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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. | City votes to change name of street honoring Manafort’s dad

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — A city council in Connecticut has voted to change the name of a street that honors the father of Paul Manafort. The proposal now goes to the Republican mayor of New Britain, but she is expected to veto it. NBC Connecticut reports councilors would need 10 votes to override it. Mayor … Continue reading NEW BRITAIN, Conn. | City votes to change name of street honoring Manafort’s dad

PARIS | Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

PARIS — A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron’s former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France’s 2017 election — without any known authorization to be armed. The report by Mediapart raised new questions about 27-year old Alexandre Benalla, his … Continue reading PARIS | Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo

WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON  — Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. It also … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

WASHINGTON  — An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. The move also spotlighted a growing focus by Mueller on Stone. Another of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe – and IG to widen query

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s probe into Russian election meddling (all times local): 7:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says that he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign. The extraordinary order on Sunday came hours before his legal team said that the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe – and IG to widen query

WASHINGTON | What about those questions for Trump? Will he answer?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is angrily protesting a leaked list of questions the Justice Department’s special counsel wants to ask him, while at the same time contending the list shows anew there was no crime or collusion with the Russians by his presidential campaign. But the questions suggest otherwise: The areas investigators want … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What about those questions for Trump? Will he answer?

DES MOINES, Iowa | Will Democrats find a presidential hopeful at city hall?

DES MOINES, Iowa | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  —Democrats searching for potential presidential candidates may find some in an unlikely place: city hall. A handful of Democratic mayors from around the country are considering the race in 2020, taking early steps in Iowa, which holds the first major contest of the presidential campaign. Los Angeles … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Will Democrats find a presidential hopeful at city hall?

White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up

WASHINGTON/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is tired of being told “no.” Six weeks of staff churn and pronouncement shocks reflect a president who has grown increasingly confident on the job and more trusting of his instincts. After 14 months in the Oval Office, Trump is more comfortable bucking the advice of White … Continue reading White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up