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WASHINGTON | Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s Veterans Day parade has been canceled after senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag. And that set off a volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation’s capital. The drama that unfolded Thursday and Friday also highlighted, not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

WASHINGTON | Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House. Trump on Twitter accused local Washington, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US says Turkey risks more sanctions over pastor

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 11:00 p.m. The Trump administration says Turkey could face additional sanctions if an American pastor detained on espionage and terrorism-related charges isn’t quickly released. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) says the sanctions would be in addition to penalties recently imposed on two Turkish … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US says Turkey risks more sanctions over pastor

NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 1:24 p.m. President Donald Trump was among the many mourning the Queen of Soul on Thursday. During a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said: “I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

WASHINGTON | Omarosa releases tape she says is offer to buy her silence

WASHINGTON  — Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the tape played on MSNBC, Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, offers Manigault Newman a job earning $15,000 a month. The job wouldn’t require her to report … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Omarosa releases tape she says is offer to buy her silence

WASHINGTON | Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Brennan calls Trump action ‘abuse of power’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Former CIA director John Brennan says President Donald Trump’s move to strip him of his national security clearance is “an abuse of power” by the president. Brennan is reacting to the news in a phone … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Brennan calls Trump action ‘abuse of power’

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor ‘badly’

ANKARA, Turkey— The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The White House says “we won’t forget” how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday that Andrew Brunson is “a very good person and a strong … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor ‘badly’