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Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Apr. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...

The Latest: Top Democrat says Barr is trying to spin report

Apr. 17, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says the attorney general is "taking unprecedented steps to spin" the special counsel's Russia investigation....

Trump says Russia probe 'con job,' as fuller report looms

Apr. 16, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn't waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign and the...

Turkey's ruling party wants Istanbul election voided, redone

Apr. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's commercial hub continued. The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, filed its "extraordinary objection" to the...

Polish govt says it can't meet pay demand of teacher strike

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide strike of Poland's public school teachers entered its second week Monday with the right-wing government, which is paying generous benefits to pensioners and other targeted groups, saying it doesn't have money to meet teachers' pay demands. Teachers are demanding a 30%...

Final Israeli election results boost Netanyahu's lead

Apr. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A final count of election ballots on Thursday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party an additional seat in parliament, making it the largest faction in the Knesset and punctuating the Israeli leader's victory. The results released by Israel's central election commission...

3rd Georgia state House election yields same results

Apr. 9, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Third time's a charm. At least that's what frustrated voters in one Georgia House district are hoping after two previous elections were thrown out by a judge. Unofficial results on Tuesday showed Chris Erwin beating Dan Gasaway for a third time in the Republican primary for a state House...

Critics say new voting system planned for Georgia is flawed

Apr. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's outdated voting system told a judge on Tuesday that a new system outlined by lawmakers has many of the same fundamental flaws and is unconstitutional. A law signed last week by Gov. Brian Kemp provides specifications for a new voting system. Bids are due later this...

Trump welcomes Egypt's president to White House

Apr. 9, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said trade and military issues topped the agenda as he welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi to the White House on Tuesday for a second official visit. Trump, speaking to reporters at the top of the meeting, did not mention human rights as a topic for...