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AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

Nov. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and...

Key dates in the Trump impeachment investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to the Trump impeachment investigation: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored unwavering support...

Data shows upswing in child exploitation cases

Nov. 14, 2019 1:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the identification of more than 1,000 victims, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The caseloads are...

The Latest: Germany detains 7 people deported by Turkey

Nov. 14, 2019 12:58 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey deporting captured Islamic State suspects to their home countries. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. German federal police say they have detained seven people deported by Turkey for alleged Islamic State links. Federal police detained them as they arrived Thursday...

Pakistani officials: 2 Islamic State members arrested

Nov. 14, 2019 12:11 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say they have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group in a raid on their hideout in the eastern Punjab province. In Thursday’s statement, the province’s counterterrorism forces said it had arrested the men in Bahawalnagar...

New acting DHS head takes over; hard-liner named as deputy

Nov. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest official to lead the Department of Homeland Security has been sworn in and has named as his deputy a fervent supporter of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies who had been in the running for the top job himself. Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, the fifth person to...

Next up in impeachment hearings: A parade of key witnesses

Nov. 14, 2019 10:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. What’s ahead on...

Gunmen kill senior police official in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle, killing a senior counter-terrorism officer and wounding his driver and a passer-by before fleeing the scene. Police chief Zahur Babar Afridi in northwestern city of Peshawar says deputy superintendent of police, Ghani...

Takeaways so far from House public impeachment hearings

Nov. 14, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses whose testimony is at the center of the Democrats’ investigation. In several hours of testimony, punctuated by occasional bickering among...

AP FACT CHECK: GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory

Nov. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans pressed the discredited theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election in defending President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s impeachment hearings. A look at some of the remarks in the House Intelligence Committee proceeding: ___ REP. DEVIN NUNES, top...