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April 27, 2017 4:29 AM Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

LAS VEGAS – Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump's name. One blaze 14

April 27, 2017 2:33 AM Trump Administration Redoubles North Korea Push

Senators briefed at White House by military, intelligence officials WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said it is launching an urgent push, combining diplomatic pressure and the threat of military action in a bid to halt North Korea’s advancing nuclear-weapons program. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, one of those who briefed senators at a classified 13

April 27, 2017 2:13 AM EU Struggles to Reset Ties With Turkey, Erdogan

Officials seek better cooperation but mutual recriminations, stalled membership talks imperil relationship BRUSSELS—European Union officials are struggling to figure out how to improve vital economic and security cooperation with Turkey amid a widening political rupture that threatens the fraught relationship. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 12

April 27, 2017 12:22 AM Team Trump’s Plan to Squeeze North Korea

After weeks of gritted teeth and tweeted threats, the White House admitted that “there are no good military options” against Pyongyang—and tried to turn up the geopolitical heat instead. It’s not a sonic boom or bunker buster Pyongyang should most fear from the Trump administration. It’s the sound of cash registers falling silent, and doors to the outside 14

April 26, 2017 10:33 PM Office to Aid Crime Victims Is Latest Step in Crackdown on Immigrants

ICE officials said the office would provide a hotline for victims and would be staffed by about 21 community relations officers and 27 specialists in victim assistance. They did not provide a budget for the office, saying it would be funded with existing resources. Mr. Trump announced the creation of the office when he signed an executive order on immigration 3

April 26, 2017 10:00 PM White House mulls order pulling out of NAFTA

Trump proposes sweeping tax reform: The White House is proposing comprehensive reforms to the tax code that would wipe out most deductions and simplify the system for individuals into three tax brackets. The plan unveiled Wednesday would cut the top personal income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent and double the standard deduction for taxpayers 16

April 26, 2017 9:57 PM Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing

President Donald Trump spoke briefly at the all-senators session. Senators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president’s next action against the combative nation will be. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 15

April 26, 2017 9:45 PM The Latest: Procession escorts slain trooper’s body

A long line of police vehicles has streamed out a Delaware hospital, escorting the body of a slain state trooper to the state medical examiner’s office. The trooper was shot Wednesday afternoon after encountering two people in a convenience store parking lot in Bear. One person was taken into custody at the scene after the shooting, but another fled on foot. State 15

April 26, 2017 9:32 PM Overnight Energy: Trump orders review of national monuments, claiming ‘egregious abuse’

POWER TO THE STATES AND PEOPLE: President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to review and potentially change previous national monument designations. At a Wednesday signing ceremony, Trump framed the order as a way to return power to states and individuals after former President Obama and his predecessors blocked development on hundreds of millions 17

April 26, 2017 9:26 PM Trump administration talks tough on North Korea, but frustrated lawmakers want details

President Trump and his top national security advisers briefed congressional lawmakers Wednesday on what a senior aide called the “very grave threat” posed by North Korea, but they offered few details about the administration’s strategy to pressure Pyongyang. Administration officials emphasized in a pair of private briefings — one open to all senators 10