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Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trial

Jun. 22, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial. Manafort's lawyers filed their motion Friday in federal court in Alexandria ahead of next month's scheduled trial. Manafort is...

The Latest: Manafort lawyers want no talk of link to Trump

Jun. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on legal motions in the criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia...

Dahlin to Sabres, Svechnikov to Canes to start NHL draft

Jun. 22, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs. The Sabres taking Dahlin was automatic since they won...

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game. The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding...

Mueller seeks sentencing for former Trump adviser in Sept.

Jun. 22, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking a federal judge to set a sentencing date for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Prosecutors say in a new court filing that Papadopoulos (pah-puh-DAHP'-uh-luhs) could be sentenced as early as Sept. 7. The move suggests...

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

Jun. 22, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov granted honorary citizenship on Friday to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad. The players adopted the Russian region's capital, Grozny, as their base for the tournament. The Egyptian Football Association...

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

Mexican players can have beef again at the World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico's mantra for this World Cup is "No Excuses," and that includes no complaining about the menu. The team brought two tons of food to Russia, along with everything necessary to make their players' favorites, including traditional tacos, cheesy quesadillas and, of course, their hot salsas....

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

Jun. 22, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Albania's national flag was at the center of Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday at the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals by making a nationalist symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage. Both players put their open hands together with...

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

Jun. 22, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and play each other Monday to determine who wins the group. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. GROUP B Morocco has been eliminated, leaving Portugal and...