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  • Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of 92 videotapes showing terror suspects being subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. The Associated Press has obtained a declassified memo that the CIA […]
  • Senate panel talks to Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview told The Associated Press. Senate intelligence committee investigators looking into Russian interference in the campaign interviewed Natalia Veselnitskaya at a […]
  • Reality television show crew cleared in airport bomb scare

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed all charges against a television crew accused of creating a false public alarm when one of its devices prompted a bomb alert at one of the New York area’s three major airports. New Jersey prosecutors announced the decision Friday. Acting Essex County prosecutor Robert Laurino says his office […]
  • Romney faces tough GOP crowd in Utah bid for US Senate seat

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney faces an intriguing hurdle in his bid to be the U.S. senator from Utah this weekend when he seeks the blessing of far-right leaning delegates at the state convention against a field of 11 competitors. Romney already has collected enough signatures to advance to a GOP primary bid […]
  • Motorist trapped by floodwaters calls rescue ‘a miracle’

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman who was saved from a vehicle that was nearly submerged by floodwaters is calling her rescuer’s heroics a miracle. The dramatic rescue of 61-year-old April Seubert on Tuesday off U.S. Highway 2 by Seth McCollam was captured in a video posted by his brother, Matt McCollam. Seubert said […]
  • Judge tosses suit seeking to block parole of cops’ killer

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the parole of an ex-radical who fatally shot two New York City police officers in 1971. State Supreme Court Justice Richard Koweek ruled Friday that the state Parole Board did not act irrationally or outside its bounds when it […]
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Stormy Daniels Killed In Syrian Airstrike THE FACTS: Two satire sites […]
  • Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. “It […]
  • Doc series revisits death of Trayvon and birth of a movement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after his death, Trayvon Martin’s name is known throughout the country as a symbol of social injustice and a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement his killing helped forge. Yet Trayvon was initially identified by the authorities as a “John Doe,” something that his father, Tracy Martin, […]
  • Democratic leader announces new acceptance of marijuana

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana’s informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he’ll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal list of controlled substances — in effect decriminalizing its […]