Trump casts himself, military, Republican VIPs as stars of July 4th pageant

Trump casts himself, military, Republican VIPs as stars of July 4th pageant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military armored vehicles stood near Washington’s majestic Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed ahead with an elaborate Fourth of July production with him at the center, as critics accused him of hijacking a nonpartisan celebration of America’s Independence Day. A Bradley Fighting Vehicle is moved into place at…
With a single wiretap, prosecutors collected 9.2 million text messages

With a single wiretap, prosecutors collected 9.2 million text messages

For four months in 2018, authorities in Texas collected more than 9.2 million messages under a single court-authorized wiretap order, newly released figures show. The wiretap, granted by...
Trump revives ICE raid threat, blasts judge who ruled against border wall

Trump revives ICE raid threat, blasts judge who ruled against border wall

President Trump vowed Saturday to “immediately” appeal a judge’s ruling blocking funding for his border wall, while reviving threats to proceed with stalled deportation raids as soon...

FTC, Law Enforcement Partners Announce New Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission and its law enforcement partners today announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls, including 94 actions targeting operations around the country that are...
White House says Mexico tariffs ‘still on track’ for Monday

White House says Mexico tariffs ‘still on track’ for Monday

SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) - The United States is on track to implement threatened 5 percent tariffs on Mexican goods on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday as migration talks with Mexican officials continued in Washington. “Our position is still the same and we’re moving forward with the tariffs. They’ll go into…
AP Explains: Militias have patrolled US border for decades

AP Explains: Militias have patrolled US border for decades

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An armed group in New Mexico whose leader faces federal firearms possession charges drew national attention last month for detaining asylum-seeking Central American...
Nadler once called Holder contempt vote ‘shameful,’ now leads charge against Barr

Nadler once called Holder contempt vote ‘shameful,’ now leads charge against Barr

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., led the charge Wednesday to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for not handing over documents related...
US economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in first quarter

US economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in first quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected,...

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats have health care edge ahead of 2020

Americans are giving Democrats a clear edge on health care as the 2020 presidential race gears up, according to a new poll that also finds many Republicans...
The Latest: Trump blasts Russia probe as ‘political hoax’

The Latest: Trump blasts Russia probe as ‘political hoax’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):8:10 a.m.President Donald Trump is blasting the investigation...