News archive from 2 August 2018

Top Texas officials keep mum amid clash over ‘the downloadable gun’

AUSTIN — Most of the top politicians in Texas said nothing publicly on Wednesday about an Austin-based nonprofit group’s legal battle over homemade guns that can be forged from plastic with a 3-D printer. Defense Distributed posted blueprints for the...

Chron, 20:59 in Politics
 

White House: Trump's tweet about Russia probe was an opinion

Now Playing: The White House says that President Donald Trump's criticisms of the special counsel's Russia probe is not obstruction. (Aug. 1) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bluntly declared his attorney general should...

Chron, 00:43 in Politics
 

Witnesses: Manafort himself directed millions of dollars

Now Playing: A jury has been seated in the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Associated Press reporter Eric Tucker says Manafort seemed calm and prepared for the court...

Chron, 00:43 in Politics
 

Ivanka Trump says news media not 'enemy of the people'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump says she does not agree that the news media are "the enemy of the people," breaking with one of President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the press. At an event sponsored by Axios, the senior White House...

Chron, 10:28 in Politics
 

White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following up on their Singapore summit. The correspondence came amid fresh concerns over Pyongyang's commitment to...

Chron, 11:09 in Politics
 

Poll: Most Texans support abortion rights

AUSTIN — The majority of Texans support legal abortions, and if the Supreme Court were to leave abortion rights to the states, most Texans believe abortions should be legal, according to a new poll Thursday. A Quinnipiac University Poll shows that 62...

Chron, 13:49 in Politics
 

Amid tumult, Trump rallies in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump swiped Pennsylvania from the Democrats in 2016. Now he is trying to help Republicans take a Senate seat there. Trump is holding a rally Thursday evening in Wilkes-Barre to back Rep. Lou Barletta, who's running...

Chron, 14:50 in Politics
 

Valdez to Abbott: No debate is ‘disrespecting voters’

AUSTIN — The war of words over a televised debate in the Texas governor’s race took a trurn toward ugly on Thursday. In a terse one-page letter, longshot Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for the conditions he set...

Chron, 16:35 in Politics
 

The Latest: Protesters shout 'Shame!' at Trump rallygoers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:45 p.m. More than 100 protesters are lined up on either side of the sidewalk ahead of President Donald Trump's appearance at a rally in Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree),...

Chron, 18:06 in Politics
 

Detained migrant father: 'We don't deserve to be deported after so much suffering'

A detained migrant father on a hunger strike has penned a letter to the media to let the public know about the hardships he, and other imprisoned families, are facing in Karnes, Texas. "We are desperate, we are tired of being incarcerated and we...

Chron, 18:06 in Politics
 

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