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Campaign spy puts FBI in snare, Trump insists

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that the FBI's use of a confidential source to seek information from his campaign aides was gaining steam as a scandal and that lawmakers would soon realize that "a lot of bad things happened."

Nothing for North Korea till it starts eliminating nukes, Pompeo says

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to mitigate lawmakers' concerns that President Donald Trump's diplomatic venture with North Korea is faltering, stressing that the U.S. had made "zero concessions" to the regime and would continue to hold firm until Pyongyang takes "credible steps" toward denuclearization.

Big-rig stop yields 88 aliens in trailer

posted: 05/24/2018 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 90 aliens were found Tuesday night inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler in south Texas, less than 50 miles from the border with Mexico, authorities said.

Renowned author Roth dies at 85

updated: 05/24/2018 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Philip Roth, who charted post-World War II America in self-referential literary novels with themes of sex, politics and secular Judaism, has died, The New York Times reported. He was 85.

Senate passes bill expanding VA health care

posted: 05/24/2018 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the Veterans Affairs health system.

White House studying need for tariffs on vehicle imports

posted: 05/24/2018 4:02 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday began an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.

Manafort search claim questioned

updated: 05/24/2018 4:01 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge posed skeptical questions about Paul Manafort's claim that an FBI agent improperly searched a storage unit that held his business records before the former chairman to President Donald Trump's campaign was charged in two indictments.

Trump: Aliens' entry to hit nations' aid

updated: 05/24/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

Describing in detail the gang violence inflicted by MS-13 members, President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to make "radical" changes to U.S. aid practices by withholding government assistance for countries whose residents enter the United States illegally.

U.S. expels two Venezuelans

posted: 05/24/2018 3:57 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. State Department announced late Wednesday that the charge d'affaires in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and the deputy consul general at Venezuela's consulate in Houston have been ordered to leave the U.S. within 48 hours.

U.S. warns of 'sonic attacks' in China

updated: 05/24/2018 3:55 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. State Department is warning U.S. citizens in China that a government employee reported unusual "sensations of sound and pressure" and was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury -- a case that recalls a wave of so-called sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba.

Syria dismisses U.S. demands

posted: 05/24/2018 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country.

Nun loses appeal on Philippines exit

posted: 05/24/2018 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun’s appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country.

Pompeo: U.S. will fight Russian prying in election

updated: 05/24/2018 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.

Kushner's security clearance comes through, source says

posted: 05/24/2018 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, has been granted his permanent security clearance, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, ending a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions about whether Kushner was in peril in the special counsel's investigation.

Trump loses Twitter decision

posted: 05/24/2018 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

President Donald Trump's decision to block his Twitter followers over their political views is a violation of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying Trump's effort to silence his critics is not permissible under the U.S. Constitution because the digital space in which he engages with constituents is a public forum.






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