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University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

Jan. 15, 2020 6:00 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri will end a nine-year partnership with the Confucius Institute in August because of changing federal guidelines for the program, university officials announced Wednesday. The institute, which is mostly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education, hosts...

President Donald Trump speaks to the members of the media before leaving the White House, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Washington, for a trip to watch the College Football Playoff national championship game between LSU and Clemson in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump's fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

Jan. 13, 2020 9:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. With Trump finally facing his impeachment trial, this promises to be a defining moment for both men, They started their relationship unevenly three years ago when Trump stunned Washington with his sweep to power but have since...

Moran signs onto proposal on dismissing impeachment articles

Jan. 13, 2020 7:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has joined other Republicans in cosponsoring a resolution that would allow senators to dismiss the House's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Moran announced Monday that he is cosponsoring the resolution with Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley....

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Pelosi hasn't relayed the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial three weeks since President Donald Trump was impeached on charges of abuse and obstruction. Last night, she led the Democrat-controlled House in passing a measure limiting Trump's ability to take military action against Iran after he ordered the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi to send impeachment to Senate for historic trial

Jan. 11, 2020 12:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take steps next week to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ending a three-week standoff but confronting the Senate with only the third trial in U.S. history to remove a chief executive. In a letter to her...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters following escalation of tensions this week between the U.S. and Iran, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi to 'soon' send impeachment articles for Senate trial

Jan. 9, 2020 8:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will "soon'' transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, signaling a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as she warned against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial. Pelosi, D-Calif., faces...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 8, 2020 7:02 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The Miami Herald on providing Puerto Rico with aid after the commonwealth experienced an 5.8 earthquake: Puerto Rico is now dealing with the aftermath of a powerful 5.8 earthquake and equally powerful aftershocks. Casualties are low, and...

FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington.  Bolton says he's 'prepared to testify' in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Jan. 6, 2020 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses. Bolton, who left...

Hawley proposes new rule to allow dismissal of impeachment

Jan. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EST

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Monday proposed a change in Senate rules that would allow the GOP-controlled chamber to dismiss President Donald Trump's impeachment. The proposal would empower the Senate to dismiss the articles of impeachment if the House fails to deliver them within 25 days of its...

Missouri prison guard gets $85K in settlement over firing

Jan. 2, 2020 2:40 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Missouri prison guard who alleged that he was wrongly fired received $85,000 under a deal with the state — the latest in a string of settlements involving corrections department workers. Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a report Thursday that Jonathan Griggs received...

Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Dec. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has recused his office from defending the state in a lawsuit contending the Missouri House violated the state's open records law. It is the second time in two years that the state has had to hire private attorneys to defend lawsuits challenging alleged violations of Missouri's...