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Emails raise questions about ex-Texas congressman, new job

Aug. 19, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A former Texas congressman had tried steering a federal contract to the owner of a business who gave him a $160,000-a-year job after the congressman resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, according to a newspaper investigation published Sunday. Republican Blake Farenthold...

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...

Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

Aug. 16, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House "have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019." The announcement came...

The Latest: Pentagon puts off military parade until 2019

Aug. 16, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Veterans Day military parade (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that the military and the White House...

US Navy: Welding problem found on missile tubes for new subs

Aug. 7, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday there's a problem with welds on missile tubes that are destined for new submarines. The welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U.S. Navy and the...

Argentina corruption case: Businessman admits payments

Aug. 6, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least one of the businessmen accused in an investigation of widespread corruption in Argentina has admitted that he paid government officials money for "electoral campaigns" in exchange for the awarding of public works contracts. The case is based on an investigation by...

Former US contractor pleads guilty in kickback case

Aug. 6, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Florida man who worked as a project manager for a company that has done more than $200 million of dollars in energy efficiency work for the U.S. government pleaded guilty Monday to charges he took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks and bribes over a five-year period from...

US contract worker to admit taking $2.5 million in kickbacks

Jul. 27, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former project manager for a company that has done tens of millions of dollars in energy efficiency work for a number of U.S. government agencies agreed to plead guilty to charges he took more than $2.5 million in kickbacks from subcontractors across the country and in the...

Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

Jul. 20, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government, saying it is concerned filmmakers and media may take advantage of the young soccer boys who were rescued from a flooded cave, wants to control how movies portray their ordeal and heroic rescue. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat said he will propose at next...

Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

Jul. 20, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides said Friday. Senators from both...