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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 4:40 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he...
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Jussie Smollett
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March 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
CHICAGO (1080 KRLD) - A Cook County grand jury indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett with 16 felony charges Friday after he reported an alleged attack on himself in Chicago late January. The charges against Smollett have yet to be announced. Smollett was charged in February with felony disorderly...
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FILE - This undated file photo from the Weld County Sheriff's Office shows Chris Watts, who pleaded guilty in the deaths of his pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. Lawyers representing Shannan Watts’ parents say he killed her after she threatened to keep him from seeing their children because he wanted a divorce. (Weld County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife in their bed before driving her body and their two daughters to a worksite where he smothered the girls with a blanket, according to records of an interview he gave police from prison. Christopher Watts made the statements during authorities...
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FILE - In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 from Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp served as the state’s chief election officer while he ran for governor in 2018. Abrams has alleged he mismanaged the election which she narrowly lost, an allegation which Kemp denies. (Pool video image via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every election year, there's heated talk about voter access and suppression. This year congressional Democrats are hoping to make it a top-tier political fight. The Democrats are calling for new legislation and increasingly pressuring Republicans in both the House and Senate,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013, file photo, Kevin Tsujihara, poses for photos in a screening room at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 06, 2019 - 10:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting roles in exchange for sex as detailed in The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. The article includes text messages between British actress Charlotte Kirk and Tsujihara going back to...
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FILE- In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zuckerberg laid out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can't read. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, announced the shift...
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Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
March 06, 2019 - 6:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he departs after testifying before a closed-door session of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, turned over documents to lawmakers Wednesday as he tried to back up his claims that a false statement he delivered to Congress in 2017 was edited by the president's attorneys, two people familiar with the case said. It's...
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Barbara Schwarz
March 06, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Judge Strikes Down Census Question DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A second federal judge has ruled it is illegal to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The judge in San Francisco called the government's move arbitrary and said it would violate a constitutional requirement that the census...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 04, 2019 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House...
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