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Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral

Andrew McCabe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington. The referral to the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Columbia does not mean McCabe will ever be charged, but it does raise the prospect that the longtime law enforcement official could face a …

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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

Comey memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comeys memos show President Donald Trump sharing some startling observations in a series of candid conversations last year. Comey wrote that Trump had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes. That’s according to Comey’s …

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Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender at a time …

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Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m. at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. South Padre Island is a …

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In Comey memos, Trump fixates on ‘hookers,’ frets over Flynn

James Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey’s notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press …

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Cosby lawyers want jurors to hear from accuser’s confidante

Bill Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand’s confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but they’re having trouble getting the woman to cooperate. Sheri Williams isn’t responding to subpoena attempts, Cosby’s lawyers said. Now they’re seeking a judge’s permission to read parts of …

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ZTE protests ‘unfair’ US penalty, says it’s seeking solution

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn’t accept an “unfair” U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking a solution through legal channels. The Commerce Department on Monday barred the state-owned company from importing American components for seven years after concluding the company paid bonuses to …

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Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,183.05, shedding early gains. South …

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First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as “neither a novice nor an improviser,” high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. Castro said nothing about how a young civilian …

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Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26. The vote was held …

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