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Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

Jul. 17, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York that they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance violations committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III made the disclosure in a court filing Wednesday. The...

Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer.

Sanders set to mount vigorous defense of 'Medicare for All'

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders will vigorously defend his signature "Medicare for All" proposal on Wednesday and hit back at his critics who say his push amounts to both bad politics and bad policy. The Vermont senator also will pledge to reject campaign donations from health insurance and pharmaceutical...

House vote condemning Trump's tweets draws some GOP support

Jul. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my...

AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain's Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild. Contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both say they will break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, take Britain out of the European Union, boost the economy...

Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

Jul. 17, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish. A major government agency, the Bureau of Land Management, was moving to his state and marking a victory years in the making for one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans. But Gardner's moment of triumph rolled out Monday...

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Jul. 17, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. His motivations were immediately greeted with skepticism from some...

Dem US House hopeful to propose expanding national service

Jul. 17, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election plans to propose broadly increasing national service programs to better tie the country together. Dan McCready makes his pitch Wednesday in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star general Stanley...

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows...

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Jul. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, repeatedly flouted her gag...