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The Latest: Lawyer: Cohen has info for special counsel

Aug. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 11:15 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" says his client has knowledge on certain subjects that "should be of interest" to...

Back-to-back legal blows in Trump circle jolt presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West...

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in...

Ex-football player found not guilty in rape case

Aug. 21, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player has been found not guilty of attempted rape. The Argus Leader reports Clay County jurors announced the verdict Tuesday evening. Twenty-two-year-old Dale Williamson of Donalsonville, Georgia, had been charged with attempted...

APNewsBreak: Soldier to plead guilty in terrorism help case

Aug. 21, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group will plead guilty, one of his lawyers told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang has agreed to plead guilty, but Alexander Silvert, an assistant federal defender representing him,...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a...

Q&A: What Cohen's plea, Manafort's verdict mean for Trump

Aug. 21, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

Tuesday was a bad day in court for former associates of President Donald Trump, and it could foreshadow hard days ahead for the president. In a New York courtroom, Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations. Cohen said Trump directed him to arrange the...

Bid to create new city in Georgia triggers a federal lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers for the city of Stockbridge, Georgia, claim in a federal lawsuit that a plan to carve off parts of the city to form a new, wealthier, whiter city impairs its citizens' right to vote and harms the city's ability to pay municipal bond obligations. The lawsuit was filed Monday...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll...

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia. The closest reference on Tuesday...