Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on two coasts have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.
Apple details news app, credit card at services event
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple laid out the details of its news subscription service, Apple News Plus, and a new credit card at an event Monday.
US experts revisit breast implant safety after new concerns
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in an ongoing debate about their potential health effects.
New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall won't seek Senate re-election
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020 in a move that opens up a secure Democratic seat to competition.
New Jersey Senate postpones vote on legal recreational pot
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use Monday, when the Senate leader postponed a vote because he couldn't muster enough support in the chamber.
The Latest: Ship channel could stay closed several more days
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local): 11:30 a.m.
Some Americans cheer Mueller's report, others feel let down
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.
Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
Justice sought for 4 Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador
It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts.
Trump declares victory now but legal perils far from over
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as "complete and total exoneration" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but his legal perils are far from over.
In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday launched a pointed attack of President Donald Trump and his policies, speaking feet away from one of Trump's Manhattan properties.
Petrochemical cleanup continues; Houston Ship Channel closed
HOUSTON (AP) — An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday.
American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model.
US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center.
Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh.
FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week
NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.
Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case
MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation.
No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said Saturday.
Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters.
Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigators in New York, even though special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation with no additional indictments.
Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S.
Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court.
Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill
HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel.
Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US
A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said.