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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump's crack Sunday — "Wouldn't be bad to have a little of that good old...

4 Nevada killings may be linked; FBI joins probe

Jan. 18, 2019 9:49 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The FBI has joined an investigation into four killings in northern Nevada that may be linked, including the former president of the Reno Rodeo and his wife who authorities said were shot to death in their home earlier this week. Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam on Friday identified the...

Democratic senator asks FBI to investigate DHS secretary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lied during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a letter to the FBI that a December 2017 memo shows DHS officials outlined a policy to separate...

The Latest: Reno homicide victims were ex-rodeo boss, wife

Jan. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into multiple homicides in northern Nevada (all times local, PST): 4:50 p.m. The Reno couple killed in their home on the south edge of town was the former president of the Reno Rodeo and his wife. The Washoe County sheriff's office identified the homicide...

Firm: Oklahoma securities agency's computer files breached

Jan. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation has been launched after a cybersecurity research team discovered a computer server operated by the Oklahoma agency that protects investors had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public, the agency's administrator said Thursday. Oklahoma Department of...

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket

Jan. 17, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket, guns and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a...

The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI

Jan. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother would have been willing to cooperate with the FBI and did not need to be jailed as a...

After FBI raid, Scranton mayor denies wrongdoing

Jan. 16, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor whose house was raided by the FBI last week says through his lawyer that he believes the investigation has to do with campaign finance. Paul Walker, a lawyer for Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright, says the Democrat "vehemently denies wrongdoing" and believes the FBI...

Lawyer: Policeman won't be charged in child sex abuse probe

Jan. 16, 2019 12:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in his department's Youth Explorer program won't face state charges. News outlets report that Louisville police Officer Brad Schuhmann won't be prosecuted by the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office....

FBI investigates fatal officer-involved shooting

Jan. 16, 2019 8:39 AM EST

WHITE LAKE, S.D. (AP) — The FBI says it's investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting at a rest stop in southern South Dakota. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith says a federal officer shot and killed a person at the eastbound Interstate 90 rest stop in Aurora County Sunday about 8 p.m. Smith says the shooting...