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WASHINGTON | Lille off to best French league start in more than 60 years

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there’s fresh hope that the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lille off to best French league start in more than 60 years

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence calls Kavanaugh ‘a man of integrity’

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “a man of integrity with impeccable credentials.” Pence tells a gathering of evangelical activists in Washington that the appeals … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence calls Kavanaugh ‘a man of integrity’

WASHINGTON | Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

WASHINGTON — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump and possibly suggested removing him from office, could turn on whether Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who he once tweeted had “LIED! LIED! LIED!” The revelation that the No. 2 Justice Department official had even … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

WASHINGTON  — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it. That from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

WASHINGTON | Helping Cy shot, deGrom drops ERA to 1.77; Mets top Nats 4-2

WASHINGTON — No pitcher ever has put together a season quite like Jacob deGrom’s 2018 for the New York Mets. The 23 consecutive quality starts are a record. So are the 28 starting assignments in a row allowing three runs or fewer. The 1.77 ERA isn’t too shabby, either. And he might just wind up … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Helping Cy shot, deGrom drops ERA to 1.77; Mets top Nats 4-2

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll rid DoJ of ‘lingering stench’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is pledging to rid the Justice Department of its “lingering stench.” Trump told a campaign rally in Missouri on Friday that the department has some “great people” but also “some real bad ones.” He says the bad … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he’ll rid DoJ of ‘lingering stench’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford wants another day to consider testifying

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford wants another day to consider terms for testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford wants another day to consider testifying