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Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

May. 24, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come...

Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

May. 24, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe. The emotional...

The Latest: Singapore regrets cancellation of US-NK summit

May. 24, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Singapore says it regrets the cancellation of the summit that was to be held there next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump on...

The Latest: House lawyer chastises attorney for Greitens

May. 24, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 8:40 p.m. An attorney for a Missouri House investigatory panel says a lawyer for Gov. Eric Greitens has impugned the integrity of the House in an attempt to divert attention from an investigation...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump's...

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

May. 24, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special House...

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

May. 24, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called "regrettable" while still holding out hope for "peace and stability." In a letter to Kim...

Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

May. 24, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New Jersey...

Democrat says Trump Jr. may have lied to Senate committee

May. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator said Thursday he's concerned that President Donald Trump's eldest son may have lied to Congress about his knowledge of foreign assistance offered to the Trump campaign. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware cited Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony on Sept. 7 to the Senate Judiciary...

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

May. 24, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations could impact the party's efforts to coalesce behind the eventual nominee and regain power in a state that has moved sharply to the right in recent years. Nate Boulton, a Des Moines...