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Trump calls impeachment vote 'an embarrassment' to nation

Dec. 13, 2019 5:44 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...

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

Dec. 13, 2019 5:17 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...

House committee delays historic vote on Trump impeachment

Dec. 13, 2019 5:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next...

AP FACT CHECK: The perils of parodying President Trump

Dec. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is a master at putting words in the mouths of other people. It's one of his favorite forms of mockery and self-aggrandizement. He does not like it when a Democrat does the same, at his expense. For weeks now, Trump has directed blistering criticism at Rep. Adam...

Senate confirms State Dept official as ambassador to Russia

Dec. 12, 2019 1:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has a new ambassador to Russia after the Senate voted Thursday to confirm the No. 2 official at the State Department to the post. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan was confirmed by a 70-22 vote. An unusually large number of Democrats supported the nomination in the...

Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder

Dec. 12, 2019 12:32 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, but officials said they haven't yet determined who ordered the killing. Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in the center of Kiev on July 20, 2016....

Ukraine extends law on special status for rebel regions

Dec. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers have extended a law offering special status to separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine in accordance with agreements brokered by France and Germany. Thursday's vote follows talks in Paris between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany that...

Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote

Dec. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. Democrats and Republicans...

Prosecutors want bail revoked for Giuliani associate

Dec. 11, 2019 8:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A business associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions should have his bail revoked because he tried to hide that he has the means to flee the country, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday. The prosecutors in federal court in...

Soros attacks in impeachment saga spark anti-Semitism debate

Dec. 11, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.” Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives...