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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,...

6th-grader arrested after confrontation over pledge

Feb. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation that followed his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. In a statement , Lakeland Police say a school resource officer was alerted to a disturbance created by a...

Napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 murder case

Feb. 18, 2019 9:45 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A businessman is charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin. Jerry Westrom is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old...

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

Feb. 18, 2019 9:29 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French judge has refused to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie portrays French priest...

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

Feb. 18, 2019 9:10 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday on charges of money laundering. The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered Yameen held in custody after prosecutors argued at a hearing that he could attempt to influence...

Donor honors newspaper shooting victims with scholarship

Feb. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $5,000 for college scholarships from the Annapolis Police Department in honor of the five people killed at the Capital Gazette last year, allowing five students to receive $1,000 college scholarships. The five were killed when a gunman burst into the...

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Feb. 18, 2019 8:30 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church leaders, officials said Monday....

Top suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting denies charges

Feb. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The main suspect on trial for the New Year's Eve attack that left 39 people dead in Istanbul has denied being the shooter. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Abdulkadir Masharipov on Monday rejected all charges against him, including membership in a terror group and murder. On Jan....

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

Feb. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at the...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

Feb. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to...