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AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

By JACK GILLUM, MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal ...

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

By GRETCHEN EHLKE, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. No matter how it happens, if a 35-pound toddler grabs just ...

Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin domestic dispute

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex that ended in a volley of gunfire. Police ...

Greta Garbo’s former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M

NEW YORK (AP) — Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2nFMaXm ) that the Swedish-born star's seven-room Manhattan co-op overlooking the East River is on the market for $5.95 ...

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

By JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and ...

GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

By ERICA WERNER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP ...

High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate

By ERICA WERNER and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald ...

Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul by taking his case directly to GOP lawmakers at the Capitol, two days before the House plans a climactic vote that poses an ...

Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — America's most popular dog breed is taking yet another victory Lab. Labrador retrievers extended their record run last year in the top spot, leading the American Kennel Club's new rankings Tuesday for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers ...

Ex-MMA fighter guilty of 29 felonies in kidnap, beating case

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was found guilty Monday of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend over several months in 2014, and of beating her male friend when he found them ...