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Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 9, 2019 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the president put U.S....

Blue Jackets snap skid, end Capitals' winning streak at six

Dec. 9, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Because the Washington Capitals don't lose very often, they'll try to take something from a letdown game against the Columbus Blue Jackets rather than just burning the video. Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss Monday night that...

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

Dec. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by The Washington Post. The documents reveal deep frustrations about...

RB Guice to miss Redskins' game vs. Eagles with knee injury

Dec. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bad news for the Washington Redskins is their loss at Green Bay eliminated them from playoff contention in a bad NFC East. The worse news is they won't have running back Derrius Guice for at least their next game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pending the results of an MRI,...

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

Dec. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. While the deal's fate remained uncertain,...

Business economists see US slowing but avoiding recession

Dec. 9, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Washington (AP) — The nation’s business economists expect U.S. economic growth to decelerate this year and next but for the economy to avoid stumbling into recession, extending a record-breaking expansion already in its 11th year. The latest survey by 53 forecasters with the National Association for...

What's next in impeachment: Articles, and committee vote

Dec. 9, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rapidly headed toward the real work of impeachment this week, with articles expected to be introduced and voted on in the House Judiciary Committee. If the Judiciary panel approves articles by Friday, as is expected, that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days...

Leonard, Harrell lead Clippers past Wizards 135-119

Dec. 8, 2019 10:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are making progress. The Washington Wizards want the refs to make more calls. Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers bounced back from their worst loss of the season by pulling away for a 135-119 win over the Wizards on Sunday night. Paul...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

Dec. 7, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the next two weeks, toggling between the impeachment of President Donald Trump and past-ripe issues...