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Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”...

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’

Nov. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department official David Holmes told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation with President Donald Trump asking a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according those familiar with Holmes’ closed-door deposition. Trump was...

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

Nov. 15, 2019 4:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of...

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Nov. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress —...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists ex-ambassador’s record

Nov. 15, 2019 4:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that a U.S. diplomat was responsible for Somalia’s descent into chaos decades ago, distorting her record. Democrats branded his tweet witness intimidation. Trump’s attack on Marie Yovanovitch came as she testified to the House...

AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The existence of the plea offer signals the Justice...

Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story. Marie Yovanovitch said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled from her post as U.S....

Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Nov. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence that he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with...

Myles Garrett, helmet a ‘weapon,’ banned for rest of season

Nov. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours...

The Latest: Barr: Democrats drowning agencies with subpoenas

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

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The Latest: Bolivia hospital director: 5 killed in clashes

Nov. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local): 9 p.m. A Bolivian hospital director says five people have been killed and at least 75 injured in a clash between pro-Evo Morales protesters and soldiers and police in the central town of Sacaba. Guadalberto...

Georgia ethics commission files lawsuit over Abrams emails

Nov. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission has filed a lawsuit seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations. But Abrams’ former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo says they’ve already turned over...

Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

Nov. 15, 2019 8:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his brother from the burning airship, has died. Doehner, the last among 62 passengers and crew who escaped the...

Motive a mystery in fatal California school shooting

Nov. 15, 2019 7:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy planned the attack that killed two students and wounded three others at a Southern California high school, but investigators were so far unable to find out why he brought a gun to campus and opened fire, authorities said Friday. After more than 40 interviews...

The Latest: Southern California school shooter dies

Nov. 15, 2019 7:56 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 5 p.m. A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students — killing two — before turning the gun on himself at a Southern California high school has...

Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

Nov. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona prosecutors dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee after viewing video of a sheriff’s deputy wrestling him to the floor in a group home, the teen’s attorney said Friday. Samuel Jurgena, a Pima County public defender, said his...

Poarch Creeks offers $225 million for gaming exclusivity

Nov. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians have offered to pay the state $225 million for the exclusive right to operate casino games in Alabama, the latest bid by the tribe to secure an agreement for casino games. The tribe unveiled the proposal and accompanying public relations campaign...

Police say 16-year-old boy who shot five students at his Los Angeles-area high school has died

Nov. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Police say 16-year-old boy who shot five students at his Los Angeles-area high school has died.

Governor’s office: Revenue commissioner resigning

Nov. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office says state Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman is resigning. Dunleavy, in a statement, praised Tangeman for his work ethic and contributions to the administration. Dunleavy’s office says Tangeman will oversee the upcoming release of the fall...

UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts, and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020. The French-drafted resolution welcomed...