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The Latest: Pompeo dismisses Sondland testimony on Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed testimony in the impeachment inquiry that he was kept informed of an effort to pressure the government of Ukraine for investigations. Pompeo,...

Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

Nov. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to Iraq’s main Gulf port in Umm Qasr for a third day Wednesday, as protesters said recent efforts by political parties to placate them were insufficient. At least 27 protesters were also wounded in the capital Baghdad in the early morning...

Many in Venezuela’s 2nd city turn to prayer, not politics

Nov. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EST

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of neighbors, Hayde Chacin and husband Jose Caldera are surviving their elderly years on the outskirts of Venezuela’s second largest city of Maracaibo. The manager of a nursery down the street gives them a bit of rice when they have nothing else...

Report: Info points to improper action by Cooper on pipeline

Nov. 20, 2019 1:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

Nov. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in...

Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger

Nov. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region faced a new bout of windy and warm weather. Some people in the wine country counties of Napa and...

Saudi king touts reforms, Aramco IPO in annual address

Nov. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman touted his country’s reforms in his annual address Wednesday and stressed the importance of his government’s decision to publicly list shares of the state-run oil giant Aramco. He also used his speech to warn rival Iran against further...

Amnesty: At least 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran’s government has not released a toll of those...

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

Nov. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wasn’t fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to about 375,000 people...

Asian shares retreat on poor Japan trade data, China news

Nov. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a sales tax hike. Adding to regional jitters, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution overnight to support human rights in...