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Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Nov. 15, 2019 2:39 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...

NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches

Nov. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces “significant safety and technical challenges” that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules. In its report, NASA’s inspector general office noted Boeing and SpaceX are several years late...

'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

Nov. 13, 2019 10:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “solemn day” or a “show trial”? Americans and the world can decide for themselves as House Democrats let the public in to the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff opened the first hearings...

Schiff updates list of impeachment probe witnesses

Nov. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced the witness schedule for next week's open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. — Tuesday, Nov. 19, morning: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Lt. Col. Alexander...

Correction: Election 2019-Virginia Legislature story

Nov. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about Virginia's elections, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 3.5 million voters cast ballots, twice as many as in 2015. At least 2.3 million voters cast ballots in the state's legislative races in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over four years...

The Latest: Trump aims to pit black voters vs. immigrants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's outreach to black voters (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to pit the black community against immigrants, saying Democrats care more for people who have come to the U.S. illegally than African Americans. Trump says public...

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

Nov. 8, 2019 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation. Democrats subpoenaed Mulvaney late Thursday as the White House...

Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 2:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. But it's already clear that President Donald Trump's enmity toward him, along with an established...

Senior US envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal

Nov. 7, 2019 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior American diplomat has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration's abrupt withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria last month, a decision that paved the way for an attack on U.S.-allied forces in the area, officials said Thursday. In an internal memo,...

The Latest: Democrats subpoena Mulvaney in impeachment probe

Nov. 7, 2019 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment investigation (all times local): 9:50 p.m. House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony on Friday as they investigate President Donald...