Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."...
AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference....
Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely....
The Latest: Trump talks up US weapons to Coast Guard
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...
Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suggesting he's a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo of him online because police are investigating the disclosure as a possible crime against him. Authorities have not confirmed an investigation....
Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump....
Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is mandating that city contractors providing $100,000 or more in services must pay their full time employees at least $15 an hour. The mayor said "This is city taxpayer money, and we want to make sure that we are encouraging the companies…I can't think of anything more important than having an agreement that the lowest-paid workers are adequately paid."
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