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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Sep. 15, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The deal gives special...

People in Trump's political orbit who have pleaded guilty

Sep. 14, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five people from President Donald Trump's political orbit have now pleaded guilty to federal charges. Four of those pleas are part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump...

The Latest: Trump celebrates 14-day sentence for former aide

Sep. 7, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump tweets "No Collusion. A great day for America!" after a former campaign adviser received a 14-day prison sentence for lying to the FBI. George Papadopoulos is the first former...

Manafort foreign agent trial to remain in DC, judge rules

Sep. 5, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's second trial will remain in the District of Columbia, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that the former Trump campaign chairman's attorneys had failed to show that thorough jury questioning and careful instructions couldn't ensure that...

Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

Aug. 23, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A juror in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts. Jurors repeatedly tried to persuade the holdout to "look at the paper trail" but she insisted there was reasonable doubt, juror...

The Latest: Trump accuses Cohen of lying under pressure

Aug. 22, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grapples with allegations that the president orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges

Aug. 22, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 22, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: ___ The Times Union of Albany on the proposed rollback of greenhouse gas emissions standards Aug. 21 Denial won't change the realities of global warming and climate change. Millions of Americans of various religions and sects believe...

A breakdown of the verdict on 18 counts in Manafort's case

Aug. 22, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's 16-day trial ended with the former Trump campaign chairman convicted of eight felony counts and prosecutors facing a choice of whether to retry him on 10 other charges. The jury's verdict on Tuesday after four days of deliberations appeared to indicate prosecutors for...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Aug. 21, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a...