Trump OKs Sanctions for Foreigners Who Meddle in Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. “We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it’s something he cares deeply about —…

Francis Calls Clergy Abuse Summit as Issue Imperils Papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences Wednesday to a summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children, responding to the greatest crisis of his papacy with the realization that Vatican inaction on the growing global scandal now threatens his legacy. Francis’ key cardinal advisers announced plans…

Missouri Senate Candidates Release Tax Returns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley have released their 2017 tax returns. The candidates released their taxes Wednesday. McCaskill filed separately from her husband, wealthy businessman Joseph Shepard. McCaskill’s return shows she brought in a roughly $86,000 pension on top of her $174,000 salary. She…