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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. The use of a grand jury suggests Mueller and his investigators are likely to hear from witnesses and demand documents in the coming weeks and months. The person who confirmed to The Associated Press that Mueller had turned to a grand jury was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are leaving Washington with simmering tensions between them and the White House now out in public for all to see. The president is angry about what the Republican-led Congress couldn't do _ repeal Obamacare _ as well as one of the few things it did: approve a Russia sanctions bill he detests. They'll face voters back home who have cause for frustration about an unproductive Congress led by a party given over to infighting.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arraignment was reset in U.S. court in Las Vegas for a British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, but arrested on federal charges that he created and distributed malicious software to collect bank-account passwords. A federal magistrate judge said Thursday that Marcus Hutchins will stay in custody pending a hearing Friday afternoon to determine if he will hire his own lawyer or have one appointed to his case. The 22-year-old Hutchins entered no plea.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out after midnight in one of the world's tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below. More than 40 floors of the 86-story Torch Tower building were burning on one side of the building, an Associated Press journalist near the scene said. Residents could be seen crying with several saying the fire broke out just after 1 a.m. Dubai's Civil Defense later said firefighters had brought the blaze under control.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he's switching parties to join the Republicans as President Donald Trump visited the increasingly conservative state. Justice told about 9,000 Trump supporters at a rally in Huntington on Thursday night that he will be changing his registration Friday. He says that he recently visited the White House twice with proposals on manufacturing and coal, that neither he nor Trump are politicians and they both ran to get something done.
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