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Asian stocks rebound after slide on growth worries

Mar. 26, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 1.8 percent to 21,362.60 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.5 percent to 28,663.04. The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,043.02 and...

Trump welcomes Mueller's findings, but says he's been abused

Mar. 26, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of...

Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces

Mar. 25, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and appeared to have affected...

Mueller's obstruction punt left question in Barr's hands

Mar. 25, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller had two key questions before him: Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election, and did President Donald Trump commit obstruction of justice? On the collusion question, Mueller provided an unambiguous "no." But on...

Lawsuit: Sater looked to launder cash through Trump projects

Mar. 25, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank. BTA Bank and the City of Almaty, Kazakhstan, allege Felix Sater...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW? The Justice Department says that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated"...

Democrats ask for Mueller files; GOP exclaims 'Move on'

Mar. 25, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's probe of...

GOP turns fury on Schiff over Russian collusion claims

Mar. 25, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Damning evidence" of collusion with Russia. "More than circumstantial." A scandal of a size "beyond Watergate." For two years, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, seemed to be on every talk and late-night show sounding ominous warnings about what special counsel...

Victory lap and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever

Mar. 25, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He kept up a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds. To most of America, it was just another Monday. For President Donald Trump, it was, perhaps, his best day ever. Trump...

Mueller findings flip Trump debate in 2020 campaign

Mar. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on its...