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Nation Apr 02How these scam ads promoting fake tax breaks prospered on Facebook
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
Politics Dec 16Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…
Politics Dec 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order on ‘opportunity zones’
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order at the White House at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch the president's remarks here.
Politics Aug 23AP sources: National Enquirer’s safe held damaging Trump stories
The Wall Street Journal reported David Pecker shared with prosecutors details about payments that Michael Cohen says Donald Trump directed in the weeks and months before the presidential election to buy the silence of Karen McDougal and another woman alleging…
Politics Aug 17Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors
The judge in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fraud trial refused Friday to release the names of jurors, saying he has received threats and fears for their safety as well.
Politics Aug 10Aide to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone held in contempt in Russia probe
An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court after refusing to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
Politics Apr 25EPA security chief worked for tabloid publisher with ties to Trump
EPA special agent Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta performed regular work for National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 election, according to person with knowledge of the company's internal workings.
Nation Feb 11Even when not at fault, Amtrak can bear cost of accidents
Amtrak generally bears the full cost of damages to its trains, passengers, employees and other crash victims — even in instances where crashes occurred as the result of a freight rail company's negligence or misconduct.
Politics Nov 02Democratic lawmakers sue Trump administration over D.C. hotel lease
The lawsuit accuses the acting head of the General Services Administration of violating a nearly 90-year-old law and preventing congressional oversight.
Politics Jun 02AP report: Special counsel’s Russia investigation includes former Trump campaign chair
Robert Mueller may also expand his investigation to the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.