Tuesday December 18th, 2018 6:59AM

AP National News

AP Top News at 2:43 a.m. EST
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12:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Top U.S. News at 12:07 a.m. EST
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12:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown
Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, White House insists Congress provide $5 billion to build a border wall
10:58PM ( 8 hours ago )
Asian shares slip as traders ready for Fed rate hike
Asian markets fall as traders ready for Fed rate hike amid expectations of slower growth
10:46PM ( 8 hours ago )
Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama
Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has brought to the surface raw tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts
10:13PM ( 8 hours ago )
AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame's Kelly wins for 2nd time
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year
10:09PM ( 8 hours ago )
Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says
Russian internet trolls worked to discourage black voters in the United States and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" as they tried to help get Donald Trump elected president in 2016
10:07PM ( 8 hours ago )
Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview
Former FBI Director James Comey has harsh words for House Republicans, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the Justice Department is "shameful."
9:14PM ( 9 hours ago )
'Tonight Show' to air episode in Puerto Rico with 'Hamilton'
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" will air an episode next year in Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in "Hamilton."
8:42PM ( 10 hours ago )
Expert: California man convicted in terror case no extremist
A former CIA employee who studies terror networks says a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist
8:41PM ( 10 hours ago )