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US officials say foreign election hacking is inevitable

May. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the...

Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President Trump

May. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of House Democrats say they want an impeachment inquiry. But most of them say they aren't ready to seek President Donald Trump's removal from office. Confused? You aren't alone. The two-dozen or so Democrats who support the move are working overtime to explain to the...

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

May. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court filings...

Florida governor orders election systems' security review

May. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is ordering election officials to review the cybersecurity of the state's election systems. The request comes more than a week after he was briefed that Russia hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential...

Russian opposition leader's associate jailed for 20 days

May. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year. Leonid Volkov was sentenced late Wednesday on charges of violating the rules for holding a rally. Navalny is an anti-corruption...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

May. 22, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton told 240 new Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that they will help lead the way in "reasserting American leadership in the Arctic." "You will help the United States challenge growing Russian military influence in the Arctic, and push...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

Russian city cancels cathedral construction after protests

May. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The governor of Russia's Urals region said Wednesday that a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park will be cancelled after protests that drew nationwide attention. A new site will be chosen. Unsanctioned demonstrations in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg were...

Fighting rages after Syria rebels retake northwest village

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters said Wednesday they recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria that had been seized two weeks earlier by government forces in an offensive that wrecked a months-old cease-fire in the densely populated area. State TV Al-Ikhbariya later...