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Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

Dec. 18, 2018 4:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were...

Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

Dec. 18, 2018 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released...

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Dec. 15, 2018 12:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would affect the election." He says Trump...

The Latest: Cohen says Trump knew payments were wrong

Dec. 14, 2018 8:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer says Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned their stories of alleged affairs with him "would...

Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

Dec. 14, 2018 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador. A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the growing...

Effort to put New Hampshire GOP behind Trump faces pushback

Dec. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to put the New Hampshire Republican Party in President Donald Trump's corner ahead of the state's leadoff presidential primary is facing both private and public pushback. The state party has a long tradition of not taking sides during primaries, even when a Republican is in...

Pelosi's triumph: A reminder why she's set to be speaker

Dec. 14, 2018 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in...

As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

Dec. 13, 2018 5:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen. Both Cohen and...

'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 8:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...