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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 7:34 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...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 22, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PRESSURE INTENSIFIES ON RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to "review" highly classified information from the Russia probe with lawmakers. 2. WHERE ANGRY RHETORIC IS BACK ON THE...

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...

APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

May. 22, 2018 6:04 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 —...

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

May. 22, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America. The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school...

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...

Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

May. 22, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a "historic step" toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an "immediate investigation" into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development was sure to worsen the...

Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

May. 22, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the agency disclosed for the first...

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

May. 22, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the...

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Father indicted after authorities find baby in Oregon woods

May. 22, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The father of a 1-year-old boy who was left in the woods of central Oregon has been indicted on six criminal charges. The Bulletin reports 26-year-old Brandon Blouin was indicted Monday on charges that include abandonment of a child, custodial interference, child neglect and endangering...

Russia adopts bill that could stymie trade with US

May. 22, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Tuesday adopted a wide-ranging bill that could freeze crucial exports to the United States and imports to Russia from the U.S. and other countries. The bill, drafted by leading lawmakers at the State Duma in response to the latest round of U.S. sanctions, lays out a...

Teen arrested after slaying of Maryland police officer

May. 22, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, police said Tuesday on Twitter. The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department tweeted that the teen was arrested shortly after the...

France's Macron says no plan can help suburbs, jobs will

May. 22, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said he won't announce a new plan to fix the country's poor suburbs but rather work on providing more jobs for young people. Macron noted that the first plan to fight French suburbs' poverty was launched forty years ago —the year of his birth—...

NY conference highlights energy affordability

May. 22, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State energy officials are holding a two-day conference focused on making energy affordable to people of all income levels. The Low Income Forum on Energy gets under way Tuesday in Albany. It's hosted by the state Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and...

Markets Right Now: US stocks open broadly higher

May. 22, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as the U.S. and China make more progress on defusing their trade tensions. Automakers rose early Tuesday after China lowered tariffs on autos. Fiat Chrysler gained...

Kansas governor to treat patients at a Wichita free clinic

May. 22, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is a plastic surgeon, plans to treat at least half a dozen patients at a free weekend clinic in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports Colyer will provide service to at least six patients June 2 at the Mayflower Clinic in Wichita. Volunteer physicians and...

Man pronounced dead at hospital after being found in creek

May. 22, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

SUTHERLAND, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was pronounced dead at a hospital after being pulled from a creek in northwest Iowa. Sutherland police say 41-year-old Daniel Wetherell was found underwater at the bottom of Murray Creek early Sunday morning. A vehicle was snagged on a guardrail nearby. Police...

Study: Hawaii lacks access to quality, affordable child care

May. 22, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Child Care Aware of America has released a resource map that shows nearly half of Hawaii's children under the age of 6 lack access to quality, affordable child care. The state has a shortfall of more than 30,000 licensed child care slots, the Star-Advertiser reported Monday. Child Care...

Judge refuses to lower bail for DUI suspect in fatal crash

May. 22, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge refused to lower the bail of a Nevada man who is the suspect in a DUI crash that killed two people. KSNV-TV reports Henry Aparicio appeared before Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Suzan Baucum on Monday, seeking to have the court lower his $500,000 bail. A newly-released arrest...