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Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

Dec. 10, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday was the second for Russia's foreign minister. The president of Ukraine is still waiting for his first. Trump sat down with Sergey Lavrov at a moment of high drama in Washington — just hours after House Democrats...

Arms control on tap for Trump, Pompeo's meeting with Lavrov

Dec. 9, 2019 7:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arms control, Ukraine and Syria are to headline President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings Tuesday with Russia's foreign minister. The visit by Sergey Lavrov, however, could be overshadowed by Ukraine-related impeachment proceedings that are picking up steam in...

Arizona Gov. Ducey cheered for welcoming refugees

Dec. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was cheered from both sides of the political aisle after telling President Donald Trump's administration the state will keep welcoming refugees vetted by U.S. agencies for resettlement in the United States. Over the weekend, Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego...

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Dec. 9, 2019 4:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Also in this year's class were conductor Michael Tilson...

Biden calls Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'

Dec. 7, 2019 9:02 PM EST

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians. The remarks highlight a nuanced but significant distinction between the...

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

Dec. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in...

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

Dec. 7, 2019 3:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of...

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but had decided to delay at the request of Mexican President...

Russian foreign minister to meet with Pompeo in DC next week

Dec. 6, 2019 10:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's foreign minister will visit Washington next week for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. officials said Friday. Pompeo will host Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday for talks that are expected to be followed by a joint news conference, two officials said. It was not immediately...

Arizona governor says state will keep welcoming refugees

Dec. 6, 2019 8:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told President Donald Trump's administration Friday the state will continue its tradition of welcoming refugees, cheering resettlement agencies that have lobbied the state and local governments to keep opening their arms to people fleeing war and other horrific...