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Source: Trump was taped talking of paying model

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with…

icon Posted: 20 July 2018 [06:55 PM]

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Friday 07/20/2018
Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17
icon Posted: 20 July 2018 [06:54 PM]

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities…

Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt
icon Posted: 20 July 2018 [06:52 PM]

BERLIN (AP) - A man armed with a kitchen knife attacked passengers Friday on a crowded city bus in northern Germany before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Ten people were injured, three of them seriously. Authorities had no…

Baby who was in court now back in dad's arms
icon Posted: 20 July 2018 [06:51 PM]

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) - A year-old boy who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children was on his way home to the arms of his parents Friday, five months after he…

Thursday 07/19/2018
Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention
icon Posted: 19 July 2018 [07:33 PM]

PODGORICA, Montenegro - World War III? Not us, say puzzled and concerned Montenegrins. Public officials in the tiny Balkan nation in southeastern Europe didn’t know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Montenegro could set off…

Zuckerberg clarifies Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot
icon Posted: 19 July 2018 [07:33 PM]

NEW YORK - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview with Recode that Facebook posts denying the Holocaust took place…

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid
icon Posted: 19 July 2018 [07:32 PM]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has…

Wednesday 07/18/2018
Tuesday 07/17/2018
Offshore wind developer ramps up work on 3 more wind farms
icon Posted: 17 July 2018 [06:36 PM]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The developer of the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is ramping up work on projects to supply energy to several states. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski said Monday they’re beginning the next, larger phase…

Obama gives Trump rebuke in speech
icon Posted: 17 July 2018 [06:34 PM]

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Donald Trump without mentioning…

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban murder nine police
icon Posted: 17 July 2018 [06:33 PM]

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province, a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban-run jail, officials said. In…

Monday 07/16/2018
Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting
icon Posted: 16 July 2018 [04:40 PM]

CHICAGO - A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he’s asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man…

Prosecutor: 2 immigrant children to be reunited with parents
icon Posted: 16 July 2018 [04:40 PM]

Details of the reunification have not been released. The U.S. Attorney's Office did not immediately return messages seeking comment. McConaghy wrote in the court filing that the children's parents still face deportation proceedings and were granted parole from detention under…

Lawmakers call Trump's performance 'bizarre,' 'shameful'
icon Posted: 16 July 2018 [04:38 PM]

The Republican rebuke from Capitol Hill came largely from those lawmakers who have been willing to openly criticize the president. But key Republicans, Democrats and others in Washington appeared stunned that Trump refused to publicly condemn Russian interference in the…

Sunday 07/15/2018
officer-bystander-slain-in-weymouth-mass Officer, bystander slain in Weymouth, Mass.
icon Posted: 15 July 2018 [08:09 PM]

BOSTON - A Massachusetts police officer and a bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun…

Friday 07/13/2018
74 people die in election violence ahead of former PM Sharif's return
icon Posted: 13 July 2018 [07:21 PM]

74 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif's return By ZAHEER BABAR and ABDUL SATTAR, Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - The deadliest attack in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed 70 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province on…

12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 U.S. election
icon Posted: 13 July 2018 [07:19 PM]

The indictment also does not allege that any vote tallies were altered by hacking. Still, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the internet "allows foreign adversaries to attack Americans in new and unexpected ways. Free and fair elections are hard-fought…

Thursday 07/12/2018
Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark
icon Posted: 12 July 2018 [06:02 PM]

"The refugees and migrants, among them women, children and adolescents, have been at sea for at least four days," the aid groups said. "(We) request the urgent activation of primary health care, the authorization for everyone to disembark starting with…

paul-manafort-moves-to-alexandria-jail Paul Manafort moves to Alexandria jail
icon Posted: 12 July 2018 [05:58 PM]

Paul Manafort moves to Alexandria jail, a past home to spies and terrorists By Rachel Weiner The Washington Post Paul Manafort has…

Wednesday 07/11/2018
Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany
icon Posted: 11 July 2018 [06:11 PM]

 Associated Press MUNICH - A German court found the main defendant guilty on Wednesday in a string of neo-Nazi killings more than a decade ago - a high-profile trial that raised fresh questions about the treatment of migrants at a…

Trump claims Germany 'controlled' by Russia, but Merkel differs
icon Posted: 11 July 2018 [06:09 PM]

BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO summit Wednesday with claims that a natural gas pipeline deal has left Germany “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia” as he lobbed fresh complaints about allies’ “delinquent” defense spending during the…

Tuesday 07/10/2018
China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest
icon Posted: 10 July 2018 [07:04 PM]

Liu's close friends Gao Yu, a veteran journalist in Beijing, and Wu Yangwei, better known by his pen name Ye Du, said Liu Xia took a Finnair flight to Berlin on Tuesday morning. Wu said he spoke to Liu Xia's…

Trump's attacks on NATO raise questions about its future
icon Posted: 10 July 2018 [07:04 PM]

On Monday he'd tweeted the situation was "not fair, nor is it acceptable," and insisted that NATO benefits Europe "far more than it does the U.S." He added: "NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States must pay LESS. Very…

Monday 07/09/2018
trump-picks-kavanaugh-for-supreme-court Trump picks Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
icon Posted: 09 July 2018 [09:35 PM]

WASHINGTON - After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second…

Boris Johnson quits as UK's May faces mounting Brexit crisis
icon Posted: 09 July 2018 [06:14 PM]

 Associated Press LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her fragile minority government Foreign Secretary Boris…

What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle
icon Posted: 09 July 2018 [06:13 PM]

 Associated Press WASHINGTON - The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Republicans are eager for conservatives to gain a firm majority on the court. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice…

Sunday 07/08/2018
Tropical storm threatens Puerto Rico
icon Posted: 08 July 2018 [09:03 PM]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean on Sunday as Tropical Storm Beryl advanced rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year’s deadly hurricanes. The government of Dominica said it would…

Pompeo to Kim: Follow Vietnam's example
icon Posted: 08 July 2018 [09:02 PM]

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearization deal with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Korea’s leadership to follow Vietnam’s path in overcoming past…

Divers pull four boys from flooded Thai cave
icon Posted: 08 July 2018 [09:00 PM]

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) - Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded…

Trump still perusing Supreme Court pick
icon Posted: 08 July 2018 [08:39 PM]

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Sunday he was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. “I’m very…

warren-holds-town-hall-following-mideast-trip Warren holds town hall following Mideast trip
icon Posted: 08 July 2018 [08:39 PM]

BOSTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tackled Trump administration immigration policies, taxes and her heritage during a town hall she hosted. Hundreds…

Friday 07/06/2018
In Supreme Court fight, Dems target 2 GOP Senate moderates
icon Posted: 06 July 2018 [04:49 PM]

 Associated Press WASHINGTON - By themselves, Democrats can’t stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. But they’re determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee.…

Pompeo in Pyongyang seeks progress on North Korea nuke commitment
icon Posted: 06 July 2018 [04:46 PM]

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for nearly three hours Friday with a top North Korean official in Pyongyang to nail down specifics of commitments on denuclearization made at President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim…