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As impeachment swirls, Trump nods toward Pompeo Senate run

Nov. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. Talk about a Senate run has picked up as Pompeo has come under criticism for not defending U.S. diplomats who...

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Nov. 22, 2019 2:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

US regulators bar govt telecom funds for Huawei, ZTE

Nov. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EST

U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats. The Federal Communications Commission also proposed requiring companies that get government subsidies to rip out any equipment from Huawei and ZTE that they already have in place....

Mexican Congress approves budget after protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s lower house of Congress approved the 2020 federal budget Friday in an all-night meeting at a convention center after protests and blockades by farm groups surrounding the Congress building. The protests were sparked by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s policy...

Trump claims he’s why China didn’t crush Hong Kong protests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday wouldn’t commit to signing bipartisan legislation supporting pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong as he tries to work out a trade deal with China. Trump’s comments came after the House and Senate this week passed the Hong Kong Human Rights...

Cyberattack hit 10% of Louisiana’s state government servers

Nov. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One in ten of Louisiana’s 5,000 computer network servers that power operations across state government were damaged by this week’s cyberattack, a key technology official told lawmakers Friday. Neal Underwood, Louisiana’s deputy chief information officer, said...

Mystery grows over Trump administration hold on Lebanon aid

Nov. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at...

Fall 2020 trial set for woman accused of killing ex-senator

Nov. 22, 2019 1:55 PM EST

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a fall 2020 trial date for a woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker who was found dead outside her home. Jonesboro television station KAIT report s that the judge on Friday scheduled Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell’s trial to begin Oct. 19....

Lawmakers looking at expanding PTSD coverage law

Nov. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have begun examining whether to expand a new law that provides certain workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder to firefighters, police and parole officers. The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee heard...

State rep charged with not having valid gun permit

Nov. 22, 2019 1:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police have arrested Illinois State Rep. Curtis Tarver II after finding a gun in his car they say he was not licensed to carry. Police say Tarver was driving on the city’s South Side Monday night when officers noticed that he had a broken headlight and pulled him over. When...