Latest United States News

Trump claims he’s why China didn’t crush Hong Kong protests

Nov. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claims he’s the reason China hasn’t taken steps to crush pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Trump says he asked his “friend” Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) not to send in the military. Trump told “Fox &...

AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

Nov. 22, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The main parties are touting ambitious spending plans while warning of the alleged economic damage that...

Advent calendars have exploded with gift-worthy options

Nov. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks the season to prepare for the holiday. Among rituals associated with the Advent is keeping an Advent calendar. Some reusable versions begin...

The Latest: Trump says he doesn’t expect to be impeached

Nov. 22, 2019 8:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he does not expect to be impeached, claiming Democrats have “absolutely nothing” incriminating, despite days of public testimony by witnesses who...

Parents of late US hostage chasing North Korean assets

Nov. 22, 2019 8:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights...

Cambodian leader sings praises of US after letter from Trump

Nov. 22, 2019 8:33 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sun has signaled he would welcome better relations with the United States after a conciliatory letter from President Donald Trump and a meeting with Washington's new envoy. Hun Sen posted on his Facebook page a summary of the Nov. 1 letter from...

Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing

Nov. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Trump explicitly ordered U.S. government officials to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on matters related to...

The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

Nov. 22, 2019 7:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds,...

In reversal, Seoul to keep Japan military intelligence pact

Nov. 22, 2019 7:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major policy reversal, South Korea said Friday it has decided to continue, at least temporarily, a 2016 military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan that it previously said it would terminate amid ongoing tensions over wartime history and trade. The announcement, made...

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

Nov. 22, 2019 6:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's...