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Russian ex-minister arrested on fraud charges

Mar. 26, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state investigative agency says that a former government minister has been arrested on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that Mikhail Abyzov is accused of presiding over a criminal group that embezzled funds belonging to two energy companies in Siberia and...

Police search for suspects in shooting at hotel

Mar. 26, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Police are searching for one or more suspects in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston. Police say they initially responded to a reported "active shooter" situation at the Crown Plaza in Natick around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The hotel was evacuated while authorities searched...

The Latest: Prosecutor: 'This was not an exoneration'

Mar. 26, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Prosecutors says a stunning decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett doesn't mean they no longer believe he staged a racial and homophobic attack against him in January. First Assistant State's...

Murder, DUI counts added in crash that killed 3

Mar. 26, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A driver arrested after a south Philadelphia crash that killed three people, including two members of a Mummers organization, is now facing third-degree murder charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Keith Campbell was originally charged with vehicular homicide and aggravated assault after the...

Spain: FBI was offered stolen data from NKorea embassy raid

Mar. 26, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group that allegedly led a mysterious attack on the North Korean Embassy in February before offering data stolen during the raid to the FBI. National Court judge Jose de la Mata on Tuesday lifted...

Prosecutors abandon criminal case against Jussie Smollett

Mar. 26, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In an astonishing reversal, prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago. The mayor and police...

The Latest: Israel warns Hamas against further attacks

Mar. 26, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador is warning Gaza's Hamas rulers that if attacks against Israel continue Hamas leaders will face the "might" of the Israeli military and "be buried in the tunnels of Gaza." Danny Danon told...

Oklahoma City Council settles suit of ex-cop for $25K

Mar. 26, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $25,000 settlement in an excessive force lawsuit against a former police officer who is serving a 236-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses. City Clerk Frances Kersey says the council unanimously voted Tuesday to settle the case...

Trump takes victory lap; Dems still seek full Mueller report

Mar. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats demanded the release of Robert Mueller's full report and intensified their focus on health care and other policy disputes. The Affordable Care...

The Latest: Tomlin tackles losses of Bell, Brown

Mar. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT): 3:10 p.m. Rarely do coaches look back. That's especially true when the recent past is kind of ugly. So Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin isn't spending a lot of time reflecting on losing star running back Le'Veon Bell to the Jets in free...