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Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Mar. 19, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially...

Trump warns of tougher sanctions on Venezuela

Mar. 19, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States could impose harsher sanctions on Venezuela in its campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Recent power outages across Venezuela show that "something terrible is going on down there" and "we need to put an end" to...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 19, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the 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...

The Latest: Senate leader: Judge's tweets should be reviewed

Mar. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly withdrawing a nominee for the Kansas Court of Appeals over political posts on his Twitter feed (all times local): 5:23 p.m. The Kansas Senate's top leader says a judicial ethics commission should review the conduct of a judge whose political Twitter...

Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Mar. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him last week about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker. The Republican told reporters that he was glad to meet Christi Rice and hear her story, but declined to...

Federal judge denies Kilpatrick motion to vacate sentence

Mar. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has failed again in his efforts to reduce the time he's spending in federal prison for corruption. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds on Tuesday denied a motion to vacate the 28-year sentence she handed Kilpatrick in 2013 for extortion, bribery,...

Cuomo: Ban repeat sexual crime perpetrators from NYC subways

Mar. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people who repeatedly commit sexual crimes on New York City's subways should be prohibited from using the transit service. The Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he would support banning anyone who is twice convicted of groping, inappropriate touching...

Panel: Indiana AG should be disciplined over alleged groping

Mar. 19, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A citizens' panel said Tuesday that Indiana's Supreme Court should discipline the state's attorney general over allegations he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a bar. The complaint by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission alleges Curtis Hill...

Watchdog panel votes to probe complaint over robocalls

Mar. 19, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's legislative commission on ethics said Tuesday it will investigate charges brought by Democratic Assembly members that a Republican colleague carried out a robocall scheme that sucked up public resources. The Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards voted to find...

Ex-president of Kansas credit union admits embezzlement

Mar. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 52-year-old Connie Marie Kent of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft from a credit union and has agreed to repay...