WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller III about matters close to the heart of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge's finding that Manafort, 69, breached his cooperation deal with prosecutors by lying after his guilty plea could add years to his prison sentence and came after a set of sealed court hearings.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers scrambled Wednesday, Feb. 13, to finalize a sweeping spending bill that includes a compromise on border security, grappling with a series of last-minute disputes two days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. President Donald Trump appeared open to signing the legislation - which includes far less funding than he has sought for construction of barriers along the southern border - he said he was waiting to see the final package before making a decision. "We haven't gotten it yet.
Rolling up to the crater's edge, the Opportunity rover took in a landscape unlike anything any Earthling had ever seen. A vast, meteorite-blasted expanse of volcanic rock and iron oxide extended for 15 miles, ringed by rugged mountains under a dusky orange sky. In months to come, the enterprising robot would uncover signs that warm, liquid water had altered these ancient rocks - evidence that the conditions for life once existed on Mars.
Is the animatronic mouse that greets customers at Chuck E. Cheese's harboring a dark secret? Popular internet personality Shane Dawson, 30, says he thinks it might be. Dawson added new fuel to a bizarre, decade-old conspiracy theory on Monday, Feb. 11, when he posted a YouTube video promising an in-depth investigation into misshapen pizzas. Photos uploaded to Instagram, Yelp and TripAdvisor show the crusts on Chuck E. Cheese's slices don't always line up to form a perfect circle.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Ilhan Omar rejected President Donald Trump's call for her resignation by accusing him of having "trafficked in hate your whole life" while she privately has tried to make amends with her Jewish colleagues for her anti-Semitic comments. The Minnesota Democrat, who fired back at Trump in a tweet Wednesday, has faced a widespread backlash for suggesting that Israel's allies in U.S.
Alicia Grant believes she was wife No. 3. She married Michael Middleton in New Hampshire in 2013 after meeting him on the Internet. He was the kind of guy who "makes you feel special," as she told WMTW 8 from her home in Exeter, New Hampshire. But he also wanted her to buy a lot of things for him, she said.
WASHINGTON - A new generation of Democrats is using far-reaching policy ideas and a brash social media presence to upend the party - pushing it to the left on divisive issues such as health care and climate change while it charts a path aimed at taking the White House in 2020.
WASHINGTON - The threat of another government shutdown receded Tuesday as lawmakers lined up behind a fragile border security compromise and President Donald Trump predicted that federal agencies would stay open. Trump did not publicly endorse the bipartisan agreement, which offers just a fraction of the money he's sought for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But with a shutdown deadline looming Friday at midnight, the president suggested he might be able to accept the deal, saying he could take other steps to fund his wall. "Am I happy at first glance?
WASHINGTON - The Senate Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments honoring heroes from Civil War soldiers to a civil rights icon. The 662-page measure, which passed 92 to 8, represented an old-fashioned approach to dealmaking that has largely disappeared on Capitol Hill. Senators from across the ideological spectrum celebrated home-state gains and congratulated each other for bridging the partisan divide.
The 2016 nominating conventions had recently concluded and the presidential race was hitting a new level of intensity when Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chairman, ducked into an unusual dinner meeting at a private cigar club a few blocks away from the campaign's Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan. Court records show Manafort was joined at some point by his campaign deputy, Rick Gates, at the session at the Grand Havana Club, a mahogany wood-paneled room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panaromic views of the city. The two Americans met with an overseas guest, a longtime e