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  • Trump says he’ll review murder case against ex-Army commando

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will be “reviewing” the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings. Trump tweeted that “at the request of many” he will examine allegations that Mathew Golsteyn hunted down […]
  • Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleased a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel. Trump and Rudy Giuliani used Twitter and television […]
  • Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn’t that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. New York-based Cadre, in which Kushner still holds […]
  • Scope of investigations into Trump has shaped his presidency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump’s White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump’s presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late […]
  • Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death

    The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared […]
  • Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport. And, as a bonus, a decent golf game. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff. And when his first pick turned him down, sparking a frantic search, the president turned to the man he’d […]
  • Trump visits Arlington cemetery for holiday commemoration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday for a holiday commemoration. In a steady rain, Trump visited the cemetery during an annual event in which holiday wreaths are laid to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. The president’s trip to Arlington came about […]
  • O’Rourke, other Dems don’t want tent city’s contract renewed

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday where they said that 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a […]
  • Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a bulldozer operator, then moved into […]
  • Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed House race

    BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Six months ago, election officials in rural North Carolina’s Bladen County resolved to tighten security at their headquarters and protect the ballots stored there by installing an alarm and video cameras and securing an unlocked door that leads to another government office. The fixes never got done before Election Day. The […]
  • Democrat Sherrod Brown, mulling 2020, sets online town hall

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator plans an online town hall Sunday as he considers running for president in 2020. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland is coming off a decisive re-election victory in November that helped bring him national attention as a potential national candidate. Brown says his message is on “the dignity of work” […]
  • Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said “vicious and politically motivated attacks” against him had “created an unfortunate […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s relationship with the truth tends to be borderline, at best, when it comes to the border. So it was this past week when he made a flurry of false or unsupported statements about immigration. He said, with no evidence, that migrants are plagued with disease. He asserted that Mexico […]
  • Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for “open and specific” talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the INF treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord […]
  • Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, “Is it over yet?” quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can’t come soon enough, even for its own members. […]
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