News archive from 10 September 2018

Trump's jabs at Sessions could eclipse AG's accomplishments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate. Yet as Sessions enters what may be the...

Chron, 00:19 in Politics
 

Pence confident no one on his staff wrote NYT column

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. "I know them. I know their...

Chron, 00:32 in Politics
 

Woodward: Mattis, Kelly denials of his book quotes untrue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime journalist Bob Woodward says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly "are not telling the truth" when they deny making incendiary quotes about President Donald Trump attributed to...

Chron, 08:55 in Politics
 

Public comments invited on Harvey plans, as aid inches closer

Houston area residents are inching closer to getting long-awaited Hurricane Harvey aid, and have until Oct. 6 to comment on the city of Houston and Harris County’s draft plans outlining how the governments will spend the more than $1 billion each soon...

Chron, 09:58 in Politics
 

Trump administration plans to shutter Palestinian office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship. National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech...

Chron, 10:18 in Politics
 

Gov. Greg Abbott and State Sen. Sylvia Garcia still at impasse over election for Houston-area seat

There is still no resolution in sight as Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston State Sen. Sylvia Garcia clash over when there will be a special election to assure nearly 850,000 Houston area residents are represented in the Texas Legislature at the start of...

Chron, 11:53 in Politics
 

Houston's crime lab plans downtown move

The Houston Forensic Science Center plans to move out of the Houston Police Department headquarters and into a new building downtown by 2019, its CEO announced Monday. The crime lab made its pitch to the Houston City Council's Budget and Fiscal...

Chron, 12:01 in Politics
 

Gov. Greg Abbott calls for end to red light cameras in Texas

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott wants to hit the brake on red light cameras in Texas, announcing Monday he wants lawmakers to ban cities from using the traffic devices next year. Abbott contends red light cameras can make intersections less safe by causing...

Chron, 14:57 in Politics
 

White House says it's working to plan 2nd Trump-Kim meeting

Now Playing: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as a "very warm, very positive letter." (Sept. 10) Media: Associated Press...

Chron, 17:00 in Politics
 

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