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May 9, 2018

Reuters Top News | Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Russian firm's U.S. affiliate paid Trump attorney $500,000

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Russian firm's U.S. affiliate paid Trump attorney $500,000

An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, was paid $500,000 by a company with ties to a Russian oligarch who was hit last month with U.S. sanctions to punish Moscow for activities that included suspected meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Blankenship loses bitter Republican Senate fight in West Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in West Virginia on Tuesday, beating former coal executive Don Blankenship and calming the fears of party leaders who thought the brash ex-convict would spoil their chance to pick up a Senate seat.

Russian firm tied to 'Putin's cook' poised to plead not guilty in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian company accused by U.S. prosecutors of funding a propaganda operation to tilt the 2016 presidential election in President Donald Trump's favor and stir disharmony in the United States is expected to plead not guilty on Wednesday at a court hearing.

'Dreamers' ask to defend DACA program against Texas legal assault

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of young immigrants asked a U.S. federal court on Tuesday for permission to have a judge consider their interests in a lawsuit filed last week by Texas and six other states to force an end to the program that protects some immigrants who arrived illegally as children from deportation.

New volcano fissures force more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Emergency crews ordered Hawaii residents to leave their homes after two new fissures opened up near the Kilauea volcano, almost a week after it started a series of huge explosions.

Dodging planes and a taste of home: life on a U.S. aircraft carrier

ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) - The routine begins with a raised hand waving furiously and ends, like a well-executed ballet, on one knee, arm extended forward and two pointed fingers signaling take-off.

Former New England mob boss faces trial over 1993 murder

BOSTON (Reuters) - A former New England mob boss and an associate are set to go on trial on Wednesday on charges that they participated in the 1993 murder of a Boston nightclub manager whose remains were discovered behind an abandoned Rhode Island mill two years ago.

Two killed in Tesla car crash in Florida: police

(Reuters) - A Tesla car crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, killing two people, local police said on Wednesday.

Mormon church, Boy Scouts to end century-long relationship

(Reuters) - The Mormon church is ending its century-long relationship with the Boy Scouts to focus on its own global youth leadership and development program as the social views of the organizations have gradually moved apart in recent years.

Washington cupcake shop offers taste of royal wedding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For those longing for a taste of the upcoming wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, a pair of Washington sisters are ready to provide it - in cupcake form.

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