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Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he knew he “had no chance at trial" when he pleaded guilty last year in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a summary of his interview with investigators that was made public Thursday. “When he saw...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, migrants who are applying for asylum in the United States go through a processing area at a new tent courtroom at the Migration Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facility, in Laredo, Texas. The U.S. government on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 7:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday began sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Juarez, Mexico. Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue his job while still able. In an interview on ABC-TV broadcast Thursday, Trebek said he'll ask the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his last taping. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's already rehearsed what he's going to say to the audience on his final show, whenever that may be. Trebek, host of the popular game show since 1984, announced last March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer but will continue...
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ARCHIVO - Esta fotografía de archivo del 5 de febrero de 2016, facilitada por la policía del condado Tarrant, Texas, muestra a Ethan Couch cuando quedó fichado, y cuya defensa arguyó que padecía “afluenza” en el juicio en su contra por la muerte de cuatro personas cuando manejaba ebrio. (Policía del condado Tarrant vía AP)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 6:36 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who used "affluenza" as a defense at his trial for killing four people while driving drunk was arrested Thursday after authorities say he violated the terms of his probation. Ethan Couch, 22, was booked into a jail in Fort Worth after he tested positive for THC...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, grounded Boeing 737 Max jets belonging to American Airlines are stored at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Okla. American Airlines said Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, it is negotiating with Boeing over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and will share some of the proceeds with its employees. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday it is negotiating with Boeing Co. over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and expects to share some of the proceeds with employees. American had 24 Boeing 737 Max jets when the planes were grounded worldwide in March after two...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Blagojevich, authored, a column appearing on the conservative website Newsmax Jan. 1, 2020, arguing that Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives would have tried to impeach former President Abraham Lincoln. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 5:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued in a column that fellow Democrats in the U.S. House who impeached President Donald Trump also would have tried to remove Abraham Lincoln. Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year federal sentence for corruption, doesn't mention...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks at the J Street National Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 4:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, ended his campaign Thursday after a yearlong run in which he pushed his rivals on immigration and took big swings in debates but struggled to break through with...
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President Donald Trump stands in front of the media while talking about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said Thursday that it raised $46 million in the last quarter of 2019 and had $102.7 million on hand as the election year begins. The sum far exceeds what Democratic candidates, who are embroiled in a hotly contested primary, have reported so far...
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January 02, 2020 - 7:19 am
Julián Castro, the former housing secretary who was the only Latino candidate in the Democratic primary, announced Thursday on Twitter that he was ending his bid for presidency in the 2020 election. "It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president...
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