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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's first public comments on the Russia probe report have renewed the heated back-and-forth over what his investigation found and didn't find. In his remarks Wednesday, Mueller said federal rules prevented him from charging President Donald Trump with a crime, but he noted that he didn't exonerate the president. Trump responded by claiming there was insufficient evidence and suggested that he was therefore innocent. He declared, "The case is closed!"
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's political system has been roiled by parliament's vote to dissolve itself after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. That sends the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year. The new election campaign looks to complicate Netanyahu's precarious legal standing. Israel's attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption cases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the White House wanted the Navy to move a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain before President Donald Trump arrived in Japan last week. The Wall Street Journal, citing an email it reviewed, reports that a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official detailed plans to military officials for Trump's arrival. One directive said: "USS John McCain needs to be out of sight." Trump tweeted that he "was not informed about anything having to do" with the ship during his recent trip.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A tour agency says the family members of seven South Koreans killed during a boat capsizing in Budapest will fly to the Hungarian capital as early as Thursday night. The Very Good Tour agency in South Korea says its staff will take 16 family members to Budapest. An agency official says the seven dead are among 30 South Koreans who had been on a package tour in Europe. Three other South Koreans _ two guides and a photographer _ were also aboard the capsized boat, together with two Hungarians.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they have found a body believed to be a 5-year-old Utah girl taken from her home and killed by her uncle five days ago. Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen said Wednesday that the body believed to be Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley was found in a heavily wooded area less than a block from her home. Jensen said her 21-year-old uncle told his lawyer where the body was hidden. A positive identification is pending.
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