By BRITAIN EAKIN
Bringing the first indictment directly related to Russian election meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three organizations with illegally plotting to sow political discord and sway the election for then-candidate Donald Trump.
By TIM RYAN
President Donald Trump on Friday announced the nominations of five new United States attorneys to positions in states across the country.
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Florida’s child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records.
By DAN MCCUE
The Interior Department announced Friday that the sale of leases on 77.3 million acres off the Southeast coast for oil and gas exploration will occur on March 21.
By NICHOLAS IOVINO
The fate of five lawsuits seeking to hold the world’s biggest oil companies liable for global climate change hinges on a murky jurisdictional question that could get some cases booted out of federal court.
A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement.
By ROBERT KAHN
On Valentine’s Day in 1912 Arizona became a state, and a 3-year-old boy dressed as Cupid was ringbearer at the state’s first Jewish wedding. The little boy’s name was Barry Goldwater. Yes, that Barry Goldwater.
By SEAN DUFFY
How would humans react if we made contact with aliens? Pretty well, researchers say.
By NATHAN SOLIS
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted a 32-year-old Texas man accused of carrying out a five-day, 2 million-email attack on the Los Angeles County Superior Courts computer system in July 2017.
By SABRINA CANFIELD
The Fifth Circuit heard Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office defend his state’s foster child care system Thursday by saying that counsel for the class of 12,000 foster kids “cherry-picked” a dozen tragic cases of abuse, rather than using a random sample.
By NICHOLAS IOVINO
Proving that officials intentionally sought to suppress conservative speech at the University of California Berkeley last year won’t be easy, despite a vague policy that gives college administrators broad power to restrict speaking events, a federal judge said Friday.
By BARBARA LEONARD
A Brussels court warned Facebook to expect up to $124 million in fines if it does not comply with an order to stop collecting data about Belgians, media there reported Friday.
By ZACK HUFFMAN
The lotto winner hoping to preserve her anonymity need not worry about lost interest on her half-billion-dollar jackpot after the New Hampshire Lottery Commission agreed Thursday to let her trust collect.
By MATT REYNOLDS
A case touching on the freedom of the press to report at southern border ports crossed into the Ninth Circuit on Friday, as civil rights advocates argued border officials have placed unconstitutional burdens on photographers and videographers.
By NICK MCCANN
A state ethics commission formally charged former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber with 10 counts of using his state contacts to benefit his fiancée’s consulting firm.
The American Museum of Natural History gave a sneak peek Thursday of Fishnado, a display of hundreds of models of biofluorescent marine species that will feature in the museum’s new ocean exhibit.
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Former New Mexico state Senator Phil Griego will spend 18 months behind bars and pay more than $47,000 in fines for bribery, fraud, and misuse of his former position to earn commission in the sale of a state-owned building.
A conservative legal group in Wisconsin brought a lawsuit against a Democratic state representative, claiming he violated the state’s open-records law by refusing to provide electronic records and insisting on printing them to charge more than $3,000 for one batch of emails.
A group of HIV-positive plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against pharmacy giant CVS and its subsidiaries in federal court Friday, claiming that the company’s pharmacy insurance plan violated their privacy by forcing them to purchase HIV/AIDS medication at CVS retail stores or have them mailed to their homes.
Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week’s shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation’s gun debate.
Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly on Friday ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration “must do better” in how it handles security clearances.
A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years.
Housing starts, which track new residential construction, jumped by 9.7 percent in January to the highest level since October 2006, the Commerce Department said Friday.
By LORRAINE BAILEY
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, a General Electric investor seeks to hold former CEO Jeff Immelt and the company’s board of directors individually responsible for GE’s nearly 50 percent decline in value over the past year.
The Maine Republican Party’s executive director says he alone was responsible for running an anonymous website that published articles Democrats say slandered their unsuccessful local candidate.
Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for trips over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt’s home city of Tulsa.
Friday’s 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.
A Rhode Island state senator under investigation by state police since January was arrested Friday on charges of video voyeurism and extortion.
Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team.
In a turbulent morning for the Turkish press, one court in Istanbul condemned six journalists to life in prison Friday while another ordered the release of a reporter who has spent the past year jailed without a charge.
The United States and Turkey pulled back from the brink of a potentially disastrous crisis on Friday, agreeing to normalize badly strained relations over Syria and other issues that had threatened the NATO allies’ longstanding ties.
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda was nominated Friday to serve a second five-year term as the head of the central bank.
Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.
Indian investigators on Friday ordered two wealthy jewelers to be questioned about an alleged $1.8 billion scam at a large state-owned bank, a news report said.
Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he’s not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president — but he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month’s presidential election.