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Soldier who shot Lebanese protester dead charged with murder

Nov. 21, 2019 8:24 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a soldier who shot and killed a protester in Beirut last week has been charged by a military prosecutor with murder. The agency says that a colonel who was on the scene with the soldier at the time of the shooting was also charged Thursday....

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

Nov. 20, 2019 11:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine. He said “everyone was in the loop” about President...

SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

Nov. 20, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force. Attorneys for Chief Petty Officer...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to...

Official: Ukraine asked about aid on day of Trump call

Nov. 20, 2019 9:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to GOP defenses of President Donald Trump, a Defense Department official said Wednesday the Ukrainian government asked “what was going on” with U.S. military aid as early as July 25 — the very day that Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate...

Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns

Nov. 20, 2019 8:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he has no recollection of a conversation described by Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations sought by President Donald Trump — a slight departure from an aide’s earlier statement. Sondland,...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

The Latest: Activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Nov. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a border humanitarian charged with immigrant harboring (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A jury in Arizona has acquitted an activist on charges he illegally helped two migrant men from Central America evade authorities. Scott Warren was charged with harboring for...

Pence aide says conversation with Sondland about link between Ukraine military aid and investigations ‘never happened’

Nov. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pence aide says conversation with Sondland about link between Ukraine military aid and investigations ‘never happened’

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...