Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law, real estate developer Jeffrey Yohai, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with a criminal investigation in Los Angeles, multiple sources familiar with the investigation said Thursday.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have been focusing for the past six months on Yohai, Manafort’s partner in four California property deals that failed and were placed in bankruptcy, NBC News reported.
Manafort’s holding company, MC Brooklyn Holdings, also bought a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York, in December 2012 for $2,995,000 that was brokered by Yohai, real estate postings online show.
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Police are responding to an active shooter situation at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Authorities say one shooter has been arrested.
Dakota Shrader, a student from Santa Fe High School, describes what happened when shots were fired during her morning history class. Multiple people died during the shooting.
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South Korea said Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved.
South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said Seoul expects Pyongyang to faithfully abide by the agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in their summit last month. The Korean leaders had issued a vague vow on the "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula and pledged permanent peace.
"We are just at the starting point and we will not stop or waver as we move forward for peace in the Korean Peninsula," said Baek.
A Michigan man escaped with his life after a would-be robber fired three shots at him after demanding his Louis Vuitton bag. Jerad Kluting refused to hand over his designer tote.
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Thirty-two people were hurt when two buses collided at the Manhattan-side entrance of the center tube of the Lincoln Tunnel Friday, an accident that sent all but one of the dozens of victims to the hospital, FDNY officials said.
A Michigan man said he "worked very hard" to buy his $1,700 Louis Vuitton bag, so much so that he refused to give it up when an armed robber demanded the pricey possession.
Jerad Kluting told WOOD TV8 a man approached him Monday evening while walking in Holland Township, outside of Grand Rapids. "In one motion," Kluting said, the man pulled out a gun, covered his mouth with a bandana and ordered Kluting to hand over the designer item.
"I was like, ‘You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton,'" Kluting recalled. "I worked very hard for this, and this bag I’ve had forever and it means a lot to me. I wasn’t about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me."
The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria.
The federal agency will keep operating more than 700 generators on the island, including three "mega generators" supplementing Puerto Rico's aging and storm-damaged power plants. But on Friday the restoration of thousands of miles of downed power lines will be handed back to the U.S. territory's bankrupt public utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA.
The Corps took over power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico on Sept. 30 after PREPA failed to call in mainland utility companies under a disaster response plan known as mutual aid, in which power companies from around the U.S. send staff to help stricken areas.
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Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting Friday to determine whether the epidemic warrants being declared a global health emergency.
WHO now calls the risk to the public in Congo "very high" and the regional risk high, with the global risk low. The Republic of Congo and Central African Republic are nearby.
Vast, impoverished Congo has contained several past Ebola outbreaks but the spread of the hemorrhagic fever to an urban area poses a major challenge. The city of Mbandaka, which has one confirmed Ebola case, is an hour's flight from the capital, Kinshasa, and is located on the Congo River, a busy travel corridor.
Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga.
The bishops announced at the end of an emergency summit with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three retired ones in Rome had signed a document offering to resign and putting their fate in the hands of the pope. Francis can accept the resignations one by one, reject them or delay a decision.
It marked the first known time in history that an entire national bishops conference had offered to resign en masse over a scandal and laid bare the devastation that the abuse crisis has caused the Catholic Church in Chile and beyond.
The former boyfriend and business associate of a woman killed in a bombing at an Orange County medical building told federal agents he had constructed a small explosive to help with his neighbor's "gopher problem."
Stephen William Beal, 59, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an unregistered destructive device following a search Wednesday at his home in Long Beach, California.
Two completed improvised explosives devices, three firearms and parts were recovered from the home, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Beal is not being charged in connection with the explosion that killed Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, and injured three others at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, the FBI said Thursday in a statement.
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Bill Gates told members of his charity that President Donald Trump asked if HPV and HIV were the same thing and knew a "scary" amount about his daughter's physical appearance, according to video exclusively obtained by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, NBC News reported.
The billionaire explained in the video, which aired Thursday night on "All In With Chris Hayes," that he had avoided speaking to Trump before the election but went to see him in December 2016.
Trump knew Gates' equestrian daughter, Jennifer, from seeing her at a horse show he throws, Gates explained. He also said Trump asked him "if vaccines weren't a bad thing" and "wanted to know the difference between HIV and HPV."
Hayes told viewers: "We have reached out to the [Gates] Foundation, of course, for comment but have not yet received a response."
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Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11.
The 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA nominee in the nearly seven decades that a nod from the Senate has been required. Haspel, who has spent nearly all of her 33-year CIA career in undercover positions, is the first career operations officer to be confirmed since William Colby in 1973.
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Missouri lawmakers opened a historic special session Friday to consider whether to impeach Gov. Eric Greitens for a variety of allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to misuse of a veterans' charity donor list for his political campaign.
It marked the first time Missouri lawmakers had ever achieved the supermajority necessary to summon themselves into a special session. And depending on the outcome of the session, Greitens could become the first Missouri governor ever impeached in an attempt to oust him from office.