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The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

Oct. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire....

For toymaker Hasbro, trade wars are no fun

Oct. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Shares of Hasbro plunged Tuesday after the company revealed that the trade war is wreaking havoc on its supply chain and creating confusion among customers for its toys. The company said price hikes may be on the way for consumers as it offsets rising costs. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner...

Key takeaways from ambassador's testimony on Ukraine

Oct. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it was a quid pro quo after all. A top U.S. diplomat told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine unless the country's president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats. William Taylor's 15-page...

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

Oct. 22, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden's family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the...

The Latest: Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Alec Baldwin campaigning for Democratic candidates in Virginia (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Actor Alec Baldwin has knocked on doors and cracked a few jokes in a suburban Richmond neighborhood to try to drum up votes for Democratic legislative candidates in Virginia....

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

Oct. 22, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stirring up painful memories of America's racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice once widespread across the South in which angry mobs killed thousands of black people. The use of such inflammatory imagery to...

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virginia election that is viewed as a warmup to the 2020 presidential contest. Alec Baldwin told Democrats and...

After verifying addresses, Census Bureau is hiring thousands

Oct. 22, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After verifying millions of addresses, the U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off a campaign to recruit and hire as many as 500,000 temporary workers to help with the largest head count in U.S. history next spring, an agency official said Tuesday. Timothy Olson, the agency's associate...

Secular groups decry Carson's church and state comment

Oct. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An opening prayer at Monday's Cabinet meeting by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who said the separation of church and state "doesn't mean that they cannot work together," has drawn sharp criticism from secular groups who say his words infringe on the principle of...

Trump donor to plead guilty to hiding work as foreign agent

Oct. 22, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prolific political fundraiser who raised millions of dollars for Democrats before donating large sums to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has agreed to plead guilty to multiple federal charges, including tax evasion and concealing his work as a foreign agent as he lobbied...