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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Amid swirl of controversy, Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta steps down

Tony Podesta, a Democratic power lobbyist, announced to colleagues Monday that he is stepping down amid a series of indictments that cast a shadow on work his firm had done …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Trump fumes as Mueller probe enters new phase with charges

President Donald Trump moved quickly Monday to distance himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and another aide, saying Paul Manafort’s alleged misdeeds occurred …

Trump in a Twitter flurry the day before Russia investigation charges may come

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of messages attacking Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a day before the first charges may be announced from a special prosecutor investigating Russian …

New York City police probe threats sent to CNN’s Don Lemon

The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Turkey regulators say no U.S. probe into banks, denying reports

Turkish banks aren’t under investigation and U.S. authorities haven’t sent any information or documents to their Turkish counterparts, Mehmet Ali Akben, the head of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Securities officials probing S. Carolina nuke plant fiasco

Securities regulators are investigating the failure of a nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina, according to a release Tuesday from one of the plant’s co-owners.

Rick Pitino out at Louisville as expected amid federal probe

Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville’s iconic men’s basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps …

EPA watchdog expands probe of Pruitt’s travel

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday.

AP source: Man behind Trump dossier talks to investigators

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators has recently spoken with a former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, according to …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Vegas probe examines possible bombing plan

Authorities hunting for a motive behind the carnage at a Las Vegas concert are looking into the possibility that gunman Stephen Paddock planned additional attacks, including a car bombing.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Venezuela bars opposition activist from traveling to Europe

Venezuelan authorities have opened an investigation into the wife of a prominent opposition activist under house arrest after finding a large amount of cash in her car.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Mueller team has draft letter on Comey firing, source says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is in possession of a letter drafted by President Donald Trump and an aide, but never sent, that lays out a rationale for …

What Trump said about Comey, Clinton emails

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended last year without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who for months has held it up as an example …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

South Sudan should probe death of U.S. reporter: rights group

An international human rights group said the killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Fox to air probe into ‘Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?’ next month

The Fox network next month will air an investigation into the shooting deaths of rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 6:44 p.m.

Ecuador’s congress green-lights corruption probe against VP

Ecuador’s congress cleared the way Friday for Vice President Jorge Glas to be investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Committee hears from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump met for hours with congressional investigators Tuesday in a closed-door appearance …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Maduro seeks probe of opposition over Trump’s military talk

President Nicolas Maduro asked the pro-government constitutional assembly Monday to investigate the opposition for allegedly supporting Donald Trump’s remarks on using military action to resolve Venezuela’s political crisis.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Flynn details tie to data firm, transition pay

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Bashing Hillary Clinton back in style among Republicans

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton is back, as Republicans try to make people forget its failure to do much this year by bashing the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. The GOP is …

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

President Donald Trump’s eldest son and his former campaign chairman won’t be forced to testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating …

Trump lashes out at ‘bad,’ ‘conflicted’ Russia investigators

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as “very bad and conflicted people,” responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into …

Senate panel meets with special counsel Mueller in Russia probe

The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee in an effort to ensure their investigations …

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Putin dismisses U.S. claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as “a load of nonsense” the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him.

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Utah’s Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a “mid-life crisis” had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee …

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu questioned in corruption probe

Israeli police investigators questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours Monday night as part of a criminal probe into whether he received bribes from wealthy businessmen.