December 14, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • In an interview with ABC News this morning, Michael Cohen said "of course" President Trump knew hush payments to women just prior to his 2016 election were wrong. Trump immediately pushed back, saying that Cohen, his former lawyer, was to blame if there was anything illegal about payoffs to the two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

  • The Seattle Times reports that a Southwest Airlines flight had to make a U-turn back to Seattle after it was discovered that a human heart, which was supposed to have been delivered to Seattle, was still on board. The flight took off from Sea-Tac and was over Idaho on Dec. 9 when a donor human heart was discovered. It had made the journey from Sacramento, bound for Seattle, but apparently the crew forgot it hadn't been delivered.

  • NBC News reports that facing mounting legal costs from defending itself against lawsuits alleging sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Hollywood is mourning the loss of Oscar nominee Sondra Locke, who costarred in a half dozen films with then-boyfriend Clint Eastwood. Locke died of complications from breast and bone cancer. She was 74.

  • And NPR reports that jazz legend Nancy Wilson has died at the age of 91. She passed away following a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, California.

  • The royals are out with their holiday cards. William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, chose an autumnal setting for this year's Christmas card. harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, chose a photo of the pair embracing on their wedding day.
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