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Trump attorney says president not under investigation

By CATHERINE LUCEY and HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt." Appearing ...

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were found Sunday in the ship's flooded compartments, including ...

Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

By SALLY HO and CHRISTOPHER WEBER., Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning. But some tourists welcome it as a bucket-list opportunity to experience Death ...

In Georgia, a cacophony of arguments could tilt House race

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings. "I was yelling at the TV and ...

Trump’s top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

By ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse himself from ...

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

By LAURIE KELLMAN and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says apprenticeships could match workers with millions of open jobs, but he's reluctant to devote more taxpayer money to the effort. Instead, Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta say the ...

Deliberations resume in police officer’s manslaughter trial

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist seconds after the man informed him he was carrying a gun "did what he had to do" in a thoroughly justified use of force, a defense attorney argued during closing ...

Trump says travel ban ruling comes at ‘dangerous time’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the latest federal court ruling against his proposed travel ban comes at a "dangerous time," maintaining that prohibitions on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations will keep the country safe. The president tweeted, "Well, as ...

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

By DANICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy. Gov. Ricardo Rossello ...

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Church bells throughout Orlando will ring 49 times at noon Monday, a year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff, a giant rainbow flag will be ...