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19 December 2017 7:28 AM McCain says he's feeling well, vows to return in weeks

Washington - Republican Senator John McCain on Monday expressed thanks for the overwhelming support as he battles brain cancer, saying he is feeling well and looks forward to being back on the job in January. The 81-year senator returned home to Arizona after being treated for a viral infection at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland. He had missed 68

12 November 2017 9:02 AM Lawmakers question whether CIA nominee misled Congress

Washington - Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the CIA's acting inspector general Christopher Sharpley about complaints he and other 70

09 November 2017 8:19 AM After rough night, top Trump backers differ on path forward

Des Moines - Some of Donald Trump's fiercest advocates are offering different approaches for the Republican Party's way forward after some tough losses on November 7. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel are calling on Republicans to unite, while former White House strategist 53

02 November 2017 4:07 AM New York terror suspect confesses ISIS inspired, 'felt good' after attack

New York - The Uzbek immigrant behind New York's worst attack in 16 years confessed to acting in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS) group and "felt good" about the killings, having planned an assault for a year, investigators said on Wednesday. The shocking details emerged as federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges against Sayfullo Saipov, who subsequently 60

01 November 2017 12:18 AM Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called “New York channel,” Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats 47

31 October 2017 11:57 PM For ‘low level volunteer,’ Papadopoulos sought high profile as Trump adviser

President Trump on Tuesday belittled former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, tweeting that “few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.” But interviews and documents show that Papadopoulos 65

31 October 2017 8:55 AM Who are Paul Manafort and Rick Gates?

Washington - Paul Manafort, a businessman and longtime Republican Party operative, surrendered on Monday to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to face the first charges produced by a special counsel investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand 64

31 October 2017 7:20 AM Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

The unsealed indictments were an explosive opening salvo from independent counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia probe, after months of speculation, spin and obfuscation about possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. While falling short of providing a smoking gun for top-level conspiracy, the charges point to a potential pattern of top Trump 59

31 October 2017 3:30 AM Trump campaign aide met Russians on Clinton 'dirt'

Washington - A Trump campaign advisor met with Russian officials in England as early as March 2016 to discuss meetings between the two sides and "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, according to charges unveiled Monday. George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor to the campaign, had meetings with a woman he described as Vladimir Putin's niece as well as the Russian 53

30 October 2017 3:28 PM Trump-Russia inquiry intensifies as probe nets three key aides

Washington — Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 US election charged US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty in early October to lying to the FBI, it was announced on Monday 58