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Ex-police officer again gets 15 years on terror conviction

Jun. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former police officer who tried to help the Islamic State by purchasing $245 in gift cards will still serve 15 years in prison, even though some of his convictions were tossed out on appeal. Nicholas Young of Fairfax, Virginia, was sentenced to 15 years last year for obstruction of...

Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

Jun. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in a daylong interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats' chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump in their first...

The Latest: House intel panel to interview Russia-born exec

Jun. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 6:40 p.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says Russia-born business executive Felix Sater will talk to House intelligence committee staff behind closed doors...

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Jun. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated...

Daughters find missing father's body in trash bag under home

Jun. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) — Authorities confirm human remains found in a trash bag under his house by his two daughters are a man who police say hasn't been seen for more than two years. The Horry County Coroner's Office said Wednesday dental records were used to confirm Hurbert Clodfelter's identity....

Former alderman pleads not guilty to insurance fraud

Jun. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago alderman charged with lying to police when he reported his car stolen missing has pleaded not guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno's attorney on his behalf pleaded not guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, disorderly conduct, obstructing justice...

Lawyer for suspended sheriff: Indictments aren't specific

Jun. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Several indictments against a suspended sheriff in South Carolina should be thrown out because they aren't specific, a defense lawyer told a judge Monday. The lack of names or details hampers the defense for suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis because there are already...

Bountiful officer faces assault and illegal access charges

Jun. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer in the community of Bountiful is facing multiple misdemeanor charges in separate cases accusing him of assault and illegally accessing records. The Deseret News reported Friday that 31-year-old Ryan Kent Newbold is on administrative leave from the department as he...

Trump says he'd 'of course' tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

Jun. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shifted gears Friday on election interference, saying "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. Trump's new stance was a walk back — to a degree — after he set off a Washington...

Lock him up? '20 Dems weigh in on whether to prosecute Trump

Jun. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a familiar chant, President Donald Trump's backers regularly called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison during the 2016 campaign. Now top Democrats are grappling with fraught questions about whether to lock HIM up. As Democrats in Congress press for continued investigation of...