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Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning and went

Chron, today, 12:43

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their ove

Chron, today, 12:17

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

Now Playing: President Donald Trump claimed Europe is "losing its culture" because of immigration from the Middle East and Africa. (July 13) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration...

Chron, yesterday, 13:32

Trump pursuit of Putin bromance highlights policy disconnect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing a bromance with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Mosco

Chron, yesterday, 09:12

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting...

Chron, yesterday, 09:12

Trump in Scotland for Putin meeting prep and a little golf

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving news conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas. The last time Donald Trump traveled to Scotland was in 2016, hour

Chron, yesterday, 08:32

As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battleg

Chron, yesterday, 01:02

5 takeaways from the Russian election hacking indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the American presidential election entered the final stretch in 2016, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were scattered throughout Moscow, unleashing a massive cyber operation to disrupt the vote. That's according to an i

Chron, yesterday, 00:43

Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016

Chron, yesterday, 00:43

California 2018 midterm primary turnout highest in 2 decades

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's June primary saw the highest percentage of voter turnout in a midterm primary election since 1998. More than 37 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the primary. That's up more than 12 percent from the previ

Chron, Friday, 19:56

The closest race in Texas is the one to unseat Ken Paxton

All eyes are focused on Texas' top races for Senate and governorship, but as the Huffington Post points out, the closest contest in Texas is the one for the state's attorney general. A recent survey by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune made headl

Chron, Friday, 19:17

Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all? In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential campaign. "Russia, if...

Chron, Friday, 18:19

Texas Attorney General warns of fraudsters selling ‘designation of homesetead’

The Texas Attorney General’s office warned consumers Wednesday of a scam in which businesses send misleading letters offering a “designation of homestead” to property owners, if they pay a fee. Homestead exemptions are available free to property owners i

Chron, Friday, 15:54

Amid probe of HFD, Texas fire commission adopts stricter rule on gear cleaning

In response to a request by Houston firefighters, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection this week adopted stricter rules for how fire departments show they adequately clean firefighters' gear to remove contaminants. Fire departments across the state no

Chron, Friday, 13:32

Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy

GARDEN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the...

Chron, Friday, 12:55

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