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Russia gets a scolding from Trump adviser

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

MUNICH -- Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it said was a broad conspiracy to sway the 2016 election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign of "disinformation, subversion and espionage" that he said Washington would continue to expose.

Florida grief turns into activism; ralliers call for changes to gun laws

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 31

PARKLAND, Fla. -- Thousands of students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded on Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.

Arkansan ushered in guns-research curbs

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 24

WASHINGTON -- As the victims of the latest mass shooting are mourned and buried, some Americans say it's time to revisit the Dickey Amendment, legislative language that has hampered government-funded research on gun violence prevention for more than two decades.

Former Arkansas TV newsman digging White House work

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

President Donald Trump apparently is pleased with the work of Hogan Gidley, his deputy press secretary and a former Arkansas TV newsman who grew up in El Dorado.

Timeline objections ended Dreamer deal

updated: 02/18/2018 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

As much of the country was gripped Wednesday by horrific images from the shootings at a Florida high school, two dozen senior White House officials worked frantically into the night to thwart what they considered a different national security threat.

Cities find revenue in Uber fees

posted: 02/18/2018 3:29 a.m. Discuss

In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city's trains run more swiftly and smoothly.

Records reveal sex crimes at California Marine base

posted: 02/18/2018 3:28 a.m. Discuss

SAN DIEGO -- Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with similar cases pending in the military criminal justice system, records show.

Facebook called Russians' go-to discord strewer

updated: 02/18/2018 3:22 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. Around mid-2015, the Russians began buying digital ads to spread their messages. A year later, they tapped their followers to help organize political rallies across the United States.

Manafort claim snags bid to reset bail terms

updated: 02/18/2018 3:21 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. special counsel rejected Paul Manafort's proposed new bail package, in part because of alleged additional criminal conduct that the U.S. has learned since the initial terms were set.

Female-led firms no cure-all, N.Y. suit argues

posted: 02/18/2018 3:20 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businessman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry.

Teen's arson case shows challenge of halting attacks

posted: 02/18/2018 3:17 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September. FBI agents said she told them that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt.

The nation in brief

updated: 02/18/2018 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Grandparents win teen custody case

Pilots: Drone led to crash landing

posted: 02/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

A student pilot and instructor said their helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina last week was triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S.

Meddling probe indicts 13 Russians; charges say scheme was to lift Trump, sow havoc

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 49

The special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations Friday with trying to disrupt the U.S. political process, including efforts designed to boost the candidacy of Donald Trump and hurt that of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

FBI did not act on tip in Florida

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 56

The FBI failed to act on a tip in January from a person close to suspect Nikolas Cruz warning that he owned a gun and might carry out a school shooting, the bureau acknowledged Friday, an admission that prompted Gov. Rick Scott of Florida to call for the bureau's director to resign.

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