- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer admits that he paid $130,000 of his own money to porn star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump. The payment was made prior to the 2016 election. The Washington Post reports that Michael Cohen, who has been Trump's attorney for years, had initially dismissed stories about the hush money. Cohen says neither Trump nor his campaign reimbursed Cohen for the payment.
Longtime Trump attorney says he made $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels with his money https://t.co/SPyrxxqTFS— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 14, 2018
- Ada County Sheriff's Office
- Rebecca Mason-Cales, 26, is accused of sexual battery of a minor child.
- A Mountain View High School teacher is behind bars, accused of having sex with a student. KTVB reports Meridian Police said the arrest came after the West Ada School District received an anonymous email Tuesday about a possible relationship between the teacher and a 17-year-old student that reportedly began in August 2017. Rebecca Mason-Cales, 26, is behind bars at the Ada County Jail, charged with six felony counts of sexual battery of a minor child. She's scheduled for arraignment at the Ada County Courthouse later today.
- Shaun White is on top of the snowboard word again. White won his third gold medal early today at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, performing a "frontside double cork 1440 followed by a cab double cork 1440" that earned him some fabulous scores from the judges. This is White's third gold medal in four Olympics, but controversy is casting shade on his achievement. ABC News says White deflected questions about a sexual misconduct lawsuit which ended in an out-of-court settlement, calling the allegations "gossip." But in an appearance this morning on NBC's Today Show, White apologized for using the word "gossip," adding, "It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today. And you know, I'm just truly sorry. And I was so overwhelmed with just wanting to talk about how amazing today was and share my experience."
- Flynn, a bichon frise, won the top prize Tuesday night at the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Associated Press reports that Flynn won the Best in Show, beating out Ty the giant schnauzer, Lucy the borzoi, Biggie the pug, Bean the Sussex spaniel, Slick the border collie and Winston the Norfolk terrier for the title.
- By now, most Americans have heard of (and possibly seen) the Oscar Meyer weinermobile. But what about this 2,400-gallon cocktail shaker on wheels? Food & Wine magazine says the giant mixer is over 27 feet long, 13 feet tall, 8 feet wide and can hold the equivalent of 123,000 bottles of whiskey. It's an innovation of the Monkey Shoulder whiskey company, and is appropriately named "The Monkey Mixer."