The Latest: Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress' response to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump is directing former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena.

The White House on Monday cited a legal opinion from the Justice Department, which argues ...

DOJ: McGahn can’t be forced to testify about Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says former White House counsel Don McGahn can't be compelled to testify before Congress about the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation.

The department's Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion Monday finding that McGahn would have "immunity" as ...

Trump orders Don McGahn not to testify to Congress

President Trump has ordered former White House top lawyer Don McGahn not to testify to Congress this week.

Armed with a legal opinion from the Justice Department, current White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said Mr. Trump is acting under longstanding precedent in refusing to let one of his top advisors ...

Nevada judge considers defense motions in quadruple killings

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevadans are urging a judge to dismiss some of the charges and throw out his confession based on procedural errors they say could make any conviction vulnerable to appeals.

Washoe District Court Judge Connie Steinheimer said ...

Editorials from around Ohio

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The Akron Beacon Journal, May 19

Mike DeWine and Larry Householder have won deserved applause for two-year state budget proposals that put a high priority on the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged children. For instance, the governor and the speaker ...

California judge censured for handling of traffic violation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's Commission on Judicial Performance has imposed a severe public censure on a Santa Cruz County judge who ran a red light then tried to have the ticket dismissed.

The commission said in a statement Monday that Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Ariadne J. Symons' ...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers.

On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left ...

Somali asylum-seeker detained for over 2 years released

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Lawyers representing an asylum-seeker from Somalia who's been detained for over 2 ½ years without a bond hearing say he's been released.

Acting on behalf of Mahamed Ahmed-Cali, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire sued the heads of the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, ...

Amash doubles down on Trump and impeachment

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Monday doubled down on his critical remarks of President Trump, detailing in a series of tweets why he thinks the case can be made that Trump should be impeached for obstruction of justice....

Spy vs. Spy Euphemism at the FBI

While Washington pols and pundits angrily debate who and what counts as a spy, and whether any such exotic creatures have ever been employed by the FBI, new evidence is emerging that the FBI not only...

Does Biden’s Pop in the Polls Change Anything?

Since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, former vice president Joe Biden has shot up in the polls. He now is at 38.3% nationally in the RealClearPolitics polling average, up from 29% a month ago, and holds a 19.5 percentage point lead over his nearest competitor. He has surged to a 13-point lead in New Hampshire (his lead in Iowa is smaller, but Iowa has not been polled recently).

Pittsburgh won’t enforce gun controls until suits resolved

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh has agreed not to enforce recently passed gun restrictions until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved.

An Allegheny County judge issued the order Monday after all parties agreed.

The gun restrictions were approved in April after a mass shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue ...