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October 23, 2017 10:31 PM Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump couldn't remember her husband's name

A fallen soldier's angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband's death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier's name in last week's condolence call "made me cry." He retorted that the call was "very respectful" and her accusation about her husband's name simply wasn't true. Though 6

October 20, 2017 11:48 AM The Daily 202: Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism

RICHMOND — George W. Bush has stayed out of the political fray for nine years now, and Barack Obama has kept his head down for the past nine months. On Thursday, both former presidents used major speeches to repudiate President Trump’s brand of politics and approach to the world. Neither mentioned Trump by name. They didn’t need to. Instead, they preached 20

October 19, 2017 6:17 PM How a slow response hurt Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Before Hurricane Maria tore through the rest of this island, it came to Mayor Jorge Márquez’s home. The storm ripped through improvised plastic shutters, shook the windows and sent his panicked family, including his grandchildren, scurrying to a bathroom to hide. For four hours, as the fiercest of Maria’s winds roared through his mountain town in southeast 12

October 19, 2017 10:54 AM Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any

WASHINGTON -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with U.S. President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after their loved one's death. Despite Trump's boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen 14

October 16, 2017 3:46 AM Truck bomb kills scores in Somalia’s worst-ever attack

In the deadliest attack of Somalia's long civil war, at least 276 people have been killed and hundreds injured by a devastating truck bomb that destroyed buildings and vehicles on a busy downtown street in Mogadishu. Hospitals were overwhelmed by the dead and wounded. They pleaded for blood donations as the toll escalated from the Saturday blast. Many of the victims 11

October 15, 2017 8:01 PM 'Petty stuff': Tillerson brushes off drama with Trump

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren't hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat. Asked 19

October 15, 2017 5:35 PM U.S. will continue talks with North Korea 'until the first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

Secretary of state tells CNN he's focused on diplomacy and denied calling president 'a moron' U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops." Speaking on CNN's 9

October 12, 2017 2:33 PM Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House weighs aid package

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which 12

October 11, 2017 9:10 PM Canada moves toward buying Australian fighter jets, upping ante in trade dispute with Boeing

Purchase would leave no reason to buy U.S. Super Hornet jets Canada has taken the first formal step toward buying used Australian FA-18 fighter jets, upping the ante in a trade dispute with U.S. defence giant Boeing. Public Services and Procurement Canada quietly posted notice on its website over the holiday weekend that it has sent a formal letter expressing 13

October 11, 2017 12:12 PM US bombers fly over Sea of Japan in show of force to North Korea

The U.S. military conducted another show of force to North Korea today as long-range B-1 bombers flew a nighttime mission over the Sea of Japan accompanied by Japanese and South Korean fighter aircraft. The two bombers flew to the Sea of Japan from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. A U.S. Pacific Air Forces statement described the mission as "the first 11