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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, file photo, musician Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park in Chicago. According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died Wednesday night in Detroit at age 52. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:17 am
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:16 pm
(AP) The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The appointment gives Mueller, who led the FBI...
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May 17, 2017 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The appointment gives Mueller, who...
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This May 3, 2017, photo shows a Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other. Minneapolis-based Target has the furthest to go as it tries to put itself in...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to give the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in New London, Conn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 17, 2017 - 11:28 am
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that no other politician has been treated more unfairly by the media. But he...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 17, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The Senate intelligence committee wants former FBI director James Comey to appear before the panel in both open and closed sessions. The committee said Wednesday that it is also asking Acting FBI Director Andrew...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, the transgender soldier convicted in 2013 of illegally disclosing classified government information, will remain on active duty in a special status after her scheduled release from prison Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 10:04 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a Kansas military prison (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning says she's uncertain where her life will take her after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question at a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around U.S President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as "political schizophrenia." (Yuri Kadobnov/ Pool photo via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faced fallout Wednesday over revelations that he personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, allegations based on notes Comey wrote after the meeting...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:14 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined. Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, released a paper Wednesday that conforms with President Donald Trump's call...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits. The company says it will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. It expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the...
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