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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Gates.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 04, 2018 - 7:57 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts. And a series of businessmen said he used international wire transfers to pay for millions of dollars in luxury items. On Friday, a tax preparer even...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greets North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho as they prepare for a group photo at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Asia's top diplomats pressed North Korea Saturday to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns it's proceeding with its programs. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 04, 2018 - 7:08 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture. At a security conference in...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses during a press conference on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
August 03, 2018 - 11:27 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Despite a sharp deterioration in relations over the detention of an American pastor, the United States and Turkey remain valued partners, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday, in an apparent bid to ease tensions that have rocked ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo...
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Astronauts, from left to right, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Eric Boe, Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams give a thumbs up to the crowd after NASA announced them as astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Houston. The astronauts will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and return human launches to the U.S. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 03, 2018 - 7:08 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews...
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Kevin Downing, left, and Thomas Zehnle, attorneys for Paul Manafort, walk to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, on day four of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 03, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — One of Paul Manafort's tax preparers admitted Friday that she helped disguise $900,000 in foreign income as a loan in order to reduce the former Trump campaign chairman's tax burden. The testimony of tax preparer Cindy Laporta came as prosecutors from special counsel Robert...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo smiles as he arrives at the Subang military airport in Subang, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Pompeo will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 03, 2018 - 6:01 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions. Speaking Friday before he attends an Asian security forum with North Korea's foreign minister, Pompeo...
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FILE- In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Jay Z, left, and Beyonce arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" in New York. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Aug. 2, 2018, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11:08 p.m. and played into Friday morning, wrapping the energetic show at 1:29 a.m. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2018 - 4:27 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even severe weather couldn't stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 03, 2018 - 3:47 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against the media, claiming at a Pennsylvania rally that the media is the "fake, fake disgusting news" and casting journalists as his true political opponent. Trump barnstormed Thursday night in a state that he swiped from the...
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is greeted by local officials as he arrives at the military airport in Subang, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Pompeo will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive Partnership and advancing common security and economic interests. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 03, 2018 - 2:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo also said he would be...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A jury set to decide the fate of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort was selected Tuesday, and opening statements in his tax evasion and bank fraud trial were expected in the afternoon. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — "I'm not in the theater business," Judge T.S. Ellis asserted during jury selection in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial. "You have to be better-looking for that." Objection, Your Honor. The trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman has plenty of drama and it's...
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