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Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

Dec. 15, 2019 7:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of...

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

Dec. 15, 2019 8:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran. Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ___ CBS' “Face the Nation"...

With O'Rourke not running for Senate, many don't know who is

Dec. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — It's finally official: Beto O'Rourke isn't running for Senate in Texas. The problem for Democrats is most voters don't know who is. Unusually high hopes among Democrats for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled post-Betomania landscape: a dozen Senate challengers and no clear...

Senate backs measure affirming century-old Armenian genocide

Dec. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago were genocide, the Senate declared Thursday in a vote that prompted angry denunciations by Turkey and accusations that the U.S. was undermining its relations with a key NATO ally. The Senate action follows a...

Houston police chief: Slain sergeant's vest didn't fail

Dec. 11, 2019 10:08 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The bullet-resistant vest worn by a Houston police sergeant who was fatally shot was not penetrated by bullets as initially thought, according to a Houston Police Department statement. The initial belief that Sgt. Christopher Brewster's soft body armor failed had prompted Police Chief Art...

Johnson leads W. Michigan past Youngstown St. 66-64

Dec. 7, 2019 5:36 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Brandon Johnson scored 19 points including a layup as time expired for the margin of victory as Western Michigan beat Youngstown State 66-64 on Saturday. Johnson also led the team with 16 rebounds. Rafael Cruz Jr. added 15 points and six rebounds for Western Michigan (5-5), which...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Denny Heck, D-Wash.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.. ___ CBS'...

GOP senator bows to White House on Armenian genocide measure

Dec. 5, 2019 8:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from the White House, a Republican senator blocked a resolution Thursday that would recognize the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide. North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer said he thwarted the measure after White House officials called the...

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...