Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent, The Washington Post has reported.

 

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump's campaign chairman.

  • Written by JACK GILLUM, CHAD DAY and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Spicer apologizes for Hitler comment that angered many

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" comparison to the Holocaust in comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons — remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics.

 

  • Written by KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Russia accuses US of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

 

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Xi stresses China's North Korea concerns in talk with Trump

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday.

 

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and GERRY SHIH , Associated Press