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  • Trump bemoans GOP for not sticking together on impeachment

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the House impeachment inquiry and also criticizing Republicans for not sticking together. Trump offered the lengthy screed during a Cabinet meeting Monday in which he repeatedly defended his phone call ...

  • Climate change making stronger El Ninos, study finds

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet. Scientists looked at 33 El Ninos since 1901. This natural weather phenomenon is the warming ...

  • APNewsBreak: US takes step to require asylum-seekers' DNA

    16 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice ...

  • Mulvaney getting second-guessed on defense of Trump

    16 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that ...

  • Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe

    16 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine. Over White ...

  • Pelosi leads congressional delegation in Afghanistan visit

    19 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has led a congressional delegation on a visit to Afghanistan. Her office said in a statement Sunday night the bipartisan delegation met with top Afghan leaders, civil society representatives and U.S. military chiefs ...

  • Mulvaney's missteps draw scrutiny from Trump allies

    21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney is struggling with the job of defending his boss, the president. President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff went on "Fox News Sunday" to speak up for Trump — and ended up raising more eyebrows. ...

  • Analysis: Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

    1 day, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken ...

  • Trump outstripping Obama on pace of executive orders

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as "power grabs" and a "basic disaster." He's switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more executive ...

  • Shifting explanations from White House alarm some in GOP

    2 days, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the ...

  • Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

    2 days, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pushing back at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that ...

  • US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is hitting Cuba with new sanctions over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement Friday it is revoking existing ...

  • Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance. Trump, in remarks at the ...

  • Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon ...

  • US diplomat accused of political retribution steps down

    2 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official accused of carrying out political retribution against career diplomats deemed insufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump has announced he is stepping down. In a note sent to colleagues Friday, Kevin Moley said ...

  • 38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The department determined that ...

  • 'Final straw': GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, says he supports impeaching the president. Kasich said on CNN that the "final straw" for him was when acting White House ...

  • Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum, a case the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system. The justices said Friday they will hear ...

  • US-Turkey frictions raise doubts about nukes at Turk base

    3 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It's a ...

  • White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

    3 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new ...

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