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Man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years returns to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been set free by the anti-American Maduro governme

Chron, 22 min. ago
 

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner...

Chron, 22 min. ago
 

Trump's 'phony' source turns out to be White House official

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named. Trump tweet

Chron, yesterday, 18:41
 

Sutherland Springs survivor urges gun owners to push back against NRA

AUSTIN — A survivor of last year's massacre in Sutherland Springs said law-abiding gun owners need to push back against the National Rifle Association in light of a rash of school shootings that have left dozens of Texans dead. "Why can't people...

Chron, yesterday, 11:57
 

The Latest: US team heading to Singapore to work on summit

Now Playing: North and South Korean leaders meet again Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The White House says a team is still heading to Singapore this weekend to

Chron, yesterday, 11:18
 

Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after U.S. officials and his family pressed for his freedom from the South American country. "We are grateful to all who participated...

Chron, yesterday, 10:19
 

Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and w

Chron, yesterday, 09:36
 

Giuliani says White House wants briefing on classified info

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. And they may take it to the Ju

Chron, yesterday, 02:03
 

Trump stays out of messy House immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind...

Chron, yesterday, 01:02
 

Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says the United States is "talking to" North Korea after he canceled a planned summit with leader Kim Jong Un. He told reporters Friday that "everybody plays games." (May 25) Media: Associated...

Chron, yesterday, 00:46
 

Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience...

Chron, yesterday, 00:46
 

Texas is an abortion desert, with or without Trump's 'gag rule'

This week, the Trump administration unveiled a new proposal that threatened to remove funding from clinics that supported or promoted abortion "as a method of family planning." The so-called "gag rule" has worried abortion rights...

Chron, Friday, 21:03
 

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in...

Chron, Friday, 19:04
 

Giuliani: Briefing may prompt calls to end Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. And Trump's lawyers may take the informatio

Chron, Friday, 17:55
 

Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife is "doing great" nearly two weeks after kidney treatment. Trump answered a reporter's question about the first lady as he departed the White House on Friday for a trip to the U.S. Naval...

Chron, Friday, 17:55
 

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