More inconsistencies in Flynn work, now with Turkish client

Flynn Intel Group told the Justice Department in March the two $40,000 payments were consulting fees for unspecified work. Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin tells The Associated Press the payments were refunds for unperformed lobbying.

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency.

Colbert welcomes fellow ‘Daily Show’ alums to ‘Late Show’

Along with Jon Stewart, former longtime anchor of the Comedy Central fake newscast, Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, all of whom, like Colbert, sharpened their satirical skills and won fans as “Daily Show” correspondents before heading out on their own.

Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces “as necessary” to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. NATO ally Turkey strongly objects to the alliance because it sees the Kurds as an extension of the insurgency raging in its southeast.

Key moments that led up to FBI Director Comey’s firing

Often lauded for his independence, Comey had come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in the agency’s investigation into the email practices of Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the final days of last November’s election.

Author of memo about Comey is overseeing Russia-2016 probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a three-page rebuke of Comey’s conduct in which Rosenstein said the FBI director had usurped the attorney general’s authority last year when he announced that the FBI was closing its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email as secretary of state.

Fire burns home on southwest side

The fire was reported at a home at 13807 block of Cliftgate Pass, in the Timbercrest neighborhood just off U.S. 24 .

Unoccupied apartment catches fire

Fire was reported at the tri-plex apartment building in the 1000 block of Oneida Street just east of downtown Fort Wayne around 4:30 p.m.