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Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Dec. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel....

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Dec. 16, 2018 3:25 PM EST

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan independence. In rare interviews conducted inside a...

Ex-police officers indicted in slamming of Louisiana teen

Dec. 16, 2018 3:12 PM EST

BRUSLY, La. (AP) — An attorney for a Louisiana teenager shown on video being slammed to the ground by police during an altercation at school says charges against two officers are a "slap on the wrist." A grand jury in West Baton Rouge Parish indicted former Brusly police Officer Dan Cipriano on a charge of...

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando

Dec. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings. Trump tweeted that "at the request of many" he will examine...

Scope of investigations into Trump has shaped his presidency

Dec. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political...

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee

Dec. 16, 2018 11:26 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation project. The home in Framingham, Massachusetts, known as the Peter and Sarah Clayes House, hit...

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

Dec. 16, 2018 12:52 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the...

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Dec. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and...

Pakistan army chief confirms death sentence for 15 militants

Dec. 16, 2018 12:36 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has approved death sentences for 15 people convicted by military courts of involvement in attacks that killed 32 security forces and two civilians. A military statement issued Sunday says Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa also approved prison terms for 20 alleged militants. It...

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

Dec. 15, 2018 5:32 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law...