Trump Org. CFO to plead guilty, testify against company

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s chief financial officer is expected to plead guilty to tax offenses On Thursday, as part of a deal that would require him to testify about illicit business practices at the former president’s company, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Allen Weisselberg is accused of taking … Read more

Murkowski advances in Alaska Senate race, Palin in House

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski and fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka moved out of Tuesday’s primary, while Republican Sarah Palin, seeking a political comeback, was among the candidates who ran in the November general election in the race for Alaska alone. House seat. In a voter-approved electoral process used for the … Read more

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face reductions in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West experiences more drought, have federal officials announced on Tuesday. While the cuts won’t bring immediate new restrictions – like a ban on … Read more

US: Drought-stricken states to get less from Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that two U.S. states that depend on water from the Colorado River will face more water cuts as they experience extreme drought. The decision affecting Arizona and Nevada came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest US reservoir, will drop even more than they … Read more

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday pushed back on efforts to release the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, saying the investigation “involved highly classified” and that the document contained sensitive witness information. The government’s opposition came in response to court filings by multiple news outlets, including … Read more

Cheney braces for loss as Trump tested in Wyoming and Alaska

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) – Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, a leader of the Republican resistance to former President Donald Trumpfights to save his US House seat on Tuesday as voters weigh in on GOP leadership. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss to a Trump-backed challenger in the state in which he won by the largest … Read more

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once flowed are now nothing but hardened mud and rock, as climate change makes the western United States hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than it … Read more

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with a delegation of U.S. congressmen on Monday in a further sign of support from U.S. lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but details of the meeting were not immediately released. … Read more

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — They come from the most prominent Republican families in their states. They were among the GOP’s most vocal critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the January 6 uprisingthey supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and U.S. Representative … Read more