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Justice Department holds meetings on Russia probe as Republicans push for classified records

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WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice will host two unusual meetings for congressional leaders Thursday as Republicans demand classified records involving the use of a confidential FBI informant during the early days of the Russia and investigation.

Law enforcement and intelligence leaders have resisted turning over any documents involving ...Read more

Where violence overshadows the beginning of summer

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CHICAGO -- When 80-degree temperatures roll into Chicago in time for Memorial Day weekend, Solomon Johnson knows just where he'll be: safely inside his centrally cooled Austin home, maybe slipping out for a barbecue dinner at his grandmother's home in a safer neighborhood.

One thing is for sure. He won't be enjoying the outdoors on the ...Read more

Trump pulls out of planned nuclear summit with North Korea

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WASHINGTON -- In a dramatic diplomatic setback, President Donald Trump abruptly pulled out of his scheduled nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un on Thursday with a letter to Kim -- seemingly sent via Twitter -- blaming recent harsh statements from officials in Pyongyang.

The U.S. pullout comes two days after Trump signaled for ...Read more

A day after NC man vanished from Carnival cruise ship, Coast Guard suspends search

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U.S. Coast Guard crews suspended the search for a Greensboro, North Carolina, man who reportedly went overboard on a cruise ship Tuesday off the coast of Florida.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a call about 10 a.m. Tuesday from Carnival Paradise that Brian Lamonds, 50, was missing and had reportedly gone overboard from the cruise ship about...Read more

A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes sued after fundraiser event

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In 2015, Alene Anase was asked by her employer Alpha Omega Winery to serve guests as part of a charity cruise on the San Francisco Bay.

But what she expected to be a routine shift serving wine turned into a nightmare, according to court documents.

The guests aboard the yacht that night -- described in her 2016 lawsuit as 25 of the Napa Valley-...Read more

A yacht, cocaine, prostitutes: Winery partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes sued after fundraiser event

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In 2015, Alene Anase was asked by her employer Alpha Omega Winery to serve guests as part of a charity cruise on the San Francisco Bay.

But what she expected to be a routine shift serving wine turned into a nightmare, according to court documents.

The guests aboard the yacht that night -- described in her 2016 lawsuit as 25 of the Napa Valley-...Read more

One of the officers accused of beating Raleigh man was also involved in a 2016 beating

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Michael George Blake, one of three law enforcement officers accused of beating a Raleigh man last month, was involved in the beating of a motorist two years ago that left the man with head injuries, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Blake, 45, a trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, was not criminally charged or ...Read more

Woman arrested in connection with triple homicide in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES -- A woman has been arrested in connection with the deaths of an elderly couple and their son whose bodies were found stacked on top of one another in a house in Los Angeles.

Nancy Jackson, 55, was arrested by LAPD South Bureau homicide detectives on Wednesday, hours after she was named a "material witness" in the deaths, according ...Read more

US prepares to take action against Nicaragua if Ortega regime fails to cooperate

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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is crafting a range of options, including potential sanctions, against the government of Nicaragua and President Daniel Ortega if it fails to properly address the concerns of student groups, church leaders and other civic players about increasing violence and political repression.

"We're watching this with...Read more

Trump cancels North Korea summit

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has written to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to inform him their planned nuclear disarmament summit will not take place on June 12.

Trump pinned his decision on Kim's "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement, according to a letter released by the White House.

Trump used the letter to ...Read more

On 'Stormy Daniels Day,' West Hollywood honors porn star with key to the city

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The porn star walked out of the hot-pink sex-toy shop and, enveloped by security guards, waded into a sea of camera operators so thick she could hardly move.

"Stormy, to your left!" they shouted. "Your right! Stormy! Stormy!"

It was Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood -- and the adult-film actress had an event with ...Read more

Prenups under attack as tax law boosts cost of alimony payments

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NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's tax overhaul could wreak havoc on prenuptial agreements across the country -- and maybe even his own.

Prenups often contain provisions about how much a partner would pay in alimony, also known as spousal support. The agreements can be thrown out if judges deem them unfair, signed too quickly or under duress....Read more

Border Patrol agents' seizure of opioids on the rise, McCaskill report says

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WASHINGTON -- United States Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,500 pounds of opioids between 2013 and 2017, mostly near the southern border of the United States, and seizures of fentanyl by this federal agency were up by almost 72 percent in a single year, according to a new report by investigators for Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

The ...Read more

How America will launch more rockets, and faster

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In the 1960s, a rocket launch was big news all over the world. Sixty years later, it's still a big deal. Sure, SpaceX has leaped forward with reusable vehicles, but the ability to make space travel a reliable, everyday event is still a way off.

The U.S. government and some private companies want to change that. The Pentagon's Defense Advanced ...Read more

How the Supreme Court is invoking a 1925 law to restrict workers' rights today

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WASHINGTON -- In 1925, at the behest of New York merchants, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act to uphold as "valid, irrevocable and enforceable" the contracts they had negotiated for shipping and delivering goods. They agreed to settle disputes through private arbitration, which was seen as quicker and cheaper than going to court.

When...Read more

'Massacre' in central Cuba raises questions about violence against women on the island

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CIENFUEGOS, Cuba -- It was 11:30 in the morning on May 17 when Luis Roque heard the first pleas for help. He was about to head to work when his neighbor's screams made him stop in his tracks.

"Oh, my baby girl! My baby girl," screamed Tomasa Causse Fabat, a 64-year-old nurse as she stood on the sidewalk in front of her house in Cienfuegos, in ...Read more

Farmers nervously await outcome of trade talks

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WASHINGTON -- Perhaps no group of U.S. farmers has more to lose from a trade war with China than soybean growers.

This planting season, the farmers have been watching the headlines as carefully as the weather, hoping that China won't act on its threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports and thus restrict access to the largest soybean ...Read more

Why centrist Dianne Feinstein is moving so much to the left that she now opposes the death penalty

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WASHINGTON -- Dianne Feinstein built one of California's most successful political brands by standing up to her party's liberal wing.

In her first run for statewide office in 1990, she defiantly faced down raucous booing from California Democratic Party delegates angry over her support for the death penalty. Undeterred, she used footage of the ...Read more

DA candidate Phillips 'embarrassed,' apologizes for response to sexist, racist email

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Noah Phillips apologized to supporters Wednesday via Twitter for a racist and sexist email plumbed from his county-run email account that could threaten his campaign for Sacramento County District Attorney in the race's final days.

"Over two years ago, my 70-year-old uncle sent these emails. I should have challenged them,"...Read more

Manafort judge questions claim of improper seizure of records

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NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge posed skeptical questions about Paul Manafort's claim that an FBI agent improperly searched a storage locker that held extensive business records before the former Trump campaign chairman was charged in two indictments.

Manafort claims that the records seized by the FBI should be suppressed because an agent was ...Read more