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Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

By MESFIN FEKADU and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year ...

Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable

By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made ...

Final Four features 3 first-time coaches and Izzo in his 8th

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four. The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national ...

Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set by Democrats for the report's ...

Mueller’s evidence is likely a massive amount of material

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say they want "all of the underlying evidence" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . But what is all of that evidence? Mueller's team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed ...

Kamala Harris lands diverse endorsements in South Carolina

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Thursday the rollout of a slate of endorsements in South Carolina, including one of its longest-serving black lawmakers. The senator from California hopes the support will show ...

Adviser and allies warning Trump against issuing pardons

By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP ...

Smollett saga shook public trust, heightened racial tensions

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer In the two months since Jussie Smollett reported a late-night attack by assailants shouting racial and anti-gay slurs, the "Empire" actor and activist went from victim to defendant. Police and many in the black community rallied to his defense before ...

1 dead, 2 barricaded amid standoff at New Hampshire hotel

By The Associated Press undefined MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general's office says a man has been killed in an officer-involved shooting with police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a hotel. Two people remain barricaded in a first-floor room. Assistant ...

Slain teen’s mother joins supporters at vigil

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son's life celebrated at a place that meant so much to him. Michelle Kenney, mother of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II, joined ...