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In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

Apr. 20, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Apr. 19, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S....

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Apr. 20, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity...

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

Apr. 20, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state's largest teacher membership group said...

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

Apr. 19, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. The real estate company issued a statement saying it has "nothing to hide...

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

Apr. 19, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. Just as it has done every year since the April 20, 1999, shooting killed 12...

Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Apr. 20, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources. The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed by the...

Cosby lawyers want jurors to hear from accuser's confidante

Apr. 20, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand's confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but they're having trouble getting the woman to cooperate. Sheri Williams isn't responding to...

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

Apr. 19, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician...

The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

Apr. 20, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions together. Trump says the memos "'show clearly that there was NO...

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Plane skids off runway, shutting down Nepal's airport

Apr. 20, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's only international airport remained closed Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu said no one was injured when a Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded to the grassy area at the end of...

The Latest: Arizona House Democrats support walkout vote

Apr. 20, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona teachers protesting for higher pay and increased school funding (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Arizona House Democratic Leader Rebecca Rios released a statement supporting the planned teacher walkout. Rios called the walkout "brave and righteous." Arizona teachers voted...

Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

Apr. 20, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m. at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S. Marshals Service said...

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

Apr. 20, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-old wife,...

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

Apr. 20, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...

Cosby lawyers want jurors to hear from accuser's confidante

Apr. 20, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand's confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but they're having trouble getting the woman to cooperate. Sheri Williams isn't responding to...

ZTE protests 'unfair' US penalty, says it's seeking solution

Apr. 20, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn't accept an "unfair" U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking a solution through legal channels. The Commerce Department on Monday barred the state-owned company from importing...

Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

Apr. 20, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Apr. 20, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

A South Korean soldier stands outside Peace House in the Demilitarized Zone, the venue for the summit next week between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Flowers were planted in the shape of the Korean Peninsula on the lawn of Seoul Plaza in South Korea's capital to wish for...

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Apr. 20, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity...