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AP learns fired McCabe kept personal memos regarding Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos regarding Trump that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey detailing interactions with him, The Associated Press has learned....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the attack of the bowling balls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suspense hung over the public square for hours. Were Japanese regulatory authorities really dropping bowling balls on American cars as part of a dark plot to keep the autos out of the Japanese market?...

Bye-bye box seats? Tax law may curb corporate cash at games
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing?...

Talks on $1.3 trillion US spending bill hit critical stage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary....

Chaos rules: Left and right, Trump advisers in hot water
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Look left. Look right. Maybe offer a pre-emptive farewell....

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information....

The Latest: Trump says McCabe 'caught, called out and fired'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):...

White House pushes back against reports of tumult, purges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is pushing back against talk of a staffing purge, insisting that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown....

New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storage
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's underground repository in New Mexico....

Obama to visit Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Japan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is embarking on a weeklong tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan....

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The Latest: Trump says McCabe 'caught, called out and fired'

AP learns fired McCabe kept personal memos regarding Trump

AP learns fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe maintained personal memos regarding President Donald Trump

Talks on $1.3 trillion US spending bill hit critical stage

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Retirees protest across Spain to demand pension hike

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