Prosecutors rested their case Monday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after two weeks of testimony detailing the million-dollar lies they say he told to the IRS and banks that loaned him money. The six-man, six-woman jury in Alexandria, Virginia. is expected to hear closing arguments later this week, and Monday's session ended for the day without defense lawyers signaling how many witnesses - if any - they intend to call to rebut the government's case.
Google's smartphone services store users' locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a new report by the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON - The FBI has fired agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Aitan Goelman, Strzok's lawyer, said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday - even though the director of the FBI office that normally handles employee discipline had decided Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension. Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI's repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process.
Prince Rupert is hardly the place one would expect to find an international gateway that's weathering the Trump trade storm better than any other Pacific port in North America. There's just one bakery in the town of 12,000 people tucked away in a misty corner of western Canada. The local Walmart outlet is affectionately known as "Smallmart." Shuttered storefronts on its main street are obstinate reminders of the collapse of its pulp and fishing industries more than a decade ago.
FORT DRUM, N.Y. - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a sprawling $716 billion defense bill named for John McCain, R-Ariz., the ailing senator who has been among the president's harshest Republican critics. McCain, a former GOP presidential nominee, Vietnam War hero and POW, is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a supporter of most of the priorities contained in the legislation. The bill setting policy priorities for the Pentagon for the coming year is formally named the "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2019."
The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of inter-office communications, but it may also present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organization's network, according to a new report from Israel-based software company Check Point. The company said that the vulnerability was identified as a result of research intended to discover potential security risks, and not as the result of any attack.
MISSOURI — Jeni Kinney's mother called, her voice trembling with shock. She'd just bought a decorative glass globe at the Goodwill store near her Missouri home - and when she opened up the back of it on the drive home, she saw something alarming inside: human ashes. "She said, 'Jeni, what do I do? I bought something and it has someone's ashes in it,' " Kinney recalled in an interview with The Washington Post. The globe, which cost $2 and had a printed prayer inside the glass dome, played the song "Amazing Grace" when a dial was turned.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the once-loyal aide to President Donald Trump who has written a new tell-all book containing explosive allegations about her former boss, said Monday that she believes Trump was lying when he claimed in a phone call last December that he knew nothing about her dismissal by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly. In a combative appearance on NBC's "Today" show, Manigault Newman shared an audio recording of the phone conversation that she says she had with Trump the day after she was fired from his administration.
The largest U.S. philanthropy serving Native American farmers and ranchers has been established to distribute $266 million from a landmark 2010 civil rights settlement in which the U.S. government agreed to pay for almost 20 years of official discrimination, court filings show. The class-action case settled for a total of $680 million, but far fewer people than expected made successful claims to the money, leaving $266 million to be distributed through the new Native American Agriculture Fund.