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  • Text of letter summarizing special counsel’s report

    The text of Attorney General William Barr’s letter to congressional lawmakers outlining the principal conclusions reached by the special counsel in the Russia probe (with footnotes below): March 24, 2019 Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I […]
  • Analysis: A cloud lifts over Trump, but at a cost

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted. Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Yes, separate federal probes still put Trump and his associates in legal jeopardy. And […]
  • The Latest: Divided reaction on Mueller’s work in divided US

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on reaction across America to the first glimpse into the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Helen Jones, of Salt Lake City, Utah, says she is conservative and a registered Republican, but can’t stand Trump. The 72-year-old retired English professor said she voted […]
  • Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans cheered, Democrats scoffed, and as the first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation emerged Sunday, just about the only thing they agreed upon was that the fight wasn’t over. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn’t satisfy many who wanted more details. But in […]
  • Reaction to AG William Barr’s summary of Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Special counsel Robert Mueller, quoted by […]
  • The Latest: Rain later this week may push Missouri River up

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. Rain storms expected later this week could lead to another crest along the Missouri River and its tributaries just as residents are cleaning up from this spring’s flooding. National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Low said that more than an […]
  • The Latest: Slain teen’s mother joins supporters at vigil

    RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an ex-East Pittsburgh police officer’s fatal shooting of a teen (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The mother of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son’s life […]
  • Slain teen’s mother joins supporters at vigil

    RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son’s life celebrated at a place that meant so much to him. Michelle Kenney, mother of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II, joined friends of supporters […]
  • ‘Fuller House’ actress gets co-star’s support

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure says “family sticks together no matter what,” in what seems a sign of support for “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal. Bure delivered that message in her acceptance speech Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for […]
  • Parents: Missing South Dakota girl had history of escapes

    STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl missing from a South Dakota residential youth home for nearly two months has a history of running away, her parents said in an interview published Sunday. Chad and Kasandra Dennard told the Rapid City Journal that their daughter, Serenity Dennard, had planned escapes by packing a suitcase and […]
  • O’Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S. The former Texas congressman told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday in Las Vegas that […]
  • Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films “It’s Alive” and “God Told Me To,” has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen’s films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult […]
  • Houston police sergeant charged in fatal shooting of wife

    HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a Houston police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his librarian wife. Pearland police said in a statement that the body of 52-year-old Belinda Hernandez was located Saturday by a relative at her home in the Houston suburb. Her husband, 56-year-old Sgt. Hilario Hernandez, was […]
  • Prosecutors slam ‘free speech’ argument in riot case

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say two men indicted on federal riot charges in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville are not protected by the First Amendment. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen made the argument in response to a motion to dismiss the indictment from lawyers for Benjamin Drake […]
  • Trump didn’t coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

    Attorney General William Barr said Mueller's report "does not exonerate" the president on obstruction and instead "sets out evidence on both sides of the question."
  • Man charged in Indiana woman’s 1988 slaying dies in jail

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother in South Bend, Indiana, has died in jail. The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office says 78-year-old George Kearney was found unresponsive Saturday night in the county jail’s medical unit. He was pronounced dead early Sunday. Authorities […]
  • Get Out! Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the largest debut for an original horror film […]
  • Average US price of gas jumps 16 cents per gallon, to $2.66

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up 16 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.66. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says the rise comes as supplies tighten while refineries undergo maintenance in advance of increased demand during the summer driving season. […]
  • New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., […]
  • Man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old’s arraignment early Sunday in Bronx […]