NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion.” Karen McDougal’s “They accused McDougal of committing a felony under state and federal law” to an audience of roughly 3 million, “without justification or excuse,” McDougal’s lawyer, Eric Bernstein wrote. Fox News said it “will vigorously defend Tucker Carlson against these meritless claims.” The suit came two days after CNN was hit with a lawsuit from U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, seeking $435.4 million in damages for what he called a “demonstrably false hit piece” about him published on Nov. 22. and discussed on-air. CNN declined to comment. McDougal has said she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007. He denied it. As the … [Read more...] about Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News
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HYDERABAD: Eleven years after three men were sensationally killed in an encounter after murdering a woman in an acid attack in Warangal, four men were gunned down in the early hours of Friday by the Telangana Police for allegedly raping and killing a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. The officer who played a key role in both the encounters is 1996-batch IPS officer VC Sajjanar. Family of Sajjanar watching the news of encounter on TVFollowing the arrests of Mohammed Areef, Shiva, Naveen and Chennakesavulu, who were allegedly involved in the gang rap and murder of the veterinarian, there had been a strong demand for instant justice across the nation -- a situation reminiscent of what took place in 2008. Hyderabad rape-murder accused encounter: People hail police actionThree acid attackers shot in AP encounterIn 2008, Sajjanar, then Warangal superintendent of police, sent a team of investigators and the three accused to reconstruct the crime scene. The accused Srinivas Rao, P Hari Krishna, … [Read more...] about VC Sajjanar: The IPS officer who played key role in Hyderabad encounter
PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers are meeting transportation chaos around France for a second day on Friday, as unions dig in for what they hope is a protracted strike against government plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most French trains were at a halt, including Paris subways, and traffic jams multiplied around the country. Emboldened by the biggest outpouring of public anger since President Emmanuel Macron took office, unions are holding meetings Friday to plan their next steps. At least 800,000 people marched nationwide on Thursday, as strikes shuttered schools and some public services and disrupted hospitals and refineries. Police fired repeated volleys of tear gas and protesters set fires in Paris, but most demonstrators were peaceful. Macron is determined to push through the changes to France’s convoluted and relatively generous retirement system Opponents fear the changes to how and when workers can retire will threaten the hard-fought French way of … [Read more...] about Unions dig in as French retirement strikes enter 2nd day
ABD'de New York Güney Bölgesi Federal Mahkeme'de devam eden Halkbank davasına bakan yargıç Richard Berman, Halkbank'ın, mahkemenin yetkisini sorgulamadan önce davaya resmi olarak müdahil olması gerektiğine karar verdi. İran yaptırımlarını delmeye yardımcı olmaktan hakkında iddianame hazırlanan Halkbank, New York'taki yasal sürece dahil olmadan önce Amerikan mahkemelerinin böyle bir davaya bakma yetkisine itiraz etme hakkına sahip olmak istiyordu. Halkbank ayrıca, davaya dahil olmanın söz konusu suçlamaların meşrulaştırılması anlamına gelebileceği görüşünde. Ancak yargıç Berman'ın verdiği karara göre Halkbank'ın davaya dahil olmadan böyle bir itiraz hakkı bulunmuyor. Berman'ın açıklamasında, "Eğer Halkbank, federal mahkemenin … [Read more...] about Yargıç Richard Berman: Türkiye lobi şirketleriyle halkbank davasını etkilemeye çalışıyor
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Steven Lacchin, 39, left, takes a selfie with Gerald Erebon, 30, right, who DNA tests indicate is his half-brother, as they meet for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. An Associated Press story on the front page of a newspaper in Nairobi brought together the two Kenyan men - one who knew that his father was an Italian missionary priest, and the other who wanted proof that he was the son of the same priest. less In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Steven Lacchin, 39, left, takes a selfie with Gerald Erebon, 30, right, who DNA tests indicate is his half-brother, as they meet for the first time in Nairobi, ... more Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, … [Read more...] about Did Italian priest father two African sons, and walk away?