The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
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The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year’s election. The committee said Thursday that Comey will testify in an open session, which will be … Continue reading

Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria
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Russia fires cruise missiles, targets IS positions in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in central and northern Syria. Moscow said in a statement … Continue reading

Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies
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Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration leaks, calling … Continue reading

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
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Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack … Continue reading

Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil
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Russians increasingly indifferent to Trump, US turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump’s relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Trump’s troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share … Continue reading

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
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Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. … Continue reading

Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director
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Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago. Asked how close he is to making an announcement, Trump said, “soon.” During an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump was … Continue reading

Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports
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Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn’t understand what the “secret” was since the U.S. introduced a ban … Continue reading

Worst treatment ever, Trump grumbles; Dems demand deep probe
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Worst treatment ever, Trump grumbles; Dems demand deep probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surrounded by multiplying questions, President Donald Trump complained Wednesday that “no politician in history” has been treated worse. Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his firing of FBI Director James Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against “rushing to judgment.” Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, … Continue reading