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  • Vermont's transgender candidate getting death threats

    Vermont's transgender candidate getting death threats

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:08:51 GMT
    Vermont's transgender gubernatorial candidate says she's been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.More >
    Vermont's transgender gubernatorial candidate says she's been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.More >
  • States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:08:48 GMT
    The 19 states that sued the Texas company fear the plans, if disseminated online, could be used by people who are not legally permitted to buy or possess guns. (Source: CNN)The 19 states that sued the Texas company fear the plans, if disseminated online, could be used by people who are not legally permitted to buy or possess guns. (Source: CNN)

    The 19 states that sued the Texas company fear the plans, if disseminated online, could be used by people who are not legally permitted to buy or possess guns.

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    The 19 states that sued the Texas company fear the plans, if disseminated online, could be used by people who are not legally permitted to buy or possess guns.

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  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:08:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Michael Cohen say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours.

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    Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Michael Cohen say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours.

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  • US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

    US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:06:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug...

    A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

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    A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

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  • Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:06:12 GMT
    The Trump administration is set to roll back a key piece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, proposing regulations that give states wide authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas...More >
    The Trump administration is set to roll back a key piece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, proposing regulations that give states wide authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.More >
  • The Latest: EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

    The Latest: EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:06:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug...
    The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants.More >
    The Trump administration has proposed a major rollback in Obama-era restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants.More >
  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:05:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...

    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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  • Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

    Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:03:57 GMT
    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has begun its fourth day of deliberations.More >
    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has begun its fourth day of deliberations.More >
  • The Latest: Dem: White House looks like criminal enterprise

    The Latest: Dem: White House looks like criminal enterprise

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:03:40 GMT
    The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wants to know what to do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case.More >
    The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wants to know what to do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case.More >
  • Lawmakers want Congressional Gold Medal for Aretha Franklin

    Lawmakers want Congressional Gold Medal for Aretha Franklin

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:02:46 GMT
    A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is introducing legislation to honor Aretha Franklin posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal.More >
    A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is introducing legislation to honor Aretha Franklin posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal.More >
  • Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

    Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:02:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gon...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gon...

    Meanwhile, Americans seem to be more satisfied with their local police and the post office than with their neighborhood school.

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    Meanwhile, Americans seem to be more satisfied with their local police and the post office than with their neighborhood school.

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  • The Latest: Envoy: Sanctions based on malicious insinuations

    The Latest: Envoy: Sanctions based on malicious insinuations

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:01:51 GMT
    UK calls on EU to weigh possible toughening of sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
    UK calls on EU to weigh possible toughening of sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow poisoned a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
  • US adds to growing list of sanctions on Russia

    US adds to growing list of sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-21 22:01:48 GMT
    UK asks Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
    UK asks Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
  • Kavanaugh tells senator Roe v. Wade is settled law

    Kavanaugh tells senator Roe v. Wade is settled law

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:50:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, but she has spoken highly of President Donald Trump's nominee.

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    Republican Sen. Susan Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade, but she has spoken highly of President Donald Trump's nominee.

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  • Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

    Michael Flynn not yet ready to be sentenced, prosecutors say

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:50:00 GMT
    Prosecutors with the special counsel's office say President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced.More >
    Prosecutors with the special counsel's office say President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not yet ready to be sentenced.More >
  • Missouri Democrats hope minimum wage measure helps McCaskill

    Missouri Democrats hope minimum wage measure helps McCaskill

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:49:54 GMT
    (Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hi...(Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hi...
    Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority.More >
    Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority.More >
  • Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

    Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:42:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). First lady Melania Trump speaks as she attends the 6th Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Summit at Health and Human Service in Rockville, Md., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). First lady Melania Trump speaks as she attends the 6th Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Summit at Health and Human Service in Rockville, Md., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
    Melania Trump is encouraging technology and social media companies to provide more opportunities for children to share ideas on how to be good citizens online.More >
    Melania Trump is encouraging technology and social media companies to provide more opportunities for children to share ideas on how to be good citizens online.More >
  • Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:42:37 GMT
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo MartinPresident Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martin

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

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    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

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  • Sen. Warren: Ban lawmakers from owning individual stocks

    Sen. Warren: Ban lawmakers from owning individual stocks

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:39:26 GMT
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants a lifetime ban on members of Congress from getting hired as lobbyists after they leave public office, as well as a ban on owning or trading individual stocks while in office.More >
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants a lifetime ban on members of Congress from getting hired as lobbyists after they leave public office, as well as a ban on owning or trading individual stocks while in office.More >
  • The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

    The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:38:45 GMT
    The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming.More >
    The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming.More >
  • Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

    Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-08-21 21:19:47 GMT
    Federal authorities are telling Florida election officials they have not seen any "new or ongoing compromises" of state and local election systems.More >
    Federal authorities are telling Florida election officials they have not seen any "new or ongoing compromises" of state and local election systems.More >
  • The Latest: Democrat McCaskill noncommittal on Kavanaugh

    The Latest: Democrat McCaskill noncommittal on Kavanaugh

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:59:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. ...
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation.More >
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation.More >
  • States move quickly to tap into money for election security

    States move quickly to tap into money for election security

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:52:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State office, left, takes a look at a new voting machine that produces a paper record being tested at a polling...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Kelly Monroe, investigator with the Georgia Secretary of State office, left, takes a look at a new voting machine that produces a paper record being tested at a polling...
    States are tapping into $380 million approved by Congress to help them shore up their election systems amid ongoing threats of Russian interference.More >
    States are tapping into $380 million approved by Congress to help them shore up their election systems amid ongoing threats of Russian interference.More >
  • Trump looking to best Obama's travel schedule for midterms

    Trump looking to best Obama's travel schedule for midterms

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:52:16 GMT
    President Donald Trump is preparing to embark on an aggressive campaign schedule this fall to boost Republican candidates on the ballot in 2018.More >
    President Donald Trump is preparing to embark on an aggressive campaign schedule this fall to boost Republican candidates on the ballot in 2018.More >
  • Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq

    Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-08-21 19:36:24 GMT
    US. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq was from Spokane.More >
    US. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq was from Spokane.More >
  • AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:09:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...

    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.

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    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.

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  • Trump endorses billionaire Friess for Wyoming governor

    Trump endorses billionaire Friess for Wyoming governor

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:06:10 GMT
    President Donald Trump is backing billionaire conservative Foster Friess in Republican primary for Wyoming governor's office.More >
    President Donald Trump is backing billionaire conservative Foster Friess in Republican primary for Wyoming governor's office.More >
  • Trump accuses de Blasio of slogan theft

    Trump accuses de Blasio of slogan theft

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:20:42 GMT
    President Donald Trump says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is ripping off his rhetoric.More >
    President Donald Trump says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is ripping off his rhetoric.More >
  • 'Scorched earth' spending in Wisconsin governor's race

    'Scorched earth' spending in Wisconsin governor's race

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:09:27 GMT
    A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million television ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.More >
    A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million television ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.More >
  • MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

    MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-08-21 15:24:14 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment commissioner Julie Menin, center, Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president of MSG live, left, and Bruce Gillmer, global hea...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment commissioner Julie Menin, center, Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president of MSG live, left, and Bruce Gillmer, global hea...
    MTV is launching a drive to get young people registered and voting this fall, the first time the youth-centric network is doing so in a non-presidential election year.More >
    MTV is launching a drive to get young people registered and voting this fall, the first time the youth-centric network is doing so in a non-presidential election year.More >
  • Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat

    Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-08-21 14:13:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...
    Faced with Mueller's silence on Russia investigation, Trump looks to John Brennan for a foil as he attacks probe.More >
    Faced with Mueller's silence on Russia investigation, Trump looks to John Brennan for a foil as he attacks probe.More >
  • Correction: Russia Sanctions story

    Correction: Russia Sanctions story

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:45:04 GMT
    The United Kingdom is asking the Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
    The United Kingdom is asking the Trump administration to impose further sanctions on Russia in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.More >
  • FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

    FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-21 13:37:10 GMT
    The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers.More >
    The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers.More >
  • Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

    Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-08-21 05:18:50 GMT
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once advised Ken Starr and others investigating Bill Clinton not to give the president "any break" in questions regarding the details of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.More >
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once advised Ken Starr and others investigating Bill Clinton not to give the president "any break" in questions regarding the details of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.More >
  • Watergate wisdom? Cohen lawyer turns to Nixon turncoat

    Watergate wisdom? Cohen lawyer turns to Nixon turncoat

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:49:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2012 file photo, John Dean, White House counsel to President Nixon, speaks in Washington, D.C., during an event sponsored by the Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Water...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Monday, June 11, 2012 file photo, John Dean, White House counsel to President Nixon, speaks in Washington, D.C., during an event sponsored by the Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Water...
    Michael Cohen's lawyer says he has been having frequent chats with John Dean, the former White House counsel who turned on President Richard Nixon.More >
    Michael Cohen's lawyer says he has been having frequent chats with John Dean, the former White House counsel who turned on President Richard Nixon.More >
  • The Latest: Dem seeks vote to restrain Trump on clearances

    The Latest: Dem seeks vote to restrain Trump on clearances

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:43:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...
    The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has filed an amendment to spending legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from arbitrarily revoking security clearances.More >
    The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has filed an amendment to spending legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from arbitrarily revoking security clearances.More >
  • No verdict in Manafort trial after 3 days of deliberations

    No verdict in Manafort trial after 3 days of deliberations

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:43:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawli...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawli...

    The trial is the first courtroom test of the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller, though the case doesn't involve allegations of Russian election interference.

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    The trial is the first courtroom test of the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller, though the case doesn't involve allegations of Russian election interference.

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  • Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

    Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:30:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...
    President Donald Trump is capitalizing on the silence of special counsel Robert Mueller, attempting to elevate one of his most outspoken critics as the public face of the Russia probe.More >
    President Donald Trump is capitalizing on the silence of special counsel Robert Mueller, attempting to elevate one of his most outspoken critics as the public face of the Russia probe.More >
  • Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

    Stacey Abrams' record complicates 'radical' label from GOP

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:30:36 GMT
    Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia as a progressive who's knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done.More >
    Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia as a progressive who's knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done.More >
  • Trump predicts immigration issue will power GOP in midterms

    Trump predicts immigration issue will power GOP in midterms

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:44:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Sheriffs attend an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Sheriffs attend an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is using a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, returning to the fight over the U.S. southern border.More >
    President Donald Trump is using a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, returning to the fight over the U.S. southern border.More >
  • Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

    Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:35:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Esther Htusan). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, second left, listens to a Rohingya religious and community leader in the Internally Displaced People's camps during a visit by the R...(AP Photo/Esther Htusan). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, second left, listens to a Rohingya religious and community leader in the Internally Displaced People's camps during a visit by the R...
    Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations...More >
    Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to growing nationalism.More >
  • The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

    The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:35:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.More >
    Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth.More >
  • Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

    Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:00:05 GMT
    (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to th...(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to th...
    A lawyer for a Democratic legislative leader is challenging businessman Greg Orman's right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.More >
    A lawyer for a Democratic legislative leader is challenging businessman Greg Orman's right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.More >
  • Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

    Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-08-20 23:34:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins protesters objecting to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally Capitol in Washington.  Schume...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joins protesters objecting to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally Capitol in Washington. Schume...
    Left-wing groups criticizing Sen. Schumer for not forcing wavering Democrats into line against Kavanaugh.More >
    Left-wing groups criticizing Sen. Schumer for not forcing wavering Democrats into line against Kavanaugh.More >
  • Trump assails Mueller following Times report

    Trump assails Mueller following Times report

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-08-20 22:51:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

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    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

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  • West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

    West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:37:33 GMT
    (Perry Bennett/ West Virginia Legislature via AP). This Aug. 6, 2018 photo made available by the West Virginia Legislature shows members of the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee looking at a $7,500 floor map in the office of West Virginia Supreme...(Perry Bennett/ West Virginia Legislature via AP). This Aug. 6, 2018 photo made available by the West Virginia Legislature shows members of the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee looking at a $7,500 floor map in the office of West Virginia Supreme...
    The West Virginia Senate has passed rules addressing the impeachment trial of three state Supreme Court justices in a spending scandal.More >
    The West Virginia Senate has passed rules addressing the impeachment trial of three state Supreme Court justices in a spending scandal.More >
  • Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

    Trump administration less concerned about conserving oil

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:34:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo a car is filled with gasoline at a station in Windham, N.H. Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new polic...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo a car is filled with gasoline at a station in Windham, N.H. Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new polic...
    Pointing to petroleum alternatives, Trump administration says it's less concerned about conserving oil than in the past.More >
    Pointing to petroleum alternatives, Trump administration says it's less concerned about conserving oil than in the past.More >
  • Giuliani clarifies his 'truth isn't truth' puzzler

    Giuliani clarifies his 'truth isn't truth' puzzler

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:30:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H.  ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H. ...

    Trump's personal attorney was trying to make the case that having the president sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.

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    Trump's personal attorney was trying to make the case that having the president sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.

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  • Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

    Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:19:21 GMT
    Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing as first lady with a trip to several African countries in October.More >
    Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing as first lady with a trip to several African countries in October.More >
  • Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

    Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:15:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind Trump to survive.More >
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind Trump to survive.More >
  • The Latest: Trump notes border agent's 'perfect English'

    The Latest: Trump notes border agent's 'perfect English'

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:04:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump welcomes Customs and Border Patrol agent Adrian Anzaldua, right, on stage to speak during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump welcomes Customs and Border Patrol agent Adrian Anzaldua, right, on stage to speak during an event to salute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
    President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, joking the agent could speak "perfect English.".More >
    President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, joking the agent could speak "perfect English.".More >
  • Record number of women have won major party primaries

    Record number of women have won major party primaries

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:23:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. More women than ever before have won...(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. More women than ever before have won...

    This could pave the way for November battles to significantly increase the number of women in elected office and change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control.

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    This could pave the way for November battles to significantly increase the number of women in elected office and change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control.

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  • Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked

    Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:59:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is consi...
    Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.More >
    Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.More >
  • Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

    Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:44:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawli...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawli...
    As jurors in Virginia weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another, separate trial looming in the nation's capital.More >
    As jurors in Virginia weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another, separate trial looming in the nation's capital.More >
  • US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-08-20 15:13:22 GMT
    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.

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    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.

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  • Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

    Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-08-20 14:24:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump salutes on his arrival on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump salutes on his arrival on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public.More >
    The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public.More >
  • Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'

    Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was 'wretched'

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-20 08:05:36 GMT
    President Trump's national security adviser bemoans 'wretched' Iranian nuclear deal in talks with Israeli PM.More >
    President Trump's national security adviser bemoans 'wretched' Iranian nuclear deal in talks with Israeli PM.More >
  • Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

    Steve Bannon says GOP must rally behind Trump to survive

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:37:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated...
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind President Donald Trump to survive.More >
    Sounding alarms about the midterm elections, former adviser Steve Bannon says Republicans must rally behind President Donald Trump to survive.More >
  • Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

    Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:31:02 GMT
    Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.More >
    Former CIA Director John Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.More >
  • Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

    Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:25:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'".More >
    President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'".More >
  • Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:25:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H.  ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H. ...
    'Truth isn't truth': Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani explains why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview with special counsel.More >
    'Truth isn't truth': Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani explains why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview with special counsel.More >
  • Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:09:09 GMT
    More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year _ setting a U.S. record and battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected...More >
    More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year _ setting a U.S. record and battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office and change the debate on key issues.More >
  • Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

    Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:13:25 GMT
    New York Governor says President Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but not New Yorkers.More >
    New York Governor says President Donald Trump has fooled many people in this country, but not New Yorkers.More >
  • AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts

    AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:48:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material.More >
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material.More >
  • AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

    AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

    Sunday, August 19 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-19 19:48:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material.More >
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material.More >
  • Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

    Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

    Sunday, August 19 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-08-19 19:35:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo). In this July 26, 2018 photo, an information booklet about a "tort reform" measure appearing on Arkansas' ballot sits on a table at a breakfast meeting of pastors in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Family Council Action Committee, ...(AP Photo/Andrew Demillo). In this July 26, 2018 photo, an information booklet about a "tort reform" measure appearing on Arkansas' ballot sits on a table at a breakfast meeting of pastors in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Family Council Action Committee, ...
    A so-called tort reform proposal on Arkansas' ballot that expected little trouble winning passage in deeply red Arkansas is running into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally.More >
    A so-called tort reform proposal on Arkansas' ballot that expected little trouble winning passage in deeply red Arkansas is running into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally.More >
  • Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

    Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

    Sunday, August 19 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-08-19 17:42:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file). FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right speaks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Dave Dodson, a political newcomer an...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file). FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right speaks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dave Dodson, a political newcomer an...
    Wealthy businessman and political outsider Dave Dodson takes on low-key incumbent Sen. John Barrasso in Wyoming Republican primary.More >
    Wealthy businessman and political outsider Dave Dodson takes on low-key incumbent Sen. John Barrasso in Wyoming Republican primary.More >
  • Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

    Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:54:29 GMT
    A federal judge has upheld HUD's decision to delay an Obama-era antidiscrimination rule.More >
    A federal judge has upheld HUD's decision to delay an Obama-era antidiscrimination rule.More >
  • Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

    Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-08-19 13:28:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/James Nord). In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo, Democratic governor candidate Billie Sutton campaigns at a fair in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sutton is seeking to become the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades.(AP Photo/James Nord). In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo, Democratic governor candidate Billie Sutton campaigns at a fair in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sutton is seeking to become the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades.
    Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his career and ability to walk led to politics _ and he's giving Democrats hopes of capturing South Dakota governor...More >
    Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his career and ability to walk led to politics _ and he's giving Democrats hopes of capturing South Dakota governor for the first time in over four decades.More >
  • Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

    Minnesota Democrats endorse Ellison amid abuse allegation

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-08-19 11:28:20 GMT
    (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison addresses his campaign volunteers and supporters before sending them off on a door knocking campaign, Friday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Minneapolis. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon...(Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison addresses his campaign volunteers and supporters before sending them off on a door knocking campaign, Friday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Minneapolis. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon...
    Minnesota Democrats are endorsing Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid for state attorney general, despite an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.More >
    Minnesota Democrats are endorsing Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid for state attorney general, despite an allegation of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend.More >
  • Pacifist, socialist leader David McReynolds dead at 88

    Pacifist, socialist leader David McReynolds dead at 88

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:47:48 GMT
    Longtime pacifist and socialist activist David McReynolds has died at age 88. McReynolds died Friday in a hospital after suffering a fall in his New York City apartment.More >
    Longtime pacifist and socialist activist David McReynolds has died at age 88. McReynolds died Friday in a hospital after suffering a fall in his New York City apartment.More >
  • Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

    Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:16:34 GMT
    The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel.More >
    The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel.More >
  • Somali-American candidate: Wants to 'instill hope in people'

    Somali-American candidate: Wants to 'instill hope in people'

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:38:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen). In this Aug. 16, 2018 photo, Democrat Ilhan Omar, the nation's first Somali-American legislator who won her party's congressional primary in the race, talks during an interview at Peace Coffee in Minneapolis. Just two years ago,...(AP Photo/Jeff Baenen). In this Aug. 16, 2018 photo, Democrat Ilhan Omar, the nation's first Somali-American legislator who won her party's congressional primary in the race, talks during an interview at Peace Coffee in Minneapolis. Just two years ago,...
    Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota legislator heavily favored to become a new Muslim voice in Congress, says she wants to get people talking about the kind of nation the U.S. should be.More >
    Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota legislator heavily favored to become a new Muslim voice in Congress, says she wants to get people talking about the kind of nation the U.S. should be.More >
  • Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

    Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:02:49 GMT
    Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.More >
    Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor.More >
  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-18 17:12:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Pro...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Pro...
    Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe.More >
    Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe.More >
  • DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

    DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-08-18 14:38:50 GMT
    A federal judge won't require the Trump administration to process new applications to a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation.More >
    A federal judge won't require the Trump administration to process new applications to a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation.More >
  • California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

    California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:41:30 GMT
    (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP). In this May 4, 2018 photo, Vanna In, center, poses for photos with two of his three children, Thanny, left, and Jeevin in Fresno, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, he pardoned ...(Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP). In this May 4, 2018 photo, Vanna In, center, poses for photos with two of his three children, Thanny, left, and Jeevin in Fresno, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, he pardoned ...
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is pardoning three former prisoners who otherwise face deportation to Cambodia, including one who served six years for murder and has since become a youth pastor.More >
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is pardoning three former prisoners who otherwise face deportation to Cambodia, including one who served six years for murder and has since become a youth pastor.More >
  • Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

    Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:37:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said t...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said t...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was "inartful" when he said America "was never that great.".More >
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was "inartful" when he said America "was never that great.".More >
  • Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

    Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:37:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Federal court is seen as the second day of jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Federal court is seen as the second day of jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

    The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial is refusing to release the names of jurors.

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    The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial is refusing to release the names of jurors.

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  • US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

    US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:12:04 GMT
    Nearly all of that money, initially pledged by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in February, had been on hold and under review since he was fired in March. A small fraction of that amount was released in June. (Source: CNN)Nearly all of that money, initially pledged by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in February, had been on hold and under review since he was fired in March. A small fraction of that amount was released in June. (Source: CNN)

    APNewsBreak: Citing increased contributions from anti-IS coalition partners, the Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict.

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    APNewsBreak: Citing increased contributions from anti-IS coalition partners, the Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict.

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  • US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

    US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

    Saturday, August 18 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-08-18 11:06:47 GMT
    The U.S. Treasury is slapping sanctions on Myanmar security forces for their alleged involvement in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the Southeast Asia nation.More >
    The U.S. Treasury is slapping sanctions on Myanmar security forces for their alleged involvement in violent campaigns against ethnic minorities across the Southeast Asia nation.More >
  • US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

    US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-08-18 10:44:58 GMT
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon will send a hospital ship to Colombia to help cope with strains on medical systems caused by the Venezuelan refugee crisis.More >
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon will send a hospital ship to Colombia to help cope with strains on medical systems caused by the Venezuelan refugee crisis.More >
  • Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

    Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

    Saturday, August 18 2018 3:01 AM EDT2018-08-18 07:01:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington.
    President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the...More >
    President Donald Trump's admission that he is going after security clearances to punish those involved in the Russia probe underscores the president's willingness to use his executive power to try to derail the investigation.More >
  • Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

    Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-08-18 05:41:03 GMT
    (Phil Diederich/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP, File). In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 file photo, Melissa Howard who is running for the District 73 State House seat being vacated by state Rep. Joe Gruters meets with voters during a "meet the candidates...(Phil Diederich/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP, File). In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018 file photo, Melissa Howard who is running for the District 73 State House seat being vacated by state Rep. Joe Gruters meets with voters during a "meet the candidates...
    Florida's penchant for the weird and strange may be spreading to its politicians.More >
    Florida's penchant for the weird and strange may be spreading to its politicians.More >
  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:57:43 GMT
    Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe. (Source: Raycom Media)Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe.

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    Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are recommending a short prison sentence for a former Trump campaign adviser who lied to the FBI during the Russia probe.

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  • Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

    Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:50:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...
    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.More >
    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.More >
  • Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

    Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-08-18 02:47:15 GMT
    Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer.More >
    Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer.More >
  • Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

    Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:20:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer). This Nov. 2, 2016, photo shows Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke at her office in Juneau, Alaska. The division will not say how many of 100,000 voters who received notices about discrepancies in their addresses...(AP Photo/Becky Bohrer). This Nov. 2, 2016, photo shows Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke at her office in Juneau, Alaska. The division will not say how many of 100,000 voters who received notices about discrepancies in their addresses...
    Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes.More >
    Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes.More >
  • US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

    US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:23:10 GMT
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats.More >
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats.More >
  • Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

    Trump attends Hamptons fundraiser hosted by hot dog magnate

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:20 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:20:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump, right, is greeted by John Raguso, left, a Gold Star Father, on the tarmac up his arrival at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Raguso's son, Christopher R...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump, right, is greeted by John Raguso, left, a Gold Star Father, on the tarmac up his arrival at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, NY., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Raguso's son, Christopher R...
    President Donald Trump is in the Hamptons for a closed-door fundraiser being hosted by one of his closest friends.More >
    President Donald Trump is in the Hamptons for a closed-door fundraiser being hosted by one of his closest friends.More >
  • The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

    The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:12:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...
    President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for now for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high.".More >
    President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for now for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high.".More >
  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:00:57 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

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  • Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

    Manafort judge says he's received threats, won't name jurors

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:21:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations.

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    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has ended its first day of deliberations.

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  • The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

    The Latest: 60 more ex-CIA officials criticize Trump

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:20:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Southa...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Southa...
    President Donald Trump says he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm that commissioned the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia.More >
    President Donald Trump says he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm that commissioned the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia.More >
  • The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

    The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:47:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorneys Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorneys Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. ...
    The jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.More >
    The jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.More >
  • Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

    Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:43:02 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.More >
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.More >
  • Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

    Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:32:36 GMT
    (AP Photo Mike Stewart). FILE-In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 photo, an electronic voting machine is shown during voting in the Georgia Primary, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia's top elections official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, now the Republican nominee ...(AP Photo Mike Stewart). FILE-In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 photo, an electronic voting machine is shown during voting in the Georgia Primary, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia's top elections official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, now the Republican nominee ...
    Georgia's top election official looks to replace aging voting machines, but not in time for November's midterm elections.More >
    Georgia's top election official looks to replace aging voting machines, but not in time for November's midterm elections.More >
  • The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

    The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:18:23 GMT
    (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis.(Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis.
    Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't quit Minnesota's race for attorney general despite a former girlfriend's claim that he physically abused her.More >
    Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't quit Minnesota's race for attorney general despite a former girlfriend's claim that he physically abused her.More >
  • Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

    Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:53:46 GMT
    Female veterans are campaigning to change Congress, where those with military experience account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers.More >
    Female veterans are campaigning to change Congress, where those with military experience account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers.More >
  • Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

    Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:38:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Will Weissert). In this Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, poses with Gary Malcik following a campaign stop in Temple, Texas. Cruz says he wouldn't be surprised if President Donald Trump comes to Texas to campaign for t...(AP Photo/Will Weissert). In this Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, poses with Gary Malcik following a campaign stop in Temple, Texas. Cruz says he wouldn't be surprised if President Donald Trump comes to Texas to campaign for t...
    Ted Cruz is locked in a potentially closer-than-expected battle for re-election and says he'd welcome President Donald Trump visiting Texas again before November, though he doesn't think he'll need the White...More >
    Ted Cruz is locked in a potentially closer-than-expected battle for re-election and says he'd welcome President Donald Trump visiting Texas again before November, though he doesn't think he'll need the White House's coattails to win.More >
  • After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

    After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:23:18 GMT
    Much has changed in the unlikely partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.More >
    Much has changed in the unlikely partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.More >
  • Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

    Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:54:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered duri...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered duri...
    President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900.More >
    President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900.More >
  • Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

    Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:54:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the c...(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the c...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for...More >
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October.More >
  • Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

    Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:28:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018. Garcetti, who already has visited the important presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire, told ...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018. Garcetti, who already has visited the important presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire, told ...
    AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care...More >
    AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.More >
  • Dems say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

    Dems say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:18:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walks to a meeting with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walks to a meeting with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
    Senate Democrats say they will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush are denied.More >
    Senate Democrats say they will initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush are denied.More >
  • FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

    FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:20:57 GMT
    FCC chairman tells Senate that WH called about scuttled Sinclair-Tribune deal.More >
    FCC chairman tells Senate that WH called about scuttled Sinclair-Tribune deal.More >
  • The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019

    The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:17:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A U.S. official says the 2018 Veterans Day military para...
    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.More >
    The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.More >
  • US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

    US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:37 AM EDT2018-08-17 07:37:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washin...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washin...
    The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.More >
    The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states.More >
  • US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:30:14 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for Sen. John McCain after giving a speech that didn't reference the ailing senator once. (Source: CNN)

    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".

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    America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people".

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  • Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'

    Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:23:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House.More >
    Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House.More >
  • GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force

    GOP divide emerges over Trump's Space Force

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:40:22 GMT
    Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force.More >
    Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force.More >
  • Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

    Phantom of the Courthouse: Manafort trial is Trump-free zone

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:35:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered duri...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900. His name has rarely been uttered duri...
    President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900.More >
    President Donald Trump is the phantom of U.S. District Courtroom 900.More >
  • Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

    Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:35:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing, left, with Thomas Zehnle and Jay Nanavati, right, makes a statement to the media outside federal court after closing arguments and jury instructions ended in the trial of the former Donald Tr...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing, left, with Thomas Zehnle and Jay Nanavati, right, makes a statement to the media outside federal court after closing arguments and jury instructions ended in the trial of the former Donald Tr...

    The verdict, now in the hands of 12 jurors, will provide a measure of the special counsel's ability to make charges stick.

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    The verdict, now in the hands of 12 jurors, will provide a measure of the special counsel's ability to make charges stick.

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  • The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

    The Latest: Ex-intel leaders admonish Trump in joint letter

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:20:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...
    Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion.More >
    Trump revokes Brenan's clearance, links his decision to Russia probe of election meddling and potential collusion.More >
  • Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:19:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. President Donald Trum...

    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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    Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department.

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  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-17 04:14:34 GMT
    Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Military units participate in the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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    A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million _ more than three times the maximum initial estimate.

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  • Senate confirms more Trump judges

    Senate confirms more Trump judges

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:58:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the chamber to begin work on a judicial confirmation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the chamber to begin work on a judicial confirmation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
    The Senate is confirming so many new judges that President Donald Trump has more put more nominees on the circuit court bench in his first two years than other administrations.More >
    The Senate is confirming so many new judges that President Donald Trump has more put more nominees on the circuit court bench in his first two years than other administrations.More >
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:35:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras). Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico.(AP Photo/ Russell Contreras). Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico.
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's jumping into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico because he wants to hold the nation's "most powerful Senate seat" to provide an independent swing vote.More >
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's jumping into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico because he wants to hold the nation's "most powerful Senate seat" to provide an independent swing vote.More >
  • Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

    Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-08-17 02:10:26 GMT
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.More >
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.More >
  • Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California

    Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:55 PM EDT2018-08-17 01:55:56 GMT
    President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to head the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco.More >
    President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to head the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco.More >
  • Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

    Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

    Thursday, August 16 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-08-17 00:19:04 GMT
    Kudlow: China is sending trade envoy to Washington for trade talks this month.More >
    Kudlow: China is sending trade envoy to Washington for trade talks this month.More >
  • Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal

    Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:54:58 GMT
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after...More >
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.More >
  • The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible'

    The Latest: Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible'

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:52:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to the media after finishing interviews on the North Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to the media after finishing interviews on the North Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington.
    Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible' and 'just heading south'.More >
    Kudlow: Chinese economy is 'terrible' and 'just heading south'.More >
  • The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

    The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:53:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the media as set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the media as set up outside of federal court as jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.
    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has submitted a note to the judge with four questions.More >
    The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has submitted a note to the judge with four questions.More >
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:52:16 GMT
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.More >
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.More >
  • GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

    GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:44:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said t...(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York. New York Gov. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at a bill signing event in Manhattan, Cuomo said t...
    Republicans have bought a bus ticket to Canada for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said America "was never that great.".More >
    Republicans have bought a bus ticket to Canada for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said America "was never that great.".More >
  • Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

    Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:47:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.
    Montana's Democratic governor is in Iowa talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he is still deflecting questions about a 2020 presidential run.More >
    Montana's Democratic governor is in Iowa talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he is still deflecting questions about a 2020 presidential run.More >
  • Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:48:37 GMT
    Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland on Monday.More >
    Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland on Monday.More >
  • Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

    Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:48:32 GMT
    (Michelle Stocker/The Capital Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir stands in the Senate chambers at the state Capitol in Madison. Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott W...(Michelle Stocker/The Capital Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir stands in the Senate chambers at the state Capitol in Madison. Vukmir, a Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott W...
    One of the biggest questions in Wisconsin's race for the U.S. Senate is what GOP megadonor Dick Uihlein will do.More >
    One of the biggest questions in Wisconsin's race for the U.S. Senate is what GOP megadonor Dick Uihlein will do.More >
  • Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

    Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:47:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Maria Nieto, right, and Alma Romo, second from left, register people to vote in Las Vegas. Democrats in Nevada are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping ...(AP Photo/John Locher). In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Maria Nieto, right, and Alma Romo, second from left, register people to vote in Las Vegas. Democrats in Nevada are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping ...
    Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016.More >
    Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016.More >
  • Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

    Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:30:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated pushback on his attacks against what he calls "fake news.".More >
    President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated pushback on his attacks against what he calls "fake news.".More >
  • Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:28:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.
    Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.More >
    Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.More >
  • Senate study faults government care of migrant children

    Senate study faults government care of migrant children

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:58:32 GMT
    A bipartisan Senate report says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents.More >
    A bipartisan Senate report says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents.More >
  • Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

    Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:18:51 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP). Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 201...
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.More >
    Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career.More >
  • GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

    GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:12:48 GMT
    (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP). Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, answers questions during an event with the Public Policy Institute of California in Sacramento on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.(Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP). Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, answers questions during an event with the Public Policy Institute of California in Sacramento on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says his home state of California is out of touch with voters on everything from the gas tax increase to long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles.More >
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says his home state of California is out of touch with voters on everything from the gas tax increase to long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles.More >
  • White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers

    White House says it values diversity, won't disclose numbers

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:08:36 GMT
    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing.More >
    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House values diversity, but would not say how many black staffers there are in the West Wing.More >
  • Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

    Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:43:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad shake hands in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countr...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad shake hands in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countr...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina.More >
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina.More >
  • Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

    Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctions

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-08-16 10:37:44 GMT
    The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program.More >
    The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program.More >
  • Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

    Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 10:26:59 GMT
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.More >
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.More >
  • Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

    Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:17 AM EDT2018-08-16 10:17:00 GMT
    (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison poses for a selfie with Jennifer Lindquist after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis....(Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP). Rep. Keith Ellison poses for a selfie with Jennifer Lindquist after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis....
    Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez says he's talked to deputy Keith Ellison about domestic abuse allegations that emerged ahead of Ellison winning his party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general.More >
    Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez says he's talked to deputy Keith Ellison about domestic abuse allegations that emerged ahead of Ellison winning his party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general.More >
  • Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:36 AM EDT2018-08-16 07:36:12 GMT
    Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.More >
    Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of series of U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.More >
  • The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

    The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:53:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads a statement from President Donald Trump announcing that he will remove the security clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan during the daily press briefing at th...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads a statement from President Donald Trump announcing that he will remove the security clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan during the daily press briefing at th...
    Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's move to strip him of his national security clearance is "an abuse of power" by the president.More >
    Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump's move to strip him of his national security clearance is "an abuse of power" by the president.More >
  • Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

    Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:52:58 GMT
    President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan.

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    President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan.

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  • Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

    Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:46:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE- This Feb. 28, 2018 file photo shows State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, in Ellisville, Miss. The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge McDaniel’s...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE- This Feb. 28, 2018 file photo shows State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, in Ellisville, Miss. The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge McDaniel’s...
    Nearly $1.4 million raised and little to show for it: A look inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning.More >
    Nearly $1.4 million raised and little to show for it: A look inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning.More >
  • 'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

    'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:35:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The defense has rest...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The defense has rest...

    Paul Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he received advising Ukrainian politicians, which the defense has tried to blame on his former deputy, Rick Gates.

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    Paul Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he received advising Ukrainian politicians, which the defense has tried to blame on his former deputy, Rick Gates.

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  • Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:28:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman listens during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York.
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance...More >
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him.More >
  • The Latest: Manafort jury deliberations to begin Thursday

    The Latest: Manafort jury deliberations to begin Thursday

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:20:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). A statue of "Justice" is seen at federal court as closing arguments are expected in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). A statue of "Justice" is seen at federal court as closing arguments are expected in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
    Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fraud trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.More >
    Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fraud trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.More >
  • Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

    Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:09:20 GMT
    A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County.More >
    A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County.More >
  • Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

    Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:47:19 GMT
    (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have...(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have...
    Democrats in Kansas got the opponent they wanted in Secretary of State Kris Kobach.More >
    Democrats in Kansas got the opponent they wanted in Secretary of State Kris Kobach.More >
  • Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

    Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:40:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

    Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries.

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    Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries.

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  • Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

    Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:21:43 GMT
    A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge another contestant to primary debates.More >
    A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge another contestant to primary debates.More >
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

    Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:56:55 GMT
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.More >
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.More >
  • WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:14:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and  then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...

    Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity, security in the executive mansion and a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia.

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    Beyond their war of words, the row touched on several sensitive issues in Trump's White House, including a lack of racial diversity, security in the executive mansion and a culture that some there feel borders on paranoia.

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  • The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

    The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:13:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Whit...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The Whit...

    President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

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    President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement.

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  • Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

    Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:57:28 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race aga...(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race aga...
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary.More >
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary.More >
  • White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:56:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she speaks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Washington. Sanders took questions about former White House st...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles as she speaks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Washington. Sanders took questions about former White House st...
    In a rare admission of error, the White House has walked back its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African American workers than President Barack Obama.More >
    In a rare admission of error, the White House has walked back its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African American workers than President Barack Obama.More >
  • Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-15 19:39:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, shakes hands with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt.,...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, shakes hands with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt.,...
    Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term.More >
    Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term.More >
  • Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:58:40 GMT
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.More >
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.More >
  • EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:30:44 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. (Source: Raycom Media)The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer.

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    Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administration's finding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer.

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  • Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

    Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:29:27 GMT
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under...More >
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control.More >
  • Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

    Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be silenced

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:07 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:07:52 GMT
    Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge.More >
    Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge.More >
  • Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:06:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by ...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Television personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by ...
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal...More >
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle.More >
  • Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

    Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 11:30:35 GMT
    (Tyger Williams/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir, right, and Kevin Nicholson debate in Milwaukee. Nicholson, running as an outsider, is running against Vuk...(Tyger Williams/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir, right, and Kevin Nicholson debate in Milwaukee. Nicholson, running as an outsider, is running against Vuk...
    The Republican primary for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues.More >
    The Republican primary for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues.More >
  • Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

    Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:26 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:26:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, rem...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, rem...

    The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Trump's presidential campaign filed arbitration action against Omarosa alleging she breached a confidentiality agreement.

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    The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Trump's presidential campaign filed arbitration action against Omarosa alleging she breached a confidentiality agreement.

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  • The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

    The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:32:53 GMT
    (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). Marci Glaus holds her one-year-old son, Fredrick as she casts her vote during Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Roxbury, Wis.Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across th...(John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). Marci Glaus holds her one-year-old son, Fredrick as she casts her vote during Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 in Roxbury, Wis.Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across th...
    The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary.More >
    The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary.More >
  • Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

    Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:32:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman stands with the of leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (H...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman stands with the of leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (H...
    Trump's political organization often makes a place for displaced White House staffers who agree to keep quiet.More >
    Trump's political organization often makes a place for displaced White House staffers who agree to keep quiet.More >
  • Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

    Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:23:33 GMT
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.More >
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.More >
  • Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

    Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:14:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
    Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries.More >
    Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries.More >
  • Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

    Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:00 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:00:04 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race.More >
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race.More >
  • Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

    Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:22:24 GMT
    (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, four of the eight Democratic candidates for Wisconsin's governor, from left, Josh Made, Kelda Helen Roys, Paul R. Soglin and Kathleen Vinehout ...(Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, four of the eight Democratic candidates for Wisconsin's governor, from left, Josh Made, Kelda Helen Roys, Paul R. Soglin and Kathleen Vinehout ...
    Wisconsin's primary election will decide which Democrat challenges Republican Gov. Scott Walker this fall and whom Republicans back in a big-money race for U.S. Senate.More >
    Wisconsin's primary election will decide which Democrat challenges Republican Gov. Scott Walker this fall and whom Republicans back in a big-money race for U.S. Senate.More >
  • Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

    Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:17:17 GMT

    It was a night of firsts: the first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee, the first Somali-American major party nominee, the potential of the first black woman representing Connecticut in Congress.

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    It was a night of firsts: the first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee, the first Somali-American major party nominee, the potential of the first black woman representing Connecticut in Congress.

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  • Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:11:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Board of County Commissioners chairman Ed Eilert checks his cell phone following the Johnson County Board of Canvassers meeting, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Olathe, Kan. County election officials across Kansas on Monday beg...

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

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    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor.

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  • Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

    Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:10:11 GMT
    (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, union iron worker Randy Bryce, a Democratic primary candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, addresses supporters in Janesville. Bryce, a union iro...(Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, union iron worker Randy Bryce, a Democratic primary candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, addresses supporters in Janesville. Bryce, a union iro...
    One of House Speaker Paul Ryan's former aides took a giant step Tuesday toward filling his old boss' seat in Congress, winning a Republican primary to advance to the November election against a union ironworker...More >
    One of House Speaker Paul Ryan's former aides took a giant step Tuesday toward filling his old boss' seat in Congress, winning a Republican primary to advance to the November election against a union ironworker known for his mustache.More >
  • Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

    Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:58:13 GMT
    (Dave Orrick/Pioneer Press via AP). In a Friday, June 1, 2018 photo, Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, speaks to delegates at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention as her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, looks on in...(Dave Orrick/Pioneer Press via AP). In a Friday, June 1, 2018 photo, Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, speaks to delegates at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention as her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, looks on in...
    The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.More >
    The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.More >
  • Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

    Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:57:48 GMT
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state's attorney general. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring File)Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state's attorney general. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring File)

    Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, won his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse.

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    Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, won his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse.

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