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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command, signaling concern over the Pentagon's potential cuts, has emphasized the Somalia-based al-Shabab as a threat to the U.S. homeland, in intent if not yet in capability _ and warning that neither China nor Russia is doing much to counter Africa's extremist groups. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

Jan. 23, 2020 4:44 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, the al-Qaida-linked group issued a taunting message to African troops: The U.S. will abandon you just as it did the Kurds. Islamic extremists are already...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

Jan. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., accompanied by Inhofe's wife Kay, center, after taking the Senate oath during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremonyin Washington. Inhofe's wife, Kay, suffered what he described as a mild stroke last week, causing him to miss the first day of impeachment trial proceedings, Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator said on Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh File)

Inhofe says wife suffered mild stroke, 'progressing nicely'

Jan. 21, 2020 2:40 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe said Tuesday that his wife, Kay, suffered what he described as a mild stroke last week, causing the Republican to miss the first day of impeachment trial proceedings. Inhofe, 85, told the Tulsa World newspaper his wife of 60 years is "progressing nicely and...

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

Jan. 17, 2020 12:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts...

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'

Jan. 16, 2020 10:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts...

In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

The Latest: Inhofe off on family matter for Trump trial open

Jan. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The Senate is one man short on the opening day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Republican James Inhofe is back in Oklahoma “to be with a family member facing a medical issue," his office...

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

US, Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge

Jan. 8, 2020 6:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump signaled he would not retaliate militarily for Iran's missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. No one was harmed in the strikes, but U.S. forces in the region remained on high...

FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Ronnie Dean Busick arrives at the Craig County Jail in Vinita, Okla. A jury on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, found the Kansas man competent to stand trial on murder charges in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of their teenage daughter and her friend. (Sheila Stogsdill/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Another search planned for Oklahoma girls missing since 1999

Jan. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two days of meetings and new searches are planned this week for two 16-year-old Oklahoma girls missing and presumed dead for more than two decades, authorities said Monday. Investigators with the Craig County District Attorney's Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US-Iran tensions thrust foreign policy into Democrats' race

Jan. 3, 2020 8:21 PM EST

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iran's top general in an airstrike, a move that has thrust foreign policy to the forefront of the primary and revived intraparty disputes over military intervention in the Middle East....

FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. The House has passed its annual defense policy measure, which combines a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Senate sends Trump defense bill with federal parental leave

Dec. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to send to President Donald Trump an annual defense policy bill that combines a $738 billion Pentagon budget blueprint with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave. The sweeping 86-8 vote followed easy passage last week by...