'Truth prevails': Cosby accuser hails guilty verdict


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The woman Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting tweeted "Truth prevails" Friday, the morning after a jury came back with a verdict that could send the 80-year-old comedian to prison for the rest of his life.

  • Written by By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER , Associated Press

EPA chief gets congressional scolding over ethical lapses


WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are harshly criticizing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half truths" and "twisted" allegations, an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Funerals set for 3 of 4 slain in the Waffle House shooting


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for three of the four fatal victims of the Waffle House shooting rampage, their deaths mourned as donations poured in Thursday for victims of last weekend's attack.

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  • Written by By SHEILA BURKE , Associated Press

Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that personal attorney Michael Cohen handles very little of his legal work, but did represent him in the "crazy Stormy Daniels deal," a rare presidential public reference to the porn star who claims she had sex with the president in 2006.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and TOM HAYS , Associated Press

Pompeo dives into NATO diplomacy as allies confront Russia


BRUSSELS (AP) — Less than 24 hours after assuming his post, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plunged Friday into NATO diplomacy as the allies sought to toughen their response to Russian interference on its periphery and elsewhere.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and LORNE COOK , AP Diplomatic Writer