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Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

Feb. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," McCabe, who was fired last year by the FBI,...

North Dakota GOP lawmaker reaches plea deal on DUI charge

Feb. 18, 2019 10:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from eastern North Dakota has had a drunken driving charge dropped after a plea deal with prosecutors. KFGO radio reports Rep. Craig Headland, of Montpelier, was arrested in October on Interstate 94 in Stutsman County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says...

Democratic candidates spend holiday in New Hampshire, Iowa

Feb. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are closing out the holiday weekend on the campaign trail, with stops planned across states key to securing their party's nomination. Three candidates on Monday are crisscrossing New Hampshire, home to the nation's first presidential primary. Sens. Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah)...

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Feb. 18, 2019 10:19 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening in Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations. People began lining up to buy food, water and gas and public transportation resumed on Monday in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Crews were clearing barricaded...

Arkansas governor set to sign teacher pay raise legislation

Feb. 18, 2019 10:15 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to sign into law a bill that would raise the minimum for teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four years. The governor's office says the Republican governor will sign the bill at 2 p.m. Monday at the state Department of...

Report: Honda to shut UK plant, imperiling 3,500 jobs

Feb. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Honda will close a car factory in western England with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs, British media and a local lawmaker said Monday, in another blow to a British economy made jittery by Brexit. Sky News said the Japanese carmaker is to announce Tuesday that the Swindon plant will close in...

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Feb. 18, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain's major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and...

Million-selling 'Questioneers' team readies new picture book

Feb. 18, 2019 9:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The million-selling "Questioneers" team of author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts has an Election Day special planned. Abrams Children's Books announced Monday that "Sofia Valdez, Future Prez" will come out November 5. The picture book tells the story of Sofia Valdez, a...

The Latest: Aid group says 62 die fleeing IS in Syria

Feb. 18, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The International Rescue Committee says more than 60 people have died in recent weeks after making their way out of the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. Spokesman Paul Donohoe says exhaustion and...

Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment

Feb. 18, 2019 9:45 AM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well. "Honestly I'm so tensed and scared," one typed. "I feel like crying. This is so touching," another wrote. "What we are about to do is the beginning of an era,"...