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Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges unveiled Tuesday stem from Trump's pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals as he withheld aid to the...

FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia, fed watchdog says

Dec. 10, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he has been...

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 9, 2019 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the president put U.S....

No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness cited

Dec. 9, 2019 9:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer said Monday that their client has a history of mental illness, as a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond. Arturo Solis, dressed in yellow jail clothing, said nothing during a short court hearing before state...

Official portrait unveiled of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Dec. 9, 2019 6:55 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The official portrait of former Ohio. Gov. John Kasich was unveiled Monday at a packed Statehouse event. The Republican governor held office from 2011 through 2018. The Capital Square Review and Advisory Board presented the portrait in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. ...

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

Dec. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. While the deal's fate remained uncertain,...

Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers' request Monday, following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers' sexual assault and harassment...

Sen. Tillis: "I'm very confident" winning possible primary

Dec. 9, 2019 5:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said on Monday he's “very confident" that he'll win any Republican primary he may be in — a reference to a North Carolina GOP congressman mulling an 11th-hour statewide challenge of him due to recently redrawn House maps. Speaking to reporters after...

Few female legislators in Wyoming can cause challenges

Dec. 9, 2019 12:02 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — When Bernadine Craft first arrived in Cheyenne as a member of the House of Representatives nearly a dozen years ago, one of her first lessons in Wyoming politics came from a veteran female lawmaker. She offered Craft the same lesson numerous women have heard since first gaining seats in...

What's next in impeachment: Articles, and committee vote

Dec. 9, 2019 12:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rapidly headed toward the real work of impeachment this week, with articles expected to be introduced and voted on in the House Judiciary Committee. If the Judiciary panel approves articles by Friday, as is expected, that would set up a final impeachment vote in the days...