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The nation in brief

updated: 03/19/2018 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Woman killed at mall after argument

End Mueller inquiry, Trump lawyer urges

posted: 03/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 20

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the Justice Department to end the special counsel investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, shifting to a more adversarial stance as the inquiry appeared to be intensifying.

Trump joins in claim that porn star violated pact

posted: 03/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

President Donald Trump, weighing in directly on the Stephanie Clifford case for the first time, claimed in court papers filed by his lawyers Friday that the porn actress who alleges she had an affair with him violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, exposing her to damages of at least $20 million.

Crawford supports U.S. rap on Russia

posted: 03/18/2018 3:56 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford said he supports last week's decision to slap sanctions on Russians.

Indicted ex-Trump adviser backs GOP hopeful

posted: 03/18/2018 3:53 a.m. Discuss

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn campaigned for a Republican congressional candidate Friday in California in his first public appearance since pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

Engineers discussed bridge crack

posted: 03/18/2018 3:51 a.m. Discuss

MIAMI -- Hours before the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on Thursday, the engineering company for the bridge held a meeting to discuss a crack on the structure, according to a statement from the university released early Saturday.

Facebook boots '16 campaign data firm

updated: 03/18/2018 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Facebook Inc. suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data company that helped President Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election and which may have collected data from 50 million Facebook profiles without their owners' permission.

Officials: Pennsylvania race no omen for Arkansas

updated: 03/18/2018 3:47 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Republicans say Tuesday's Pennsylvania congressional election was a fluke. Democrats hope it was a sign of things to come. Political scientists say Conor Lamb's victory bodes well for Democrats nationally.

Teens' gun-violence walkout reveals division in movement

updated: 03/18/2018 3:46 a.m. Discuss

As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother.

Sides see victories in budget talks

updated: 03/18/2018 3:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary.

School shooting survivors take message abroad

updated: 03/18/2018 3:41 a.m. Discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting took their message abroad for the first time Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience.

The nation in brief

updated: 03/18/2018 3:30 a.m. Discuss

NYC St. Paddy's parade as lively as ever

California city iffy on sanctuary law

updated: 03/18/2018 4:04 a.m. Discuss

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- A Southern California city will consider an ordinance to exempt itself from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents.

Trump's FBI target abruptly dismissed

posted: 03/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 26

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director and a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn, was fired Friday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected an appeal that would have let him retire this weekend.

White House downplays tumult

updated: 03/17/2018 3:54 a.m. Comments 2

With whispers of a purge of West Wing staff members swirling, the White House pushed back Friday and insisted that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown.






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