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Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

Dec. 2, 2019 5:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry. The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing...

US senator visits home of imprisoned Bahrain rights activist

Nov. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. senator visited the home of a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain long detained by the island kingdom on internationally criticized charges and called for “freedom of expression” to be defended there. Activists shared photographs with The...

Wisconsin’s Johnson is Trump witness, backer and maybe juror

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson is taking on the unusual role of being one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders at the same time the Wisconsin Republican has emerged as a witness to key moments at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and could serve as a juror on the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Chris Stewart, R-Utah ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick; Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. ___ CBS' "Face the...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

Nov. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. Cristian Padilla...

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a...

Trump pick for Russia envoy grilled by senators on Ukraine

Oct. 30, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the State Department faced off Wednesday with senators demanding to know why he didn't know more about the Trump administration's backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, issues now at the heart of the impeachment...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 26, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Will Hurd, R-Texas ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — National security adviser Robert O'Brien; Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. ___ CBS'...

Once a budget line, Ukraine aid now roils Trump's presidency

Oct. 23, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military assistance package for Ukraine that's at the center of the impeachment inquiry started as a mere line item in a massive spending bill. The aid was little discussed, was noncontroversial and was approved with strong bipartisan support. Sending military equipment and other help...