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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

Apr. 20, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

Apr. 20, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea. That's according to a new poll from The Associated...

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Apr. 20, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 20, 2018 6:05 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF TOLD THE FORMER FBI DIRECTOR James Comey's memos reveal, among other things, that President Trump asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from...

Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Apr. 20, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S....

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

Apr. 20, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. U.S. District Judge James Otero is set to hear arguments Friday morning about whether to delay Stormy Daniels' case...

EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

Apr. 20, 2018 1:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before...

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire as 4th border protest begins

Apr. 20, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza man was killed on Friday by Israeli troops firing from across the strip's border, health officials said, as hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the frontier for the fourth weekly protest. In one area, several dozen Palestinians moved toward the border fence. Some threw...

'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home

Apr. 20, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life. His wife is stuck in war-torn Yemen after his yearslong effort to bring her to the U.S. ended last month with a few phrases on a letter from an embassy....

As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

Apr. 20, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician...

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Key findings in analysis of memoir of a Jew raised Catholic

Apr. 20, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The case of Edgardo Mortara has roiled Catholic-Jewish relations ever since the 6-year-old Jewish boy was taken from his home in Bologna by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised a Catholic. The move was ordered after church authorities learned he had been secretly baptized....

Man arrested after bottle attack on woman in German subway

Apr. 20, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a young woman in the western city of Essen that was caught on video last week. Footage from a surveillance camera shows a man smashing a bottle over the 17-year-old victim's head and then grabbing her from behind. In...

Correction: Israel at 70 story

Apr. 20, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story on April 18 and April 19 about Israel's 70th independence day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Israel's founding document described the country as a "light unto the nations." While the biblical phrase has been widely used by leaders, it does not appear in the...

Case of Jewish boy taken by pope flares over doctored memoir

Apr. 20, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It's an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized. Now the case has reared its head again,...

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem

Apr. 20, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president and the country's foreign minister on Friday downplayed a statement from the leader of Romania's ruling party that the country was ready to soon join the U.S. and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Liviu Dragnea, the chairman of the Social Democratic...

Deputies shot through restaurant window; sheriff blames hate

Apr. 20, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Florida sheriff's deputies were shot dead through the window of a Chinese restaurant by a man who then killed himself. The shooter was identified as a man from a small town just up the road from the restaurant, and his motive wasn't immediately known, but the...

Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

Apr. 20, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio...

Stock markets steady, oil slips after Trump slams OPEC

Apr. 20, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Friday amid worries over trade and after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. Futures for crude oil fell after U.S. President Donald Trump slammed OPEC for keeping prices high. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond looting

Apr. 20, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is summoning former leader Robert Mugabe to explain past comments on alleged diamond looting — the first time a public institution has called him to account for such claims made during his 37-year rule. Mugabe, who resigned in November...

Man arrested in robbery shooting death in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police say DNA analysis has led to the arrest of a suspect in a 2016 robbery shooting death in South Carolina. Media outlets reported that Gary Brisbane of Charleston was arrested this week and charged with murder and armed robbery. Police say 39-year-old Edward Jones of North...