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A new allegation says Trump lied about his wealth. Here’s what we do know
What the reporter, Jonathan Greenberg, detailed on CNN's "New Day" Friday bears similarities to other tales of Trump passing himself off as (fake) Trump Organization executive, John Barron, and bragging about his exploits on the topics of money and women. Greenberg said Trump, as Barron, made a roughly $5 million fortune look like $100 million to get on the list. The current Forbes list puts Trump at No. 248 on…
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Avicii, EDM DJ, dead at 28
He was 28. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," a statement to CNN read. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." Avicii was one of the most…
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Salisbury cleanup targets toxic ‘hot spots’
Residents were briefed Thursday evening by government and local officials on the cleanup operation in nine locations across the city, according to Britain's Press Association news agency. Police believe the pair first came into contact with the substance, identified by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons as a Novichok agent, at Sergei Skripal's home. The highest concentration of the substance was found on the front door. A number…
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Comey memos detail Trump’s comments on Russia, reservations about Flynn
The Comey memos provided to Congress on Thursday and obtained by CNN include documentation of seven conversations he had with Trump from January 7, 2017, through April 11, 2017. Four of the notes are classified and have been partially redacted, and three of them are unclassified. The contemporaneous notes that Comey compiled have already had a major impact: They helped lead to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel,…
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What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization
The term has been bandied about in recent weeks, from Seoul to Washington to Beijing, yet there's little agreement on what the term means -- and confusion could lead to trouble in this week's summit as well as the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. South Korean officials and Chinese state media have said Kim is willing to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. On Thursday, President…
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China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea, reports say
As the three vessels traversed the hotly contested waters on their way to Vietnam, they were confronted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday. The ABC said that one Australian defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, "insists the exchanges with the Chinese were polite, but 'robust'." Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in London for a meeting of the heads of Commonwealth nations, refused…
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Queen hopes Prince Charles will lead Commonwealth
The Queen has headed the Commonwealth since 1952, when she took over the role from her late father, George VI. However, the position is not hereditary, and it is up to the leaders of the 53 member countries to select each successor. Welcoming leaders to Buckingham Palace as she formally opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the monarch said it remained "a great pleasure and honor to serve"…
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Lance Armstrong to pay US government $5 million to settle lawsuit
The lawsuit accused Armstrong of violating his contract with the US Postal Service and committing fraud by misleading the USPS and the public when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs, known as PEDs, according to the release from the Justice Department. Armstrong's denial influenced the USPS decision to continue sponsoring the team in 2000, the Justice Department said. The decision to do that increased fees for the sponsorship, the release said,…
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What US and North Korea mean when they talk about denuclearization
The term has been bandied about in recent weeks, from Seoul to Washington to Beijing, yet there's little agreement on what the term means -- and confusion could lead to trouble in this week's summit as well as the planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. South Korean officials and Chinese state media have said Kim is willing to discuss denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. On Thursday, President…