Dutch attorney sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying in Russia probe

Dutch attorney sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying in Russia probe

Last Updated Apr 3, 2018 12:26 PM EDT In the first sentencing of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling, Alex van der Zwaan, the 33-year-old Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty in February to lying to special counsel prosecutors and the FBI, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine. That sentence will be followed by two months of supervised release. According to court documents, on November 3, 2017, the…

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Dutch lawyer sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying in Mueller probe

Dutch lawyer sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying in Mueller probe

Last Updated Apr 3, 2018 12:31 PM EDT In the first sentencing of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling, Alex van der Zwaan, the 33-year-old Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty in February to lying to special counsel prosecutors and the FBI, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine. That sentence will be followed by two months of supervised release. According to court documents, on November 3, 2017, the…

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Fiji in fight for survival amid climate change, prime minister says

Fiji in fight for survival amid climate change, prime minister says

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fiji is entering a “frightening new era” of extreme weather, the leader of the Pacific island nation said Tuesday after flooding from a cyclone killed at least four people. Cyclone Josie struck Fiji on Sunday. The Pacific island nation of nearly 1 million people avoided a direct hit from the winds, but heavy rains and flooding caused damage to homes, businesses and vehicles on the western side of the main island,…

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Trump reignites war with CNN, trashes networks while defending Sinclair

Trump reignites war with CNN, trashes networks while defending Sinclair

President Trump reignited his long-standing spat with CNN and what he calls the “fake news” media in a new round of tweets Tuesday morning. The president claimed that reporters at CNN push an “anti-Trump” agenda and he called out other news organizations like NBC, ABC and CBS News for being “fakers.” Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff…

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EPA’s auto emissions decision sparks fierce battle

EPA’s auto emissions decision sparks fierce battle

The fight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to ease emissions standards for cars and trucks began as soon as the announcement came. The Trump administration’s EPA, led by Scott Pruitt, said the regulatory timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was inappropriate and set standards “too high.” Without specifying details, which the EPA said would be forthcoming, the agency said its review of rules would affect vehicles for model years 2022-2025. The current…

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EPA’s auto emissions decision sparks a fierce battle

EPA’s auto emissions decision sparks a fierce battle

The fight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to ease emissions standards for cars and trucks began as soon as the announcement came. The Trump administration’s EPA, led by Scott Pruitt, said the regulatory timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was inappropriate and set standards “too high.” Without specifying details, which the EPA said would be forthcoming, the agency said its review of rules would affect vehicles for model years 2022-2025. The current…

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After 12 hours in L.A. sewer, teen calls mom: “I’m alive. Come pick me up”

After 12 hours in L.A. sewer, teen calls mom: “I’m alive. Come pick me up”

A 13-year-old was rescued Monday after being trapped for more than 12 hours in the maze-like tunnels of Los Angeles’ sewer system. Jesse Hernandez was freed after a massive search by police, fire and sanitation crews in a rescue officials called a “miracle.” “I was thinking like I’m gonna die and I was never gonna see my parents again,” Hernandez said.   He recalled what was going through his mind on Sunday when he plunged…

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Eye Opener: Trump admin. prepares for battle over vehicle emissions

Eye Opener: Trump admin. prepares for battle over vehicle emissions

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WH reportedly reviewing EPA chief’s rental of condo linked to lobbyist

WH reportedly reviewing EPA chief’s rental of condo linked to lobbyist

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is expected to announce Tuesday a reversal of tougher Obama-era standards for greenhouse gas emissions and auto fuel economy.  As The Wall Street Journal reports, the White House is reviewing reports that Pruitt paid a below-market rate to live in a Washington condo tied to an energy industry lobbyist. Pruitt is pitching the rollback of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards as something that will…

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Rod Rosenstein outlined scope for special counsel probe in August 2017

Rod Rosenstein outlined scope for special counsel probe in August 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department’s special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing late Monday night. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors included that detail in a memo defending the scope of their investigation, which so far has resulted in criminal charges against 19 people and three Russian companies. Paul Manafort, who led the Trump…

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