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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talks to reporters as he walks to attend the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Fight over Bolton gives Romney a chance for Senate clout

Jan. 29, 2020 7:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Mitt Romney's big moment, again. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has for a year been a freshman senator from Utah. He's sitting in judgment of the president he has called unfit for office. And he's defying President Donald Trump by calling for one witness in particular,...

In this image from video, presiding officer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Question time: What's next in Trump's impeachment trial

Jan. 29, 2020 6:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With opening arguments wrapped up in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, senators will now get a chance to ask questions. But the normally loquacious politicians will still have to keep silent, as their questions can only be submitted in writing. The question-and-answer...

In this image from video, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

GOP lacks votes to block Bolton, other impeachment witnesses

Jan. 29, 2020 6:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses and face a potential setback in their hope of ending the trial with a quick acquittal. After Trump's defense team rested Tuesday with a...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Oceanfront, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump looks to sign trade deal, show wins during impeachment

Jan. 29, 2020 1:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to show off a big policy win during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico. Trump made renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement a priority during his 2016 campaign, although trade...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pauses before leaving the Capitol at the close of defense arguments by the Republicans in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Klobuchar makes quick trip to Iowa in midst of impeachment

Jan. 28, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Amy Klobuchar is still fighting to gain ground in Iowa's presidential caucuses that are now just days away. The Minnesota senator took a last-minute, late afternoon flight to western Iowa on Tuesday following arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in Washington....

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., departs the chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress ended for the day. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GOP lacks votes to block trial witnesses, McConnell concedes

Jan. 28, 2020 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded late Tuesday, a potentially major hurdle for Trump's hopes to end the trial with a quick acquittal. Earlier, Trump's lawyers concluded his defense...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Wildwood, N.J., as Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., listens. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Trump shores up support for newest GOP congressman in Jersey

Jan. 28, 2020 9:24 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Moving on several fronts toward shoring up support for his reelection bid, President Donald Trump capped off a busy Tuesday by heaping praise on the newest Republican member of Congress and savaging Democrats he said are engaged in “demented hoaxes” like his impeachment...

File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco official charged with corruption in FBI probe

Jan. 28, 2020 9:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would not be tolerated. The complaint unsealed against San...

Lev Parnas blocked from Senate impeachment hearing Wednesday

Jan. 28, 2020 8:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is awaiting trial on charges that he made illegal campaign contributions has a ticket to Wednesday's U.S. Senate impeachment trial, but he won't be going. Instead, Lev Parnas will go to Washington with his lawyers to show support for a fair trial, his...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

Jan. 28, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions. Trump’s plan envisions a...