April 18th, 2019

World News

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

By Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out ... Read More »

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Medical examiner: Clark Gable’s grandson died of overdose

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

DALLAS – A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office says an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and the sedative alprazolam. It ruled his death an accident. Gable died ... Read More »

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Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

CHICAGO – Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O’Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an open records ... Read More »

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Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network’s board

By David McFadden, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

BALTIMORE – Maryland’s governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network’s board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore’s mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joined the volunteer board in 2001, has become the public face of the University of Maryland Medical System’s “self-dealing” scandal. Beginning ... Read More »

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Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says

By Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out ... Read More »

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‘A good day’: Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Before the world glimpsed the redacted version of the special counsel’s report, President Donald Trump tried once more to frame the moment as a political victory. The 448-page report does include an account of how the president attempted to seize control of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and ... Read More »

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Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

By Elaine Ganley And Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A French judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral Wednesday but ... Read More »

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Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

By Chad Day, Eric Tucker And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White ... Read More »

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BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

DETROIT – BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires. Two years ago the company recommended that the vehicles be parked outdoors until problems are fixed. The recall expansion covers a dozen 3 Series, 5 Series and Z4 models from the 2006 model year. BMW says ... Read More »

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With redacted Mueller report imminent, Trump celebrates

By The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is celebrating the upcoming release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s 2016 election interference. The report is due to be released on Thursday. In the hours before its publication, Attorney General William Barr outlined the findings of the report and repeated Trump’s favoured phrase, ... Read More »

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Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

By Yuras Karmanau, The Associated Press on April 18th, 2019

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation’s top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s commanding lead in the polls reflects widespread ... Read More »

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