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Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Oct. 14, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn't comment as she...

White House: Trump to watch violent parody, 'condemns it'

Oct. 14, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has yet to watch a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, but based on what he's heard, he "strongly condemns" it. The parody was shown at a meeting of Trump...

What's next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns

Oct. 14, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked through the break, issuing multiple subpoenas and holding depositions with State Department officials relevant to the inquiry ....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

The Latest: Joe Biden lays out ethical markers should he win

Oct. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 7 p.m. Joe Biden is laying out some ethical markers should he become president. He says that in a Biden White House, his family members would not be allowed to have any business relationships...

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

Oct. 13, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden said Sunday he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies...

What's next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns

Oct. 13, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked through the break, issuing multiple subpoenas and holding depositions with State Department officials relevant to the inquiry ....

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

Artwork new to Annapolis but not a family's personal history

Oct. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In the home of a Severna Park couple, two portraits painted by Constantino Brumidi hang on the wall. The portrait set was a thank you for letting Brumidi stay with the family in Washington, D.C. when he first arrived to the United States. Alice Schumacher, whose family on her father's...

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. Behind the scenes, however, many...