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Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Washington, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to distribute a quantity of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Antoine Dean, Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to one count before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab. In connection with the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Washington Man, Antoine Dean Pleads Guilty in Wiretap Investigation of Gang Violence and Drug Trafficking in Pittsburgh’s West End

WASHINGTON | Judge’s order could shed light on death of Russian in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day. By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that he died of blunt force … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge’s order could shed light on death of Russian in DC

WASHINGTON | Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal

WASHINGTON | Trump’s ‘MAGAnomics’ gets a thumbs-down from Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with Congress, Trump wants more than $8 billion for the barrier … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s ‘MAGAnomics’ gets a thumbs-down from Democrats

Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams

It’s a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence. Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which has enrolled a deep … Continue reading Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams

WASHINGTON | Wall redux: Trump’s budget sets up another border battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wall redux: Trump’s budget sets up another border battle

WASHINGTON | Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway out of the penalty box, backup Pheonix Copley made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Led by Copley, Hagelin and Nick Jensen, the Capitals killed off all five minor penalties … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Penalty kill shines, Capitals beat Jets to extend win streak

WASHINGTON | Trump budget sets up another battle over wall funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for the U.S-Mexico barrier while imposing steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and setting the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation, but … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump budget sets up another battle over wall funding

WASHINGTON | First lady: Growing ease in official role, but not politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump came armed with surefire applause lines when she stepped up to address a largely female audience that had gathered to celebrate other women. The first lady showcased the record number of women serving in Congress. She said women’s unemployment had hit its lowest level in 65 years, though it has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady: Growing ease in official role, but not politics

WASHINGTON | Trump offers budget with funds for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump offers budget with funds for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON | Time isn’t on your side with coming shift to daylight saving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time isn’t on your side this weekend. One less hour (of sleep) isn’t the end of the world, but you may be a bit sleepier Sunday morning. Time to abide by the adage to spring forward (though it’s not yet spring). The shift from standard to daylight saving time comes at 2 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Time isn’t on your side with coming shift to daylight saving

WASHINGTON | Trump budget will seek funds for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to start up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week. That’s according to an administration official who was unauthorized to discuss the document ahead of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump budget will seek funds for border wall, Space Force

WASHINGTON | Republicans release transcript, push back on Trump probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday released the transcript of an interview with a Justice Department official linked to the early days of the Russia investigation, renewing their efforts to raise questions about the origins of the special counsel’s probe and pushing back on the sweeping new investigations Democrats have launched into President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans release transcript, push back on Trump probes

WASHINGTON | Bill Shine resigns from White House communications post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive who took over as President Donald Trump’s communications director last summer, exited the White House on Friday, the latest person to step away from a job that has become a revolving door within the turbulent West Wing. Shine will join the president’s Republican re-election campaign, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bill Shine resigns from White House communications post

JUPITER, Fla | Molina plays for 1st time this spring, Ohtani plays catch

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Leaving the clubhouse after his first exhibition game this year, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina got a fist bump from third baseman Matt Carpenter. “It’s good to have you back,” said Carpenter, one All-Star to another. Molina went 1 for 2 as a designated hitter Friday, the 36-year-old’s first game since … Continue reading JUPITER, Fla | Molina plays for 1st time this spring, Ohtani plays catch

WASHINGTON | Trump budget to include $100M for daughter Ivanka’s project

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women’s fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. A White House official told The Associated Press that the budget, expected to be released Monday, will include the funding for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The administration last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump budget to include $100M for daughter Ivanka’s project

WASHINGTON | Measure on bigotry, anti-Semitism sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. Democrats are trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The one-sided 407-23 vote Thursday belied the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Measure on bigotry, anti-Semitism sparks debate

United States | Senior State Department Official On North Korea

United States – MODERATOR: Thank you all for coming today to this on-background briefing. For your situational awareness only and not for reporting, with us today is [Senior State Department Official]. You may – for purposes of attribution, he is a senior State Department official. This briefing is embargoed until its conclusion. None of this … Continue reading United States | Senior State Department Official On North Korea

WASHINGTON | Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON | Trump meets with Illinois congressman who deployed to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with an Illinois congressman who was deployed last month to the U.S.-Mexico border with his Air National Guard unit. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says his first-hand experience led him to conclude that the situation at the border represents a legitimate national emergency. “I went down to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump meets with Illinois congressman who deployed to border

WASHINGTON | Investigations draw Trump’s scorn, likely legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has beefed up its legal team. Its political team is ready to distract and disparage. And President Donald Trump is venting against Democratic prying. Trump’s plan for responding to the multiplying congressional probes into his campaign, White House and personal affairs is coming into focus as newly empowered Democrats … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investigations draw Trump’s scorn, likely legal challenges

WASHINGTON | The Latest: New facility to be built in El Paso for migrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on border protection along the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 2:10 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is building a new facility in El Paso, Texas, to help manage the ever-growing number of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan says the facility will be a centralized location where … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: New facility to be built in El Paso for migrants

WASHINGTON | FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency’s response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping. Gottlieb cited “the challenge of being apart from my family” in Connecticut when announcing his departure Tuesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON | Trump to nominate DC’s US attorney for high spot at Justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate Jessie Liu, currently a U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department. Attorney General William Barr recommended Liu’s nomination. Barr said Tuesday that Liu has “distinguished herself as a first-class attorney in private practice, in the Treasury … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to nominate DC’s US attorney for high spot at Justice

WASHINGTON | Mind-altering, ketamine-like drug OK’d for severe depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mind-altering, ketamine-like drug OK’d for severe depression

WASHINGTON | Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.” The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday by New York TV station News12 . Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

WASHINGTON | Attorney general won’t recuse from overseeing Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Attorney general won’t recuse from overseeing Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | Conservative author retracts article about slain DNC staffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative author and conspiracy theorist entangled in the special counsel’s Russia investigation has retracted an article he wrote last year that made false allegations about a Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in 2016. Jerome Corsi said on his website Monday that he had retracted an article falsely alleging that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Conservative author retracts article about slain DNC staffer

WASHINGTON | Justices: Nebraska county owes $28M for wrongful convictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying. The justices turned away Gage County’s last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment, after a federal appeals court in St. Louis found the award … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices: Nebraska county owes $28M for wrongful convictions

WASHINGTON | Senators air frustration after briefing on Khashoggi’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators left a closed-door briefing with Trump administration officials Monday frustrated by the lack of new information on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The briefing on the status of the investigation into Khashoggi’s killing came amid rising tensions between the White House and Congress over the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Republican Sen. Marco … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators air frustration after briefing on Khashoggi’s death