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Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge states disgust

Dec. 18, 2018 2:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and warning that he could send the retired Army lieutenant general to...

As a gov't shutdown looms, here's a look at the border wall

Dec. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said during the campaign he was going to make Mexico pay for the barrier —...

The Latest: WH says Flynn was ambushed in FBI interview

Dec. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The White House says it is not backing down from its criticism of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's interview of Mike Flynn, the former Trump national security...

Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Dec. 18, 2018 1:06 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Judge tells former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn: "Arguably you sold your country out."

Dec. 18, 2018 12:06 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge tells former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn: "Arguably you sold your country out."

Iraqi parliament confirms 3 new ministers, 5 seats unfilled

Dec. 18, 2018 9:57 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament confirmed three ministers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government Tuesday but left other key posts, including ministers of Defense and Interior, vacant as an impasse over the appointments threatened to stretch into its third month. The confirmations come two days...

AP Explains: What happens in a partial government shutdown

Dec. 18, 2018 12:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump's call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday. Many agencies, including the Pentagon and the departments of Veterans...

Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

Dec. 17, 2018 10:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. Flynn's lawyers have suggested that...

Expert: California man convicted in terror case no extremist

Dec. 17, 2018 8:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist despite his discussions about making bombs and planning terror attacks, a former CIA employee who studies terror networks testified Monday. Marc Sageman described...

The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn released

Dec. 17, 2018 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Portions of the FBI interview notes at the center of the false statements case against Michael Flynn have been released. Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has publicly filed a redacted version...