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Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert [...]

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation [...]

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

WASHINGTON (AP) – When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing [...]

First lawsuit against Trump wall declaration filed in Washington court

The first lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Friday evening challenging President Trump’s new emergency declaration to build his border wall. Three Texas landowners and the Frontera Audubon Society in Texas asked [...]

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump administration from favoring police departments that cooperate with immigration officials when issuing some law enforcement grants. Judge Manuel Real ruled [...]

The Latest: Attorney says process for Census query ‘rotten’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on closing arguments in lawsuits before a U.S. judge in San Francisco challenging the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 12:10 p.m. An [...]

Attorney seeks to quash subpoena seeking Hawley’s testimony

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s attorney is asking a court to quash a subpoena against the former Missouri attorney general in a lawsuit over an open records dispute. In motions filed Thursday, Attorney Lowell Pearson [...]

Plan to honor former mayor convicted of bribery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A plan to honor a former Alabama mayor who went to prison for bribery is sparking disagreement in Birmingham. Birmingham’s current mayor, Randall Woodfin, has proposed renaming a city recreational facility for [...]

Trump will sign border deal; but will declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited – this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass [...]

In tense West Bank city, Palestinians try to fill a void

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) – Following Israel’s expulsion of an international observer force from the volatile West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian activists are trying to fill the void by launching their own patrols to document alleged [...]