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Today in History

Dec. 30, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2018. There is one day left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the...

In Congo, will president's chosen successor have real power?

Dec. 21, 2018 8:15 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The crowd roared as the wife of Congo's departing president pressed her palm to the forehead of the anointed successor and appeared to pray. A benediction for the man whom President Joseph Kabila has positioned to take over is likely not needed. As this huge Central African nation...

Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

Dec. 20, 2018 5:58 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, putting the blame squarely on the U.S., which he accused of irresponsibly pulling out of arms control treaties. Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that "it could...

Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

Dec. 16, 2018 1:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8...

Cohen confesses to lying about Trump Tower Moscow deal

Nov. 30, 2018 8:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surprise plea agreement with President Donald Trump's former lawyer made clear that prosecutors believe Michael Cohen was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the Republican nomination for president and while investigators believe...

Attorney's plea caused by Trump's dream of a Moscow tower

Nov. 30, 2018 2:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That last plan led Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty...

Behind Cohen plea: Trump's longtime dream of a Moscow tower

Nov. 30, 2018 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That last plan led Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty...

Trump's ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

Nov. 30, 2018 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump's behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign. He said he lied to be consistent with Trump's...

Road to Cohen's guilty plea winds through Trump Tower Moscow

Nov. 29, 2018 5:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about a real estate deal the president's company was pursuing in Russia during the 2016 campaign, including about how long those negotiations went on. Here's how that deal, which later...

Russia starts prosecuting Ukrainians after sea clash

Nov. 27, 2018 3:31 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Tuesday began prosecuting the crew of Ukrainian navy vessels captured over the weekend in a confrontation off Crimea, putting some of the seamen on camera, where they confessed to intruding into Russian waters. Ukraine demanded that Russia stop using "psychological and...