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Alaska man who tracks down stolen vehicles enters plea deal

Mar. 24, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man has agreed to a plea deal that includes a promise to stop chasing after stolen vehicles. Officials said that 54-year-old Floyd Hall pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment resulting in a 30-day suspended sentence and a $500 fine, the Anchorage Daily News...

Oversight or overreach? Democrats wrestle with Trump probes

Mar. 24, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. The summary of Mueller's report released on Sunday not only lacked that punch, it now forces a moment of reckoning over how far to...

The Latest: Divided reaction on Mueller's work in divided US

Mar. 24, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on reaction across America to the first glimpse into the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Bob Miller is a retired manufacturing engineer, from Franklin, Wisconsin, who describes his political views as "middle to the...

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

Mar. 24, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before...

Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares

Mar. 24, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That...

Trump claims vindication in Mueller report, goes on attack

Mar. 24, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed vindication after nearly two years of unrelenting investigation on Sunday, seeing "complete and total exoneration" in the Justice Department's account of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings and signaling he was eager to go on offense in the political...

The world finally gets words from Mueller, but just a few

Mar. 24, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has finally spoken. But it isn't easy to find exactly what he said. A summary of Mueller's findings is in a four-page letter sent to Congress on Sunday and signed by Attorney General William Barr. It's Barr's work, describing the work of Washington's mystery man from the...

Russian accused of trying to smuggling orangutan out of Bali

Mar. 24, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali, a conservation official said Sunday. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was arrested late Friday at Bali's international airport after customs officers...

Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. Zealand

Mar. 24, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the...

The Latest: Pence claims total vindication in Mueller report

Mar. 24, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time): 8 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions are a "total vindication" of President Donald Trump and "our campaign" and "should be welcomed...