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Congress to probe report that Trump directed lawyer to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam...

Germany calls on Russia to prevent a new arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 7:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday urged Russia to save a key arms treaty with the U.S., to prevent a new arms race as a deadline looms. U.S. President Donald Trump last year announced that the U.S. is going to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because of...

Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan; crews eject

Jan. 18, 2019 4:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian fighter jets collided in midair in the Far East of the country Friday, the Defense Ministry said. One plane crashed after its crew ejected safely, but there is no information on the fate of the other plane or its crew. The Su-34 jets were on training flights when they came into...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 18, 2019 12:39 AM EST

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

Was there collusion? Trump lawyer walks back earlier remarks

Jan. 18, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday walked back comments from the night before in which he maintained that he had "never said there was no collusion" between Russia and members of Trump's 2016 White House campaign. Giuliani issued a statement aimed at clarifying a...

Andrade set for first defense of middleweight title at MSG

Jan. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division's biggest names. Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs are the headliners at 160 pounds, and while one or more of them could someday be in Andrade's...

The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

Jan. 17, 2019 11:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani (joo-lee-AH'-nee) has issued a new statement aimed at clarifying earlier comments that appeared to leave open the possibility of collusion between members...

Treasury poised to ease sanctions tied to Russian oligarch

Jan. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury's decision...

Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

Jan. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and publicly acknowledge that it failed to report its work for a foreign government, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with...