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38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.
The department determined that those 38 people were "culpable" in 91 cases of sending classified information in messages that ended up in Clinton's personal email. The 38 are current and former State Department officials but were not identified in the report that was sent to Congress this week.
The investigation covered 33,000 emails that Clinton turned over for review after her use of the private email account became public. The department said it found a total of 588 violations involving information then or now deemed to be classified, but could not assign fault in 497 cases.
Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanations for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine are drawing alarm from Republicans.
Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida tells reporters that he and others are concerned about remarks from the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney. At a Thursday news conference, Mulvaney essentially acknowledged a quid pro quo with Ukraine that Trump has long denied.
The comments undermined the White House defense in the impeachment probe.
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says Mulvaney clarified later that there was no quid pro quo. But Rooney says Mulvaney's comments cannot simply undone by a follow-up statement.
In remarks at the White House, Trump stood by Mulvaney.
Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff.
While those independent prosecutors investigated Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton before Congress launched impeachment proceedings, the ongoing probe of Trump's dealings with Ukraine was started by lawmakers.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is leading the probe with two other committees at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Schiff, a former U.S. attorney, compares the three committees who are hearing evidence from witnesses in the Ukraine probe to a grand jury. Despite Republican complaints that the process should be public, he says that they have to gather evidence behind closed doors to ensure the integrity of the process.
The Latest: Mexico says 8 died in Culiacan cartel clash
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say eight people were killed in gunbattles in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan in what is being described as a failed operation to detain the son of convicted Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
Federal security officials said in a news conference Friday that those killed include one civilian, one member of the National Guard, one prisoner and five attackers.
Officials said late Thursday that troops had come under fire from a house while on patrol and found Ovidio Guzmán López inside. But on Friday they said that it was an operation specifically intended to arrest him on a warrant issued by a judge for extradition to the United States.
Officials say they pulled back when heavily armed cartel gunmen unleashed torrents of gunfire across the city.
World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first female spacewalking team is making history high above Earth.
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out without a male crewmate. Their job is to fix a broken part of the station's solar power network.
America's first female spacewalker from 35 years ago, Kathy Sullivan, is delighted. She says it's good to finally have enough women in the astronaut corps and trained for spacewalking for this to happen.
NASA originally wanted to conduct an all-female spacewalk last spring, but did not have enough medium-size suits ready to go.
Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — Many faith leaders, activists and politicians in Baltimore have one thing in common: They were mentored by Rep. Elijah Cummings.
The congressman, who died Thursday at 68, inspired and advised others, sharing his political wisdom.
Among those who consulted the Baltimore Democrat was Marilyn Mosby, who as the top prosecutor in the city brought charges in 2015 against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a neck injury in the back of a police van.
Mosby says: "He was there with me. He said he believed in me."
FAA confronts Boeing over undisclosed internal communication
Boeing was aware of troubling instant messages between two employees regarding their communications with federal regulators over its now-grounded 737 Max jet, but the company waited months to disclose them.
Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson demanded an explanation from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in a letter Friday.
The content of the 2016 messages isn't clear, but FAA says they deal with communication between Boeing and the FAA when Boeing was seeking approval for the Max.
FAA says it "finds the substance of the document concerning" and is disappointed that Boeing waited months before bringing them to the agency's attention.
International regulators have criticized Boeing's communication with FAA over a Max flight system implicated in crashes that killed 346 people.
Boeing shares are down almost 4%.
LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks stunned Justin Verlander with first-inning home runs, James Paxton made the early lead stand up and the New York Yankees beat Houston 4-1 Friday night, cutting the Astros' lead in the AL Championship Series to 3-2.
After the Astros scored on a wild pitch, LeMahieu homered on Verlander's second pitch and Hicks homered off the right-field foul pole, his first long ball since July after a lengthy injury layoff.
Paxton pitched six innings, and the Yankees' bullpen followed with shutdown relief.
Now the teams head back to Texas, where the series resumes Saturday night without a day off.
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The Latest: Mayor: Chief drank before falling ill in car
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor says that the police superintendent told her that he had a couple of drinks with dinner the night he later pulled over his vehicle because he felt lightheaded and fell asleep.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Superintendent Eddie Johnson also told her what he told the media about that he had recently changed medications and felt ill while driving home early Thursday and pulled over. She also says Johnson did the right thing by calling for an investigation by the department's Internal Affairs division.
Johnson called for the investigation so that the public would be confident that both he and officers called to the scene after someone spotted him asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle acted properly.
Lightfoot says she has "no reason to doubt" Johnson's account of what happened, saying that she knows about various medical issues including high blood pressure that Johnson is dealing with.
BATTLE OF MIDWAY-SUNKEN WARSHIPS
Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships
MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A group of deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships is honing in on sonar readings of debris fields in the Pacific Ocean.
A research vessel called the Petrel is launching underwater robots about halfway between the U.S. and Japan in search of warships from the Battle of Midway.
The expedition is part of an effort started by the late Paul Allen, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft. Expedition leader Robert Kraft says Allen gave the crew a mission to preserve history and honor the people who fought on these great battleships.
The group has just confirmed the identity of one lost Japanese ship, the Kaga, and is looking for another in the same area.
Two U.S. ships and five Japanese vessels sank during the 1942 Battle of Midway. Until now, only the USS Yorktown had been located.
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