News archive from 1 June 2018

5th Circuit temporarily halts implementation of online voter registration system

AUSTIN — The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday tapped the brakes on a lower court ruling that required Texas to quickly install an online voter registration system, temporarily blocking a San Antonio judge’s mandate that the state implement the...

Chron, 19:22 in Politics
 

Trump blasted for saying Houston visit will be 'fun'

Social media users are criticizing Donald Trump for comments he made this morning before traveling to Houston to meet with families impacted by the Santa Fe shooting and attend a fundraising event. "... the economy is good. Stock market is up....

Chron, 19:33 in Politics
 

North Koreans to meet Trump; deliver letter from leader

Now Playing: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "real progress" was made in talks on Thursday between North Korea and the United States to salvage an on-again, off-again nuclear summit. (May 31) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) —...

Chron, 00:34 in Politics
 

Trump pardons: Celebrity connections, conservative causes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" and announced he's thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich,...

Chron, 00:34 in Politics
 

After embassy move, Trump weighs Jerusalem consulate changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering giving U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman more authority over the U.S. outpost that handles Palestinian affairs, five U.S. officials said, a shift that could further dampen Palestinian...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

US-NKorea letter diplomacy is a throwback to a different era

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean envoy is coming to Washington bearing a letter for President Donald Trump from Kim Jong Un. This has been going on for days. Like in the old days. Kim Yong Chol was spotted Wednesday at Beijing's airport, where he...

Chron, 00:57 in Politics
 

US allies to fight Trump's tariffs plan, warn of trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries around the world fought back Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, announcing retaliatory countermeasures and warning that the U.S. plan will hurt U.S. consumers....

Chron, 07:04 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump tells pardoned man conviction was 'fishy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardons (all times local): 6:45 a.m. An Obama administration critic convicted of campaign finance fraud says President Donald Trump called him at his office to tell him he was pardoned because...

Chron, 07:20 in Politics
 

Trump blasts Mueller's spending on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reacting to a report on special counsel Robert Mueller's spending, slightly overstating the figure for the Russia probe he has dismissed as a 'witch hunt.' Trump tweets Friday: "A.P. has just reported...

Chron, 07:43 in Politics
 

US-NKorea letter diplomacy is a throwback to a different era

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean envoy is coming to Washington bearing a letter for President Donald Trump from Kim Jong Un. This has been going on for days. Like in the old days. Kim Yong Chol was spotted Wednesday at Beijing's airport, where he...

Chron, 08:00 in Politics
 

First lady to hang back on Trump's Camp David weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Melania Trump won't join her husband when he heads to the Camp David presidential retreat for the weekend. President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to the Maryland retreat Friday afternoon, but his wife wont'...

Chron, 11:11 in Politics
 

Trump: America is safe because Coast Guard is 'strong'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says America is safe because the U.S. Coast Guard is "strong." Trump calls the Coast Guard the "elite force" that defends borders, patrols the waters, protects U.S. cities and keeps enemies...

Chron, 12:11 in Politics
 

Texas Supreme Court: state must reveal execution drug supplier

AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court has dumped the state’s appeal to hide where it buys execution drugs, forcing the state to reveal which pharmacy it bought from after years of fighting to keep the information secret. But it may make no difference. The...

Chron, 12:11 in Politics
 

Trump's teasing jobs report tweet raises questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a tantalizing tweet, President Donald Trump seemed to tease a positive jobs report on Friday. That was a protocol-defying step that moved markets and raised questions about the appropriateness of the president publicly hinting...

Chron, 13:28 in Politics
 

California's 'jungle primary' sets off party scrambling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams GOP congressional candidate Rocky Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget. But it's not one of Chavez's Republican rivals...

Chron, 13:50 in Politics
 
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