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House vote, and on to the Senate: What's next in impeachment

Dec. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump this week after spending the past three months investigating the president's dealings in Ukraine and deciding whether his behavior was grave enough to qualify as high crimes and misdemeanors. The House Judiciary Committee...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's selective facts on Ukraine, job myths

Dec. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call with Ukraine's president at the heart of the...

Senate impeachment trial in focus ahead of House vote

Dec. 15, 2019 11:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are pushing for testimony from top White House officials in the rare impeachment trial that is fast becoming the next battleground ahead of House voting that is all but certain to result in President Donald Trump's impeachment. Trump faces two articles of impeachment by...

New Mexico awarded $3.5M to help fight opioid crisis

Dec. 15, 2019 11:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to combat drugs and crime in New Mexico will get a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Justice Department announced late last week that more than $3.8 million is being awarded to state courts as well as county and tribal programs in New Mexico. Officials say the...

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outline released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New...

Five aides to party-switching House lawmaker resign

Dec. 15, 2019 10:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five aides to a House Democrat who plans to become a Republican are resigning, saying his party switch “does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office." The staffers wrote the letter on Sunday, a day after a Republican official said GOP House...

Congresswoman comes out in favor of impeaching Trump

Dec. 15, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico said Sunday afternoon that she plans to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, the Albuquerque Journal reported. In a statement, Torres Small, who represents a district in the southern part of the state, said she believes...

Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats propose calling Bolton, Mulvaney as witnesses for Trump impeachment trial.

Protests turn violent for 2nd day in Lebanon's capital

Dec. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in defiance of the toughest crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in two months. The violence comes on...

Democrat Angie Craig says she'll support impeachment

Dec. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota says she supports the articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump. Angie Craig, who represents a suburban Twin Cities district that Trump narrowly carried in 2016, announced her decision on Sunday. Craig says in an open...