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William McRaven, commander of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, condemned President Donald Trump on Thursday for revoking the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan and asked that his be withdrawn as well. "Few Americans have done more to protect this country than
President Donald Trump has acted on a threat to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's.
In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from
Vermont's Christine Hallquist becomes the country's first transgender candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon's approach to space.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor - but she says that's not the main reason she's running.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Trump administration aide who is out with a new book about her experiences, discusses her dismissal by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been warning for months about a "blue wave" coming this fall, but so many Democrats are eager to ride it that it is a struggle for any dominant challenger to emerge.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence," appealing for unity ahead of the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump drew strong criticism in the days after the Charlottesville rally last year
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri governor's office said Friday that it doesn't have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor reinvestigate the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, despite pressure from Brown's mother to do so.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - The board of visitors of The College of William & Mary has voted to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose association with Donald Trump goes back all the way to his days on reality TV, has displayed her flair for spectacle by publishing a scathing insider's account of his White House. Manigault Newman, who embraced the role "villain" on The Apprentice, said in 2015: "When you have a big reality TV star as the front-runner for the Republican nomination there is no way to separate it. When the Guardian approached the White House for comment about Manigault Newman's book on Thursday, there was no response.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither.
An associate of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone was found in contempt on Friday after refusing to appear as a witness before a grand jury convened as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, U.S. media reported. Andrew Miller's refusal to comply with the subpoena from Mueller's office prompted a sealed hearing before a federal judge, who then made the ruling, the Washington Post and CNN said. CNN also reported that the special counsel's office, which is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, had subpoenaed comedian and talk show host Randy Credico, another Stone associate.
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire state senator is pleading not guilty to assault and domestic violence charges.
When LaShell Eikerenkoetter cast her vote for Wesley Bell in the St. Louis County Democratic primary on Tuesday, she took the spirit of Michael Brown with her to the ballot box.
The lira has been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. Trump said he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel. The lira, he noted on Twitter, "slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" "Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!" he said in an early morning post.
Kobach told CNN late on Thursday that as Kansas's current secretary of state, he has no role in the counting or recounting of provisional ballots, and that all the work is done at the county level. "I'll be happy to recuse myself." In a letter to Kobach on Thursday, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer wrote that some clerks were given wrong information about which ballots to count and requested that Kobach recuse himself from "rendering further advice in these matters." "I believe that the designation of the Attorney General as a neutral party to advise county election officials on these matters will help ensure the confidence of the voting public in the outcome of the primary election,"...
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel, as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara's detention of an evangelical pastor and other diplomatic issues. "I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!" Trump said in an early morning post on Twitter.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A suspicious package that fell from the sky over New Jersey caused some alarm because it contained a note that mentioned President Donald Trump.
The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump's decision this year to suspend U.S. security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on Islamic militants. The Pentagon and the Pakistani military did not comment directly on the decision or the internal deliberations, but officials from both countries privately criticized the move. U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said they were worried the decision could undermine a key trust-building measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the U.S.
The Pentagon is laying the groundwork for a future Space Force, moving closer to an order from President Trump earlier this summer to create a sixth branch of the armed forces. Speaking at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced sweeping changes that reorganize how the Department
A senior State Department official said it had notified the Kremlin of the sanctions earlier in the day. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home's front door. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it had been determined that Russia "has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals." The sanctions will cover sensitive national security goods, a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials have yanked a brothel license from Nevada's most famous legal pimp, who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for a state legislative seat and faced increasing anti-prostitution sentiment.
U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday said Christopher Collins, a Republican congressman from upstate New York, has been indicted for insider trading related to a drug trial at an Australian biotechnology company on whose board he served. The indictment also charged Collins' son Cameron, as well as Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins' fiancee.
Democrat Danny O'Connor's strong showing in Ohio's 12th Congressional District offers his party a roadmap to the House majority: Galvanize suburbanites to join the party's urban base and offset the Republican advantage in rural areas. O'Connor came close to upsetting Republican Troy
NEW YORK (AP) - A Bangladeshi immigrant charged in a failed pipe bombing in the New York subway system told a prison guard and a law enforcement officer after his arrest that "more is coming," prosecutors said Tuesday.
By Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on Monday testified at Manafort's fraud trial that they committed crimes. Gates, whose testimony in
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday, would target Iranian purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading and other dealings, coal, industrial-related software and its auto sector. Iran's rial currency has lost half its value since April under the threat of revived U.S. sanctions.
Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which are often linked to cellphone applications or smart watches and can provide the users' GPS and exercise details to social media. It says the applications on personal or government-issued devices present a "significant risk" to military personnel so those capabilities must be turned off in certain operational areas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump overruled the warnings of aides Monday to endorse hardline conservative Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's Republican gubernatorial primary.
Britain is ready to ask Russia to extradite two men it suspects of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a Russian former spy in the English city of Salisbury, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday, citing government and security sources. The newspaper said prosecutors had completed the extradition request and it was ready for submission. Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 foreign spy service, and his daughter Yulia, were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury in early March.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.
North Korea's state media called on Monday for the United States to ditch crippling economic sanctions as a reward for Pyongyang's show of good faith in ending its nuclear weapons testing and transferring the remains of American troops killed in the Korean War. The calls came just days after a confidential
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.
Environmental groups were not going to be happy with anyone President Donald Trump picked for the Supreme Court. But the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has them especially worried.
The Trump administration plans to propose slapping a 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods after initially setting them at 10 percent, in a bid to pressure Beijing into making trade concessions, a source familiar with the plan said on Tuesday. President Donald Trump's administration
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his trade policies on Tuesday in a speech in Florida and said American farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs from China were bearing up, in a sign he is feeling some political heat on the issue. Trump attacked public opinion polls, except one that said he was popular
A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked the imminent release of blueprints for 3-D printed guns, hours before they were set to hit the internet, after several states sued to halt publication of designs to make weapons that security screening may not detect. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington
Facebook said Tuesday it had shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" attempt to sway public opinion on political issues ahead of November midterm elections, but cannot identify the source. "We're shutting down 32 pages and accounts
Since Donald Trump's election a shadow has hung over his administration - a federal investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and Russian agents. Robert Mueller, the stern former FBI director now leading the investigation, has charged dozens of individuals with
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel
President Trump's lawyer said that the president didn't collude with the Russians in the 2016 election ― and that it wouldn't be a crime even if he did.
The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice says she has no plans to step down from the nation's highest court anytime soon.
President Donald Trump renewed claims Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has "conflicts of interest" that should bar him from probing Russian interference into the 2016 election, saying the pair had a business relationship. In a series of tweets targeting Mueller's credibility,
The president is taking aim at six prominent former intelligence officials who have criticized him, the White House says.
US President Donald Trump said Monday he was "very happy" with how talks were progressing with North Korea, as observers and the media highlight the lack of concrete results one month after his summit with Kim Jong Un. "A Rocket has not been launched by North Korea in 9 months. Japan
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranians on Monday shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict, but expressed growing concern America's stepped-up sanctions could damage their fragile economy.
PARIS (AP) - A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.