Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split ‘Lovingly’ After Two Years of Marriage

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have split after two and a half years of marriage — and seven years as a couple, the Associated Press reports.

The former couple “say their split was ‘mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,’ ” according to AP. 

“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly,” says the statement released by longtime Aniston publicist Stephen Huvane. “Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

The couple announced that they split at the end of the last year, however, they celebrated the New Year together with their annual vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico alongside a handful of close pals including Jason Bateman and his family.

The two spent quite a bit of time apart in recent months raising questions. Theroux was often spotted in New York City away from their L.A. home. They have also had a busy year as Aniston signed on with Reese Witherspoon for a new Apple TV series and filmed Dumplin’ in Atlanta, while Theroux, 46, filmed the comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me in Budapest.

On Saturday, Aniston made an appearance at Ellen DeGeneres‘ birthday party without Theroux. She was spotted standing outside the Hollywood venue chatting with Pharrell.

The next day, the

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Suspect Allegedly Confessed To Fla. School Shootings That Killed 17

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie speaks at a news conference Thursday, as county Mayor Beam Furr (from left), Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Gov. Rick Scott and FBI agent Robert Lasky look on.

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Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie speaks at a news conference Thursday, as county Mayor Beam Furr (from left), Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Gov. Rick Scott and FBI agent Robert Lasky look on.

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Court documents say

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Stormy Daniels ‘free to tell her story’ after Trump lawyer statement

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An adult film star who has been embroiled in allegations of an affair with President Donald Trump is free to tell her story, her manager has said.

Stormy Daniels is no longer bound by a non-disclosure contract after Mr Trump’s lawyer admitted he paid her, manager Gina Rodriguez says.

Mr Trump’s personal lawyer confirmed in a statement to media he privately paid Ms Daniels $130,000 (£95,000) in 2016.

Ms Rodriguez says that acknowledgement allows her client to speak freely.

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Dem poll: Trump favorability improves, GOP gains on generic House ballot

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump’s desire for military parade: ‘We have a Napoleon in the making’ MORE’s approval rating is up and Republicans are within 4 points of Democrats on a generic House ballot, according to a new survey from the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA.

In a memo sent out Tuesday, the group warned Democrats that they must remain focused on health care and the economy and not to become distracted by Trump’s tweets or the day-to-day controversies that drive the news cycle.

“In the last few weeks, Democrats turned their attention to other issues while Trump has continued to promote his economic policies, and Trump’s numbers have incrementally improved as a result,” the memo states.

“While still on track for a successful November, the extent of Democratic gains will be blunted if Democrats do not reengage more aggressively in speaking to the economic and health care priorities of voters.”

The survey found Trump’s job approval at 44 percent positive and 53 percent negative, up from a 40-54 split in November. That is in line with other recent polling, which has showed the president’s approval rating ticking up from the historic lows it hit in late 2017.

A Politico–Morning Consult survey released Wednesday found that Trump is at an even 47 positive and 47 negative. That is more positive than most other surveys. According to the

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With White House Under Fire, Trump Says He Is ‘Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence’

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A week after allegations of domestic abuse against a now-former top aide ensnared the White House in scandal, President Trump condemned domestic violence Wednesday.

“I am totally opposed to domestic violence of

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Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump

The meeting that nearly led to Mr. Session’s resignation came last May shortly after the president fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director who was heading an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and any cooperation with Mr. Trump’s campaign. The dismissal of Mr. Comey, which Mr. Trump in an interview with NBC News linked to his unhappiness with the Russia investigation, triggered the appointment of a special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to the ire of the president.

Mr. Trump was furious with Mr. Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation and therefore losing control over it. Mr. Priebus’s account confirms and adds more detail to a New York Times report that the president berated Mr. Sessions in a meeting in the Oval Office, leading him to offer his resignation. Vice President Mike Pence and the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, were in the meeting, but Mr. Priebus was not.

“Don McGahn came in my office pretty hot, red, out of breath and said, ‘We’ve got a problem,’ ” Mr. Priebus recalled. “I responded, ‘What?’ And he said, ‘Well, we just got a special counsel and Sessions just resigned.’ I said, ‘What? What the hell are you talking about?’ And I said, ‘That can’t happen.’ ”

Mr. Priebus bolted down the back stairway of the West Wing and out the door to the parking lot and found Mr. Sessions in the back of a black sedan

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17 dead in south Florida high school shooting; suspect former student

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A former student went on a shooting rampage at a Florida high school on Wednesday, leaving 17 dead while panicked students barricaded themselves inside classrooms and frantic parents raced to the scene. 

The gunman, who was expelled, was identified as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz was armed with “countless” magazines and an AR-15 rifle.

Cruz was taken into custody miles from the school nearly two hours after the shooting started. 

Flanked by officers, the suspect was escorted into a police station wearing a hospital gown. 

“This is catastrophic,” Israel said. “There are really no words.” 

The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, according to the Coral Springs Police Department. 

Students said chaos ensued when a fire alarm sounded in the school near dismissal time— then the gunfire started. Israel said Cruz started shooting outside then made his way through the school’s hallways. 

Television footage showed the terrifying moments outside the school. Students ran single file from the building with their hands in the air — throwing backpacks into a large pile

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/14/injuries-reported-after-shooting-florida-high-school/338217002/

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Modesto couple identified in Tracy woman’s slaying

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office identified the Modesto couple Tuesday that was arrested after a 19-year-old woman, on her death bed, named one of them as a suspect, investigators.

Daniel Gross, 19, and Melissa Leonardo, 25, were arrested Monday at the home where they live in Modesto. The two are believed to be in a dating relationship, according to the sheriff’s office. Both are being held in the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County.

Lizette Andrea Cuesta, 19, was left still alive on the side of a road outside Livermore after she was stabbed multiple times, deputies said.

Cuesta crawled about 100 yards up to Tesla Road, near Interstate 580, and was found about 2 a.m. Monday by two good Samaritans from Modesto who were on their way to work.

The coworkers tried to comfort Cuesta, grabbed a blanket for her in the cold darkness and said a prayer with her until first responders arrived.

Cuesta was taken by helicopter to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, where she gave investigators what’s known as a “dying declaration.” She named Gross as a suspect, officers said.

Two hours later, Cuesta died.

Investigators believe Cuesta got into the suspects’ car willingly, according to Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly, but have not detailed what led up to the deadly stabbing.

Detectives will look at video evidence during the investigation, and officers added that there was “tremendous evidence” found at the crime scene, Kelly said.

No additional details have been released.

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Russian Threat To Elections To Persist Through 2018, Spy Bosses Warn Congress

FBI Director Christopher Wray (from left), CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testify before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray (from left), CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testify before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday.

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Letter with white powder for Trump Jr. calls him ‘awful,’ says he’ll get what he ‘deserves’


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Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump was hospitalized in New York City after opening a letter containing a suspicious white substance that was later deemed ‘non-hazardous.’

The written contents of an envelope containg a white powder received Monday by Donald Trump Jr.’s wife said the president’s son would get what he “deserves,” the NYPD confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.

“You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve,” the threatening note read, according to police.

President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa, opened the letter addressed to her husband around 10 a.m. She was subsequently taken to the hospital as a precaution, along with two others, police said.

DONALD TRUMP JR.’S WIFE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER OPENING ENVELOPE WITH WHITE POWDER

Vanessa Trump, seen in this file photo with her husband, Donald Trump Jr., was taken to a hospital in New York City Monday after opening a letter

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