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Saturday, March 24, 2018


The Latest: Fox is giving Trump tweets a tough look

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweet about cable TV host Mika Brzezinski (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's tweets are getting tough coverage at Fox News Channel, a usually friendly media outlet. Anchor Shepard Smith led his afternoon newscast with Trump's actions, which he said "some critics are calling

US blacklists China bank, revving up pressure over NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China's diplomatic efforts. The Treasury Department on Thursday declared the Bank

The Latest: US adds fiancés to travel ban exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times EDT): 10 p.m. The Trump administration has apparently altered its definition of a "bona fide" relationship, adding fiancés of people in the U.S. to its list of people who are exempt from its travel

House panel threatens subpoena over tape request

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan leaders on the House Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena if the White House doesn't clarify whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of President Donald Trump's meetings with fired FBI Director James Comey. The panel had previously set a June 23 deadline for the White House to respond to

Trump gets super PAC help in Wisconsin ahead of primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outside group is rushing to support Donald Trump's Republican presidential bid, including in next-to-vote Wisconsin. The super political action committee, called Great America PAC, will spend at least $1 million on commercials to air across the country in coming weeks, says its spokesman, Jesse Benton. One ad promotes Trump as a

Sanders aims for big fundraising haul in March

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his campaign has raised more than $39.7 million in March and is aiming to surpass $43.5 million for the month. Sanders and Hillary Clinton are facing monthly fundraising deadlines Thursday in their primary contest. Sanders raised more money than Clinton in February but the former

Lawyers say Donald Trump under 'continuous' IRS audit

APPLETON, Wisconsin (AP) — Tax counsel for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in a letter released Wednesday that the billionaire businessman has been under continuous IRS audit for more than a decade. In the letter, released by the Trump campaign to demonstrate that the candidate is in fact under audit, Sheri Dillon and William

Emails: Cruz camp pushing to oust Kasich from Montana ballot

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is trying to knock opponent John Kasich off Montana's primary by questioning signatures the Ohio governor's campaign submitted to qualify for the ballot – another subplot in the unfolding political drama to derail Donald Trump's presidential bid. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show Cruz campaign officials

$86 million US counter-narcotics plane still grounded

WASHINGTON (AP) — An $86 million Drug Enforcement Administration plane purchased seven years ago to fly surveillance and counter-narcotics missions in Afghanistan remains grounded in Delaware and likely will never fly in Asia, according to a scathing audit released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general. The review, which was spurred by a July 2014

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