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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort ‘approved every penny’ of bills

Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 1:16 p.m.

911 call amid training at base sets off active shooter fears

An Air Force base in Ohio said there was not an active shooter incident Thursday, just hours after authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed the base amid reports …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

White House asserts ‘vast’ effort to protect elections

Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the Trump administration put on a show of force Thursday and said the president had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan

Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season vote on blocking a Trump administration rule allowing insurers to sell short-term plans that are cheaper but skimpier than allowed under the Obama health …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Man who swiped shark from aquarium says he’s ‘activist, not a criminal’

The man accused of swiping a shark from a Texas aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea creature’s well-being.


Oregon wildfire grows rapidly; structures threatened

A new blaze in a wildfire-plagued area of Oregon nearly tripled in size overnight.


Ivanka Trump says she doesn’t consider the media ‘the enemy of the people,’ disagrees with immigrant family separations

Ivanka Trump said Thursday that she does not agree with her father’s characterization of the media as “the enemy of the people” and that she was “vehemently against” separating children …


White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following up on their Singapore summit. The correspondence came amid …


Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organizers

Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 – a massive regulatory rollback likely to spur …


Police: Bush’s doctor’s killing may have been act of revenge

A man suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor’s operating table more than …


Do Trump tweets cross legal line for obstruction of justice?

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used …


Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Pence welcomes return of presumed Korean War dead

In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were we escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 …


Democrats ramp up fight for Kavanaugh documents

Senate Democrats intensified their fight Tuesday over documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s stint as staff secretary at the White House, pursuing a paper trail on his views …


Trump imposes sanctions over Turkey’s detaining of minister

The U.S. will impose sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges, the White House announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

U.S. appeals court: Trump ‘sanctuary cities’ order is illegal

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Judge in Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

The judge in Paul Manafort’s trial told prosecutors Wednesday not to use the word “oligarch” to describe wealthy Ukrainians who paid millions to the former Trump campaign chairman.


Trump’s cheaper short-term health plans have coverage gaps

The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums.


Python that went missing during California fire is found

Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has …


Auditors: 30M taxpayers will owe more due to low withholding

Congressional auditors say about 30 million people – 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers – will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

New fire erupts in Northern California; homes threatened

Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

A robotic hand can juggle a cube – with lots of training

How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.


Family who lost 9 in duck boat tragedy files 2nd lawsuit

Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on …


Shark Week heist: Thieves captured after making off with aquarium horn shark in baby stroller

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a …


Penn State frat member gets house arrest in hazing death

A Penn State University fraternity member who plied a pledge with vodka the night he was fatally injured in a series of falls avoided jail time Tuesday when a judge …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Official says agency warned family separation bad for kids

A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be dangerous for children. But some of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Prosecutors: Paul Manafort believed he was above the law

Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they …