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Democrats gather to confront lingering 2016 frustration

Aug. 22, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

Democrats are bullish about their prospects in the November midterms, and are peeking around the corner at a 2020 rematch with President Donald Trump. But first, they're confronting the lingering frustration from 2016. That bitter nominating fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is front and center in...

Experienced politicians win Wyoming's primary

Aug. 22, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The only candidate with experience in elected office beat five challengers Tuesday to claim the Republican nomination for Wyoming governor, a win that goes a long way toward winning top office in this deep-red state. Meanwhile, experience also won out as U.S. Sen. John Barrasso fended...

Inside catch and kill: Cohen, a porn star and 'Individual 1'

Aug. 22, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1. Dry legalese and generic aliases could do nothing to tone down the tale of the scheme to protect Trump outlined in court documents Tuesday. The criminal campaign finance...

Timeline: From 'nothing to see here' to Cohen's guilty pleas

Aug. 22, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime fixer, Michael Cohen, once said he'd take a bullet for his boss, but on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to eight felonies and described payoffs to women at Trump's direction before the 2016 election. The development marked the pivot point in which Cohen went...

Today in History

Aug. 22, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2018. There are 131 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon was nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. On this date: In 1787, inventor John...

Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Aug. 21, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his...

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...

Trump looking to best Obama's travel schedule for midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing for an aggressive campaign schedule this fall to boost Republican candidates on the ballot in 2018. Trump is aiming to spend more than 40 days on the campaign trail between the beginning of August and the Nov. 6 midterms, as he hopes to best his...

How the case of former Trump fixer Michael Cohen went down

Aug. 21, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime fixer, Michael Cohen, once said he'd take a bullet for his boss, but on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to eight felonies and described payoffs to women at Trump's direction before the 2016 election. The development marked the pivot point in which Cohen went...

AP sources: Michael Cohen to plead guilty in New York to charges including campaign finance and bank fraud, tax evasion

Aug. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP sources: Michael Cohen to plead guilty in New York to charges including campaign finance and bank fraud, tax evasion.