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The Latest: Report includes all of Trump's written responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report includes President Donald Trump's written responses submitted in the Russia probe. Trump's responses are being released by...

America about to see Mueller report; Barr gets in first word

Apr. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America is getting some Trump-Russia answers straight from Robert Mueller. But first: Another declaration of "no collusion" by President Donald Trump's attorney general. Eager to get in a last word ahead of the public release of the special counsel's...

Arkansas congressman's son sentenced to 9 years in prison

Apr. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The son of an Arkansas congressman has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs and weapons charges. James Phillip Womack was sentenced last week in northwest Arkansas. The 31-year-old is the son of Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who represents northwest...

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler requests that special counsel Robert Mueller testify to panel 'no later than May 23'

Apr. 18, 2019 10:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Nadler requests that special counsel Robert Mueller testify to panel 'no later than May 23' .

Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of Mueller's Russia report at 11 a.m.

Apr. 18, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of Mueller's Russia report at 11 a.m. .

US reps hold hearing on voting rights in North Carolina

Apr. 18, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

WELDON, N.C. (AP) — Members of Congress want to hear about barriers to the ballot in North Carolina before Democrats in Washington propose changes later this year. A U.S. House subcommittee conducts a field hearing on Thursday in the Halifax County town of Weldon. U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield of North...

Isner, Boyd running for Democratic Party chair

Apr. 18, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two former candidates are challenging Nancy Worley to lead the Alabama Democratic Party. Former congressional challenger Tabitha Isner announced Wednesday that she is running for party chairwoman. Isner waged an aggressive but unsuccessful challenge last year against Republican Rep....

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

President who cried wolf? Real border alarms now seem hollow

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump insisted last year that America's southern border was in crisis, his warnings landed with a thud. Making unverified claims about "unknown Middle Easterners" and prayer rugs found by ranchers, Trump drew eye rolls from Democrats and many others, who derided his...

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...