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The Latest: Mueller report reveals Trump's efforts on probe

Apr. 18, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals how Trump repeatedly sought to seize control of the Russia probe. The 10 episodes scrutinized by Mueller include Trump's...

America about to see Mueller report; Barr gets in first word

Apr. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is getting some Trump-Russia answers straight from Robert Mueller. But first: Another declaration of "no collusion" by President Donald Trump's attorney general. Eager to get in a last word ahead of the public release of the special counsel's...

President who cried wolf? Real border alarms now seem hollow

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump insisted last year that America's southern border was in crisis, his warnings landed with a thud. Making unverified claims about "unknown Middle Easterners" and prayer rugs found by ranchers, Trump drew eye rolls from Democrats and many others, who derided his...

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Apr. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...

The Latest: Top Democrat says Barr is trying to spin report

Apr. 17, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says the attorney general is "taking unprecedented steps to spin" the special counsel's Russia investigation....

Dems ask White House aide Miller to testify on immigration

Apr. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic House committee chairman on Wednesday invited White House aide Stephen Miller to testify before his panel and "make your case" for President Donald Trump's aggressive policies cracking down on both illegal and legal immigration. The combative Miller is one of the White...

Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit

Apr. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State sheriffs on Wednesday opposed legislation backed by gun rights groups that would allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without obtaining a state permit. The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa would do away with the current state requirement to...

Men will have access to baby changing tables under bill

Apr. 17, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It could soon become easier for men to change a baby's diaper in Connecticut. The state Senate on Wednesday voted 34-2 in favor of a bill that requires newly constructed or substantially renovated public or commercial buildings to have an infant changing table available to men, as...

Klobuchar: Nashville voters opposed funding transit alone

Apr. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar weighed in on Nashville's 2018 transit referendum Wednesday, saying it failed partly because voters weren't sure they wanted to fund the initiative locally, without the federal government pitching in. The U.S. senator from Minnesota gave...

For Jay Inslee, a methodical buildup to a long 2020 campaign

Apr. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — Sit down in New Hampshire for a leading liberal podcast. Tour flood damage in Iowa. Feed some sheep, shoot some hoops, drink local beer in South Carolina. And along the way, hammer home a pledge to combat climate change and "make Donald Trump a blip in history." That's the...