Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction


WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported.

  • Written by By JAKE PEARSON and MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

AP-NORC poll: Most in US think Trump meddled in Russia probe


WASHINGTON (AP) — A clear majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll shows. Just one in five support his decision to oust James Comey from the FBI.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press

Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people — many at point-blank range — before they were slain by security forces, police said Thursday.

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  • Written by By ABDI GULED , Associated Press

Congressman's shooting first test for Trump-era gun debate


WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day that gunfire shattered the morning calm of suburban Washington, dozens of family members of those killed by past gun violence had gathered in the capital to lobby against Republican-backed legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers.

  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES AND CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Government: 7 killed in explosion at east China kindergarten


BEIJING (AP) — Seven people were killed and 59 injured in an explosion Thursday at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China as relatives were picking up their children at the end of the school day, local officials said.