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The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

May. 22, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the...

Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

May. 22, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement...

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

May. 22, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger. State media unleashed three strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for the maneuvers and...

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

May. 22, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her job and...

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

May. 22, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, died at his secluded island home off the Maine coast having never found the type of lasting love that was celebrated by thousands through his iconic work. The artist's endearing image of LOVE is instantly recognizable...

Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

May. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday. A statement of probable cause dated Tuesday identified the suspect as Dawnta Anthony...

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

May. 22, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday she was unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community said in a January 2017 assessment that Russia had tried to influence...

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

May. 22, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March. Some noteworthy story lines: IN THIS #METOO MIDTERM, A BIG DAY FOR...

Palestinian plea to ICC could speed up war crime probe

May. 22, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinians on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to open an immediate investigation into Israeli practices in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip — setting off a process that they hope will culminate with war crimes accusations against Israeli leaders. The...

APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

May. 22, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis —...

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Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

May. 22, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Trump's lawyers filed notice late Monday that they're asking the state Court of Appeals to freeze Summer Zervos' suit...

Ohio House delays vote on successor to speaker who resigned

May. 22, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Republicans in Ohio again brought their decision on former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's successor to a halt, calling off a scheduled vote that's needed before any more laws can be made. The official reason for canceling Tuesday's vote on an interim speaker was too few...

NY lawmakers to pick successor to disgraced attorney general

May. 22, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Legislature plans to hold a joint session to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position left vacant when Erie Schneiderman resigned earlier this month. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has announced that the Democrat-controlled Assembly and...

California appeals to defend law allowing life-ending drugs

May. 22, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general has appealed a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked for a stay and reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved...

Man convicted in Colorado Springs gang rape of 13-year-old

May. 22, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 21-year-old man faces a possible life sentence after being found guilty in the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in Colorado Springs. A jury found Jacolby Hasan Williams guilty of two counts of sexual assault Monday. Williams and five others were accused of picking her up at...

Nye County sheriff's deputy stable, serious after hit by car

May. 22, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — A Nye County sheriff's deputy was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while responding to a vehicle fire on a highway in Tonopah. Nye County Sgt. Adam Tippets said Sgt. Duane Downing was in serious but stable condition Tuesday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He...

Kansas justices express doubt about school funding hike

May. 22, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Four of the Kansas Supreme Court's seven justices expressed skepticism Tuesday that the Legislature and governor raised school funding sufficiently in the short term to comply with a constitutional requirement to provide a suitable education for every child. The court heard arguments on...

Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup on rural Wasilla road

May. 22, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — A 43-year-old Anchorage man was struck and killed as he walked along a rural Wasilla road. Alaska State Troopers say Frank McMillen died early Sunday afternoon at .7 Mile Point Mackenzie Road when he was struck by a pickup. The truck was driven by 57-year-old Mark Brouillet of...

Detectives investigating woman's death in downtown Portland

May. 22, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found on a sidewalk in downtown Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded late Monday to a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk. They provided first aid to no avail. Police have released few...

Statehouse bicentennial includes limited-edition beer

May. 22, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Beer brewed from a 200-year-old recipe will be served outside the New Hampshire Statehouse as part of the building's bicentennial celebration. The building opened in June 1819, but the golden eagle was put atop the dome about a year earlier in July 1818. To mark that occasion, a...