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Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

Oct. 23, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Willie Edwards Jr., a black truck driver, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen who forced him to jump off a bridge in Alabama in 1957. Two years earlier, white men had bludgeoned black teenager Emmett Till to death in Mississippi. No one went to prison for either slaying. Both people died...

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

Oct. 23, 2019 1:49 AM 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 diplomat took notes. Then he told a story.

Oct. 23, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday and told a tale that added up to the ultimate oxymoron — a 10-hour bureaucratic thriller. His plot devices were not cloak and...

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

Oct. 22, 2019 10:32 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...

The Latest: White House slams testimony as 'triple hearsay'

Oct. 22, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and testimony by Ambassador William Taylor in the House impeachment probe (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The White House is slamming testimony from former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor as part of the House impeachment inquiry "triple hearsay" and...

Indicted California congressman's wife seeks to testify

Oct. 22, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors and the defense attorneys of the wife of Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter want her sentencing tied to the misuse of campaign funds moved until after her husband's trial. The request was filed Tuesday in federal court in San Diego. Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to one...

Election security hearing breaks along stark partisan lines

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on election security broke along stark political lines Tuesday, highlighting the difficulties in getting lawmakers to address the threat outlined by federal officials who have warned that Russia and other adversaries are looking to interfere in the 2020 election...

What's new: Lawmakers call diplomat's testimony 'disturbing'

Oct. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry . House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

47 attorneys general back antitrust probe into Facebook

Oct. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The Democrat launched the probe last month with...

Baltimore mayor now says he plans to run for the office

Oct. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The man who suddenly found himself mayor of Baltimore, after the previous mayor resigned in a scandal, announced on Tuesday that he plans to run for the office. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young previously said he would not run, but in an interview Tuesday with The Baltimore Sun , Young said...