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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM CDT

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during an interview with “Today” on Thursday that he doesn’t believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:48 PM CDT

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Thursday he wished President Donald Trump had not met alone with Vladimir Putin of Russia. In an extraordinary acknowledgement, the nation's spy chief said...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:02 AM CDT

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:31 AM CDT

Rauner Signs Laws to Speed Up Quincy Vets' Home Construction

Rauner Signs Laws to Speed Up Quincy Vets' Home Construction

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Tuesday to speed up reconstruction of the troubled state-run veterans home in Quincy.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:58 AM CDT

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:25 AM CDT

Governor's Race Spending Could Have a Negative Impact

Governor's Race Spending Could Have a Negative Impact

More than $79 million has been spent since January by candidates Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker in the Illinois governor’s race. The spending orgy though could leave the November winner hurting for political...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:50 AM CDT

Russian Officials to Meet Jailed Suspected Foreign Agent

Russian Officials to Meet Jailed Suspected Foreign Agent

Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States, as Moscow blasted the...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:23 AM CDT

North Korea Hasn't Met Its Promise to Return US War Remains

North Korea Hasn't Met Its Promise to Return US War Remains

More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who traveled to Pyongyang this month to press the North...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 09:01 PM CDT

Russia Continues to Sow Discord in US: Wray

Russia Continues to Sow Discord in US: Wray

FBI Director Chris Wray suggested on Wednesday that he has previously threatened to resign — and pushed back against President Donald Trump's recent comments that cast doubt on Russian interference in the...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:23 PM CDT

US Coal Ash Pollution Rules Eased After Industry Balks

US Coal Ash Pollution Rules Eased After Industry Balks

The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack...

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