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President 'caused racists to rejoice,' Romney says

posted: 08/19/2017 4:26 a.m. Comments 2

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Donald Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about a bloody rally in Charlottesville, Va., warning of "an unraveling of our national fabric" if Trump doesn't take "remedial action in the extreme."

Trump sends Bannon packing

updated: 08/19/2017 4:03 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general-election victory, in a White House shake-up that follows a week of contention over the role of racial bias in protest violence.

Trump, aides talk Afghan war plans

updated: 08/19/2017 3:50 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David.

Cyber Command moving on up

updated: 08/19/2017 3:49 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has approved a long-delayed Pentagon plan to create an independent and more aggressive cyber command to beef up cyberwar operations against the Islamic State extremist group and other foes.

Navy punishes sailors in collision

updated: 08/19/2017 3:47 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished.

Missouri senator facing ouster call over Trump post

updated: 08/19/2017 3:37 a.m. Comments 7

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers should oust state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated, state officials said Friday.

Scientists baffled by carp’s journey

posted: 08/19/2017 3:37 a.m. Discuss

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

Houston sex sting lands 250 arrests

posted: 08/19/2017 3:34 a.m. Discuss

HOUSTON — More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers were arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday.

The nation in brief

updated: 08/19/2017 3:32 a.m. Discuss

23 aliens found in semitrailer in Texas

Trump 'sad' for statues' removal; Confederacy part of history, he says

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 21

WASHINGTON -- Under fire for defending white-supremacy activists, President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he was "sad" to see the United States' history torn apart by the removal of "our beautiful statues and monuments," echoing a popular refrain of white-supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

Arkansans call Trump response a lost opportunity

posted: 08/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The White House missed an opportunity to clearly, unambiguously denounce white supremacy, two Arkansas Republican officials said Thursday.

Texas police revise alien rules

updated: 08/18/2017 3:32 a.m. Discuss

HOUSTON -- Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people if they are in the United States illegally.

N. Korea on notice, Tillerson says

posted: 08/18/2017 3:29 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's threats against North Korea are a means to "remind the regime" in Pyongyang what is at stake if it starts a war it cannot win, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday.

Doctors, ACLU settle in torture lawsuit

updated: 08/18/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union lodged against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror.

Ohio files describe police killing of boy

posted: 08/18/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The white Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a “gun fight” with the teen, who the officer said pulled a gun from his pants, records show.

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