Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton….
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists….
Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves ‘no collusion’
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Donald Trump pushed back against the idea of election meddling, dismissing it as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory….
Anger bubbles over at funerals for Florida shooting victims
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — As families began burying their dead, authorities questioned whether they could have prevented the attack on a South Florida high school where a gunman took the lives of 14 students, the athletic director, a coach and a geography teacher….
Suspect was a ‘good shot’ on NRA-backed school rifle team
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs….
Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally….
Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders….
Strong quake rekindles memories of past disasters in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago….
Israel’s Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy
A serial survivor of scandals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble once more after police recommended a range of bribery and other charges against him in two separate investigations. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, the process could drag on for months, and the determined, loquacious leader is digging in his heels….
The Latest: US’ Biney eliminated in short-track speedskating
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):…