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  • President Trump plans election eve rally in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign says the president will headline a Kentucky rally on Nov. 4 — the day before the state’s voters decide whether to give Trump ally Matt Bevin another term as governor. The campaign said Friday that the evening rally will be at Rupp Arena in Lexington. A release […]
  • Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen is again turning to Congress as part of a new bid to reduce his prison sentence. President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer asked the heads of three Congressional committees last month to intervene on his behalf. Cohen’s attorneys urged the lawmakers to ask a federal judge to reduce […]
  • Schiff, ever a prosecutor, draws GOP ire in impeachment

    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. While those independent prosecutors investigated Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton before Congress launched impeachment proceedings, the ongoing probe of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine was started by lawmakers. House Intelligence […]
  • US diplomat accused of political retribution steps down

    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 his “long-planned retirement” would take effect on Nov. 29, the date of his 50th wedding […]
  • Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. She called Rep. Elijah Cummings, her trusted adviser and friend. After that call in May 2015, State’s Attorney […]
  • Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a “total professional” with unparalleled experience. Trump acted quickly, just a day after Perry told the president that he would leave by year’s end. Perry said his decision was not […]
  • 38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, launched more than three years ago, determined that those 38 people were “culpable” in 91 cases of sending […]
  • Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum and which the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system. The justices said Friday they will hear the administration’s appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that […]
  • CEOs, attorneys general trying to reach opioid settlement

    Chief executives of a handful of pharmaceutical and drug distribution companies were negotiating Friday with government attorneys to see if they can reach a settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the nation’s opioid crisis. The federal judge who is overseeing more than 2,000 opioid-related lawsuits summoned the top officials for the companies that […]
  • ‘Final straw’: GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

    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 chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Thursday that Trump’s decision to hold up military aid […]
  • US-Turkey frictions raise doubts about nukes at Turk base

    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 tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by longstanding policy, the U.S. government […]
  • Trump to join 2020 Democrats at South Carolina justice forum

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is slated to appear on Oct. 25 at a forum sponsored by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the self-proclaimed “only nationwide coalition of Black Republicans, Democrats and Independents […]
  • Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda said Friday that she is returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S. Capitol […]
  • Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

    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 White House, stood by his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, whose earlier comments undermined […]
  • Gabbard fires back at Clinton suggestion she’s Russia’s pawn

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It’s Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard on the sidelines of the 2020 presidential race. The Hawaii congresswoman fought back unsparingly after Clinton appeared to call her “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview and said she believes the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the […]
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