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AP sources: Cohen in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours. The people say the...
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Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked the judge Tuesday what it should do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. Jurors posed the question to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis...
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Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — The Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she paid $380,000 after he accused her of sexual assault. In a statement Tuesday, Argento said reports were “absolutely false” and...
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1959 racial slaying of Mississippi teen could get fresh look

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. “His eyes … were hanging out,” King...
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Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on subway tracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about “two very baaaaad boys” along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear where the goats...
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Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of a 20-year-old Iowa college student who vanished from a small town one month ago, a spokesman for a reward fund said Tuesday. Greg Willey of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said he learned of...
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Madonna’s rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes...
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Sen. Collins, potential swing vote, to meet with Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who’s seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation. Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has...
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Man admits wife’s murder, blames her for daughters’ deaths

DENVER (AP) — The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their...
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States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to...
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