News archive from 10 August 2018

Twitter reacts with memes, outcry after Pence announces 'Space Force'

Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to create the U.S. Space Force on Thursday, America's sixth military branch. "As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space — we must have...

Chron, 19:31 in Politics

Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign chairman as they sought to show he obtained...

Chron, 00:45 in Politics

Porn star lawyer Avenatti takes his fighting message to Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti's crusade for the porn actress taking on the president has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals. Now the self-styled "dragon slayer" is taking his...

Chron, 00:49 in Politics

Democrat Beto O’Rourke woos rural Texans in GOP strongholds, ignoring party playbook

EL PASO — Beto O'Rourke likes to tell the story of a campaign stop in Archer City, a highway junction of about 1,750 souls on the north central plains that was portrayed as a dying Texas town in "The Last Picture Show." On his way to a town...

Chron, 06:53 in Politics

Trump's summer: Do not call it a vacation

Now Playing: President Trump is discussing prison reform with state officials at his New Jersey golf club. The administration is pressing for legislation that would provide $50 million to prisons for drug treatment, education and job skills programs....

Chron, 14:23 in Politics

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. The Boston Globe has appealed to newspapers across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing...

Chron, 15:41 in Politics

Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Maryland Congressman John Delaney is little more than a face in the crowd at the Iowa State Fair this week. Such is the burden of the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun making visits to the early presidential...

Chron, 16:16 in Politics

Granite marking Trump's New Hampshire primary win smashed

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — First his Hollywood star, now his New Hampshire granite. New Hampshire State Police say someone smashed a granite block inscribed with President Donald Trump's name early Friday. The block had been part of a display along the...

Chron, 16:16 in Politics

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