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Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Jan. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia probe has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the last 20 months could end up disappointed. Attorney General nominee William Barr, who will...

Historic Guatemalan anti-corruption battle endangered

Jan. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A decade-long, U.N.-assisted anti-corruption effort that brought down a president faced extinction after the Guatemalan government ended the agreement, drawing condemnation Tuesday from transparency and rights groups. The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the...

MLB, union, Cuba reach deal for players to sign

Dec. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement, which...

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

Dec. 11, 2018 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided...

Former Attorney General William Barr may get old job again

Dec. 7, 2018 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, two people familiar with the president's selection process said Thursday. The appointment of a new attorney general would come at...