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The nation honors Sen. John McCain: Live updates

John McCain

Manafort associate pleads guilty to lobbying as a 'foreign agent'

<b>A political consultant with ties to ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to failing to report his lobbying work for a foreign group.</b><p>Sam Patten, who is a US citizen, was accused of "wilfully" acting as a foreign agent in the US for a pro-Russian political party in …

Washington D.C.

President Trump is considering Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace outgoing White House counsel Donald McGahn

President Trump is eying Washington litigator Pat Cipollone to replace outgoing White House counsel Donald McGahn, according to two people familiar with the president’s thinking.<p>This week, Trump interviewed Cipollone, a former Justice Department attorney who practices commercial litigation at Stein …

U.S. Politics

President and stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend and family member.<p>"Aretha's singing challenged the …

Aretha Franklin

Congress Pays Tribute to John McCain

• Senator John McCain is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol, the 31st person to receive that honor.<p>• Elected officials and the cabinet had a chance to pay their respects in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence spoke on behalf of the Trump administration at a …

Donald Trump

Trade talks with Canada will restart next week as Trump seeks a deal in 90 days

Trade talks between the United States and Canada will kick off again Wednesday after the two sides ended Friday's tense negotiations without a …

Donald Trump

China pledges $60 billion in aid and loans to Africa, no ‘political conditions attached’

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in aid and loans for Africa on Monday while hosting more than 40 of the continent’s leaders in Beijing, saying that the money came with no expectation of anything in return.<p>Beijing pushed back on criticism that it was shackling poorer …

Africa

UNRWA funding cut could close Palestinian schools within weeks

Global Power<p>DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Except for a few anxious tears, the first day of class at Dheisheh Basic Girls School was an exuberant occasion.<p>Teachers kissed each other on both cheeks. Teenagers in green-and-white striped smocks hugged. Younger girls — white rubber bands and bows …

Israel

On Labor Day, Trump hits back at largest union leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Labor Day hit back at Richard Trumka, president of the United States' largest federation of labor unions, after Trumka said on Sunday that the president's policies had hurt American workers.<p>Trumka, who is head of the American Federation of Labor …

Donald Trump

Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen.<p>In his latest broadside against the Justice Department's traditional …

Donald Trump

Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Much of the central Gulf Coast was under a hurricane warning late Monday as Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to strengthen, continued its march from the Florida Keys.<p>The warning covers all of coastal Mississippi and Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said.<p>Gordon could be a …

News

Tropical-force winds, rain from Gordon slam into Gulf Coast

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Tropical-force winds from fast-moving Gordon smashed into the coastline of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle on Tuesday evening, the frontal edge of a system just offshore that forecasters warned could become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall.<p>Tropical Storm …

Weather

Google's 20th Anniversary: How the Search Giant Went From a Stanford Dorm to the Top of Tech

Google has gone from zero to nearly a trillion in 20 years—in pages and value.<p>The tech giant, which was incorporated September 4, 1998, celebrates …

Autonomous Cars

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency

John Dowd was convinced that President Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. So, on Jan. 27, the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to try to make his point.<p>In the White House residence, Dowd peppered Trump with questions about …

H. R. McMaster

Jon Kyl, Former Senator, Will Replace McCain in Arizona

WASHINGTON — Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona on Tuesday appointed former Senator Jon Kyl to fill the seat left open by John McCain’s death, elevating a well-liked former Republican lawmaker who is acceptable to both Mr. McCain’s admirers and forces loyal to President Trump.<p>Mr. Kyl, who served three …

Jon Kyl

The Kavanaugh hearing: Highlights

WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings

<i>Editor’s note: PBS NewsHour will livestream confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 4-7. Hearings will begin each morning at</i> …

Brett Kavanaugh

Florence, the first major Atlantic hurricane of the year, could pose a threat to US East Coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Florence is still way out in the Atlantic, but the Category 3 storm could threaten the US East Coast by late next week.<p>The first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, Florence on Wednesday afternoon had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, according to the National Hurricane …

Atlantic Hurricanes

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived …

Donald Trump

The 7 biggest moments from Wednesday’s social media hearings

Jack and Sheryl go to Washington<p>Facebook and Twitter made a hotly anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill today, as top executives sat for a day’s worth of questions from lawmakers related to election interference, political bias, and more.<p>In the day’s first hearing, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared …

Social Media

'A horrific situation: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gunman carrying enough ammunition to cause "a bloodbath beyond imagination" killed three people and wounded two others Thursday morning at a high-rise office building in the heart of Cincinnati before dying in a hail of police gunfire.<p>The shooting at the 30-story Fifth Third …

Cincinnati

Justice Department charges North Korean over WannaCry, Sony hack

The Justice Department has charged a North Korean computer programmer in major cybercrimes over the last four years, including the WannaCry ransomware attack and the Sony Pictures hack.<p>The DOJ said Thursday that it's charged Jin Hyok Park, a North Korean computer programmer, with one count of …

Tech Industry

Stirred by Sexual Abuse Report, States Take On Catholic Church

Attorneys general across the United States are taking a newly aggressive stance in investigating sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, opening investigations into malfeasance and issuing subpoenas for documents.<p>On Thursday alone, the New York State attorney general issued subpoenas to all eight …

New York State

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds had died that morning at Jupiter medical center in Florida. The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but had …

Burt Reynolds

WATCH LIVE: Day 4 of Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings

<i>Editor’s note: PBS NewsHour will livestream confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh on September 4-7. Hearings will begin each morning at</i> …

Brett Kavanaugh

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka Set to Clash in Dream U.S. Open Final

NEW YORK — In March, even after beating Serena Williams in straight sets in the opening round of the Miami Open, Naomi Osaka still seemed awed by her …

Osaka

Trump urges Justice Department to unmask 'resistance' writer

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the author of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece purportedly written by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous …

Donald Trump

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to FBI in Mueller probe

Russia Investigation<p>WASHINGTON — The man whose boozy conversation with a diplomat may have launched the federal government's investigation into Russian election interference was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail and one year of supervised release for lying to the FBI.<p>The defendant, George …

Donald Trump

Obama gives 'State of our Democracy' speech: Highlights

Democracy

Bob Woodward: 'Great Washington Denial Machine' Driven By Politics, Not Truth

<b>Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET</b><p>Bob Woodward, the author of an explosive new portrayal of President Trump's White House, tells NPR that administration officials are denying his account out of "political necessity."<p>In his book <i>Fear,</i> which comes out Tuesday, Woodward describes Trump behaving erratically and …

Bob Woodward