Latest Executive branch News

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EST

In a story Oct. 30 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EST

In a story Oct. 29 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Ex-lawmakers sue to block Michigan’s legislative term limits

Nov. 20, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eight former Michigan lawmakers filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging they have been unconstitutionally blocked from running again by “draconian” term-limit restrictions that also prevent voters from backing candidates of their choice. The suit, filed in Grand Rapids...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Saving lives through organ donations should not mean murderers go free The Patriot-News/PennLive.com Nov. 19 Should keeping people alive take precedence over bringing criminals to justice? Is it more important to prevent lives...

Eyeing terror threat, Swiss mull limits on sale of chemicals

Nov. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s executive branch wants to make it harder for the public to obtain certain chemicals like fertilizer, pool-cleaning products or solvents that could be used in attacks by extremists. The proposal Wednesday from the seven-member Federal Council would require authorization...

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with...

NY Governor: Students' plot to attack school foiled

Nov. 8, 2019 5:37 PM EST

Three middle-school students have been charged with plotting to kill multiple people at their upstate New York school with guns and explosives, authorities said Friday. The Albion Middle School students were arrested Thursday after investigators determined a threat that started on an online gaming app was...

Incoming EU chief presses for Balkan membership talks

Nov. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The incoming head of the European Union's executive branch is pressing for the bloc to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania after its leaders failed to agree last month on launching the negotiations. Ursula von der Leyen said in Berlin Friday that the EU demanded a great...