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Source: The Guradian

Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees

Today 20:56 GMT

The porn star Stormy Daniels must pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday.

In a statement he predicted Daniels “will never have to pay a dime” because she will receive far more – $1m – from Trump for attorneys’ fees and other costs related to a separate lawsuit Daniels brought in Los Angeles over the non-disclosure agreement.

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Source: Fox News

Stormy Daniels ordered to pay President Trump $293G in legal fees

Today 19:07 GMT

"The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $293,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys’ fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit against the President designed to chill his free speech rights," Charles J. Harder, the president's legal counsel, said in a statement. "The court’s order," Harder said, "along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case."

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Source: ABC News

3 dead after massive, 'unforgettable' snowstorm pummels North Carolina: Governor

Today 14:31 GMT

Three people have died in North Carolina after a massive, "unforgettable" snowstorm pummeled the state, the governor said Tuesday.

Dropped staggering amounts of snow, ice and rain across North Carolina, with a year's worth of snow falling in some places in just one day. Beyond the three confirmed storm-related deaths, one additional death is under investigation, Cooper said Tuesday.

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Source: CBS News

Icy roads a lingering hazard from deadly Southeast pre-winter storm

Tuesday 22:47 GMT

Millions of people across the South faced another dangerous morning commute Tuesday after a pre-winter storm over the weekend.

Highway crews from Georgia to Virginia were working around the clock to keep roads safe, reports CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver. The storm dumped up to two feet of snow in some parts of the Southeast and was being blamed for at least three deaths.

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Source: The Guradian

IMF warns storm clouds are gathering for next financial crisis

Today 10:50 GMT

The storm clouds of the next global financial crisis are gathering despite the world financial system being unprepared for the next downturn, the deputy head of the International Monetary Fund has warned.

Lipton said the IMF went into the last crash “under-resourced” before it was handed a war chest worth $1tn (£790bn) from governments around the world, while adding that it was important that world leaders had agreed to complete a review of the fund’s financial firepower next year. “One lesson from that crisis was that the IMF went into it under-resourced; we should try to avoid that next time.”

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Source: CBS News

Is El Niño to blame for the big Southern storm?

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

For months now we have been on the verge of an official El Niño, but so far the climate community has not pulled the El Niño trigger.

Heavy rain and mudslides in California, flooding in Texas, and up to 2 feet of snow in North Carolina — all these recent weather events are symptoms of the infamous climate phenomena called El Niño. For months now we have been on the verge of an official El Niño, but so far the climate community has not pulled the El Niño trigger.

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Source: CBS News

Winter storm slams Southeast as hundreds of thousands lose power

Monday 17:15 GMT

A massive winter storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday, causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people.

Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or lost control on icy patches. Meanwhile, kids and the young at heart took advantage of the early winter snow with snowball fights, sledding and snowmen.

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Source: Global News

‘Stay put if you can,’ North Carolina governor urges as massive storm sweeps U.S. South

Monday 12:40 GMT

WATCH: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper strongly urges residents to stay off the roads. “Stay put if you can,” Cooper said. “Wrap a few presents, decorate the tree, watch some football.”

A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday, causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper strongly urged residents to stay off the roads Sunday, asking drivers not to put the lives of first responders needlessly at risk.

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Source: The Guradian

Severe storm continues dumping snow and sleet across US southern states

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Authorities have urged millions of people to stay home as a lingering storm keeps dumping immobilizing snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states, leaving dangerously icy roads and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity.

Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm crossing several southern states. Virginia state police said Interstate 81 in far south-west Virginia was particularly dangerous, with snow coming down faster on Sunday afternoon than crews could clear it.

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Source: CBS News

Southeast snow storm knocks out power to hundreds of thousands, paralyzes 18-wheelers

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Highway and utility workers are scrambling to get roads and power lines up and running after an early season snow storm pounded the southeast.

At least one death is being blamed on the severe weather, and a winter storm warning is in effect in at least four states. There are 700 utility trucks ready to launch within the hour to help restore power to more than 150,000 customers in the Carolinas.

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Source: BBC

Heavy snowstorm brings chaos to US

Tuesday 16:21 GMT

A heavy snowstorm has swept through US south-eastern states, killing at least two people and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

Several hundred miles east, in Kinston, divers were searching for another driver, whose tractor-trailer apparently crashed into the Neuse River. The troops rescued 20 people in Wilkesboro, Brig Gen Todd Hunt said at the news conference, and continue to assist with road clearing and traffic accidents.


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