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Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

May. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed...

Avenatti expects imminent indictment in Nike extortion case

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Tuesday he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York, following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Avenatti posted a Twitter message saying he intends to fight the "legally baseless allegations" and vowed...

The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

May. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on states suing the Trump administration over a rule allowing medical providers to cite religious beliefs in declining to perform abortions (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new...

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the...

The Latest: All animals accounted for after safari tornado

May. 21, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central United States (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says all the animals are accounted for after a tornado hit a drive-through wild animal park. Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says only minor damage was reported Tuesday to...

California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project, escalating the state's feud with the federal government. The Federal Railroad Administration announced last week it would not give California the...

Biden: Trump can't relate to the average family's struggles

May. 21, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump's latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can't understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the former vice president referenced Trump's...

Storms in Midwest leave string of tornadoes, flooding

May. 21, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dangerous storms left a string of more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a racetrack grandstand in Missouri and inundating the region with water over a short period. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed on the severe weather that...

Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago wants to fire lawyers

May. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort told a stunned judge Tuesday that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. Yujing Zhang surprised U.S. District Judge Roy Altman during what was to have been a routine...

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

May. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps...