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Unapologetic Trump Jr. not troubled he met with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Questioned intently by a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son struck a firmly unapologetic tone, deflected many queries and said he...

Major California freeway closed amid wildfire fight

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities closed a major freeway Thursday as flames from the largest and most...

Democrats have new leader in Indiana House

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A folksy state lawmaker from rural southern Indiana was picked Monday as the new Democratic minority leader for...

CIA gets first female chief with Haspel’s confirmation

By DEB RIECHMANN and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six...

Shouts of ‘no more guns’ heard at shooting vigil

By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12...

Trump speaks of ‘calm before storm’ — and says no more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump delivered a foreboding message Thursday night, telling reporters as he posed for photos with his senior military leaders ...

Suspect in Iowa woman’s slaying was a hardworking farmhand

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable...

Hill may have violated law in ad

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill may have violated a state ethics law prohibiting officeholders from using their names in audio, video...

British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice...

Wildfire devastates town of Paradise

By DON THOMPSON and NOAH BERGER Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some...