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  • Trump says investigation into Russia election interference is Democrats’ ‘excuse’ for losing

    February 20, 2018 3:12 PM 15

    The President accused Barack Obama of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling because Barack Obama anticipated Hillary Clinton winning and “he didn’t want to ‘rock the boat.’” WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is again accusing his predecessor of not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump tweets that’s

  • President Trump endorses Mitt Romney in Utah Senate race

    February 20, 2018 3:44 AM 14

    The endorsement is significant because Romney had been among the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s presidential aspirations, once calling him “a phoney” and “a fraud.” U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that he would be a “worthy

  • New Pennsylvania congressional map could benefit Democrats

    February 19, 2018 9:43 PM 20

    Republican lawmakers expected to challenge congressional district map in Federal Court Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in Federal Court

  • Original Picasso print worth $50,000 U.S. stolen from Milwaukee art gallery

    February 19, 2018 2:41 PM 14

    MILWAUKEE—An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 (U.S.) was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery. WITI-TV reports appraiser Bill DeLind says his business partner noticed the original 1949 print was missing from DeLind Fine Art Appraisals on Friday. Picasso only did 30 of the prints and signed each with a green crayon

  • Iranian search and rescue teams reach wreckage from deadly plane crash

    February 19, 2018 2:19 PM 14

    The crash, which killed all 65 people on board the plane, was yet another fatal aviation disaster for Iran. TEHRAN, IRAN—Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran’s Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional

  • Pope backs down from harsh ultimatum, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

    February 19, 2018 1:58 PM 14

    Francis originally gave priests in Nigeria 30 years to pledge obedience to Monsignor Peter Okpaleke, but some still expressed problems working with him. VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions

  • Husband of slain U.K. MP Jo Cox steps down amid sexual misconduct claims

    February 18, 2018 2:25 PM 14

    Brendan Cox says he will leave his positions at two charities set up in the name of his late wife after he admitted he acted inappropriately. LONDON—The widower of a slain British lawmaker stepped down from two charities set up in his late wife’s memory after a newspaper reported allegations of past sexual misconduct against him. Brendan Cox said late Saturday

  • Ruling opens possibility transgender teen will get hormone therapy

    February 18, 2018 1:34 AM 11

    A judge's ruling appears to have ended a legal battle that pitted the teen and his maternal grandparents against his parents, who denied he was transgender and sought Christian-based therapy for him. CINCINNATI—A transgender Ohio teen’s grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy

  • Helicopter assessing damage from Mexico earthquake crashes; 2 on the ground killed

    February 17, 2018 2:32 PM 14

    The helicopter was carrying Mexico’s interior secretary and a state governor, both of whom reportedly survived the crash, along with the crew. MEXICO CITY—A military helicopter carrying Mexico’s interior secretary and a state governor who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake has crashed in the southern state of Oaxaca, killing two people

  • EPA head Scott Pruitt billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

    February 17, 2018 1:10 AM 12

    Trump's Environmental Protection Agency administrator said a “toxic environment politically” required his first-class travel and protection from a 24-hour security detail. SAN FRANCISCO—Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 (U.S.) for his trips over six months last year, according to travel