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Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Aug. 17, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 17, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Hammer, Hovland set up semifinal match at US Amateur

Aug. 17, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Texas teen Cole Hammer and Norway's Viktor Hovland advanced Friday at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Amateur to set up a semifinal match. Hammer, the 18-year-old Houston player headed to the University of Texas this fall, beat England's Alex Fitzpatrick 3 and 2. Hammer is 17-1 in...

The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

Aug. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade was swiftly canceled after senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public. The drama that unfolded Thursday and...

AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Aug. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has...

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties. The fate...

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

Aug. 17, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish currency fell again on Friday, breaking a three-day quiet spell in the country currency crisis, after the United States threatened to impose new sanctions on the NATO country. The lira dropped about 5 percent, to about 6.11 per dollar, after U.S. President Donald Trump posted a...

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

Aug. 17, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's...

The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

Aug. 17, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating deeper into "junk" status and slapped a "negative" rating on its outlook. It's the latest blow to the country...

TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

Aug. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Ernesto sped through the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday as Hurricane Lane grew into a Category 2 storm in the remote Pacific, far from land and on a forecast path that would take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week. The U.S. National...