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US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

Oct. 17, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. He spoke to lawmakers for...

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Oct. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of...

US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

Oct. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional...

The Latest: Mulvaney says Ukraine remarks were misconstrued

Oct. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the impeachment investigation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says his comments about the Trump administration's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine have been misconstrued. Mulvaney issued his...

US picks Trump resort for G-7; critics call choice 'brazen'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that his Miami golf resort host next year's Group of Seven summit became a reality Thursday, sparking an outcry from critics who called it the most blatant example yet of him using the power of his office to boost his business empire. "There are folks...

Wizards sign Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension

Oct. 17, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. Beal still had two years left on his existing contract. The extension kicks in for the...

About that photo: Trump, Pelosi clash amid impeachment

Oct. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted it as evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's weakness. Pelosi raised it as a banner of strength. The dramatic official White House photograph shows Pelosi standing and pointing at the seated president across the Cabinet Room table. Although the two are...

White House official: Kushner to visit Israel this month

Oct. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top Mideast adviser, Jared Kushner, will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel at the end of the month, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Kushner, who also is Trump's son in law, will join Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at an economic conference in Saudi Arabia...

Diplomat says politicization of foreign policy disturbed him

Oct. 17, 2019 3:34 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...

Carlson leads Caps to first home win, 4-3 over Maple Leafs

Oct. 17, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Washington Capitals have a player near the top of the NHL in scoring. Just not the one you might expect. John Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the defenseman 14 points, and the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Wednesday night for their first home win of...