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Manafort trial – live updates: Jury deliberates for third day as outside court New York prosecutors 'consider charges' against Michael Cohen

Manafort trial - live updates: Jury deliberates for third day as outside court New York prosecutors 'consider charges' against Michael CohenThe jury in the financial fraud trial of Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will begin their third day of deliberations on Monday. It came a day after they asked for a definition of “reasonable doubt” and clarification on the law governing the reporting of foreign bank accounts. The trial is the first courtroom test of the Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, though the case doesn’t involve allegations of Russian election interference.



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'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in Seattle

'Liberty or Death': rightwing protesters march against alleged leftwing violence in SeattleA man standing with members of Patriot Prayer and other groups supporting gun rights wears guns during a rally on Saturday at City Hall in Seattle. Many demonstrators at the “Liberty or Death” rally wore camouflage, body armor, helmets and insignia of the “Patriot Movement”.



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Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive

Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it aliveFrom left: Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O’Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn’t resist. “I have to show you this,” the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.



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Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentMichigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to



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Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar after U.S. comments

Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar after U.S. commentsThe Turkish lira eased slightly but remained below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, and after Qatar pledged $ 15 billion in investment to Turkey. Investor attention was focused on a conference call which Finance Minister Berat Albayrak will hold at 1300 GMT to reassure international investors. The lira , which has weakened 36 percent against the dollar this year, eased to 5.98 against the dollar by 0443 GMT from a close of 5.95, as investors weighed up the latest comments from the United States.



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Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss charges

Manafort trial: Prosecution rests case against former Trump campaign chairman as defence asks Judge TS Ellis to dismiss chargesProsecutors have rested their case against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he avoided taxes on at least $ 16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up. More than two dozen witnesses painted a picture of Mr Manafort, 69, as a lavish spender with little regard for the law. The prosecution allege that Mr Manafort stashed his money from his political consulting work in 31 undisclosed offshore bank accounts, and skirted taxes on that income by wiring it directly to vendors to snap up real estate, bespoke suits, cars and antique rugs.



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The Navy Is Going To War Against Mines

The Navy Is Going To War Against MinesCould new technology make them obsolete? 



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Erdogan accuses US of waging economic 'war' against Turkey as he threatens to ‘look for new allies’

Erdogan accuses US of waging economic 'war' against Turkey as he threatens to ‘look for new allies’Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of waging economic “war” on Turkey amid a downturn that has seen the currency plunge. The warning came after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, escalated a feud by doubling tariffs on metals imports. Speaking in the northeastern province of Rize, Mr Erdogan said dollars, euros and gold were now “the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against our country”.



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Erdogan says crash of lira 'political plot' against Turkey

Erdogan says crash of lira 'political plot' against TurkeyTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed the crash of the lira amid a widening spat with the United States as a “political plot” and said his country would instead seek new markets and new allies. “The aim of the operation is to make Turkey surrender in all areas from finance to politics. With God’s permission we will overcome this,” Erdogan told his party members in the Black Sea city of Trabzon.



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Mechanic latest to die in fight against California fires

Mechanic latest to die in fight against California firesAndrew Brake, 40, was assigned to the Carr Fire burning around Redding in Northern California and died in a crash on Highway 99 in nearby Tehama County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said. “On behalf of all Californians, we honor Andrew and the many other brave firefighters and emergency responders who have risked their lives to protect others,” California Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement. The 177,000-acre (71,629-hectare) Carr Fire, roughly 200 miles (320 km) north of San Francisco, has killed two other firefighters along with three members of one family and has destroyed nearly 1,100 homes.



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