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Nation awaits key findings as Mueller wraps up Russia probe

Mar. 23, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. Even with the details...

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Mar. 23, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. After...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

In a plain envelope, a monumental message: Mueller's done

Mar. 23, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building. Without being...

Battle over Mueller report to be pressed by Democrats

Mar. 23, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not....

Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

Mar. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday's news that special...

Teen's mom on cop's acquittal: 'Hope that man never sleeps'

Mar. 23, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Mar. 23, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The chief of Ethiopian Airlines says the warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday that...

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

Mar. 23, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on matters stretching from McCain's school days to his funeral,...

Odd surprise, lots of top NBA talent left in NCAA Tournament

Mar. 23, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It shouldn't come as a surprise that this spring's NBA draft will feature lots of good players from lots of good college teams. Or maybe it should. As the numbers from recent seasons show, the path to the upper reaches of the NBA lottery does not always intersect with the road to the...

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French yellow vests protest in Paris amid tighter security

Mar. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vest demonstrators were marching through Paris on Saturday as authorities enforced bans on protests in certain areas and displayed enhanced security measures to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in the capital. The crowd gathered peacefully Saturday at...

Seaside man's murder convictions overturned

Mar. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the murder convictions of a Seaside man who was found guilty of killing his girlfriend's toddler, ruling that bite-mark testimony should not have been allowed as evidence at his trial. The Daily Astorian reports Randy Roden was sentenced to...

Off-duty Chicago cop killed while sitting in car

Mar. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old off-duty Chicago officer has died after being repeatedly shot while sitting in a parked car. The man was one of four people in the car early Saturday. Another man was injured. Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio says two attackers fled on foot. He says no words were...

Show focused on black fans, athletes finds SiriusXM home

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from the marketplace. "At the time, there were no national syndicated sports radio shows with two African-American male hosts," Robinson...

Georgia's legislative session nears end

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's legislative session is almost over. Friday was legislative day 35 of 40. With just a few days left, lawmakers are working quickly to push through high-profile bills. The week saw movement on bills that would authorize Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver and allow...

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Mar. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister...

Mississippi driver's license process: Long lines, long wait

Mar. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Getting a new driver's license in Mississippi can be a multiday ordeal with long lines at Department of Public Safety stations that are short-staffed. "It's just a mess, having to wait in line like this," said 18-year-old Stuart Allen of Raymond, who was back at a station outside Pearl...

Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

Mar. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the...

Miami University president calls hazing report "deplorable"

Mar. 23, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio has suspended a fraternity over what the school's president says is a "brutal and deplorable" report of hazing. Miami University says a decision about the future of Delta Tau Delta will be made once a full investigation is finished. University President Gregory...

New group aims to connect black drinkers, bourbon distillers

Mar. 23, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In his Lexington office, Robert Beatty pulls up a spreadsheet filled with names and contact information. "We just did a roster update, and we're sitting over 55 members currently," Beatty said. "So we are really excited about that." That's 55 active members of the newly-formed...