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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort, center, arrives at court in New York. In paperwork made public on Thursday, July 2, 2020. New York appellate judges on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, have upheld a lower judge’s decision to dismiss state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy grounds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Court won't revive state fraud charges against Manafort

Oct. 22, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy grounds, affirming a lower court finding that they mirrored the federal charges that landed President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman behind bars. A...

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks off after speaking at a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

Oct. 13, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump's campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate sought inside information about Democratic emails stolen by Kremlin operatives. The candidate himself invited Russia to hunt for his...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to the White House in Washington as he returns from Bedminster, N.J. On Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting President Trump’s campaign sent an email asking supporters to donate as he recovers from COVID-19. Posts with the fundraising appeal circulated on social media after Trump tweeted early Friday that he and wife, Melania, had tested positive for COVID-19. The letter had a Trump-Pence logo similar to that used by the campaign. But the message was fabricated, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh confirmed to the AP. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 2, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: President Donald Trump’s campaign sent an email asking supporters...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference. Mueller pushed back Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, against criticism from one of the top prosecutors on the Russia investigation team that the team was not as aggressive as it should have been in probing connections between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Mueller pushes back on criticism from lawyer on Russia team

Sep. 30, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller pushed back Tuesday against criticism from one of the top prosecutors on the Russia investigation team that the team was not as aggressive as it should have been in probing connections between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. The rare public...

Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei stands with protesters outside the Old Bailey in support of Julian Assange's bid for freedom during his extradition hearing, in London, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of Assange

Sep. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dissident Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest outside London's Old Bailey court on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is wanted on an array of espionage charges. The court, meanwhile, heard...