Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement

Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement
Washington (CNN)A former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government -- the campaign's clearest connection so far to Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. In addition, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates surrendered Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. A former Trump campaign official said

Radio host discovers she got paid less than her male co-host. So he took a pay cut.

Radio host discovers she got paid less than her male co-host. So he took a pay cut.
Same job, except one person got 40 per cent less.Image: Sam Tabone/WireImage/GettyTake note, men. Comedians Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek are both hosts on KIIS FM, a radio station in Sydney, Australia. They do the same job, ribbing off each other as you do on an afternoon show, but Langbroek was getting paid significantly less than her male counterpart. SEE ALSO: Women face pay inequality and have no path for advancement at Google, lawsuit claims "I found out last

‘Go to the dentist and get fined 100’

‘Go to the dentist and get fined 100’
But dentists say rising numbers of people with dementia, or those with learning difficulties, are being unfairly fined for something as simple as ticking a wrong box in confusing paperwork.When these have been challenged, about 90% have been overturned as having been incorrectly applied.The British Dental Association says the problem seems to be increasing and with an ageing population is only likely to get worse.Why dentists are complainingCharlotte Waite, a senior dentist working in Loughborough, Leicestershire, says this is

United Airlines passenger booted off plane after interaction with flight staff over Marvel baseball cap

United Airlines passenger booted off plane after interaction with flight staff over Marvel baseball cap
The NAACP issued the advisory Tuesday.Image: REX/ShutterstockThe NAACP has issued a national travel advisory warning people about flying with American Airlines. In a press release, the social justice organization said it was "alerting travelers — especially African-Americans — to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them to disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions." The advisory was dated Oct. 24 and stands "until further notice." SEE ALSO: American Airlines ups its pillow game by

Under Trump, Made in America Is Losing Out to Russian Steel

Under Trump, Made in America Is Losing Out to Russian Steel
Four days after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a handful of executive memos to advance the Keystone XL pipeline and revive the U.S. steel industry. He invited builder TransCanada Corp. to reapply for a permit denied by Barack Obama and ordered up fast-track rules forcing not only Keystone but also all new U.S. pipelines to be made from American steel. “From now on, we’re going to be making pipeline in the United States,” he said.Made-in-America Keystone was a stunt.

Football family honours Freddy Shepherd

Football family honours Freddy Shepherd
Paying tribute during the service, Shearer said: "It is well-documented that there was another, so-called big club after me, but it was Freddy along with Kevin (Keegan), Sir John (Hall) and Douglas (Hall) who was instrumental in getting me home."I left 10 years later with him as my great friend, playing for my club, breaking the goal-scoring record, living my dream."I can thank Freddy for all of that."He ended his eulogy by saying: "We miss you Mr Chairman, we

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard
The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and

Exotic animal parties ‘to require licences’

Exotic animal parties ‘to require licences’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMobile zoo owner Scott Gavin uses snakes and a raccoon dog at parties Mobile zoos that provide exotic animals for children's parties will require licences to operate in England, the government has said.It comes as the RSPCA told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme animals such as meerkats and raccoons were being handled and kept inappropriately.Animals used currently range from snakes and tarantulas to - more controversially - skunks and monkeys.Animal welfare

‘Stranger Things’ actor Finn Wolfhard fires his agent after allegations of sexual assault surface

‘Stranger Things’ actor Finn Wolfhard fires his agent after allegations of sexual assault surface
Finn Wolfhard, left, fired agent Tyler Grasham after Grasham was accused of sexual assault.Image: Invision/AP/REX/ShutterstockStranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard has fired his agent after allegations of sexual assault surfaced, Entertainment Weekly reported.  Tyler Grasham, who was also fired from his job as a talent agent at APA, was accused of sexual assault by a former teen actor.  SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon speak out about sexual harassment in Hollywood Blaise Godbe Lipman, who appeared on the shows Weeds

Study Uses Hidden Sensors To Monitor Men And Women At Work, Finds All-Too-Familiar Reason For Gender Gap

Study Uses Hidden Sensors To Monitor Men And Women At Work, Finds All-Too-Familiar Reason For Gender Gap
Many investigations have taken place into why there is a gender gap at work, in terms of pay and in terms of why men are overrepresented in senior positions in the workplace. One of the main problems with studying the gap is gaining access to workplaces. Research has tended to rely on self-reported data such as surveys. A new study, however, was given unprecedented access to one workplace where women were underrepresented in upper management. Women in the company made up around 35-40 percent

Trump pulls Texas two-step, leaves taxpayers with bill for fundraiser

Trump pulls Texas two-step, leaves taxpayers with bill for fundraiser
President Donald Trump reportedly used a planned visit to Texas related to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to simultaneously hold a fundraiser and write off the trip as a taxpayer expense, according to reports. Trump met with state and federal officials at Dallas Love Field Airport, after which he was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser that was rescheduled after Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in Texas, leaving massive devastation in its wake. WFAAThe government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and

Johnson urges two-year Brexit transition

Johnson urges two-year Brexit transition
It also comes after six months of Brexit negotiations in which there has been no significant breakthrough. Ruth Davidson warns of Brexit 'over-optimism' Countdown to Brexit: UK imports and exports in six charts Frictionless borders: learning from Norway BBC political correspondent Jonathan Blake says Mrs May must take the agenda back to her priority: the economy.Our correspondent says the timing of Mr Johnson's latest comments was "no accident", coming as Conservatives gather in Manchester for their annual conference, which

‘Mindhunter’ goes deep into the motives of our most depraved killers

‘Mindhunter’ goes deep into the motives of our most depraved killers
Netflix’s David Fincher-produced serial crime series Mindhunter takes viewers into the depraved minds of history’s most notorious killers. By way of a young, ambitious FBI agent doing groundbreaking research, it tracks the birth of modern FBI profiling with chilling and evocative scenery. The Netflix series poses the the core question: Are criminals born, or are they formed? It finds answers but not easy ones. Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, The darkly lit series breaks away from

Survival Mode Defines Puerto Rico One Month After Maria

Survival Mode Defines Puerto Rico One Month After Maria
A month after Hurricane Maria leaving for the mainland. At this stage in the recovery from the Category 4 storm, many find the current state of the U.S. commonwealth -- home to some 3.4 million American citizens -- unthinkable.“I just haven’t seen a situation where people don’t have access to basic services for so long,” said Martha Thompson, the Puerto Rico response coordinator for the Boston-based charity Oxfam Americas who also worked on the response to Hurricane Katrina.Meeting at