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No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable. The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a 2020 candidate...

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

Aug. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that...

No. 4 Democrat in Congress wants impeachment inquiry

Aug. 19, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The No. 4 Democrat in Congress has announced his support for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. In a statement published Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján accused Trump of actively encouraging Russian interference in U.S. elections and said an...

Putin, Macron hold French-Russian talks before G-7

Aug. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine and to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union during a meeting in southern France on Monday. But they disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the...

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

Aug. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city council election, while President Vladimir Putin defended the harsh police crackdown on some of the demonstrations....

Putin says Russian nuclear explosion poses no threat

Aug. 19, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no threat from a deadly explosion at a secretive naval weapons testing range that has prompted international concern about radiation leaks. Putin said Monday in France that experts sent to the site on the White Sea are "controlling the situation"...

Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

Aug. 19, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria, however, said the Turkish convoy was carrying ammunition to rebels who have lost ground this...

The Latest: Turkey says its army convoy targeted in Syria

Aug. 19, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as the government offensive intensifies on the country's last rebel stronghold (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Turkey says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians. There was no immediate word on...

Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Aug. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims. Since...

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

Aug. 18, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, television...