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The Latest: Jordan debates ‘2 plus 2’ math with Sondland

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is disputing a claim by Ambassador Gordan Sondland that he added “two plus two” to conclude that the Trump administration was holding up a planned...

Bosnia: Lawmaker shares photos of alleged child abuse

Nov. 20, 2019 2:16 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian lawmaker on Wednesday publicly shared shocking photos of children tied to beds and radiators in a public care home outside Sarajevo, triggering popular outrage and calls for mass protests against a perceived corrupt and inefficient government structure....

Sondland’s opening statement at House impeachment hearing

Nov. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Text of the opening statement by Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, to the House Intelligence Committee at an impeachment hearing Wednesday. The statement was released by the committee: Thank you Mr. Chairman for the opportunity to speak again to the Members of this...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Nov. 20, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted....

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 1:29 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

Nov. 20, 2019 1:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior...

The Latest: Lawyer to address Pugh’s fraud charges in court

Nov. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the federal indictment filed against former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A lawyer representing former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says he has no comment on the federal indictment charging her with fraud and tax evasion. Defense attorney...

Sri Lankan PM to step down, clearing way for new president

Nov. 20, 2019 10:22 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Wednesday he will step down, clearing the way for Parliament to choose a prime minister to work with newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe said he will submit his resignation to the president on Thursday....

7 key questions heading into the 2020 Democratic debate

Nov. 20, 2019 7:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the...

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...