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Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Nov. 18, 2019 1:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint...

AP Exclusive: US softens position on Israeli settlements

Nov. 18, 2019 1:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce on Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood. Pompeo plans to repudiate a 1978...

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavored e-cigarettes. Trump announced a proposed ban in September, saying he wanted parents to be aware of what a problem vaping had become among teens. He made the announcement in the presence of first lady Melania...

McConnell: Lack of civility is country’s biggest problem

Nov. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the country has a “behavioral problem” as he called on both sides of the political spectrum to defuse the anger now swirling around political debates. Speaking in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader said Monday...

AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

Nov. 18, 2019 12:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone call that has led to impeachment hearings in Washington, two people with...

Time and again, envoy’s Ukraine tale differs from others

Nov. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale. Then there’s Gordon Sondland. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union has said he cannot recall many of the episodes involving him that other...

Judges question continued secrecy of parts of Mueller report

Nov. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals panel is voicing skepticism over the Justice Department’s claim it can defy Congress’ request for secret material from the Mueller report. Two of the three judges who heard arguments at a hearing Monday seemed prepared to order at least some of the material...

Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed

Nov. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates — issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked the Fed. The Fed said in a statement that Powell’s message to Trump was similar to...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

Pelosi invites Trump to testify as new witnesses prepare

Nov. 18, 2019 10:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the Republican president that the process...