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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 03:43 PM CST

Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

Trump Argues He 'Never Directed' Longtime Fixer to Break Law

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he "never directed" his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, to break the law. And he's insisting that he "did nothing wrong." Trump's comments — in an interview with Fox...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

N. Korea Slow to Negotiate Over War Remains, Pentagon Says

N. Korea Slow to Negotiate Over War Remains, Pentagon Says

Months after the White House raised hopes for bringing home thousands of U.S. battlefield remains from North Korea, the returns have stalled. Detailed negotiations on future recovery arrangements have not...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:16 AM CST

Watchdog: No Evidence FBI Tried to Destroy Text Messages

Watchdog: No Evidence FBI Tried to Destroy Text Messages

The Justice Department's watchdog found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Instead, the inspector general...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM CST

Joyce Drops Daley Challenge As Mayoral Race Gets Heated

Joyce Drops Daley Challenge As Mayoral Race Gets Heated

Mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce dropped his challenge of opponent Bill Daley's petition signatures Wednesday, while the rest of the candidates' objections continued to make their way through the hearing process...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 09:49 AM CST

Cohen, National Enquirer Admit to Trump Payoffs

Cohen, National Enquirer Admit to Trump Payoffs

Trump allies Michael Cohen and American Media Inc., the owners of the National Enquirer, both admitted to paying off women who claimed to have had affairs with President Donald Trump to help with his 2016...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 07:36 AM CST

Arizona Publisher Uses Newspaper to Pursue Poisoning Claim Against Wife

Arizona Publisher Uses Newspaper to Pursue Poisoning Claim Against Wife

An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 07:10 AM CST

Melania Trump Claims 'Opportunists' Not Recording History Properly

Melania Trump Claims 'Opportunists' Not Recording History Properly

First lady Melania Trump said that the most difficult part of her time in the White House is watching "opportunists" use her family's name to advance their careers, claiming they're not recording history...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:14 AM CST

Trump Confides to Friends He's Concerned About Impeachment

Trump Confides to Friends He's Concerned About Impeachment

President Donald Trump has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect of impeachment, as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM CST

UK Leader Seeks EU Lifeline After Surviving Confidence Vote

UK Leader Seeks EU Lifeline After Surviving Confidence Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers — but only after putting a time limit on her...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 04:52 PM CST

As Probe Closes in, Trump Distances Himself From Cohen

As Probe Closes in, Trump Distances Himself From Cohen

Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging...

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