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Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign

May. 21, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be...

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

May. 21, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 21, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP 'DEMANDS' DOJ INVESTIGATE FBI In response, the Justice Department asks its inspector general to expand an existing investigation into the Russia probe by examining whether there was any improper...

A crisis intensifies: Addiction lands more women behind bars

May. 21, 2018 7:00 AM EDT

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video. "Hi, Mommy," 10-year-old Robby says to...

Despite fatwa, transgender people in Iran face harassment

May. 21, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother's balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying, judging eyes on the street. Nahal recalled how she had hardly started high...

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

May. 21, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole again. Then she crept down the hallway, toward the front porch where she stood the morning before to watch...

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

May. 21, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away...

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

May. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. Expect...

Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

May. 21, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. "We are putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said...

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

May. 20, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the awards, opened the...

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Software to allow sex assault victims to track test results

May. 21, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials say sexual assault victims will be able to track test results in their cases using software being developed by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports officials hope to begin testing it this summer. Department director Linda Jackson...

Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in Vermont

May. 21, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods in Vermont's Green Mountains. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday only the pilot was on board and state police said that person was believed to be dead. Police had been...

School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

May. 21, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high...

3 killed in 7 hours in Baton Rouge

May. 21, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three people died in a string of deadly shootings that occurred within about seven hours in Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge. Police say a 20-year-old man was shot to death around 3 p.m. Sunday in a car wash parking lot near an elementary school. The Advocate reports a 40-year-old...

Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years

May. 21, 2018 9:01 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years.

After $1.5B overhaul, new Goethals Bridge open on both sides

May. 21, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Goethals (GAH'-thuhlz) Bridge between New York and New Jersey is now open in both directions after a five-year, $1.5 billion overhaul. The Staten Island Advance says traffic moved smoothly during the Monday morning rush-hour. The westbound side was opened Sunday night. The eastbound...

The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

May. 21, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 8:55 a.m. The Trump administration and China are injecting a note of caution after declaring a temporary truce on trade. U.S. Treasury Security Steven Mnuchin said Monday on CNBC that President Donald Trump is reserving the right to...

Cop's son charged in terror case expected to plead guilty

May. 21, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty. A plea hearing for Alexander Ciccolo (chih-KOH'-loh) will be held in federal court in Springfield Monday. It was not...

UK government does not intend to block Comcast-Sky deal

May. 21, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government says it does not intend to refer U.S. media conglomerate Comcast's 22 billion pound ($30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition authorities, saying the proposed merger doesn't raise concerns on public interest grounds. Culture Secretary Matt...

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

May. 21, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away...