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Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2
Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2

Congressional Democrats intensified their demands on Monday to see the full results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Trump, Russia.

Republicans call for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign, step down from intelligence committee
Republicans call for Rep. Adam Schiff to resign, step down from intelligence committee

Republicans including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. are calling for Rep. Adam Schiff's resignation.

Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces
Large new blackout strikes Venezuelan capital, provinces

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout.

Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi visits France
Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi visits France

Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. The deal between Airbus and China's state buying agency, China Aviation Supplies

McConnell Blocks Resolution Urging That Mueller Report Be Made Public
McConnell Blocks Resolution Urging That Mueller Report Be Made Public

Senator Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a resolution that urged the Justice Department to publicly release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.The Senate majority leader blocked a request by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for unanimous consent on the nonbinding resolution."Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump or not, of what you feel, there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer told his colleagues in a floor speech. "It's a simple request for transparency. Nothing more, nothing less."McConnell argued that "the special counsel and the Justice Department ought to be allowed to finish their work in a professional...

Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public
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  • 2019-03-25 22:02:33Z

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 in favor of making the report public, with no Republican opposition. On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr informed Congress that Mueller had concluded that President Donald Trump's campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's Roots
Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe's Roots

Graham said at a news conference that Attorney General William Barr should appoint a new special counsel to examine why the U.S. government, under Barack Obama, decided to open an investigation into Russian election interference in 2016, and whether it was an excuse to spy on Trump's campaign. "Was it a ruse to get into the Trump campaign?" Graham said at the news conference.

The Latest: Intel panel postpones hearing with Trump adviser
The Latest: Intel panel postpones hearing with Trump adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):

Gerrymandering: Voting rights and redistricting for elections collide at Supreme Court
Gerrymandering: Voting rights and redistricting for elections collide at Supreme Court

The extreme partisanship gripping U.S. politics could be reduced by two cases coming to the Supreme Court that will test Chief Justice John Roberts.

New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas
New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

A new blackout hit many regions in Venezuela including much of Caracas on Monday, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralyzed the country. A Venezuelan newspaper reported that the power was out at Venezuela's main international airport outside Caracas. President Nicolas Maduro's government blamed the outage on an "attack" targeting the country's main hydroelectric plant Guri, which supplies power to 80 percent of Venezuelans.

Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointment
Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointment

Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary chairman, said he would summon attorney general William Barr to testify on Capitol Hill Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary committee chairman, has has announced he will summon the attorney general, William Barr, to testify. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP As Donald Trump declared victory following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, Democrats showed no signs of backing down from the numerous legal questions encircling the president and his associates. The completion of the highly anticipated Mueller report, prompted an intense debate in Washington over how to proceed as Democrats said a summary of its findings by the...

The Latest: Oprah joins Apple streaming service with 2 docs
The Latest: Oprah joins Apple streaming service with 2 docs

Apple says its new subscription TV service will be available this fall. Apple announced the service, Apple TV Plus, at an event Monday in Cupertino, California, where it also showed off upcoming subscriptions for games and news. The streaming service will be free of ads and will be available across Apple devices, some smart TVs and the Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices.

Russia savors Mueller
Russia savors Mueller's report but expects tensions to stay

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia savored an "I told you so" moment Monday after special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow. Government officials also dismissed the extensive evidence uncovered by Mueller of Russian cyber-meddling in the 2016

Trump critic Michael Avenatti arrested in Nike extortion scam: prosecutors
Trump critic Michael Avenatti arrested in Nike extortion scam: prosecutors

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike Inc, federal prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors also charged Avenatti with embezzling an unnamed

Russia accuses US of plotting
Russia accuses US of plotting 'coup' in Venezuela

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday accused the United States of plotting a "coup" against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in a dispute over Russian military assistance for the crisis-hit country. Lavrov said in a statement he had complained of "attempts by Washington to organise a coup d'etat in Venezuela" during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike
Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities said Monday. Avenatti had represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen. CNBC's Dom Chu reports.

Israeli military says it has started bombing Gaza after rocket strike
Israeli military says it has started bombing Gaza after rocket strike

Israel says it is striking 'Hamas terror targets'Rocket strike had destroyed house in Israel, wounding seven Smoke rises above buildings in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip during reported Israeli strikes on Monday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images Israel's military said it had begun striking "Hamas terror targets" across the Gaza Strip, retaliating for an earlier rocket attack that wounded seven people in a neighbourhood north of Tel Aviv. "The [Israeli Defense Forces] has begun striking Hamas terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip," the army said in a statement. Israel's military said its fighter jets attacked multiple targets across the strip, including a five-story...

Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks Greece
Erdogan proposal to make Hagia Sophia a mosque irks Greece

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The Greek government voiced opposition Monday to the suggestion from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Istanbul's Hagia Sophia - a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum - could be reconverted into a mosque.

Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn
Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official
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  • 2019-03-25 16:20:52Z

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed top U.S. Justice Department officials three weeks ago that he would not be reaching a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice during the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a U.S. Justice official said Monday. The decision by Mueller not to reach a determination was "unexpected," the person added, speaking anonymously in order to discuss private conversations involving U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who received the news. ...

Senate Judiciary panel chief wants Barr testimony on Mueller report
Senate Judiciary panel chief wants Barr testimony on Mueller report
  • US
  • 2019-03-25 16:04:23Z

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Senator Lindsey Graham, one of Trump's strongest

NASCAR announcements on qualifying, 2020 schedule coming this week
NASCAR announcements on qualifying, 2020 schedule coming this week

NASCAR could announce 'tweaks' to qualifying later today.

Pence: Gaza attack shows Hamas can
Pence: Gaza attack shows Hamas can't be partner for peace

WASHINGTON (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he was cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. He called it a "criminal attack," and Vice President Mike Pence said the strike was evidence that Hamas militants cannot be a partner

The Latest: May: Not enough support for another Brexit vote
The Latest: May: Not enough support for another Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

Ex-coaches charged in U.S. college admission scandal due in court
Ex-coaches charged in U.S. college admission scandal due in court
  • US
  • 2019-03-25 15:48:18Z

The 12 people are expected to plead not guilty in Boston federal court to charges that they took part in a $25 million conspiracy in which wealthy parents paid for help cheating on admissions exams and to bribe coaches who secured spots for their children in elite universities as fake athletic prospects

Congressional Democrats question AG William Barr's decision that Trump didn't obstruct justice
Congressional Democrats question AG William Barr's decision that Trump didn't obstruct justice

William Barr's determination that President Donald Trump didn't obstruct justice drew immediate scrutiny. The special counsel drew no conclusion.

White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed
White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed
  • US
  • 2019-03-25 15:16:57Z

There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons for any of his associates who have been charged or pleaded guilty as part of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the White House said on Monday. There has been "no discussion that I'

Royal baby name and title odds: the runners and riders for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex
Royal baby name and title odds: the runners and riders for Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex's first child

Last year was one of the most eventful for the Royal family, with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, and the birth of Prince Louis. And while 2019 won't be as jam-packed for the Windsors, there's a whole new reason to celebrate on the horizon - the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child in the spring. As royal watchers in the UK and abroad wait for the latest arrival, speculation is mounting as to what he or she could be called - and whether the Queen will allow the child to become a Prince or Princess.  What names could the couple be considering? The duke and duchess may decide to go with a traditional name like Alice, Mary,...

White House defers on Mueller
White House defers on Mueller's report release, Democrats seek details
  • US
  • 2019-03-25 14:52:09Z

Mueller wrapped up his investigation after nearly two years on Friday and submitted his findings to Attorney General William Barr, who on Sunday released a four-page summary saying there was no evidence of criminal conspiracy between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia in the 2016 election

A dozen defendants head to court Monday in biggest-ever college admissions cheating scandal
A dozen defendants head to court Monday in biggest-ever college admissions cheating scandal

Twelve defendants are set to appear together in federal court in Boston Monday in the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery case.

Joe Maddon is on the hottest of hot seats
Joe Maddon is on the hottest of hot seats

Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic have written a fantastically revealing article about the 2019 Chicago Cubs. The story, on the surface anyway, might be confused for one of those pre-Opening Day team philosophy pieces in which a bunch of players and executives talk about how they need to "go about their business" a better way, focus on the little things and all of that common, cliche-driven material. The whole thing reads like a warning shot from the front office toward the players and coaching staff, with Joe Maddon standing out as a particular subject of rebuke.

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are on a Double Date Vacation in Miami
Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are on a Double Date Vacation in Miami

There's some work being done too, but...

The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020
The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on Sale in Late 2020

Ford gave new details about the retro SUV to dealers at a recent event.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Senate Republicans over planned vote on Green New Deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Senate Republicans over planned vote on Green New Deal

Caldwell Strategic Consulting founder Gianno Caldwell on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the political impact of the Mueller report findings.

'Baby Foot' Makes Your Feet Peel Like a Snake - And It's Amazing

People are going wild for this - but is it safe?

Some Americans cheer Mueller conclusion, others disappointed
Some Americans cheer Mueller conclusion, others disappointed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.

Gaza Rocket Hits Home, Squeezes Netanyahu as Vote Nears
Gaza Rocket Hits Home, Squeezes Netanyahu as Vote Nears

The biggest damage on the eve of elections may have been to Netanyahu's reputation as the guardian of Israel's security, as it was the second attack on Israel's heartland from the Palestinian territory in less than two weeks. Netanyahu, who had traveled to Washington to address a powerful pro-Israel lobby, vowed a strong response. Reserves soldiers were called up, and the army declared closed military zones near the Gaza border.

Dem Rep Defends Premature Collusion Allegations as
Dem Rep Defends Premature Collusion Allegations as 'Completely Valid'

Representative Katie Hill (D., Calif.) defended her colleagues' past assertions of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia on Monday, telling CNN's Alisyn Camerota the claim remains "completely valid" despite special counsel Robert Mueller's failure to produce any evidence to substantiate the charge.Hill was asked whether her Democratic colleagues, including House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, should apologize for asserting without evidence that Trump campaign officials colluded with Russians to sway the election in Trump's favor."I wouldn't say that they need to apologize. They are still stating things that happened in...

The Latest: Americans talk about Mueller report
The Latest: Americans talk about Mueller report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on reaction across America to the first glimpse into the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local):

Pete Buttigieg: 2020 Democratic candidate surges to third place in new poll
Pete Buttigieg: 2020 Democratic candidate surges to third place in new poll

Presidential candidate behind Joe Biden and Bernie SandersPete Buttigieg for president? Long-shot stands out in crowded field South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg won the backing of 11% of likely Iowa Democratic caucus voters. Photograph: Richard Shiro/AP Pete Buttigieg has surged to third place in a new poll of Democratic presidential candidates, ahead of Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Beto'Rourke. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, won the backing of 11% of likely Iowa Democratic caucus voters in an Emerson poll released on Sunday. Joe Biden had 25% support, with Bernie Sanders in second place with 24%. But the performance of Buttigieg, who has impressed in a series of TV...

Democrats Move On to Plan B With Mueller Finding No Collusion
Democrats Move On to Plan B With Mueller Finding No Collusion

"We're going to move forward with our investigations of obstruction of justice, abuses of power, corruption, to defend the rule of law, which is our job," House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Sunday at a news conference in New York.

Women are sharing their experiences of receiving unsolicited advances from men
Women are sharing their experiences of receiving unsolicited advances from men

If you've ever had to pretend to have a boyfriend or husband to get out of an uncomfortable or threatening situation, then you'll know that it can be a terrifying and isolating experience.But, you're not alone and these responses to Jameela Jamil's tweets are proof of that. SEE ALSO: This code word will help you when you feel unsafe on a dateThe star of The Good Place tweeted that she was shopping with a friend when a man made advances at her. She told him she had a boyfriend and thanked him, but the situation quickly escalated into one of harassment. > Was out at the shops with my friend. Man ogles me. Man then approaches me to give me his number. I explain I have a boyfriend but...

Should Adam Schiff step down as House Intelligence Committee Chairman?
Should Adam Schiff step down as House Intelligence Committee Chairman?
  • Tech
  • 2019-03-25 11:13:37Z

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on the political fallout from the Mueller report.

Democrats want to have their say on the Mueller probe
Democrats want to have their say on the Mueller probe

Attorney General William Barr has made his determination about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . Now Democrats want to make their own. The delivery Sunday of Barr's summary to Congress about Mueller's conclusions has opened a new chapter in the battle over the two-year investigation

Israel mobilizes after Gaza rocket attack, escalation looms
Israel mobilizes after Gaza rocket attack, escalation looms

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) - An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.

Analysis: With Mueller report in, nothing's over. But for Trump, everything has changed
Analysis: With Mueller report in, nothing's over. But for Trump, everything has changed

Only highlights of Mueller's report are out, and investigations into Trump continue. But the political landscape has shifted. USA TODAY's analysis.

Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker
Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

The carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this month grounded the worldwide fleet of the aircraft following a crash that killed 157 people. "Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will

The Latest: Israel military mobilizes troops after attack
The Latest: Israel military mobilizes troops after attack

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) - The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):

Ukrainian workers, seeing little hope at home, head abroad
Ukrainian workers, seeing little hope at home, head abroad

TERESIN, Poland (AP) - Not long ago, Andriy Lytvynenko was fighting Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. These days the Ukrainian war veteran drives a trolley up and down aisles of a supermarket warehouse in rural Poland and loads it with grocery items.

No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller
No collusion: Key takeaways from Mueller's Russia findings

Special counsel Robert Mueller spent 22 months examining whether Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election. In laying out Mueller's findings , Attorney General William Barr said the special counsel didn't weigh in on the question. Instead, Barr ultimately made

New Zealand PM Ardern says she will meet President Xi in China
New Zealand PM Ardern says she will meet President Xi in China

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she will travel to China at the end of the week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ardern said she would travel to Beijing on Sunday. She first announced her plans to visit China last year but no final dates had yet been announced. (Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield; Writing by Praveen Menon; Editing by Paul Tait)

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