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  • Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces 2020 run to return to US Senate after tumultuous term in Trump's Cabinet

    4 days, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces 2020 run to return to US Senate after tumultuous term in Trump's Cabinet.

  • What You Need to Know: Testimony from State Dept. official

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump assails a process he swore to uphold

    4 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are crying foul over an impeachment process firmly rooted in the Constitution they swore to uphold. Trump is also assailing the lawyer for the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment ...

  • Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal

    4 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a senior State Department envoy has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration's abrupt withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria. Two officials familiar with the matter say the internal memo by the ...

  • US targets al-Qaida leaders in West Africa and Mideast

    4 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to turn up pressure on three senior al-Qaida leaders in Africa and the Middle East. The State Department placed the head of the main al-Qaida affiliate in Mali on a terrorism blacklist. ...

  • Stone cited Nixon as he urged witness to stonewall Congress

    4 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-FBI agent is telling jurors that Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone quoted hero Richard Nixon as Stone urged an associate not to contradict his own testimony to lawmakers. The quote was cited in a Stone text ...

  • Senate panel advances judicial nominee on party-line vote

    4 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed a top aide to President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court post despite complaints from lawmakers about his refusal to answer questions about his record at the Education Department and ...

  • APNewsBreak: Study says school shooters showed warning signs

    4 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the students who commit deadly school attacks were bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others, but wasn't reported. That's according to a study by the U.S. Secret Service's National Threat ...

  • US sanctions 3 Nicaraguan officials

    4 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sanctioning three Nicaraguan officials accused of human rights abuses, election fraud and corruption. The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Thursday announced the sanctions, which block the officials from ...

  • Pence aide appears for impeachment interview after subpoena

    4 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to Vice President Mike Pence was speaking to impeachment investigators Thursday as Democrats wrap up the closed-door phase of their inquiry. Jennifer Williams, a career foreign service officer detailed to Pence's office from the State ...

  • The Latest: Pence aide on the Hill for impeachment interview

    5 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment investigation (all times local): 9:30 a.m. An aide to Vice President Mike Pence has arrived on Capitol Hill to testify behind closed doors in the Democrats' impeachment ...

  • Sanders calls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings

    5 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is calling for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, backing an idea that further exposes the Democratic presidential primary's deep ideological divides. The Vermont senator released an immigration proposal Thursday, writing, "Unauthorized presence in the United States ...

  • Location, location: Why Ukraine leader aimed for Oval Office

    5 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The room features a couple of couches, an extremely old desk and a pair of classic wing chairs by the fireplace. But the location conveys power and instantly elevates the stature of any guest. Through weeks of ...

  • Taylor expected to be first to testify in public hearings

    5 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine has told lawmakers in private that he understood President Donald Trump proposed a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Now he's expected to repeat that testimony in the impeachment inquiry's initial public ...

  • What You Need to Know: White House beefing up staffing

    5 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to ...

  • Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

    5 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate as he sought to demonstrate progress in meeting the concerns of many conservatives. Trump's victory lap ...

  • Prosecutors: Stone lied because 'truth looked bad' for Trump

    5 days, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress "because the truth looked bad" for the president. The opening arguments in the case against Stone, a ...

  • Giuliani says he's represented by trio of lawyers

    5 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says he's being represented by three lawyers as federal prosecutors in New York look into his business dealings. Giuliani's interactions with Ukrainian officials, including efforts to seek the removal of ...

  • McConnell, Trump joined for 2020, despite Kentucky setback

    5 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Their man in Kentucky may be losing, but President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aren't letting Gov. Matt Bevin's election fortunes alter their own pact to win the state together in 2020. Trump started ...

  • The Latest: Dems withdraw subpoena for former WH adviser

    5 days, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 4 p.m. House Democrats say they've withdrawn a subpoena for testimony from the former deputy national security adviser as part of their impeachment ...

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