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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EST

Where the 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...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Feb. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 21 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is...

Opposition mounts against Texas governor's election chief

Feb. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Opposition intensified Thursday against Texas' new election chief as a key lawmaker said he won't back Gov. Greg Abbott's nominee, who called into question the U.S. citizenship of 95,000 voters using faulty data. A Senate committee punted on advancing Secretary of State David Whitley's...

Oklahoma governor appoints Keating, Brurud to cabinet

Feb. 21, 2019 12:03 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has filled two positions in his executive cabinet, including Chip Keating as secretary of public safety and Brian Brurud as secretary of veterans affairs and the military. Stitt, a Republican who was sworn in last month, made the appointments Thursday. Both...

Hattiesburg ex-mayor DuPree running for secretary of state

Feb. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former mayor who was the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor in 2011 is now running for secretary of state. Johnny DuPree told the Clarion Ledger that election reform is his top issue. DuPree, 65, was Hattiesburg mayor from 2001 to 2017. He has also been a school board...

Evers won't propose new prison as part of overhaul

Feb. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he won't call for building a new adult prison in the Green Bay area, while his pick to lead the state Corrections Department assured lawmakers that the Democrat's administration was moving as quickly as possible to shut down the state's troubled...

The Latest: DOT leader says transportation system declining

Feb. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on state Senate confirmation hearings for Wisconsin Corrections Secretary-designee Kevin Carr and Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the state Department of Transportation says that "by every measure...

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

Feb. 20, 2019 2:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday reached a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections. Netanyahu's Likud party announced it would reserve the 28th spot on its parliamentary list...

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Feb. 19, 2019 11:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department's chief operating...

Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil

Feb. 19, 2019 6:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela's capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they've gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body...