Comey firing compared to Nixon's 'Saturday Night Massacre'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey drew swift comparisons to the Nixon-era "Saturday Night Massacre." Both cases involve a president getting rid of an official leading an investigation that could ensnare the White House.


  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn for documents related to the panel's investigation into Russia's election meddling.

  • Written by CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Comey turned up Trump-Russia probe days before firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials say, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

  • Written by JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent

What US-Russia crisis? Trump seeks closer ties in WH meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and VIVIAN SALAMA , Associated Press

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers Thursday morning removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal in a contentious, months-long process that has sparked protests on both sides.

  • Written by GERALD HERBERT , Associated Press