SAN FRANCISCO | IRS agent charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking bank records of President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday charges John C. Fry with one count of unlawful disclosure of suspicious activity reports. An affidavit says Fry acknowledged releasing the information while … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | IRS agent charged in leak of Trump attorney records

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered Roger Stone not to discuss his criminal case with anyone and issued a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant’s decision to post a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after post

BRUSSELS | UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government acknowledged Thursday that trade deals with major countries such as Japan and Turkey will not be in place by the planned Brexit day of March 29, while the European Union’s chief said he remains downbeat about Britain avoiding a chaotic departure from the bloc. Britain’s international trade secretary, Liam … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK acknowledges key trade deals won’t be ready by Brexit day

LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That’s the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that fewer horseflies landed on the cloaked horses than on … Continue reading LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican’s conference on dealing with sex abuse by priests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A Colombian cardinal has warned fellow Roman Catholic bishops at a Vatican summit they could be imprisoned for covering up crimes if they don’t properly deal with clergy sex abuse cases. In a … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Cardinal condemns how church handles sex abuse

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES | Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that by … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary