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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for allowing what he said was his "blind loyalty" to Trump to lead him astray. "I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds," he said. Standing alone at...

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

Dec. 12, 2018 12:35 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party. The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery,...

2nd person charged in domestic terrorism probe in Ohio

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a second person in connection with a domestic terrorism investigation in Ohio. The FBI and Department of Justice say 23-year-old Vincent Armstrong of Toledo was charged with making false statements. He lived with a woman who was charged earlier this week...

The Latest: Judge: Michael Cohen 'should have known better'

Dec. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A judge says Michael Cohen's cooperation with prosecutors "does not wipe the slate clean" of his crimes. U.S. District Judge William Pauley III made the comments Wednesday...

Woman's death in southern Missouri investigated as homicide

Dec. 12, 2018 12:11 PM EST

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a woman's death in a southern Missouri as a homicide. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 27-year-old Laquita Williams was found dead Monday in a home in the town of Lebanon. Police have not said how she died. The Lake Area Major Case Squad has been...

The Latest: French attack suspect had crime record since 13

Dec. 12, 2018 11:56 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the suspect in the deadly attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg has had a long criminal record, with his first conviction at...

Lincoln University student leader dies of gunshot wound

Dec. 12, 2018 11:40 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police are investigating the shooting death of the student body president at Lincoln University. Police say officers responding Tuesday night to a call about a weapons offense saw a vehicle speeding away from the scene. When officers stopped the vehicle, they found...

DNA links Louisiana rape suspect to Kansas City sex assaults

Dec. 12, 2018 11:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Court records say DNA has connected a man to several rapes in Louisiana and Missouri spanning more than a decade. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 34-year-old Daniel Meridy is jailed in New Orleans on $1.6 million bond on suspicion of four counts each of first-degree rape and...

Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'

Dec. 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment." The arguments to the judge Tuesday echoed...

DA: Evidence linking man to 2016 rape fell through cracks

Dec. 12, 2018 10:00 AM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl. Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday that deputies didn't follow up after DNA evidence...