Trump acknowledges he repaid lawyer for 'Stormy' hush money

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didn't know about the payments. But the money, paid just before the 2016 election to stifle her claims of an affair, "had nothing to do with the campaign," the president tweeted.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at border


TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims.

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to a special counsel investigation that has reached a critical stage.


  • Written by CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Iran's foreign minister says no renegotiating nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister took to YouTube on Thursday to criticize President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from the nuclear deal, saying Iran will not "renegotiate or add onto" the atomic accord.


  • Written by By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press