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AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

Stephen Braun, Jeff Horwitz and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:45am

At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest supporters.

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

Jennifer Kay and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:41am

American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations.

Obituary of man who shot himself calls for change in gun law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:25am

The obituary of a 23-year-old Vermont man who killed himself with a gun he'd bought the same day included a call to change the state's gun laws.

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:16am

An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party.

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison for crimes including hush-money payments that prosecutors say Trump ordered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:06am

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison for crimes including hush-money payments that prosecutors say Trump ordered.

Study: Burglars could hack smart sprinkler to disable alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:01am

Computer scientists at William & Mary in Virginia say burglars could potentially break into houses through smart home devices. Those are the products that are connected to the internet and allow people to turn up their thermostat or turn on a sprinkler through apps on their phone.

Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen tells judge he felt it was his duty to cover up president's 'dirty deeds'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:53am

Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen tells judge he felt it was his duty to cover up president's 'dirty deeds'

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says 'blind loyalty' to Trump 'led me to take a path of darkness instead of light.'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:51am

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says 'blind loyalty' to Trump 'led me to take a path of darkness instead of light.'

Confederate plaque removed from West Virginia courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:49am

A plaque honoring Confederate soldiers has been removed from a West Virginia courthouse.

Ex-Trump lawyer: I take 'full responsibility' for crimes including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:49am

Ex-Trump lawyer: I take 'full responsibility' for crimes including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

Witness says he and Florida woman were 'partners in crime'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:43am

The confessed killer of a Florida man contends he and the man's wife were "partners in crime" and compared the couple to famed outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Mom whose toddler was yanked by police resolves other case

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:41am

A mother who was violently separated from her toddler by New York police in a widely viewed videotaped encounter agreed on Wednesday to do community service to resolve a separate legal case.

McCaskill says she won't run again but will stay active

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:38am

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for another office after her term expires next month, but that she will remain active in Democratic politics.

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:33am

U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month.

Arrest in South Carolina hit-and-run death of crossing guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:29am

Authorities say a man has been charged nearly two months after a 73-year-old crossing guard who died after being struck while directing traffic outside a South Carolina elementary school.

Defense lawyer: Ex-Trump attorney Cohen 'came forward to offer evidence against the most powerful person in our country'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:14am

Defense lawyer: Ex-Trump attorney Cohen 'came forward to offer evidence against the most powerful person in our country'

2nd person charged in domestic terrorism probe in Ohio

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:05am

Federal authorities have charged a second person in connection with a domestic terrorism investigation in Ohio.

CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate nears votes

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:56am

CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying.

The Latest: Judge won't drop school massacre parent's suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:23am

The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local):