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Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine's president

Sep. 20, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there. Biden said in a statement that if the reports are true, "Then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to...

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden's son

Sep. 20, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive...

Amazing Amy changing lives on and off the golf course

Sep. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...

The Latest: Biden critical of Trump for urging Ukraine probe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is decrying reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there. Biden...

Pelosi wants law to clarify that presidents can be indicted

Sep. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's time to change the law to ensure a sitting president can be indicted for wrongdoing. Pelosi told NPR in an interview Friday that Congress will have to pass laws "that will have clarity for future presidents." The California Democrat said she has not...

A look at controversy over intelligence whistleblower law

Sep. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rancorous standoff between Congress and the Trump administration over a whistleblower's complaint hinges on a 20-year-old law designed to protect those in the intelligence community who want to raise concerns about things they've seen or heard. The acting director of national...

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that the company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's elections. Rep. Adam Schiff of California met with Mark Zuckerberg and said the Facebook CEO showed...

Trump brings back 9th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee

Sep. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time Friday to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California's two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate...

House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights. Supporters, mostly Democrats, said the bill would restore access to justice for...

The Latest: Trump administration blocks whistleblower report

Sep. 20, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a reported whistleblower allegation that President Donald Trump made an unspecified "promise" to a foreign leader (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The Trump administration has plunged into a showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's reported complaint about...