Former Steele dossier source acquitted in legal setback for special counsel Durham

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Welcome to today's top stories. A source for the Steele dossier has been acquitted, Liz Truss may abandon the pensions triple lock, and Little Simz has won the Mercury prize.


  • A source for the Steele dossier, which alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has been acquitted of charges related to lying to the FBI.
  • A pension scheme which benefits millions of pensioners could be scrapped by the government, leaving them out of pocket.
  • Little Simz has won the Mercury Prize for her album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
  • An RCMP officer has been fatally stabbed in Burnaby, Canada.
  • US President-elect Biden has pledged to enshrine abortion rights into law after taking office, and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been reportedly exchanging sweet letters with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • A special master appointed to review records claims made by US President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort says that the claims lack substance.
  • Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says there is merit to the idea of removing Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder from his position.
  • A Russian military commander has admitted that the situation is 'tense' for Russian forces stationed in Ukraine.
  • A massive fire has engulfed a derelict hotel near Bristol Temple Meads railway station in the UK.
  • Surrey mayor Doug McCallum is refusing to accept defeat in Saturday's election.
  • Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson kept a clean sheet as his team defeated Brighton to lift themselves off the bottom of the English Premier League table.
  • Kyren Wilson is in action at the Northern Ireland Open snooker tournament, after Judd Trump suffered a shock defeat to Aaron Hill.
  • An article discussing the health benefits of dental hygiene.
  • Manly Sea Eagles assistant coach John cartwright has left the club, and Anthony Seibold has been given an unusual role in the post-Des Hasler era.
  • The Trump-Russia Steele dossier source has been acquitted of charges related to lying to the FBI.
  • NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft will "deliver" an asteroid sample to Earth on September 24, 2023.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is taking legal action over xenophobic abuse he has received.
  • One person has died and another is in hospital following a two-car crash on Northland's SH1 highway in New Zealand.
  • The US is seeking to make it harder for Iran to sell drones to Russia.
  • A case study of a patient with idiopathic, self-limiting bilateral bell palsy.