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By Bill Friskics-Warren Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock and jam-band movements, died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 69. His death was announced in a statement on Allman's official website. No cause was given, but the statement said he had "strug…

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MARK LANDLER TAORMINA, Italy – President Donald Trump declined to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, saying he would decide in the coming days whether the United States would pull out of the 195-nation agreement. Trump’s lack of a decision after three days of contentious private debate and intense lobbying by other leaders came…

By Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between then President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from mo…

By David Weigel and Elise Viebeck BOZEMAN, Mont. - Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill. In his victory speech, Gianforte admitted to the attack a…

By Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner, who held …

By Adam Liptak WASHINGTON – The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., on Thursday refused to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban, saying it discriminated on the basis of religion. The decision was a fresh setback for the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. Trump had narrowed the scope of his first e…

By Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell WASHINGTON - Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday - only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill. The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which …

By JONATHAN MARTIN MISSOULA, Mont. – The Republican candidate in a hotly contested special House election in Montana was charged with assaulting a journalist Wednesday at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote. The attack brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays. In a statement late Wednesday, the…

During a 2015 visit to northern California, my fiancée and I had the good fortune to visit Yosemite National Park and land a table for lunch at the back of the Ahwahnee Hotel dining room, where Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a meal in 1983. We also had the good fortune to be waited on by Rick Agnew, who served as wine steward for the queen and her royal party in the same spo…

By Griff Witte, Karla Adam and Sudarsan Raghavan MANCHESTER, England - The investigation into a suicide blast that killed at least 22 people at a pop music concert dramatically widened and intensified Wednesday, with security services on two continents rounding up suspects amid fears that the bombmaker who devised the bolt-spewing source of the carnage remains at large.…

By MARK LANDLER and JASON HOROWITZ VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and President Donald Trump discussed terrorism and the radicalization of young people in a meeting Wednesday in which two global leaders with starkly different world views sought to bridge the chasm between them with a handshake, a private audience and a mutual pledge to work for peace. In a larger meet…

By Kelsey Snell, Damian Paletta and Mike DeBonis WASHINGTON – President Trump’s proposal to cut federal spending by more than $3.6 trillion over the next decade – including deep reductions for programs that help the poor – faced harsh criticism in Congress on Tuesday, where even many Republicans said the White House had gone too far. While some fiscally conse…

By Greg Miller WASHINGTON - Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday that he personally warned the head of Russia’s intelligence service last year that Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election would backfire and damage the country’s relationship with the United States. In testimony before a congressional committee, Brennan also said that he became increa…

By Adam Bernstein Roger Moore, the dapper British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the James Bond persona in seven movies,  died Tuesday in Switzerland, his family announced via Twitter. He was 89 and died after "a short but brave battle with cancer," the statement said. Moore became an international star in playboy-adventurer roles, first on the hit 1960…

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis WASHINGTON – President Trump plans to unveil on Tuesday a $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 that would cut deeply into programs for the poor, from health care and food stamps to student loans and disability payments, laying out an austere vision for reordering the nation’s priorities. The document, grandly titled “A New Foundation for Amer…