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Trump insists on debunked Ukraine theory, despite testimony

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” and said it played into Russia’s hands. Trump called in to “Fox &...

Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing

Nov. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Trump explicitly ordered U.S. government officials to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on matters related to...

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

Nov. 22, 2019 11:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a...

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Nov. 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...

Tesla steers toward industry profit driver with a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Tesla is aiming for the heart of the auto industry’s profit machine with its own version of the heavy pickup truck. Rolling onstage before a wall of lasers and flame on a California stage, the introduction of Tesla’s sharp-angled, stainless-steel “cybertruck” was not a quiet one. Nor...

Trump says Pompeo would easily win Senate seat in Kansas

Nov. 22, 2019 10:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to open the door on Friday for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. “He came to me and said 'Look, I'd rather stay where I am,' but he loves Kansas, he loves the people of Kansas,” Trump...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

Nov. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EST

LES MUREAUX, France (AP) — Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this...

Dog befriends baby giraffe after abandoned in South Africa

Nov. 22, 2019 9:35 AM EST

MOKOPANE, South Africa (AP) — A dog in South Africa has befriended a baby giraffe that was abandoned at birth, rescued and taken to a local orphanage. Jazz the giraffe arrived at The Rhino Orphanage just days after birth. A farmer found him in the wild, weak and dehydrated, and called the center for help....

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Court: Dutch govt doesn’t have to repatriate kids from Syria

Nov. 22, 2019 11:15 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has overturned a lower court’s order that the government must attempt to bring home children whose mothers traveled to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups. Friday’s decision upheld the government’s appeal against that ruling....

Rabbi who challenged Brazil’s dictatorship dies in Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 11:15 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rabbi Henry Sobel, a leading human rights activist during Brazil’s military dictatorship, has died of lung cancer in a Miami hospital. Sobel’s family said in a statement the 75-year-old rabbi died Friday morning. Sobel was born in Lisbon to a family of Polish immigrants and...

Michigan remains identified 31 years later as Oklahoma woman

Nov. 22, 2019 11:12 AM EST

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — State police say human remains discovered by a Michigan hunter 31 years ago have been identified as an Oklahoma woman. First Lieutenant Chuck Christensen tells WOOD-TV that the identity was made by comparing a femur bone with a public genealogy database and interviewing family...

Hiker finds human skull near North Kansas City Hospital

Nov. 22, 2019 11:11 AM EST

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating after a human skull was found in a wooded area just south of North Kansas City Hospital. Officers went to the area Wednesday afternoon after a hiker reported the human remains. The Kansas City Star reports police said there was no immediate evidence of...

Judge concludes Illinois man innocent in 1999 fatal shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has concluded that an Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison. The Chicago Tribune reports Kankakee County Judge Michael Sabol granted Terrence Haynes a certificate of innocence Thursday...

Cuba lays out rules governing surveillance, informants

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has publicly laid out the rules governing the extensive, longstanding surveillance and undercover investigation of the island’s 11 million people. A new decree approved by President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Oct. 8 and made public this week says prosecutors can approve...

Shooting, police chase in Pierce County

Nov. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one man was shot, another is in police custody and a second suspect is being sought after a shooting lead to a police chase and deputy-involved shooting across parts of Pierce County. KOMO reports police are still gathering details about the Friday morning mayhem, but...

Utah teacher charged with kidnapping says misunderstanding

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher charged with child kidnapping has said it was a misunderstanding after she tried to help a 5-year-old girl get home. Teacher Amy Martz says she walked with the girl off Fox Hollow Elementary property but did not kidnap her. Authorities say a woman...

Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist as the victim’s family presses authorities to find out who ordered the attack. Police searched businessman Yorgen...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...