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fire and fury: trump says book is 'a work of fiction'


us president donald trump has hit out at a new book which raises questions over his mental health, calling it "a work of fiction".michael wolff's book fire and fury: inside the trump white house, went on sale early on friday amid the president lawyers' attempts to block its publication.mr trump was asked for his thoughts on the book's allegations during a news conference at camp david.






the latest: 'fire and fury' publisher stands by book


washington — the latest on the book "fire and fury: inside the trump white house" (all times local):10:20 a.m.the publisher of michael wolff's "fire and fury" isn't backing down.in a letter sent to company employees monday and shared with the associated press, macmillan ceo john sargent wrote that any efforts by president donald trump to suppress the book are "flagrantly unconstitutional."macmillan is the parent organization of henry holt and company, which released the best-selling account of a chaotic administration that features inflammatory quotes from former senior adviser steve bannon.the white house has dismissed the book as a work of fiction, and a trump lawyer last week sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, demanding that "fire and fury" be withheld. holt responded by m






fire and fury: trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionpresident trump: "we didn't have an interview"donald trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as "fiction" and the author as a "fraud".his remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on twitter, in which the president claimed he was a "very stable genius" who was "like, very smart".michael wolff's new book suggests that even the president's closest advisors question his fitness for office.the row has overshadowed key talks on the republican party's 2018 agenda. speaking to reporters after meeting with senior party members at camp david on saturday, the president disputed mr wolff's account, claiming it was a "work of fiction".addressing the questions about his mental capacity, he s






fire and fury: trump says book is 'fiction' and author a 'fraud'


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionpresident trump: "we didn't have an interview"donald trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as "fiction" and the author as a "fraud".his remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on twitter, in which the president claimed he was a "very stable genius" who was "like, very smart".michael wolff's new book suggests that even the president's closest advisors question his fitness for office.the row has overshadowed key talks on the republican party's 2018 agenda. speaking to reporters after meeting with senior party members at camp david on saturday, the president disputed mr wolff's account, claiming it was a "work of fiction".addressing the questions about his mental capacity, he s






blaze of fire and fury: trump insight or fiction? | usa


on the listening post this week: michael wolff's fly-on-the-wall expose sets the white house scrambling and divides us media. plus, the egyptian talk show hosts humming sisi's tune.the book that shook the white houseas copies of fire and fury: inside the trump white house are flying off the shelves, we look at author michael wolff's approach to sourcing and the facts, as well as the american mainstream media's continued obsession with a spectacle they did much to create.contributors:pete vernon, columbia journalism reviewjohn ziegler, columnist, mediaitehamid dabashi, columbia universitysarah kendzior, writeron our radar:iran has faced its largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, and social media is among the places where the fight is being fought.in india, the government has f






michael wolff's book: read the highlights of 'fire and fury'


learn details about "fire and fury: inside the trump white house," from donald trump's campaign to the fiefdoms that formed after inauguration        






books: the new trump book, plus book reviews and news


for book lovers and politics fiends, 2018 has gotten off to a bang with the early publication of “fire and fury: inside the trump white house” by michael wolff. welcome to the new year! i’m carolyn kellogg with this week’s books newsletter.the big storyexcerpts from “fire and fury” that appeared online this week angered president trump so much that his lawyers sent letters to publisher henry holt & co. demanding it cease publication. in response, the publisher moved up the book’s release to friday so it could get into readers’ hands sooner. demand is high: the book has spent two days at the top of amazon’s bestseller list.wolff’s mixed reputation as a journalist is detailed by nina agrawal, but new opinion contributor virginia heffernan thinks the book is too good to pass up.the bottom lin






12 hurt, 1 seriously, in nyc bronx fire


the fire department of new york says 12 people are hurt, one seriously, in a fire raging through a bronx building.fire officials say they responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the bronx zoo in van nest at about 5:30 a.m. tuesday.wabc-tv reports there are twelve apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a furniture store on the first floor.wnbc-tv reports at least 150 firefighters are battling the fire.the blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit new york city in at least a quarter century swept through a bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.






'fire and fury' sales top 29,000 in first weekend


new york — michael wolff's "fire and fury" was the top-selling book last week, npd bookscan told the associated press. and its numbers are likely to grow far higher."fire and fury" sold 29,000 copies, bookscan announced wednesday. but wolff's explosive tell-all about the trump administration only came out last friday and bookscan's weekly sales run through saturday."the first couple of days of sales figures aren't giving us the full picture," said kristen mclean, the npd group's book industry analyst. "because of potential distribution issues related to the early release coupled with high demand, it may take a few weeks to see exactly where this book will land in comparison to other political best-sellers of the last few years."mclean noted that hillary clinton's "what happened," which cam






midnight release of fire and fury draws dozens to harry potter-like queues


videodozens queued in washington for the middle-of-the-night release of the book that has sparked a dramatic, public feud between donald trump and his former aide, steve bannon.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-42577394/midnight-release-of-fire-and-fury-draws-dozens-to-harry-potter-like-queuesread more about sharingclose share panel






fire officials: antique store destroyed in four-alarm blaze


swanzey, n.h. (ap) — firefighters say a four-alarm blaze quickly tore through and destroyed a new hampshire antique store late this weekend.officials say the fire began burning just after midnight sunday at the swanzey antique store. wmur-tv reports the blaze quickly grew to a four-alarm fire, calling in crews from 16 other communities.first responders were hampered by sub-zero temperatures in battling the blaze. the building’s front wall and roof collapsed around a half hour later.no one was injured in the fire. officials are working to determine the cause of the fire.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: wmur-tv, http://wmur.com






fire engulfs 2 homes; no injuries reported


new york (ap) — a large fire has engulfed two new york homes on thanksgiving but no injuries were reported.the blaze broke out in a three-story home thursday evening in the jamaica neighborhood of queens and quickly spread next door before it was contained. more than 100 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze. they searched the buildings for people trapped inside. the fdny says the fire was under control by about 8:30 p.m.the cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately known.






more print copies of the controversial 'fire and fury' are on the way to meet ex


the furor over journalist michael wolff's bestselling book “fire and fury: inside the trump white house” showed no sign of abating, with publisher henry holt and co. rushing to print more copies of the book, and responding to a cease-and-desist letter from president trump's lawyer on monday.cnn reports that henry holt has ordered more physical copies of the book after evidently being caught flat-footed by high demand. since last week, “fire and fury” has been the no. 1 bestselling book on the amazon and barnes and noble websites. amazon is advising customers that orders for the book will be fulfilled “within 2 to 4 weeks,” while barnes and noble says it expects to ship orders on jan. 19.demand for the book has affected brick-and-mortar bookstores as well, with retailers either selling out






fire official: blaze guts melville home under construction


a large house under construction on phaetons drive in melville was gutted by fire thursday morning, fire officials said.there were no injuries.most popularmelville first assistant fire chief christopher nolan said a call about the fire was received at 6:47 a.m.“when we got there, there was heavy fire on the second floor with flames coming out of the second floor window,” nolan said. “there was a little bit of fire on the first floor and a lot on the second.” he added it took about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control.“it was a house under construction,” nolan said. “it was a beautiful house, too.”long islandrecent li firesthe fire gutted the entire second floor of the house, with water damage to the first floor, officials said.advertisement | advertise on newsdaynolan said there was






16 hurt, 4 seriously, in nyc bronx fire


the fire department of new york says 16 people are hurt, four of them seriously, in a fire raging through a bronx building.officials say over 200 firefighters have responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the bronx zoo in van nest. it was reported about 5:30 a.m. tuesday.wabc-tv reports there are twelve apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a first-floor furniture store.the blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit new york city in at least a quarter century swept through a bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.






fire and fury: 'stable genius' trump hits back at book's claims


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionmichael wolff tells the bbc that donald trump's team came to believe he could not function as presidentus president donald trump has rejected questions raised over his mental health in a bombshell book, describing himself as a "very stable genius".michael wolff's book fire and fury: inside the trump white house suggests even those close to mr trump have questioned his capability.the us president has dismissed the book, calling wolff a "loser".the row has overshadowed a key meeting of republicans as they try to thrash out their priorities for 2018.a retreat at camp david will focus heavily on a strategy before crucial congressional elections in november.mr trump is among those attending, but on saturday the fallout from the book was a






firefighters tackle trump tower blaze in new york


firefighters have responded to a small fire on the roof of trump tower on the upper west side of new york city.two people suffered minor injuries while tackling the blaze, which caused no damage inside the building.the new york city fire department says it was caused by a fault with an electrical box.






bronx fire: second major new york city blaze in days


videomore than a dozen residents were injured in the blaze just days after another nyc fire left 12 dead.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-42548236/bronx-fire-second-major-new-york-city-blaze-in-daysread more about sharingclose share panel






23 hurt, including firefighter, in bronx blaze


the fire department of new york says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a bronx blaze.all of them are expected to be ok.investigators believe the fire started in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30 a.m. tuesday.adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes. nearby, icicles hung from power lines and ladders.resident erica ortiz told wcbs that a window guard blocked a fire escape. she says she tried to kick it open, to no avail.over 200 firefighters battled the blaze.the blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit new york city in at least a quarter century killed 12 people in a bronx apartment building.






don’t let ‘fire and fury’ normalize ‘fake but accurate’


“fire and fury: inside the trump white house,” michael wolff’s entertaining new book, is a mix of wishful falsehoods, compelling fictions, and a lot of stuff we already suspected about the white house. even honest antagonists of donald trump can concede as much.but treating it too seriously not only diminishes the president — who does solid work on this front all by himself — it diminishes journalism and incentivizes reporters to sensationalize their coverage, which is already a growing problem.even before i got my hands on “fire and fury,” the kind of fun book i’ve been reading with high levels of skepticism for 20 years, i’d run across a contention that i knew to be patently false. according to the author, the late roger ailes once suggested that the president-elect make former house spe






don’t let ‘fire and fury’ normalize ‘fake but accurate’


“fire and fury: inside the trump white house,” michael wolff’s entertaining new book, is a mix of wishful falsehoods, compelling fictions, and a lot of stuff we already suspected about the white house. even honest antagonists of donald trump can concede as much.but treating it too seriously not only diminishes the president — who does solid work on this front all by himself — it diminishes journalism and incentivizes reporters to sensationalize their coverage, which is already a growing problem.even before i got my hands on “fire and fury,” the kind of fun book i’ve been reading with high levels of skepticism for 20 years, i’d run across a contention that i knew to be patently false. according to the author, the late roger ailes once suggested that the president-elect make former house spe






16 hurt, 4 seriously, in bronx fire


new york — the fire department of new york says 16 people are hurt, four of them seriously, in a fire raging through a bronx building.officials say over 200 firefighters have responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the bronx zoo in van nest. it was reported about 5:30 a.m. tuesday.wabc-tv reports there are twelve apartments in the building, but the blaze appears to have started in a first-floor furniture store.the blaze comes only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit new york city in at least a quarter century swept through a bronx apartment building, killing 12 people.






'i'm the reason' bannon is out, 'fire and fury' author


"it's certainly not something i feel good about," said the "fire and fury" author.        






n korea: popularity of 'fire and fury' foretells trump's end


seoul, south korea — north korea has found good material to attack president donald trump: michael wolff's bombshell new book, "fire and fury: inside the trump white house."the book paints trump as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of his office and whose competence is questioned by aides. trump and other white house aides have blasted the book as inaccurate trash. but it was the top-selling book last week, and its numbers are likely to grow far higher.on thursday, the north's main rodong sinmun newspaper, run by its ruling workers' party, carried an article about the book's subject matter, how trump reacted and why the book is selling so well.its sales reflect "rapidly surging anti-trump sentiments in the international community," the article said. "the anti-trump book is sweepin






a peek inside ‘fire and fury’ before you buy


a stack of reserved "fire and fury" books by writer michael wolff sit on a shelf in a bookstore in richmond, va., friday, jan. 5, 2018. the new book on president donald trump is drawn from what he said was regular access to the west wing and more than 200 interviews, including some three hours with trump himself. photo credit: ap / steve helber updated january 5, 2018 4:13 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailwant to get exclusives like this directly to your inbox? click here.the juicy gems have (mostly) been tweeted out. the insults of president donald trump by his white house advisers have largely been revealed. the late-night comedians have chimed in. so now that michael wolff’s bombshell account of the trump white house “fire and fury” is available to purchase, despite tru






monster fire blazes in downtown raleigh, n.c.


raleigh, n.c. -- firefighters are battling a huge five-alarm fire in downtown raleigh, cbs affiliate wncn-tv reports.the fire was first reported shortly after 10 p.m.the fire main building involved in the fire is under construction, but has spread to other buildings, according to raleigh fire officials. no injuries are yet reported and there are no indications that anyone is trapped inside the building, officials said.big blaze burns in downtown raleigh, north carolina on night of march 16, 2017 wncn-tv wncn posted video of a particularly stunning moment:wncn chief meteorologist wes hohenstein reports the smoke from the blaze is appearing on radar:the red cross was mobilizing volunteers to help people displaced by the blaze. a local church was opening as a shelter downtown.the cause of the






brian head wildfire, now the largest active blaze in the country, sparks politic


the largest wildfire in the nation has forced the evacuations of more than 1,500 residents, destroyed 13 homes and charred 49,000 acres near brian head resort in southern utah, officials said tuesday.the blaze that started june 17 is only 10% contained, and fire officials continue to battle hostile conditions that include low humidity and hot temperatures. the area will be under a red flag warning through thursday.elayn briggs, incident spokeswoman for the brian head fire,said more than 1,400 firefighters are battling the blaze and include personnel from federal, state and local agencies. firefighting crews from idaho and nevada have also been called in to help.there have been no casualties and just a few minor injuries, briggs said.“it’s a dynamic situation,” she said. “there’s a lot of i






fire official: blaze guts melville home under construction


a large house under construction on phaetons drive in melville was gutted by fire thursday morning, fire officials said.there were no injuries.most popularmelville 1st asst. fire chief christopher nolan said a call about the fire was received at 6:47 a.m.“when we got there, there was heavy fire on the second floor with flames coming out of the second floor window,” nolan said. “there was a little bit of fire on the first floor and a lot on the second.” he added it took about 45 minutes to bring under control.“it was a house under construction,” nolan said. “it was a beautiful house, too.”long islandrecent li firesthe fire gutted the entire second floor of the house, with water damage to the first floor, officials said.advertisement | advertise on newsdaynolan said there was no one inside t






man seriously injured during chatham blaze


a man was seriously injured during a fire saturday night on the south side.the blaze broke out about 7:30 p.m. in a 4-story courtyard-style building in the 7900 block of south wabash avenue in the city's chatham neighborhood, officials said.a man in his 40s was injured in the fire and taken to saint bernard hospital and health care center in serious condition, according to the chicago fire department.the fire was extinguished around 8 p.m.






trump has no credibility - fire and fury author michael wolff


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captiondozens queued for the midnight release of fire and furythe author of a controversial book on donald trump's white house says the us president has "less credibility than perhaps anybody who has ever walked on earth at this point".michael wolff, who spent months in mr trump's white house while researching the book, was responding to mr trump's claims that it was "full of lies".mr trump's lawyers had tried to block publication of fire and fury: inside the trump white house.the book has now gone on sale early.mr wolff told nbc's today show that mr trump's staff "all say he is like a child".he added: "what they mean by that is he has the need for instant gratification. it's all about him... this man does not read, does not listen. he's li






the latest: wolff contradicts bannon's explanation


washington — the latest on the book "fire and fury: inside the trump white house" (all times local):8:20 a.m.the author of a new book about the white house is contradicting steve bannon's explanation of comments that angered president donald trump.michael wolff appeared monday on msnbc's "morning joe" to discuss "fire and fury: inside the trump white house."in the book, bannon described a meeting between donald trump jr., senior campaign aides and a russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." bannon, who is trump's former chief strategist, sought to make amends sunday, saying in statement that his description was aimed at former trump campaign chairman paul manafort, not trump's son.wolff says the comments were "directed directly at don. jr."the book depicts the 45th president as a l






brian head wildfire, now the largest active blaze in the country, sparks politic


the largest active wildfire in the country has forced the evacuations of more than 1,500 residents, destroyed 13 homes and charred 49,000 acres near brian head resort in southern utah, officials said tuesday.the blaze that started june 17 is only 10% contained, and fire officials continue to battle hostile conditions that include low humidity and hot temperatures. the area will be under a red-flag warning through thursday.elayn briggs, incident spokeswoman for the brian head fire,said more than 1,400 firefighters are battling the blaze and include personnel from federal, state and local agencies. firefighting crews from idaho and nevada have also been called in to help.there have been no casualties aside from a few minor injuries, briggs said.“it’s a dynamic situation,” she said. “there’s






president trump again attacks 'fire and fury' author michael wolff, dismisses 'f


jan. 2, 2018, 5:38 p.m. here's our look at the trump administration and the rest of washington.all updatescongressimmigrationrussiawhite house






why has the 'fire and fury' book angered trump so much? | usa


there is so much demand for the new book critical of us president donald trump that stores can't keep up.publishers of fire and fury: inside the trump white house released the book early, ignoring threats of a legal challenge from the president's lawyers to prevent its publication. the book, written by michael wolff, draws a picture of a chaotic first year in office.trump has slammed it as "phoney" and called wolff "a loser".but the author defended the book, saying trump's response helps prove the us president lacks credibility. will the book affect trump's presidency and us foreign policy?presenter: hashem ahelbarraguests:mohammed cherkaoui - professor of conflict resolution at george mason universityrami khouri - senior public policy fellow and adjunct professor of journalism at the amer






why has the 'fire and fury' book angered trump so much? | usa


there is so much demand for the new book critical of us president donald trump that stores can't keep up.publishers of fire and fury: inside the trump white house released the book early, ignoring threats of a legal challenge from the president's lawyers to prevent its publication. the book, written by michael wolff, draws a picture of a chaotic first year in office.trump has slammed it as "phoney" and called wolff "a loser".but the author defended the book, saying trump's response helps prove the us president lacks credibility. will the book affect trump's presidency and us foreign policy?presenter: hashem ahelbarraguests:mohammed cherkaoui - professor of conflict resolution at george mason universityrami khouri - senior public policy fellow and adjunct professor of journalism at the amer






why believe michael wolff? because, for now, this stuff is too good not to


it takes a thief to catch a thief, and michael wolff, with his new book “fire and fury: inside the trumpwhite house,” is the ideal hustler to capture president trump, whom wolff describes as having a “twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul.” wolff, if memory serves, is similar, minus the twinkle. gimlet eyes don’t twinkle.say what you will about wolff: unless the book is wholesale invention, something in his i’m-with-the-band swagger in the west wing attracted awesomely sordid material from trump’s scurvy syndicate. in john sterling at macmillan, the book has a masterful editor, and three fact-checkers reviewed it. so i’m betting “fire and fury”will withstand whatever charges of journalistic impropriety come at it.and you’re a better woman than i am if you can look away.take stephen banno






numskull releases official psvr stand


where are you supposed to put a virtual reality (vr) headset when you aren't wearing it? some people might think it's okay just to leave their vr equipment lying around in their entertainment center, on their desk, or inside a drawer. numskull's stand for the playstation vr--which was given the not-at-all-cumbersome name of "official sony vr headset stand (ps4)"--wasn't made for those heathens and their disregard for proper storage options.numskull said the stand, with its "premium quality obsidian head" and "heavy chrome finish base," is officially licensed from sony. it stands between 38cm and 48cm tall; includes a cable to make sure everything's nice and neat; and is engraved with the psvr and numskull logos. the company said the stand also "matches playstation colour scheme," which in