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Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:40:52 GMT2017-07-20T23:40:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross....

Cancer isn't silencing McCain in career's latest chapter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:26:40 GMT2017-07-20T23:26:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John McCain couldn't bring himself to vote for Donald Trump - so he talked about writing in his best friend's name for president. After the election, he's been the leading Senate Republican critic of Trump's posture toward Russia. And from his Arizona home, where he's battling brain cancer, the Arizona senator on Thursday lobbed a new attack at the White House over its Syria policy....

Family of Levinson, missing in Iran, meets with US officials

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:12:40 GMT2017-07-20T23:12:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The family of former FBI agent Robert Levinson has met with State Department officials about efforts to locate him more than a decade after he disappeared in Iran....

IMF approves conditional $1.8 billion loan to Greece

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:06:16 GMT2017-07-20T23:06:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $1.8 billion loan to Greece - but will only release the money if the country gets debt relief from its European creditors....

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:59:22 GMT2017-07-20T22:59:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar....

Trump nominates Turkey envoy to be Afghanistan ambassador

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:22:40 GMT2017-07-20T22:22:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has tapped a veteran diplomat who currently serves as U.S. ambassador to Turkey to be his envoy to Afghanistan....

Groups to train volunteers to record police interactions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:58:36 GMT2017-07-20T21:58:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civil rights groups are planning to train a legion of volunteers on how to record police encounters in minority neighborhoods in hopes that fear of being videoed will deter misconduct like illegal shootings of unarmed men and women....

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:40:36 GMT2017-07-20T21:40:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rebuffing a Republican president, a GOP-led Senate panel on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to foreign aid and deep reductions in spending on domestic programs such as education, housing and energy....

Analysis: Trump's Sessions remarks show penchant for shaming

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:32:53 GMT2017-07-20T21:32:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The art of humiliation appears to be a key operating principle for President Donald Trump, and his remarks about Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the latest example of the ease with which the president is willing to air grievances about members of his team....

Capitol Hill Buzz: Miami fan Rubio ponders a Brady-free NFL

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:28:51 GMT2017-07-20T21:28:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar....