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Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

May. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ALICE, Texas (AP) — An Alabama inmate serving a life sentence for robbery has been indicted in the 1974 fatal shooting of a Texas police officer. Prosecutors joined police in Alice, Texas, on Tuesday to announce the May 10 indictment of Roberto Lopez on a capital murder count. Officer Matthew Murphy was...

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple in a decision that undercuts a key part of its business. The decision vindicates the U.S. Federal Trade Commission two years after it filed...

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits

May. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state's participation in such actions would...

Insanity case begins for man accused of killing 5 kids in SC

May. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The prosecution has rested its case in the death penalty trial of a South Carolina father charged with killing his five young children. Timothy Jones Jr.'s lawyers then started their case Wednesday morning to show their client is not guilty by reason of insanity. Their first witness...

Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The fraud charges were made public Wednesday...

NC judge dismisses libel case against Project Veritas

May. 22, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit claiming a North Carolina woman was libeled by a conservative group that produces "sting" videos intended to embarrass liberal organizations and media outfits. U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger on Wednesday stopped the trial against Project...

Mnuchin says he was unaware of IRS memo on tax returns

May. 22, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he has no idea who wrote a confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo that says that tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president asserts executive privilege. Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee,...

Suit tossed over death of North Dakota man turned informant

May. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a North Dakota college student who say their son was killed after being pressured into becoming an informant for drug investigators. The body of 20-year-old Andrew Sadek was recovered from the Red River in June...