• Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.

    First he has to get elected.

    The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced Friday he is running for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch.

  • Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

    And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.

  • FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure.

  • Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after a federal indictment charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election:

    PUTIN'S CHEF

    One of the key figures indicted with plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential is a Russian restaurateur believed to have ties to President Vladimir Putin.

  • Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies on Friday with interfering in the 2016 election by assuming U.S. identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political rallies from afar.

    President Donald Trump tweeted that the indictment proves there was "no collusion!" with Russia. The White House repeated that point, sending out a statement with "NO COLLUSION" in all caps.

  • Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

    NEW YORK (AP) - Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances.

  • Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

    And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.

  • Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

    The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.

  • Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.

    And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.