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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 ...

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, CHAD DAY and JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence ...

Disaster aid bill facing a tricky path as it heads to Senate

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that's a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this ...

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories nearly 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes only ...

Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran ...

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen. Attorney General William Barr is ...