As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block ClintonWASHINGTON (AP) ? A new fundraising email from House Speaker Paul Ryan's political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich's signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal "our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary."
Sumner Redstone forced to borrow $100 million from National Amusements: lawsuit
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks about $150 million that Redstone's lawyers say he gave to Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland. Redstone's lawsuit is the newest front in a nearly year-long litigation war between the 93-year-old former Viacom chairman and Herzer. Ron Richards, an attorney for Herzer, said the lawsuit has no merit.
Jury selection in officer's murder trial begins amid prayers
CINCINNATI (AP) ? Social activists held hands in a prayer circle outside a courthouse while potential jurors were inside amid tight security Tuesday for the racially charged murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.
White House says Obama wants fair reviews of bonusesLOS ANGELES (AP) ? The White House says President Barack Obama has told the Defense Department that it must ensure service members instructed to repay enlistment bonuses are being treated fairly and expeditiously.
A Washington ritual: Reading John Podesta's stolen emails
Poring through thousands of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's confidants has become a daily ritual in Washington. The hacked emails ? some mundane, others laced with intrigue about election ...
Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of "spoiler attacks" had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city.
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U.S. says to launch campaign on Raqqa before Mosul completeBy Phil Stewart and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday made its strongest indication yet that the battle to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State could be fast approaching, saying it would "overlap" with an already unfolding assault in Iraq to seize the city of Mosul. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters after meeting allies in Paris, did not disclose the timing of the Raqqa campaign but said preparations were on track. "Yes, there will be overlap (in the Mosul and Raqqa campaigns) and that's part of our plan and we are prepared for that," Carter said after a gathering of 13 countries in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State.
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