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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo heads to Ukraine next week as impeachment winds down

Jan. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As Trump's Senate trial on impeachment charges continues, the State Department announced Friday that Pompeo would travel to Kiev as part...

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June release set for book by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings

Jan. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Rep. Elijah Cummings, nearly finished in his lifetime and worked on by his widow after his death, will be published this summer. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Friday that “We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy"...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined from left by Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., talks to reporters about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats argue Trump's blocking of probe rates removal, too

Jan. 24, 2020 12:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors are launching their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial after an impassioned plea to senators to convict him because in the U.S. “right matters.” As Democrats press their case before skeptical Republican senators for the...

Lewis supports Minnesota county's vote to limit refugees

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis told an audience in Minnesota's Beltrami County that elected officials did the right thing when they voted to ban resettlement of refugees earlier this month. The northern Minnesota county became the first in the state to ban refugee resettlement....

GOP commentator drops US Senate bid to run for Kansas Senate

Jan. 24, 2020 11:19 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A conservative Republican commentator in Kansas has abandoned his campaign for the U.S. Senate to run for the state Legislature instead. Bryan Pruitt said Friday that he would seek the GOP nomination for the state Senate in the Manhattan-area 22nd District. The seat is currently held...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, walks to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Warren vows her organization will win primary, beat Trump

Jan. 24, 2020 11:16 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren says she has more than 1,000 campaign staffers in 31 states and 100-plus field offices, a show of organizational strength her campaign promises will lift her to the Democratic presidential nomination and hurt President Donald Trump's chances in key battlegrounds in...

In this Jan. 23, 2020, photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech at the San Isidro Central School during the distribution of benefits to former rebels in Leyte province, southern Philippines. Duterte has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations. (Karl Norman Alonzo/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)

Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa

Jan. 24, 2020 3:19 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations. President Rodrigo Duterte said in an expletives-laced speech Thursday...

Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Jan. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session , which...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

Jan. 24, 2020 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...