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WASHINGTON | Judge delays Manafort trial due to family medical procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has delayed the trial of President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in an order Friday that he’s pushing back Manafort’s trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges because of a medical procedure involving a member of Ellis’ family. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge delays Manafort trial due to family medical procedure

WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president. That’s according to a person familiar with the meeting held at Trump Tower in New York who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

WASHINGTON | House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019 defense authorization bill. The amendment was sponsored by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

WASHINGTON | Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump intends to sign legislation next week to help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. Legislative director Marc Short says Trump will also soon sign a bill giving veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense. Short held a conference call on Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

WASHINGTON | Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday warmly welcomed North Korea’s promising response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts about his own negotiating tactics and skill. The president, commenting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday accused Democrats of “rooting against” upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea, and said his political opponents were trying to coddle gang members. With the 2018 midterm elections on the horizon, Trump has gone out of his way to poke Democrats. On Friday, he lumped his grievances against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump accuses Dems of ‘rooting against’ NKorea talks