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Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

May. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

May. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out. Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by...

Insults flying, Pelosi hits Trump's fitness, he fires back

May. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

The Latest: Hostility between Trump and Pelosi ratchets up

May. 23, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ratcheting up, with each questioning the other's fitness for duty. Personal attacks flowed on both sides Thursday after...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

May. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

May. 23, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he's done nothing wrong....

The Latest: Stephen Calk pleads not guilty in loan scheme

May. 23, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the charges against bank CEO Stephen Calk (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A banker charged in New York with issuing loans to win a role in President Donald Trump's administration has pleaded not guilty. Stephen Calk entered the plea during an appearance in Manhattan federal court...

Russian court upholds guilty verdict for Jehovah's Witness

May. 23, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia has ruled that a Danish Jehovah's Witness must stay in prison for the next six years. The court in western Russia on Thursday turned down Dennis Christensen's appeal against February's verdict that found him guilty of participating in the activities of an extremist...

Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

May. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, flatly declaring he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

US officials say foreign election hacking is inevitable

May. 22, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the...