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Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperate

Mar. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special counsel...

The Latest: Manafort gets more prison time, new NY charges

Mar. 14, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison, then hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that...

Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

Mar. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon. In Washington on Wednesday, U.S....

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam's killing seeking release

Mar. 13, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia's Siti Aisyah looked bleak — she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader. Then the charges were unexpectedly dropped. With...

The Latest: Trump warns GOP senators ahead of border vote

Mar. 13, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the emergency declaration by President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:16 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is telling Republican senators to vote how they "feel good" on a resolution opposing his national emergency declaration for border wall funding. But Trump adds...

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

Mar. 11, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — One of two women accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother by smearing VX nerve agent on his face was freed after two years of detention Monday when Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and her...

The Latest: Siti Aisyah back in Indonesia, thanks president

Mar. 11, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the dropping of a murder charge against the Indonesian suspect in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Indonesian woman has returned home and thanked the president and Cabinet ministers for securing her...

Indonesia says release of its citizen Siti Aisyah by Malaysian authorities follows continual high-level lobbying

Mar. 11, 2019 12:30 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says release of its citizen Siti Aisyah by Malaysian authorities follows continual high-level lobbying.

Amazon lobbies to exempt employees from labor protections

Mar. 8, 2019 7:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses — controversial...

Kansas governor meets unexpected resistance to schools plan

Mar. 6, 2019 7:11 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor is meeting unexpected resistance to her plan for boosting public education funding from local school districts that believe her proposal wouldn't supply enough new money. Gov. Laura Kelly touts her proposed increase of roughly $90 million a year as a...