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  • Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

    6 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to following through with a summit with the leader of North Korea, telling reporters that he will bail out of the meeting if he ...

  • Zinke signs order to expand recreational opportunities

    13 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. An order signed Wednesday directs the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies to develop ...

  • Fresh House immigration push hits election-year currents

    14 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Around 50 House Republicans and nearly all 193 Democrats are trying to plunge the House into votes on immigration. But election-year pressures are making it an uphill fight. California GOP Rep. Jeff Denham is anchoring a bipartisan ...

  • EPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer's dime

    15 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips when taxpayers weren't footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government expense because of security threats. ...

  • Audit finds fault with Education Dept. clearance process

    15 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An Education Department watchdog has found that the agency has not been properly screening its contractor employees. The department's Office of Inspector General says in a report released Wednesday that the agency's financial aid office has not ...

  • US warns Turkey of consequences if jailed pastor isn't freed

    19 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it's considering "consequences" for NATO ally Turkey if Turkey doesn't throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups. The top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Wess ...

  • Legislation: Let DC teens vote in presidential elections

    23 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president. Local media report that the measure would lower the voting age from 18 for both federal and ...

  • The Latest: Trump confirms Pompeo talks in North Korea

    1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 6:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is confirming that his CIA director met with Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) in North Korea "last week" in ...

  • DOJ watchdog finds himself in familiar political hot seat

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wasted no time before seizing on last week's report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog on misconduct allegations against the FBI's former No. 2 official, Andrew McCabe. Trump tweeted it was proof that his ...

  • Ahead of summit, CIA chief secretly meets with NKorea's Kim

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim. Two ...

  • The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was ...

  • Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to protect the job of special counsel Robert Mueller has been taken down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate's top Republican says the bill is not necessary because President Donald Trump isn't ...

  • Senate panel divided over Pompeo for secretary of state

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state has so divided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it might send his nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. Pompeo is expected to win confirmation ...

  • Trump tweets in defense of US pastor on trial in Turkey

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting in the defense of an American pastor who is being tried in Turkey on charges that he aided terror groups and committed espionage. Trump tweeted late Tuesday that "Pastor Andrew Brunson, a ...

  • US officials says Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo's trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and ...

  • 2 US officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — 2 US officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending ...

  • White House: Trump has not spoken directly with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but talks have been held at 'highest levels'

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Trump has not spoken directly with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but talks have been held at 'highest levels'

  • Woman accused of driving to CIA headquarters with loaded gun

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement says a woman who drove to the entrance of the CIA headquarters in Virginia had a loaded gun, a passport and $100,000 in cash. The Washington Post reports Beth Huth had her first court appearance ...

  • Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Tuesday that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency. Trump tweeted last month that he had selected Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo, who is being ...

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