News archive from 4 August 2018

Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... I mean front to...

Chron, 22:06 in Politics

Gov. Abbott releases IRS return, paid $8,668 in taxes in 2016

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday made public his latest federal income return, immediately touching off a war of words with his Democratic challenger who quickly accused him of using the release to avoid a debate with her. Abbott’s 19-page return...

Chron, 22:06 in Politics

All eyes on 'right-hand man' as Manafort trial resumes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts. And a series of businessmen said he used international wire transfers to pay for millions of dollars in...

Chron, 02:55 in Politics

GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his...

Chron, 02:55 in Politics

Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist'...'front to back'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist ... I mean front to back." While speaking at a historically black...

Chron, 02:55 in Politics

Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before Ohio campaign rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates. Trump will travel Saturday to Ohio to hold a rally for state Sen. Troy...

Chron, 10:31 in Politics
Gallery: Happy b-day to Tom Brady!!

Gallery: Happy b-day to Tom Brady!!

Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi looks on as a young girl gives Tom Brady a birthday balloon at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro; Brady gets a birthday kiss from wife Gisele Bundchen with their kids Ben and Vivian; and Brady gives fans some gifts by...


Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor's clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all...

Chron, 13:14 in Politics

UT regents tap New Yorker to head largest university system in Texas

AUSTIN — University of Texas System regents selected James Milliken, the former chancellor of the City University of New York, as the lone finalist to lead the largest network of universities in the state, with more than 230,000 students. Early on,...

Chron, 17:11 in Politics

Gov. Greg Abbott warns of socialism, says Bernie Sanders used to be the 'crazy uncle in the attic'

Gov. Greg Abbott raised the alarm over socialism during a conservative conference in Austin this weekend. During an interview with blogger Erick Erickson, the governor said capitalism and socialism were going head to head in America with Texas and...

Chron, 17:11 in Politics

The Latest: Hundreds head to Ohio school for Trump rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest news on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an Ohio high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump. Trump is appearing at...

Chron, 18:07 in Politics

Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump stepped away from her husband's criticism of NBA star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children. "It looks like LeBron James is...

Chron, 18:07 in Politics

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