Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race
In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company
A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years.
FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect
The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.
Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel
The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas on imported aluminum and steel, which it calls a national security threat.
Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns
Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own weapons because of limited weapons laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement's failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior.
A look at Trump's threat of a March 5 deadline for Dreamers
President Donald Trump is still trying to pressure Congress to pass immigration legislation by March 5. Thanks to the federal courts, the impact of his deadline is less threatening than it was originally, at least for now.
Report: Ex-employee source of Garrison Keillor allegations
The person who first accused the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" of inappropriate conduct with a female employee was a disgruntled male staffer who spoke up after he was fired from the show last summer, according to a report published Friday.
Under fire, Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure
Chief of staff John Kelly is ordering changes to the White House security clearance process after allegations against an ex-aide.
Trump to visit Florida, likely meeting survivors, parents
President Donald Trump said Friday he's traveling to Florida "to meet with some of the bravest people on earth." He was expected to thank first responders to the horrific high school shooting and may come face-to-face with parents, survivors and others, some of whom have angrily called for firm action to prevent future assaults.
Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.