Comey: Defends FBI, takes aim at 'weasels and liars'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency on Twitter, writing, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would."


Trump will clear way for publication of classified memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said Thursday.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in early trading

Stocks fell sharply in early trading Friday, putting the market on track for its worst week in two years, as several large companies sank after reporting weak earnings. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Google's parent company, Alphabet, all dropped. Bond yields shot higher after the government reported another month of strong job gains, further stoking fears of inflation and worries that higher interest rates could weigh on companies and stock prices. Crude oil prices headed lower

  • Written by By ALEX VEIGA , AP Business Writer

Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for over 40 years

LONDON (AP) — A man who drove into worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man and injuring a dozen others, was sentenced Friday to at least 43 years in prison for what a judge called a crime driven by "malevolent hatred."


Van carrying gas canisters injures 18 in Shanghai crash

SHANGHAI (AP) — The driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters in Shanghai set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians Friday, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, police said.

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  • Written by By ERIKA KINETZ and GERRY SHIH , Associated Press