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Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions’ security clearance

| | May 25 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice Department acknowledged Wednesday.

  1. | Posted: May 20 2017 - 8:29pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

  2. | Posted: May 20 2017 - 12:05am

    TULSA, Okla. — A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in an unarmed black man’s shooting death will be back on the force next week, even as jurors who declared her not guilty of manslaughter unanimously agreed she should never return to patrol.

  3. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 8:55pm

    WASHINGTON — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

  4. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 8:55pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street Thursday and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk, killing one and injuring about 20 others, authorities and witnesses said. The driver was taken into custody and being tested for alcohol.

  5. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 9:14am

    Russian and Syrian officials Friday strongly condemned a U.S. airstrike on pro-Syrian government forces in southern Syria a day earlier, calling it an act of aggression and rejecting the United States’ justification for the attack.

  6. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 9:13am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.

  7. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 9:12am

    STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that’s because there’s no possibility of arresting him “in the foreseeable future.”

  8. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 9:11am

    NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his “life’s dream in public service.”

  9. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 9:10am

    WASHINGTON — Solid hiring nationwide led unemployment rates to touch record lows in three U.S. states last month.

  10. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on.

  11. | Posted: May 19 2017 - 12:05am

    The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata air bags moved a step closer to resolution on Thursday when four automakers agreed to compensate owners of recalled cars.

  12. | Posted: May 18 2017 - 1:22pm

    LOS ANGELES — Democratic attorneys general in more than a dozen states announced Thursday they would attempt to intervene in a federal lawsuit that threatens to undercut funding for the Affordable Care Act.

  13. | Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:32pm

    TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury’s decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must be done to fight racial divisions in Oklahoma’s second-largest city.

  14. | Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:30pm

    DETROIT — Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He was 52.

  15. | Posted: May 18 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump’s associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week’s abrupt firing of James Comey.