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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 speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 17, 2018 - 7:17 am
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 17, 2018 - 1:08 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt. The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation,...
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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 - 5:52 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt. The questions came after roughly seven hours of deliberation,...
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Members of the media as set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to 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 - 5:29 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has submitted a note to the judge with four questions. The questions came as the jury began deliberations Thursday. One question...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., says Senate Democrats will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as a White House aide are denied, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 16, 2018 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Thursday they will file a federal lawsuit next month if government agencies deny their requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush. The threat represents Democrats' latest attempt to focus...
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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 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm
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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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Santana has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New Jersey airport earlier this year. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The 36-year-old Totowa resident faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport. Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The 36-year-old Totowa...
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