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October 16, 2017

Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on NKorea

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

The Latest: Trump says he understands Bannon’s anger

Tillerson: US prefers diplomacy with NKorea, but has options

White House:…

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he “understands” his former chief strategist’s anger at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and efforts to unseat incumbent Republicans.

Trump told reporters as he convenes a Cabinet…


October 16, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Williams Walls was a major defeat…

Menendez Trial

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year.

This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed. Spread…

Trump Taxes

October 16, 2017

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of…

College Corruption Basketball

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel’s probe into Russian meddling in the…

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is on track to confirm Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Donald Trump ally, as ambassador to the Vatican.

A vote on Callista Gingrich’s nomination to the post is set for Monday evening and she’s expected to win…

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. He’ll also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump has praised Duterte for his deadly war on drugs that has left thousands dead,…


October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a New Mexico city that is fighting a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

The justices on Monday let stand lower court rulings against Bloomfield, New Mexico.

The monument was first…

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.”

That statement comes despite President Donald Trump’s tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to…

United States North Korea
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