Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN , Associated Press

FBI director blasted by Democrats after probe revelation

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey's testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign's closing days.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE and SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Attorney: Oklahoma state senator plans to resign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign his seat by Wednesday evening, his attorney said.

  • Written by SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press

Martin McGuinness, IRA leader turned peacemaker, dies at 66

DUBLIN (AP) — Martin McGuinness took up arms to fight British soldiers in the streets but ended up shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II. A militant who long sought to unify Ireland through violence, he became a peacemaking politician who earned the respect, and even the friendship, of his former enemies.

  • Written by SHAWN POGATCHNIK , Associated Press

US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and DAVID KOENIG , Associated Press