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Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

May. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed...

Correction: WHO Travel story

May. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO's website on May 9. A...

New pro swim league to hold meets in US, Europe this fall

May. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, ending with a championship in a temporary pool in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League announced its schedule Tuesday. The season begins Oct. 4-5 in...

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria launched an attack on Syrian government forces Tuesday, including with tanks. Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said the Syrian army was fighting back...

Trump will stop in Ireland during European trip next month

May. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have accepted an invitation to visit Ireland while in Europe next month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Trump and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will hold a bilateral meeting in Shannon on June 5....

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

May. 21, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Omani author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday for "Celestial Bodies," the story of three sisters in a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. Alharthi is the first Arabic-language writer to get the prize and the...

Canada beats US 3-0 to close preliminary round of worlds

May. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths and were competing for seeding. Canada won Group A and will next...

WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary

May. 21, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother." Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and...

Adidas: Spain's FA has no grounds for ending contract

May. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Adidas says Spain's soccer federation has no grounds for terminating its contract with the sports apparel company, and will fight to keep the agreement in place. The Spanish soccer federation said Monday it was ending its contract with Adidas and opened negotiations with other apparel...