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Next step in Russia-gate probe: A meeting between Comey and Mueller

Sometime soon the abruptly fired man who first announced that the FBI was investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign cooperated in Russian interference in the 2016 election will meet with the … Click to Continue »

Judge blocks further discipline over racist Instagram posts

A federal judge has ordered a California school district not to take any additional disciplinary action against four students over their responses to racist Instagram posts. The Albany Unified School … Click to Continue »

California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

A former San Francisco Bay Area community college philosophy teacher and "anti-fascist" activist was charged Friday with hitting several people in the head with a bicycle lock during a violent … Click to Continue »

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature … Click to Continue »

Gov. Raimondo orders flags lowered for Memorial Day

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered that American and state flags be lowered in observation of Memorial Day. The Democratic governor on Friday ordered the flags at state agencies … Click to Continue »

Search finds drugs, guns, cash at Mississippi man's home

A Mississippi man has been arrested after law enforcement officers searched his home and found drugs, guns and cash. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy, in a news release … Click to Continue »

New Mexico governor restores university funds, vetoes taxes

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed a string of tax increases proposed by the Democratic-led Legislature and also signed legislation that restores funding to all state colleges and … Click to Continue »

Jury convicts Florida co-pilot of operating plane drunk

A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer. The jury in Grand Rapids federal court convicted 35-year-old Sean … Click to Continue »

Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens

U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court that called the matter a … Click to Continue »

Once again, Europe wonders what the U.S. intends to do about Russia sanctions

The White House moved Friday to calm an exasperated world after a close adviser to President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. was considering easing sanctions on Russia. The suggestion, made … Click to Continue »

Phoenix Comicon prop weapons banned after armed man arrested

Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from "Sleeping Beauty," complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a … Click to Continue »

4 suspended in early release of man in deadly Ohio shootings

Four county workers in Ohio are being suspended for the early release of a domestic violence suspect who later killed three people, including a small town police chief. The suspensions … Click to Continue »

Some railroads are not on track to meet a safety system deadline

Four of the nation’s commuter railroads are not on track to meet an end-of-next-year deadline to fully implement a collision-avoidance system Congress required nearly a decade ago. Three of the … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin 2016 job gain smallest in 6 years

A new report shows Wisconsin added the fewest jobs in 2016 of Gov. Scott Walker's six years in office. The data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics … Click to Continue »

Bevin: Kentucky breaks record for business investments

Kentucky's economic development campaign has produced nearly $5.8 billion in pledged business investments so far this year, already surpassing the state's record for a full year, Gov. Matt Bevin said … Click to Continue »

US approves disaster declaration for 18 Oklahoma counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared 18 Oklahoma counties as disaster areas following severe storms that pounded the state in April and early May. Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday … Click to Continue »

Senate Pres. says votes short on key Oregon tax reforms

Senate President Peter Courtney says there isn't enough support to successfully approve multi-billion dollar tax reforms on business, transportation and health care. Those are the top three agenda items that … Click to Continue »

West Virginia top court reverses ruling on gas royalties

West Virginia's highest court on Friday ruled that natural gas companies can deduct post-production costs from the royalties paid to landowners for mineral rights. The Supreme Court's 4-1 decision was … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Deceased members of WWII Alaska militia honored

The Latest on a ceremony for deceased members of a World War II militia in Alaska (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Relatives of deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan … Click to Continue »

Ruling: Public interest key in weighing open record cases

A Kansas judge was wrong to dismiss a woman's lawsuit seeking police body-camera video of her son's shooting, ruling the judge could not deny the open records request simply because … Click to Continue »

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