The evidence that Trump broke campaign finance laws
As of one week ago Friday morning, the idea that President Trump was implicated in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law hinged largely on comments his former attorney Michael Cohen made in a courtroom in August. There, under penalty of perjury, Cohen admitted to two violations for having coordinated hush-money payments to two women alleging liaisons with Trump a decade or so ago. During the allocution accompanying his plea - his formal statement outlining his guilt - Cohen went further, saying that he took the actions at Trump's direction.
It was under oath, as opposed to Trump's angry tweets in response, but the assertion still had some gaps.
BCSO: 61-year-old woman dies in jail annex
She appears to have died of natural causes, authorities said.
How Margot Robbie transformed into Queen Elizabeth I for 'Mary Queen of Scots'
When she signed onto "Mary Queen of Scots," British makeup artist Jenny Shircore knew she had a great task ahead of her. How do you get Margot Robbie, a woman so Hollywood-beautiful that she might soon play Barbie, to look like Queen Elizabeth I, the 16th-century English monarch left scarred and half bald by a vicious bout of smallpox?
Simple. You change "her skin, her eyebrows, her nose, her lips," Shircore recalls telling director Josie Rourke. You change everything.
Heavy makeup is nothing new for Robbie, the Australian actress known for disappearing into roles like Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad" or Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya.
After decades in Washington, Rolling Thunder will ride into the sunset
For Artie Muller, the 73-year-old organizer of Washington's Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, the annual rumbling, roaring meetup of leather-vested veterans has always been both a boost for the heart and a pain in the neck.
Except he doesn't say "neck," and, in any case, he's not going to put up with it anymore. After 31 straight years, Muller announced this week that May's Rolling Thunder will be the last. He blamed a generational shift in riders, falling revenue and, mostly, years of pent-up annoyance at the Pentagon-driven bureaucratic hassle. (He doesn't say "hassle.
Will 'Roma' be a victim of the Netflix curse?
I'm so glad "Roma" hits Netflix on Friday, because it gives me another chance to talk about "Mudbound."
"Mudbound" is the Netflix film that was briefly released in theaters last year to make sure it qualified for the Oscars. "Mudbound," about two families - one white, one black - living in post-WWII Mississippi, is one of the great modern American films. Its theme goes to the core of race relations in America. The cinematography is breathtaking, the performances are stunning and Dee Rees' direction is both sensitive and brutal.
But the film got absolutely screwed at the Oscars, receiving only four nominations (and best picture wasn't one of them).
San Antonio Rampage top Iowa Wild in shootout
Jordan Kyrou and Austin Poganski scored in a shootout to help the Rampage to a win.