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Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report

Mar. 21, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous." "Let it come out, let people see it," Trump told reporters Wednesday. "Let's see whether or not it's legit." Mueller...

Israel campaign ad models 'Fascism' perfume to mock the left

Mar. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's right-wing justice minister has released a headline-grabbing political advertisement ahead of April elections in which she mocks her critics by modeling a faux perfume called "Fascism." In the black-and-white ad, Ayelet Shaked spritzes herself with the perfume as a voice-over...

The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

Mar. 17, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern): 9:05 p.m. A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running for the White House again. In a keynote speech at a Saturday dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted that he has...

O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Mar. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he'd spoken before about his gender and race, O'Rourke had largely dodged...

Missouri considers trimming impeachment after Greitens' case

Mar. 14, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top officials, less than a year after the state's governor resigned while facing potential impeachment. Senators behind the proposal say it isn't motivated by the case against former Republican...

FBI debated in 2016 how aggressively to probe Trump campaign

Mar. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump's chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, according to...

Manafort faces state charges after drawing more federal time

Mar. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon. In Washington on Wednesday, U.S....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims vindication on collusion

Mar. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the latest trial of his former campaign chairman proved there was no collusion with Russia. That's twice in two cases that Trump claimed vindication that did not occur. The ex-campaign chief, Paul Manafort, was sentenced to nearly 3½...

Feds issue subpoenas in North Carolina election probe

Mar. 12, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors investigating potential election crimes have demanded documents for a grand jury reviewing a North Carolina congressional race that's still undecided and being rerun after last year's contest was deemed tainted. The state elections board on Tuesday provided a grand...

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief becomes deputy of key panel

Mar. 12, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the country's newly appointed head of judiciary has also been elected as a deputy chief in the panel known as Assembly of Experts, which can appoint or remove the country's supreme leader. Tuesday's report says the panel voted 43-35 in favor of...