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MOSCOW | Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he never heard of a woman who is accused of spying for Moscow in the United States until her July arrest. Putin said Tuesday that when he asked Russian intelligence services for information about 30-year-old Maria Butina, he was told “no one knows anything about her.” U.S. prosecutors … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Putin says he only heard of alleged spy after arrest

WASHINGTON | Judge sets court date for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

WASHINGTON — A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel’s office detailed lies they say he told them. The scheduling conference will take place Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. It’s unclear if Manafort will attend. In a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge sets court date for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Manafort testified before grand jury twice

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Court documents say former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort testified before a grand jury on two occasions as part of his plea deal. Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have accused Manafort of violating the agreement by lying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Manafort testified before grand jury twice

WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian spy could be near a plea deal

WASHINGTON — A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and federal prosecutors wrote in the joint court filing that they “remain … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian spy could be near a plea deal

WASHINGTON | Report: Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

WASHINGTON — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday. A day after prosecutors accused Manafort of repeatedly lying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Manafort met with Julian Assange ahead of 2016 leaks

SAN FRANCISCO | Judge’s vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge’s vacation and miscommunication led to another delay Friday in the court case connected to a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people two years ago. Attorneys for Derick Almena, one of two men charged criminally, had planned to urge a judge Friday to restore a plea deal that called … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Judge’s vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

WASHINGTON | US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo

WASHINGTON — The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. That property is one of several that Manafort agreed to forefeit under a plea deal last month with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo