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Trump's defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 1:21pm

President Donald Trump’s intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation.

Justice Dept. seeks to overturn order halting execution

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 11:33am

The Justice Department filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court on Saturday seeking to move forward with the first federal execution in nearly two decades.

US coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 8:45am

A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 7:09am

Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go through President Donald Trump.

Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

Jovana Gec and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 6:49am

Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown.

It's not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:12pm

Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress.

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Jonathan Lemire and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:06pm

Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 10:00pm

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct.

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:49pm

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system.

It's not just the presidency: Trump is changing the Congress

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 2:45pm

Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress.

AP: Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B

Reese Dunklin and Michael Rezendes  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:54am

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

Ethics panel clears Rep. Gaetz in lease for district office

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:33am

The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended no further action against a Florida congressman who is paying a donor and former legal client $5,000 a month to rent space for his district office.

Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 11:23am

Russia’s top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington.

Robert Mueller defends Russia investigation, says Roger Stone "remains a convicted felon" despite Trump actions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 4:41pm

Robert Mueller defends Russia investigation, says Roger Stone "remains a convicted felon" despite Trump actions.

Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 3:36pm

Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:26pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 5:54pm

Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe.

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:59pm

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

Turkish Cypriots urge probe over gunshots at migrant boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:50am

Turkish Cypriot human rights groups on Friday called for an investigation after police reportedly fired their weapons at a boat that had ferried 30 Syrian refugees to ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north.