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WASHINGTON | Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office is pushing back at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he “chose to make false statements” and did not need a warning that it was against the law to do so. The filing from special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller says FBI not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office pushed back Friday at the suggestion that the FBI acted improperly in its interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he agreed on his own to meet with federal agents and did not need a warning that it was against the law to lie to them. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements

DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

DETROIT  — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first lady was greeted with smiles, looks of astonishment and applause after entering the second floor of the building where … Continue reading DETROIT | Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum

WASHINGTON | Flynn to make arguments against prison time in Russia probe

WASHINGTON— Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump‘s former national security adviser, are poised to ask a judge to spare him prison time in a sentencing memorandum due by the end of Tuesday. Defense lawyers are expected to echo arguments from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that Flynn has been so cooperative with investigators, meeting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn to make arguments against prison time in Russia probe

ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan’s comments on Saturday were the first public confirmation of the existence of recordings of the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

MANCHESTER, N.H. | Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

MANCHESTER, N.H.  — Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully “overthrow the government of Donald Trump.” Baldwin spoke Sunday night at a fundraising dinner for the New Hampshire Democratic Party a night after returning to “Saturday Night Live” to portray the president. He says on … Continue reading MANCHESTER, N.H. | Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

WASHINGTON | House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

WASHINGTON  — The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe. The committee is also demanding documents related to the FBI’s application to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. McCabe kept memos of his interactions with President Donald Trump. He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as “a window in time I made an error.” He acknowledged Monday that the program’s … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

NEW YORK | New audiobook features Biden conversations

NEW YORK — An upcoming audiobook will feature former Vice President Joe Biden talking about his late son Beau with such interviewers as Stephen Colbert, Constance Wu and Aaron Sorkin. “Conversations With Joe” will be released Oct. 16 by Audible, the publisher and distributor owned by Amazon.com. The recordings are taken from Biden’s “American Promise” … Continue reading NEW YORK | New audiobook features Biden conversations

PHILADELPHIA | Nationals-Phils rained out, traditional doubleheader Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA  — Even blow torches couldn’t get the field dry enough for the Nationals and Phillies to play. Despite unusual methods by the grounds crew at Citizens Bank Park, the game between the Washington and Philadelphia scheduled for Monday night was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader Tuesday … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Nationals-Phils rained out, traditional doubleheader Tuesday

PATTAYA, Thailand | Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

PATTAYA, Thailand— An escort service worker from Belarus who claimed to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump says she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it. Anastasia Vashukevich on Monday pleaded innocent as her trial in Thailand began on charges of soliciting and conspiracy to … Continue reading PATTAYA, Thailand | Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interference

WASHINGTON | Secretly taping conversations is not unknown in Trump world

WASHINGTON — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump’s world are nothing new, with the president himself once suggesting he secretly recorded … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Secretly taping conversations is not unknown in Trump world