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Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House
NEW YORK (AP) -- The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes....

Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director, is "very upset and disappointed" by comments made by his former boss James Comey that contradict his account of a disclosure to the news media, McCabe's lawyer said Friday....

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia
NEW YORK (AP) -- The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents....

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Countering opposition to President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, the agency on Friday gave lawmakers a memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded....

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....

Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, but it's unclear if top Justice Department officials will be willing to move forward with a case, a person familiar with the matter said Friday....

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....

The Latest: Global leaders fear rising trade tensions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times local)...

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....

Dems to black activists: Trump is 'the darkness'
NEW YORK (AP) -- One after another, the speakers attacked President Trump's policies as discriminatory, his rhetoric as hateful and his motivations as bigoted....