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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Dec. 9, 2018 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals....

Blumenthal seeks new alert system for missing adults

Dec. 9, 2018 1:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would create a new federal alert system for missing adults. The Ashanti Alert Act, approved unanimously Sept. 6 by the Senate, is named for Ashanti Billie. She's the 19-year-old cousin of...

Comey: FBI probe of Russia initially looked at 4 Americans

Dec. 9, 2018 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers...

Daugaard leaves governor's office proud of fiscal strength

Dec. 9, 2018 11:21 AM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — In the newly unveiled portrait of Dennis Daugaard hanging in the Capitol, the outgoing governor stands before the building's granite cornerstone, a background chosen to emphasize Daugaard's relentless focus on maintaining state buildings and strengthening South Dakota's finances in his...

Indiana getting $40 million to improve 2 sections of I-65

Dec. 9, 2018 9:53 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young says Indiana will receive two federal grants totaling $40 million to increase the capacity of sections of Interstate 65 in south central and north central Indiana. Young says the two $20 million grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation will...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

Dec. 9, 2018 9:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for...

Analysis: Russia probe threatens Trump, those in his orbit

Dec. 9, 2018 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump. Trump's own Justice Department has now implicated him in a crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his 2016...

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Dec. 8, 2018 5:41 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."...

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration

Dec. 8, 2018 5:40 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker didn't discuss any 2020 ambitions in his speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's post-midterm victory celebration. Booker is headlining the event Saturday in Manchester,...

Massachusetts Rep. Lynch now supports Pelosi in reversal

Dec. 8, 2018 4:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says he now supports Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, breaking away from a group of Democratic representatives who earlier said they would not support her. Lynch said Friday he's been assured the House will prioritize helping working families in the...