Sessions facing Congress amid new Russia probe details

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump. And he will be bracing for an onslaught of lawmakers' questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year's White House campaign.

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  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Trump's AG considers special counsel in uranium deal


WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said, in responding to concerns from Republican lawmakers.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Russia drafts legislation targeting foreign media


MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S. made to a Russian TV channel.

  • Written by By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

US producer prices rise 0.4 in October on higher food prices


WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level climbed 0.4 percent in October and 2.8 percent over the past year, biggest annual jump in more than five years and a sign that an improving economy may finally be reviving inflationary pressures.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer