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July 18, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who traveled to Pyongyang this month to press the North Koreans further, said Wednesday the return could begin "in the next couple...
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President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 18, 2018 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump was asked at the end of a Cabinet meeting if Russia was still targeting the United States. The president said, "no," contradicting...
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In this July 11, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, as French President Emmanuel Macron, center, watches on the sidelines of a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels Belgium. Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, none so much as President Donald Trump. Historians say Trump’s tumultuous trip across Europe smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. The president’s “America first” approach to foreign policy left him seeming to accept the word of a hostile power over his own intelligence agencies, insulting allies and sowing doubts about his commitment to the NATO alliance. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
July 18, 2018 - 5:17 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn't see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 18, 2018 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S...
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura (2) celebrates his three-run homer in the eighth inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 17, 2018 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Jean Segura hit a 3-run homer after first baseman Joey Votto's error gave him another chance, and the American League took a 5-2 eighth-inning lead over the National League in the All-Star Game. Votto dropped a...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, left, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, walks with this wife Kathleen Manafort, as they arrive at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va. Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Manafort. Mueller's office told a federal judge in Virginia on July 17 that they were seeking to compel the witnesses to testify under condition of immunity. Prosecutors said the witnesses have indicated they won't testify "on the basis of their privilege against self-incrimination." Prosecutors say that if they do testify, they are requesting "use immunity." That means the government couldn't use their statements against them. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The five individuals have indicated that they won't testify or provide other information "on...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Responding to questions about President Donald Trump and his Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ryan said there should be no doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 17, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Sen. Jeff Flake is preparing to introduce a bipartisan resolution to reaffirm Senate support for the finding of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered with the...
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From left, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, President Donald Trump, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., wait for members of the media to be escorted out of the room during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he entered negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin "from a position of tremendous strength" because of a "booming" U.S...
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July 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Lewis' next work of reporting focuses on one of the lesser known parts of the federal government: the Department of Commerce. And it will be available only on audio. Lewis' "The Coming Storm" is being released through Audible, a producer and distributor owned by Amazon.com...
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A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump's first response to special counsel Robert Mueller's initial charges against Russian government officials for interfering in American politics came in tweets the president posted while at his golf resort in Scotland, two days before a high-stakes summit in Finland with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 17, 2018 - 5:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the...
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