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Trump-Russia Probe…Pennsylvania Police Shooting…FEMA Breach…Flight Attendant Release

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles. The report’s details remain a mystery, accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepares to release the “principal conclusions” soon.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The district attorney in Pittsburgh says he disagrees with a jury’s decision to acquit a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he ran from a car involved in a drive-by shooting. But Stephen Zappala Jr. says it is the people of Pennsylvania who decide guilt in criminal cases, and “they have spoken.” A jury Friday deliberated fewer than four hours before clearing ex-East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld in the 2018 death of Antwon Rose II.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump tweeted that he had reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, but the move left officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads. A person familiar with the action told The Associated Press on Friday that Trump had called off additional large-scale sanctions on North Korea, not sanctions that had already been announced.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. FEMA said it is correcting the problem and found no indication that data was compromised.

HOUSTON (AP) – A flight attendant just released from the custody of U.S. immigration authorities after more than a month of detention says her release feels “incredible.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it released Selene Saavedra Roman on Friday evening from a Conroe, Texas, detention center. Her lawyer says Mesa Airlines had mistakenly reassured the enrollee in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that she could work a flight to Mexico, but she was detained upon her return.

New Zealand Bans Semi-Automatics…Flooding from Cyclone Continues…May Blaming Parliament

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Ardern said a sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed by a complete ban on the weapons after new laws were enacted. An amnesty for owners was planned while officials develop a formal buyback scheme.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency has confirmed that a third pilot was in the cockpit as the flight crew struggled to keep the plane aloft during the next-to-last flight of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed in October. However, Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Thursday disputed reports citing recordings of cockpit discussions during the aircraft’s final, fatal flight.

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) – A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Still rising floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and entire towns.

BRUSSELS (AP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a backlash from lawmakers who have taken umbrage with her decision to blame lawmakers for the country’s inability to forge a consensus on a divorce deal with the European Union. May told a frustrated public in a televised address to the nation that she was on their side in efforts to carry out the results of the 2016 referendum to leave the EU. But many lawmakers – whom she needs to win over to get her deal passed – are infuriated.

RENO, Nev. (AP) – A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. According to a grand jury transcript obtained by The Associated Press, the Reno detective testified last week that Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman broke into tears and repeatedly called himself an “idiot” before confessing to the murders hours after his arrest on Jan. 19.