Russian meddling

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Justices unlikely to upset double jeopardy rule

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments in a closely watched case on double jeopardy (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Supreme Court seems likely to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. Several justices are saying in arguments Thursday that they are reluctant … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Justices unlikely to upset double jeopardy rule

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions‘ departure as attorney general (all times local): 10:05 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “not a constitutional crisis.” Sessions’ former chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, is now acting attorney general and has authority to oversee the remainder of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Hopefully no meddling’ in 2018 elections

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s final rally blitz before the midterm elections (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration has spent a lot of time, money and effort to make sure that Tuesday’s midterm elections are “perfect and safe” in contrast to the Russian meddling that intelligence agencies … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Hopefully no meddling’ in 2018 elections

WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON  — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 3:30 p.m. NASA says that two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts blast off to space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A duo of astronauts from the U.S. and Russia has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts blast off to space station

WASHINGTON | Defiant Pelosi says she’s staying: ‘I can take the heat’

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end. Nevertheless, she says she’s not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald Trump is in the White House. “This … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Defiant Pelosi says she’s staying: ‘I can take the heat’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his Justice Department won’t be “improperly influenced by political considerations.” His comments — in a statement Thursday — seem to push back against the latest round of criticism by his boss, President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly railed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sessions seems to push back against Trump barb