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  • 10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

    ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds. Those on the stage will be: former Vice President […]
  • Items from Rep. Cummings office donated to Howard University

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says photographs, letters and other papers from his Capitol Hill office are being donated to his alma mater. The Baltimore Sun reports the items must first undergo a painstaking security review to determine what can be given to Howard University, because Cummings chaired the House […]
  • Indiana attorney general seeking new term amid groping case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general, who is awaiting the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license, announced Thursday that he’s running for a second term. Republican Curtis Hill made the announcement in a video in which he doesn’t address the women’s claims that led Republican Gov. […]
  • Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The caseloads are growing because of the ease with which offenders can […]
  • The Latest: Deval Patrick files for New Hampshire primary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Deval (deh-VAL’) Patrick has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary as he officially begins a last-minute 2020 campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is hoping that his work in a neighboring state could help him in […]
  • Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20 percentage points, Trump lashed out Thursday […]
  • Beshear set for ‘next chapter’ as Bevin concedes in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race and setting the stage for divided government in a GOP stronghold. Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump, made the dramatic announcement outside his statehouse office on the same day […]
  • Next up in impeachment hearings: A parade of key witnesses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. What’s ahead on the impeachment schedule: MORE WITNESSES The House intelligence […]
  • Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office by pressing the […]
  • Timeline: The curious release of military aid to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. For Republicans, the key fact is that Ukraine received the money, regardless of any request from Trump […]
  • Bloomberg won’t file to get on New Hampshire primary ballot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be weighing a run for president, but he won’t be on the ballot in the New Hampshire primary. Bloomberg’s team says the billionaire media mogul will not file in the state ahead of a Friday deadline to get on the ballot. Bloomberg is still […]
  • House mostly behaves during TV debut of impeachment hearings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. But the largely respectful conduct Wednesday wasn’t an effort to preserve the dignity of the House doing the gravest of its constitutional duties, or the sudden return of civility. “Boring,” […]
  • Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down – again

    A discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, and not Russia, for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reared its head again during the first day of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political opponent. First, California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House […]
  • Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health. “It will practically lead to the elimination of science from decision-making,” said Linda Birnbaum, who […]
  • Why Ukraine matters, and not only to Trump and his rivals

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is playing a starring role in the historic U.S. impeachment hearings — and Ukrainians themselves wish the whole thing would just go away. The lively, if troubled, young democracy seems destined to be tangled up in other people’s problems. With four EU countries on one side and Russia on the […]
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