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Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the...

Pilot seeks dismissal of indecent exposure charge in Denver

Jan. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A United Airlines pilot has asked a judge to dismiss an indecent exposure charge against him, saying he is the victim of governmental misconduct. Andrew Collins was arrested Sept. 20 for standing naked in front of his 10th-floor hotel window overlooking the Denver International Airport...

Bill raising fines for animal cruelty dies in Wyoming Senate

Jan. 18, 2019 11:07 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate has killed a bill that would have increased the fines for those convicted of animal cruelty. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the proposal was defeated Tuesday on a 21-7 vote. In Wyoming, cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than...

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

Jan. 18, 2019 3:32 AM EST

PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon...

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

Jan. 18, 2019 12:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell —...

Former Sen. Jeff Flake talks Trump, GOP in Nashville

Jan. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recently retired Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday vowed not to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but added that he hopes Trump doesn't get impeached before the president's first term is up. Flake made the remarks while in Nashville to...

Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption

Jan. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions. Widodo and former Gen. Prabowo Subianto, along with their running mates, faced off Thursday in the first of five...

US shutdown could delay Honolulu police corruption trial

Jan. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A court-appointed attorney for a former deputy Honolulu prosecutor facing corruption-related charges along with her now-retired police chief husband said she is not being paid during the partial U.S. government shutdown and wants to postpone the trial. A judge appointed separate...

Assembly ready to push victims amendment to next year

Jan. 17, 2019 6:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It doesn't look like Wisconsin legislators will pass a constitutional amendment to bolster crime victims' rights in time to get it on the spring ballot. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke told members on Thursday that the chamber wouldn't take...

47 US Dems ask Trump to sanction Guatemala government

Jan. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance to the Central American nation. The legislators, led by Reps. Norma Torres and Jim McGovern of California,...