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Six Democratic House chairs demand full Mueller report

Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

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Barr preparing a summary of Mueller report's key conclusions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is preparing a summary of the findings of the special counsel investigating Russian election interference. The release of Barr's summary of the report's main conclusions is expected sometime Sunday. The White House says it hasn't been briefed on Robert Mueller's confidential report. The nation's top Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has told House Democrats that a summary of conclusions won't be enough as she pressed for the entire report. Mueller's 22-month investigation reached its official end on Friday, the day the report was submitted

Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing. The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5. The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner. The buyers of three tickets shared the country's largest jackpot. It

Powerball numbers drawn for estimated $625M jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers have been drawn for the estimated $625 million Powerball game. The numbers picked in Saturday night's drawing are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5. It's not immediately clear if there is a winner for what would be the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever. The estimated lump sum payout on $625 million would be $380.6 million before taxes. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner. The buyers

Man arrested in fierce subway attack captured on video

NEW YORK (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a vicious attack on a homeless woman that was caught on video. Marc Gomez faces charges of assault and harassment and is awaiting arraignment Saturday evening. Authorities could not say whether he had an attorney to speak for him. Police say the 78-year-old woman was riding a train in the Bronx around 3 a.m. March 10 when he kicked and punched her repeatedly in the face and body. The woman left the train at the next stop and was met by medical workers who treated her for cuts to the face, bleeding and swelling.

Man arrested in fierce subway attack captured on video

NEW YORK (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a vicious attack on a homeless woman that was caught on video. Marc Gomez faces charges of assault and harassment and is awaiting arraignment Saturday evening. Authorities could not say whether he had an attorney to speak for him. Police say the 78-year-old woman was riding a Bronx-bound train around 3 a.m. March 10 when he kicked and punched her repeatedly in the face and body. The woman left the train at the next stop and was met by medical workers who treated her for cuts to the face, bleeding and swelling.

Record number of people visit national parks in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A record number of people visited Alaska's national parks in 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The National Parks Service says visits to its parks in Alaska topped 2.9 million, the highest number of visits recorded for the state, and up from about 2.7 million in 2014. The Daily News reports that the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway had the most visits in the state last year, and it was the only national park site in Alaska to top 1 million visits. Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, a remote volcano crater park site on the Alaska

The Latest: Barr decision on report to cause fireworks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local): 5 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told House Democrats she would reject any classified briefing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying the information must be provided to Congress in a way that allows lawmakers to discuss it publicly. That's according to a person on the call Saturday who asked for anonymity to discuss the private session with Democratic lawmakers. The person said Pelosi told Democrats "the takeaway" from the call is that the American people "deserve the truth."

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital. The Grapevine section of the interstate was closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol's traffic incident website said the accidents occurred amid thick fog. Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Ron Haralson said a dozen people were transported to the hospital. One was in critical condition, four others sustained minor injuries and seven more had minor injuries. The injured included a

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School victims have gathered at the school to tell their stories, nearly 20 years after the tragedy. It was on April 20, 1999, that two Columbine students gunned down 12 other students and a teacher in the Denver suburb of Littleton. A dozen parents, siblings, former students and others who suffered through the ordeal met with reporters at the school on Saturday, ahead of next month's anniversary. They spoke of forgiveness and inclusion, healing and resolve, and the balm that sometimes only silence can bring to the grieving.

4 injured, 30 cars involved in pileups on California highway

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two pileups involving several dozen vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have left at least four people critically injured. The Grapevine section of the interstate were closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol's traffic incident website said the accidents in Gorman occurred amid thick fog. The injured included a 21-month-old child and a horse. The Grapevine carries traffic over mountains between greater Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. The wrecks caused traffic on northbound