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  • Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The officials say the charges relate to related to a former actress, Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein assaulted her in his New York offices in 2004. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was expected to turn himself in to police Friday morning to face charges involving an aspiring actress who said he forced her to perform oral sex on him, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. It would be the first criminal case against Weinstein to come out of the barrage ...
  • Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support ...
  • Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefing on Russia probe Mueller 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials Thursday as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation “spygate.” In recent days, he has been zeroing ...
  • Security troops on US nuclear missile base took LSD FILE - This May 13, 2005, file photo, shows three types of missiles that flank the main gate of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Inside an Air Force unit entrusted to protect nuclear missiles, a drug ring operated undetected for nearly a year. Documents obtained by The Associated Press reveal at least six airmen were buying, distributing or using the illegal hallucinogen, LSD. (AP Photo/Robert W. Black, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show they bought, distributed and used ...
  • No immigration deal unless ‘real wall,’ good security FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, a protester holds a sign at a rally at Metropolitan State University after President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal a program protecting young immigrants from deportation in Denver. Colleges and universities nationwide are stepping up efforts to help the students who are often called “Dreamers,” after the Trump administration announced plans last week to end that federal program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (AP Photo/Tatiana Flowers, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn’t include “a real wall” along the Mexican border and “very strong border security.” Moderates House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. But Trump tells “Fox & Friends” that unless any ...
  • Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to ‘SPYGATE’ trump-mueller 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a “MAJOR spy scandal” over their use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump’s campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. “SPYGATE could be one of the ...
  • Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike Las Vagas Health LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city’s world-famous resorts. About 25,000 members of the Culinary ...
  • ELECTION 2018: Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams smiles as she speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary victory Tuesday that made her the first black nominee and first female nominee for ...
  • Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on In this May 19, 2018 photo, lava erupts inside Leilani Estates near  Pahoa, Hawaii. As lava flows have grown more vigorous in recent days,  there’s concern more homes may burn and more evacuations may be ordered.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island. That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn’t been able to stay at his house since. “It’s disconcerting not being home, being displaced,” Arends said. “I’m ...
  • Corruption White House: The princes, the president and the fortune seekers FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims he later met with Mohammed bin Salman, who by then had been elevated to crown prince, and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Evan WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to ...
  • Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe FBI Director Wray WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that ...
  • Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) ATLANTA (AP) — Four states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March. Some noteworthy story lines: IN THIS #METOO MIDTERM, A BIG DAY FOR WOMEN Texans will settle an all-female congressional ...
  • Trump to DOJ: Investigate whether FBI infiltrated campaign Trump-Mueller-01 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 concluded by September. Trump tweeted Sunday: “I hereby demand, and will do ...
  • Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud Steam rises as lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) 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 from the toxic ...
  • Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce chinatariff 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 Sunday. After high-level talks Thursday and ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Houston-area media reporting fatalities from school shooting In this image taken from video emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (KTRK-TV) SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a local high school Friday morning. Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials following the shooting at Santa Fe High School, which went on lockdown around ...
  • Manafort’s ex-son-in-law talking with Mueller’s team Mueller 3WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law says he has been so busy with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that he’s been unable to keep up with his other legal issues, according to a court filing and a lawyer involved in a civil lawsuit against him. The confirmation of Jeffrey Yohai’s extensive involvement with Mueller’s ongoing ...
  • White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — A West Wing aide’s morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has not yielded widespread White House soul-searching. Instead, it has led to a push to fire those responsible for leaking that story and others that have bedeviled President Donald Trump’s administration. Nearly a week after Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opinion on ...
  • CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the vote for Haspel, as support from red-state senators facing re-election is bumping up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids who reject of the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. (AP Photo) WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. Thursday’s 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest for a CIA ...
  • Light coats of gritty ash fall near erupting Hawaii volcano People watch as ash rises from the summit crater of Kilauea volcano, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Volcano, Hawaii. The volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday shortly after 4 a.m. with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town. (AP Photo/ VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities handed out around 2,000 masks for protection as people living near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano braced for pulverized rock, glass and crystal to rain down after an explosive eruption at the peak’s summit. Lindsey Magnani, her fiance Elroy Rodrigues and their two children picked up masks for their family Thursday afternoon at ...
  • The year of Mueller: 12 months in, here’s what we’ve learned trump-mueller 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The 12 months since have yielded a flurry of criminal indictments and guilty pleas, tense court appearances, ...
  • US has daunting to-do list to prepare for NKorea summit Trump 050818 WASHINGTON (AP) — Who sits where? What’s on the agenda? Will they eat together? What’s the security plan? President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month’s expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s plan to meet with Kim may have come as ...
  • Quakes damage roads as ash spews from Hawaii volcano This Wednesday, May 16, 2018, image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava spattering from an area between active Fissures 16 and 20 photographed at 8:20 a.m. HST, on the lower east rift of the Kilauea volcano, near Pahoa, Hawaii. Plumes range from 1 to 2 kilometers (3,000 to 6,000 feet) above the ground. Officials say some vents formed by Kilauea volcano are releasing such high levels of sulfur dioxide that the gas poses an immediate danger to anyone nearby. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Earthquakes were damaging roads and buildings on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from Kilauea volcano. The strongest shaking was recorded around 8:30 a.m., measured as a 4.4-magnitude earthquake. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about three feet (90 centimeters), as the threat of a strong, explosive ...
  • Senate backs effort to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules From left, Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., leave a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, after the Senate passed a resolution to reverse the FCC decision to end net neutrality. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure Wednesday intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable. Republicans on the short end of the 52-47 vote described the effort to reinstate “net neutrality” rules ...
  • Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort A court artist drawing shows President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, center standing and Manafort’s business associate, Rick Gates, in federal court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. Seated at front left is Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing. Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty following their arrest on charges related to conspiracy against the United States and other felonies. The charges are the first from the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. (Dana Verkouteren via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision was a setback for Manafort in his defense against charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent ...
Colleen Long, an Associated Press reporter who has closely followed the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case, says the grand jury is still hearing evidence and will vote in the coming weeks on whether to indict Weinstein. (May 25) [...]
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President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military." (May 25) [...]
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At a McDonald's in St. Augustine, Florida, a man ranted against a group of Muslim students from Egypt. He also pulled a knife and stun gun. [...]
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President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military." (May 25) [...]
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Colleen Long, an Associated Press reporter who has closely followed the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case, says the grand jury is still hearing evidence and will vote in the coming weeks on whether to indict Weinstein. (May 25) [...]
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President Donald Trump addressed the 2018 graduates of the United States Naval Academy Friday, telling them the military rebuilding has begun and they are now leaders in the "most powerful and righteous force on the planet." (May 25) [...]
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Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says he believes the movie mogul will ultimately be exonerated of rape and other sex charges against him in New York. (May 25) [...]
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Oxycodone was just one of several pharmaceutical and personal care product compounds found in the mussel tissue, according to biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. [...]
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On Memorial Day, most government offices and a host of other business will be closed to honor military men and women who have died in service. This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 28. Why is it a holiday? Will mail be delivered? This is what's open and closed. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
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Working for President Trump is “almost an impossible task.” That's reportedly what Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said about her role in the Trump cabinet. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. [...]
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The school shooting in Noblesville, Indiana, was at least the 21st incident of 2018 in which someone was injured with a firearm on the campus of an American school. [...]
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Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says he believes the movie mogul will ultimately be exonerated of rape and other sex charges against him in New York. (May 25) [...]
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Harvey Weinstein has been arraigned on rape, criminal sex act and other charges stemming from encounters with two women. (May 25) [...]
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The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed, the National Hurricane Center said. Subtropical Storm Alberto formed Friday morning and is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula. The storm will dump heavy rain across much of the Southeast through the Memorial Day weekend. [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
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After a man opened fire inside Louie's Grill & Bar restaurant in Oklahoma City, a handgun-carrying bystander shot him dead in the parking lot. [...]
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The woman who was infamously outed as a white woman after pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
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From volcanic smog and acid rain to lava mixed with haze and now blue flames, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is a hotbed of scientific marvels. The blue flames were spotted this week in the Lelani Estates neighborhood of the Big Island, which has been at the epicenter of the worst destruction. [...]
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Days after a wolf-like creature was fatally shot on a ranch in Denton, Montana, officials are still unable to determine what type of animal it is. [...]
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers created a pill-sized electronic capsule that can be swallowed. The hope is it can be used by humans to see if they have disease or conditions in the gastrointestinal tract. [...]
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