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N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

Dec. 9, 2019 4:23 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range missile. Whatever it was, the North Korean...

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

Nov. 24, 2019 10:18 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more than 200 miles away. It’s frustrating for the 61-year-old rancher, who wants to know the latest...

US regulators bar govt telecom funds for Huawei, ZTE

Nov. 22, 2019 9:07 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....

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’

Nov. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard President Donald Trump talking with a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the testimony. David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S....

The Latest: New evidence emerges in impeachment hearing

Nov. 13, 2019 10:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. On Day One of public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political...

Iowa law enforcement warns residents of phone scam

Nov. 9, 2019 10:04 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa law enforcement officials are warning of a phone scam by people posing as Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation staff. The division says it has received reports from the public that scammers are trying to extort money from Iowa residents and are misrepresenting themselves as...

Trump denies he wanted Barr to publicly clear him

Nov. 7, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during his July phone conversation with Ukraine's president in which Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democrats, according to a person familiar with the...

New York still hung on whether to OK mobile sports betting

Nov. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos. At the Sports Betting USA conference Tuesday in New...

Cable company seeks to stop Maine's a la carte law

Nov. 1, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge is considering a request to put on hold a Maine law requiring cable companies to offer channels on an a la carte basis. Comcast, joined by Disney, Fox Cable and NBC/Universal, is seeking a temporary restraining order to delay the law. The Portland Press Herald reports...