President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON | ‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s letter to Kim was dictated to Bolton

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Donald Trump’s letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dictated by the president to his national security adviser, John Bolton. That’s according to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who met with Bolton at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump’s letter to Kim was dictated to Bolton

WASHINGTON | Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. Jack Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON | Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a measure loosening key restraints for banks that came in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Trump savored the legislative triumph Thursday. The Republican-led legislation cleared Congress on Tuesday with the help of some Democrats’ votes and allowed Trump to realize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea | N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North’s … Continue reading PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea | N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

WASHINGTON | Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump now is zeroing in on — and at times embellishing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into ‘spygate’