Mueller seeks over 19 years in prison for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the lengthiest prison term in the Russia investigation. The 69-year-old Manafort is also at serious risk of spending ...

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Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed damaging rain, snow and wind. The system was moving ...

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NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover declared dead

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover had quite the ride. But after 15 years on the Martian surface, the rover has officially been declared dead by NASA. The small rover first arrived on the Red Planet on Jan. 25, 2004. Its twin, Spirit, had arrived just three weeks earlier. The pair were part of the Mars Exploration Rovers, or MER, mission. (Spirit stopped ...

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Wire fox terrier called King wins Westminster best in show

Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster. A wire fox from Brazil who’s won big in Europe became America’s top dog Tuesday night, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and popular Sussex spaniel. There were some boos — along with modest cheers — when judge Peter Green pointed at the seven-year-old King. But the win was hardly a surprise. ...

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Tentative deal reached to avoid second U.S. government shutdown

Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent another partial U.S. government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans, desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown, tentatively agreed to far less money for U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall than the ...

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