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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York; White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; White House adviser Peter Navarro. ___ CBS'...

FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush has died. Brent Scowcroft was 95. A spokesperson for the late President Bush says Scowcroft died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Falls Church, Virginia.  (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Aug. 7, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died, a Bush spokesperson said Friday. He was 95. Scowcroft died Thursday...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien walks South Lawn of the White House in Washington. O'Brien who tested positive for the coronavirus, returned to work on Tuesday, Aug. 4, after recovering from a mild case of COVID-19, the White House said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump's national security adviser recovers from COVID-19

Aug. 4, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, who tested positive for the coronavirus, returned to work Tuesday after recovering from a mild case of COVID-19, the White House said. Robert O'Brien has resumed his meetings with the president, said National Security Council spokesman...

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus briefing at Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Morrisville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump seeks political shot in the arm in vaccine push

Jul. 27, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic put his political fate in grave jeopardy. Now he’s hoping to get credit for his administration’s aggressive push for a vaccine -– and crossing his fingers that one gets approved before Election Day. ...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Robert O'Brien, assistant to the president for national security affairs, removes a face covering prior to speaking during a news conference in Phoenix. O’Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus. He’s the highest-ranking White House official to test positive so far. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trump national security adviser O'Brien has the coronavirus

Jul. 27, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus — making him the highest-ranking official to test positive so far. The White House said O'Brien has mild symptoms and “has been self-isolating and working from a...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington. The Justice Department has accused two Chinese hackers of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars of trade secrets from companies across the world and more recently targeting firms developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. Officials expected to discuss the indictment at a news conference Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

Jul. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice Department said Tuesday as it announced criminal...

DELETES REFERENCE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS - Attendee sit apart while listening to U.S. Attorney General William Barr speak at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, July 16, 2020. (Nicole Hester/ Arbor News via AP)

Barr says US now overly reliant on Chinese goods, services

Jul. 16, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday as he also cautioned American business leaders against...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Pool)

Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat

Jul. 1, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticized for inaction, President Donald Trump and top officials on Wednesday stepped up their defense of the administration's response to intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump's national security adviser said he had prepared...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Jun. 29, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks as Attorney General William Barr listens, during a joint briefing, Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the State Department in Washington, on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump aimed at the International Criminal Court. Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies.  (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)

Trump OKs sanctions against international tribunal employees

Jun. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a broadside against the International Criminal Court, President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized economic and travel sanctions against court workers investigating American troops and intelligence officials and those of allied nations, including Israel, for possible war crimes in...