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In wake of Mueller report, Congress mulls next steps

Apr. 19, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

Apr. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller's report...

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

Apr. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday it plans...

Andy Beshear touts expanded gambling as way to fund pensions

Apr. 18, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Promoting an issue his father unsuccessfully championed as governor, Democrat Andy Beshear said Thursday he wants to expand gambling in Kentucky and use the proceeds to help fund the state's struggling public pension systems. Beshear, one of four Democrats seeking their party's...

Nevada Democrats fail to move forward on death penalty ban

Apr. 18, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Opponents of capital punishment began the Nevada legislative session bolstered by the governor's general disapproval of the death penalty. But two bills that would have banned the punishment didn't receive hearings and failed last week due to a legislative deadline. Political...

Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

Apr. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the...

North Carolina Gov. Cooper vetoes 'born-alive' legislation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive. Cooper announced his decision two days after the General...

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...

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....

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...