Sessions defends Comey firing, ties it to Clinton email case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. But he refused to discuss any private conversations he had with the president leading up to Comey's firing and would not say if he had discussed with the president an FBI investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in Northern California's wine country, the many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in those fires will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.

  • Written by By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERENCE CHEA , Associated Press

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. refugee agency.

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  • Written by By DAR YASIN , Associated Press

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

BOSTON (AP) — A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.

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  • Written by By MATT O'BRIEN , AP Technology Writer