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  • The Latest: Ex-aide says Trump persuaded to release money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment investigation (all times local): 7 p.m. A former national security aide to President Donald Trump has given lawmakers a new account of how military aid to Ukraine came to be released. In a transcript released Saturday, Tim Morrison describes a Sept. 11 meeting […]
  • The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The farm workers union started by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination for president. United Farm Workers announced its endorsement of Harris on Saturday at the California Democratic Party’s fall convention. […]
  • White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said […]
  • Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” […]
  • American held in Turkey as IS suspect returns to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen alleged by Turkey to be an Islamic State member has returned to the United States. According to a government report obtained by The Associated Press, federal authorities questioned the man when he arrived Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and inspected his electronic devices. The report says […]
  • New Hampshire primary filing chaos comes to a close

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moments before former Vice President Joe Biden arrived to sign up for the New Hampshire primary, a nuclear power safety activist shouted at reporters and photographers crammed into one room of the secretary of state’s office, while a man wearing a motorcycle helmet tried to get listed on the ballot as […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness. Whichever is the case, Trump’s Twitter assault on an ex-ambassador’s record came with a heavy dose of distortion. He portrayed her, in a few choice words, as a wrecking ball in every […]
  • Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum

    MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgia governor whose success in the 1976 caucuses helped vault him to the White House. “You’re doing it the same way — […]
  • Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled together enough cross-party support with his focus on bipartisan, […]
  • Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year. The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering […]
  • Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on President Donald Trump. It adds to the now months-long debate within the Democratic Party over “electability” less than three months before the […]
  • Obama cautions Democratic hopefuls on tacking too far left

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party’s nominee next year. Though Obama did not mention anyone by name, the message […]
  • Email shows Trump’s property not among original G-7 sites

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s private golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host a major international summit next year. Trump had claimed in August that his Trump National Doral had emerged as a top contender for the Group of Seven summit […]
  • GOP woman gets outsized role at impeachment hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t take long at Friday’s impeachment hearing before Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman, was gaveled down by the panel’s Democratic chairman. Republicans kept the 35-year-old Harvard graduate from upstate New York in the spotlight all day. Among other things, they gave her a prominent slot to […]
  • Georgia ethics commission files lawsuit over Abrams emails

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission filed a lawsuit Friday seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations. But Abrams’ former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo said they’ve already turned over thousands of financial records. She called the investigation politically motivated. The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance […]
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