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Impeachment saga is a quick TV moment after hours of talk

Dec. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For a few moments, most of the talking ceased, replaced by simple recitations of “aye" or “no.” The House Judiciary Committee's vote Friday on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump made for a short and solemn television show, in contrast to hours of...

Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

Dec. 13, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has...

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

Dec. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the briefest of moments in the Washington media spotlight for Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez. Sitting alongside U.S. President Donald Trump, the South American leader spoke about a dozen words to gathered journalists Friday and then watched in silence as Trump fielded...

Trump calls impeachment vote 'embarrassment' to nation

Dec. 13, 2019 2:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up...

Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft push

Dec. 13, 2019 12:21 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One by one, witnesses sat in the elegant wooden chair in Guatemala’s Congress in recent weeks to air their grievances against the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that over the course of 12 years helped bring to justice hundreds of politicians, businesspeople, judges and...

Turkmenistan passes new anti-corruption law

Dec. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president signed a law Friday that excludes prisoners convicted of corruption from state amnesties and pardons that take place several times each year and usually coincide with major national holidays. The new law equates those convicted of corruption to drug...

Austrian far-right party expels former leader Strache

Dec. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party on Friday expelled Heinz-Christian Strache, its longtime leader and the country's former vice chancellor, months after a scandal that ended the party's time in government. The party said its local leadership in Vienna decided unanimously to throw out Strache,...

Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

Dec. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump impeachment goes to full House after Judiciary panel approves charges of abuse of power, obstruction of Congress.

House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power

Dec. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary panel approves first article of impeachment against President Trump, charging him with abuse of power.

Trial-ready: Pelosi faces choice on impeachment prosecutors

Dec. 13, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a campaign going on in Washington that even the most garrulous members of Congress aren't eager to talk about: to be part of a team of uncertain size, with a risky mission, to be named by a leader who isn't talking about what she's looking for or when she'll decide. Welcome to...