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Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Sep. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling outrage at the...

Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

Sep. 17, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn's involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to...

Special counsel asks judge to set sentencing date for ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in Russia probe

Sep. 17, 2018 4:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel asks judge to set sentencing date for ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in Russia probe.

FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

Sep. 16, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government's disaster relief agency says he has no intention of stepping aside, especially during Florence, despite being under investigation by a federal watchdog. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long says, "I'm here to serve my country every day....

US mechanic denies lying to agents in terrorism probe

Sep. 13, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An automobile mechanic has been charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating his shipments of medical supplies to his native Pakistan. Farheed Ahmed Khan, 60, of Manchester, was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 6 on one count of making a false statement in a terrorism...

FEMA head denies intentionally misusing federal vehicles

Sep. 13, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government's disaster relief agency said Thursday he never intentionally misused federal vehicles, following a report he was under investigation by the Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog. Brock Long discussed the investigation, first reported by Politico, at...

Indonesian court rules militant guilty of terrorism

Sep. 13, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant on Thursday to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in preparation for a terrorist attack. Wawan Kurniawan was arrested along with four other militants last October by the anti-terror squad in...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Sep. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of...

US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

Sep. 12, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator's claim that nearly $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement. Sen. Jeff Merkley's claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward the...