Donald Trump's election victory's legitimacy came under sustained attack from Democrats on Monday. Ten members of the electoral college are making a dramatic call to be briefed on intelligence claims that Russia tried to interfere with the election - and being backed by Hillary Clinton's campaign boss, John Podesta (bottom left). The Clinton campaign chair has thrown himself behind the effort in the second part of the Democrat assault. It claims to be bipartisan but is actually made up of nine Democrats and a 'never-Trump' Republican. The person pushing the demand is Christine Pelosi, daughter of Democratic house minority leader Nancy Pelosi (who are seen together, right). The group's demand is a clear attempt to discredit Trump and - they hope - to sway electors who are not compelled to cast their vote in line with the election results in their state. And as the day unfolded, White House spokesman Josh Earnest attacked Trump for refusing to accept the CIA's claim that Russia hacked because it wanted to influence the election in the Republican's favor. 'He called on Russia to hack his opponent,' Earnest said, in the third wave of Dem attacks. Trump has rejected claims of Russian involvement and said if the tables were turned 'it would be called conspiracy theory!'
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina demands Brad Pitt be drug tested four times a month in order to get access to kids - as he accuses her of making confidential information public
Angelina Jolie is having Brad Pitt tested for drugs and alcohol four times a month during the estranged couple's ongoing custody battle. That information came to light after Pitt, 52, filed court documents in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles to request that all records regarding custody issues be kept under seal. The actor and his lawyers filed the papers after Jolie, 41, and her lawyer, Laura Wasser, made the decision to file an order just days prior despite knowing that by doing so it would make the details of the couple's custody agreement public. Parts of the order, known as the 'October Stipulation,' were later published revealing details of the children's therapy, that a psychologist who specializes in child custody issues was determining the visitation schedule, and that Pitt and Jolie were undergoing group therapy sessions with the children.
Sumner Redstone, 93, gave $21m to a mistress, $18m to a flight attendant, and $6m to friend of his grandson for providing sexual favors claims his ex, who is now seeking half his fortune
NEW Sydney Holland, 45, writes in papers that were filed in Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles that the billionaire businessman gave $21million to a former mistress who is an aspiring reality television producer; $18million to a flight attendant on the CBS corporate jet, $6million to the flight attedant's sister who he 'slept with'; $11million to a woman he met through Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger; $7million to another mistress; $6million to a friend of his grandson's girlfriend along with a job at Showtime; and $1.5million to a third mistress. Redstone (right in 2013 with Holland, left with Holland and her daughter) also gave an undisclosed amount to an ex-fiancee and a college student at the University of Southern California, whose tuition he paid for claims Holland in court papers.
Best Buy employees chip in to buy a $300 WiiU for boy who came every day to play on the store's free demonstration model
A video posted on YouTube shows a Best Buy employee in Valley Stream, Long Island, walking up to the boy and handing him the brand-new console in a box (right), telling him it would be an early Christmas present. The young customer, who was inside the location playing on the demonstration model (left), was left too stunned to grab it at first. The WiiU, sold at Best Buy as part of a set that also includes a Mario Kart game, is worth $300. The boy, according to a man who shared a clip of the moment, has two loving parents who couldn't afford to buy him one.
The tycoons who make more money than the heads of Facebook and Apple: Meet the eight highest-paid private equity titans whose deals with the likes of Twinkies made them up to $800MILLION in one year
The top executives of America's largest private equity firms, like Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone, take home on average 10 times the amount of money as do the CEOs of banks. Schwarzman (right) raked in $800million last year, while Leon Black (left), the founder of Apollo Global Management, earned $200million. Apollo was one of the private equity firms responsible for the dramatic 2013 turnaround of Hostess Brands, maker of the famous Twinkies (inset). After declaring bankruptcy the year before, Hostess is now worth as much as $2.3billion.
Bride paralyzed at her bachelorette party opens up about sex after her accident, how she can still find pleasure and her hopes that new treatments could one day do more
Rachelle Friedman Chapman, 29, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was scared she would never have a normal sex life again after the freak accident before her wedding left her as a quadriplegic. 'I was like ... am I ever going to feel an orgasm again?' she told Tonic. 'Am I going to enjoy sex when I do it, even if I figure it out? Is it going to feel like nothing for me?' Chapman says that many people confined to wheelchairs, would choose to have sexual function and sensation before they could walk again. 'For someone like me who's a quadriplegic, it's a toss-up between hand function and sexual function.'
The passengers from hell who will leave you reaching for the sick bag: Shocking photos show travelers groping each other, holding sex dolls and stripping off
From filthy bare feet invading a head rest to scantily clad couples groping each other in their seats, flying for many is challenging enough without having to share the trip with these passengers from hell. Holidaymakers have shared stomach-churning photos of some of the most shameless fliers in the sky with US-based Instagram account Passenger Shaming. With a careless disregard for others, fliers have been captured flashing the flesh in tiny hot pants and without their tops and trousers. Men are pictured with their hands down their pants, scratching, while female passengers allow their long hair to selfishly hang over the entertainment screen behind them.
'Reprehensible': Montana attorney general condemns 60-day sentence given to a father who repeatedly raped his daughter, 12, but says there is NO way to appeal it
The Montana attorney general's office said Monday it can't find legal grounds to appeal the 60-day sentence a man (right) who raped his 12-year-old daughter was given by Judge John McKeon (left). The short sentence drew outrage from the public and over 260,000 online signatures to have the judge removed from the bench but McKeon retired, something planned before the sentencing. The attorney general is looking into the legal exception that allowed the judge to make an independent evaluation on the sentence rather than the 25-year prison mandate for rape of victims 12 and younger.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Catwoman' Jocelyn Wildenstein's ex claims she 'lied' about assault as 'revenge' for break-up, and says she has blown her $2.5bn divorce settlement on plastic surgery and HE supports HER
Friends claim Wildenstein's accusations are nothing but a spiteful tit-for-tat bid to discredit couturier Lloyd Klein for walking out on her. Klein is accused of assaulting Wildenstein while trying to collect some of his belongings from their ritzy apartment. He is also charged with taking an iPhone, a Swiss ID, a cell phone case and a credit card. But he says the socialite is virtually penniless and was financially reliant on him - despite her $2.5 billion divorce settlement. She is currently fighting two lawsuits for nonpayment, DailyMail,com has learned Wildenstein, 71, also claims the Canadian-born fashion mogul grabbed and pushed her to the ground. His arrest comes just days after Wildenstein was arrested for attacking Klein at their once shared apartment. The warring couple are now banned from going within 1,000 yards of one another or speaking by phone, email or text.
The moment an American documentary maker 'is punched, kicked and choked after entering immigrant 'no-go' zone in Swedish city
US producer Ami Horowitz travelled to Stockholm in Sweden to film a documentary examining the effects of immigration in the country. But after entering the Husby area of the city, he claims he was immediately set upon by a gang of men who took objection to him filming. A sound recording captures the moment he says he was set upon in an 'unprovoked attack' before being dragged off to a nearby building. The audio goes silent after his microphone goes out of range.
The Laughing Cavalier was a true gent and the two figures lurking in The Scream were the artist's friends: Secrets behind masterpieces are revealed in new book
Paintings such as The Scream (top-right) and The Laughing Cavalier (top-center) have graced art books and walls for so long now that they almost seem commonplace. But within those paintings - and many more - lie rarely known details (circled in red) that bring them to life all over again. Those details form the basis for Susie Hodge's new book Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces, CNN reported. These paintings - which also include (counter-clockwise from top left) Joseph the Carpenter, Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople, are some of the most fascinating and illuminating.
'Cancer has taken so much from me': 23-year-old fitness fanatic with ovarian cancer reveals the devastating physical effect the disease has had on her body in before and after images
Cheyann Shaw, from Seattle, documented her two-year fitness journey (left) on Instagram and showed off her incredible progress. In August, she was diagnosed with stage-four ovarian cancer. Now undergoing chemo (right) Cheyann has lost her hair and much of her muscle mass that she worked so hard for. Though she laments the loss of her figure, hair, and health, she's kept a remarkably upbeat attitude and continues to work out.
Arizona sheriff's deputy loses his left eye after a female DUI suspect 'deliberately kicked him in the face with her boot heel'
Mark Bustamante (left) of the Pima County Sheriff's Department lost his left eye on Saturday in Tuscon, Arizona when Yesennia Gonzalez, 28, (right) allegedly kicked him in the face with her boot heel. Bustamante had arrested Gonzalez for an alleged DUI when she started to lash out. Police said she deliberately kicked the officer in the face. He was rushed to hospital to be operated on, but doctors could not save his eye. Gonzalez was charged with assaulting the officer and a DUI.
Russian special forces assassinate rebels, carry out sniper attacks and employ robot tanks in first footage showing Putin's troops engaging on the ground in Syria
The footage was broadcast in Russia on state-owned channel Rossiya 24 and in some of the more gruesome footage the soldiers can also be seen inspecting the rebel's corpses. The presenter of the weekly news show that broadcast the footage said it was filmed in Syria but would not give any more details on the exact location. Russia first acknowledged the presence of its special forces in Syria during the recapture of the city of Palmyra from ISIS in March.
Philip the playful prince: Unseen Royal home videos show the Duke of Edinburgh larking about aboard the Britannia and bowling COW PATS at a young Prince Charles
The Duke of Edinburgh's softer side was revealed in footage of intimate family moments shown on television today as part of a documentary marking the 60th anniversary of his award scheme. The previously unseen images looked back at the 1960s and touching moments between the Royal couple and their children, with Philip even seen bowling cow pats (inset) for a young Prince Charles to bat away, while the young Prince of Wales was also seen larking about with friends (bottom right). The Duke of Edinburgh was seen messing around in his bathing suit aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, sliding along the wet deck (top right). The hour-long special featured Prince Philip being interviewed by 'daytime television royalty' Phillip Schofield (left), who met his match in the witty and pithy Duke.
'I've been taken by a man... please hurry': Backpacker 'who was kidnapped in Australia is rescued after secretly sending texts to her FATHER back in Britain showing her location'
Mary Kate Heys from Manchester claims she was kidnapped by a Swedish man she met at her hostel in Australia and taken around 50 miles away against her will on Monday morning. She said she accompanied the man when he woke her at 4.30am because she feared for his safety when he appeared 'wide-eyed' at her door. They began traveling up the coast and she was able to get help by texting her father, who was on the other side of the world, sending him her location to allow the police to track the car. She did not press charges.
The beauty is in the details! How many of these sneaky star's hair, manicure and make-up moments did YOU catch during the Critics' Choice Awards?
NEW There was no shortage of beautiful hair and make-up looks at the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica last night. But as the saying goes, the devil is the details. A closer inspection of the beauty looks of stars including Kerry Washington (left), 39, and Bryce Dallas Howard (right), 35, revealed the little moments you may have missed.
The dramatic moment three pedestrians are almost killed when a bus skids on ice and heads straight towards them
The bus went into a slide after swerving out of the way of an oncoming car in the Ortahisar district of north-eastern Turkey's Trabzon Province. Three people walking down the hill were nearly crushed between the bus and a wall but one turned around, saw the oncoming vehicle and shouted a warning. Two of the pedestrians managed to jump over the wall while the third - apparently an old lady - dodged around the end of it as the bus hit the wall where they had been walking a split second earlier.
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Kanga-mew: Cat learns to get around by hopping like a kangaroo after its front legs were 'fried off' by electric shock
Able, a brown and white moggy, gets around by hopping like a kangaroo. The three-year-old cat's front paws and tail were fried off in an electric shock. He was found lying in an alley in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The accident was so loud that neighbours thought a bomb had gone off. It took two years for Able to fully recover but now he can jump onto high ledges.
'We are almost there. Hold on!': The dramatic moment that two passers-by spot a dog drowning in a frozen lake and spring into action to save him
Surrounded by ice, Chernish the dog faced a battle for survival as he paddled for his life in a freezing pond in the Pskov Oblast region of Russia, but thankfully a work crew came to the rescue.
Dramatic moment a helpless 500-pound moose is rescued by Canadian firefighters after falling through the ice of a frozen lake
The Shediac fire department in Canada's East Coast province of New Brunswick got a call Saturday morning from a homeowner on the Shediac River who spotted a moose stuck in ice. The moose first appeared agitated by firefighters but then calmed down and simply watched them work. Three firefighters used axes on the ice to create a bath for the moose, while three more on the shore used ropes and life jackets to lead it ashore. The rescue took an hour and a half. Officials said it is unclear whether the moose was otherwise able to recover from its time in the frigid river.
Icelander Bragi J Ingibergsson, who goes by the name of Brin, captured the images and has been taking pictures of horses since he was a kid. Brin, 55, said: 'I love taking pictures of horses, they are very playful. I don't get them to smile. It is a question of luck and patience to get horses smiling in pictures. It can be very difficult and take a long time in each photo session to get good photos of horses.'