News archive from 5 June 2018

The Latest: Melania Trump appears for 1st time in 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. First lady Melania Trump has attended a White House event honoring Gold Star families in her first appearance in more than three weeks after a kidney procedure. Mrs....

Chron, 19:51 in Politics
 

Mueller's team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest. In a court...

Chron, 21:43 in Politics
 

Things to Know: 8 states cast midterm primary votes Tuesday

Eight states are casting midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Primaries are being held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and...

Chron, 00:53 in Politics
 

Manafort accused of trying to tamper with witnesses in cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing...

Chron, 00:53 in Politics
 

Trump: No pardon is necessary, but I can pardon myself

Now Playing: President Donald Trump and his lawyers are laying out an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that scholars say is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him....

Chron, 00:53 in Politics
 

Is there any limit on the president's power to pardon?

Now Playing: President Donald Trump and his lawyers are laying out an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that scholars say is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him....

Chron, 00:53 in Politics
 

Some worry Trump is overlooking other issues with NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, leaving allies and advocates worried that he may give short shrift to human rights abuses and regional...

Chron, 00:53 in Politics
 

Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups form

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But...

Chron, 00:59 in Politics
 

Emmett to kick off flood bond meetings Tuesday in SW Houston

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday evening will hold the first of at least 23 community meetings on the county's proposed $2.5 billion flood infrastructure bond. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service...

Chron, 07:28 in Politics
 

Houston wants your feedback on storm water detention rules

Mayor Sylvester Turner's administration is progressing with regulatory changes aimed at reducing the future risk of flood damage in Houston, this time inviting public feedback on proposed changes to the city's storm water detention rules. Detention —...

Chron, 07:28 in Politics
 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames Dems for border separations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely claiming that "bad legislation passed by the Democrats" has forced his administration to separate children from the border, even though no such law exists. TRUMP'S TWEET Trump tweeted...

Chron, 09:12 in Politics
 

Trump prefers separate deals with Canada, Mexico to NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser says the president now prefers to negotiate separately with Canada and Mexico over their three-country trade deal. Still, Larry Kudlow told "Fox & Friends" that Trump isn't...

Chron, 09:52 in Politics
 

The Latest: Trump tweets support for GOP primary candidates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 10:02 a.m. President Donald Trump is urging Californians to vote Republican in...

Chron, 10:35 in Politics
 

May sales tax collections soar in Texas

AUSTIN — Texas sales tax revenue in May was a whopping 10 percent higher than the same time last year, with the biggest increases stemming from construction and oil- and gas-related sectors, according to the comptroller’s office. Other gains came from...

Chron, 12:00 in Politics
 

Luxury resort chosen for Trump-Kim Singapore summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a location has been chosen for the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that the meeting will be at the...

Chron, 13:11 in Politics
 
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