President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walked down the stairs of Air Force One during their arrival at Palm Beach International Airport o

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit."

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

April 19
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week.

Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after report

April 19
FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks with reporters outside the White House in Washington.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting that she hadn't intentionally misled the American public about FBI Director James Comey's firing despite telling the special counsel that her claim that "countless" agents had lost confidence in him was not founded on anything.
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Actress Anjelica Huston supports banning fur sales in NYC

Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York.
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Oregon county pays $100K for 'Blue Lives Matter' flag

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued after a co-worker pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag.
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Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota's Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program.
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable.
Attorney General William Barr testifies before a subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee about the Justice Department’s 2020 budget requ

Legal dispute between Mueller, Barr drove end of investigation

When Robert Mueller presented his findings without reaching a decision about President Trump and obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr decided that Trump had not. The legal disagreement opens the door to further political fights over presidential power.

Police: Attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartment

Police say a woman was hacked to death and a second woman is being treated for stab wounds after a killer who may have used an ax attacked them inside a Brooklyn apartment.

Boy's drag performance at Ohio bar prompts lawmaker's action

The drag queen performance of a 9-year-old boy at a bar outside Ohio's capital city has prompted a state legislator to propose a law aimed at closing what he says is a "loophole in child exploitation laws."

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

Connecticut officials expect to publicly release details next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests.

Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's distortions on Mueller report

Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice.

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon.

The Latest: Trump expresses anger at Mueller report

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The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

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Big issues in dispute as Legislature approaches homestretch

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the homestretch of the 2019 session on Tuesday, with no agreements yet on any of the big issues involving taxes and spending, while the deadline looms just four weeks away.
April 19

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings.
April 19
In 2006, a hydraulic shovel scraped up 50 tons at a time of taconite ore chunks and dumped it into a 240-ton dump truck at United Taconite in Eveleth,

Mining firm to pay $500,000 for air pollution on Minnesota's Iron Range

Environmental group calls the federal court penalty inadequate.
April 19

How encryption apps shaped the outcome of the Mueller report

Special counsel Robert Mueller detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Donald Trump in the report made public Thursday. But Mueller repeatedly…
April 19

Feds ask for 18-month sentence in Russian agent case

U.S. prosecutors say a Russian gun-rights activist who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin should serve an 18-month prison sentence.
April 19

Judge: Resumption of US coal sales by Trump needs review

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales.
April 19

Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.