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  • Pompeo forms 'Iran Action Group' for post-nuke deal policy

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a dedicated group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from ...

  • Trump pulls Brennan's clearance, links move to Russia probe

    13 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew ...

  • The Latest: Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

    14 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is drawing a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision to revoke former CIA ...

  • Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

    18 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a ...

  • Senate study faults government care of migrant children

    20 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate study says the government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents. It says the Trump administration has aggravated ...

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

    1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916. "Just like we have ...

  • Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' public affairs chief is being investigated by the department's inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon issued a ...

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

    1 day, 20 hours ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. ...

  • Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that ...

  • Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race ...

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

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of longtime FBI agent Peter Strzok (all times local): 7 p.m. The longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages has been fired by the agency. ...

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

    2 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary — and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way — Sen. Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. The once-rising star used to be criticized for ...

  • US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an Army special forces soldier has died from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday at a hospital in Germany. He ...

  • Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a ...

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

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Former agent Peter Strzok (struhk) was removed from ...

  • Charlottesville anniversary: Few arrests, peaceful protests

    3 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn't welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence ...

  • 'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport

    5 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Airlines plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing near a small island in the Puget Sound on Friday night, officials ...

  • The Latest: Sheriff: Man who stole plane was 'suicidal'

    5 days, 12 hours ago

    (AP) SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Sheriff's officials say a man who stole an Alaska Airlines plane from an airport in Washington state was ...

  • CIA cables detail interrogation at base run by CIA director

    5 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents released Friday graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly ...

  • Ethics panel warns lawmakers against product endorsements

    5 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is warning members of Congress not to advertise or endorse products in which they have a financial interest. It says "under no circumstances" should a lawmaker be "personally selling or endorsing" such products. ...

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