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Manafort convicted on 8 counts; mistrial declared on 10 other charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal jury in Virginia convicted Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, on eight felony counts on Tuesday, but the judge declared a mistrial on the 10 other charges he faced.<p>Manafort, a fixture in Republican politics for decades, was convicted of …

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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage …

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What they're saying: Congress reacts to Manafort verdict

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manfort was convicted on eight counts of fraud Tuesday and could face up to 80 years in prison.<p><b>What's happening:</b> …

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A dark day for Trump. The darkest day for the presidency since Watergate.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There hasn't been a darker moment for a president — or for the presidency — since Richard Nixon resigned on the verge of impeachment in 1974.<p>On Tuesday, Michael Cohen, the president's longtime fixer and former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to felony crimes that included …

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Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, made the extraordinary admission in court on Tuesday that Mr. Trump had directed him to arrange payments to two women during the 2016 campaign to keep them from speaking publicly about affairs they said they had with Mr. Trump.<p>Mr. Cohen …

Corruption

Everyone caught up in the Trump investigations

The latest flood of legal news about President Trump's associates — the conviction of Paul Manafort and guilty plea by Michael Cohen — makes it easy …

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The Dramatic Conclusion to Paul Manafort’s Trial

After four days of deliberations, the jury came back with a split verdict, convicting President Trump’s former campaign manager on eight of 18 felony charges.<p>ALEXANDRIA, Va.—When Paul Manafort’s trial on tax and bank fraud charges began over two weeks ago, it seemed like a slam-dunk case built on a …

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DC Judge Dismisses Russian Bankers' Lawsuit Against The Author Of The Trump Dossier

A judge in Washington, DC, has tossed out a defamation lawsuit brought by three Russian oligarchs against former British intelligence agent …

Trump Administration

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>9:10 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia.<p>The closest reference on Tuesday …

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Matthews: All the President’s men are guilty

Hardball<p>Matthews: All the President’s men are guilty<p>01:18<p>Vanity Fair: Trump ‘frustrated’ that Mueller is going after Don Jr<p>05:07<p>Fmr. Federal …

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Facebook Shuts 652 Iran-Backed Accounts Linked In Global Disinformation Campaign

<b>Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET</b><p>Facebook has taken down 652 accounts, pages and groups that originated in Iran. The accounts were used for political disinformation and targeted at users in the Middle East, Latin America, the UK and the U.S., according to Facebook.<p>This is the first announcement of this …

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Trump comments about looking for collusion at West Virginia rally

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Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to eight criminal counts, admitting that "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" he acted to keep information that would have been harmful to …

Corruption

Senate Investigators Say They're Looking Into When Michael Cohen Knew About The Trump Tower Meeting

Jeenah Moon / Reuters<p>The two heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that they have "re-engaged" President Donald Trump’s longtime …

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Trump Had A Nightmare Day In Court

President Donald Trump had an abysmal day in court today.<p>Two of his top former associates — campaign chair Paul Manafort and personal lawyer Michael …

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A Republican Congressman And His Wife Have Been Charged With Using Campaign Funds For Their Own Expenses

Alex Brandon / AP<p>Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret pose with former House Speaker John Boehner in 2011.<p>Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter and his …

Corruption

Trump's Longtime Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Multiple Federal Charges

Jane Rosenberg<p>A sketch of Michael Cohen in court Tuesday, August 21, 2018.<p>Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, announced …

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Paul Manafort found guilty: What's next for Manafort and Mueller — and should other targets be worried?

On Tuesday, the jury in the Eastern District of Virginia convicted Paul Manafort on eight counts: five counts of tax fraud, one count of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud. Manafort was facing 18 total counts — the judge declared a mistrial …

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Collins Says Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Called Roe v. Wade 'Settled Law'

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told her he views the landmark abortion rights ruling <i>Roe v. Wade</i> as "settled law."<p>That assurance, made during a Tuesday morning meeting in the Maine senator's office that lasted more than two hours, likely goes a long way …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump says he feels 'very badly' about Manafort guilty verdict

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he felt "very badly" for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort after a jury found him guilty on eight counts, but he argued Manafort's tax and bank fraud trial had nothing to do with his presidential campaign.<p>A Virginia jury found Manafort guilty on …

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Mississippi could re-examine 1959 racial killing of teenager

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face.<p>"His eyes ... were hanging out," King recalled. "His head was full of pellets."<p>William …

Crime

Survivor Of Acid Attack Helps Bring Change To Nepal's Criminal Code

Three years ago early on a February morning, 16-year-old Sangita Magar had just arrived at a prep class for her high school exams in Kathmandu. Her friend Seema Basnet was asking Magar for help with an accounting problem when the door flung open and someone threw liquid in Magar's face, splashing …

Acid Attack

U.S. Republican Representative Hunter indicted for alleged misuse of campaign funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a Republican of California, was indicted on charges that he and his wife used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for vacations, video games and other personal expenses and filed false campaign finance reports, federal …

Corruption

West Virginia House speaker resigns to run for Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers.<p>Speaker Tim Armstead …

U.S. Supreme Court

Strong quake rocks Venezuela but little damage reported

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, forcing residents in the capital to evacuate buildings and interrupting a pro-government rally in support of controversial economic reforms.<p>The 7.3 quake was the largest to strike Venezuela since 1900, …

Natural Disasters

Alleged Nazi Labor Camp Guard Deported To Germany

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET</b><p>U.S. officials say a 95-year-old former Nazi labor camp guard named Jakiw Palij who lied about his wartime work when he immigrated to the United States has been deported to Germany.<p>Palij, who lived in Queens in New York City, was investigated and denaturalized more than a …

World History

10 legal experts on why Trump can’t pardon his way out of the Russia investigation

Paul Manafort was just convicted. Here’s what you need to know about the president’s pardon power.<p>President Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was just found guilty on Tuesday on five tax evasion charges, two other bank fraud charges, and one failure-to-report charge.<p>When Manafort was …

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Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife indicted in use of campaign funds for personal expenses

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, routinely -- and illegally -- used campaign funds to pay personal bills big and small, from luxury vacations to kids' school lunches and delinquent family dentistry bills, according to a stinging 47-page indictment unsealed …

Corruption

This Small, Sweet Seattle Studio Is Inspired by Ice Cream

Name: Emily Kim Location: Pioneer Square — Seattle, Washington Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Ever since I saw Emily's first …

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Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court

The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has won a legal battle in the United States against three Russian oligarchs who sued him over allegations made in his dossier about the Trump campaign and its links with Moscow.<p>The oligarchs – Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan – claimed that Steele …

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