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The Latest: Yovanovitch describes crisis in State Department

Nov. 15, 2019 9:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich has told Congress that attacks from corrupt interests have created a crisis at the State Dept. Yovanovich is testifying openly before the...

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Nov. 15, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the summary transcript of an April congratulatory call with Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday. It is the latest salvo in the White House struggle to blunt Democrats’ contention that Trump abused the power of the presidency. The...

Ousted ambassador testifies in Trump impeachment probe

Nov. 15, 2019 9:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House opened a second day of Trump impeachment hearings Friday with a key witness: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted by the president’s allies in a “smear” campaign now central to the inquiry. The public session was gaveled...

An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment

Nov. 15, 2019 7:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she’ll describe to Americans and the world Friday as part of the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. What led to...

Diplomat built reputation as solid pro, but saw it sullied

Nov. 15, 2019 7:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine watched in disbelief as her reputation was publicly sullied in a slow-burning campaign to discredit her. She was unceremoniously ousted from her job even as her boss assured her she had done nothing wrong. On Friday, diplomat Marie Yovanovitch gets...

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

Nov. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...

N. Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ for insulting its dignity

Nov. 15, 2019 12:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick” in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North’s leadership. The commentary by...

The Latest: Trump says impeachment probe hard on his family

Nov. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at a rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family. He made the comment while in Louisiana for a rally on Thursday as he tried to energize...

The Latest: OMB official willing to testify, lawyer says

Nov. 14, 2019 9:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 9 p.m. An official with the Office of Management and Budget is breaking ranks with the rest of his agency and is willing to appear in the House impeachment inquiry. Mark Sandy will testify behind...