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Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of...

Indians trade two-time Cy Young winner Kluber to Rangers

Dec. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber led by example and excellence in Cleveland. The Texas Rangers are hoping he can do the same for them. The Indians traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner — and their unquestioned ace — over the past six seasons to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that...

This TV anchor is reinventing himself with Hollywood roles

Dec. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Perfectly written, eloquently spoken, gracefully read — Barry Bernson cares deeply about words. "Words are sacred, they deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you nudge the world a little," Bernson said, quoting the playwright Tom Stoppard. For nearly...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ___ CBS' “Face the Nation"...

AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

Dec. 14, 2019 1:26 AM EST

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to four...

Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Dec. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. “I...

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...

From punchline to political star: the rise of Boris Johnson

Dec. 13, 2019 1:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown. He's having the last laugh now. Results Friday confirmed that Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority in Britain's general election. He looks set to take more seats in Parliament than any Conservative...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

Dec. 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs...

Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans

Dec. 12, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats, but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump. The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical standards of...