Friendships

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N,J, speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., after the jury in his federal bribery trial failed to reach a verdict. Defense attorney Jonathan Cogan says he doesn't expect the Department of Justice to spend a long time determining whether to retry Menendez and his longtime friend Salomon Melgen. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 22, 2017 - 3:13 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The fact that the jury in the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez couldn't reach a verdict and was apparently in favor of acquitting the Democrat and a wealthy friend supported the defense's theory that their friendship carried more weight than the criminal allegations, a defense...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)
November 20, 2017 - 2:52 am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in racing. Earnhardt raised a cold one . Martin Truex Jr...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 17, 2017 - 7:44 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez didn't think the government's case was strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend, according to interviews with members of the panel after a mistrial was declared Thursday. Jurors said most of the group...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, hugs teammate Jaylen Brown (7) after defeating the Golden State Warriors 92-88 during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 17, 2017 - 1:58 am
BOSTON (AP) — Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was walking around in a fog. Boston's second-year forward was not even thinking about basketball after learning about the...
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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 17, 2017 - 12:48 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez indicated Thursday they felt the government's case wasn't strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend. Members of the panel said most of the group was for acquittal but that a few...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez arrives at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Courthouse for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J. Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are scheduled to resume amid uncertainty over the fallout from comments made by an excused juror last week. The juror told reporters on Thursday, Nov. 9, that although many jurors appeared to be leaning toward acquittal, she anticipated a hung jury. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 13, 2017 - 12:25 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are scheduled to resume amid uncertainty over the fallout from comments made by an excused juror last week. The juror told reporters on Thursday that although many jurors appeared to be leaning toward...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 11, 2017 - 11:13 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump is exchanging school yard taunts with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. In a response to North Korea calling Trump's speech in South Korea "reckless remarks by an old lunatic," Trump tweeted from Hanoi on Sunday morning: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, right, attend the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 11:11 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Asia (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says it would be a "good thing" for North Korea and the world if he and Kim Jong Un become friends. But he immediately cast doubt on whether that could happen. Trump has...
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November 10, 2017 - 10:25 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Remarks from a juror excused in the middle of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial suggest the panel could wind up deadlocked or voting for acquittal, because many of them may believe the defense's central argument in the case. Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby, who was...
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November 10, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Remarks from a juror excused in the middle of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial suggest the panel could wind up deadlocked or voting for acquittal, because many of them may believe the defense's central argument in the case. Evelyn Arroyo-Maultsby, who was...
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