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Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House committee investigating possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Negotiators make progress on spending bill to keep U.S. government open

WASHINGTON — Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. Continue reading...

Wall a barrier to spending bill

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday, days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Continue reading...

271 Syrians draw U.S. sarin-tied sanctions

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing nonconventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on what it says was Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. Continue reading...

2 men convicted in standoff trial

Nevada jury hung on 4 others

Subscriber onlyLAS VEGAS -- A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but jurors deadlocked on federal charges against four others. Continue reading...

White League tribute razed

New Orleans hauls off obelisk as police snipers stand by

Subscriber onlyOn the same day that some Southern states were honoring their rebel heritage, masked workers in New Orleans dismantled a monument to that past -- chunk by chunk, under darkness and the protection of police snipers. Continue reading...

Obama reflects on rigid politics

Subscriber onlyCHICAGO -- In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, Barack Obama told young leaders Monday that "special interests dominate the debates in Washington" and that he had failed to realize his goal of uniting Americans in red and blue states. Continue reading...

Stay cool on Korea, China urges Trump

Tit-for-tat response perilous, Xi warns

Subscriber onlyBEIJING -- China's president, Xi Jinping, has urged President Donald Trump to show restraint toward North Korea despite signs that the North may be preparing a nuclear test. Xi made the appeal in a phone call with Trump on Monday that reflected growing alarm over North Korea's plans, which could tip the region into crisis. Continue reading...

California students sue to allow speech

Subscriber onlyBERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus filed a lawsuit Monday against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students’ rights to free speech. Continue reading...

Trump officials to detail tax plan

They’ll fill in GOP leaders

Subscriber onlyTop White House officials will go to Capitol Hill today to lay out their plan for tax code changes to Republican congressional leaders a day before President Donald Trump is to make his ideas public, according to congressional officials. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyOhio prison treats four ODs in 2 days Continue reading...

Whitson surpasses U.S space record

She promotes Mars in Trump’s call

Subscriber onlyCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. Continue reading...

Methodist court to hear challenge to gay bishop

Church law bans ‘practicing’ lesbian

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Karen Oliveto clutched a friend's hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year that she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Oliveto, who is married to another woman, had become the denomination's first openly gay bishop. Continue reading...

Dems say no shutdown if Trump relents on wall

WASHINGTON — Congress' two top Democrats say negotiators could finish a budget bill by Friday averting a government shutdown if President Donald Trump stepped back from his demands for money to build a border wall with Mexico. Continue reading...

Budget chief touts tax plan as outline

Mulvaney: Ideas set, but no bill ready

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The White House this week will offer "specific governing principles" for its tax plan along with indications of what new rates would be, but a complete proposal probably won't be ready until June, President Donald Trump's budget director said Sunday. Continue reading...

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