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President Trump on whether Jamal Khashoggi is dead: 'certainly looks that way'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he is concerned Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi might be dead."It certainly looks that way to me," Trump said as he departed from Joint Base Andrews. "It's very sad. Certainly looks that way."While U.S. officials are awaiting the results of three…... Read More

President Trump threatens to close southern US border over caravan of migrants

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump is again ramping up his rhetoric on an issue he said he hopes can energize his Republican base heading into the midterms, with an all-caps threat to shut down the southern U.S. border if Mexico doesn’t stop the "onslaught" of a caravan of migrants fleeing Honduras.The…... Read More

Trump’s lawyers in court to fight lawsuit they call 'politically motivated' by sexual-assault accuser Summer Zervos

(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off a victory in President Donald Trump's ongoing legal battle with adult-film star Stormy Daniels, his attorneys will be in a New York appeals court Thursday afternoon over another defamation lawsuit -- this one by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show, who…... Read More

Treasury official arrested, charged with leaking data from Russia probe

(WASHINGTON) -- A senior Treasury Department employee was arrested this week and charged with leaking “highly sensitive information” about suspects in the high-profile investigation into Russia's meddling in the presidential election, the Justice Department said Wednesday.Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network…... Read More

McConnell won't say whether calling Warren 'Pocahontas' is fair game on campaign trail

(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not say whether he believes calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" is fair game on the campaign trail.Speaking at an event Tuesday night sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation to discuss the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, McConnell invoked the nickname, favored by…... Read More

Special counsel pushing Paul Manafort for information on Roger Stone: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office have been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — their newest cooperating witness — about his friend and former business associate Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.Stone, a longtime political adviser to President Donald Trump and…... Read More

Trump calls on Cabinet to cut department spending by 5 percent

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the members of his Cabinet to draw up proposals to cut spending for their respective agency budgets by 5 percent, and although he didn't make a direct connection, his call came after news earlier this week that the federal government ran…... Read More

50 years later, Marine awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

(WASHINGTON) -- Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody "Battle of Hue" in the Vietnam War.Normally, a recipient must be presented the medal within five years of his…... Read More

Trump: 'Not at all' giving cover to the Saudis in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his recent comments about Saudi Arabia's denials of any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi were not an attempt to give the oil-rich ally cover.“No not at all, I just want to find out what's happening,” Trump told…... Read More

Plane carrying first lady Melania Trump turns around after 'burning' smell reported on board

(WASHINGTON) -- A plane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff Wednesday after reports of a "burning smell" by members of the press on board the flight.One reporter said there was “a thin haze of smoke and smell something burning.”The smell quickly became stronger…... Read More

O'Rourke attacks Cruz, reviving the 'Lyin' Ted' nickname, in testy Texas Senate debate

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- With just three weeks until voters decide a surprisingly pivotal U.S. Senate race in the state of Texas, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke faced off in an at-times-testy debate in San Antonio Tuesday evening, as both men sought to paint their opponent…... Read More