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Prominent liberal state senator ends congressional bid

Feb. 25, 2018 12:23 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator who was the subject of allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward female employees and campaign aides has announced he is ending his stalled congressional bid. Sen. Daylin Leach, a lawyer and a Democratic state lawmaker since 2003, had announced in...

Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

Feb. 25, 2018 10:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated...

Campaigning for Egypt's presidential vote underway

Feb. 25, 2018 9:56 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Campaigning is now underway in Egypt's presidential elections, a two-candidate vote that's virtually certain to be won by the incumbent, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The campaigning began Saturday and ends March 23. El-Sissi is challenged by an obscure politician who entered the race in the eleventh...

Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI's Russia probe

Feb. 25, 2018 12:33 AM EST

House Democrats on Saturday released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released the memo that counters GOP allegations that the...

Text of declassified GOP memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

Feb. 25, 2018 12:28 AM EST

House Republicans released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia in early February. The four-page document, dated Jan. 18, 2018, was written by Republican members of the House intelligence committee under the subject line "Foreign...

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Feb. 24, 2018 10:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months — that the FBI...

The Latest: Democrats offer own memo on Russia probe

Feb. 24, 2018 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Democrats on the House intelligence committee are rebutting Republican assertions...

Text of declassified GOP memo targeting FBI's Russia probe

Feb. 24, 2018 8:12 PM EST

House Republicans released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia in early February. The four-page document, dated Jan. 18, 2018, was written by Republican members of the House intelligence committee under the subject line "Foreign...

Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI's Russia probe

Feb. 24, 2018 8:12 PM EST

House Democrats on Saturday released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released the memo that counters GOP allegations that the...

Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

Feb. 24, 2018 7:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles politicians while seeking approval to build a massive apartment complex. Samuel Leung, 67, was charged in...