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WASHINGTON | Booker, Harris score wins on Capitol Hill as they weigh 2020

WASHINGTON — Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey scored wins on Capitol Hill Tuesday that could help them as they prepare for potential campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Republicans won a net gain of two Senate seats in last month’s midterms, Harris faced a possible eviction from the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Booker, Harris score wins on Capitol Hill as they weigh 2020

WASHINGTON | Behind Cohen plea: Trump’s longtime dream of a Moscow tower

WASHINGTON— Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum. That last plan led Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty Thursday to a charge brought by the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Behind Cohen plea: Trump’s longtime dream of a Moscow tower

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Mueller of ‘ruining lives’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian election meddling and the 2016 Trump campaign (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A day after President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was accused of violating a plea agreement in the Russia investigation, Trump is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller (MUHL’-ur) of “ruining lives.” Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump accuses Mueller of ‘ruining lives’

MOSCOW | Head of Russian intelligence agency GRU dies at 62

MOSCOW— The head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. He was 62. The Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement that Igor Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of “a lengthy and grave illness,” a usual Russian euphemism … Continue reading MOSCOW | Head of Russian intelligence agency GRU dies at 62

WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON  — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to donor’s wife with Presidential Medal of Freedom

MOSCOW | Putin praises Russian GRU military intel for its 100 years

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia‘s GRU military intelligence on its centenary Friday, hailing the agency that has been accused by the West of election meddling, nerve agent poisonings and hacking attacks against chemical weapons probes and anti-doping sports bodies. “I’m confident of your professionalism, courage and determination,” the Russian leader said in a … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin praises Russian GRU military intel for its 100 years

BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

BEIJING — The Latest on China and President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump says he will meet his Chinese counterpart alongside the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina as they look to curb a burgeoning trade war. Trump says he will have dinner with President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

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