Trump's favorite general: Michael Flynn's rise and fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn was President Donald Trump's favorite general, rapidly vaulted to prominence by his fiery speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention about jailing Hillary Clinton and by Trump's decision to reward him with a plum job as his top national security aide.

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  • Written by By CHAD DAY, ERIC TUCKER and STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press

Accusers face risks in breaking nondisclosure agreements

CHICAGO (AP) — Details of alleged sexual assaults by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Bill Cosby and other famous figures are now widely known in part because several accusers did something they promised in writing never to do: They talked publicly about their allegations.

  • Written by By MICHAEL TARM , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Siren will wail in Hawaii test for possible nuclear attack

HONOLULU (AP) — Just days after North Korea tested its most powerful missile yet, Hawaii is dusting off a relic not heard on the islands since the end of the Cold War.

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  • Written by By CALEB JONES and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press

Report finds law enforcement failed at Charlottesville rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement's response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last summer failed on multiple fronts, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the Charlottesville community, an independent review released Friday found.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Top Republican claims enough votes for Senate OK of tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans steamed toward passage of a $1.4 trillion tax bill Friday, overcoming eleventh-hour hitches in their drive to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump by Christmas.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press