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Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

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Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

 

 

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

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James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections.

 

 

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

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The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter.

 

 

Prosecutor in girl's 1988 killing hails genealogy databases

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An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools.

 

 

Mom blames teen daughter's death on packaging for peanut cookies

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A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

 

 

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

 

 

AP: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

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Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

 

 

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

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"Bizarre." "Shameful." "Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki -- and that's just from the Republicans.

 

 

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Posted yesterday in National

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

 

 

Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

Posted yesterday in National

A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.

 

 

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

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An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.

 

 

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.

 

 

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

 

 

Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American president declared that "the world wants to see us get along."

 

 

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

 

 

Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.

 

 

Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange's biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder's refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier.

 

 

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders.

 

 

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

Posted 7/16/2018 in National

A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.

 

 

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Posted 7/14/2018 in National

Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually -- a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.

 

 

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