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By Hamza Shaban Twitter on Thursday encouraged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after the company discovered a bug that revealed the passwords in an unencrypted form in an internal log. Twitter said in a blog post that “we have no reason to believe password information ever left Twitter’s systems or was misused by anyone.” But the company urg…

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Devlin Barrett, Philip Bump and Josh Dawsey Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said Wednesday night that Trump made a series of payments reimbursing his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 settlement with an adult film actress - appearing to contradict Trump's assertion last month that he was unaware …

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Michael R. Caputo underwent an intense three hours of questioning from investigators from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, and the East Aurora political consultant emerged sounding shaken. "They have every bit of information you could possibly have on the Trump campaign," said Caputo, who worked for the Trump effort in late 20…

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By Michael S. Schmidt WASHINGTON – Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's election interference, has at least four dozen questions on an exhaustive array of subjects he wants to ask President Donald Trump to learn more about his ties to Russia and determine whether he obstructed the inquiry itself, according to a list of the questions obtained by The…

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WASHINGTON – East Aurora political consultant Michael R. Caputo will be interviewed by staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday in his second appearance before congressional panels probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Caputo will appear before the committee staffers Tuesday morning, sources told The Buffalo News Saturday. An a…

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By Paul Kane WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., sought Friday to defend his dismissal of the House chaplain, a decision that has roiled the chamber in recent days, with some members of both parties questioning his motives. At a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Friday morning, Ryan said he had received a couple of complaints about the Rev. Patric…

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By Anna Fifield GOYANG, South Korea - The leaders of North and South Korea made a bold pledge Friday to work toward a “common goal” of denuclearizing their peninsula and formally ending the Korean War by the end of this year, following a historic day of talks on the border that has divided them for almost seven decades. It was a day marked by an astonishing level of …

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By GRAHAM BOWLEY and JON HURDLE NORRISTOWN, Pa. – A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him of similar assaults against them. On t…

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By Karoun Demirjian WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who’ve questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote represents the political scrutiny Pompeo is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the …

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By NEAL E. BOUDETTE DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. replaced its chief executive officer a year ago, handing the job to Jim Hackett. But it may be another year before the company starts to show clear signs of a revival under the new boss. On Wednesday, the automaker said it was accelerating efforts to slash costs and planned to stop making the Focus, the Fusion and …

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By Lisa Rein, John Wagner and Joshua Dawsey WASHINGTON - Ronny L. Jackson, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew from consideration Thursday amid mushrooming allegations of professional misconduct that raised questions about the White House vetting process. “The allegations against me are completely false and …

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By THOMAS FULLER and CHRISTINE HAUSER SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was a rash of sadistic rapes and murders that spread terror throughout California, long before the term was commonly used. The scores of attacks in the 1970s and 1980s went unsolved for more than three decades. But on Wednesday, law enforcement officials said they had finally arrested the notorious Golden Sta…

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By Amanda Coletta TORONTO - One was a great-grandmother who loved the Toronto Blue Jays. Another was a single mother from Sri Lanka. And one was a “super happy and energetic young woman” who volunteered to build homes in the Dominican Republic. The three women were among the 10 people killed on Monday afternoon when a 25-year-old man rammed a white rental van into pe…

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Oluwakemi Mogaji has only been riding a bike for two years but the 24-year-old graduate student is undaunted by an upcoming 4,000-mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle. Mogaji, who friends and family call Kemi, harbors an adventurous spirit that began to flourish even before she and her family emigrated eight years ago from Nigeria to Syracuse. She is pursuing a career…

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By DAN BILEFSKY and IAN AUSTEN TORONTO – The man identified as the van driver who traumatized Toronto was a socially troubled computer studies graduate who briefly joined Canada’s military last year and posted a hostile message toward women on Facebook moments before his deadly rampage, according to accounts by police and his acquaintances on Tuesday. The suspect, Al…