Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russia probe

By Nathan Layne, Jonathan Landay and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, Sept 15 : Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt. After months of refusing to assist Special […]

As Trump embraces more tariffs, U.S. business readies public fight

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Sept 12 : After months of waging a behind-the-scenes war against President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs that have escalated far beyond what business groups once imagined, more than 60 U.S. industry groups are launching a coalition on Wednesday to take the fight public. Emergence of the group, Americans for Free Trade, […]

Trump pays tribute to 9/11 ‘true heroes’ in Pennsylvania memorial visit

By Roberta Rampton SHANKSVILLE, Pa., Sept 11 : President Donald Trump on Tuesday lauded the men and women of United Flight 93 for saving countless lives when they struggled with hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001 and called the field where the plane went down a monument to “American defiance.” Commemorating the 17th anniversary of the […]

Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

By Steve Holland and David Lawder ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON, Sept 7 : US President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion of goods on top of $200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming […]

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, Sept 8 : George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election. Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller […]