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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump finds it ‘inconceivable’ lawyer would tape a client

PORTLAND, Maine  | Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

PORTLAND, Maine  — Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine  | Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

NEW YORK  | The Latest: Cohen lawyer: ‘Spin’ can’t change what’s on tape

NEW YORK  — The Latest on a recording of Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model (all times local): 6:10 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump’s former lawyer says “any attempt at spin cannot change what is on” a recording of Trump discussing a potential payment for a former … Continue reading NEW YORK  | The Latest: Cohen lawyer: ‘Spin’ can’t change what’s on tape

KANSAS CITY, Kansas  | Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. “We know that people in Kansas, just like everywhere else in this … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Kansas  | Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

WASHINGTON  | Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

WASHINGTON  — The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the possibility … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

WASHINGTON | Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

WASHINGTON — Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration’s deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides said Friday. Senators from both parties expressed outrage Friday that the revised defense legislation, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

NEW YORK | The Latest: Mrs. Trump said to be focused on her own roles

NEW YORK — The Latest on a recording of President Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump says Mrs. Trump is focused on her roles as a mother and first lady.  Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman, commented Friday after being asked for … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Mrs. Trump said to be focused on her own roles

SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed under pressure of more US tariffs

SINGAPORE  — World markets were mixed Friday as deliberations over more U.S. tariffs on European countries and China weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.1 percent to 12,693.80 while France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.1 percent at 5,409.22 on Friday. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent to 7,700.71. U.S. indexes were poised to open … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed under pressure of more US tariffs