House Judiciary Panel Approves Subpoenas For Mueller Report

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., permission to issue subpoenas to the Justice Department…

Brunei Invokes Laws Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex, Adultery

SINGAPORE (AP) — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s shores. The penalties were provided for under new sections of Brunei’s Shariah Penal Code.…

Despite Setbacks, Hamas’ Grip on Gaza Has Never Been Tighter

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza’s Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants’ increasingly unpopular rule. And yet Hamas’ control over Gaza is tighter…

Heartbeat Abortion Ban Heads To Georgia Governor’s Desk

‘By BEN NADLER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Watchful eyes now turn to Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, wondering when he might sign a “heartbeat” abortion ban that he supported and helped push through. The Georgia House gave final approval Friday to legislation outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the bill…

Democrats Push for Early Release of Mueller Report on Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Democrats intensified their demands for Robert Mueller’s full report after learning the special counsel’s findings from his Trump-Russia investigation run to more than 300 pages, while President Donald Trump boasted of total exonerationbased on a four-page summary by his attorney general. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was told by Attorney General…

Icelandic Budget Airline WOW Air Ceases Operations

By EGILL BJARNASON Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceased operations on Thursday, stranding passengers across two continents. In a statement on its website the airline, which had earlier suspended all its flights, told passengers there would be no further flights and advised them to check flights with other airlines…

Mueller’s Evidence is Likely a Massive Amount of Material

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Democrats say they want “all of the underlying evidence” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But what is all of that evidence? Mueller’s team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants and interviewed more than 500 witnesses. That means the special counsel likely compiled thousands, if not millions,…