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Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say

Oct. 22, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down." The president, according to people familiar with testimony in the House impeachment investigation, sees the Eastern European ally, not Russia, as responsible for the interference...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

Why Trump asked Ukraine's president about 'CrowdStrike'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

In his now-infamous July phone call with Ukraine's president, President Donald Trump referred briefly to a long-discredited conspiracy theory that tries to cast doubt on Russia's role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Some Trump backers who circulate unsubstantiated rumors have latched...

Australia promises more money for overwhelmed spy agency

Oct. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government minister on Thursday promised an unprecedented funding increase for Australia's main spy agency, which is struggling to meet demands posed by the nation's new foreign interference laws, espionage and terrorism. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton promises more money...

'White Boy Rick' scheduled for early Florida prison release

Oct. 12, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected. The Detroit News reports that Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe Jr. is scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020. His original April 2021 release date has been moved up for good behavior....

US official charged with leaking secrets to journalists

Oct. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Intelligence Agency official was arrested Wednesday and charged with leaking classified intelligence information to two journalists, including a reporter he was dating, the Justice Department said. Henry Kyle Frese, 30, was arrested by the FBI when he arrived at work at a DIA...

Federal prosecutor: Chicago officers 'betrayed their badges'

Oct. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from the properties they searched, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday during opening statements of the officers' corruption trial. Sgt. Xavier Elizondo and Officer David Salgado have pleaded not...

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in US history

Oct. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was...

The Latest: Info from 2nd whistleblower could undercut Trump

Oct. 7, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The disclosure of a second whistleblower threatens to undermine arguments made by President Donald Trump and his allies that a whistleblower complaint was improperly filed because it was...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tale about Romney unrest, impeachment

Oct. 7, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook to defend himself: blasting the inquiry as illegal, attacking his investigators and critics alike, and deriding the whistleblower process as all-but-rigged. Many facts are getting lost in the process....