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Congress may award Tennessee extra $14M to fight Asian carp

Oct. 17, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Congress may award an extra $14 million to help fight Asian carp in Tennessee. The Jackson Sun reports Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced last month that a Senate committee had approved $25 million to fight the invasive fish. That marks a $14 million increase from last year....

US delegation to seek a cease-fire with Turkey and Kurds

Oct. 17, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against Islamic State...

Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him

Oct. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top State Department aide testified in the impeachment inquiry that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment trial. The day's events, interrupted...

The Latest: US airstrikes destroy ammo left behind in Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Kobani, Syria. The factory had served as a coordination center for...

Golf buddies no more? Trump, Graham swing apart over Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The golf-and-politics alliance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham frayed Wednesday over Syria, with the South Carolina Republican threatening to become the White House's "worst nightmare" unless more is done to protect Kurdish fighters against Turkish attacks. Trump,...

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment...

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Oct. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at...

Republican lawmakers unmuzzled in rebuking Trump on Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A "dark day." A "betrayal." The "biggest mistake of this presidency," and "really delusional." And that was President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans. Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria — triggering a deadly Turkish invasion targeting the U.S.'s...

Prominent donors take sides in Tennessee's US Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Donors are choosing sides in Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. During his first few weeks running, Republican Bill Hagerty raised $1.9 million and spent $24,400 through September. Hagerty's contributors included ex-Gov. Bill Haslam, former Florida...

Sen. Doug Jones leads fundraising in Alabama race

Oct. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than all the GOP primary candidates combined, according to the latest campaign fundraising reports. He has a...