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US targets 'vast network' for evading Iran sanctions

Mar. 26, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to break up a group of Iranian-linked companies that has transferred around $1 billion to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions on the country. The Treasury announced it had hit a "vast network" of 25 people, firms and Iranian government agencies with...

Ex-Trump campaign aide says FBI wanted him to wear a wire

Mar. 26, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide central to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation said the FBI wanted him to wear a wire to record conversations with a professor who had told him the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos, the first of five Trump aides to plead...

UK government defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table — including keeping the U.K. close to the European Union or even remaining a member — as Prime Minister Theresa May defiantly insisted Tuesday that Parliament...

The Latest: Dems push to override Trump veto on border

Mar. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 1:05 p.m. House Democrats trying to override President Donald Trump's first veto say his plan to shift billions of extra dollars into building border barriers is a waste of money and an abuse of his powers....

China suspends license of Canadian canola company

Mar. 26, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China has suspended the license of a second major Canadian canola exporter, a blow to a $2 billion export sector that is widely seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. China's General Administration of Customs announced Tuesday on its website...

Man who took Alabama town for $1.9M sentenced to 5 years

Mar. 26, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The founder of business incubator who pleaded guilty to scamming residents of an Alabama city was sentenced Tuesday to more than five years in prison and ordered to return $1.9 million to investors. Kyle Sandler, 43, opened the Round House in 2014 as a launching pad for new tech...

Bannon: Russia probe set back efforts to work with Moscow

Mar. 26, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon said Tuesday that the "poisonous" atmosphere that built in Washington during the now-completed Russia investigation has set back efforts to work with Russia "to unite the Judeo-Christian West." Bannon is in Italy working to unite nationalist voters...

Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

Mar. 26, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown. Though the Republican governor said the measure signed late Monday strikes a balance, opponents said it is unconstitutional and promised to sue. The law...

Algerian army chief wants president declared unfit to lead

Mar. 26, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful army chief said Tuesday he wants to trigger the constitutional process that would declare President Abdelaziz Bouteflika unfit for office, after more than a month of mass protests against the ailing leader's long rule. The Algerian army's chief of staff is one of...

The Latest: US general in Mozambique to plan relief efforts

Mar. 26, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, is in Mozambique to get a first-hand look at the...