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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh nomination gets past procedural vote

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Senate Republicans have pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a procedural hurdle, but a confirmation vote remains delayed for at least a week amid a new FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh nomination gets past procedural vote

INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA aimed at cleaning up college basketball (all times local): 3 p.m. Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball. The NCAA’s rule changes include allowing players to work with an agent while declaring for … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

NEW YORK | Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ‘n tweet

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they’ve made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their get-together Friday. Longtime Sharpton spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger says Cohen recently contacted the civil rights activist, and they … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ‘n tweet

WASHINGTON | AP source: Panel subpoenas ex-FBI lawyer Page for interview

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to appear for a private interview on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the subpoena. Page exchanged text messages critical of Donald Trump with FBI agent Peter Strzok, who will testify publicly before the panel on Thursday. Page and Strzok both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Panel subpoenas ex-FBI lawyer Page for interview

NEW YORK | Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is distancing himself from attorney Michael Cohen, who is facing an FBI investigation of his business dealings. Trump told reporters at the White House Friday that he likes Cohen but hasn’t spoken to him in a long time. He also says Cohen is no longer his lawyer. Prosecutors … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

WASHINGTON  | Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s election meddling, Trump’s personal lawyer says. Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if Mueller’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview

WASHINGTON | Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe. Rudy Giuliani, one … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani: White House wants briefing on classified info

WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  —Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

BALTIMORE /April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It was July 2015 when the FBI, scrambling to contain a surge in Islamic State group propaganda, first visited an Egyptian-American newspaper deliveryman in Maryland. Agents needed to ask Mohamed Elshinawy why his phone number had surfaced in an investigation involving ISIS extremists and how he came to receive … Continue reading An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO /April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — For the past three weeks, it’s been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball — a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be. For the next six months, it will be all about ugliness and uncertainty, while college basketball wrestles with the changes it must make … Continue reading Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

Senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA

WASHINGTON  /February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Democratic lawmaker is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to the group during the 2016 presidential campaign. In letters sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the NRA on … Continue reading Senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA

Comey urges former FBI colleagues to ‘take heart’

WASHINGTON/February 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Former FBI Director James Comey defended the agency Thursday on Twitter, writing, “All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. “ President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been attacking the FBI for its investigation of potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. … Continue reading Comey urges former FBI colleagues to ‘take heart’

FBI’s McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a target of frequent and aggressive criticism by President Donald Trump, abruptly stepped down from his position Monday ahead of his planned retirement this spring. A 22-year veteran of the FBI, McCabe has been publicly and repeatedly lambasted over the past year by Trump, who … Continue reading FBI’s McCabe, a frequent Trump target, abruptly leaves post

Trump: Would ‘love to’ face Mueller questions _ under oath

WASHINGTON/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump declared late Wednesday he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing of the FBI director. Trump said he would be willing to answer questions under oath in the interview, which … Continue reading Trump: Would ‘love to’ face Mueller questions _ under oath