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WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President Donald Trump's claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower by the Obama administration will become a part of his panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Also, a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he believes the wiretapping allegation will become part of that committee's investigation into Russian actions during the election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute allegations made on Twitter by President Donald Trump that Barack Obama as president ordered the tapping of Trump's phones during the presidential campaign. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. The New York Times reports that FBI Director James Comey has argued that the claim is false and has to be corrected.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says North Korea on Monday fired "several" banned ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles into waters off its east coast, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. It's not i clear what type of missile was fired or the exact number; Pyongyang has staged a series of missile test-launches of various ranges in recent months.
WARWICK, Mass. (AP) — A small Massachusetts town is grieving after a woman and her four children were killed in a house fire. The Boston Globe reports dozens of churchgoers gathered at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Warwick for an emotional Sunday service. The five victims perished in a fire that reduced their home to rubble early Saturday morning. Two other family members escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Roman Catholic authorities in El Salvador say the Vatican is studying a possible miracle attributed to slain Archbishop Oscar Romero that could lead to the once-controversial cleric's canonization. San Salvador's archbishop says church officials in the country are "convinced" of the miracle's authenticity. Romero was shot by a sniper in 1980 while celebrating Mass at a hospital chapel. He was beatified in 2015.
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