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Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report to Attorney General

FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON-Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in…

Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips due to Metal Fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday the products were produced on Nov. 30, 2018,…

Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online. Facebook says there is no evidence that employees had…

FDA Approves Drug for Treating Postpartum Depression

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics’ Zulresso, an IV drug given over 2 ½ days. Sage said…

Jury: Roundup Weed Killer is Major Factor in Man’s Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.…

Shopko to Close all Remaining Stores

DULUTH, Minn. – Shopko has announced they will be closing all of their remaining store locations by June 16. The company says additional store closings include Ely, Moose Lake, Two Harbors, Aitkin, Spooner,…

Trump Issues First Veto After Rebuke of Border Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well…

Milwaukee Police Need Nationwide Help in Missing Girl Search

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee's police chief says authorities are asking for help "from the entire nation'' to find a missing 2-year-old girl after a man was arrested on suspicion of killing her mother. Chief Alfonso Morales says Dariaz Higgins has been…

Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill 49; 1 man Charged

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” One man was arrested…

Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

WASHINGTON - In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate voted 59-41 for a resolution to halt Trump's emergency order. Trump has promised…

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas - Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is running for president. The 46-year-old officially announced his 2020 Democratic primary bid Thursday with an online post. After months of teasing a bid, he's finally, formally hoping to turn buzz from a…

US Moves to Lift Remaining Gray Wolf Protections

BILLINGS, Mont. - U.S. wildlife officials want to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections and declare the species recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal released Thursday would put wolves under state…

Man Arrested for Killing Mother of his Child, Girl Missing

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police have arrested the man wanted for killing the mother of his child, wounding a second woman and for abducting the toddler. But, there is no sign of the 2-year-old girl. Dariaz Higgins was taken into custody…

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