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  • French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

    PARIS (AP) — The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, in an effort to avoid a repeat of last week’s riots in Paris. Authorities banned protests Saturday from the capital’s Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Nice in […]
  • AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

    Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s gallery includes shards of ice collecting along the shore of Lake Michigan; wind turbines at dawn in Maine; […]
  • UK prime minister may not seek vote on Brexit deal this week

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers she may not seek passage of her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan in Parliament next week. The embattled leader, who faces a major protest march in central London on Saturday, wrote to lawmakers Friday night saying she would bring the European Union withdrawal back to […]
  • Washington awaits results after Mueller wraps Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. Even with the details still under wraps, the end Friday […]
  • Teen’s mom on cop’s acquittal: ‘Hope that man never sleeps’

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury’s decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II in […]
  • Battle over Mueller report to be pressed by Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not. The demands are setting up a potential tug of war […]
  • With Washington abuzz, Mueller’s report is delivered quietly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building. Without being noticed, […]
  • Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertain the thought for a moment. “Russia, […]
  • Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen sent an email to staff saying that he would be stepping down […]
  • Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not. The demands are setting up a potential tug of war […]