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Sessions denies allegations ... Trump visits USS Gerald R. Ford ... Abreu testifies in smuggling case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 2, 2017 at 4:54 a.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of "lying under oath" and is demanding that he resign. Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season, but said nothing about those discussions during his confirmation hearing. Last night, Sessions said in a statement, "I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning 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 travels today to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. In his address Tuesday night, Trump said, "To keep America safe, we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war."

RUKBAN CAMP, Jordan-Syria Border (AP) — U.N. agencies are ramping up the delivery of aid to tens of thousands of Syrians stuck for months in the desert on Jordan's sealed border. But harsh weather and anxious crowds have often disrupted one of the U.N.'s most complex missions anywhere. Initially, U.N. agencies were able to deliver food and other supplies to the camps from Jordanian territory. In June, Jordan sealed its border in response to a cross-border car bomb attack.

MIAMI (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY'-oo) returns to the witness stand today in the Miami trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of illegally smuggling Cuban ballplayers to the U.S. Yesterday, Abreu testified that he ate a chunk of a fake passport while flying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel. He says he was worried about losing his $68 million contract with Chicago.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge who presided over Casey Anthony's murder trial says the Florida mother may have killed her 2-year-old daughter, but by accident. Former Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. tells the Orlando Sentinel that Anthony may have been trying to quiet daughter Caylee with chloroform and accidentally used too much. Casey Anthony was acquitted by a jury.

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