The president's current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, according to the Times. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with Trump.

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Mallory Cunningham, left, Santino Tomasetti, center, and Aubrey Reece attend a candlelight vigil in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Friday, July 20, 2018, in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in over a dozen

Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

"Grab the baby!" Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S.

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.

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Knesset member Oren Hazan takes a selfie with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and MP David Bitan, right of Netanyahu, after a Knesset session that passed of a contentious bill.

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

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Australian Roman Catholic nun Sr. Patricia Fox flashes the thumbs up sign as she arrives to attend a mass on the ninth day of the killing of Roman Catholic priest Father Richmond Nilo at the Black Nazarene Basilica in Manila, Philippines.

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move "persecution" and said they would appeal.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, at podium delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth on Wednesday with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule.

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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez

Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

In an instantly controversial new comment on Russia, President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was still targeting American elections, a claim sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his top intelligence chief.

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital soon. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Thai boys recount cave rescue: Voices in dark, then 'hello'

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet.

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Syrian soldiers stand guard at their military post overlooking the Damascus-Aleppo highway in the central Syrian town of Rastan, Homs province. Photo/AP

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

Dozens of Syrians displaced by a government offensive marched toward the Israel-occupied Golan Heights in a rare peaceful protest on Tuesday, shortly after a suspected Russian airstrike hit a school serving as a shelter in southwestern Syria, killing at least 10 people, according to activists.

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Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii.

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.

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Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for a sale at a shop in Beijing.

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology dispute.

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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

French President Macron has plenty of fun at World Cup final

In a stadium packed with presidents watching the World Cup final, no one had as much fun as Emmanuel Macron. The French head of state joined his country's victorious players in the locker room after they beat Croatia 4-2. He jostled with midfielder Paul Pogba while being filmed for Snapchat.

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Pakistani troops carry the casket, wrapped in national flag, of provincial candidate Siraj Raisani, who was killed in the Friday's suicide bombing in Mastung, during a funeral prayer in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, July 14, 2018.   (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

Pakistanis observed a day of mourning on Sunday for the victims of the horrific weekend attacks that killed 153 people, including a provincial assembly candidate during an election rally in southwestern Baluchistan province.

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the airport in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 15, 2018 on the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with "low expectations."

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President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button."

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Protesters on a beach near Turnberry golf club, Scotland.

10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the U.S. president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.

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People shift injured persons to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018.

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

 The deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, looks over toward President Donald Trump during their joint news conference at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

Britain has had a sharp lesson in dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump's appetite for disruption.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before departing the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium.

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets

NATO leaders pledged Thursday to stand united against foes like Russia despite a tumultuous summit that saw U.S. President Donald Trump rip into his allies for failing to boost defense spending, casting a dark cloud over the world's biggest security alliance.

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In this November 2010 photo provided by the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, researchers examine the body of a frozen hunter known as Oetzi the Iceman to sample his stomach contents in Bolzano, Italy.

Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.

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In this July 17, 2018, photo provided by Aziz Abdul, the 25-year-old Sudanese refugee Abdul poses at the East Lorengau Refugee Transit Center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

When Abdul Aziz reached Australia's Christmas Island aboard a smuggler's boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed.

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Local residents walk past a tornado-damaged building on Main Street, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Several buildings were damaged by a tornado in the main business district in town including the historic courthouse. (AP Photo/Charlie Nei

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities.

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