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Mueller team questions deputy AG amid probe of Comey firing

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it probes the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. It is not clear exactly when the conversation took place, or how long it lasted, but Rosenstein is relevant …

Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building

CANBERRA, Australia — Two anti-nuclear weapons campaigners have scaled the entrance awning of Australia’s foreign ministry and unfurled a banner to protest the government’s failure to endorse a U.N. nuclear disarmament treaty. Gem Romuld and Papatya Danis climbed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade building near Parliament House in the national capital Canberra on …

NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at the two credit monitoring companies, the Democratic attorney general …

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

ROSEAU, Dominica — Hurricane Maria swept over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. Fierce winds and driving rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours as Maria caused …

Post vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech student; 3 arrests

ATLANTA — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia …

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar –  With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves. Though an estimated 412,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh …

Florida city settles Zombicon shooting death suit for $40K

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida city has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for a mass-shooting at a Zombie-themed festival. The News-Press reports that the Fort Myers City Council passed the settlement for 20-year-old Expavious Taylor’s estate without comment Monday. Zombicon was one of the most popular celebrations in southwest …

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome to town

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30 — the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma. Duchene, 22, was actually waiting to board her Florida-bound flight from Albany International Airport when she saw the news that the newly named tropical storm …

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she planned to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to immigrants like them. “We’re in this fight to win for the …

More protests set for Tuesday after quiet night in St. Louis

LOUIS — Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend. More demonstrations are expected Tuesday, four days after a judge found ex-officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of …

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