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Call for Sessions to quit ... President to promote defense buildup ... Accountants fired from Oscars

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 2, 2017 at 2:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia's U.S. ambassador during the presidential campaign season, something he did not disclose during his confirmation hearing. Democrats have been calling on Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is going further, demanding that Sessions resign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia as he promotes his plans for a major buildup of the nation's military. Trump is traveling today to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. A draft White House budget plan would add $54 billion to the Pentagon's projected budget, a 10 percent increase.

HOUSTON (AP) — One of two police officers shot while investigating a home burglary in Houston has been released from a hospital. The other officer remains in critical but stable condition. The two Houston officers were wounded Tuesday in a gun battle with two burglary suspects. One of the suspected burglars was killed while the other remains at large.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the motion picture academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again. An errant envelope resulted in "La La Land" being mistakenly named best picture before the actual winner, "Moonlight," was announced. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says, "Obviously there was a distraction."

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open at Graceland in Memphis. Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late rock 'n' roll icon, is scheduled to appear at today's grand opening of the complex located across the street from Elvis Presley's longtime home.

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