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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016 file photo shows the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington. The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 17, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. Trump has been fighting multiple lawsuits that argue...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets'...
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Kevin Downing, left, and Thomas Zehnle, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, leave federal court during the second day of jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns in explaining why he doesn't...
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Defense attorneys Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 17, 2018 - 11:24 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 11:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling Paul Manafort a "very good person" as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman. Trump said Friday at the White House that...
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Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left over 30 dead. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 17, 2018 - 8:57 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break under the weight of Taliban violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. In his most detailed comments on the Taliban's assault on the eastern city of Ghazni since...
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President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered during the trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Trump’s absence from the first major courtroom test of the special counsel’s Russia investigation is strictly intentional. All sides have feared that too much Trump could prejudice the jury somehow in a case that has little to do with the most polarizing figure in American politics.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 17, 2018 - 12:28 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered during the two-week trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. References to his campaign and administration have slipped in only through carefully scrubbed exchanges. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 16, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged"...
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Defense attorneys Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 16, 2018 - 10:23 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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Defense attorney Kevin Downing, left, with Thomas Zehnle and Jay Nanavati, right, makes a statement to the media outside federal court after closing arguments and jury instructions ended in the trial of the former Donald Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 15, 2018 - 9:50 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud...
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