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Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

May 24 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan’s jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a broad swath of other domestic programs.

  • Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

  • | Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

  • | Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president’s campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny.

  • | Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Monday boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of “medium long-range” ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Outsiders also saw a significant technological jump, with the test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile.

  • | Posted: May 16 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — The cyberattack that took computer files hostage around the world appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it — a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.

  • | Posted: May 14 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that “we can make a fast decision” on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office.

  • Posted: May 13 2017 - 12:05am

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York college lacrosse team has replaced its warm-up music with a recording of a portion of a speech by President Donald Trump.

  • Posted: May 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

  • | Posted: May 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s federal prosecutors should bring the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed in a move that critics assailed as a return to failed drug-war policies that unduly affected minorities and filled prisons with nonviolent offenders.

  • | Posted: May 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The furor over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey threatened on Thursday to overshadow the GOP’s legislative agenda on health care, tax reform and more. Add in a potentially contentious confirmation battle over the next director, and the Republicans’ already difficult task of getting major bills on Trump’s desk just got harder.

  • | Posted: May 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The furor over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey threatened on Thursday to overshadow the GOP’s legislative agenda on health care, tax reform and more. Add in a potentially contentious confirmation battle over the next director, and the Republicans’ already difficult task of getting major bills on Trump’s desk just got harder.

  • Posted: May 11 2017 - 12:05am

    What US-Russia crisis? Trump seeks closer ties in WH meeting

  • | Posted: May 11 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials said Wednesday, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

  • Posted: May 10 2017 - 12:05am

    Trump ax falls on FBI’s Comey amid Russian investigation

  • | Posted: May 10 2017 - 12:05am

    PORTLAND, Maine — America’s fishing industry declined slightly in 2015 as fishermen contended with environmental and market forces, the federal government says.