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Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

Aug. 18, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them, according to court documents filed by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations that he killed his children and wife. The motion filed Friday by Christopher...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Aug. 17, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his...

Video shows North Carolina police strike man with baton

Aug. 17, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities are investigating video that appears to show an officer using a baton to hit a black man who's already on the ground. Video of the altercation posted Friday on Facebook had more than 40,000 views. The man, who was subdued by a half-dozen officers in the...

Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

Aug. 17, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's top prosecutor is an exception, saying she is...

Men suspected of being in violent MS-13 gang are indicted

Aug. 17, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury in California indicted 12 men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang on charges that include murder, extortion, arson and drug trafficking, authorities said. The men indicted Thursday in San Jose lived in Santa Cruz — a sanctuary city —...

Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

Aug. 17, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns when explaining why he...

Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report

Aug. 17, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Friday he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims. Speaking at a Mass of forgiveness, Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer opened by reading the first...

FBI seeks help to find stolen art depicting Old West

Aug. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is seeking the public's help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars' worth of artworks that were stolen in 1983 from the New York City home of an artist known for his scenes of the American West. The missing art may be linked to a former police detective whose 1985 killing...