Washington awaits results after Mueller wraps Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as today.

‘Brace ourselves’: Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

BEIRA, Mozambique — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi climbed past 600.

Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea — a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers throughout Washington scratching their heads.

Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administration’s pro-drilling stance.

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit.