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The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Jul. 17, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on...

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016...

Lawmakers warn Trump tariffs threaten local newspapers

Jul. 17, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of reducing news coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The Trump administration ordered the tariffs in...

McCaskill calls for end to trade war, cites harm to Missouri

Jul. 17, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is calling for an end to the trade war and relief for Missouri businesses that have been impacted. McCaskill on Tuesday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross outlining how tariffs and retaliatory tariffs hurt manufacturers...

Hawley Senate campaign spokeswoman calls Russia 'bad actor'

Jul. 17, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley of Missouri says Russia is a "bad actor." Spokeswoman Kelli Ford in a Tuesday statement said Russia "has been trying to meddle in our democracy for years." Her statement comes after President Donald Trump during a...

Senate race: Rosen still outraising, outspending Heller

Jul. 17, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Jacky Rosen outraised Republican Sen. Dean Heller by more than $1 million in recent months, continuing her yearlong streak of bringing in more campaign cash than the embattled incumbent. Rosen, a first-term congresswoman from Henderson, has outraised Heller every quarter since she...

The Latest: Rubio calls Russia 'a threat for years to come'

Jul. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio says he can "guarantee" that the Russians will interfere with the next U.S. election and he's pushing legislation to impose tough sanctions if they do. The Florida...

Is Trump's retraction his final word on Russia? Unlikely

Jul. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook called for President Donald Trump to make clear — and fast — that the U.S. wasn't in the pocket of Russia President Vladimir Putin. On Tuesday, Trump relented, saying he misspoke on Russian election meddling. But apologies and clarifying...

Manchin, Capito back US intel findings after Trump comments

Jul. 17, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's two U.S. senators are backing U.S. intelligence agencies' findings after President Donald Trump refused to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is a member of the Senate intelligence committee. He says in a statement...

Senate GOP leader: NATO 'most significant military alliance in history,' says Russia not US friend

Jul. 17, 2018 2:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate GOP leader: NATO 'most significant military alliance in history,' says Russia not US friend.