Gay rights group launches $26M campaign ahead of midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's leading gay rights groups, is launching a $26 million political organizing effort ahead of next year's midterm elections.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE , AP Washington Bureau Chief

The obscure sanctions law that made the Kremlin see red

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s unusual campaign-season meeting with a Russian lawyer supposedly covered an obscure sanctions law that has infuriated the Kremlin.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

AP SPIN METER: White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House complained that Senate Democrats are obstructing President Donald Trump's qualified nominees. Democrats countered that the administration has only itself to blame for the slow pace of filling vacancies.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russian lawyer describes being summoned to Trump Tower

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian lawyer said she was summoned to Trump Tower during last year's presidential campaign to meet with Donald Trump Jr. and asked if she had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, according to an interview aired Tuesday by NBC's "Today" show.

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  • Written by By CHAD DAY and NEKESA MUMBI MOODY , Associated Press