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'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...

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 7:59 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg Christmas...

Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction

Dec. 12, 2018 7:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced Wednesday to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father. Carlos Guimaraes, 68, was sentenced in Houston federal court to...

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

Dec. 12, 2018 7:26 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said. Tuesday night's attack at the Christmas...

The Latest: Woman decries Brazilian parents' prison terms

Dec. 12, 2018 7:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Brazilian couple sentenced in Texas for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson. (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A Brazilian woman who remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over charges she abducted her son says she's shocked and saddened by a judge's decision to send...

New charges for man sentenced for impersonating Army general

Dec. 12, 2018 6:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man sentenced to prison for impersonating an Army general is now charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports an arrest warrant says 58-year-old Christian Gerald Desgroux of Raleigh called 911 on Nov. 27 and told a dispatcher he was...

The Latest: Prosecutor asks for life for teen school shooter

Dec. 12, 2018 5:49 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a teen pleading guilty to a fatal school shooting in South Carolina (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A prosecutor say he will ask for a life sentence without parole for a teen who was 14 years old when he shot and killed his father and an elementary school student outside...

Man gets 18 years for killing 8-week-old girl in his care

Dec. 12, 2018 1:36 PM EST

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man got 18 years in prison for killing an 8-week-old baby in his care. The Daily News reports 39-year-old Chad Flora Lewis of Cave City was sentenced Monday in Barren Circuit Court. Lewis pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and two drug counts last month, days before...

Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

Dec. 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment." The arguments to the judge Tuesday echoed...