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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

The Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal cheaper and easier.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

U.S. automakers urge Trump to push hard to open Japanese market

A trade group representing U.S. automakers urged the Trump administration to hold off further opening the American market to Japanese cars until Tokyo shows it’s committed to returning the favor.


Nick Ayers, Trump’s once-likely replacement for chief of staff Kelly, won’t take the job

Nick Ayers announced Sunday that he is leaving the White House and will not be President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff, with four other candidates now in the running …


Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition

Again and again and again, over the course of Donald Trump’s 18-month campaign for the presidency, Russian citizens made contact with his closest family and friends, as well as figures …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Dem: Illegal payments ‘impeachable offense’ if Trump ordered

Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the …


Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he’s picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation’s next top military adviser.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 …


Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

House GOP unhappy with Comey’s answers behind closed doors

House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers …


Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role.


Judge transfers Avenatti’s assets to estranged wife

A Southern California judge has transferred assets including an airplane and a Ferrari from porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti as part of his divorce, according to court records …


Trump EPA proposes rolling back another Obama-era coal rule

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed another rollback Thursday aimed at easing controls on emissions from coal-fired power plants, this time for new ones, even as warnings mount from the agency’s …


Trump keeps up pressure on Dems over border wall

President Donald Trump kept up pressure Monday on congressional Democrats over funding for his promised border wall, even as lawmakers appeared likely to avert a partial government shutdown this week …


Lawmakers wary of Trump’s threat to cancel NAFTA

Lawmakers in both parties appear wary of President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, an apparent move to pressure a reluctant …


Trade deficit getting bigger – despite president’s promises

Trump’s “America First” stance has yet to make a dent in the merchandise trade deficit, which hit a monthly record in September. Amid signs the rising dollar is depressing U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Trump: Congress can choose USMCA or nothing

President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the …


Lawyers say ex-Trump lawyer Cohen deserves no prison

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Trump barrels into G-20 summit after nixing Putin meeting

President Trump kicks off two days of diplomacy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Friday after his abrupt decision to cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir …


Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships in dispute with Russia

The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen …


Why Ford will keep plants humming and Trump happy

Ford and General Motors both need to overhaul their U.S. manufacturing base to cope with consumers’ drastic switch to SUVs from sedans. Only Ford is poised to make that adjustment …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf …


Document: Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team believes a conservative author and conspiracy theorist tipped off Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone months before WikiLeaks released thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s …


Interior watchdog clears Zinke in investigation of Utah national monument

The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General has cleared Secretary Ryan Zinke in a probe of whether he redrew boundaries of a national monument in Utah to aid the financial …


Trump rejects key conclusion of U.S. government climate report

President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of …