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Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

Mar. 18, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III ordered that redacted versions of the...

Savannah plans trash crackdown for 2020 St. Patrick's parade

Mar. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Savannah, Georgia, official says new rules are needed to crackdown on littering during the city's sprawling St. Patrick's Day celebration. City officials told reporters at a news conference Monday that workers and volunteers collected 183 tons (166 metric tons) of trash after...

Putin signs bill punishing those who insult the state

Mar. 18, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who insults the state — laws that critics see as part of Kremlin efforts to stifle criticism and tighten media control. A bill passed by the Russian parliament earlier this month...

EU welcomes Azerbaijan's amnesty for 400 political activists

Mar. 18, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to give amnesty to a number of political activists and journalists. European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said the amnesty for over 400 people included representatives of political parties, non-government organizations,...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 18, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information on the victims who were lost: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up...

Nonprofit sues Marshall County claiming jail censorship

Mar. 18, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit that publishes legal news magazines for prisoners claims Marshall County is censoring its publications. In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month, the Human Rights Defense Center says the county jail has censored at least 100 copies of Prison Legal News and Criminal...

Roanoke TV station replacing Andy Griffith show

Mar. 18, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is replacing "The Andy Griffith Show" after a successful 35-year syndication run. The Roanoke Times reports that WDBJ-TV is moving the Mayberry-set sitcom to another channel it owns and replacing it with a new local newscast. The show, which stopped making...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

Mar. 17, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there. Two of the students are presumed dead, and the third is in the hospital with gunshot wounds suffered during...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home,...

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

Mar. 17, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of the bloc's funds. An opposition lawmaker in Hungary has gathered more than 470,000 signatures to pressure...