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Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

Nov. 22, 2019 6:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation's...

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Nov. 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday...

The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

Nov. 22, 2019 7:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 22, 2019 6:15 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MOUNTING IMPEACHMENT EVIDENCE BEYOND DISPUTE But after two weeks of riveting public hearings with numerous Ukraine revelations, it’s not enough yet to persuade Trump’s supporters to vote to...

AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

Nov. 22, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The main parties are touting ambitious spending plans while warning of the alleged economic damage that...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 6:10 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

Nov. 22, 2019 7:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the...

Parents of late US hostage chasing North Korean assets

Nov. 22, 2019 8:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights...

Pope’s cousin takes star turn in Thailand as papal whisperer

Nov. 22, 2019 5:33 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — She made him wait for her while she chatted with Thailand’s king and queen. She chided him for only visiting Bangkok and not the “real Thailand.” And she got a chuckle out of “Jorge” when she took her time translating his off-the-cuff Spanish for local...

The Latest: Trump says he doesn’t expect to be impeached

Nov. 22, 2019 8:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he does not expect to be impeached, claiming Democrats have “absolutely nothing” incriminating, despite days of public testimony by witnesses who...

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Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a case accusing her of encouraging her boyfriend to take his life. Twenty-one-year-old Inyoung You appeared in court Friday morning. Prosecutors say she sent Alexander Urtula, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey,...

US stocks rise toward records, following global tide higher

Nov. 22, 2019 10:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pushed upward in early trading Friday, following a global tide higher, as a week clouded by uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks comes to a close. Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting U.S. business delegation that Beijing is working to “try not to...

Ohio identifies dozens of overpayments using new data tool

Nov. 22, 2019 10:12 AM EST

Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has used a new data tool to identify dozens of duplicate payments made by state government offices since the start of the year. A pilot review of InnovateOhio Platform technologies found 56 erroneous payments by 22 different state agencies, boards and commissions from January...

Ukraine: Troubled, unwitting star of Trump impeachment drama

Nov. 22, 2019 10:08 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine seems destined to be tangled up in other people’s problems. With four EU countries on one side and Russia on the other, this Texas-sized nation has been trapped in a tug-of-war between the Kremlin and the U.S.-led West ever since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union led...

Fired Georgia police sergeant indicted in paramedic’s death

Nov. 22, 2019 10:07 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a fired Georgia police sergeant on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a paramedic with whom authorities say he was having an affair. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, the indictment says William Talley shot Kelly Levinsohn in the back of the head. Talley...

Missing toddler named Miracle found unharmed in cold car

Nov. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Police in suburban Denver say a missing toddler was found unharmed after spending an unknown amount of time in her mother’s missing car in cold weather. Aurora police chief Nick Metz says 18-month-old Miracle Adu was crying when officers entered the car Thursday night, which he said...

Man accused of spitting in woman’s face in road rage fight

Nov. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EST

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of spitting food into a woman’s mouth following a road rage incident. Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 61-year-old David Paul Wipperman Thursday on felony battery charges for the incident that took place Oct. 29. An arrest report says...

2 earthquakes, including magnitude 3.6, strike Oklahoma

Nov. 22, 2019 10:05 AM EST

FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports two earthquakes, including one of magnitude 3.6, were recorded in northern Oklahoma and felt across southern Kansas and as far away as north Texas. The first quake occurred at 11:44 p.m. Thursday, followed by a magnitude 2.5 quake about 30 minutes...

Colorado schools to receive part of $10M school safety fund

Nov. 22, 2019 10:05 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado county officials have announced $10 million would go to school safety projects at more than 100 schools after a shooting killed one student and injured eight others. The Denver Post reported Thursday that Douglas County commissioners voted in May to contribute the one-time fund...

Medical examiner’s macabre humor leads to complaint

Nov. 22, 2019 9:56 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker is taking exception to the macabre humor that Maine’s chief medical examiner used in an old job posting. The 2017 posting for a deputy medical examiner touted Maine’s benefits like a “really short season for decomposing bodies” and the fact...