News archive from 18 June 2018

Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday about the controversy over...

Chron, 22:14 in Politics
 

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to...

Chron, 01:30 in Politics
 

Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone...

Chron, 02:15 in Politics
 

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they...

Chron, 02:15 in Politics
 

French media: Woman crying "God is great" has injured 2 with box cutter at a supermarket in southern France

PARIS — French media: Woman crying "God is great" has injured 2 with box cutter at a supermarket in southern France.

 

Prosecutor: 1 suspect dead and 20 people injured, four of them critically, in shooting at New Jersey arts...

TRENTON, N.J. — Prosecutor: 1 suspect dead and 20 people injured, four of them critically, in shooting at New Jersey arts festival .

 

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a...

Chron, 03:27 in Politics
 

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy "cruel" and...

Chron, 04:45 in Politics
 

SJC rejects putting 'millionaire tax' on ballot

The Supreme Judicial Court struck down the so-called millionaire tax in a long-awaited ruling that finds the proposal ran afoul of the state constitution by combining unrelated subjects of the tax increase and spending on education and...

 

Trump official denies separating families. O'Rourke fires back: I've seen it myself

Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke corrected a Trump official on Monday after she falsely claimed the administration does not have a policy of separating families at the border. Over the weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen scolded media...

Chron, 14:50 in Politics
 

Records: Trump Tower failed to follow fish protection rules

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago is one of the largest users of water from the Chicago River, but records show it has never followed state rules governing the protection of the river's fish. State records indicate...

Chron, 15:28 in Politics
 

Ted Cruz introducing legislation to keep migrant families together

Senator Ted Cruz said he is planning on introducing legislation this week to keep migrant families together. "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and...

Chron, 18:45 in Politics
 

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