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Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign....

Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon episodes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long regarded as having one of the shrewdest political minds among recent presidents, Bill Clinton has at times angered and alienated Democrats and Republicans alike while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton....

The Latest: Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon moments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Bangladesh under spotlight as terror attacks escalate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The taking of hostages by gunmen in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter is the latest in a string of attacks that have sparked international alarm and prompted the United States and Bangladesh to promise more cooperation against violent extremism in the Muslim-majority nation....

Democrats want gun votes, leave options open if GOP says no
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats want Republicans to allow House votes on Democratic-backed gun control bills, and they haven't ruled out a return to disruptive tactics if they're rebuffed....

City settles lawsuit over rush-hour convention protest ban
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia has lifted a blanket ban on rush-hour protests in its central business district during the Democratic National Convention and has agreed to give a demonstration permit to an anti-poverty group....

Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe; man had speeding tickets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding complicates the question....

Tesla crash could hurt sentiment on driverless cars
DETROIT (AP) -- It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared....

US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Friday that as many as 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took office in 2009....

Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday....

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FILE - In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in Washington. Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch says the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) AP Photo/Cliff Owen

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