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Concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

CORINALDO, Italy (AP) — Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had brought her daughter to the event, authorities and survivors said. Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very ...

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told ...

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York are filing court memos detailing ...

House GOP grills former FBI chief Comey behind closed doors

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are interviewing James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. Comey is appearing for the interview after unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena in court. ...

Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. “Heather Nauert will be nominated,” Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event ...

Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr “a terrific man” and ...

Chinese executive facing US extradition to appear in court

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Chinese telecommunications executive will appear in court Friday to seek bail, the latest development in a surprising legal wrangle that raises doubts about whether a U.S.-China trade cease-fire can hold. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial ...

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the ...

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

(AP) - Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones ...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an ...

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management ...

Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to further ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy ...

Private, graveside service held for former President George H.W. Bush

5:25 p.m. Thursday HOUSTON (AP) — Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush’s family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening’s ceremony concludes days of funeral activities honoring the 41st president. After lying in ...

Nation’s capital bids final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital is bidding its final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush today in a service of prayer and praise that has drawn together world envoys, Americans of high office and many others who were touched by Bush’s life in office and afterward. A ...

Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as ...

China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

BEIJING (AP) — China issued an upbeat but vague promise Wednesday to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to in Argentina. China has yet to confirm Trump’s claim that Beijing ...

Bush saluted with praise, humor, cannons at capital farewell

WASHINGTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth ...

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents ...

Canada arrests CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. China demanded her immediate release, and a former Canadian envoy to China warned the case might lead to ...