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3 convicted in East Village explosion that killed 2 men

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were convicted of manslaughter Friday in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the massive blast that leveled half a block in a crowded...

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

Nov. 15, 2019 3:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the court Friday in a case from...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Nov. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every...

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

Nov. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns. Judge Carl Nichols handed down a 19-page ruling, finding the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., does not have jurisdiction to...

California justices skeptical of requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 6, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a state law requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next year. The justices wondered in a rapid-fire hour of questioning if the...

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

Nov. 4, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, leaving the last word to the Supreme Court The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upholds a lower court decision in...

AP COVERED IT: Iran students seize US Embassy in Tehran

Nov. 4, 2019 1:16 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Nov. 4, 1979, Iranian students overran guards to take over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, starting a 444-day hostage crisis that transfixed America. After a three-hour struggle, the students took hostages, including 62 Americans, and demanded the extradition of the deposed Shah Mohammad Reza...

NYC mayor says Trump would be arrested if he shot someone

Oct. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, of course President Donald Trump would be arrested if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says. De Blasio, a Democrat, was asked about that hypothetical scenario Thursday, a day after Trump's lawyers told a federal appeals court a sitting president...

Federal judges seem skeptical of Trump arguments in tax case

Oct. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three judges on a federal appeals panel appeared inclined Wednesday to reject arguments that President Donald Trump's tax returns can't be given to a New York grand jury because he is immune from state criminal law — even if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. Chief Judge...

The Latest: Appeals court dismissive of Trump tax arguments

Oct. 23, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's efforts to block the release of his tax returns to a state grand jury. (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An appeals court isn't buying arguments by President Donald Trump's lawyers that his tax returns can't be given to a state grand jury. The 2nd U.S....