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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...

The Latest: Top diplomat revises testimony on Ukraine

Nov. 5, 2019 10:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A top diplomat has revised his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry to acknowledge that U.S. military aid to Ukraine was being withheld until the foreign ally promised to investigate...

Experts: White House has dubious reasons to ignore subpoenas

Nov. 4, 2019 3:41 PM EST

The impeachment process is fundamentally unfair. Congress lacks authority to investigate the president. Witnesses should have executive branch lawyers. White House attorneys are throwing out an array of arguments for keeping its officials from cooperating with the congressional impeachment inquiry. But legal...

Correction: Homeland Security Secretary story

Nov. 3, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stories Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 about the official who will be the acting head of the Homeland Security Department, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Chad Wolf had worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Wolf has worked only for Republican administrations. A...

Impeachment inquiry focuses on 2 White House lawyers

Nov. 1, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump's phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action....

Chile cancels climate, trade summits amid protest chaos

Oct. 31, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera canceled two major international summits and said he would focus on restoring security and moving ahead in the coming days with an attempt to satisfy popular demands for better social services and a lower cost of living. Thirteen days into...

Chile cancels climate, trade summits amid protest chaos

Oct. 30, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left more than a dozen people dead, hundreds injured and businesses and...

The Latest: White House still plans China deal in November

Oct. 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on protests in Chile and its withdrawal from hosting the Asia-Pacific and climate summits (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The White House says it wants to sign the first phase of a new China trade deal next month even though the summit where it was to have happened has been...

Ballpark boos a rarity for shielded president

Oct. 28, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The boos were loud. And for President Donald Trump, they may have felt unfamiliar. Trump was showered with jeers, boos and chants (as well as some cheers) when he attended a World Series game at Nationals Park in Washington on Sunday. It was a rare moment of in-your-face disapproval for a...

The tip, the raid, the reveal: The takedown of al-Baghdadi

Oct. 28, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The helicopters flew low and fast into the night, ferrying U.S. special forces to a compound where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding in Syria. Half a world away, President Donald Trump watched the raid in real time via a video link as troops blasted into the hideout and...