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May 18, 2017 7:36 AM Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties

Eric Tucker, Julie Pace and Nancy Benac, Associated Press The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. (May 17) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed 130

May 18, 2017 7:27 AM Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director 31

May 18, 2017 1:31 AM Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation comes as questions grow over President Donald Trump's firing of Mueller's successor, James Comey. Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia 42

May 18, 2017 1:24 AM Mexico’s president calls for more protection of journalists

MEXICO CITY — Shouts of “justice” echoed from the press corps Wednesday moments after Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto called for a moment of silence for journalists who have been murdered at a frightening pace. The president’s hastily called meeting with his security cabinet and the country’s governors was meant to show a united response to the slaying 32

May 17, 2017 10:24 PM Mourning a journalist in Mexico who said 'no to silence'

It happened in broad daylight. On Monday, journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was driving near his office in Culiacán, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa — the land of the Sinaloa Cartel and its former kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera. Around noon, Valdez was forced from his red Toyota Corolla and shot more than a dozen times 156

May 17, 2017 9:15 PM How the U.S. can hold Erdogan’s brawling guards accountable — and keep it from happening again

On Tuesday afternoon, a brief but violent altercation erupted outside the home of the Turkish ambassador on D.C.’s Embassy Row. At least nine people were injured in the fighting. Video taken at the scene would indicate that most of the injured were protesters standing across the street from the ambassador’s residence. It’s worth noting that this is not the first 63

May 17, 2017 9:12 PM State Dept. criticizes Turkey for violence outside embassy

U.S. officials strongly criticized the Turkish government on Wednesday as video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington. Attacking the small group of protesters with their fists and feet, men in dark suits and others were recorded repeatedly 32

May 17, 2017 7:18 PM The Latest: Manning has attire discretion under Army status

The Army says newly freed Pvt. Chelsea Manning will be on a special, unpaid off-duty status that will allow the transgender soldier to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women’s attire. Manning was released Wednesday from a lockup at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. That’s where she’d been serving a 35-year sentence for giving classified government 33

May 17, 2017 5:27 PM Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

CANNES, France — Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, will participate in a documentary about her. Pulse Films announced the film at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, shortly before Manning was to be released from Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The film, to be directed by British 33

May 17, 2017 4:31 PM MTN Rwanda fined $8.5 million for license breach

KIGALI, Rwanda — A regulatory agency says it has fined MTN Rwanda roughly $8.5 million for hosting its IT services outside the country. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said in a statement Wednesday that MTN Rwanda, a subsidiary of the African telecommunications giant MTN Group, breached its license obligations by hosting its IT services in neighboring 25