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Man pleads not guilty in missing child hoax

Apr. 19, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old man authorities say impersonated a long-missing child pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal agents. Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, was arraigned after his indictment this week on those charges and charges of aggravated identity theft. He was initially arrested...

Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

Apr. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were "total...

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

Apr. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. "It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps...

Video: Deputy slams high school student's head to the ground

Apr. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's office is investigating after cellphone video shows deputies pepper spraying a teen and banging his head against the ground. Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that officials are investigating what happened Thursday...

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

The Latest: Police eye electrical short in Notre Dame probe

Apr. 18, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and its aftermath (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

Apr. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

How Mueller made his no-call on Trump and obstruction

Apr. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a punt that will be examined for years, if not decades. Special counsel Robert Mueller found he couldn't exonerate President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, but he wouldn't recommend charging him, either. In explaining the decision to eschew a "traditional prosecutorial...