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  • On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

    On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

    The Trump administration’s plan to roll back aggressive Obama-era fuel economy standards for cars, pickups and SUVs is built on computer modeling that senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency had privately warned is flawed and unsupportable, according to newly released agency documents....

  • Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman a dog for her tell-all; feud focuses attention on secrecy pacts

    Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman a dog for her tell-all; feud focuses attention on secrecy pacts

    President Trump's feud with former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman escalated Tuesday with the president calling her a “dog,” while his reelection campaign took action to enforce a nondisclosure agreement she signed during the 2016 race. That action, seeking arbitration in New York, comes...

  • Manafort trial moves to final phase as defense rests without presenting witnesses

    Manafort trial moves to final phase as defense rests without presenting witnesses

    Paul Manafort’s lawyers rested their case Tuesday without putting him or any other witnesses on the stand, gambling that federal prosecutors have not convinced the jury that President Trump’s former campaign chairman is guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud. Lawyers for the two sides are expected...

  • Scientists deploy emergency response to save largest corals off Florida

    Scientists deploy emergency response to save largest corals off Florida

    The effort to save South Florida’s largest coral colonies will soon extend beyond the intensive care unit and into the maternity ward. The colonies are being killed by a disease of unknown origin — sometimes called white plague or white blotch — first identified off Virginia Key in 2014. In the...

  • Glacier is latest U.S. park to be scorched by Western wildfires

    Glacier is latest U.S. park to be scorched by Western wildfires

    A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park. Glacier's Sprague Creek campground was closed and evacuated a day after a fast-moving fire triggered the evacuation of dozens of guests from the historic Lake McDonald Lodge late...

  • Growing Spokane, Wash., sheds its sleepy city image

    Growing Spokane, Wash., sheds its sleepy city image

    Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought just south of...

  • Charlottesville increases security for anniversary of last year's violence

    Charlottesville increases security for anniversary of last year's violence

    Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have painful memories of last year's chaos. Local and state authorities framed the weekend's...

  • A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate

    A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate

    The motorcade of President George W. Bush curled through the lush streets of Bel-Air one night in October 2006 and slowed to a stop at the Colonial Revival mansion of Elliott Broidy. It was a big moment for Broidy, certifying his arrival in the upper tier of Los Angeles wealth and power. He’d summoned...

  • 'This is probably jail time for life,' airline worker says before crashing empty Alaska Airlines plane near Seattle

    'This is probably jail time for life,' airline worker says before crashing empty Alaska Airlines plane near Seattle

    An airline worker stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington on Friday night, and the National Guard scrambled two fighter jets to chase the aircraft, which crashed on a sparsely populated island in Puget Sound, officials said. No passengers were...

  • Takeaways from prosecutors' case against Paul Manafort

    Takeaways from prosecutors' case against Paul Manafort

    After roughly two dozen witnesses and nine days of testimony, federal prosecutors are expected to finish presenting their case against Paul Manafort on Monday. Then lawyers for President Trump’s former campaign chairman will present his defense. The trial is the first on charges brought by special...

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