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Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at impeachment hearing

Sep. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats Tuesday quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend...

Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client's trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam. Businessman and conservative political operative Paul...

The Latest: Trump loyalist grilled on message to Sessions

Sep. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Corey Lewandowski is confirming that President Donald Trump asked him to urge Jeff Sessions to reverse himself and oversee the Russia investigation. Lewandowski never delivered...

Rublev beats Ivashka to reach 2nd round in St. Petersburg

Sep. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Andrei Rublev had to come from a set down to beat qualifier Ilya Ivashka 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open. Ivashka was a break up at 4-3 in the third set before Rublev won the next three games to seal the match. Rublev is coming off a run to...

St. Petersburg demonstration protests election violations

Sep. 17, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They also...

A look at Corey Lewandowski's role in the Mueller report

Sep. 17, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is testifying publicly before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in what the panel is labeling its first official impeachment hearing. Lewandowski appears frequently in former special counsel Robert Mueller's...

Russian border guards injured by North Korean criminals

Sep. 17, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's main intelligence agency says three Russian border guards have been injured after they were attacked by North Koreans fishing illegally. The FSB said in a statement Tuesday that the border guards were patrolling the Sea of Japan when they detected two North Korean ships and 11 motor...

Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

Sep. 17, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections...

White House orders 2 former aides to defy House subpoenas

Sep. 16, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a letter sent...

China and US clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Sep. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan. The mission's...