WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday rejected a GOP-led effort to try to amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The vote was staged to try to demonstrate that Republicans controlling Washington care about budget deficits that have spiraled on their watch.
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Sheriff's officials say recovered debris and personal items confirm that a vehicle seen plunging into a NorCal river last week belonged to a family from Southern California that went missing while on a road trip from Portland to the Bay Area.
A veteran drug kingpin convicted over the murder of a DEA agent and then released on a technicality from a Mexican prison has been added to the FBI’s list of its 10 most-wanted fugitives. Rafael Caro Quintero now faces additional criminal charges unsealed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, and the US government increased the reward for his capture to $20m.
As President Donald Trump seeks to deny the idea he is looking to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a growing chorus of voices in Congress are warning the president how bad that would be for the country’s democracy — and are considering ways to protect the Justice Department-appointed investigator. After an FBI raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office earlier this week, Mr Trump linked it to Mr Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, calling it a “TOTAL WITCH HUNT” and claiming that attorney-client privilege “is dead”. “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him,” Mr Trump’s account tweeted Thursday.