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Robert Mueller’s report delivered to U.S. attorney general

Mar 22 2019 — — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The comprehensive report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets […]

U.S. President Trump complains he wasn’t thanked for McCain funeral

Mar 21 2019 — — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, U.S. President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had […]

After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

Mar 21 2019 — — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers. The man charged in the attack had purchased his weapons legally using a standard firearms license and enhanced their capacity by using 30-round magazines “done […]

EU regulators fine Google $1.68B US for abusing online ads market

Mar 20 2019 — — European Union regulators hit Google with a $1.68-billion US fine on Wednesday for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe […]

Manhunt launched after shooting on Dutch tram wounds many

Mar 18 2019 — — A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left “multiple” people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a “terrorist motive.” A manhunt was launched for the shooter. Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened in the morning on […]

Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Mar 14 2019 — — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last year, O’Rourke was little known outside his hometown of El Paso. […]