Five takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony

Five takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony

(CNN)US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland changed the course of the House impeachment inquiry Wednesday, over the span of several hours in front of the House Intelligence Committee with the television cameras rolling for a global audience. In his opening statement, Sondland connected President Donald Trump directly to the “quid pro quo” trading…

A white restaurant manager was sentenced to 10 years for enslaving and beating a black man

A white restaurant manager was sentenced to 10 years for enslaving and beating a black man

CLOSEBobby Paul Edwards, of Conway, pleaded guilty to one count of forced labor. (Photo: Horry County Sheriff’s Office)A white South Carolina restaurant manager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for enslaving a black worker with an intellectual disability for five years, forcing him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay and frequently beating him with…

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests.New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty after the president admitted to a series of abuses that were…