• U.S.
    ABC News

    Police find missing 13-year-old girl who 'willingly' got into someone's car and never made it to school

    Authorities in Alabama say they have found a 13-year-old girl, who disappeared on her way to school. Amberly Nicole Flores left her home in Pelham, Alabama, on Tuesday morning to walk to the school bus stop. On Thursday afternoon, Pelham police said they had found Amberly safe at a home in Huntsville, in northern Alabama, about two hours north of Pelham.

  • Politics
    The Week

    Senators reportedly laugh as Democrats play clip of former Trump official calling out Rudy Giuliani

    Democrats are continuing to make their impeachment argument by citing President Trump's allies and officials, this time getting in a dig at Rudy Giuliani in the process. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), one of the impeachment managers who spoke Thursday in Democrats' second day of opening arguments in the Senate's trial, took apart the conspiracy theory pushed by Trump that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the Democratic National Committee.To make her point that this theory has no basis in reality, Garcia referred to the words of Trump's former Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert, who told ABC News last year this "conspiracy theory" has been "completely debunked." Bossert in the clip played in the Senate went on to voice frustrations with Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, for pushing this conspiracy theory, quoting a former senator's magazine article as saying that one of the "ways to impeach oneself" is "hiring Rudy Giuliani."Previously, Garcia played a clip of FBI Director Christopher Wray stating in an interview, "We have no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election." This was another example during Democrats' impeachment arguments of using clips from Trump allies and officials to make their argument after House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) made strategic use of 1990s-era quotes from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Alan Dershowitz, a member of Trump's impeachment defense team, to argue abuse of power is impeachable. HuffPost's Ryan Reilly reports that when Bossert in the clip quipped that hiring Giuliani is a way to self-impeach, there were "a lot of laughs on both sides of the Senate chamber." A portion of ex-Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert's interview with @GStephanopoulos last summer on the debunked theory of 2016 election meddling was played by House impeachment managers during the Senate trial. Watch his exchange on @ThisWeekABC. https://t.co/jfWy6wWWqf pic.twitter.com/ze8hQfg2is -- This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 23, 2020More stories from theweek.com Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap 5 brutally funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell's impeachment rules Virologist who helped identify SARS on coronavirus outbreak: 'This time I'm scared'

  • Politics
    The Independent

    Elizabeth Warren clashes with Iowa father who calls her student loan policy unfair

    Elizabeth Warren was confronted by an angry father at a campaign event in Iowa by an angry father who took issue with her plan to forgive student loan debts.Arguing that those who paid for college tuition themselves would be “screwed” by her proposal, he confronted the Democratic senator on Monday at a presidential campaign town hall in Grimes, Iowa.

  • Business
    The Wrap

    ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Subject Jordan Belfort Slaps Production Company With $300 Million Fraud Suit

    Jordan Belfort, who served as the inspiration for the hit 2013 film “Wolf of Wall Street,” is suing the production company behind the film for $300 million, saying they lied to him when he first agreed to sell them his rights.In the lawsuit, Belfort states Red Granite Productions co-founder Riza Aziz represented the company as a “legitimate and legally funded film production company.” Belfort says he relied on that representation when he agreed to make the deal with Red Granite, which eventually released “Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013. The film made over $300 million at the box office.Belfort alleged that after the film’s release, he learned that Red Granite was not, in fact, “legitimately or legally funded when they acquired Belfort’s rights.” He says he was “blindsided” to learn about the true source of the company’s funding — Aziz has been accused of laundering $248 million into Red Granite — and says Red Granite and Aziz “concealed these criminal acts and funding sources from him.”Also Read: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Producer Riza Aziz Charged With 5 Counts of Money Laundering in Malaysia“Had he known,” the lawsuit states, “he certainly would have never sold the rights.”In the lawsuit, Belfort says Red Granite has “tainted” his rights going forward and has failed to maximize those rights due to the highly-publicized scandal.Belfort is suing for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, violation of the RICO Act, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. He is seeking $300 million in damages and wants his deal with Red Granite voided.Matthew L. Schwartz of Boies Schiller Flexner, an attorney for Red Granite, tells TheWrap, “Jordan Belfort’s lawsuit is nothing more than a desperate and supremely ironic attempt to get out from under an agreement that for the first time in his life made him rich and famous through lawful and legitimate means.”Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Subject Jordan Belfort Slaps Production Company With $300 Million Fraud Suit At TheWrap