found wandering alone in a South Florida parking lot last month. Federal agents are investigating every possibility as to why Leila Cavett, 21, of Atlanta, went missing, FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George Piro ... Read More »

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UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

By Josef Federman, Matthew Lee And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

JERUSALEM – Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election ... Read More »

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UAE to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel

By Josef Federman, Matthew Lee And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

JERUSALEM – Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians. The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election ... Read More »

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Trump says UAE to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel

By Jon Gambrell, Matthew Lee And Josef Federman, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, President Donald Trump said Thursday. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do ... Read More »

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Georgia governor to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate

By The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp had sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council. The Republican governor argued local ... Read More »

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Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

By Jon Gambrell, Matthew Lee And Josef Federman, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, President Donald Trump said Thursday. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do ... Read More »

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Netanyahu: ‘New era’ in Israel’s relations with Arab world

By Jon Gambrell, Matthew Lee And Josef Federman, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the announcement that full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates has ushered in a “new era” in Israel’s relations with the Arab world. In a nationally broadcast statement delivered on Thursday, Netanyahu said the “full and official peace” with the ... Read More »

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Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on August 13th, 2020

WASHINGTON – An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past – who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice-president ever – but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats. President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden. ... Read More »

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