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US diplomat set to take center stage in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 21, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

US stocks close broadly higher, led by tech companies, banks

Oct. 21, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

Technology companies and banks helped power stocks on Wall Street broadly higher Monday, extending the market's gains of the past two weeks. The rally came as investors found fresh reason for optimism as the U.S. and China continue negotiations aimed at resolving their costly trade war. China's top negotiator...

AP-NORC poll: Americans agree on many aspects of US identity

Oct. 21, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Majorities of Americans agree that diversity strengthens the country and that values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American dream are key to the nation's identity, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But...

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

Oct. 21, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice...

Unsung diplomat is unlikely hero in impeachment inquiry

Oct. 21, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely hero in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The former Army officer and retired career civil servant holds a position many Americans can't even pronounce as charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. But he was drawn into...

US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields

Oct. 21, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has insisted he is pulling troops out of the country and getting out...

High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Oct. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's latest incursion into northern Syria , and to the broader Syrian war. The stakes couldn't be higher. An agreement between Putin — who has backed the Syrian government...

Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power

Oct. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday. The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in...

Andy Murray chosen to represent Britain in Davis Cup finals

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been chosen to play for Britain in the Davis Cup finals, organizers said Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won a title on Sunday for the first time since hip surgery in January, has not played in the team tournament since 2016. Britain will play the Netherlands...

The Latest: 70,000 children displaced by NE Syrian violence

Oct. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 4:00 p.m. An international aid group says about 70,000 children have been displaced since the start of the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria. The United Nations has said more than 176,000 people have been uprooted....