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Police give all-clear to German town halls after bomb threats

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:17:28 -0400

Police and sniffer dogs who searched town halls in Germany which received bomb threats overnight found nothing suspicious on Tuesday. The six town halls, which had been evacuated, reopened during the....
Conservative U.S. justices skeptical about curbing gerrymandering

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:04:24 -0400

As the oral arguments continue in two major cases, it appeared the court - which has a 5-4 conservative majority - would be closely divided on whether courts can limit partisan gerrymandering, with th....
U.S. House panel approves measure on FBI records of Trump obstruction probe

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:37:31 -0400

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution directing the Justice Department to give Congress all records on a FBI obstruction of justice or counterintelligence pro....
Coast Guard still limits traffic at Houston Ship Channel, 56 vessels wait

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:24:53 -0400

Restrictions at the busiest U.S. energy port on Tuesday continued to affect nearby refineries and slow efforts to end a shipping bottleneck after a massive petrochemical fire and spill near Houston ha....
U.S. Supreme Court rules for moose-hunter over Alaska park access

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:03:41 -0400

The court in a unanimous decision handed a victory to hunter John Sturgeon, who park rangers had prevented from riding his hovercraft on a river through a federal preserve to reach remote moose-huntin....
U.S. Supreme Court backs Sudan in USS Cole bombing lawsuit

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:45:43 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented American sailors injured in the deadly 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole from collecting $314.7 million in damages from the government of....
U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:05:00 -0400

The announcement comes a day after Attorney General William Barr disclosed a summary of the probe that said Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 e....
Kamala Harris courts unions, minorities with call to raise teacher pay

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:11:10 -0400

WASHINGTON/SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday released a plan that would use federal money to raise teachers' salaries, in a nod to several constituencies whose help ....
Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos disavows Mueller plea deal

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:41:52 -0400

Papadopoulos, who was plucked out of obscurity to work as a foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election campaign, has become an increasingly vocal critic of Mueller's....
Flooding woes add to trade war stress in 'Trump country' farm belt

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:10:06 -0400

COLUMBUS, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nebraska grain farmer Ryan Ueberrhein was barely breaking even after the U.S.-China trade war pushed prices for his soybean crop to a decade low. The trade war "kee....
Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:03:17 -0400

The 12 people appeared in federal court in Boston to face charges that they took part in a $25 million racketeering conspiracy in which wealthy parents paid for help cheating on admissions exams for t....
Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:34:54 -0400

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 M....
U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:26:25 -0400

A day after the attorney general said the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said: "We wil....
Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:06:02 -0400

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 M....
Trump, allies attack president's critics after he is cleared of Russia collusion

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:09:11 -0400

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released a four-page summary of the findings of the investigation that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 election. "There are a lot of people out ....
Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:07:05 -0400

Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday. The decrease ....
Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:54:43 -0400

The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision was a win for the state's attorney general, whose case is set to be the first to face trial of roughly 2,000 lawsuits nationally seeking to hold opioid manufactur....
U.S. top court rebuffs mystery company in Mueller subpoena fight

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:46:27 -0400

A federal judge imposed a $50,000-per-day fine against the company, which had asked the justices to hear its appeal of a December appeals court ruling that upheld a judge's decision to hold it in cont....
Duke University pays $112.5 million in fake research case sparked by whistleblower

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:13:09 -0400

The accord resolves claims by a former Duke laboratory research analyst who said the Durham, North Carolina-based university knew that Erin Potts-Kant used fraudulent data to obtain grants from the Na....
Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:01:21 -0400

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they p....
Texas refineries cut output as petrochemical spill curbs shipping

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:23:27 -0400

A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel production, according to people familiar wi....
Trump: U.S. Special Counsel Mueller acted honorably

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:29:21 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably, President Donald Trump said on Monday, days after the fellow Republican wrapped up his Russia probe with no evidence of crim....
Mueller said three weeks ago he wouldn't reach decision on obstruction: Justice official

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:20:52 -0400

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 D....
Explainer: Why an obstruction case against Trump was so difficult

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:14:28 -0400

Barr sent a four-page letter to congressional leaders summarizing a report by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed in on Friday, which remains confidential. Mueller was appointed to investigate....
White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:16:57 -0400

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 Rus....
Spill blocks 60 ships from upper Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:25:54 -0400

A total of 60 ships can neither enter nor exit the upper Houston Ship Channel, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday, because of clean up of a spill into the waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petroch....
Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:03:04 -0400

Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. The special cou....
Factbox: The Mueller investigation: Five takeaways

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Ba....
Republican delight, Democrat dismay as Mueller details released

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Mueller found no evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, delighting Trump's followers in battleground states and bewilde....
Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and to look into any links and/or coordinatio....
Letter from attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's....
Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election has ensnared dozens of people, including several advisers to President Donald Trump and a series of Russian ....
Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

It marked a political victory for Trump. The Kremlin said following the release of Barr's summary that President Vladimir Putin was ready to improve ties with the United States but was up to Washingt....
Mueller report is blow to U.S. Democrats' plans to probe Trump

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

Democrats promptly called for the release of Mueller's full report and noted that he did not exonerate Trump on the question of whether the president obstructed justice in trying to undermine investig....
Russia calls on U.S. to formally recognize there was no collusion

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:02:48 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry called on the United States on Monday to formally recognize there was no collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign at the 2016....
More floods loom as high river waters recede in Midwest

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:17:28 -0400

Record floods that submerged parts of three Midwestern states bringing death and destruction were retreating in Kansas City on Monday but icy tributaries in Montana and the Dakotas threatened more flo....
Graffiti about New Zealand shooting left at U.S. mosque fire: media

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:12:24 -0400

Police and firefighters were called to the Islamic Center of Escondido, north of San Diego, about 3:15 a.m. (1015 GMT) on Sunday about a fire that blackened an outside wall, the San Diego Tribune and ....
Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:25:52 -0400

A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday. The National Migration Ins....
Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice Department

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:57:59 -0400

In a major political victory for Trump, who quickly hailed the announcement as "complete and total exoneration," Mueller's nearly two years of investigation ended with a finding that no one in Trump's....
Factbox: The Mueller investigation: Five takeaways

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:51:03 -0400

** Mueller's investigation did not establish that President Donald Trump's campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. ** The special counsel le....
Record river flooding begins to recede in Kansas City area

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:45:21 -0400

Record flooding along the Missouri River that left death and destruction in three Midwestern states appeared to have crested on Sunday in the Kansas City area without causing major damage and continue....
Trump lawyer Giuliani says Mueller report 'better than I expected'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:59:47 -0400

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign colluded, and whether Trump obstru....
'Apparent suicide' of Parkland student days after massacre survivor took her life

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:56:41 -0400

A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has died in "an apparent suicide," police said on Sunday, less than a week after a 19-year-old survivor of the 2018 massacre at the school ....
Trump responds to Mueller report: 'complete and total exoneration'

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:55:17 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report that found his presidential campaign did not work with Russia to sway the....
Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:34:31 -0400

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether President Donald Trump's campaign....
Factbox: A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:32:19 -0400

Attorney General William Barr issued a summary of the report on Sunday saying Mueller found no evidence that any member of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russia during the election. Trump's....
White House spokeswoman says DOJ findings a 'total exoneration' of Trump

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:32:04 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Sunday the Department of Justice's findings on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election were a "total and ....
Letter from attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:27:28 -0400

As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, march 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and to inform you ab....
Explainer: Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:15:47 -0400

Other continuing investigations and litigation are focusing on issues including his businesses and financial dealings, personal conduct, charitable foundation and inaugural committee. The special cou....
Explainer: How much of the Mueller report must U.S. attorney general disclose?

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:02:41 -0400

Justice Department regulations governing special counsels adopted in 1999 give Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official, broad discretion in deciding how much to release to Congress and the public.....