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Judge: Honolulu corruption trial to go on, despite shutdown

HONOLULU (AP) - Despite the U.S. government shutdown, a federal trial on corruption-related charges must go on against a now-retired Honolulu police chief and his former deputy prosecutor wife, a judge ruled Friday.


p>Louis and Katherine Kealoha are scheduled to go to trial in March on allegations they orchestrated the …

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.


p>BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump …

California Legislature to open office for misconduct reports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Legislature’s new office to handle sexual misconduct and other workplace complaints will open Feb. 1, more than year after the #MeToo movement rocked the Capitol and prompted several lawmakers to resign.


p>Legislative leaders announced Friday the launch of the Workplace Conduct Unit. The four-person …

Robert Mueller's office shoots down BuzzFeed's Cohen perjury report

A spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller late Friday denied a BuzzFeed report alleging President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

It is a rare public statement by Mueller’s team, which almost never comments on media reports.


p>”BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and …

Trump to make 'major announcement' Saturday on border crisis, shutdown

President Trump said he’ll make a “major announcement” Saturday about the border crisis and the partial government shutdown.

“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse,” the president tweeted Friday evening.

North Carolina elections official: Congress can see evidence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s elections director says evidence collected in an investigation into possible fraud in the nation’s last undecided congressional race is secure and ready if Congress needs to take a look.


p>State elections board executive director Kim Westbrook Strach said Friday that elections staffers are “working …