Trump set to defy FBI, allow release of classified memo
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said….
Comey: Defends FBI, takes aim at ‘weasels and liars’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency on Twitter, writing, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would."…
Q&A: How a secret GOP memo became a bitter point of conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the two weeks since the #Releasethememo hashtag first sprouted on Twitter, a secret congressional report on the Russia investigation has gone from an obscure, classified document to a bitter point of conflict between not only Democrats and Republicans but also the White House and the FBI….
Van carrying gas canisters injures 18 in Shanghai crash
SHANGHAI (AP) — A minivan hauling gas canisters whose driver ignited his vehicle while smoking plowed into pedestrians near a prominent park and burst into flames in downtown Shanghai on Friday, injuring 18 people in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, local authorities reported….
Still a trickle, but refugees sick of exile return to Syria
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Desperate to escape Syria's terrors, Ammar Maarawi bolted. In early 2016, he paid smugglers and endured a dangerous sea crossing to Greece and an exhausting journey by train, bus and foot through Europe….
UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya
GENEVA (AP) — About 90 people were feared drowned after a smuggler's boat mostly carrying Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya's coast early Friday, the U.N.'s migration agency said….
Party animal Arizona lawmaker expelled after #MeToo movement
PHOENIX (AP) — Known for booze-fueled partying and good-ol' boy, clownish behavior, Rep. Don Shooter spent the past seven years as a hard-to-miss fixture who wielded considerable power at the Arizona state Capitol….
Hot heads or cold feet? North Korea’s mixed Olympic messages
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite all the attention North Korea is getting for its conciliatory gestures ahead of the South Korean Winter Olympics, it is stepping up some unusually pointed verbal attacks on Donald Trump's administration and conservatives in the South Korean government and media….
12-year-old girl booked after accidental LA school shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Valenzuela was in class when he heard the bang, and then the screaming….
Method vs. Message: How sports can start a movement
Colin Kaepernick's first two "protests" drew scant attention. He sat on the bench, out of uniform, virtually unnoticed. His third got some buzz after a reporter tweeted a picture
of the 49ers bench that had nothing to do with the quarterback but caug…