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Investigation ongoing, House subpoenas ex-White House lawyer

Apr. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee...

Dem leaders stress more Trump probes, downplay impeachment

Apr. 22, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful...

AP FACT CHECK: Mueller interviewed many close to president

Apr. 22, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely suggesting that the people "closest" to him weren't called to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller and his team because investigators didn't want to hear the "good things" those people would want to share about the president. Plenty of people...

The Latest: House chair subpoenas former White House lawyer

Apr. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of...

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Apr. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the president...

Trump opens Easter Egg Roll with talk of economy, military

Apr. 22, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils to coax hard-boiled eggs to the finish line during the annual Easter Egg Roll. "This is 141 years that we've...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, AG spread untruths on Mueller report

Apr. 22, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is still distorting the truth about the Russia investigation , claiming exoneration from a special counsel's report that he is also assailing as hopelessly biased. Confronted with unflattering details in the report about his monthslong effort to undermine federal...

Authorities probe preschool accused of overlooking sex abuse

Apr. 22, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general of Washington, D.C., and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education are investigating a preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children. The Washington Post reported Friday that both offices declined to specify the purpose and...

Today in History

Apr. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 22, 2000, in a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, from his relatives' home in Miami;...

Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Apr. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift. Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom's four points, Braden Holtby's 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly's return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie's absence that is arguably the biggest obstacle to...