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Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

Nov. 12, 2019 6:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald...

Probe: Contact between Trump adviser and gerrymandering guru

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. Trump...

Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales

Nov. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EST
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate declares herself the country's interim president after resignation of Evo Morales.

The Latest: Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 7 p.m. An opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate has declared herself the country's interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales. The 52-year-old Jeanine Añez took temporary control of the Senate late Tuesday,...

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 5:57 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Oklahomans launch new petition to reduce prison population

Nov. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Days after more than 450 Oklahoma inmates walked out of prison in the nation's largest single-day prisoner release, a group that championed that effort launched a new initiative Tuesday aimed at further reducing the state's high incarceration rate. The bipartisan group of business,...

Polish opposition celebrates taking control of Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first sitting...

Senate Democrats assail Trump's $16B bailout for farmers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in a report released Tuesday. The report, one of the sharpest...

What to watch as impeachment inquiry of Trump goes public

Nov. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment. But the proceedings are much more than showbiz, with lawmakers considering the use of a grave and seldom-employed power spelled out in the Constitution. With...

Former grain trader gets 8 years in prison for $11M scam

Nov. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota grain trader who admitted to bilking farmers, elevators and commodity brokers out of millions of dollars was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who imposed the prison sentence, also ordered Hunter Hanson to pay...