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.



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

US soldier charged with killing 2 plotted 1999 school attack


THERESA, N.Y. (AP) — Court records show that a U.S. Army soldier charged with killing his wife and a New York State Police trooper once plotted to shoot up his Michigan middle school while a teenager.