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  • AP obtains Comey memos on Trump interactions

    The Associated Press has obtained 15 pages of memos that former FBI Director James Comey drafted about his interactions with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department provided the documents to Congress on Thursday. The memos include details about several interactions in the first few months of the Trump administration. They include a January 2017 dinner at which Comey says Trump asked him for his loyalty, and a conversation the following month about former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. […]

  • Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

    BOISE, Idaho  — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for governor have made it a major campaign issue ahead of the May 15 primary. One candidate promised to back a long-shot effort that would allow women to be prosecuted for getting abortions, and another offered tepid support but doubted […]

  • Connecticut loses 2,000 jobs in March, likely due to storms

    HARTFORD, Conn— Preliminary figures show Connecticut lost 2,000 jobs in March, a drop that’s partly being blamed on the recent bad weather. Andy Condon, director of the Department of Labor’s Office of Research, said Thursday the largest job declines were in retail trade, accommodations and food services, “which may have been adversely affected by the nor’easters” that hit Connecticut. It marked the first month the state has seen a net job loss since October. The Department of Labor’s monthly employment […]

  • Legislative committee to vote on proposed budget changes

    HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are expected to vote on changes Democrats hope to make to the second year of the two-year state budget approved last year. The Appropriations Committee is expected to meet Friday to consider the proposal. Republican members are also expected to recommend budget changes. Ultimately, the proposals may be part of a final deal on a revised budget, which will need approval from the full General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Democratic committee leaders say […]

  • Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON  — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. The addition of Giuliani adds an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Trump has struggled to add lawyers to his legal team since the resignation of John Dowd last month. The statement from Sekulow quotes Trump as saying, “Rudy is great” and saying […]

  • Jags’ best friend? NFL team 1st with dog park inside stadium

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — These cats are for the dogs. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Thursday they plan to be the first NFL team to have a dog park inside the stadium. The 2,000-square-foot area, operated by Pet Paradise, will open this fall in the south end zone and feature artificial turf, a pool and palm trees. Fans can leave their dogs there and go watch the game. Or they can stay in the park with their dogs during the game. “People […]

  • Police speak out after Philadelphia Starbucks incident

    PHILADELPHIA  — Philadelphia’s police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city. Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, apologized to the two men on Thursday after he previously staunchly defended police for their handling of the incident. Ross said that he “failed miserably” in the messaging around the arrests. He said that the issue of race is not lost on him and he shouldn’t be the person making things worse. He said the […]

  • Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

    FLINT, Mich. — Police said a 26-year-old Michigan woman left her two infant daughters inside a suitcase on the side of the road as child welfare workers arrived to take the children away. Police said officers assisting Child Protective Services workers Wednesday were unable to find the children inside the Flint home, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. Authorities have not said why the children were being removed. WNEM-TV reports that officers looked outside the home and found the girls […]

  • Minnesota prosecutor won’t file charges in Prince’s death

    MINNEAPOLIS — The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician’s death, effectively ending the state’s two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz’s announcement on no criminal charges came just hours after documents revealed that a doctor who was accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince had agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation. Prosecutors […]

  • Houston 911 operator found guilty of hanging up on callers

    HOUSTON — Prosecutors say a former 911 operator in Houston has been found guilty of hanging up on people calling for emergency services and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. The Harris County district attorney’s office says jurors on Wednesday found 44-year-old Crenshanda Williams guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls, a misdemeanor. A judge sentenced her. Prosecutors say she worked as a 911 operator for a year and a half, ending in 2016. Records […]