Weekly World Headlines

Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC Today television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC “Today” television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York, Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty

Michael Flynn, former national security advisor, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia’s ambassador and disclosed that he is cooperating with the special counsel’s office on Friday. Flynn is the fourth person connected with Trump’s campaign to be charged as part of Mueller’s investigation into a possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team, as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes. According to federal sentencing guidelines, Flynn faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-charged/index.html

Matt Lauer Fired

Matt Lauer, former host for the “Today” show, was fired on Wednesday morning for allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior from three or more women. “Variety” published a story containing additional sexual harassment allegations against Lauer, late Wednesday. The story cited accounts from the three unnamed female accusers. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry,” Lauer stated. “Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly,” Lauer added.

For more information: http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

North Korea Tests New ICBM

On Tuesday morning, North Korea claimed to successfully test a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It’s reported that this new ICBM is capable of reaching all of the mainland of the United States. US Defense Secretary James Mattis said this new ICBM had the ability to hit “everywhere in the world.” When asked about the situation, President Donald J. Trump stated “We will take care of it.”

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/28/politics/north-korea-missile-launch/index.html

CVS Buying Out Aetna

Massive drugstore chain and prescription drug insurer CVS plans to buy out health insurance giant Aetna. If the deal is approved, there’s a possibility that there will be a $69 billion acquisition ($77 billion including debt) remap of the healthcare industry. It would also go down as the largest health insurance deal in history, the second biggest being Express Scripts (ESRX)’ $29 billion acquisition of Medco in 2012. If the deal went through, it would cause CVS to be in a better position to compete with other integrated health care providers, such as UnitedHealthcare. This is an ongoing story.

For more information: http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/03/investing/cvs-health-aetna-merger/index.html

Prince Harry Engaged to American Actress Meghan Markle

Prince Harry proposed to American actress Meghan Markle earlier this month at the couple’s Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. Sources say they were roasting a chicken as Prince Harry got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes, obviously, and it has not been revealed when the wedding will take place. Congratulations!

For more information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/27/europe/prince-harry-meghan-markle-bbc-interview-engagement/index.html