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The Latest: Dems blame Trump administration on Jackson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:43am

The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary (all times local):

The Latest: Judge appoints former judge as special master

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:41am

The Latest on maneuvers by lawyers trying to negotiate who will get to view materials seized in April 9 raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer (all times local):

Trump rips Comey, says he won't be involved in Russia probe

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:41am

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he "won't be involved" in the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, even as he warned he could change his mind, blasted his own Justice Department and accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying about Trump's eyebrow-raising trip to Moscow in 2013.

White House takes questions at Take Your Kid to Work Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:40am

What's President Donald Trump's favorite animal? Does he like candy?

'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:37am

A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.

Conjoined twins separated at Houston hospital discharged

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:34am

Twin girls born in 2016 conjoined at the chest and abdomen have been discharged from a Houston hospital more than three months after separation surgery.

The Latest: Arizona parent of 2 kids at camp backs teachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:33am

The Latest on teacher protests in Arizona and Colorado (all times local):

Longtime prosecutor takes over Weinstein case in NYC

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:30am

A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Khan has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to two people familiar with the case.

Police: Man hit, killed after leaving car over road rage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:28am

Police in Virginia say a man who got out of his car in the middle of a highway because of a road rage incident was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over.

US lifts sanctions placed on Colombian soccer team in 2014

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:27am

The Trump administration lifted Thursday U.S. sanctions that had been placed on a popular Colombian soccer team for alleged ties to a drug cartel.

'Cry Closet' helps University of Utah students de-stress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:24am

A University of Utah student has created a space to help his peers cope with their testing anxiety — The Cry Closet.

Mattis says Iran nuclear deal includes 'robust' verification

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:23am

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday emphasized the value of certain aspects of the Iran nuclear agreement, even as President Donald Trump considers pulling out of the 2015 deal, which he has attacked repeatedly and this week called "insane."

Man accused of killing mother with guitar ruled competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:22am

A judge says an Iowa man is competent to stand trial on allegations that he used an electric guitar to beat his mother to death.

Trump meets wounded soldiers, pledges support for vets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:21am

President Donald Trump welcomed a group of wounded soldiers to the White House on Thursday and declared his administration will support soldiers and veterans "every single day, now and always."

Another Mississippi city agrees to jail and bail changes

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:19am

Civil rights lawyers have persuaded another Mississippi city to commit to changing the way it jails poor people.

The Latest: Greitens' lawyer argues to disqualify AG Hawley

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:19am

The Latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

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Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Trump says North Korea has made major nuclear concessions

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:11am

President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea has made concessions to the U.S. in advance of a potential summit with Kim Jong Un in the coming months, while the U.S. hasn't given up anything.

Crews resume search for 5-year-old lost in river's torrent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:07am

Police in Maine say they've resumed the search for a 5-year-old lost in the frigid Androscoggin River, as people bring flowers to the site where the boy and his brother fell into the river.