News archive from 13 June 2018

Texas police bust major grow operation south of Dallas

Texas police discovered a marijuana farm containing thousands of plants on Tuesday. An aerial view of the farm by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows the immense size of grow operation discovered roughly 70 miles south of Dallas. The grow...

Chron, 20:51 in Politics

With US-NKorea summit over, US envoy turns attention to ally

SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. top diplomat is jetting to South Korea to brief the country's president as Asian allies try to parse the implications of the extraordinary nuclear summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong...

Chron, 01:04 in Politics

Iran deal comparisons cloud Trump's North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran...

Chron, 01:39 in Politics

Lawsuit says DOJ not providing documents to ex-FBI official

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has repeatedly refused to provide former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe with documents related to his firing, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf. The complaint filed Tuesday says the Justice...

Chron, 01:39 in Politics

A look at N. Korea's human rights abuses Trump played down

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea's government. But after his historic summit on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,...

Chron, 02:03 in Politics

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark Sanford

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent's public...

Chron, 02:21 in Politics

The Latest: Trump arrives back in Washington

Now Playing: President Donald Trump has stunned the Korean Peninsula by announcing the stoppage of U.S.-South Korean annual war games that have long been defended as defensive and vital by the allies. (June 12) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)...

Chron, 06:51 in Politics

Yet another Harvey cost for Houston: skyscraper office space

Houston will begin footing the bill for the City Hall office space rendered unusable by Hurricane Harvey last fall. Since Harvey, procurement workers from the City Hall basement -- and, since December, information technology staff booted from their...

Chron, 07:23 in Politics

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring that oil prices are too high and blaming a coalition of countries that control a significant portion of the world's supply of crude petroleum. Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "Oil prices are too...

Chron, 09:00 in Politics

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week to promote its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The...

Chron, 11:00 in Politics

Barack Obama network takes aim at Texas’ hottest congressional races

AUSTIN — Obama for America organizers are heading to Houston and San Antonio to help flip key congressional seats from Republicans to Democrats. Former members of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has announced it is sending...

Chron, 11:29 in Politics

Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Cohen's current...

Chron, 12:21 in Politics

Larry Kudlow released from hospital after heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, has been released from the hospital after what the White House had described as a "very mild" heart attack. Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, says...

Chron, 13:13 in Politics

White House announces visit by president of Portugal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Portugal will be visiting the White House later this month to meet with President Donald Trump. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will visit on June 27. She says the...

Chron, 13:43 in Politics

Trump claim raises eyebrows: NKorea no longer a nuke threat?

Now Playing: House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump should be "applauded" for his meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. But Ryan is cautioning on Wednesday that the next steps toward an agreement won't go fast. (June 13)...

Chron, 14:16 in Politics

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