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NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 1:24 p.m. President Donald Trump was among the many mourning the Queen of Soul on Thursday. During a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said: “I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo.  — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — seat in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Pelosi, Schumer to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s “officially” inviting Democratic leaders to the White House to discuss immigration legislation. Speaking ahead of a Cabinet meeting, Trump says he was making the open invitation through the press. Trump says: “We should be able to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Pelosi, Schumer to White House

Latvian central bank chief suspected of taking bribes

HELSINKI /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Latvia’s anti-corruption agency says it suspects the nation’s central bank chief of demanding and receiving bribes of at least 100,000 euros ($125,000) and has started a criminal investigation against him. The agency said Monday that no formal charges have so far been filed against Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also … Continue reading Latvian central bank chief suspected of taking bribes