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Senator: Intel panel to look into alleged wiretap...Warner calls Trump allegation 'reckless'...Liver transplant pioneer dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 10:02 a.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he believes President Donald Trump's allegations that his predecessor ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower will become part of the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton told "Fox News Sunday" that "We're going to follow the facts wherever they lead us." Trump has provided no evidence of his tweeted accusation that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is calling President Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations "very reckless." Sen. Mark Warner says it feels like an attempt by the president "to distract us by throwing out unsubstantiated information." The Virginia Democrat spoke on CBS's "Face The Nation."

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are searching for the person who shot a Sikh man in the Seattle suburb of Kent. The victim told police that a man he didn't know came up to him Friday night as he worked on his car and told him to "go back to your own country" before shooting him in the arm. The incident comes after an Indian man was killed and another wounded in a recent shooting at a Kansas bar that federal agencies are investigating as a hate crime.

DUETTE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say two people are dead after their twin-engine plane crashed in the Tampa Bay area. A sheriff's office spokesman says both victims' bodies were recovered from a wooded area of northeastern Manatee County. Officials told the Bradenton Herald that the crash yesterday sparked a wildfire before emergency responders could reach the wreckage.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Renowned doctor Thomas Starzl has died. He performed the world's first liver transplant in 1963, the world's first successful liver transplant in 1967, and pioneered kidney transplantation from cadavers. He later perfected the process by using identical twins and, eventually, other blood relatives as donors. The University of Pittsburgh says he died yesterday at his home in Pittsburgh. Starzl was 90.

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