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The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

Jan. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes the president's pick for attorney general will "do well" in a confirmation vote before the Senate. Republican Sen. Lindsey...

FBI: Texas bomber had no known links to terror, hate groups

Jan. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The FBI has determined that the man suspected in a series of bombings in Austin last year had no known links to terror organizations or hate groups, but a motive for the attacks remains a mystery. Mark Conditt had no accomplices or any "recognized ideology" when he launched the deadly...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump's lawyers

Jan. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel's Russia investigation as "fatally misconceived," he...

Ex-Atlanta official collapses during sentencing for bribery

Jan. 14, 2019 7:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The sentencing hearing for a former high-ranking Atlanta city official was dramatically cut short Monday when she collapsed to the floor as the judge sentenced her to prison. Katrina Taylor-Parks, 49, pleaded guilty in August to conspiring to accept bribes while she was former Atlanta Mayor...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn't holed up nonstop at White House

Jan. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He's also rewriting history regarding his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump says he...

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Jan. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday denied he ever worked for Russia against U.S. interests, addressing an extraordinary question that has haunted his presidency and shows no sign of going away. Speaking from the South Lawn, Trump issued a flat denial: "I never worked for Russia." He blasted...

Trump's weekend: New Russia questions, shutdown irritants

Jan. 14, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russia headlines and baffled that he's not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown. Trump surprised his aides by deciding, with just...

Trump calls report on FBI probe of him 'most insulting'

Jan. 12, 2019 10:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday called "most insulting" a published report that federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior in the days after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they opened an investigation into whether he had been working for Russia...

US judge recommends overturning California terror conviction

Jan. 11, 2019 9:35 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday recommended overturning the controversial 2006 conviction of a California man accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States. Hamid Hayat, now 36, who was then a young cherry-picker from Lodi,...

Group representing FBI agents warns of harm from shutdown

Jan. 10, 2019 6:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The association that represents thousands of FBI agents warned Thursday that a partial government shutdown could cause laboratory delays, reduce money for investigations and make it harder to recruit and retain agents. The FBI Agents Association sent a petition to the White House and...