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DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 24, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the...

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

Former Kentucky officer charged with threatening Trump

Jun. 21, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer made threats against President Donald Trump on social media around the time the president visited Nashville in May, federal prosecutors said. Andrew Long Ryan, 37, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of making threats against the president, the U.S....

Former Kentucky officer charged with threatening Trump

Jun. 21, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer has been charged with threatening President Donald Trump on social media. Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Andrew Long Ryan was indicted Wednesday on two counts of making threats against the president. The Greenbrier, Tennessee, resident is a...

Senate changes rules following sexual misconduct scandal

Jun. 20, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate will require members to receive annual training after a senator was charged with extorting sex from a page earlier in the session. The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday amending its rules to mandate training and establish a process to expel a...

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Jun. 20, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...

House GOP steps up FBI criticism in wake of internal report

Jun. 19, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are escalating their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn't adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism comes after the...

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

Jun. 17, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe? Moscow authorities insist Saturday's taxi crash was an accident, after the driver apparently...

Man charged with threatening mass shooting at Disney World

Jun. 14, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who threatened on Facebook to commit a mass shooting at Walt Disney World. Florida Today reports that 23-year-old Derek Eitel was arrested Tuesday and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. The Brevard County...

Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd

Jun. 13, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

KOPILOVTSI, Bulgaria (AP) — Swatting away the flies with her long tail, Penka the cow happily munches on hay, unaware of the international stir she has caused. The cow from the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi has won fame and Europe-wide support since she wandered into neighboring Serbia for two weeks last...