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  • The Latest: US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi — a claim the Saudi government has denied. That’s according to a U.S. official familiar with the […]
  • Supreme Court challenge filed to Whitaker appointment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer is leading an effort to lure the Supreme Court into the dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. Lawyer Thomas Goldstein says the high court should rule quickly that President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead the Justice Department […]
  • US to accuse Iran of violating chemical weapons treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to accuse Iran of violating an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Friday. The officials said the administration plans to announce next week that Iran is not complying with the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical […]
  • Trump says he should have gone to Arlington on Veterans Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have visited Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day — a traditional presidential act. Trump, who rarely admits a faux pas, told “Fox News Sunday” that “in retrospect, I should have” gone, but he was busy on calls and had just returned from abroad. Trump was […]
  • The Latest: GOP senator hits challenger over lobbying work

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:10 p.m. As Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race intensifies, Republicans are slamming Democrat Mike Espy’s lobbying work for an African leader who was later charged with crimes against humanity. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and a GOP campaign group […]
  • Political ‘veteran’ at age 36 eyed for Trump chief of staff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother as he flashes a broad grin in a selfie taken with Mike Pence just moments after the Indiana governor was named Donald Trump’s running mate. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a pivotal role in Trump’s […]
  • Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election after the allegations became public in […]
  • GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans who have spent the last two years arguing that there was bias in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department are preparing to subpoena two key witnesses in the final weeks of their majority — former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, […]
  • AP Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate’s name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for “Republican Party” with the abbreviation for “Reform Party” and pick both in the same race. Some voters just cast blank ballots. On […]
  • Texas Democrat attends House orientation amid contested race

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has been in Washington attending orientation for new members of Congress despite Republican incumbent Rep. Will Hurd continuing to hold a lead of 1,000-plus votes in their contested race to represent a sprawling West Texas district. Ortiz Jones could seek a recount and still has a couple […]
  • Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed legislation that elevates the importance of cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security. The legislation the president signed into law on Friday creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS. The new agency will become the focal point at the department for protecting critical infrastructure, […]
  • Trump says will name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew Wheeler, a former congressional aide and lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency since his scandal-plagued predecessor resigned earlier this year, got President Donald Trump’s nod Friday for the permanent job. Wheeler’s promotion from acting to permanent EPA chief would keep him as a methodical and effective agent in Trump’s […]
  • Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman is currently presiding over a trial in New York to determine if Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross […]
  • US negotiating possible “resolution” in Russian agent case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun-rights activist accused of being a Russian agent is negotiating a “potential resolution” to her criminal case, federal prosecutors and her lawyers said Friday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and prosecutors in Washington made the disclosure in a joint court filing , the first acknowledgement that the 30-year-old is potentially working on […]
  • Trump says he ‘very easily’ answered Mueller questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn’t submitted his answers to investigators yet. “You have to always be careful when […]
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