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Former Trump aide may have broken law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a…

icon Posted: 26 April 2017 [08:45 PM]

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack
icon Posted: 26 April 2017 [08:44 PM]

PARIS (AP) - France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc…

Trump: Monuments a 'massive federal land grab'
icon Posted: 26 April 2017 [08:43 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Slamming what he called “a massive federal land grab,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands. The action could upend…

Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill
icon Posted: 26 April 2017 [08:42 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group’s opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat. The group’s…

Judge rules against 'sanctuary city' ban
icon Posted: 26 April 2017 [08:41 PM]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him. In a ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William…

Tuesday 04/25/2017
Negotiators make progress on bill to keep government open
icon Posted: 25 April 2017 [07:40 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with…

Monday 04/24/2017
Haley warns N Korea about attacking, testing
icon Posted: 24 April 2017 [10:04 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Monday. In several television interviews, Nikki Haley praised China’s involvement in…

U.S. general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban
icon Posted: 24 April 2017 [10:04 PM]

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at…

Dems: Avert shutdown by relenting on wall
icon Posted: 24 April 2017 [10:03 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats…

Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
icon Posted: 24 April 2017 [10:03 PM]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space of any American astronaut. The…

Sunday 04/23/2017
Budget battle to heat up with looming votes
icon Posted: 23 April 2017 [09:31 PM]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers will make it clear this week how much of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed two-year $40.6 billion budget they are willing to accept. The General Assembly’s two budget-writing committees will vote on their proposed…

GOP looks to judges for lower courts
icon Posted: 23 April 2017 [09:31 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships - and reshape some of the nation’s highest courts. The Republicans’ opportunity comes…

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen
icon Posted: 23 April 2017 [09:31 PM]

PARIS (AP) - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians…

Saturday 04/22/2017
thousands-march-in-support-of-science Thousands march in support of science
icon Posted: 22 April 2017 [09:05 PM]

Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying…

Friday 04/21/2017
Mattis: U.S. stands behind NATO, Poland
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [09:51 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan brought a message of solidarity to Poland’s leaders on Friday, telling them that the United States supports NATO and shares Polish concerns about “Russian aggression.” Leading a bipartisan congressional delegation, Ryan…

Paris gunman had note defending IS
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [09:50 PM]

PARIS (AP) - The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a Paris police officer just days before France’s presidential election had a note with him defending the Islamic State group, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday. Police investigating Thursday’s attack…

Exxon request to drill in Russia denied
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [09:48 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has denied a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia and allow it to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says in a brief statement that…

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005, plans three more
icon Posted: 21 April 2017 [09:44 PM]

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation’s most ambitious death…

Thursday 04/20/2017
sanders-promoting-new-blood-for-democrats Sanders promoting new blood for Democrats
icon Posted: 20 April 2017 [09:58 PM]

OMAHA, Nebraska - Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through…

Wednesday 04/19/2017
georgia-house-race-to-be-highstakes-runoff Georgia House race to be high-stakes runoff
icon Posted: 19 April 2017 [08:52 PM]

Associated Press DUNWOODY, Ga. - A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes…

Tuesday 04/18/2017
Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons
icon Posted: 18 April 2017 [08:13 PM]

TOKYO - The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other…

Monday 04/17/2017
21,000 people, 18,000 eggs: White House hosts Easter Egg Roll
icon Posted: 17 April 2017 [09:42 PM]

By Moriah Balingit The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Some 21,000 people arrived at the White House lawn on Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll, typically one of the year’s largest White House events and one that tested the…

Turkish opposition: Cancel referendum result
icon Posted: 17 April 2017 [09:42 PM]

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey’s main opposition party on Monday urged the country’s electoral board to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation’s president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. International…

Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win 121st Boston Marathon
icon Posted: 17 April 2017 [09:41 PM]

BOSTON (AP) - The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world’s most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. More surprisingly, so are the Americans. Geoffrey Kirui won the…

Trump warns N. Korea: 'Gotta behave'
icon Posted: 17 April 2017 [09:41 PM]

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) - A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North’s ruler: ‘Gotta behave.“ At the same time, Vice President Mike Pence warned at the Korean…

Sunday 04/16/2017
Pope decries 'vile' attack on Syrians in Easter address
icon Posted: 16 April 2017 [09:56 PM]

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily…

Supreme Court set to hear church-state case
icon Posted: 16 April 2017 [09:56 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. The outcome could make it easier to…

Saturday 04/15/2017
Iraq: IS is using chlorine in new Mosul attack
icon Posted: 15 April 2017 [09:33 PM]

BAGHDAD (AP) - An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul. The officer with the anti-terrorism forces said Saturday that the attack occurred the night before in the…

North Korea puts on massive military display
icon Posted: 15 April 2017 [09:31 PM]

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware…

Pence's Asian trip includes South Korea, Japan
icon Posted: 15 April 2017 [09:24 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has called North Korea a “problem” country and said it will be dealt with through a broad set of options, though they’re vague for now. It may be up to his vice president, Mike Pence,…

Marathon bombing anniversary marked
icon Posted: 15 April 2017 [09:23 PM]

BOSTON (AP) - Bostonians marked the fourth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks on Saturday with quiet remembrances for the victims. Bill Richard placed a large wreath on the Boylston Street sidewalk where his 8-year-old son, Martin, died.…

Friday 04/14/2017
trumps-reversals-may-reflect-experience Trump's reversals may reflect experience
icon Posted: 14 April 2017 [08:16 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about…

Thursday 04/13/2017
us-hits-isis-with-mother-of-all-bombs U.S. hits ISIS with 'mother of all bombs'
icon Posted: 13 April 2017 [09:35 PM]

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all…

Wednesday 04/12/2017
U.S., Russia at 'low point' after no breakthrough in Moscow
icon Posted: 12 April 2017 [09:39 PM]

MOSCOW - The United States and Russia laid bare their deep and dangerous divides on Syria and other matters Wednesday, as America’s top diplomat left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with the sense the countries have…

AP: Paul Manafort's firm received Ukraine ledger payout
icon Posted: 12 April 2017 [09:37 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a…

United won't use police to remove passengers
icon Posted: 12 April 2017 [09:35 PM]

CHICAGO (AP) - The chief executive of United Airlines said the carrier will no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights after the uproar over a man who was dragged off a plane by airport officers in Chicago.…

Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'
icon Posted: 12 April 2017 [09:34 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that his attempt to compare the Holocaust and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons was “inexcusable and reprehensible” and was made all the worse by this being…