AG Barr: ‘I Think Spying Did Occur’ Against Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says he thinks “spying did occur” against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. His comments before a Senate panel on Wednesday suggest the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled. Barr’s remarks aligned him with the president at a time when his independence is under scrutiny. Barr…

Israel’s Netanyahu Appears Headed Toward 5th Term as PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The outcome affirmed Israel’s continued tilt to the right and further dimmed hopes of a…

Trump’s Choice To Replace Nielsen Focuses On Southern Border

By COLLEEN LONG and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan would be…

White House Signals ‘Never’ on Tax Returns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “attention” after the chairman of the House Ways and Means…