Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 6:09pm
President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 6:09pm
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business.
Gillian Flaccus and Steven Dubois, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 5:39pm
A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said.
Kyle Potter, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 5:29pm
A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker thrust into the lieutenant governor's office by U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation abruptly took the oath of office and resigned her state Senate seat on Friday, a swift reversal for the longtime Republican senator who had resisted the job and its duties.
Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 5:13pm
President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over immigration legislation that is unlikely to ever reach his desk.
The U.S. government has filed an asset forfeiture complaint involving an ancient mosaic believed to have been looted from war-torn Syria and illegally imported into the United States, where authorities say it was seized from a California man.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
May 25th - 4:47pm
Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.