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Trump vetoes resolution to block his use of emergency powers

Oct. 15, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has vetoed legislation that attempted to overturn his use of emergency powers to raid military base projects to pay for his long-promised border fence. Trump killed a similar measure in March. He says in his veto message Tuesday that the situation on the nation's...

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

Oct. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs Tuesday of easing. The testimony from the...

Sondland prepared to deny he was warned about Ukraine work

Oct. 15, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is prepared to tell lawmakers this week that top White House national security officials never personally raised concerns with him about his dealings with Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine, a person familiar with his account told The...

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Oct. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Moïse said during a surprise news...

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

Oct. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation of its invasion from its...

The Latest: Erdogan rejects call for ceasefire in Syria

Oct. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he rejects a call from U.S. President Donald Trump to declare a ceasefire and halt Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. Erdogan said: "They...

US judge weighs extradition of ex-Bosnian military policeman

Oct. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A magistrate judge will decide if a former Bosnian military policeman now living in Missouri should be sent back to face war crime charges for allegedly raping an imprisoned pregnant Serbian woman during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patricia Cohen on Tuesday...

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Oct. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors' Association on Friday sent letters to the U.S. Senate...

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

Oct. 15, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden, acknowledging that his family name created business opportunities, rejected assertions by President Donald Trump that he did anything wrong by engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. But Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, conceded that he failed to...

Wildfires spread through parts of Lebanon, Syria

Oct. 15, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

DAMOUR, Lebanon (AP) — Wildfires spread through parts of Lebanon on Tuesday after forcing some residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night, while others were stuck inside as the flames reached villages south of Beirut, authorities said. A heat wave in the region coupled with strong winds...