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Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are pleading not guilty to charges they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam, according to court documents filed Monday. The couple is ...

2020 Democrats raising less money as donors sit on sidelines

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is showing early signs of money trouble as donors sit on the sidelines to see how the contest unfolds, signaling a drawn-out primary battle lies ahead. The Democratic campaign ...

Justice Department expects to release Russia report Thursday

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday. The redacted report would be sent to Congress and ...

US measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. While 20 states have ...

Supreme Court rejects death row appeal over anti-gay juror

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is again rejecting a gay death row inmate's appeal that claims jurors in South Dakota were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. The justices did not comment on Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. Rhines was ...

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg set to make 2020 Democratic run

By SARA BURNETT Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, is expected to make his Democratic run for president official during a rally later Sunday in the city where he launched his political career less than a decade ago. The 37-year-old Rhodes ...

Biden to campaign as extension of Obama’s political movement

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and JULIE PACE Associated Press BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign that would cast him as an extension of Barack Obama's presidency and political movement. He's betting that the majority of Democratic voters are eager to ...

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

By ASTRID GALVAN and MORGAN LEE Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to ...

Kamala Harris is latest 2020 Dem contender to release taxes

By JUANA SUMMERS, ALAN SUDERMAN and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of ...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

By The Associated Press undefined Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 ...