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Trump picks Texas congressman Ratcliffe – again – to be top intelligence official

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has again picked Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the nation's top intelligence official, overseeing the the 17 U.S....

Aide who testified against Trump escorted out of White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decorated soldier and national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case against President Donald Trump...

Democrats, and some in GOP, seek more info on Iran decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration made its case on Capitol Hill for killing a powerful Iranian general, but Democrats — and a handful...

Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ by taking down US drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone near the...

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut...

Trump’s pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an...

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm...

Terror suspect harshly interrogated by CIA won’t testify

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The first CIA captive subjected to harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11 attacks did not testify Friday about conditions...

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the...

Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — To: The next president of the United States.From: U.S. intelligence officials.Welcome to the White House. Now read our take on global...

Today

Fort Worth announces plans to purchase Pier 1 Building for City Hall

Plans for a new City Hall for Fort Worth have been knocked around for years, maybe even decades. On Dec. 2, city officials announced...

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess and Joaquin Castro seek House leadership roles

The fall campaigns may be over, but for two Texans in Congress the elections are continuing into this week. U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess, a Lewisville...

Tarrant County reports 6 COVID deaths as Texas surpasses 9,000 hospitalized COVID patients

Tarrant County Public Health on Tuesday, Dec. 1 reported six COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include two men from Fort Worth in their 70s, a...

Fort Worth’s Redistricting Task Force presents draft recommendations

A City Council-appointed, 11-member Redistricting Task Force that will advise on redistricting issues in Fort Worth presented its draft criteria as part of its...