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Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a...

Nathan Chen tops men's short program at Skate America

Oct. 20, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nathan Chen is picking up right where he left off last year. The 19-year old American star topped the men's short program with room to spare on Friday night at the opening session of Skate America. Chen, who won gold at last year's World Championships and was fifth in the 2018...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

Oct. 19, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. John Bolton leaves Saturday on a trip to Russia, Azerbaijan,...

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It's believed to be the first...

Ons Jabeur to play Kasatkina in Kremlin Cup final

Oct. 19, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first player from her country to reach a WTA tennis final on Friday, and she will next face Daria Kasatkina for the Kremlin Cup title. Jabeur, the 2011 junior champion at the French Open, beat 11th-ranked Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in...

Manafort to be sentenced in February; appears in wheelchair

Oct. 19, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has set a February sentencing date for Paul Manafort, who appeared in court Friday for a post-trial hearing in a wheelchair and green jail jumpsuit. The hearing in federal court in Alexandria was largely procedural, but provided the first glimpse of the former Trump campaign...

The Latest: Judge sets Feb. 8 sentencing for Manafort

Oct. 19, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on federal cases involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has a February sentencing date on fraud charges after appearing in a Virginia courtroom in a green jail jumpsuit and a...

Woman tied to Russian 'troll farm' charged in first federal case alleging foreign interference in 2018 midterm elections

Oct. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Woman tied to Russian 'troll farm' charged in first federal case alleging foreign interference in 2018 midterm elections.