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Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils
Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigators in New York, even though special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation with no additional indictments.

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements
Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday.

Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS remains a threat. Islamic State's possession of land in Iraq and Syria set it apart from other like-minded groups such as al Qaeda and became central to its mission when it declared a caliphate in 2014, claiming sovereignty over all Muslim lands and peoples.

The Latest: Lawyer
The Latest: Lawyer's office shot at after cop's acquittal

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump
Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump
  • US
  • 2019-03-23 13:20:06Z

Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to tell their stories of leaving home to brave new struggles in a strange land. Ashton said she created the oil paintings to counter what she calls a false political narrative spun by the Trump administration. "I simply decided it was time to balance the story, time to try to counter this inflammatory rage that's being whipped up against a group of people that don't deserve it," Ashton said.

Mueller report: Why so many of President Donald Trump's aides lied to protect him in Russia investigations
Mueller report: Why so many of President Donald Trump's aides lied to protect him in Russia investigations

Robert Mueller's investigation revealed Trump's aides worked to benefit from a Russian intelligence campaign, then lied to pretend they hadn't.

'Yellow Vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble

French "yellow vest" demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down on any trouble. Protesters were banned from gathering on the Champs Elysees in Paris after shops and businesses on the avenue were looted and wrecked last weekend, leading the government to call in "Operation Sentinelle" army units for this weekend. Demonstrators began marching in the capital on Saturday along a new route taking them from Denfert Rochereau in southern Paris with the aim of finishing by Barbes, near the Sacre Coeur church in northern Paris.

Mueller report: Here's what we know and still don't know (and may never know)
Mueller report: Here's what we know and still don't know (and may never know)

Robert Mueller finished his investigation into Trump's campaign and Russian election interference. Now, the world awaits the Mueller report. Here's what we know.

What Does "Cutting Social Security" Actually Entail?
What Does "Cutting Social Security" Actually Entail?

Cutting program expenditures probably doesn't mean what you think it does.

French police out in force to prevent
French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence
  • World
  • 2019-03-23 09:20:09Z

Thousands of police fanned out across central Paris and other French cities Saturday ahead of planned "yellow vest" protests, with the government vowing to prevent a repeat of the rioting and looting seen in the capital last week. At the opposite end of the avenue access was completely blocked

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State
US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) - U.S.-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last area held by the Islamic State in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremist group and the end of its self-declared Islamic caliphate.

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged

Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases
Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases
  • World
  • 2019-03-23 03:47:20Z

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaragua's opposition signed a timetable Friday for reaching agreements to free a total of 802 people considered political prisoners and said it hopes the releases start in the coming days.

Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he
Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he 'likes' Kim: W.House

President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly announced the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department to tighten international pressure on North Korea. "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. The Thursday sanctions were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down in Hanoi less than a month ago.

The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process
The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local):

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US
Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said.

PG&E objects to judge's proposals to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge's revised proposals to prevent the utility's equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not "monitor every tree at every moment of every day" to ensure they don't pose a threat to its electric lines in violation of California laws.

President Trump abruptly yanks sanctions on North Korea because he 'likes' dictator Kim Jong Un
President Trump abruptly yanks sanctions on North Korea because he 'likes' dictator Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump overruled his own Treasury Department and withdrew new sanctions aimed at North Korea because he "likes" dictator Kim Jong Un.

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds
China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds at this

Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report
Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not.

Mueller report proves collusion between Clinton, Comey and Obama: Diamond & Silk
Mueller report proves collusion between Clinton, Comey and Obama: Diamond & Silk

Social media stars Diamond & Silk say that everyone that orchestrated the Special Counsel Robert Mueller report should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Mueller report: White House, Trump await findings, have not been briefed yet
Mueller report: White House, Trump await findings, have not been briefed yet

President Trump has not seen the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election which was delivered to Attorney General William Barr.

Schumer, Pelosi Warn DOJ Not to Give Trump
Schumer, Pelosi Warn DOJ Not to Give Trump 'Sneak Preview' of Mueller Report

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate warned the Justice Department on Friday not to give the Trump administration a "sneak preview" of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report.After Mueller filed his final report with Attorney General William Barr earlier on Friday, sending ripples of speculation about its contents through Washington, D.C. and the media, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer demanded that Barr "make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress."The special counsel's report marks the conclusion of the investigation into the Trump campaign's relationship with...

School shooting survivor stricken by
School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life

A teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors' guilt, local media reported Friday. Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last February 14 when a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members. Among the dead were two of Aiello's best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.

Your guide to what you can and can't expect from Robert Mueller's final report on Trump, Russia investigations
Your guide to what you can and can't expect from Robert Mueller's final report on Trump, Russia investigations

Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller report: Investigations will continue on Capitol Hill as House Democrats exercise oversight powers
Mueller report: Investigations will continue on Capitol Hill as House Democrats exercise oversight powers

Regardless of what the special counsel's report says, key House committees led by Democrats vow to continue their own related investigations.

The Latest: Trump
The Latest: Trump's lawyers 'pleased' report has been sent
  • World
  • 2019-03-22 22:00:59Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local):

Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to U.S. attorney general
Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to U.S. attorney general
  • US
  • 2019-03-22 21:53:45Z

Mueller submitted the report to Attorney General William Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official, the department said. The report was not immediately made public - Barr will have to decide how much to disclose - and it was not known if Mueller found criminal conduct by Trump or his campaign, beyond the charges already brought against several aides. Mueller, a former FBI director, had been examining since 2017 whether Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow to try to influence the election and whether the Republican president later unlawfully tried to obstruct his investigation.

Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr
Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest associates.

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa
Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.

Column: Izzo
Column: Izzo's One Shining Moment was downright embarrassing

If this was Tom Izzo's One Shining Moment, it was downright embarrassing. Of course, the Michigan State coach felt no shame. Georgia coach Tom Crean, who was on the Michigan State staff two decades ago, said he actually misses those glorious days when Izzo chewed him out.

Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board
Trump to nominate conservative Stephen Moore for Fed board

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst and frequent critic of the Federal Reserve, to fill a vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.

May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable
May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday tried to persuade MPs to back the Brexit deal, seeking to build bridges after lashing out at lawmakers for their indecision on Brexit. May wrote to all MPs to spell out the possible paths forward after European Union leaders granted a short delay to Britain's departure date at this week's EU summit. The premier faces daunting odds to persuade British lawmakers to support the plan -- something they have already overwhelmingly rejected twice -- by a new April 12 deadline agreed with the EU.

We examined the gun laws of a dozen countries to show how they compare to New Zealand's new ban on semi-automatic weapons
We examined the gun laws of a dozen countries to show how they compare to New Zealand's new ban on semi-automatic weapons

The approach to gun laws in each of the 12 countries varies widely depending on whether owning a gun is considered a right or a privilege.

'Supernatural' to End After Season 15 on The CW

"Supernatural" is ending after 15 seasons. Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Friday. "We just told the crew that even though we're very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our last," Ackles said. "15 years of a […]

China
China's Worst Nightmare: A U.S. Military Presence on Taiwan?

Could it happen?

A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland
A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.

Finally a Stock Rout You Can
Finally a Stock Rout You Can't Totally Blame on Jerome Powell

Could it be that the economy is becoming a bigger concern for investors than Jerome Powell? Friday's decline was led by cyclical industries, among them banks -- casualties of a flattening yield curve that many would attribute to the Federal Reserve chairman. "The real underlying catalyst is the question investors are struggling with: how much of a slowdown are we looking at?" said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group.

U.S. cautions Venezuela
U.S. cautions Venezuela's Maduro over detained Citgo workers, others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday warned the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela over the detention of Americans, including six executives from Houston-based oil company Citgo Petroleum who have been jailed since 2017. "We will hold Maduro and his prison officials to

Chemicals leak at Houston-area petrochem fire prompts new travel restrictions
Chemicals leak at Houston-area petrochem fire prompts new travel restrictions
  • US
  • 2019-03-22 19:04:09Z

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An earthen barrier holding chemicals that leaked from a massive petrochemical fire outside Houston breached on Friday, prompting restrictions on travel around the site, part of the busiest U.S. oil export port.

Iowa keeps Big Ten perfect, rallies 79-72 over Cincinnati
Iowa keeps Big Ten perfect, rallies 79-72 over Cincinnati

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa's closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes kept the Big Ten perfect in the NCAA Tournament by rallying for a 79-72 victory over No. 7 seed Cincinnati on Friday.

The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel
The Real Reasons American Evangelicals Support Israel

It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you'll see various "explainers" and other stories that purport to inform progressives why the American Evangelical community is so devoted to the nation of Israel.The explanation goes something like this -- Evangelicals believe that the rebirth of Israel is hastening not just the second coming of Christ, but a particular kind of second coming, one that includes fire, fury, and war that will consume the Jewish people. The pithy, tweet-length version...

Trump
Trump's Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation

From Syria to Turkey and beyond, President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights drew strong condemnation on Friday. The Syrian government called it "irresponsible" and a threat to international

Israeli forces kill two Gazans during border protest
  • World
  • 2019-03-22 18:36:39Z

Israeli forces killed two Palestinian men on Friday and wounded 55 others taking part in weekly protests along the fortified Israel-Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry said. Medical officials said two men aged 29 and 24 were killed by Israeli fire at two sites in central Gaza. The Israeli

Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties
Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said that taxpayers will be able to avoid penalties for paying too little in taxes

Islamic State
Islamic State '100 percent' defeated in Syria: Trump

West Palm Beach (United States) (AFP) - KILL

Mount Everest glaciers are melting. And it's exposing the bodies of dead climbers
Mount Everest glaciers are melting. And it's exposing the bodies of dead climbers

Global warming is causing glaciers on Mount Everest to melt, say experts. And it's also exposing the bodies of dead climbers.

14 Colleges That Give Every Student a Free Ride
14 Colleges That Give Every Student a Free Ride

Forget student loans. At these schools, tuition costs nothing.

Key trade official Willems to leave White House in midst of China talks
Key trade official Willems to leave White House in midst of China talks

By Jeff Mason (Reuters) - Clete Willems, a top trade official in President Donald Trump's White House who has been a key figure in negotiations with China, is leaving in the coming weeks to spend more time with his family after the birth of a new baby, he said on Friday. Willems, a deputy to Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow, is departing his post as trade talks between the world's two biggest economies drag on past the initial goal of a deal by the end of March. ...

Citizenship question on U.S. Census would cause big Latino undercount: study
Citizenship question on U.S. Census would cause big Latino undercount: study
  • US
  • 2019-03-22 18:22:52Z

By Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration's proposal to ask a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census could lead to an undercount of some 4.2 million among Hispanics, costing their communities federal aid and political representation, according to a study by Harvard researchers released on Friday. The study by the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is the first to assess the impact of the proposed question since U.S. ...

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