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Sharply divided House approves Dems' impeachment rules

Nov. 1, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll...

Democrats set stage for approval of impeachment ground rules

Oct. 30, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set the stage Wednesday for certain House approval of the ground rules lawmakers will use when they consider impeaching President Donald Trump as the chamber braced for its first showdown over the inquiry. There was no doubt that the Democratic-controlled body would approve the...

Colonel testifies he raised concerns about Ukraine, Trump

Oct. 29, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump's National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander Vindman, a...

The Latest: White House blasts House impeachment resolution

Oct. 29, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The White House is blasting a House resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says in a sternly worded statement that...

Dems unveil impeachment procedures; GOP calls process unfair

Oct. 29, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday authorizing the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump as Democrats move to nullify complaints from Trump and his Republican allies that the impeachment process is illegitimate and unfair. An eight-page resolution...

The Latest: Military officer raised concerns about Ukraine

Oct. 28, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment investigation (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A 20-year military officer will testify in the House impeachment inquiry that he twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's interest in having Ukraine investigate Joe...

Dems in Congress demand update on Interior wild horse plans

Oct. 27, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public lands agency told reporters it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds under control....

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts

Sep. 28, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at government buildings. Police said in a statement that "radical protesters" lobbed...