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White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Oct. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that it held up military aid to Ukraine as President Donald Trump pushed the country's new leader to investigate the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a central question in the House impeachment inquiry . Acting...

GOP lawmakers: Push to legalize casinos would fail in Senate

Oct. 17, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear's push to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky is facing strong resistance from two leading Republican lawmakers, including one who supported the idea previously. Beshear, who is running for governor, says Kentucky could reap $500 million-plus in yearly revenue...

Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

The Latest: Dems slam West Virginia governor for subsidy

Oct. 17, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on The family of the billionaire governor of West Virginia getting a $125,000 taxpayer subsidy (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The West Virginia Democratic Party is slamming the state's billionaire governor after The Associated Press reported that one of his family...

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union. Speaking minutes after the deal was adopted Thursday by European leaders, Johnson said it was...

The Latest: Clintons release statement praising Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 1 p.m. Former president Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, are praising the life and work of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a written statement Thursday they called him "a resounding...

UK Labour lawmaker leaves party, says Corbyn unfit to serve

Oct. 17, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A longtime U.K. Labour legislator has left the opposition party and warned that leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to become prime minister. Louise Ellman said Thursday she is leaving the party after 55 years because of Corbyn's failure to confront mounting anti-Semitism in its ranks. The...

NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic. The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to replace the complex with four smaller jails located closer to...

The Latest: US airstrikes destroy ammo left behind in Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Kobani, Syria. The factory had served as a coordination center for...

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment...