President Trump Marks MLK Day Out Of View, Buffeted By Race Claims

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of sight, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the U.S. Trump decamped…

Greitens Delays Tax Policy Tour After Admitting To Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair. The Republican governor’s spokesman, Parker Briden, said Monday that Greitens will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he’s delaying a promotional tour. Greitens acknowledged…

President Trump’s Nuclear Strategy Seeks New Weapons To Counter Russia

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics argue…

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Launches Investigation To Determine If Governor Committed Crimes Link To Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney has launched a formal investigation to determine if Gov. Eric Greitens committed any crimes associated with an extramarital affair in 2015. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner initially said Thursday that no criminal complaint had been filed against Greitens, and no evidence of a crime has been presented…

Governor Greitens Acknowledges Affair, Denies Blackmail Allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens acknowledges he was “unfaithful” in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night. It came after St. Louis television station KMOV reported that Greitens…

Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department over Russia probe

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman sued special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department on Wednesday, saying prosecutors had overstepped their bounds by charging him for conduct that he says is unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit by Paul…