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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

Dec. 5, 2019 9:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging a government-led harassment campaign targets her and her family. Masih Alinejad’s...

Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

Dec. 5, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power. Three of the lawyers were chosen by Democrats,...

Takeaways from House report on Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 4, 2019 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday that asserts President Donald Trump misused his office to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that he believed would help his reelection bid. The report also makes the case that Trump obstructed...

Impeachment a political judgment call, crime not required

Dec. 3, 2019 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conditions for impeaching a president are set out in a passage of the Constitution that is short enough to be a tweet and puzzling enough to be argued over more than two centuries later. In 199 characters, the passage, it so happens, also resembles President Donald Trump’s...

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Dec. 3, 2019 12:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home. Before departing for London to meet Tuesday with other leaders from the 29-member alliance, Trump accused...

Judiciary panel to take reins on Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 2, 2019 7:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution. It’s a moment many Democrats on the panel have...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Ukraine defense at odds with facts

Dec. 2, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense of his actions with Ukraine collides with the known facts and the testimony of witnesses on multiple fronts as the impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase this week. In recent days, Trump and his allies, including Rep. Doug Collins, the top...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Ukraine defense collides with facts

Nov. 30, 2019 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense of his actions with Ukraine collides with the known facts and the testimony of witnesses on multiple fronts as the impeachment inquiry moves into a new phase this coming week. In recent days, Trump has cried foul in ways angry and profane as...

Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

Nov. 29, 2019 6:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divisive leader drove the opposition to extreme measures. The political climate was toxic — with little civil debate or middle ground. The clash ended in a high-risk political showdown that captured the nation’s attention and shaped the next election. This was the 2012...

Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

Nov. 27, 2019 5:03 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. Ruckelshaus served as the first administrator of the U.S....