News: Weekend Reads

New twist in Hudson River kayak murder case

Monday  16:51,   20 august 2018
cbsnews

The latest in a case that raised serious questions in the case against Angelika Graswald in the death of her fiancé and the stunning resolution that shocked his familyProduced by Patti Aronofsky, Elena DiFiore and Lourdes[...]
News / Weekend Reads

Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: report

Monday  09:45,   20 august 2018
thehill

Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: reportThe Journal reported that the personnel shifts will affect officers fighting in the Middle East, as well as those working to counter Russia, overseeing Guantanamo Bay and engaging in stealth[...]

Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team

Monday  03:56,   20 august 2018
nytimes

The lapse has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake. The president’s lawyers said on Sunday that they were confident that Mr. McGahn had said nothing[...]

Spirit Airlines passenger convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane

Monday  03:56,   20 august 2018
cnn

Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who was accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep, could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was convicted of sexual abuse on board an aircraft for[...]

Watergate's John Dean rips Trump: I doubt you have any idea what McGahn told Mueller

Monday  01:15,   20 august 2018
thehill

Watergate's John Dean rips Trump: I doubt you have any idea what McGahn told MuellerDean's comments come amid reports that McGahn is cooperating with Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and possible[...]

British woman saved after falling off cruise ship

Sunday  23:15,   19 august 2018
news.sky

A British woman has been pulled out of the sea alive 10 hours after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia. The unnamed woman, who is reported to be 46, was taken to hospital in the city of Pula and is said to be in a stable[...]

Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes to lawyer, fiancée and daughter revealed

Sunday  23:15,   19 august 2018
msn

Aaron Hernandez penned suicide notes to his lawyer, fiancée and daughter, who he told to “never fear him” as he entered a “timeless realm,” that showed the former NFL star’s final thoughts before his death. Hernandez, who hanged himself in his[...]

Teen shoved from 60-foot bridge into river: I never asked my friend to push me

Sunday  14:20,   19 august 2018
today

Taylor Smith, the 18-year-old who pushed Jordan Holgerson off a Washington state bridge, may see jail time for her impulsive decision.Holgerson, 16, told anchors Craig Melvin and Kate Snow that she's still in pain from her injuries. She suffered six [...]

NASA finally figured out what this ‘foreign object’ on Mars actually is

Sunday  08:30,   19 august 2018
bgr

Despite what so many people would love to believe, NASA hasn't discovered any evidence of past or present intelligent life on Mars. The thin fragment was suspicious enough to warrant its own name, with NASA’s Curiosity rover team[...]

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

Sunday  08:30,   19 august 2018
nytimes

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual.WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the[...]

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Sunday  04:00,   19 august 2018
msn

<p>Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party.</p>Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this[...]

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Saturday  18:26,   18 august 2018
washingtonpost

<p>Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.”</p>PLAINS, Ga. — Jimmy Carter finishes his[...]

Stop Saying ‘Mormon,’ Church Leader Says. But Is the Real Name Too Long?

Saturday  18:26,   18 august 2018
nytimes

The church’s president favors the use of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” the name he believes God communicated to Joseph Smith in 1838.In an announcement on Thursday, President Russell M. Nelson insisted that Mormons and[...]

Florida Family Discovers Teen Missing 5 Years Is Alive and Well

Saturday  08:45,   18 august 2018
insideedition

The teen doesn't want her family to know where she is, however.Emily Paul was 14 when she vanished in 2013 from her home outside Tallahassee. Three weeks ago, a letter arrived addressed to Emily’s[...]

Washington teen who pushed friend off 60-foot bridge says she 'thought she would be fine'

Saturday  02:00,   18 august 2018
msn

An 18-year-old woman who pushed her friend off of a 60-foot bridge in Washington state said she “didn’t think about the consequences” before causing the 16-year-old to fall the equivalent of three stories.Her friend, Jordan Holgerson, suffered[...]