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Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Dec. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel....

Portland police investigate shooting that injures man

Dec. 16, 2018 4:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Portland police are investigating a shooting that critically injured one person. Officers responded to the Division Heights PDX building in the Hosford-Abernathy neighborhood at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after gunfire was reported. Police searched the area and didn't find any suspects. But...

Scope of investigations into Trump has shaped his presidency

Dec. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political...

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

Dec. 16, 2018 12:52 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the...

Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed House race

Dec. 15, 2018 3:56 PM EST

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Six months ago, election officials in rural North Carolina's Bladen County resolved to tighten security at their headquarters and protect the ballots stored there by installing an alarm and video cameras and securing an unlocked door that leads to another government office. The...

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...

Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn's false statements

Dec. 15, 2018 12:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he "chose to make false statements" and did not need a warning that it was against the law to do so. The filing from...

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...

Senators ask FBI to investigate Blackmun for lying to panel

Dec. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. At issue is Blackmun's debunked claim that he discussed the case with USOC staff after...

Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committee

Dec. 14, 2018 7:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are investigating whether some of the...