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Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law ...

Trump pulls out of joint G-7 statement

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing ...

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump? ‘It’s really complicated’

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — On the edge of a mountaintop in Utah, it's getting complicated for Mitt Romney. With the sun setting over his shoulder, the former Republican presidential nominee and would-be senator tells his audience, gathered on the patio of a resort, that President Donald Trump ...

Helicopter crashes into Wisconsin river, killing 1 man

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin Saturday, killing one man. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says the helicopter went down near the Wisconsin Street Bridge in Oshkosh, 94 miles (151 kilometers) north of Milwaukee after ...

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is "dishonest & weak" and that the U.S. was pulling back its ...

US says immigrant dies of ‘apparent suicide’ in Texas jail

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have confirmed that a Honduran man was found dead in a Texas jail cell of an "apparent suicide" last month, but made no mention of details in a Washington Post report that the man was enraged after his wife and son were separated from him. U.S. Customs and ...

Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of pizza worker

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New York pizza shop worker to his native Ecuador after he was arrested while making a delivery to a Brooklyn Army base. Attorneys for The Legal Aid Society obtained the ...

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. Trump ...

Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the FBI planted a ‘spy’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Donald Trump, agreeing with others who say there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to hurt his chances at the ...

ACLU sues over plans for citizenship question on 2020 census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, calling it an unconstitutional attempt to discriminate against immigrants. The Manhattan federal ...