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  • Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:56:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:07:38 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.
    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.
  • Dems pick 'firsts,' GOP goes for Trump fave in primaries

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

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:21:11 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:07:30 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.

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

  • Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:18:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:06:39 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.
    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.
  • Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:14:45 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:04:16 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.
    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.
  • WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:02:58 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.

    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.

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

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

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:14:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:02:21 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...
    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.
  • The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:56:44 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:02:11 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.

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:42:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:01:34 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.

    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.

  • Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

    Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:59:58 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.
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary.
  • APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:52:22 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:59:24 GMT
    The new plans include putting greater emphasis on attacking cartels' financial infrastructure. (Source: Drug Enforcement Administration)The new plans include putting greater emphasis on attacking cartels' financial infrastructure. (Source: Drug Enforcement Administration)

    The new plans include putting greater emphasis on attacking cartels' financial infrastructure.

    The new plans include putting greater emphasis on attacking cartels' financial infrastructure.

  • Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:07:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:58:35 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.
    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.
  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:58:20 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.

    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.

  • Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

    Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:56:22 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:58:06 GMT
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.
  • White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    White House admits error for false claim on black employment

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:54:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:57:57 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.
    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.
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

    Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:30:55 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:57:54 GMT
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.
    President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020.
  • Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

    Schoolteacher upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:50:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:52:48 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.
    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.
  • 4-year-old adopted girl faces deportation

    4-year-old adopted girl faces deportation

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:38:03 GMT
    Angela Beccara's application for citizenship was denied. Her parents are afraid the girl they adopted as a baby will be deported. (Source: KDVR/CNN)Angela Beccara's application for citizenship was denied. Her parents are afraid the girl they adopted as a baby will be deported. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

    Angela Beccara's application for citizenship was denied. Her parents are afraid the girl they adopted as a baby will be deported. 

    Angela Beccara's application for citizenship was denied. Her parents are afraid the girl they adopted as a baby will be deported. 

  • China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

    China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:43:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:25:44 GMT
    (Color China Photo via AP). In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a man walks by a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day president T...(Color China Photo via AP). In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a man walks by a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day president T...
    China files WTO challenge to US solar tariffs.
    China files WTO challenge to US solar tariffs.
  • 6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised'

    6 million Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised'

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:19:07 GMT

    Brian Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in Georgia, where as secretary of state he oversaw the integrity of election systems that could have been easily breached.

    Brian Kemp is the Republican nominee for governor in Georgia, where as secretary of state he oversaw the integrity of election systems that could have been easily breached.

  • EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:49 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:49:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:30:41 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.

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

  • Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

    Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump backers

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:16:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:29:24 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...
    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.
  • Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

    Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:43:31 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:25:15 GMT
    Twitter has suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week. (Source: KEYE/WABC via CNN)Twitter has suspended conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week. (Source: KEYE/WABC via CNN)

    Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

    Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence.

  • 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 12:41 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:41:41 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:06:30 GMT
    Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge.
    Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge.
  • Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:47:20 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:05:18 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...
    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.
  • India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

    India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

    Friday, August 10 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-08-10 09:56:22 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:03:44 GMT
    An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm.
    An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm.
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:13:53 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:49:55 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.
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.
  • Wisconsin state Sen. Vukmir to take on US Sen. Tammy Baldwin

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:14:58 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 11:30:17 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.
    The Republican primary for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat pits two loyalists to President Donald Trump who agree on most of the issues.
  • Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

    Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:40:50 GMT
    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.

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

  • The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

    The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:30:09 GMT
    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.
    The Wisconsin Elections Commission says no major problems have been reported across the state as voters cast their ballots in the primary.
  • 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 12:34 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:34:53 GMT
    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.
    Trump's political organization often makes a place for displaced White House staffers who agree to keep quiet.
  • Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

    Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:15:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:30:07 GMT
    (Craig Hudson /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF CHIEF JUSTICE - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis enters the Supreme Court Chambers to announce her retirement before a news conference in the Supreme Court Chambers i...(Craig Hudson /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF CHIEF JUSTICE - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis enters the Supreme Court Chambers to announce her retirement before a news conference in the Supreme Court Chambers i...
    In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another.
    In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another.
  • Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

    Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:27:33 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:29:30 GMT
    A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks.
    A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks.
  • Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:31:26 GMT
    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.
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
  • Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

    Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:42:21 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:14:00 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.
    Democrats in Vermont have nominated the nation's first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday's primaries.
  • Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

    Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:39:19 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

    Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:48:02 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:27:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Monem File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, ...(AP Photo/Jim Monem File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, ...
    Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar has made history by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress.
    Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar has made history by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress.
  • Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

    Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:38:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:22:25 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.
    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.
  • Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

    Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:50:35 GMT
    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.

    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.

  • Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:36:01 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:11:02 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.

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

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

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:20:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:10:09 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...
    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.
  • Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

    Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:47:56 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:05:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Monem File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, ...(AP Photo/Jim Monem File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Ilhan Omar is interviewed in her office two days after the 2017 Legislature convened in St. Paul, Minn. Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday, Aug. 14, ...
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.
    The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark.
  • Nominees for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

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

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:25:54 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

    Ellison wins Minnesota attorney general Democratic primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:17:03 GMT
    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.

    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.

  • No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

    No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:27:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:34:21 GMT
    President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers.
    President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers.
  • VT governor candidate, 14, gets thousands of votes in loss, will now begin high school

    VT governor candidate, 14, gets thousands of votes in loss, will now begin high school

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:20:22 GMT

    Ethan Sonnborne ran a concerted campaign and promoted himself as a "dedicated champion for middle and working class families." Despite being 14, it got him a few thousand votes.

    Ethan Sonnborne ran a concerted campaign and promoted himself as a "dedicated champion for middle and working class families." Despite being 14, it got him a few thousand votes.

  • APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

    APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:47:05 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:13:02 GMT
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment.
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment.
  • Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

    Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:00:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...

    Manafort's lawyers have not yet said whether they will call any witnesses or present other evidence in the case. They will have to disclose that information Tuesday as the case reaches its final stages.

    Manafort's lawyers have not yet said whether they will call any witnesses or present other evidence in the case. They will have to disclose that information Tuesday as the case reaches its final stages.

  • Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

    Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:01:05 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:22:57 GMT
    A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for...
    A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.
  • Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

    Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:28:10 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:34:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult film star, offe...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult film star, offe...
    Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a porn actress, offered some details on his policy views as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.
    Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a porn actress, offered some details on his policy views as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.
  • Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary

    Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas' GOP primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:22:44 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:50:43 GMT
    Unaffiliated voters are at the center of an increasingly contentious battle over who won Kansas's GOP primary for governor with a few hundred votes separating the top two contenders.
    Unaffiliated voters are at the center of an increasingly contentious battle over who won Kansas's GOP primary for governor with a few hundred votes separating the top two contenders.
  • APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

    APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:57:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:41:43 GMT
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to...
    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump.
  • Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's race

    Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's race

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:08:06 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:55:31 GMT
    (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP). Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a town hall forum at the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Dalton, Ga. Abrams is running against Republican candi...(Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP). Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams speaks during a town hall forum at the Dalton Convention Center on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Dalton, Ga. Abrams is running against Republican candi...
    Former President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp.
    Former President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp.
  • Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

    Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:46:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-08-14 23:55:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White takes questions during a media availability at the Pentagon. The Pentagon confirms that White, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ public affa...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White takes questions during a media availability at the Pentagon. The Pentagon confirms that White, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ public affa...
    U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations she misused her authority, used her staff for personal business.
    U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated after allegations she misused her authority, used her staff for personal business.
  • ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

    ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:57:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:56:21 GMT
    A civil rights group is arguing that federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews.
    A civil rights group is arguing that federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews.
  • Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

    Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:35:07 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:54:04 GMT
    Judge orders Georgia congressional candidate jailed through Election Day after DUI conviction.
    Judge orders Georgia congressional candidate jailed through Election Day after DUI conviction.
  • Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

    Mattis heard gunfire outside his hotel in Rio de Janeiro

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:23:09 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:46:41 GMT
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he heard gunfire early Tuesday during his stay in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

    Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:09:55 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:43:01 GMT
    (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP). Attorneys Michael Avenatti and Ricardo de Anda exit the building of the Houston Immigration Court, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston.  Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a...(Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP). Attorneys Michael Avenatti and Ricardo de Anda exit the building of the Houston Immigration Court, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a...
    The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala.
    The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala.
  • Mattis says Taliban's tactics endanger Afghan civilians

    Mattis says Taliban's tactics endanger Afghan civilians

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:44:42 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 22:11:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan police officers search a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 7...(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul). Afghan police officers search a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 7...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's usage of civilian homes as fighting positions is forcing Afghan government forces to move slowly in expelling the insurgents from the city of Ghazni.
  • Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:43:37 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:54:59 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.
    A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.
  • The Latest: Lawmakers vow action on Google location tracking

    The Latest: Lawmakers vow action on Google location tracking

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:18:07 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:13:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this July 25, 2018 photo, Kalyanaraman Shankari poses for photos in Mountain View, Calif. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your ...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this July 25, 2018 photo, Kalyanaraman Shankari poses for photos in Mountain View, Calif. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your ...
    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements even when you've told it not to keep your location history.
    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements even when you've told it not to keep your location history.
  • Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

    Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:03 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:07:42 GMT
    (Zach Pagano/NBC via AP). This image released by NBC Today shows reality TV personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman was promotin...(Zach Pagano/NBC via AP). This image released by NBC Today shows reality TV personality and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman during an interview on the "Today" show on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman was promotin...
    Omarosa's secret tapes not so shocking given that Trump himself, others do it, too.
    Omarosa's secret tapes not so shocking given that Trump himself, others do it, too.
  • Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

    Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:41:40 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-08-14 21:07:34 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This Aug. 7, 2018, courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, testifying during questioning in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort at federal court in Alexandria, Va. U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III pres...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This Aug. 7, 2018, courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, testifying during questioning in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort at federal court in Alexandria, Va. U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III pres...

    Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee.

    Paul Manafort's longtime deputy has admitted he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from his boss and that he "possibly" was wrongfully reimbursed by Trump's inaugural committee.

  • Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

    Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:31:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:48:12 GMT
    (Color China Photo via AP). In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a man stands near a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day presiden...(Color China Photo via AP). In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo, a man stands near a poster depicting a mural of U.S. President Donald Trump stating that all American costumers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day presiden...
    Beijing appeals to US not to block business under new investment security law.
    Beijing appeals to US not to block business under new investment security law.
  • What to Watch: Minn., Wis. primaries test loyalty to Trump

    What to Watch: Minn., Wis. primaries test loyalty to Trump

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:41:31 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-08-14 20:30:25 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...

    Voters in four states - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut - head to the polls Tuesday.

    Voters in four states - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut - head to the polls Tuesday.

  • GoFundMe for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok nears $350K goal

    GoFundMe for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok nears $350K goal

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:50:58 GMT

    Strzok was removed after revelations that he exchanged texts critical of president trump with FBI lawyer Lisa Page with whom he had an affair. 

    Strzok was removed after revelations that he exchanged texts critical of president trump with FBI lawyer Lisa Page with whom he had an affair. 

  • The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

    The Latest: Turkey says it will help firms hit by turmoil

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:46 AM EDT2018-08-14 08:46:39 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:35:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici). A man shops in a market in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis. The Turkish lira has nosediv...(AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici). A man shops in a market in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Turkey's central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis. The Turkish lira has nosediv...
    Turkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis.
    Turkey's influential business groups have called on the government to implement tighter monetary policy to help overcome the country's currency crisis.
  • Ohio Girl Scout who wrote viral letter 'ecstatic' to get letter from Hillary Clinton

    Ohio Girl Scout who wrote viral letter 'ecstatic' to get letter from Hillary Clinton

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:32:58 GMT

    Julianne Speyer, the 12-year-old Girl Scout who wrote the viral letter to the editor about sexist comments received a personal letter from the former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton is a former Girl Scout and gave Julianne kudos. Clinton wrote in the personal letter that she was proud of Julianne for "using your voice to speak up."  Clinton, a former Girl Scout, told Julianne to continue fighting. "Fighting for what is right is always worth ...

    Julianne Speyer, the 12-year-old Girl Scout who wrote the viral letter to the editor about sexist comments received a personal letter from the former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton is a former Girl Scout and gave Julianne kudos. Clinton wrote in the personal letter that she was proud of Julianne for "using your voice to speak up."  Clinton, a former Girl Scout, told Julianne to continue fighting. "Fighting for what is right is always worth ...

  • The Latest: Closing arguments Wednesday in Manafort trial

    The Latest: Closing arguments Wednesday in Manafort trial

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:22:39 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:22:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...
    The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rested its case without calling any witnesses.
    The defense in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's tax and fraud trial has rested its case without calling any witnesses.
  • Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:26:20 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 18:38:17 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.
    Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers".
    Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers".
  • Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

    Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

    Monday, August 13 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-08-13 19:36:01 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:55:26 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)

    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.

    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.

  • Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

    Poland sets Oct 21 as the date for key local elections

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:16:34 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:21:38 GMT
    The Polish government announced that a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place Oct. 21, with a runoff in mayoral races Nov. 4.
    The Polish government announced that a first round of voting in local elections this fall will take place Oct. 21, with a runoff in mayoral races Nov. 4.
  • Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:52:05 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:15:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...
    President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the...
    President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary.
  • Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

    Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:04:30 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:01 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:01:59 GMT
    President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings.
    President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings.
  • Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

    Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:25:41 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-08-14 08:48:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.  A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75...(AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75...

    A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace.

    A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace.

  • Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

    Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:05:38 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:52 AM EDT2018-08-14 07:52:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The former vice president joins Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for an "ecological justice organizing tour" as a part of th...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during an interview in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The former vice president joins Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for an "ecological justice organizing tour" as a part of th...
    Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared.
    Former Vice President Al Gore says the Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, though so far it's having less of an impact than he initially feared.
  • Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

    Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:29:06 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:33 AM EDT2018-08-14 07:33:49 GMT
    For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources.
    For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources.
  • Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

    Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

    Monday, August 13 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-08-13 19:00:46 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:53:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Thomas Zehnle, left, Richard Westling, and Kevin Downing, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Thomas Zehnle, left, Richard Westling, and Kevin Downing, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...

    Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort, a longtime Washington operator and President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

    Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort, a longtime Washington operator and President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.

  • FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

    FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:47:02 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:57:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...
    The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.
    The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after he sent text messages criticizing President Donald Trump to a colleague.
  • Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:48:43 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:38:20 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..
    President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency.
    President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency.
  • Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

    Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:25:46 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:31:14 GMT
    William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio launches online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president.
    William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio launches online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president.
  • State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

    State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-08-13 16:52:47 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:29:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Zachary Wajsgras). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is shown in Staunton, Va.  Virginia investigators say they’ve found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described...(AP Photo/Zachary Wajsgras). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is shown in Staunton, Va. Virginia investigators say they’ve found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described...
    APNewsBreak: Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with mesh bags with their heads covered.
    APNewsBreak: Virginia investigators find no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with mesh bags with their heads covered.
  • Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

    Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:17:31 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:09:40 GMT
    The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday.
    The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday.
  • Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:47 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:47:30 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:07:33 GMT
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.
  • Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

    Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:06:45 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:31:41 GMT
    County election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week's primary to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican race for governor.
    County election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week's primary to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican race for governor.
  • Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

    Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:08:40 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:31:32 GMT
    Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat.
    Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat.
  • Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

    Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:27:48 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:11:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shi...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shi...
    Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image.
    Shifting from Fox News to the White House, Bill Shine takes on task of protecting Trump's image.
  • Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

    Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-08-10 04:20:51 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:07:00 GMT
    A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos, which is widely sprayed on citrus fruit, apples and other crops. (Source: CNN)A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos, which is widely sprayed on citrus fruit, apples and other crops. (Source: CNN)

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.

  • Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

    Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:27:57 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:05:22 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...

    Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said she viewed the conversation about her firing as a "threat" and defended her decision to covertly record it and other White House conversations.

    Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said she viewed the conversation about her firing as a "threat" and defended her decision to covertly record it and other White House conversations.

  • Mitch McConnell trying to remove hemp from controlled substance list

    Mitch McConnell trying to remove hemp from controlled substance list

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:54:06 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell toured a hemp processing facility in his home state of Kentucky on Monday, saying afterward that he's excited to see what the hemp industry could do for his state.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell toured a hemp processing facility in his home state of Kentucky on Monday, saying afterward that he's excited to see what the hemp industry could do for his state.

  • Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

    Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:38:46 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:52:02 GMT
    It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website.
    It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website.
  • Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

    Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:02:31 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:30:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohi...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohi...

    Democrats felt encouraged by the tight battle in last week's congressional special election in Ohio, which was considered to close to call, with a recount possible.

    Democrats felt encouraged by the tight battle in last week's congressional special election in Ohio, which was considered to close to call, with a recount possible.

  • The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

    The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-08-13 16:42:49 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:25:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...
    President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of...
    President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of Mueller's former investigators.
  • Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

    Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:49:08 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:49:46 GMT
    Congressman Chris Collins' decision not to seek re-election following an arrest on insider trading charges is prompting questions about how to remove the Republican's name from the November ballot _ and touching...
    Congressman Chris Collins' decision not to seek re-election following an arrest on insider trading charges is prompting questions about how to remove the Republican's name from the November ballot _ and touching off a GOP scramble to replace him.
  • Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

    Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:27:40 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:16:32 GMT
    Mourners embrace each other as they remember Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Steve Helber)Mourners embrace each other as they remember Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    The events held in both Charlottesville and Washington were part of a day of speeches, vigils and marches marking a year since one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists and other far-right extremists in a decade.

    The events held in both Charlottesville and Washington were part of a day of speeches, vigils and marches marking a year since one of the largest gatherings of white nationalists and other far-right extremists in a decade.

  • Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

    Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:09:51 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:13:28 GMT
    The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once physically abusing her says she won't release alleged video footage of the incident.
    The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once physically abusing her says she won't release alleged video footage of the incident.
  • FBI agent Strzok reportedly fired over anti-Trump texts

    FBI agent Strzok reportedly fired over anti-Trump texts

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:10:10 GMT

    Peter Strzok, a 20-year FBI veteran, was relieved of his duties on Friday.

    Peter Strzok, a 20-year FBI veteran, was relieved of his duties on Friday.

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  • Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

    Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:12:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:12:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
  • Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:56:09 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:07:38 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.
    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.
  • Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:30 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:01:51 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
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