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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 19, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

Key witness says Colorado man fatally beat fiancee with bat

Feb. 19, 2019 6:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat, convinced a woman he was having an affair with to clean up a bloody crime scene and then burned the victim's remains while she watched, investigators said Tuesday. Dramatic testimony at a Colorado hearing relied heavily on what Krystal Jean...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown...

Police: Shooter targeted 3 victims in gated LA community

Feb. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of three men who were shot to death at a home in a gated Los Angeles community likely allowed the shooter inside, authorities said Tuesday. The victims were targeted in the shooting Monday, Capt. Billy Hayes said at a press conference. He did not release suspect descriptions. Nobody...

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Feb. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said...

Police search 2nd site in deaths of 4 in western Michigan

Feb. 19, 2019 6:04 PM EST

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say evidence suggests some of the three children and a woman found fatally shot in a western Michigan house may have been killed elsewhere. The Kent County sheriff's office said in a news release investigators are checking a "wooded piece of property" Tuesday near...

The Latest: 2 brothers meet with police in Smollett case

Feb. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at...

The Latest: Police say they know motive in LA triple killing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a triple homicide in a Los Angeles home (all times local): 2:17 p.m. Los Angeles police homicide investigators believe whoever killed three men inside a home in a gated community was allowed inside by one of the victims. Capt. Billy Hayes says the violence Monday afternoon...

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

Feb. 19, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the longtime Donald Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone must...

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

Feb. 19, 2019 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The plan was crafted in the chaotic...