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Trump's Ukraine envoy pick says he'll flag election meddling

Aug. 5, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says he will not meet Americans with overtly partisan political agendas if he is confirmed to the post and will report any attempt to interfere in November’s election. Retired Army Gen. Keith Dayton...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020 file photo, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks at a campaign rally in Detroit. Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan's Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in the primary was Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins primary in Michigan

Aug. 5, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Hill, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is going to be sharing her views about the future of a polarized America. The New York-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a book by Hill, former deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ex-Trump adviser plans book on future of polarized America

Aug. 5, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is going to be sharing her views about the future of a polarized America. The New York-based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a book by Hill, former deputy...

FILE—In this June 13, 2019 file photo, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.   As the Nov. 3 2020 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.
Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation's election infrastructure.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Foreign threats loom ahead of US presidential election

Aug. 1, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, listens as Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, after a meeting at the White House in Washington. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents he turned over to a Senate panel that is investigating Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Engel said Friday, July 31,  he had issued the subpoena as part an investigation into Pompeo's “apparent use of Department of State resources to advance a political smear of former Vice President Joe Biden.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for documents on Biden's son

Jul. 31, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Foreign Affairs Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents he turned over to a Senate panel that is investigating Hunter Biden, a son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Committee Chair Eliot Engel said Friday he had issued the subpoena...

Albanian parliament votes against president’s impeachment

Jul. 27, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament voted on Monday against the impeachment of President Ilir Meta over his unsuccessful attempt to cancel local elections last year. Lawmakers voted 78-17, with 8 abstentions, in favor of the recommendations of an inter-party commission which found that Meta should...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path

Jul. 26, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Val Demings has already been vice president. In 1972, the future Florida congresswoman was a young Black girl struggling to make friends at a predominantly white Jacksonville high school. She and her best friend, Vera Hartley, created the Charisma Club. Hartley was president and...

Today in History

Jul. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 25, the 207th day of 2020. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army of the United States, the first officer to hold the rank. On this date: In 1814, the Battle of...

FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the

'Squad' member Tlaib may be vulnerable in tough primary

Jul. 23, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

Rep. Rashida Tlaib had been in Congress for a matter of hours when she was seen on video telling supporters that she and other Democrats were going to impeach President Donald Trump, using an expletive rather than Trump’s name. The room full of activists cheered, but some people back home — and in...

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances approved on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, a new budget that largely suspends austerity measures and government cuts for one year as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from hurricanes, earthquakes and the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Puerto Rico governor, others face formal corruption probe

Jul. 20, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor and other top officials on Monday became the formal targets of an in-depth government investigation into recent corruption allegations. The U.S. territory’s Special Independent Prosecutor’s Panel agreed to probe the allegations...