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Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

Feb. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 19, 2019 12:19 AM EST

Where 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 also plays a central role in a...

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Feb. 18, 2019 11:05 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by billionaire Richard Branson, a backer of opposition leader Juan...

Coal dust turns white snow black in Siberian town

Feb. 18, 2019 4:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian coal mining town has gotten a blanket of black snow, a regular occurrence in the region known for high industrial pollution levels. The snow in the town of Prokopyevsk, darkened by coal dust, was featured in Sunday's Russian state TV report. Black snow also has been seen in the...

Trump lashes out at key officials involved in Russia probe

Feb. 18, 2019 3:34 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday, McCabe described Rosenstein as...

Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

Feb. 18, 2019 2:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the...

Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Feb. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral. Workmen were seen removing the flag early Sunday from scaffolding on the side of Salisbury Cathedral....

Today in History

Feb. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2019. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1864, during the Civil War, the Union ship USS Housatonic was rammed and sunk in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, by the Confederate hand-cranked submarine HL Hunley in...

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down...

Tretiakov wins World Cup race, takes over points lead

Feb. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia's Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men's skeleton race Saturday. Tretiakov finished in 1 minute, 47.19 seconds. Latvia's Martins Dukurs was second in 1:47.33 and South Korea's Yun Sungbin was third in 1:47.44. Tretiakov moved into...