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House Democrats, Lewandowski spar at 1st impeachment hearing

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend and...

The Latest: Hearing with Trump loyalist ends after 6 hours

Sep. 18, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Corey Lewandowski's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing against President Donald Trump has concluded on a combative note after six hours of testimony from Corey Lewandowski....

Embattled Massachusetts mayor survives preliminary election

Sep. 17, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall River's preliminary election for mayor Tuesday. He now faces off against school...

The Latest: Mayor facing charges wins reelection bid

Sep. 17, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on preliminary election of Jasiel Correia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall...

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

Sep. 17, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to target political opponents. "My suggestion is you're doing this for political reasons," Sen. Sheldon...

Bachelet denied campaign took money from Brazil OAS company

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is denying accusations by a former businessman ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal that her 2013 presidential campaign in Chile illegally took money from the Brazilian company OAS. Bachelet told Chile's 24 Horas TV channel...

Asia Development Bank president to step down

Sep. 17, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao's...

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...

Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found

Sep. 16, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general said Monday that he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the "grisly discovery" of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana. Republican Attorney...

White House orders 2 former aides to defy House subpoenas

Sep. 16, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a letter sent...