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'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 8:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...

National Enquirer owner admits it buried stories for Trump

Dec. 12, 2018 7:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as "catch-and-kill" in order to help Donald Trump become president. Federal prosecutors revealed Wednesday they had agreed not to...

Ex-city councilman gets prison on embezzlement charge

Dec. 12, 2018 1:59 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Providence city councilman who was charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a youth track program he founded has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Kevin Jackson was also ordered Wednesday to pay back the money and fined $1,000. Jackson will be allowed to serve...

Grassley doubts Cohen allegation tying president to crime

Dec. 12, 2018 1:57 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen may be truthfully pleading guilty to federal crimes but it's difficult to believe him when he implicates the president in crimes. Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for tax evasion,...

Aide to ex-Texas Congressman Steve Stockman also gets prison

Dec. 12, 2018 12:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A onetime aide to former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman must follow his ex-boss to federal prison in a $1.25 million charity and campaign funds scam. Thomas Dodd of Houston was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months and ordered to repay $800,000. Dodd in 2017 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...

Ex-Trump lawyer: I take 'full responsibility' for crimes including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress

Dec. 12, 2018 11:49 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-Trump lawyer: I take 'full responsibility' for crimes including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly...

'Conservative outsider' enters race for Mississippi governor

Dec. 11, 2018 8:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A first-term Republican state lawmaker said Tuesday that he's running for Mississippi governor in 2019 as a "conservative outsider." Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando announced his campaign Tuesday evening at an event in DeSoto County and in a video posted to social media. "I grew up in...

Moment of reckoning looms for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Dec. 11, 2018 5:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Michael Cohen, who finds out Wednesday whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. A federal judge in New York is set to decide whether Cohen gets...