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Trump Says he Misspoke on Russia Meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn’t see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Back at the…

Trump: Summit With Putin off to a ‘Very, Very Good Start’

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday with a wink and slouch, respectively, then talked one on one behind closed doors for two-plus hours before the American leader declared their meeting was…

12 Russians Accused of Hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

WASHINGTON-The Justice Department has announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. The indictments were announced Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as part of the ongoing special counsel probe into potential…

Trump Stands by 'Culture' Criticism of European Immigration

ELLESBOROUGH, England-President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are "changing the culture.'' During a press conference with British Prime Minster Theresa May on Friday, Trump backtracks on his criticism of his counterpart in…

Trump Replaces High Court’s Swing Vote With Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the…

Starbucks is Ditching Plastic Straws

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste…

Four More Boys Brought out of Flooded Thai Cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Four more of the youth soccer players trapped for over two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out on Monday, an official said, bringing to eight the number extracted in the…

US Adds a Solid 213,000 Jobs; Unemployment up to 4 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the unemployment rate…

Suspect in Minnesota Girl's Death Released From Prison

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) - A suspect in the death of a Minnesota girl who was living in Missouri has been released from prison but will remain on a tracking monitor. The Springfield News-Leader reports special prosecutor Steven Kretzer said Thursday…

Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to “Drain the Swamp.”…